Hillary Clinton had been drinking vodka the morning of a New Jersey campaign rally and was “visibly intoxicated,” a law enforcement source told True Pundit.
“She’d been hitting it (alcohol) early,” one member of Clinton’s Secret Service security detail told True Pundit.
Amazingly, the source acknowledged it wasn’t the first time Clinton enjoyed multiple cocktails prior to taking the stage at a campaign rally, fundraiser, or television appearance.
“It’s happened before but not that early in the day,” the source said.
Clinton was in Newark, NJ for a campaign rally at Rutgers University with Sen. Cory Booker and Jon Bon Jovi where the rock star endorsed her for president of the United States. Clinton was campaigning with Bon Jovi to boost her chances of defeating Bernie Sanders in New Jersey’s Democratic primary which would have almost clinched her nomination. Bon Jovi has previously stumped for her husband President Bill Clinton and served as a guest speaker at private Clinton Foundation events.
Clinton arrived in Newark on the morning of June 1. According to sources, Clinton and her Secret Service entourage entered a gate-controlled parking lot off of Washington Street in downtown Newark, near the Golden Dome Athletic Center at Rutgers’ Newark campus, the location of Clinton’s speech and rally later that day. Clinton and aide Huma Abedin were driven in Clinton’s custom, bulletproof van, sources said. That is where they met up with Sen. Booker, sources said.
Law enforcement sources said Clinton seemed visibly liquored, at times loud and “animated” when she arrived prior to the scheduled 1:30 pm rally. Unwittingly, Clinton’s altered condition was captured on video and shared by Sen. Cory Booker on Twitter. Booker said he was filming Clinton’s arrival for his Snap-chat fans.
With Secretary Clinton in Newark. pic.twitter.com/w9Z7Gc482i
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 1, 2016
The Daily Wire described Clinton’s behavior in the video as acting “like an insane Bag Lady.” A bag lady is an urban term for homeless women who carry their clothes and belongings in shopping or garbage bags, usually pushed along the sidewalks and streets in shopping carts.
The former secretary of state dances(?) and approaches Booker’s cellphone as the senator tapes along enthusiastically.
“Secretary Clinton arriving right here,” declares Booker. “I’m just putting you on my Snapchat,” he laughs.
The senator then bellows: “Welcome to Jerrrsey!”
Hillary echoes the greeting: “Always happy to be here in Jerrrsey!!” she says with wild eyes.
Here below is a backup of the video in case Sen. Booker’s handlers delete the above Tweet.
Clinton’s altered state forced the campaign and Sen. Booker to make an unscheduled pit stop to “get some strong coffee into her,” later in the day, the source said. The duo ended up at Omar’s Cafe, a discreet Cuban coffee haunt in Newark’s north ward. While the cafe was located relatively close, the traffic route is normally congested during week days, the source said. The 3-mile drive can take 25 minutes during peak traffic in Newark. “Easy to lose any press who try to follow,” the source said.
Sobering Up? A red-eyed Clinton, and Senator Cory Booker orders and enjoys Cuban coffee at Omar’s
Rumors of Hillary Clinton’s chronic alcohol use have been swirling around the politician for years, but have proven especially rampant this campaign season with the focus and national debate on the Democrat’s lingering health issues. And for good reason. Just last week Wikileaks released an email chain where her aides talked of sobering up the Democratic presidential candidate.
An Aug. 2015 email from communications aide Jennifer Palmieri instructs campaign chairman John Podesta to locate and sober Hillary up so that she can return or respond to documents that were emailed to her hours before.
“I think you should call her and sober her up some,” Palmieri said.
The Wikileaks email chain between Palmieri and Podesta shows that Clinton was not reachable throughout the entire afternoon on Aug 8. Additionally, other emails released by Wikileaks and Judicial Watch indicate Clinton sleeps well into mid afternoon on many days and as secretary of state, overslept and missed key national security meetings and daily briefings.
New York Times national reporter Amy Chozick covered the Clinton’s vicious primary campaign in 2008 against Barack Obama. In a 2015 profile for ABC News about Clinton, Chozick said she was surprised how much booze Clinton swilled on the campaign trail. Chozick said:
“Hmm. She likes to drink. We were on the campaign trail in 2008 and the press thought she was just taking shots to pander to voters in Pennsylvania. Um, no.”
Clinton family insider and campaign manager at the time in 2008, Terry McAuliffe, now governor of Virginia, concurred:
“She loves to sit, throw ’em back. So to me this is nothin’ new,” McAuliffe said. “We all hear about the story that she and John McCain actually had a shot contest, I think in the Ukraine or somewhere around the world. And she actually beat John McCain in a shot contest. She’s a girl from Illinois who likes to throw ’em down with the rest of us.”
Actually, it was on a congressional tour of Estonia.
In 2012, Secretary of State Clinton danced at a dinner hosted by South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Johannesburg. Clinton had reportedly been drinking heavily and engaged in a her rendition of the forbidden dance with a performer at the event. The secretary of state. Dirty dancing. See it for yourself below. Also as the country’s top diplomat, Clinton had a similar night in Colombia where she was photographed with her entourage drinking beer from the bottle and salsa dancing with ladies through the night.
After the second 2016 presidential debate against Donald Trump, Clinton told her press pool that they needed to take off so that drinks could be served aboard her plane. Last week numerous video clips of that interview could be found on YouTube. By today, however, they had all vanished or been scrubbed, along with the entire user accounts of people who posted it. We did find one straggler that YouTube censors have yet to quash.
Just yesterday, Clinton was on the campaign trail early in the morning in a Miami bar at 10 am. When many Americans are in church at that time on a Sunday, Clinton was “campaigning” with the locals.