Apparently, Hilary Clinton over the years has made false statements in order to minimize or deny wrongdoing of one sort or another. It is not right, but millions of people are not truthful when accused of wrongdoing. And, of course, Hilary Clinton has been accused of wrongdoing on many occasions when the charges were entirely trumped up.
Donald Trump, on the other hand (leaving aside his regular diet of groundless claims), time and again has made false statements in order to defraud others. There is obviously an important a moral difference between lying to defend oneself and lying to defraud others. Not all lies are equally defective.
And now, let’s not put aside Trump’s regular diet of lies about birth certificates, participation in assassinations, and bribery of the Attorney General etc, etc, etc. Here there is good reason to ask whether the man is just a liar or is a pathological liar. He calls Hilary “crooked.” But Dishonest Don is the real crook, and it is amazing and disheartening that so many Americans do not understand this.