Hillary's 22 biggest scandals ever (with cliffnotes)

http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/her...ggest-scandals-ever/

1) Clintons turn IRS into ‘gestapo’
IRS audits were conducted against individuals and groups who caused problems for the administration. (groups like the Heritage Foundation, the National Rifle Association, Concerned Women of America, Citizens Against Government Waste, National Review, American Spectator, the National Center for Public Policy Research, the American Policy Center, American Cause, Citizens for Honest Government, Progress and Freedom Foundation, David Horowitz’s Center for the Study of Popular Culture and the Western Journalism Center.)

2) Covering Bill’s dirty deeds
The Clintons have been accused of hiring private investigators to not only dig up dirt on perceived adversaries – such as Juanita Broaddrick, the woman allegedly raped by Bill, and other abused women such as Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones – but to stalk, scare and threaten them.

3) Looting the White House
When the Clintons left 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2001, they.. came under fire when they reportedly tried to take $190,000 in gifts and furnishings from the presidential mansion. During their time in the White House, the Clintons also reportedly auctioned off and sold taxpayer-financed government goods and services in exchange for political campaign contributions and personal profit.

4) Filegate: FBI files on GOP enemies
The Clinton duo was involved in a scandal known as “Filegate” in which they illegally obtaining FBI files on perceived adversaries, most of whom served in previous Republican administrations.
“In an effort to discredit the women who charged President Clinton with sexual misconduct, personal files and papers were illegally obtained and released. The courts found, under the Privacy Act, that the privacy of Linda Tripp and Kathleen Willey had been violated,” a Judicial Watch report said, citing just a few of more than 900 relevant files. Judicial Watch said Hillary had been linked “directly to the center” of the controversy.

5) Hillary’s ‘Muslim Brotherhood princess’
Huma Abedin, who served as Hillary’s longtime deputy chief of staff and has worked with her for nearly 20 years, has known ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – a group bent on “destroying Western civilization from within”

6) Vince Foster’s 1993 death
Vince Foster was deputy White House counsel and Hillary’s friend and law partner who had connections to the Travelgate and Whitewater scandals. In 1993, Foster was found dead in a park with a fatal gunshot wound to his mouth.
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr concluded Foster’s death was a suicide. However, as WND reported in 2003, one of Starr’s key investigators challenged the official line, insisting the probe’s result was predetermined, only a few plotters were required to engineer the result, the crime scene was altered and that major newspaper editors killed stories by reporters pursuing the truth.
The night of [Foster's] death, Hillary launched one of the most shameful – and illegal – cover-ups of her entire career. She sent two of her most trusted White House loyalists – Maggie Williams, the First Lady’s chief of staff, and Patsy Thomasson, who was in charge of White House administration – into Foster’s office to retrieve embarrassing and incriminating documents related to Whitewater and Hillary’s other personal affairs.

7) Emailgate: ‘She should go to prison for this’
In March 2015, WND reported Hillary kept all her official correspondence as secretary of state, as well as her personal emails, on a private email server located at her home – instead of using the government-mandated process while serving in the high appointed position. Her email system was unsecured for months while she used it for government business.
The Hill reported Hillary did not encrypt her private email service with a digital certificate for the first three months of her tenure as secretary of state.” That was while she was traveling to China, Egypt, Israel, Japan and South Korea.
J. Michael Waller – a longtime consultant to government entities ranging from the secretary of defense to the U.S. Senate to the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory – told WND “This is the national-security equivalent of drunken driving.”

8) Chinagate: Sale of high-tech secrets
Technology companies allegedly made donations of millions of dollars to various Democratic Party entities, including President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, in return for permission to sell high-tech secrets to China. Bernard Schwartz and his Loral Space & Communication Ltd. later allegedly “helped China to identify the cause of [a rocket failure], thereby advancing China’s missile program and threatening U.S. national security,” according to records.

9) Travelgate: Always room for friends
In the Travelgate scandal, the staff of the White House travel office was fired to make way for Clinton cronies, including Bill’s 25-year-old cousin, who was reportedly promised the position of office director.
Hillary allegedly fired seven employees and gave the positions to her Arkansas friends. According to the Washington Post, there was an effort to award a White House airline contract to a Clinton friend.
Also, Hillary reportedly had the FBI investigate the former head of the travel office, Billy Dale, who was fired without notice and removed from White House grounds. Dale was charged with embezzlement but found not guilty of the crime in 1995. He was later audited by the IRS.

10) Whitewater: Jail for friends, but not Clintons
The Whitewater investigation by independent counsel Kenneth Starr began in 1994 with accusations of impropriety against the Clintons and others concerning improper campaign contributions, political and financial favors, and tax benefits.

11) ‘Landing under sniper fire’ in Bosnia
In her March 17, 2008, foreign-policy speech on Iraq, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton recalled a trip she made to Tuzla, Bosnia, in 1996.
“I remember landing under sniper fire,” Hillary said of her visit while she was first lady. “There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”
But news footage of her visit revealed her “sniper fire” claim wasn’t just exaggerated. It was completely false. And Hillary had repeated the claim several times, including during her time on the presidential campaign trail in 2007.

[video: "CBS exposes Hillary Clinton Bosnia trip" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BfNqhV5hg4]

12) Hillary's 'missing' law firm billing records
In 1994, federal investigators subpoenaed Hillary's billing records from her days as a partner in the Rose Law firm during the Watergate scandal. The White House said it didn't have the 115 pages of files.
While Hillary claimed she had a minor role in the affair, the Washington Examiner reported that "when the records mysteriously turned up in the White House in 1996, they showed she met repeatedly with key figures in the scandal."

13) Pardongate: Hillary Senate contributions
Before Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, he granted numerous controversial pardons – including to convicted tax evader Marc Rich, whose wife made significant contributions to Hillary's 2000 Senate campaign and the Clinton presidential library.
The Associated Press reported that Rich had.. "crimes that could have earned him more than 300 years in prison." Rich fled to Switzerland in 1983 after his indictment and remained on the FBI's Most Wanted List until President Clinton pardoned him.
Also, Hillary's brothers, Tony and Hugh Rodham, reportedly received large amounts of money from people who were pardoned by Bill Clinton. Hillary said she and Bill were unaware of the scheme.

14) Hillary's cash cows and 9,987 percent profit
In March 1994, it was revealed Hillary – with no previous experience – had made massive profits from cattle futures trading between 1978 and 1979, when Bill Clinton's salary as Arkansas attorney general had been modest. She reportedly made $99,537 in profit on a $1,000 investment (a 9,987 percent profit) in just nine months because of a highly placed connection at Tyson Foods, which was the largest employer in Arkansas and a big Clinton donor.
The New York Times reported: "During Mr. Clinton's tenure as Governor, Tyson benefited from several state decisions, including favorable environmental rulings, $9 million in state loans, and the placement of company executives on important state boards. … The commodities trades were the most successful investment the Clintons ever made.

15) Clinton body count: 'You find dead people'
"The Clinton body count," first published in WND and later circulated by Linda Tripp to Monica Lewinsky, is a collection of names of people associated with Clinton administration scandals who have died mysterious and often violent deaths. Reporter David Bresnahan broke the story of the list during the summer of 1997 while researching his book, "Cover Up: The Art and Science of Political Deception."
"I started looking into all the various deaths of people that were involved in various Clinton scandals," Bresnahan said. "I started to investigate the entire picture instead of just one focused event. If you look at one scandal, you’ll find one dead guy. When you investigate all Clinton scandals, you find similarities, you find common tactics, you find common actions and you find dead people."
The list was not just a source of terror among sworn enemies of the administration. It was an even greater terror for those close to Clinton – for those closest, it appeared, died younger and more inexplicably than those on the outside looking in. In his research, Bresnahan came up with more than one list. "Not only did I find a list of dead people, but I also found that there are over 100 people who have refused to testify. There is also a list of people who have gone to jail. There are 45 people who have gone to jail, some of them White House staff, Cabinet members as well as people from the Justice Department. So many of those (lists) developed when I started to pursue the big picture."

16) Hillary's radical pal, Saul Alinsky

17) Hillary laughs about defending child rapist
In the video she is asked, "As a lawyer, you defended the rapist of a 12-year-old girl, calling the victim 'emotionally unstable' and saying that girls have a tendency to 'exaggerate or romanticize sexual experiences especially when they come from disorganized families.'"
Clinton said: "When I was a 27-year-old attorney doing legal aid work at the law school where I taught in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I was appointed by the local judge to represent a criminal defendant accused of rape. I asked to be relieved of that responsibility. But I was not and I had a professional duty to represent my client to the best of my ability, which I did.
However, she did not address the reports of unearthed recordings in which she almost boasts of knowing of her client's guilt and laughing about the case. "It was a fascinating case, it was a very interesting case," Clinton said on the tape. "This guy was accused of raping a 12-year-old. Course he claimed that he didn't, and all this stuff. … I had him take a polygraph, which he passed – which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs." She laughed at the statement.
The Washington Free Beacon report on the recordings also confirmed she was laughing several other times while discussing the case, including "when discussing the crime lab's accidental destruction of DNA evidence that tied Taylor to the crime."

[video: "The Hillary Clinton Tapes" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2f13f2awK4 ]

18) Hill ca$hes in: Iranian fundraising
Hillary received funds from an arm of the Iranian government and hired a convicted Iranian-American multimillionaire with ties to Tehran as her national campaign finance director in 2008. The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation accepted $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006 and another contribution of between $25,000 and $50,000 in 2008 from the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which U.S. government prosecutors have identified as an arm of the Iranian government.
Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the American Center for Democracy, spelled out the problem with the Clinton Foundation receiving funds from the Alavi Foundation in a Jan. 5, 2009, article published by Forbes.
"Alavi's contribution [in 2008] to Clinton came just two days after the Treasury Department also designated Alavi's partner, the New York-based Assa Corp., as a terrorist entity, and the New York Southern District's attorney seized and forfeited its assets."

19) Clinton Foundation: Scandals keep comingThe Clintons appear to have siphoned off tens of millions of dollars annually from funds the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has received from a United Nations-sponsored program that uses levies on airline tickets to help HIV/AIDs victims in the Third World, charges Wall Street analyst and investor Charles Ortel. The Clinton Foundation also reportedly distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients in Third-World countries.Although Hillary was appointed to the board of directors of the Clinton Foundation in 2013, after she had resigned as secretary of state, Ortel contends she is complicit in what he has described as systematic financial fraud warranting a criminal investigation.After months of tedious investigation, Ortel has concluded the foundation has filed financial and tax forms that were materially misleading, incomplete and in error with the goal of enriching the Clintons and their close associates. Ortel alleges Hillary advanced an “inurement” scheme – enriching oneself through a nonprofit organization – in complicity with her husband by positioning various key associates within the Clinton Foundation structure while she served as U.S. senator from New York and subsequently as secretary of state under President Obama.Hillary has said, "I am very proud of the work the Foundation does," but just 9 percent of the Foundation's money went to charity in 2013. Before Hillary completed her first year as President Obama’s secretary of state, Ortel calculates $17 million went missing from Clinton Foundation financial reports.The New York Post recently reported Hillary's former chief of staff and counselor, Cheryl Mills, "knows where the bodies are buried" in many Clinton scandals, has been at Hillary's side since the 1990s and "has a long track record of hiding Clinton documents." Mills, who has officially been accused of perjury and obstruction of justice, is a key member of the Clinton Foundation board.

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.
The deal appeared to collide with the State Department’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family. But now, in late 2011, Hillary Clinton’s State Department was formally clearing the sale, asserting that it was in the national interest.
In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation and Boeing -- the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis-- contributed $900,000
The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire, an International Business Times investigation has found.
Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure -- derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) -- represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.
The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation. This resulted in a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration and an 80 percent increase in such sales to all countries over the same time period.

20) Benghazi: 4 American lives lost
On Sept. 11, 2012, while Hillary was secretary of state, Islamic militants attacked a U.S. special mission in Benghazi, Libya, and murdered U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management officer Sean Smith. Two CIA contractors, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, were also killed.
In the months leading up to the attack, Hillary's State Department cut security in Libya. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., accused Hillary of "dereliction of duty" that led to the deaths of the four Americans.
"The State Department not only failed to honor repeated requests for additional security, but instead actually reduced security in Libya," Johnson wrote in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Although no one can say with certainty, I firmly believe a relatively small contingent of armed military guards would have prevented the attack, and those four lives would not have been lost."
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other senior Obama officials were given reports within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack. In those memos, the DOD described details of a plan 10 days in advance “to kill as many Americans as possible.” Nonetheless, Hillary falsely blamed it on "rage and violence over an awful Internet video" when she spoke at a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. 14, 2012, as the remains of the four Americans were returned to the U.S.
To this day, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., says the State Department has failed to comply with requests for information about Benghazi.

[video: Benghazi Hearing: Hillary Clinton Ignored 600 Requests for More Security in Libya - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=****nL8H3H8

video: Why Didn’t 600 Emails on Security Requests Reach Your Desk? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGeCQo_wDTc]

21) Peter Franklin Paul: Another Hillary friend goes to prison
Paul, a former business partner of Spider-Man creator Stan Lee who sued Bill for fraud and accused Hillary of hiding nearly $2 million in Senate campaign donations, alleged they sabotaged the media company he formed with Lee to get out of a $17 million agreement made with Bill Clinton to serve as an international promoter for the company after he left the White House. Paul was indicted in June 2001 for manipulating the price of the stock in his company, Stan Lee Media, as it was collapsing. A judge determined Paul didn’t profit from the attempt to save his company, but he accepted a plea bargain and served three years in prison. WND reported in 2012 that Paul charged Attorney General Eric Holder and his Justice Department obstructed justice by reneging on a sentencing agreement.
“Hillary is carrying out her promise to finally destroy my family to punish me for exposing the corruption that elected her to the Senate,” Paul told WND at the time.

22) Watergate: Fired for being a 'liar'
Hillary actually played a role in the Watergate saga, and her actions as a young attorney may have set the tone for her career.
The 27-year-old Clinton was fired from the staff of the House Judiciary committee investigating the Watergate scandal in 1974. She was fired by her supervisor, lifelong Democrat Jerry Zeifman, who called her a liar and much worse.
"She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer," he said. "She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality."
Zeifman also refused to give Clinton a letter of recommendation, making her one of only three employees he snubbed during his 17-year career.

Original Post

Thanks for proving my point.

Clinton Derangement Syndrome has reached epidemic proportions among Republicans. Just look at how long Republicans have been investigating and how many investigations Republicans have had, and still they haven't produced charges that would result in her incarceration.

Either Republicans are so inept they can't prove guilt or she's not guilty.

Believe it or don't.

"The Clinton Affair" on A&E. 

A must see if ever there was.

It is unreal how Clinton wormed out of that mess, but of course he had the help of the media, the DNC, crooked lawyers, his villainous "wife", and whether you believe it or not, he was unknowingly helped by honest Republicans who were "had" by slick willy because they, wrongfully, thought he would be truthful. It is an eye opener and we can see how the Clintons have been protected all these years.
It's hard to take. He smirks, clowns, talks down to people because he knows he's getting away with it. One surprise is how big a part Lewinsky had in the cover up and how she too protected him. However he was leading her on, making her think they were going to end up together so no wonder she was so bitter after she found out she'd been had! It's pretty sickening.


It's not just about his and Monica's lying, it is also about how all his misdeeds were covered up. Paula Jones subbpoenaed Juanita Broderick because she knew about Clinton raping Broderick.  NBC's Lisa Meyers asked for and got an interview with her and Broderick told the story. The head of NBC asked the reporter what she thought and she said she believed Broderick was absolutely telling the truth. NBC killed the story because they didn't want Clinton hurt politically. Also, in this you will see Bill Clinton admit to his affair with Gennifer Flowers, an affair he had always denied and you can hear how he told her to lie about it all. However, he said the affair was only a year, while Flowers, friends and family says it was a 12 year affair.

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Of course the left wants us to forget Hillary and Bill. Just more of their rewriting history. They were yapping about history being made...the first female president...Bill was literally jumping up and down like a giddy school girl...then the bubble burst. Now it's..."Hillary? Who is that? Oh...ancient history. Bill who? Obama who? What are you talking about? AOC? Why are you obsessing over her? Why do you hate our planet? Omar and Tlaib? What? You're Islamphobes...the border? You're racists...you hate brown people...abortions....as well as late term abortions...why do you hate precious women and want to force the darlings to carry and deliver that leech she picked up one night when she didn't bother to take precautions...bless her little innocent heart. Cut her some slack....she was drunk and they had just met...she didn't want to embarrass her new pal or make him leave her if she asked him to use protection! How dare you suggest they be responsible!"  Well folks...it seems it's off limits to discuss any democrat or any of their agendas. I can't think of a thing they will discuss....can you?

 

 

Jutu posted:

"The Clinton Affair" on A&E. 

A must see if ever there was.

It is unreal how Clinton wormed out of that mess, but of course he had the help of the media, the DNC, crooked lawyers, his villainous "wife", and whether you believe it or not, he was unknowingly helped by honest Republicans who were "had" by slick willy because they, wrongfully, thought he would be truthful. It is an eye opener and we can see how the Clintons have been protected all these years.
It's hard to take. He smirks, clowns, talks down to people because he knows he's getting away with it. One surprise is how big a part Lewinsky had in the cover up and how she too protected him. However he was leading her on, making her think they were going to end up together so no wonder she was so bitter after she found out she'd been had! It's pretty sickening.


It's not just about his and Monica's lying, it is also about how all his misdeeds were covered up. Paula Jones subbpoenaed Juanita Broderick because she knew about Clinton raping Broderick.  NBC's Lisa Meyers asked for and got an interview with her and Broderick told the story. The head of NBC asked the reporter what she thought and she said she believed Broderick was absolutely telling the truth. NBC killed the story because they didn't want Clinton hurt politically. Also, in this you will see Bill Clinton admit to his affair with Gennifer Flowers, an affair he had always denied and you can hear how he told her to lie about it all. However, he said the affair was only a year, while Flowers, friends and family says it was a 12 year affair.

********************

Of course the left wants us to forget Hillary and Bill. Just more of their rewriting history. They were yapping about history being made...the first female president...Bill was literally jumping up and down like a giddy school girl...then the bubble burst. Now it's..."Hillary? Who is that? Oh...ancient history. Bill who? Obama who? What are you talking about? AOC? Why are you obsessing over her? Why do you hate our planet? Omar and Tlaib? What? You're Islamphobes...the border? You're racists...you hate brown people...abortions....as well as late term abortions...why do you hate precious women and want to force the darlings to carry and deliver that leech she picked up one night when she didn't bother to take precautions...bless her little innocent heart. Cut her some slack....she was drunk and they had just met...she didn't want to embarrass her new pal or make him leave her if she asked him to use protection! How dare you suggest they be responsible!"  Well folks...it seems it's off limits to discuss any democrat or any of their agendas. I can't think of a thing they will discuss....can you?

 

 

We're discussing Clinton Derangement Syndrome and it looks like you have a horrible case.

I keep hearing some speculate that Hillary will, yet again, throw her hat into the crowded Democratic 2020 ring.  I don't think that will be the case but not because she doesn't want to but because she knows that unlike 2016 the fellow Democrats won't lay off her but will unleash harsh attacks from within.  I also don't think she would want to risk a second loss to Donald Trump, which I do believe would happen.  I do believe Hillary is a diminishing star but Chelsea very well could be on the rise so with the resources of the Clinton Foundation the reach of the Clintons could continue along with Republicans concern about it.

Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive Marc Rich continues to pay big

 

Fifteen years ago this month, on Jan. 20, 2001, his last day in office, Bill Clinton issued a pardon for international fugitive Marc Rich. It would become perhaps the most condemned official act of Clinton’s political career. A New York Times editorial called it “a shocking abuse of presidential power.” The usually Clinton-friendly New Republic noted it “is often mentioned as Exhibit A of Clintonian sliminess.”

Congressman Barney Frank added, “It was a real betrayal by Bill Clinton of all who had been strongly supportive of him to do something this unjustified. It was contemptuous.”

Marc Rich was wanted for a list of charges going back decades. He had traded illegally with America’s enemies including Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran, where he bought about $200 million worth of oil while revolutionaries allied with Khomeini held 53 American hostages in 1979.

Rich made a large part of his wealth, approximately $2 billion between 1979 and 1994, selling oil to the apartheid regime in South Africa when it faced a UN embargo. He did deals with Khadafy’s Libya, Milosevic’s Yugoslavia, Kim Il Sung’s North Korea, Communist dictatorships in Cuba and the Soviet Union itself. Little surprise that he was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.

Facing prosecution by Rudy Giuliani in 1983, Rich fled to Switzerland and lived in exile.

 

 

 

What bothered so many was that Clinton’s clemency to Rich reeked of payoff. In the run-up to the presidential pardon, the financier’s ex-wife Denise had donated $450,000 to the fledgling Clinton Library and “over $1 million to Democratic campaigns in the Clinton era.”

Judge Abner Mikva, a counsel in the Clinton White House and mentor to President Obama, noted that even Obama “was very, very dismayed by the Marc Rich pardon and the basis on which it appears to have been granted.”

But does the story end there? Is it possible the payoffs continued after he left office?

The stench of the scandal in early 2001 sent people scurrying. Days after it was revealed that a senior UBS executive named Pierre de Weck had written a letter to Clinton “to support his request for a pardon,” the Swiss banking giant canceled its discussions with Clinton about a lucrative post-White House speech, apparently “worried that a large speaking fee would create an appearance of impropriety.”

Even Bill Clinton eventually admitted that the pardon had been “terrible politics.” “It wasn’t worth the damage to my reputation,” he said.

But while the pardon was a political mistake, it certainly was not a financial one. In the years following the scandal, the flow of funds from those connected to Marc Rich or the pardon scandal have continued to the Clintons.

Rich died in 2013. But his business partners, lawyers, advisers and friends have showered millions of dollars on the Clintons in the decade and a half following the scandal.

Nigerian businessman Gilbert Chagoury is well known as a close ally and business associate of Rich. The Nigerian media declared in 1999 that the “Gilbert Chagoury-Marc Rich alliance remains a formidable foe.” They sold oil on international markets together. In 2000, Chagoury was convicted in Geneva of money laundering and aiding a criminal organization in connection with the billions of dollars stolen from Nigeria during the reign of dictator Gen. Sani Abacha.

As part of a plea deal, the conviction was later expunged.

Chagoury has been very generous to the Clintons in the years following the Rich pardon. He has organized an event at which Bill was paid $100,000 to speak (in 2003), donated millions to the Clinton Foundation and in 2009 pledged a cool $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. The Chagourys were also active in Hillary’s 2008 presidential bid. Michel Chaghouri, a relative in Los Angeles, was a bundler and served on her campaign staff. Numerous other relatives gave the maximum $4,600 each to her campaign.

In return, Bill has lavished praised on Chagoury over the years. In 2005, Bill was the keynote speaker when Chagoury received the “Pride of Heritage Award” from the Lebanese community.

In 2009, CGI gave Chagoury’s company an award for sustainable development. In 2013, Bill showed up in Nigeria for a public ceremony involving one of Chagoury’s projects. When Bill Clinton had his 60th birthday party, Chagoury was an invited guest. Chagoury also attended the wedding of Bill’s longtime aide, Doug Band.

Then there’s Russian investor Sergei Kurzin. He worked for Marc Rich in the 1990s, traveling around Russia looking for suitable investment opportunities in the crumbled former Soviet Union.

An engineer by training, Kurzin has been involved in lucrative deals in Kazakhstan and other countries, including the lucrative Uranium One deal that involved Bill Clinton and Frank Giustra.

Russia bought 20 percent of all uranium production capacity in the US, a deal that needed to be signed off on by the State Department when it was headed by Hillary Clinton. While the deal was going through, Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 to give a speech in Moscow, paid for by a Russian investment bank promoting the uranium deal.

Kurzin, meanwhile, donated $1 million to the Clinton Foundation.

The London-based Reuben Brothers have made a fortune thanks in part to their commodities firm Trans World Metals. According to the World Bank, they founded that firm with money from Marc Rich. And they have confirmed that they had business dealings with Rich. The Reuben Brothers, through their own Reuben Foundation, have been enthusiastic supporters of the Clintons. They co-hosted a star-studded gala with the Clinton Foundation in London dubbed the Millennium Network. They have also directly donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.

 

Beth Dozoretz, a longtime Democratic Party donor, was a friend to Denise Rich, and according to congressional investigations, played a “key role” in helping secure the Marc Rich pardon. On Jan. 10, 2001, Dozoretz received a phone call from President Bill Clinton informing her that he was planning to pardon international fugitive Marc Rich. Dozoretz informed her ski partner on that trip, Denise Rich, of the great news.

 In the years since the pardon was granted, Dozoretz has served the Clintons closely: as the finance co-chair of Hillary’s 2008 campaign and as a senior State Department official during Hillary’s tenure. She has supported the super PAC Ready for Hillary and the Hillary Clinton campaign. Her husband, Ronald, has sent $25,000 to $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

Even the smaller phantoms of the Marc Rich scandal have popped up, opening their wallets for the Clintons. Gershon Kekst, who was Marc Rich’s longtime p.r. man in the United States, has contributed more than $10,000 to Hillary’s campaigns since the pardon. Clyde Meltzer was named in the original 1983 DOJ indictment against Marc Rich and Pincus Green. Meltzer pleaded guilty rather than flee the country like Rich and Green. In the 1990s he rejoined Rich, working for the fugitive’s new firm, Glencore.

According to Federal Election Commission records, Meltzer has a slim history of giving money to candidates, giving only $1,000 to a congressional candidate. But in 2007 he gave the maximum allowed to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Three of Marc Rich’s attorneys, Peter Kadzik, Robert Fink and Jack Quinn, also a former counsel at the Clinton White House, have donated to Hillary’s campaigns. Quinn has given between $25,000 and $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

These Rich connections are, of course, based on disclosed donations. But we now know that the Clinton Foundation has failed to disclose more than 1,000 donors, despite its written agreement with the Obama transition team that it would maintain complete transparency.

Many of those donations came through a Clinton Foundation project in Canada, which is heavily laden with donations from the natural resources and commodities industries. Kurzin, for example, has given via this route. Are there more Marc Rich-connected dollars that have flowed to the Clintons? Will they ever provide the full disclosure they have so often promised?

It cannot be mere coincidence that in the years of fundraising for the Clinton Foundation, one of the industries that has emerged as a big backer of the Clintons is the mining and commodities industry, where Marc Rich made his fortune.

When it comes to Washington scandals, news usually sends political figures scurrying for cover — leading them to avoid those connected to the scandal. Apparently not so with the Clintons. Are you connected to the disgraced Marc Rich and the terrible pardon? It’s OK, as long as the check clears.

Peter Schweizer is the author of “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.”

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Being rich means staying rich and figuring out any angles that will help you stay that way…

It is being reportedthis morning that Denise Rich, a wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire Mark Rich (getting out of obligations seems to be the family motto) has chosen to give up her US citizenship in order to avoid having to meet a large outstanding tax bill.

 
gbrk posted:

I keep hearing some speculate that Hillary will, yet again, throw her hat into the crowded Democratic 2020 ring.  I don't think that will be the case but not because she doesn't want to but because she knows that unlike 2016 the fellow Democrats won't lay off her but will unleash harsh attacks from within.  I also don't think she would want to risk a second loss to Donald Trump, which I do believe would happen.  I do believe Hillary is a diminishing star but Chelsea very well could be on the rise so with the resources of the Clinton Foundation the reach of the Clintons could continue along with Republicans concern about it.

ANY Clinton....in this case Hubbell...should be kept out of any political office. That goes for anyone they'd endorse or any of their cronies.

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