Monday, April 20, 2015

New Book Claims Hillary Clinton Traded Favors At State For Payments To Clinton Foundation And Bill

It is remarkable Bill and Hillary Clinton aren't in federal prison where they belong since they have committed more public crimes for public gain than virtually any other politicians in the history of the United States. Like Barack Obama, it always seems that the wrath for their misdeeds falls upon those around them instead. The Clinton and Obama body count is literally big enough to fill up a cemetery. The New York Times features a review of a new book by Peter Schweizer, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Government Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," whose title speaks for itself.
The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.
“We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds,” Mr. Schweizer writes.
His examples include a free-trade agreement in Colombia that benefited a major foundation donor’s natural resource investments in the South American nation, development projects in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake in 2010, and more than $1 million in payments to Mr. Clinton by a Canadian bank and major shareholder in the Keystone XL oil pipeline around the time the project was being debated in the State Department . . . 
His reporting largely focuses on payments made to Mr. Clinton for speeches, which increased while his wife served as secretary of state, writing that “of the 13 Clinton speeches that fetched $500,000 or more, only two occurred during the years his wife was not secretary of state.” In 2011, Mr. Clinton made $13.3 million in speaking fees for 54 speeches, the majority of which were made overseas, the author writes.
The Clintons' reaction to the books is predictable--another right-wing conspiracy against them.
A campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, called the book part of the Republicans’ coordinated attack strategy on Mrs. Clinton “twisting previously known facts into absurd conspiracy theories,” and he said “it will not be the first work of partisan-fueled fiction about the Clintons’ record, and we know it will not be the last.”
People quickly forgot about how the Clintons were caught red-handed taking money from the Chinese and other foreigners illegally in exchange for political favors during Bill Clinton's presidency. Thanks to Attorney General Janet Reno's refusal to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate those crimes, the Clintons got off scot free for all of those crimes.


Anonymous said...

Funny, when I think of crimes in the White House, I still think of Dick Cheney. How many countries have now accused him of war crimes? Its a crime against humanity that was wrought when the Republican administration sent us to war in Iraq based on fictitious weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Hussein was horrible. But the destruction of his country spiraled out of control and the middle east imploded. So many Americans died. I read the other day that Dick Cheney can’t leave the United States because he knows he will be arrested for war crimes. That seems, to me, a better representation of crimes in the white house than these spurious claims against the Clintons. Whitewater, which dogged them for years, was ultimately proven to be nothing. I still question whether Hillary Clinton will be our next President. I enjoyed Rand Paul’s joke about her “baggage”. But histrionics about criminal conduct? I think that just backwashes badly on the Republicans, who certainly have baggage of their own.

Gary R. Welsh said...

Whitewater wasn't about nothing. Everyone else involved in that deal went to prison and/or had their professional careers destroyed while the Clintons moved up and on. They were saved by virtue of the fact Ken Starr was a grossly incompetent prosecutor only interested in investigating Bill's sex life instead of the underlying public corruption charges he had been tasked with investigating. You probably believe Hillary made a legitimate investment at Stephens Inc. when she plopped down that $1,000 investment in the cattle futures which magically became $100,000.

I think Cheney is a crook who became a multi-millionaire through his crooked relationship with Haliburton despite having zero business experience, but the topic of this post is about the Clintons.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Gary, people quickly forget much of the muck and illegal activities of almost any politician unless the national left liberal Democrat media machine continues to bring up the topic day after day, night after, even if the “news” on the topic is skewed to the liberal religion or is altogether false (but I digress). The pure truth is that both the Obamas and the Clintons are in it for the money and they continue to do quite well raking in thousands and thousands of dollars; DC liberal Democrats are among the wealthiest people in The United State and they are extremely supportive of the Wall Street financial houses and the money dealers more than Americans are told or will admit. I believe the enormously outrageous speaking fees for the blathering of Bill and Hillary Clinton are little more than payola for all the Clintons' covert, devious deals made with governments around the world and with transnational corporations.

It is useless to debate left liberal Democrats on the facts because liberal Democrats make up their own facts. Left liberal Democrats would rather deflect and change the conversation rather than have an honest discussion. Left liberal Democrats use Saul Alinsky tactics to take down anyone who will not follow their political religion. Anon 7:59 demonstrates perfectly how to deflect and change the subject.

Isn’t it interesting how liberal Democrats rage with advice about how “Republicans” need to have a bigger tent, how Republicans must “change” and “evolve”, how Republicans must “get on the right side of history” (a catchphrase that is actually meaningless but demonstrates perfectly how liberals “think” in terms of emotional slogans rather than in critical thought ), but those same critiques NEVER apply to the Democrat Party? The Democrat Party is NOT welcoming to Conservative Blacks, Conservative Gays, and Conservative Women- so much for the Democrat big tent and the Democrat Party evolving and accepting voices from unfairly marginalized political segments such as The Tea Party- a movement the liberal left doesn’t even understand in terms of origin and purpose. Liberal Democrats will always tell you what and who they fear by how they mock and deride in their efforts to isolate and destroy using lies, hate, intolerance, or any combination thereof.

Flogger said...

The list of damages the Clinton's did to the Democratic Party and the USA includes: NAFTA, increasing trade with China, using Iraq and Serbia as an aerial gunnery and bombing range, deregulation, etc. Hillbilly Clinton took Union Money but did nothing to help the Unions. The bottom line is the Clinton's were and are Corporatist's and will use that relationship to line their own pockets.

Under Hillary's watch as Secretary of State she was a complete Hawk concerning the bombing of Libya to achieve the toppling of Muammar Qaddafi. Libya today is in shambles and you will not find Hillary walking the streets of Libya.

Anonymous said...

I hope Peter Schweizer watches his back. The poor bastards who cross the Clinton's tend to have bad things happen to them.

The Clinton's are corrupt as they come. Somehow we managed to scrape through the Obama years, as incompetent as BO was, more Clinton is absolutely chilling.