The easy answers about why she did what she did are too obvious: She wanted to get rich and she didn’t want anyone to know her business.
Throw in her chronic paranoia and sense of entitlement, and she and Hubby Dearest had a rationale for thinking they were above the law. They’d escaped his impeachment trial, so they believed they had lifetime immunity.
All true, but too simple, and it’s impossible to believe that’s all there is. There has to be more, probably something so big and awful it would destroy her if it’s discovered.
Remember, the Clintons were absolutely determined to get back to the White House, which would be the ultimate vindication of their public lives. Victory would make them unique in American history, so it doesn’t make sense that they would risk throwing it all away for the obvious — and ordinary — benefits already revealed.
The added riches they collected through what I believe are corrupt actions weren’t necessary. They were getting legitimately rich on his and her book contracts alone.
And what difference would another donation make to the foundation, which was already swimming in more money than it could spend?
Because none of this adds up to a coherent explanation, I believe we are still in the dark about a hidden bombshell. There must be a secret Unholy Grail that explains her self-destructive behavior of stonewalling and lying.
I won’t speculate what the Clintons are hiding because my gifts of imagination are no match for theirs. They always had a knack for pioneering new ways of selling access. No president had ever thought of renting out the Lincoln Bedroom until they did it.
The sleazy act that so outraged the nation then seems positively quaint now, thanks to the creative ways they’ve monetized power since leaving the White House. Now they could afford to buy the furniture they tried to steal on their way out the door then!
Of course, I could be wrong. I could be giving them far too much credit.
Maybe the Clintons really are just ordinary grifters, con artists who enjoy the thrill of pulling off the scam. Maybe it’s not even about the money.
Then again, it’s always about the money, one way or another.
And so, as with Watergate, with Bernie Madoff and now with the Clintons, the advice to all gumshoes is the same: follow the money. Whatever deep, dark secret they are hiding, the money will lead us to it.