Reeling from the week’s events surrounding Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, Bill Maher pointed a finger and wagged it mightily at the one person he saw as the catalyst of the chaos – Bill Clinton.
“A lot of this is because of Bill Clinton,” Maher said on his HBO show “Real Time” Friday night.
Maher pointed out that the snowball started to roll in June 2016, when the former president had a private meeting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch aboard her private plane in a Phoenix airport. CNN reported that the encounter raised questions about whether the Department of Justice’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server was compromised.
Although Lynch never fully recused herself, she accepted the FBI recommendation that no charges be filed against Clinton. The matter was dropped but many raised eyebrows of suspicion never entirely dropped, much to Maher’s chagrin.
“Bill Clinton once again f—-d up his wife’s life,” Maher said.
“Absolutely! If Bill Clinton hadn’t walked on Loretta Lynch’s plane,” Comey wouldn’t have held the July 5 press conference about Hillary Clinton’s email that began her campaign’s downward spiral, Maher argued.
“That’s where we are — Bill Clinton,” Maher said. “Let’s put the blame where it belongs.”