Fact Check: Top Questions About What Democratic Party Nominee, Hilary Clinton Said

by David


Posted on 10/17/2016 11:09:26 AM


The turn of elections has been surprising so far, with new information being available to the public, it is getting harder for some individuals to decide which candidate they want to vote for. The recent presidential debate took interesting turn when Democratic Party nominee, Hilary Clinton gave some long awaited answers.
According to a small survey, here are the top questions everyone wants Clinton to answer.
Q1. What Happened in Benghazi?
The Benghazi attack took place in 2012, the attack was made on two American government facilities located in Benghazi, Libya by Ansari al-Sharia, an Islamic militant group.
Taking place on September 11, 2012, the attack led to the deaths of U.S Foreign Service information Management Officer Sean Smith and U.S Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens.
It was aimed at the American diplomatic compound. Another attack took place roughly 7 hours after at a CIA annex killing CA contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods, while wounding at least 10 others.
Q2. How many Emails were Deleted?
Clinton’s email controversy has remained as one of the biggest ones for the Democratic Party nominee. Both Republican Party candidate Donald Trump and Clinton faceoff at the second presidential debate one again brought the topic of the emails controversy forth. This is what she said about how many emails were actually deleted:
RADDATZ: “And, Secretary Clinton, I do want to follow up on e- mails. You’ve said your handing of your e-mails was a mistake. You disagreed with FBI Director James Comey, calling your handling of classified information, quote, “extremely careless.”
“The FBI said that there were 110 classified e-mails that were exchanged, eight of which were top secret, and that it was possible hostile actors did gain access to those e-mails.” “You don’t call that extremely careless?”
CLINTON: “Well, Martha, first, let me say — and I’ve said before, but I’ll repeat it, because I want everyone to hear it — that was a mistake, and I take responsibility for using a personal e-mail account. Obviously, if I were to do it over again, I would not. I’m not making any excuses. It was a mistake. And I am very sorry about that.”
“But I think it’s also important to point out where there are some misleading accusations from critics and others. After a year-long investigation, there is no evidence that anyone hacked the server I was using and there is no evidence that anyone can point to at all — anyone who says otherwise has no basis — that any classified material ended up in the wrong hands.”
“I take classified materials very seriously and always have. When I was on the Senate Armed Services Committee, I was privy to a lot of classified material. Obviously, as secretary of state, I had some of the most important secrets that we possess, such as going after bin Laden. So I am very committed to taking classified information seriously. And as I said, there is no evidence that any classified information ended up in the wrong hands.”
RADDATZ: “OK, we’re going to move on.”
TRUMP: “And yet she didn’t know the word — the letter C on a document. Right? She didn’t even know what that word — what that letter meant.”
“You know, it’s amazing. I’m watching Hillary go over facts. And she’s going after fact after fact, and she’s lying again, because she said she — you know, what she did with the e-mail was fine. You think it was fine to delete 33,000 e-mails? I don’t think so.”
“She said the 33,000 e-mails had to do with her daughter’s wedding, number one, and a yoga class. Well, maybe we’ll give three or three or four or five or something. 33,000 e-mails deleted, and now she’s saying there wasn’t anything wrong.”
“And more importantly, that was after getting a subpoena. That wasn’t before. That was after. She got it from the United States Congress. And I’ll be honest, I am so disappointed in congressmen, including Republicans, for allowing this to happen.”
“Our Justice Department, where our husband goes on to the back of an airplane for 39 minutes, talks to the attorney general days before a ruling is going to be made on her case. But for you to say that there was nothing wrong with you deleting 39,000 e-mails, again, you should be ashamed of yourself. What you did — and this is after getting a subpoena from the United States Congress.”
COOPER: “We have to move on.”
TRUMP: ”You did that. Wait a minute. One second.”
COOPER: “Secretary Clinton, you can respond, and then we got to move on.”
RADDATZ: “We want to give the audience a chance.”
TRUMP: “If you did that in the private sector, you’d be put in jail, let alone after getting a subpoena from the United States Congress.”
COOPER: “Secretary Clinton, you can respond. Then we have to move on to an audience question.”
CLINTON: “Look, it’s just not true. And so please, go to...”
TRUMP: “Oh, you didn’t delete them?”
COOPER: “Allow her to respond, please.”
CLINTON: “It was personal e-mails, not official.”
TRUMP: “Oh, 33,000? Yeah.”
CLINTON: “Not — well, we turned over 35,000, so...”
Q3. What is Carried Interest?

Over time, both Republican Party and Democratic Party nominees, Donald Trump and Clinton have talked about carried interest however they did not really explain what it is.
Basically, carried interest is a term to refer to a share of investment gains earned by professional investors for exchange of managing another person’s money.
For example, Imagine your business partner is heading to Texas, and you ask her to put $200 on a few roulette spins. In exchange, you promise to give 20% of your win. The friend brings back a total of $400, including your original $100, which means she gets to keep $40. That $40 is the carried interest.
Q4. Was Bill Clinton Impeached?
President Bill Clinton was impeached on charges of perjury and construction of justice by the House of Representatives in December 1998. In Feb. 1999, he was acquitted of all charges imposed on him.
Q5. How Many Bills did Hilary Clinton Sponsor?
Democratic Party nominee has sponsored three bills:
• S.3145 - A bill to designate a portion of United States Route 20A, located in Orchard Park, New York, as the “Timothy J. Russert Highway”.
• S.3613 - A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the “Major George Quamo Post Office Building”.
• S.1241 - Kate Mullany National Historic Site Act