– The latest Clinton cash intrigue involves a Czech model and a ‘distasteful’ $500,000 donation (12160, May 29, 2015):
A Friday report in The New York Times highlights another intriguing Clinton Foundation activity.
According to the report, former President Bill Clinton turned down repeated offers to speak at Czech model Petra Nemcova’s annual charity event until she directly offered the Clinton family’s foundation $500,000 of the proceeds for appearing.
When she did, Clinton attended Nemcova’s 2014 gala in Manhattan. Continue reading »
– How Clinton Foundation Donations Led To Billions In Weapons Sales To Autocratic Regimes (Liberty Blitzkrieg, May 26, 2015):
Another day, another Clinton Foundation related scandal. In the latest expose by International Business Times’ David Sirota, we learn about the explosion in weapons sales to certain nations during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. Billions of dollars in sales went to autocratic regimes notorious for human rights abuses who donated generously to the Clinton Foundation. Should we be surprised? No. Should we be outraged and disgusted? Absolutely. Of all the Clinton scandals, the following is the most dangerous to peace on earth.
Here are some excerpts from the IBT article detailing how taxpayer money is being used to arm the world into oblivion:
Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States’ oil-rich ally in the Middle East.
Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region’s fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Department’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family.
– Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton’s State Department (International Business Times, May 26, 2015):
Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States’ oil-rich ally in the Middle East. Continue reading »
– “If The Public Knew About Obama’s Lies And Cover Ups, Mitt Romney Might Be President” – Judicial Watch (ZeroHedge, May 19, 2015):
“These documents are jaw-dropping. No wonder we had to file more FOIA lawsuits and wait over two years for them. If the American people had known the truth – that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials knew that the Benghazi attack was an al-Qaeda terrorist attack from the get-go – and yet lied and covered this fact up – Mitt Romney might very well be president.”
H/t reader M.G.:
“Clinton’s view on the debacle of a trade deal is well established……she advocated and promoted it as Secretary of State…..
Now, she hides…..”
– On trade deal, Hillary Clinton keeps her distance from Obama and her past (Washington Post, May 12, 2015)
– Caught On Tape: Stunned Reporter Grills State Department Why Hillary’s Breaches Won’t Be Investigated (ZeroHedge, May 9, 2015):
In the past several weeks, not a day has passed without a new scandal surfacing revealing Clinton’s lack of judgment whether it involves her abuse of email protocol, or some previously undisclosed financial relation between either Hillary Clinton or the Clinton foundation and an outside donor. The most egregious revelation took place a few days ago when it emerged that the Democratic presidential candidate had breached her agreement with the White House to name all foundation donors during her tenure as secretary of state.
Specifically, as Reuters reported, Clinton had promised the federal government that the Clinton Foundation and its associated charities would name all donors annually while she was the nation’s top diplomat. “She also promised that the charities would let the State Department’s ethics office review beforehand any proposed new foreign governments donations.”
In March, the charities confirmed to Reuters for the first time that they had not complied with those pledges for most of Clinton’s four years at the State Department. Continue reading »
H/t reader M.G.:
“Another example of the pragmatic clinton approach……..Ugh.”
– In Break From Obama, Hillary Clinton To Court Donors For SuperPAC (Huffington Post, May 6, 2015):
Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a super PAC supporting her candidacy, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has fully embraced the independent groups that can accept unlimited checks from big donors and are already playing a major role in the 2016 race.
H/t reader M.G.:
“Corporate Candidate Clinton sidesteps this issue, too, because she belongs to the top 1%……..not the people. This is one more sign she is the last thing we need.
From the Guardian.”
Could it be any more obvious that the US is not a Republic or democracy but rather an oligarchy of the rich and powerful? A bloodline aristocracy may be a better term, since all of the 44 US Presidents have been part of European royal bloodlines, despite having different last names.
– Hillary Clinton sidesteps trade policy rift between Obama and Democrats (The Guardian, May 6, 2015):
The president and GOP are in rare agreement over successors to Nafta, while some Democrats have doubts. Clinton’s campaign chair just wants it to ‘go away’
Hillary Clinton’s efforts to win over critics on the left – from supporting immigration and campaign finance reform, to gay rights and income equality – have come thick and fast in recent days, but one issue is defying attempts to unify the centrist and progressive wings of the Democratic party ahead of the presidential election. Continue reading »
H/t reader M.G.:
“Corporate Clinton’s role as a potential presidential candidate is taking a big hit, regardless of the mendacious words on US corporate media……”
– ‘Clinton Cash’ is out, and the polls show it (Washington Examiner, May 6, 2015):
Democrats cannot be happy about the last two weeks. With the violence in Baltimore, one more potential Democratic alternative to Hillary Clinton — former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley — has become far less attractive.
Yet at the same time as her inevitability grows, Clinton’s prestige is starting to wane. The new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds that for the first time since 2008, she no longer enjoys a positive favorability rating. During her time as secretary of state, Clinton’s rating was consistently above 50 percent and at times approached 60 percent. Today, 42 percent of registered voters view her positively and 42 percent negatively. Continue reading »
H/t reader M.G.:
“An excellent NYTs article detailing Clinton corruption using their foundation as a personal ATM….regardless of law, arms length dealing………if the democrats run this woman as president, they will lose.
Does anyone else remember “Primary Colors”?”
– Revealing: NYT Exposes Clinton Foundation for Shady Financial and Business Deals (Townhall, Aug 14, 2015):
The New York Times is back online, citing their temporary shutdown as “technical difficulties” as result of an “internal issue.”
Poor timing, as the left-leaning news source published a devastating report earlier this morning, detailing the shady deals and conflicts of interest surrounding the Clinton Foundation; an organization that has been ‘off limits’ to conservative critics, who feared criticism would be received poorly due to the noble, charitable efforts of the foundation.
The report, which came back on-line early Wednesday afternoon, reveals that the Clintons have used the charitable foundation to promote other goals, including Bill Clinton’s business ventures and Hillary Clinton’s political aspirations; this has led to some unsettling consequences.
According to The Times, the foundation is in disarray: Continue reading »
As IBTimes reports, Goldman Sachs paid Bill Clinton $200,000 for a speech just before lobbying the State Department (then run by Hillary Clinton) on legislation involving the Export-Import Bank, which was set to provide the financing for the purchase of millions in aircraft from a company partially owned by the Wall Street bank.
– Goldman Paid Bill Clinton $200K Before Lobbying Hillary On Export-Import Bank (ZeroHedge, April 28, 2015):
As documented here on several occasions of late, there are new questions surrounding charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Most notably, a Reuters investigation revealed that the Clinton family charities may have suffered what we called a “Geithner moment” when they failed to report tens of millions in contributions from foreign governments on tax documents. The foundation will now refile five years worth of returns and hasn’t ruled out the possibility that it may need to amend returns dating back some 15 years. Continue reading »
– Hillary’s Charities Suffer A “Geithner Moment”, Will Refile 5 Years Of Taxes (ZeroHedge, April 23, 2015):
Once upon a time, when then-NY Fed chief Tim Geithner was angling for a Senate confirmation which would make him Treasury Secretary, things got a bit tense when it was discovered that Geithner failed to pay Medicare and Social Security taxes on the income he earned while working for the IMF from 2001-2004. Basically, Geithner was classified as “self employed” and was thus responsible for making the payments himself but didn’t do so, which led to some $17,000 in unpaid taxes in 2003 and 2004. Geithner had previously paid more than $20,000 in back taxes to make up for missed payments in 2001 and 2002, so one might have thought he would check on 2003 and 2004 as well, but apparently some accountant somewhere screwed up — or so the story goes.
In any event, it now appears as though Hillary Clinton may be witnessing her “Geithner moment,” because as Reuters reports, several Clinton family charities will now refile a half decade worth of returns after failing to report “tens of millions” in contributions from foreign governments. Here’s more:
Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors… Continue reading »
– More Clinton Foundation Cronyism – The Deal to Sell Uranium Interests to Russia While Hillary was Secretary of State (Liberty Blitzkrieg, April 23, 2015):
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
Whether the donations played any role in the approval of the uranium deal is unknown. But the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors.
From the New York Times article: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company
If you looked at the U.S. economy under a microscope, what you’d see is a gigantic cancerous blob of cronyism surrounded by tech startups and huge prisons. If you zeroed in on the cancerous tumor, at the nucleus you’d see a network of crony institutions like the Federal Reserve, intelligence agencies, TBTF Wall Street banks and defense contractors. Pretty close to that, you’d probably find the Clinton Foundation. A veritable clearinghouse for cronyism masquerading as a charity. Continue reading »
– Hillary 2016? Recalling the Clinton Body Count (Zen Gardner, April15, 2015):
If you or anyone you know is thinking about doing such a thing, you may want to read a little further and learn some more about the Clintons. The Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign is now official, so America will be faced with the horrendous prospect next year of having to choose between continuing a Clinton Dynasty or a Bush Dynasty. If indeed Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush become the presidential candidates for their respective parties, and get elected for 2 terms, do you realize what that would mean? In that scenario, we would have had a Clinton or Bush in the White House from 1980 to 2024! That would be 44 straight years of a Clinton or Bush (remembering that George Bush Sr. was VP under Reagan and that Hillary worked, and still works, under Obama)! Could it be any more obvious that the US is not a Republic or democracy but rather an oligarchy of the rich and powerful? A bloodline aristocracy may be a better term, since all of the 44 US Presidents have been part of European royal bloodlines, despite having different last names. Continue reading »