Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would not rule out running for president in 2020, but said the decision is “under enormous pressure.”
In an interview broadcast on Monday, Nov. 11 on BBC Radio 4, Clinton implied to the host of the Mishal Husain program that in the face of a possible candidacy, she would not think twice: “I, as I say, never, never, never say never,” said the former secretary of state.
However, in the program she talked about the difficulties such a decision would represent: “I will certainly tell you, I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it. (…) But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans.”
Clinton also said she often thinks about what her administration would have been like if she had won the 2016 presidential race.
According to the Daily Caller, since Clinton has been increasing her media appearances, many are speculating on a possible nomination for her candidacy and her husband Bill Clinton said on Oct. 31 indicating that she “may or may not” run again.
However, the Democrat who comes against President Donald Trump is now also amid a growing cloud of investigation scandals involving Clinton in corruption cases.
Sources indicate that when she served as secretary of state under the Obama administration, she was involved in the Uranium One scandal, in which Russian companies acquired through bribes a majority stake in U.S. uranium production at the expense of the country’s energy production and security.
Despite the fact that the FBI received several complaints about the blackmail being carried out by Russian authorities to extort money from U.S. companies involved in uranium production, the investigation was finally closed in 2015 by the then director of the FBI, James Comey.
Another issue in which Clinton is directly involved is the case of the emails, investigated by the Judicial Watch organization, where it was revealed that the former secretary of state had used a private server to send nearly 30,000 emails, several of them with classified government information, thus violating the Freedom of Information Act.
In 2016 Clinton was also accused by Ronan Farrow, an award-winning journalist and investigator, who revealed that she had pressured him to drop the investigation into Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, who was implicated in sexual assault scandals within Hollywood.
Clinton has received accusations from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who referred to her as “the queen of warmongers” and the “embodiment of corruption.”