Veteran Journalist: Hillary Has A ‘Difficult Relationship With The Truth’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” legendary journalist and former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein reiterated that newly-announced Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has a “difficult relationship with the truth.” (RELATED: Liberal Politico Reporter: Clinton Campaign ‘Collapsing Completely’)

“Republicans, as you know, have depicted her as somebody who believes the truth is kind of a moving target,” host Alisyn Camerota said. “And you wrote about that in your book about her relationship with the truth.”

She then quoted Bernstein’s 2008 book on Clinton, A Woman In Charge: “Since her Arkansas years, Hillary Rodham Clinton has always had a difficult relationship with the truth. It is an understatement by now that she has been known to apprehend truths about herself and the advance of her life that others do not exactly share.” (VIDEO: Halperin Grills Media Matters Founder: Should America ‘Blindly Trust’ Hillary Clinton?)

Bernstein agreed, citing the infamous incident during the 2008 election when Clinton claimed contrary to the evidence that she had come under sniper fire on a Bosnian tarmac. “I think that’s indicative of it,” he said. “There is a lot of obfuscation, there is a lot of opaqueness, there is a lot of forgetting. Whether it’s purposeful or not, I think some of it is.”

According to Bernstein, Clinton’s problem with the truth came from her family life. “If you read this biography, and you understand her life … how she grew up, her father a misanthrope, abusive towards her mother, you understand her marriage and what she has been called upon to do to save her husband’s career — which she has done time after time after time — then you begin to understand the obfuscation, and its purpose, and where it comes from.”

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