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Letter: Column didn’t make case against Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses as she

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses as she speaks at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College, in Reno, Nev., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Photo Credit: AP

In “The truth is Hillary Clinton’s Achilles’ heel” Opinion, Aug. 25], columnist Kathleen Parker referred to Greek mythology. I assumed she meant Clinton has a fatal flaw that could cost her the election. Parker made three points, accented by bullets:

  •  Casey Wasserman, who has donated a lot of money to the Clinton Foundation, wanted a favor and was refused.
  • Bahrain has donated to the foundation, and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa asked for a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, and it was granted. I assume that part of the job of secretary of state is meeting with foreign dignitaries. Should she not have met with him because of the Bahrain donations? I don’t think so!
  • This is the worst: U2’s Bono, which the article says is “a regular at foundation events,” asked a favor and was refused.

Parker says that these, and other unmentioned discoveries, “cast doubt on the integrity of Hillary Clinton’s word.” She adds that those points were found in 725 pages of correspondence.

As we would have said on the streets of Brooklyn where I grew up, Parker ain’t got nothin’.

Frank Harber, Great Neck

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