If Clinton Wants to Win, She Must Stop Lying
'Atlantic' blogger says it could tip the election to Trump
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2016 9:33 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton speaks in Youngstown, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

(Newser) – An Atlantic blogger has a plea for Hillary Clinton: "Stop lying." It comes from Ron Fournier, who makes clear that he is no Donald Trump supporter. In fact, he thinks a Trump victory would be disastrous in November. And that's why he says Clinton must stop playing loose with the facts—because it risks sending fed-up independent and undecided voters into the Trump camp, which could tip the election. Specifically, Fournier took issue with this statement from Clinton on Fox News over the weekend regarding her infamous email server and FBI chief James Comey: “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.”

That statement is "wrong and she knows it, which makes it a lie," writes Fournier. He cites fact-checker Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post, who accused Clinton of "cherry-picking statements by Comey" and awarded her a worst-you-can-get ranking of four Pinocchios. The deception angers Fournier because while he expects little of Trump, he expects Clinton to rise above this sort of thing. "It’s too late for Clinton to come clean, but honorable Democrats should at least insist that she stop muddying the water," writes Fournier. If she keeps doing so, the result could be a Trump presidency, and "the world will have Clinton to blame." Click for the full post.