Comedian Bill Maher blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) as being a “terrible candidate” for the Democrats in the 2016 presidential election and proclaimed the former secretary committed “obstruction of justice.”
While giving an interview on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” Maher — an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump — said that he did not have “a lot of faith” in the current media landscape, citing “how much they overcovered” Clinton’s email scandal during the election.
He continued on to say that there were “a lot of reasons” for the Democrat’s loss the 2016 election and that “many of them” were because the former secretary was “a terrible candidate.”
Host Chris Cuomo pointed out that Clinton “didn’t help the situation” with her “actions” during the email scandal, to which Maher agreed, proclaiming that Clinton “committed obstruction of justice” during the ordeal by destroying her “phones” and “hard drives.”
“She committed obstruction of justice,” said Maher. “Now Trump did — I think — in much worse fashion, but, I mean, smashing up your phones and hard drives.”
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"Real Time" host Bill Maher doesn't just have criticism for President Trump. He also shared tough words for Hillary Clinton, saying she was a "terrible candidate" in 2016 and "committed obstruction of justice" by smashing up her phone and hard drives. pic.twitter.com/GpxlvGtg84
— CNN (@CNN) June 11, 2019
The comedian then slammed the media for “overcover[ing]” the scandal and “beat[ing] it to death” and pointing out that “even [Senator] Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)” called them out during the election saying “enough about Hillary’s emails.”
Maher — who has hosted HBO’s “Real Talk with Bill Maher” since 2003 — has not been afraid to call out people on both sides of the aisle.
As IJR Red previously reported, the comedian pushed back on liberal author Franz Lebowitz after she said that the president “deserves” to face the same fate as Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi, who was thought to be tortured and murdered under the direction of the Saudi government in their Istanbul constable.
Additionally, Maher torched the Democrats as “look[ing] weak” by crying out there is a “constitutional crisis” under Trump and not “do[ing] anything” to address it, as IJR Red also noted.