THE CLIN­TON COME­BACK

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Me­dia at­ten­tion to Hil­lary Clin­ton has in­ten­si­fied, and no won­der. The for­mer first lady, sen­a­tor, sec­re­tary of state and Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date is ready for an­other round in the pub­lic arena. She has a new book: Here comes “The Book of Gutsy Women: Fa­vorite Sto­ries of Courage and Re­silience” — all 464 pages of it. The new col­lec­tion of es­says was writ­ten by Mrs. Clin­ton and her daugh­ter Chelsea Clin­ton, and is pub­lished by Si­mon & Schus­ter.

Some in­formed ob­servers spec­u­late the book could be yet an­other in­di­ca­tor — along with in­creased pub­lic ap­pear­ances and com­men­tary — that Mrs. Clin­ton pines for a po­lit­i­cal come­back.

What kind of come­back? Oh, maybe the bumper stick­ers will read BI­DEN/CLIN­TON 2020, WAR­REN/ CLIN­TON 2020 — or even CLIN­TON/CLIN­TON 2020. Who the heck knows?

“Word on the po­lit­i­cal street now is the rum­bling that the im­peach­ment probe launched by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be the crack that opens the door for an­other pres­i­den­tial run by Hil­lary Clin­ton. This time, the think­ing goes, Hil­lary would be run­ning with vin­di­ca­tion that the 2016 elec­tion was ‘stolen’ from her and she can as­cend in 2020 to re­claim the man­tle for her party and the ma­jor­ity of the coun­try that voted for her,” writes Nate Ash­worth, edi­tor in chief of Elec­tion Cen­tral.

“Clin­ton’s sal­lies against Trump raise a key ques­tion: is she gun­ning for a re­match in 2020?” asks The Na­tional In­ter­est.

In­deed. Mrs. Clin­ton cer­tainly sounds like a can­di­date, back­ing the im­peach­ment in­quiry against Pres­i­dent Trump with gusto.

“There should be an im­peach­ment in­quiry. And I think, sadly, there are a num­ber of grounds. But this one is in­cred­i­bly trou­bling. The most out­ra­geously false things were said about me. And un­for­tu­nately, enough peo­ple be­lieved them,” Mrs. Clin­ton told CBS News.

“I don’t care if you’re for the Democrats or you’re a Repub­li­can, when the pres­i­dent of the United States, who has taken an oath to pro­tect and de­fend the Con­sti­tu­tion, uses his po­si­tion to in ef­fect ex­tort a for­eign gov­ern­ment for his po­lit­i­cal pur­poses, I think that is very much what the founders wor­ried about in high crimes and mis­de­meanors,” she de­clared.

“The pres­i­dent is a cor­rupt hu­man tor­nado,” Mr. Clin­ton noted in a fol­low-up tweet. on their game.

“Our so-called rep­re­sen­ta­tives are con­stantly on de­fense, never ad­vanc­ing the ball, never try­ing,” he de­clared.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

What once was: Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton in 2016. Some ob­servers now won­der if she pines for a come­back as her book ar­rives.

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