Former U.S. secretary of state and failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returns to her alma mater, Wellesley College, on Friday to address its graduating class.
Clinton, a Democrat who suffered a stunning November loss to Republican Donald Trump, has made a series of public appearances over the past two months, speaking publicly on issues including U.S. policy in Syria and the election outcome.
She told a New York conference earlier this month that she would have won if it had not been for the interference of Russian hackers and the announcement just days before the election by then FBI Director James Comey that the bureau had reopened its probe into her use of a private e-mail server.
Clinton has had a long public career since graduating in 1969 from Wellesley, an all-women’s college located in Boston’s suburbs. She was first lady during her husband Bill Clinton’s two terms in the White House and was later elected to the U.S. Senate representing New York state. She made an unsuccessful presidential run in 2008 before serving as the country’s top diplomat during President Barack Obama’s first term.
Clinton has openly criticized Trump, the businessman-turned-politician, for some of his foreign policy views as well as his use of Twitter to publicly lash out at his real and perceived opponents.
But Clinton, 69, has said she has no plans to run for further office, telling the New York group on May 2, “I’m back to being an activist citizen – and part of the resistance.”
(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Frances Kerry)
‘Stand with Hong Kong’ shirts fill the stands at Nets game as NBA is protested for China subservience
The National Basketball Association was protested on Friday for bowing to pressure from China.
The NBA has been harshly criticized for standing by the oppressive regime instead of standing in solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
"Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA," New York magazine correspondent Yashar Ali reported Friday. "They're all wearing 'Stand With Hong Kong' T-shirts."
Photos from the protest:
1. Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA.
Trump polling close friends over whether he should fire Mulvaney: report
President Donald Trump is considering firing Mick Mulvaney, his acting White House chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, The Atlantic reported Friday.
"Mick Mulvaney's job was in danger even before his disastrous press conference yesterday, and his equally disastrous attempt to walk that performance back," The Atlantic reported. "The fumble could not have been more poorly timed: According to multiple current and former White House officials, many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to relay private conversations, Trump has been steadily souring on Mulvaney for weeks."
Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.
The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.
"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."
"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."