Clinton has a bad habit of lying any time she opens her mouth, and Wednesday's third and final presidential debate was no different. As Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro wrote, "Hillary Clinton is insanely corrupt" and she proved it by her constant use of what Shapiro calls "the Nightmare Clown Grin." Clinton lied throughout the night and emerged relatively unscathed due to the incompetency of Donald Trump.
Here are Clinton's top nine lies from Wednesday's debate.
1. The DC v. Heller case involved toddlers. "What the District of Columbia was trying to do was to protect toddlers from guns and so they wanted people with guns to safely store them," Clinton said. "And the court didn't accept that reasonable regulation, but they've accepted many others."
This is a lie that is so patently absurd that it warrants a laugh-track on a comedy show. Anybody who has a basic understanding of the Heller case knows that it has literally nothing to do with toddlers. Sean Davis explains in The Federalist that "the word 'toddler; doesn’t appear in either the majority or dissenting opinions in the case. Nor does the word 'toddler' appear anywhere in the 110-page transcript of the case’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court." That's because the case involved a 66 year-old police officer named Dick Heller challenging D.C.'s handgun ban, since he argued that the Second Amendment protected his constitutional right to own a handgun in his home. The court ruled in his favor. Clinton's absurd lie on the matter likely stems from her hatred of the Second Amendment.
2. Hillary lied about the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion. When Trump was asked about partial-birth abortions, he replied, "If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby."After Trump finished his answer, Clinton immediately lied: "Well, that is not what happens in these cases. And using that kind of scare rhetoric is just terribly unfortunate."
The below video illustrates the process of partial-birth abortions, which involves pulling the baby partially out of the womb except for its head. The abortionist proceeds to cause an incision on the baby head's through the use of scissors before using a suction catheter to destroy the baby's brain, demolishing its skull.
Former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino details how abortions are conducted in the third trimester, which involves murdering the baby by injecting it with Digoxin, causing the baby to die from a heart attack. The mother then keeps the dead baby in the womb for a couple of days and will eventually have to give birth to a stillborn baby. If it becomes difficult for the stillborn baby to be removed, the abortionist will dismember the dead baby and remove it from the womb limb by limb. This could be accurately described as ripping "the baby out of the womb."
The excuse Clinton gave at the debate for such barbaric practices to occur is if "the life and the health of the mother" are at risk. This does not comport with scientific reality, as Dr. Jane Orient from the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has noted that such risks can be avoided by inducing labor or implementing a Caesarian section.
"The only purpose of the partial-birth abortion is to assure that the end of the pregnancy is accompanied by the end of the life of a child about to be born," Orient wrote in a letter to Congress.
3. Hillary denied being in favor of open borders. Clinton said that people calling her immigration position as being in favor of open borders as "a rank mischaracterization." When moderator Chris Wallace pointed to the leaked transcript of one of her 2013 speeches via WikiLeaks in which she called for open borders, Clinton responded, "Well, if you went on to read the rest of the sentence, I was talking about energy. You know, we trade more energy with our neighbors than we trade with the rest of the world combined. And I do want us to have an electric grid, an energy system that crosses borders. I think that would be a great benefit to us."
The full excerpt of the quote in question reads: "My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere."
Anybody who is literate can clearly see that Clinton was listing energy as part of dream in addition to "open trade and open borders." Open borders in the context of energy doesn't make any sense to begin with, and her speech excerpt doesn't even read in a way that would remotely substantiate her assertion. Clinton clearly lied in hopes that people wouldn't read the WikiLeaks excerpt and would simply take her word for it.
4. Hillary claimed that "independent experts" have said her jobs plan would create 10 million new jobs. Clinton bloviated that her jobs plan "has been analyzed by independent experts who said that it could produce 10 million new jobs."The "independent experts" are from Moody's Analytics, which is headed by Mark Zandi, a donor to the Clinton campaign and an ardent supporter of President Barack Obama's failed stimulus bill. Economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin described Moody's model for assessing Clinton's plan as "fundamentally Keynesian," meaning that it worked under the assumption that more government spending directly correlates to an increase of jobs. Even with that disingenuous assumption, 7.2 million of the jobs from the 10 million figure are jobs that would have been created regardless of whether Clinton's plan is implemented. Therefore, under Moody's model, her plan actually only creates three million new jobs.
In reality, Clinton's jobs plan of raising taxes and further government spending will depress job growth. The Tax Foundation found that "Clinton’s plan would actually shrink the economy 1 percent and produce 0.8 percent lower wages — and 311,000 fewer jobs," according to the New York Post.
5. Hillary claimed that Trump's assertion about the State Department's losing $6 billion was "debunked." Trump pointed out in the debate that "$6 billion was missing" under Clinton's State Department."How do you miss $6 billion?" Trump said. "You ran the State Department, $6 billion was either stolen. They don't know. It's gone, $6 billion."Clinton denied it.
"What he just said about the State Department is not only untrue, it's been debunked numerous times," Clinton said before pivoting to her political experience.
The "debunked" claim is a reference to leftist "fact-checkers" such as The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler. Kessler tried to cover for Clinton by claiming that the Inspector General's report from whence the $6 billion figure originated was $6 billion of "paperwork" lost and, naturally, tried to pin the blame on former President George W. Bush by claiming that most the $6 billion was lost under him. PolitiFact claimed that losing contract paperwork "akin to failing to get a receipt for your $20 lunch. Documentation over where that $20 went is gone, but not the $20 itself."
However, the Daily Caller pointed out:
But the IG’s point was that missing contract paperwork — which, as TheDCNF reported, federal law required State Department officials to maintain — resulted in “substantial financial losses.” The IG also said “many of these cases arose during the tenure of Secretary Hillary Clinton” and nothing was being done to correct the problems she inherited from her predecessor in 2009.
ndeed, the IG's report noted: (emphasis bolded)
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), in recent audits, investigations, and inspections, has identified significant vulnerabilities in the management of contract file documentation that could expose the Department to substantial financial losses. Specifically, over the past 6 years, OIG has identified Department of State (Department) contracts with a total value of more than $6 billion in which contract files were incomplete or could not be located at all. The failure to maintain contract files adequately creates significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department's contract actions.Additionally, the IG's report concluded the following:
The Department should take additional action to correct its inadequate enforcement of the FAR's [Federal Acquisition Regulation] provisions, and its own procedures, that govern the maintenance of contract files. The failure to enforce those requirements exposes the Department to significant financial risk and makes OIG oversight more difficult. It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt to conceal evidence of illicit behavior by omitting key documents from the contract file. It impairs the ability of the Department to take effective and timely action to protect its interests, 11 and, in tum, those of taxpayers. Finally, it limits the ability of the Government to punish and deter criminal behavior.In other words, the lack of documentation resulted in over $6 billion being unaccounted for, meaning that taxpayer money could have been stolen as Trump speculated, or wasted away elsewhere. Nobody knows because the documentation isn't there. Therefore, it's over $6 billion in taxpayer dollars that was lost.
It's also worth noting that the Internal Revenue Service won't approve of deductions without receipts or "oral or written statements or other supporting evidence," although the latter method is incredibly difficult to prove, according to Forbes. Take note, PolitiFact.
6. Hillary said that the Clinton Foundation raised money to aid Haiti after devastating earthquakes and hurricanes. Actually, the money only benefited Clinton cronies. Trump pointed out in the debate that Haitians "hate the Clintons, because what's happened in Haiti with the Clinton Foundation is a disgrace."
Naturally, Clinton lied in response.
"Bill and I have been involved in trying to help Haiti for many years," Clinton said. "The Clinton Foundation raised $30 million to help Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake and all of the terrible problems the people there had."
She then falsely claimed that the Clintons provided aid "to help small businesses, agriculture, and so much else."
Dinesh D'Souza has chronicled how the Clintons actually scammed Haitians out of much needed financial aid:
The Haitian protesters noticed an interesting pattern involving the Clintons and the designation of how aid funds were used. They observed that a number of companies that received contracts in Haiti happened to be entities that made large donations to the Clinton Foundation. The Haitian contracts appeared less tailored to the needs of Haiti than to the needs of the companies that were performing the services. In sum, Haitian deals appeared to be a quid pro quo for filling the coffers of the Clintons.
For example, the Clinton Foundation selected Clayton Homes, a construction company owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, to build temporary shelters in Haiti. Buffett is an active member of the Clinton Global Initiative who has donated generously to the Clintons as well as the Clinton Foundation. The contract was supposed to be given through the normal United Nations bidding process, with the deal going to the lowest bidder who met the project’s standards. UN officials said, however, that the contract was never competitively bid for.
Clayton offered to build “hurricane-proof trailers” but what they actually delivered turned out to be a disaster. The trailers were structurally unsafe, with high levels of formaldehyde and insulation coming out of the walls. There were problems with mold and fumes. The stifling heat inside made Haitians sick and many of them abandoned the trailers because they were ill-constructed and unusable.There are other examples of the Haitian aid going to Clinton cronies:
- A $10 million federal loan went to InnoVida, a manufacturing firm run by Clinton donor Claudio Osorio, to build houses in Haiti. Osorio plead "guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in 2013" when it was discovered that Osorio used company money to "to pay for his Miami Beach mansion, his Maserati, and his Colorado ski chalet." He never built the houses in Haiti.
- "Hundreds of millions in taxpayer money" went to building the Caracol Industrial Park, which naturally, was run by Clinton cronies. Caracol today is mostly "abandoned," failing to produce the number of jobs and homes that Bill Clinton promised.
- Contracts from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) went to Dalberg Global Development Advisors, a consulting firm that has donated to the Clinton Foundation, in order "to identify relocation sites for Haitians." However, Dalberg reportedly thought that "uninhabitable mountains with steep ravines" would suffice as relocation sites, suggesting that they "did a terrible job."
7. Hillary somehow said with a straight face that she won't increase the national debt. "If you look at the debt, which is the issue you asked about, Chris, I pay for everything I'm proposing," Clinton said. "I do not add a penny to the national debt. I take that very seriously, because I do think it's one of the issues we've got to come to grips with."
This is yet another claim that warrants a laugh-track. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) assessed Clinton's spending tax and spending proposals, concluding that "debt held by the public would rise from $14 trillion to $23.9 trillion over the next decade" and "gross national debt would rise from $19 trillion to more than $29 trillion" under Clinton's plans, according to Reason.
8. Hillary said that the Iraqi city of Mosul borders Syria. It doesn't. "Mosul is a Sunni city," Clinton said. "Mosul is on the border of Syria."
Actually, this thing known as a map says otherwise:
The latter tweet especially provides a visual that makes it explicitly clear that Mosul is nowhere near the border of Syria. Perhaps Clinton simply had an error in judgment, but it's a bizarre error to make considering she used to be the Secretary of State.
9. Hillary claimed that the Clinton Foundation has the best rating from charity watchdogs. "We have the highest rating from the watchdogs that follow foundations," Clinton said.
But as the Daily Wire's Robert Kraychik has previously reported, Charity Navigator didn't give the Clinton Foundation a rating because it has an "atypical business model," and the watchdog "GiveWell does not list the Clinton Foundation within its list of top charities."
Quotes from the debate provided by a Washington Post transcript.