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Former Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will apparently not be vying for the presidency again as she accepted a new job. She has accepted a job at Columbia University to serve as a professor and presidential fellow. She has joined its School of International and Public Affairs and will be a presidential fellow at its Columbia World Projects program.
“I am honored to join Columbia University, and the School of International and Public Affairs, and Columbia World Projects. Columbia’s commitment to educating the next generation of U.S. and global policy leaders, translating insights into impact, and helping to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges resonates personally with me. I look forward to contributing to these efforts,” she said.
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced the hiring in a statement with specific emphasis on Clinton’s two failed presidential campaigns.
“I have had the great pleasure of knowing Hillary personally for three decades, since her early days as First Lady of the United States,” he said. “Her public service has expanded since then, most notably in her remarkably successful tenure as Senator for the State of New York, in her impressive role as Secretary of State, and in her two historic and record-breaking presidential campaigns.”
“Given her extraordinary talents and capacities together with her singular life experiences, Hillary Clinton is unique, and, most importantly, exceptional in what she can bring to the University’s missions of research and teaching, along with public service and engagement for the public good,” he said.
Last month Twitter CEO Elon Musk went after twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and called out her connection to the Russia investigation against former President Donald Trump. Musk responded to a tweet from filmmaker Amanda Milius, who shared a clip of an interview she conducted with Kash Patel, a former official in the State Department under Trump.
Musk called out Michael Sussmann and the law firm Perkins Coie, both of whom represented Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and were reportedly connected to the dossier that was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele and contained many unverified accusations about Trump and Russia.
Milius wrote in her tweet: “There’s a lot more to full transparency just re Russiagate than getting rid of Baker but it’s a big step. See vids & you’ll understand why it’s not being posted by Kash on Twitter. If Perkins Coie is @elonmusk Twitter’s outside counsel this isn’t remotely enough.”
Musk responded: “Twitter isn’t using Perkins Coie. No company should use them until they make amends for Sussman’s attempt to corrupt a Presidential election.”
Twitter isn’t using Perkins Coie. No company should use them until they make amends for Sussman’s attempt to corrupt a Presidential election.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
This isn’t the first time Musk has gone after Clinton.
Back in May, Musk blasted Clinton following a report involving a court admission by her former campaign manager that she was aware of false information being released about Trump to the media.
Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign chief, alleged that Clinton signed off on leaking unverified information to the press.
Mook testified that Clinton authorized leaking the allegation that there was a covert electronic communications backchannel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank, even though campaign officials admitted they were not “totally confident” the information was accurate.
The claim of ‘Trump-Russia collusion’ has been thoroughly debunked; Mook’s revelation set Musk off.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) wrote on Twitter: “Christopher Steele created the dossier. Glenn Simpson sold it to the press. Michael Sussman took it to the FBI. And Democrats and the media lied to you about it all.”
Elon Musk responded: “All true. Bet most people still don’t know that a Clinton campaign lawyer, using campaign funds, created an elaborate hoax about Trump and Russia.”
Bet most people still don’t know that a Clinton campaign lawyer, using campaign funds, created an elaborate hoax about Trump and Russia.
Makes you wonder what else is fake.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2022
He then responded to a post from a Twitter account called “Tesla Facts” claiming in a “fact check” that the allegation against Sussmann is “false” because Sussmann wasn’t working for Clinton’s campaign when he told FBI general counsel James Baker he wasn’t working on behalf of anyone as he passed along the phony narrative that the Trump Organization had a secret electronic link to Kremlin-linked Alfa Bank in Moscow.
“Sussmann himself admitted billing Clinton Campaign to pay for him to present Russia hoax to FBI! This is not even questioned by the defense,” Musk noted in another tweet.