Suspension will snap Tom Brady’s consecutive starts streak

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Tom Brady once lost an impressive consecutive games streak to an injury. He’ll now lose a similarly impressive streak to a suspension.

Brady became the Patriots’ starting quarterback in Week Three of the 2001 season and started every game until suffering a torn ACL in Week One of the 2008 season, a streak of 111 consecutive regular-season starts, and 128 straight games counting the playoffs. He then returned in 2009 and started every game through the end of last season, a streak of 112 consecutive regular season games, and 126 consecutive games counting the playoffs.

But Brady has decided to stop fighting the four-game suspension imposed on him for Deflategate, and as a result his streak will come to an end when he misses the Patriots’ season opener against the Cardinals.

Brady has two of the seven longest consecutive games streaks for a quarterback in NFL history. Here’s the full list of quarterbacks who have started at least 100 games in a row, counting the playoffs:

321: Brett Favre, 1992-2010.
227: Peyton Manning, 1998-2011.
194: Eli Manning, 2004-2016 (active).
169: Philip Rivers, 2006-2016 (active).
137: Joe Flacco, 2008-2015.
128: Tom Brady, 2001-2008.
126: Tom Brady, 2009-2016.
123: Ron Jaworski, 1977-1984.
110: Joe Ferguson, 1977-1984.
103: Matt Ryan, 2009-2016 (active).

The order of the Top 8 consecutive games streaks won’t change this year, although Ryan can move up to No. 9 this season and will move ahead of both of Brady’s streaks if he plays every game for the next two years. Eli could pass his big brother late in the 2017 season if he plays every game and the Giants play at least two playoff games; if the Giants don’t make the playoffs, Eli can pass Peyton early in 2018.

Favre’s record is safe for a long time; Eli would have to play every game until 2023, when he’ll be 42, to pass Favre.

86 responses to “Suspension will snap Tom Brady’s consecutive starts streak

  1. 4 games doesn’t seem like much considering how much he probably cheated over the past decade or so.

  2. Patriots fans should be thankful they’re only losing him for 4 games. If I caught someone cheating like Brady they’d be gone for a year.

  3. logicalvoicepft says:
    Jul 15, 2016 2:48 PM
    Cheaters never ever prosper. If this were taglibue this slime would be banned for life. Tom Cheater Brady, Mr.*
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    Tagliabue would never have have urinated on the game the way Roger has with this farce. Tags overturning bountygate was among the reasons Goodell perpetrated this sham

  4. I believe Brady was involved in Deflategate….and I don’t think it’s a huge deal. The problem is that he tried to cover it up and lie about it…thats a problem.

    Belichick is a raging cheater though. Guarantee he is aware of and signs off on every attempt to bend the rules. Brady is paying for Bill’s actions. I believe the league is unfairly penalizing the Pats because they got off VERY easily on Spygate. If that video ever surfaced it would be catastrophic.

    After Spygate the Pats were warned to keep thing on the up n up. They haven’t so Goodell is going to throw the book at them every time.

  5. The real victim in this is ” The delfator”. Lost his job for just losing weight. I hope selling those “kicks” supported his family for a while.

  6. What Favre did was incredible. I remember when Jim Marshall set the record for consecutive games played. For that record to be broken by a QB is remarkable.

  7. EZ Eli, tough as nails.

    chazthespaz says:
    Jul 15, 2016 2:48 PM
    Not only did he cheat but now he quits. His legacy is forever. The stain on him will never wash off. See Pete Rose.
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    No matter where you stand on deflategate/framegate that is ridiculous. ROSE BET ON GAMES INVOLVING HIS OWN TEAM. If you believe deflation occurred the baseball equivalent would be Gaylord Perry not Pete Rose

  8. Now, with this issue closed, hopefully, a lot of the idiot commenters will go back to Pokemon and porn.

  9. If anyone else had been caught doing this, it’s at least one whole season or banned but Tommy caught a break but his ego caught wind.

    Enjoy Come September (where’s “Gina” Lollobrigida ?!?).

  10. Here’s to another 125 straight. All non-Pats fans out there, eat your hearts out. If he were your team’s QB, you’d feel the same way New England fans feel about how he was treated. And if you don’t admit that, you’re lying to yourselves.

  11. logicalvoicepft says:
    Jul 15, 2016 2:48 PM

    Cheaters never ever prosper. If this were taglibue this slime would be banned for life. Tom Cheater Brady, Mr.*

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    chazthespaz says:
    Jul 15, 2016 2:48 PM

    Not only did he cheat but now he quits. His legacy is forever. The stain on him will never wash off. See Pete Rose.

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    Just a special kind of stupid.

  12. NOTICE HOW THE NFL STILL GAVE THEM 3 HOME GAMES OUT OF THE FIRST FOUR!
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    Exactly…. Kraft have had the refs in his back pocket for well over a decade now and Pats fans cry? Isn’t that a shame

  13. Kraft has had the refs in his back pocket for well over a decade now and Pats fans cry? Isn’t that a shame
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    Or should I say a ‘sham’

  14. Outside of New England haters, (which I am not,) does anybody really give a crap if he let air out of the balls?

  15. “I believe the league is unfairly penalizing the Pats because they got off VERY easily on Spygate.”

    Jets were caught videotaping & were sent a memo to remind them it was against the rules. You’ve got blinders on

  16. skoobyfl says:
    Jul 15, 2016 3:26 PM

    If anyone else had been caught doing this, it’s at least one whole season or banned but Tommy caught a break but his ego caught wind.
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    Do you mean like the Jets, Panthers, or Vikings, who actually were tampering with footballs, and received little to no punishment.

  17. PFT should be extremely thankful for the number of hits to their website that “Deflategate” has generated. Great for business.

    Seriously, I feel that PFT, and Mike Florio in particular, has done an outstanding job covering all aspects of this case.

  18. “If anyone else had been caught doing this, it’s at least one whole season or banned but Tommy caught a break but his ego caught wind.”

    Ummm, actually Goodell’s precious Jets were caught doing just that and got an equipment violation fine.

    Don’t let actual facts get in the way of your fantasies though.

  19. revelation123 says:
    Jul 15, 2016 2:53 PM
    Patriots fans should be thankful they’re only losing him for 4 games. If I caught someone cheating like Brady they’d be gone for a year.
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    What if you caught someone not cheating but were too stupid and stubborn to admit you were wrong? That one seems much more relevant to the case at hand.

    Jealous crybaby owners got their way. It still won’t help them much. NE will STILL finish ahead of them. They will have to square themselves with that eventually.

  20. Food for through to whiner nation –

    After he retired former NFL pro bowl QB Jeff Blake, who played for the Jets, Bengals, Saints, Ravens, Cardinals, Eagles and Bears admitted during a radio interview on Nashville 104.5 The Zone that he ordered ball boys to let the air out of his footballs just before the game throughout his NFL career. He played from 1992 to 2005.

    “Cause when you take the balls out of the bag, they are rock hard. And you can’t feel the ball as well. It’s too hard. Everybody puts the pin in and takes just enough air out of the ball that you can feel it a little better. But it’s not the point to where it’s flat. So I don’t know what the big deal is. It’s not something that’s not been done for 20 years.”

    The NFL never investigated any of these teams. They never fined any of these teams. They never penalized any of them either financially or by removing draft picks.

    That’s 7 teams know 100% to have deflated footballs that never even got an eye blink from the league. Yet though they can’t even prove Brady did anything and lied constantly through the process, Goodell and his cronies have crucified Brady.

    Just remember, it could and will be one of your teams next. The Saints, Dallas, Washington, Miami, now the Pats. All lies and totally manufactured scandals. The only thing we know is the next team will be anyone but the Jets, Indy or Baltimore.

  21. What happened to up and down voting? If it’s gone, 90 percent of the fun of this website is dead. I wonder if they killed it because of the Brady onslaught.

  22. What did he do again? Was it the PEds, crowd noise or texting the sidelines during the sidelines ? Or was he the guy who punched his fiancé’, abused his son or threw his girlfriend onto a bed covered and rifles? I honestly forgot what he was even accused of. Can somebody remind me ?

  23. skoobyfl says:
    Jul 15, 2016 3:26 PM
    If anyone else had been caught doing this, it’s at least one whole season or banned but Tommy caught a break but his ego caught wind.

    Enjoy Come September (where’s “Gina” Lollobrigida ?!?).
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    The Panthers and Vikings were caught doing (what they couldn’t prove) on camera recently.

    They didn’t even get what you are supposed to get for this equipment violation, which is a small fine. They got a “Hey, don’t do that.” The Chargers had stickem towels and refused to give them up, they got a small fine.

    The ignorance of so many of these casuals is stunning.

  24. mmack66 says:
    Jul 15, 2016 3:48 PM

    Do you mean like the Jets, Panthers, or Vikings, who actually were tampering with footballs, and received little to no punishment.
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    Are you really that much of a butthurt Patriots fan? Wow dude

  25. The level of ignorance of posters who actually believe there was cheating is astounding, though I suspect that a quick IP scan of the posts will reveal they come somewhere near East Rutherford, NJ.

  26. I wonder how Brady will wear his fifth ring this year? Do you think he will wear them on both hands or just all on one?

    I think he should just wear them on one. That way he can practice for when he adds more on his other hand. 🙂

    Discuss.

  27. Quick and honest (maybe dumb too) question, if the Patriots have science on their side, why didn’t they conduct independent experiments to destroy the NFL’s theory of the cheating? Are they expecting the NFL (the organization that is framing them) to conduct an independent research to verify the cheating? I am sure that they were plenty of atmospheric conditions during the year that were similar to the ones in the AFCCG, so the Patriots could have done some independent research to clear their QB. They could have even done the experiments in practice. Needle in, here are the measures, after a practice or a game, here are the measures, boom, the NFL is lying. I mean, if somebody would be framing me, I would expect that somebody to provide evidence to clear my name, would I?

  28. Tee hee 🙂 So cute how Patriot Hater really thinks the group of weaklings they call their team belongs on the same field as the 4 time World Champion Patriots. 🙂

    They know it doesn’t matter if Garoppolo is playing 4 games. 🙂 Deep down they know Garoppolo likes to slap wussy teams around as much as Tom Brady does 🙂

    The end result is all the same. The NFL’s Greatest Dynasty soon to add One for the Thumb.

    It’s inevitable. Might as well accept it now.

    Tee hee.

    🙂

    #WeWinAgain
    #WeAreBetterThanYouAtEverything
    #NoPointBeingMadAtTheTruth
    #FactsAreFacts
    #TruthIsTruth
    #TruthHurts

  29. Quick and honest (maybe dumb too) question, if the Patriots have science on their side, why didn’t they conduct independent experiments

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    They did last January.

    Better question… Why didn’t the NFL release the measurements from last year?

    #IKnowWhy

  30. No one is hitting favre’s makre

    it also shouldn’t count if he’s being forced out & that is from someone who dislikes brady

  31. They did last January.

    Better question… Why didn’t the NFL release the measurements from last year?

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    Ok, so maybe the NFL is just framing the Patriots, so why didn’t the Patriots released the measurements? I can’t find them anywhere.

  32. A COUPLE OF DEFLATEGATE LOOSE ENDS NEED TO BE ADDRESSED…

    Now it’s time for the NFL to take 2 draft picks away from the Colts and suspend Andrew Luck for 4 games since in the same game on January 18, 2015 three out of the four of the Colts footballs were measured and were reported to be below the required 12.5 PSI:

    Colts football #1 12.35
    Colts football #2 12.30
    Colts football #3 12.50
    Colts football #4 12.15

    NFL rules stipulate that footballs are required to be at least 12.5 psi and no more than 13.5 psi.
    Those measurements were obtained after allowing the Colts footballs to warm up indoors while the Patriots footballs were measured twice.

    It’s also time for the NFL to publically release the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season so that everyone can see the see what happens to the PSI in footballs when they are taken outside and used in cold weather. Since the court battle is over there is no reason for this information to be kept secret any longer.

  33. Brady was defeated by the NYC/NFL FRAME-Gate because he was ill advised by his attorneys to argue that the punishment was unprecedented, which it was, but was a very weak argument based on the CBA.

    The correct approach from the very beginning should of been for Team Brady to challenge the NFL to PROVE the footballs deflated by manual manipulation and to call out, per the CBA, the violation of integrity by Goodel on the many LIES that he manufactured throughout the entire process.

    Had Brady hired the right team of attorneys and aggressively went after Goodel with SCIENCE, FACTS, and the exposure of the Brady destroyed the Phone evidence Fraud, he would of easily won the battle.

    The blame also falls heavily on Kraft for capitulating to Goodel in a secret meeting with the other Owners.
    Kraft is a billionaire and Brady has millions = Kraft & Brady chose the CHEAP route (NFLPA) and they LOST.

  34. As a steelers fan, I have hated the patriots since the 96 playoff game. I felt early on that if Brady was found responsible for deflating footballs, then he should have received a fine and no more. The lack of cooperation from the team including Brady, necessitated a game suspension with the chance to reduce it to a fine. However, Goodell overreached and tacked on 4 games, which in my opinion is excessive and raises a number of questions. I could go into the science, rules and violations however it’s an exhausted topic, hence Brady forgoing any further attempts to remove the suspension. Do I beleive he cheated? Cheating is on a spectrum and violating a rule can be an advantage over ones opponent. However, getting a grip (pun intended) is difficult to define as egregious, hence kickers being allowed to microwave footballs during games in the 90s.

  35. Who are the real criminals ? Billionaire fat cats or dedicated players who risk life and limb ? Trust the NFL good choice unbridled power with an agenda and no public conscience.

  36. Goodel, who works for $45 million, was ordered by some jealous/hateful owners to go after Brady. This became a PERSONEL ASSAULT CAMPAIGN using vague rules and a hired-gun (Exponent/Well$) to fabricate the worse scandal ever committed by the NFL.

    Brady FAILED to recognize the magnitude of corruption by the NFL/NYC Office and the length of outright LIES they use, along with the Media, to get their way.

    Political correctness in the NFL = Lies, avoiding FACTS, not answering questions TRUTHFULLY, Hiding/Distorting Information from the Public and above all = PARITY by Scripted NYC Penalty Play calling and Refs who are ordered to make sure the outcome of games abide by the NFL/NYC Headquarters.

  37. Its not unbreakable. Hell the record belongs to Jeff Feagles anyway, 352 consecutive starts.

    Hell no one mentioned Jim Marshall when he had the record of 270. Favre was widely credited with it long before he passed Marshall. Starting at DE at least as hard, and he did the bulk of it with 14 game seasons. One with 12.

    Someone will break it.

  38. The level of ignorance of posters who actually believe there was cheating is astounding, though I suspect that a quick IP scan of the posts will reveal they come somewhere near East Rutherford, NJ.

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    Maybe from fans of a team that wears green. Really doubt the blue guys care. They own him.

  39. Aww poor wittle patriot babies cwwwying waahhh!!! Where is the whiny little baby nhpats who lives his life on here? The power get cut off at his trailer park?

  40. dedicated players who risk life and limb ?
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    Every cop, paramedic, firefighter and member of the armed forces just laughed at this.

  41. Not a Pats fan, but I’m starting to feel bad for Brady. Not only is he suspended for 4 games, but they have him playing AFC North teams 3 straight games when he comes back. All hard hitting defenses. He’s going to get hit a lot when he gets back.

  42. Brady knew he had no chance with Old Lady Ginsberg calling the shots. His cozy relationship with the Donald all but sealed his fate!

  43. This hurts their entire organization. Bellichik, Kraft, all off them. Imagine the crap they’ve gotten away with that no one knows about. What is it about superstars that they simply can’t say, “I did it. I was wrong. I am sorry.?” Every person he meets from now on will look at him and think, “cheater”.

  44. Lol everybody saying he deserves a year.. cmon now. I can’t stand the Pats as much as the next guy, but I’d be lying to myself if I said brady was successful because he deflated footballs. I do enjoy watching the pats suffer a little though. Although would of been funny to watch the supreme court discuss deflated footballs.

  45. The most ridiculous part of this all is that this has drug out for a year and half. Keeping it in the news for a god-awful 18 months. By the time his suspension is over it will have been looming over him, the Pats and the Pats fans for almost 2 freaking years.

  46. The ignorance of the Patriot haters infuriates me, ignorance that supports injustice is insufferable.

    I can’t wait to meet a guy in a bar that provokes my right fist to break his nose.

  47. mrphelps01 says:
    Jul 15, 2016 3:28 PM
    Here’s to another 125 straight. All non-Pats fans out there, eat your hearts out. If he were your team’s QB, you’d feel the same way New England fans feel about how he was treated. And if you don’t admit that, you’re lying to yourselves.
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    He CHEATED….****

  48. auldeba says:
    Jul 15, 2016 7:43 PM
    The ignorance of the Patriot haters infuriates me, ignorance that supports injustice is insufferable
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    Are you sure you aren’t infuriated because the Cheating QB of the Cheating Franchise you worship, just admitted he Cheated? Could that be it?

  49. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonsAndNeverToReturn says:
    Jul 15, 2016 7:42 PM
    The most ridiculous part of this all is that this has drug out for a year and half. Keeping it in the news for a god-awful 18 months. By the time his suspension is over it will have been looming over him, the Pats and the Pats fans for almost 2 freaking years.
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    Ya, if he would have just admitted the Cheating and accepted the Punishment, like the Owner did, this would have ended Long ago…..Huh……

  50. profootball13 says:

    Are you sure you aren’t infuriated because the Cheating QB of the Cheating Franchise you worship, just admitted he Cheated? Could that be it?

    Nope, I’m more sad that I have to share the planet with dumb, vindictive people like you. I’m just hoping Goodell dies before the season opens

  51. skoobyfl says:
    Jul 15, 2016 3:26 PM
    If anyone else had been caught doing this, it’s at least one whole season or banned but Tommy caught a break but his ego caught wind.
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    If had been anyone else it would have been an equipment violation and a small fine would have been levied. Because it was Tom Brady, the league saw a chance to test Roger’s power against the guy that should go down as the best qb (winningest at least). They won and because of that we all lost. Legal precedent has been set and now Roger can inflict any punishment he wants. He can’t be stopped now, I surely hope he doesn’t come after my team next.

  52. The comments on this page remind me why America is so great. Even people with an average IQ are allowed a voice despite not being able to not sit on their thumbs. Dumb people built America and dumb people will tear it down. Good job, citizens.

  53. Cheating in a championship game should be a one year suspension. Goodell let him off light because he’s one of the sports big superstars. We’ll never know the extent of the cheating that goes on in New England. They’ve been caught red-handed now several times, and you can bet they’ve gotten away with more than they’ve been caught. The fact that the guy would allow the refs to do their pre-game inspection of the balls, and then sneak off to make the balls illegal. Seems like they have cheating down to a science. Not only does this hurt Brady’s reputation, but Bill Belichick can never be included with the greatest coaches. He’s just been caught cheating way too many times. The reason he’s so arrogant is because he’s sitting there thinking about all the times he hasn’t been caught, and he thinks he’s smart because of it.

  54. pauldeba says:
    Jul 15, 2016 8:15 PM
    profootball13 says:

    Are you sure you aren’t infuriated because the Cheating QB of the Cheating Franchise you worship, just admitted he Cheated? Could that be it?

    Nope, I’m more sad that I have to share the planet with dumb, vindictive people like you. I’m just hoping Goodell dies before the season opens

    Lady’s and gentleman we have a winner!! Inconceivable!!!!

  55. tajuara says:
    Jul 15, 2016 5:42 PM
    They did last January.

    Better question… Why didn’t the NFL release the measurements from last year?

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    Ok, so maybe the NFL is just framing the Patriots, so why didn’t the Patriots released the measurements? I can’t find them anywhere.

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    Umm, because only the league have them? Seriously?

  56. tajuara says:
    Jul 15, 2016 5:25 PM
    Quick and honest (maybe dumb too) question, if the Patriots have science on their side, why didn’t they conduct independent experiments to destroy the NFL’s theory of the cheating? Are they expecting the NFL (the organization that is framing them) to conduct an independent research to verify the cheating? I am sure that they were plenty of atmospheric conditions during the year that were similar to the ones in the AFCCG, so the Patriots could have done some independent research to clear their QB. They could have even done the experiments in practice. Needle in, here are the measures, after a practice or a game, here are the measures, boom, the NFL is lying. I mean, if somebody would be framing me, I would expect that somebody to provide evidence to clear my name, would I?
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    Physicists from universities around the country submitted their findings. If the NFL wouldn’t listen to impartial scientists, do you really think they would listen to the Patriots?

  57. logicalvoicepft says:
    Jul 15, 2016 2:48 PM
    Cheaters never ever prosper. If this were taglibue this slime would be banned for life. Tom Cheater Brady, Mr.*

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    Under Tagliabue there is no way this would have ever even made the press let alone caused a suspension. He wouldn’t try to destroy his best player to create sensationalism and reality show revenue.

    Also, if you think cheaters never prosper you are dreaming. For example, Brad Johnson payed a ball boy off in the 2002-2003 Super Bowl to tamper with all 100 footballs so they were how he wanted them. He won the game and probably goes down as one of the worst QBs to win a Super Bowl. He fully admitted it. No punishment, no anything. Just a funny story now for Roger to tell. How many NFL players would be making 100 times less money if they never took steroids or HGH? Cheaters often prosper. That’s why hey do it.

  58. profootball13 says:
    Jul 15, 2016 7:59 PM
    TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonsAndNeverToReturn says:
    Jul 15, 2016 7:42 PM
    The most ridiculous part of this all is that this has drug out for a year and half. Keeping it in the news for a god-awful 18 months. By the time his suspension is over it will have been looming over him, the Pats and the Pats fans for almost 2 freaking years.
    ——————

    Ya, if he would have just admitted the Cheating and accepted the Punishment, like the Owner did, this would have ended Long ago…..Huh……

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    Both Kraft and Brady fought it as much as they reasonably could without damaging the team and never admitted anything and never will because there is nothing to admit. Kraft can’t start a legal battle because his ownership would be immediately at risk as it would break the binding agreement with the other owners. Brady basically has no other avenue to pursue. The Supreme Court would probably reject the case right when the playoffs are starting. Way too risky. The Patriots restructured Brady’s contract in preparation for this. As good an outcome as possible given all circumstances. The lost league TV revenue in the first 4 games will be way more then what ever fine Kraft paid. Just a dumb decision for the NFL to appeal because in the end they lost. Only Goodel personally won. The other owners think it’s a good thing, but deflate gate really hurt the league in the end.

  59. Let me get this right. Tom Brady gets accused of tampering with footballs and goes through hell during investigation. Hillary Clinton gets to run for president after each mail scandal and letting 4 Americans die in Benghazi with no help from the country while she is secretary of state?

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