We all know by now that the Clintons are shady.
Former President Bill Clinton lied about a sexual encounter under oath, and Hillary lied about Benghazi and her email scandal.
But the apple obviously doesn’t fall far from the tree because Chelsea Clinton is now being sued in federal court.
The New York Post reports:
Chelsea Clinton ripped off an upstate author when she published her best-selling feminist kids book, ‘She Persisted,’ a federal lawsuit claims.
Christopher Janes Kimberley, 56, of Albany, is suing the former first daughter and Penguin Random House for copyright infringement, seeking up to $150,000, according to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in a Southern District of New York court.
“I did months of painstaking research on my book. Her version looks like a ninth-grade homework assignment,” he vented to The Post. “I am in disbelief.”
The little-known writer claims he sent a pitch for his illustrated kids book, ‘A Heart is the Part That Makes Boys And Girls Smart,’ to the president of Penguin Young Readers US, Jennifer Loja, in May 2013, according to the lawsuit.
Instead of publishing it, she passed the idea off to Clinton, who cashed in on his hard work, he claims in court papers.
‘She Persisted,’ published May 30, features at least three of the same quotes from inspiring historical women — including Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman and Nellie Bly — that appear in Kimberley’s book, along with similar images, the writer claims.
Clinton’s book centers on ‘13 American Women Who Changed the World’ and is an ‘unauthorized reproduction of [Kimberley’s] work,’ court papers state.
“The appearance of impropriety is striking,” he says in the lawsuit.
The writer filed a cease and desist order in April to stop Clinton from publishing the book.
Clinton’s book is now a New York Times best seller.
The title, ‘She Persisted,’ is a nod to a feminist meme adopted earlier this year after Senator Elizabeth Warren objected to the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General.
Reps for Clinton and Penguin Random House didn’t return calls Tuesday.
The title of the book comes from a comment that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, “Nevertheless, she persisted” when she was quoting Coretta Scott King’s words on the Senate floor.
Obviously, McConnell’s words are meant as a badge of honor instead of its perceived condemnation for Warren’s actions.
But there is something particular about the book that certainly suggests that Chelsea stole the idea from Christopher Kimberley.
Of the 13 American women who changed the world, Hillary Clinton is not one of them.
That seems like an odd choice not to include your own mother as one of those American women.
Entertainment Weekly asked her why she didn’t include Hillary, and her excuse seemed manufactured and weak.
EW: “Let’s get to the obvious question: Your mother makes a sweet cameo, but she’s not one of the 13 women in the book. What was your decision there?”
CC: “Well, I wanted the book to be kind of about our country, told through the stories of these 13 women, but really about our country.
In total candor, I wondered if I included my mom — even though she absolutely is a core inspiration to me, and is even more inspiring today than she was any day in the last year or in the year before that — I didn’t want her story to overwhelm the book.”
This response sounds like one of a liar and a thief.