Dan Bongino Reports Painting of Bill Clinton in Lewinsky Dress in Epstein Home Was ‘Complete Surprise’ to Artist
Sometimes life throws you a gift, and sometimes that gift is in the form of former President Bill Clinton wearing a familiar blue dress. This week the odd painting of the former President was circulating the internet rumored to have been hanging in one of Epstein’s home.
The mystery has been solved, the oil painting which shows Clinton, legs crossed and wearing the famous Monica Lewinsky blue dress was indeed Epstein’s. Even better, the picture depicts Clinton in a suggestive pose in a chair in the Oval Office, pointing his finger at the observer. The painting, dubbed “Parsing Bill” was painted and sold by a New York-based artist named Petrina Ryan-Kleid, believed to be a 40×40 oil painting on canvas.
Foxnews.com was able to secure a statement on the matter from the artist:
In 2012, as a grad student at the New York Academy of Art, I painted pictures of Presidents Bill Clinton and [George W.] Bush as part of my Master’s thesis…when the school put on a fundraiser at the Tribeca Ball that year, they sold my painting to one of the attendees. I had no idea who the buyer was at the time. As with most of my paintings, I had completely lost track of this piece when it was sold seven years ago. So it was a complete surprise to me to learn yesterday that it wound up in Epstein’s home.
Apparently it's not a Nelson Shanks. "The original painting, which is titled Parsing Bill, is by Manhattan-based artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid." I missed this yesterday- https://t.co/jxCOKXlhZ0 via @nypost
— Heather Childers (@HeatherChilders) August 15, 2019
Days after suddenly wrapping up the ‘An Evening With The Clintons’ tour, Hillary went straight to New Hampshire and began touting her decades of experience in both world affairs and as a politician. She has repeatedly refused to come close to endorsing any Democrat candidate. Reliable sources close to the Clintons have repeatedly said that she has not closed the door on jumping in to the Primary race!
New Hampshire is the first 2020 primary state, and a win, or even second place, could send her off and running again for a third try at the presidency.
You will remember that back in March, Hillary Clinton suggested in an interview that she would not enter the already large field of Democrat candidates.
Hillary said “I’m not running.” She said she’d still be around, but she wouldn’t be seeking the presidency. We said goodbye. Our long national nightmare was over.
One day later, her team backtracked. She claimed that she would not decide until after the Mueller Report. Well we are right after the Mueller Report!
New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman, stated that Hillary Clinton was rather “surprised” that the media and everyone else everyone took her so “definitively.”
“Spoke to someone close with Clinton in contact with her today. They say she wasn’t trying to be emphatic and close the door on running when she spoke to a local reporter yesterday, and that she was surprised by how definitively it played,” tweeted Haberman.
“She wasn’t trying to be emphatic and close the door on running when she spoke to a local reporter.”
The person also says she is extremely unlikely to run, but that she remains bothered that she’s expected to close the door on it when, say, John Kerry isn’t. She has told her team she is waiting at least to see the Mueller report. 2/2
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 6, 2019
While in New Hampshire, Hillary boasted about her role in brokering the Iran Nuclear Deal to about 900 students and faculty at Dartmouth College. She attacked Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee and former nemesis.
“I don’t think we can, unfortunately, rule that out,” she said. “And there is always, always the threat of miscalculation. Somebody makes a mistake. Somebody on our side, somebody on the Iranian side.”
Hillary also brought up her favorite topic of conversation: Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
“The idea that our election is being trifled with, being impacted, and maybe being determined by Putin … that should give us heartburn,” Clinton said.
Hillary also breached the subject of what she called, “the great unfinished business of the 21st century” which she states is the empowerment of women.
It also happens to be what was the central plank of her “I’m with her” 2016 campaign.
So is she running? Well that remains to be seen, but I don’t see a lot of reasonable doubt.
While many have lost confidence, she could surely jump up with Bernie and Biden, and would destroy the chances of those who are struggling at the bottom.
Or maybe, just a thought, she is working on a VP slot with Biden….things that make you go HMMMM!
But her street cred seems to have sincerely faded.
As Bill and Hillary closed down their failed tour, ‘An Evening With The Clintons’, they were selling tickets on the cheap to unfilled rooms.
When the tour began, they were commanding ticket prices in the thousands. But the prices have quickly faded, with $15 tickets in Vegas and even $2 tickest in California! I would call that a catastrophe to the Clinton Legacy.
So we will see what happens. With the Clintons and the Democrats, you never know.