• Clinton Responds to Bad $$ Accusations by Asking for More $$ to Fight Accusations of Bad $$

    May 16, 2015

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    The Clinton campaign, responding to snowballing accusations of influence buying through massive foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation both before, during and after the Hillary Era as Secretary of State, has made a statement: give us more money.

    Never one to miss a chance at hypocrisy, the Hillary Clinton campaign is now fundraising off new reporting in the new Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.

    In an email to supporters, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta writes:

    There’s a new book out — written by a former Republican operative with ties to a Koch-funded organization — that uses allegations and conspiracy theories to stitch together a false narrative about Hillary without producing a single shred of evidence.

    We’re only two weeks into the election and we’re already up against these baseless attacks.

    If we don’t fight back now, we send a signal to our opponents that we’ll shrivel in the face of whatever will follow. This is an important moment in this campaign.

    Podesta ends his email with a large Donate button.

    Sleaze Aside…

    Sleaze aside, if the money accusations have any effect on the voting populace (and so far their impact is unclear; people just may not care about anything anymore unless it involves Bruce Jenner’s gender transition), they will interfere with the carefully crafted Clinton 2016 narrative.

    Clinton has outlined her election platform. One major plank already in direct conflict with the Clinton Foundation money is her stated desire to fix “our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.”

    The other Clinton theme, some gobbledygook about righting the wrongs of our 1:99 percent economy, also withers in the face of the massive flow of money into the Foundation.



    Rules are for Fools

    Lastly, for now at least, is the question of transparency. Already dinged by the use of a personal email server during her State Department tenure, a move that has shielded the majority of her actions and decisions from public scrutiny, Clinton now has new questions to answer about donations made to the Clinton Foundation.

    Clinton’s disclosures have been somewhere between limited and non-existent. The New York Times:

    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.

    “This failure,” says the New York Times editorial page, “is an inexcusable violation of her pledge.” The issue is not whether Hillary handed out favors as Secretary, but whether or not she can be trusted at all.

    Your call, America.




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  • Recent Comments

    • Bruce said...

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      More Podestalling Hitlery Goebbeldy-crook! But I’m sure she had her TREA$ON$!! Go, $lick Hilly; GO $LI¢K HILLY!!!

      05/16/15 11:50 AM | Comment Link

    • Chuck Nasmith said...

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      “We came, we saw, he died” What a mother… (Killery/2016).

      05/16/15 1:17 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      I, myself would prefer more Jenner gender transition info on this site. I will not vote unless there is a transgendered candidate on the ballot. Wait! Hillary is on the ballot. Whew, I was almost not going to vote.

      05/16/15 3:44 PM | Comment Link

    • Chuck Nasmith said...

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      Write in Chelsea Manning for any office if the other candidates do not tell the truth. It appears “Truth” gets you this card …”Do not pass go. Go directly to jail”.

      05/16/15 4:23 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Chuck- I think the old adage, “The truth shall set you free” has been turned on its head. Speak truth to power and you lose your freedom But, heck , at least you had the fleeting freedom of speaking your mind before being cuffed. Ray McGovern turned his back on Hillary while she was talking about the importance of peaceful protest as a right in all countries. The irony of that incident is still inflating.

      05/16/15 10:03 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      A Clinton pledge? One needs a rear view camera to make sure her fingers aren’t crossed. I’ll save you the money. They are always crossed.

      05/16/15 10:44 PM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      The Clinton Foundation (now called the Ed, Edd, and Eddy Foundation) has to re-file 5 years of tax returns due to “errors in donations reporting”. Guess they borrowed Timmeh Geithner’s turbotax package. He wasn’t using it any more anyway.

      Being an outright criminal has not been an impediment to holding public office in the US for some time. Now it is basic requirement. The public seems to like this arrangement and will spend inordinate amounts of time comparing the levels of criminality involved rather than questioning why all the choices they’ve been offered are thugs, miscreants, and cons.

      I’m just waiting until one of the nominees for president is someone’s imaginary friend, Plank. Then we will have reached Terminal Idiocy Velocity. We are almost there. We’ve got the Eds running; just need a Plank to announce.

      [In case you aren’t familiar with my reference, the “Ed, Edd, and Eddy” show was a cartoon show a number of years ago. Ed, Edd, and Eddy lived in a cul-de-sac and had adventures with some of the other kids there and with kids from the nearby Park ‘N Flush trailer park. One of the other characters in the show was Jonny, who carried around a 2×4 with a face poorly drawn on it which he had named “Plank”. Only Jonny could hear Plank talk, and he held conversations with Plank, interpreting Plank’s remarks for the Eds. My kids loved this show for some reason. It’s how they learned the word “cul-de-sac”.

      http://ed.wikia.com/wiki/Plank

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ed,_Edd_n_Eddy_characters%5D

      05/17/15 7:57 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Teri- the general public still worships their bizarre Christian deity who is thuggish in the extreme so expect them to want a terrestrial equivalent. They’ve been programmed by a thuggish priesthood to accept an absolute monarchy which explains their governing choices.

      05/17/15 8:40 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      “Clinton has outlined her election platform. One major plank already in direct conflict with the Clinton Foundation money is her stated desire to fix “our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.” ”

      Maybe reforming dysfunctions in the political system, will be easier than reforming State? Maybe that explains why there was no effort to modernize State’s system and implement needed-reforms. Better luck with our political system perhaps??

      05/17/15 7:10 PM | Comment Link

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