U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles and takes questions from reporters at the District of Colombia federal courthouse on January 26, 1996.

Hillary was ordered to appear before the federal grand jury to testify about her role in the failed Whitewater land deal.

It was the first time in American history that the wife of a U.S. President testified before a grand jury.

Neither Bill Clinton nor Hillary were ever prosecuted, after three separate inquiries found insufficient evidence linking them with the criminal conduct of others related to the land deal. Yet another Republican manufactured fake Clinton “scandal.”

As usual, Hillary showed up with a smile on her face. Looking fabulous.

Hillary has never been afraid of confronting her critics head-on. Just as she destroyed Trump in all three debates, or the 11-hour Benghazi testimony, Hillary excels under pressure and makes her critics look foolish.

No one has ever been better prepared or as equipped to take on the Republicans than Hillary. She’s been doing it for years. Unfortunately, after so many fake “scandals,” Hillary’s image has been damaged. Which was the entire point of these fake scandals – even if Hillary isn’t guilty, we can still accuse her of corruption and plant seeds of doubt. But rather than viewing the Republicans as the corrupt ones, manufacturing fake Clinton scandals and wasting tax-payer money, many Americans drank the Clinton hate kool-aid (even progressives).

Though Hillary still won the popular vote by 3 million, Republicans weren’t the only ones afraid of a Hillary Presidency. Putin also knew of Hillary’s intelligence, ruthlessness, and effectiveness from her time as Secretary of State. Putin believed Hillary would be stronger and far more aggressive than Obama. So in the end, Russia and Republican FBI Director James Comey stole the election from the majority of Americans.

But we should all take the time to appreciate this moment in history. Hillary has never been afraid to put her critics in their place. Including the media.

Sadly, instead of recognizing how epic all of this is, many Americans decided to vilify a woman of such stature. How unfortunate that sexism is still so alive in our culture. But seriously – what other human has had such resilience in the face of such fierce opposition?

I wish there were more HD photos of Hillary in-front of those microphones. No one has the composure Hillary possesses. No one is as calm or as articulate under pressure as Hillary is. A truly brilliant woman. But it’s no surprise Middle America and young progressives just never got it.