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Unease at Clinton Foundation
Over Finances and Ambitions

New York Times, by Nicholas Confessore and Amy Chozick

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Posted By:Drive, 8/14/2013 1:06:51 PM

Soon after the 10th anniversary of the foundation bearing his name, Bill Clinton met with a small group of aides and two lawyers from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Two weeks of interviews with Clinton Foundation executives and former employees had led the lawyers to some unsettling conclusions. The review echoed criticism of Mr. Clinton’s early years in the White House: For all of its successes, the Clinton Foundation had become a sprawling concern, supervised by a rotating board of old Clinton hands, vulnerable to distraction and


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/14/2013 1:16:43 PM     (No. 9473700)

Rush is on air right now quipping that the NYT web site is down to prevent you from seeing this article. You cannot see it right now -- site is down.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LComStaff, 8/14/2013 1:21:34 PM     (No. 9473707)

Your clever LComStaff has it for you. Click and enjoy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 8/14/2013 1:22:50 PM     (No. 9473711)

Its up now- I just read it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BamaTex, 8/14/2013 1:27:10 PM     (No. 9473717)

No such luck--the NYT is just getting it out there so the punditry can say, come election season, "oh that´s old news." NYT will go to any length to help Hillary--never doubt it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Killian Bundy, 8/14/2013 1:28:00 PM     (No. 9473718)

The Clintons are grifters like the Obamas?

/tell me something I don´t already know

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Reply 6 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/14/2013 1:30:37 PM     (No. 9473721)

here´s a story on it:

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Reply 7 - Posted by: otronome, 8/14/2013 1:32:50 PM     (No. 9473725)

2 things

Clintons know they have abused the foundation vehicle and launched pre-emptive review with goal of cleaning up the worst abuses and teeing up a "narrative" for their favorite sycophants in the press to prepare the lofo´s for the bad news and then dismiss it as "old news." Fraud, cronyism, criminal behavior, stealing, lying, influence pedaling..all the tried and true tricks of the grifters´ trade.

Second, there are lots of others who want the nomination and they have friends who caught wind of the results of the review and have their own moles.

You can be sure the NYT broke the story because someone else is coming with a bigger one. They may have faced accusations of trying to bury the bad news had they ot jumped ahead of the other parties with access to the gory details.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/14/2013 1:38:23 PM     (No. 9473730)

I can´t get it to open right as of this minute. All my attempts end up with a message that the connection was reset.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: privateer, 8/14/2013 1:39:58 PM     (No. 9473733)

OR....they are trying to discredit the Pig, because, yes! Winnie will run to replace Nelson.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bevan, 8/14/2013 1:41:23 PM     (No. 9473734)

The site is down again

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Reply 11 - Posted by: losgatos, 8/14/2013 1:41:29 PM     (No. 9473735)

Don´t really need to read it. I already know they´re crooks. Anyone remember Whitewater?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Drive, 8/14/2013 1:42:45 PM     (No. 9473736)

It comes and goes. Traffic is very heavy for it. It´s devastatingly critical of Clintons. Keep trying

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LComStaff, 8/14/2013 1:44:30 PM     (No. 9473744)

Times site is up and down with traffic that´s crashing it. Be patient. This piece will show up eventually. In the meantime the Telegraph article is posted further down the page and will give you the idea.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/14/2013 1:44:46 PM     (No. 9473746)

I click on the article and get this: http/1.1Service Unavailable.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/14/2013 1:50:40 PM     (No. 9473758)

Should any prosecutors decide to look into this `foundation`, their conclusion will be `no irregularities found`. If John Corzine skated scott free after stealing 1.5 billion then surely an ex democrat president will also. You can bet bogus excuses are being formulated just about now.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/14/2013 1:56:16 PM     (No. 9473771)

What #4 said. NYT and Clinton, Inc. are bedfellows, strange or not.

I think the NYT website is DOWN on purpose. Trying to gin up sympathy any way they can.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/14/2013 2:08:50 PM     (No. 9473808)

I have the article up. I will be glad to copy and paste it or scan it for anyone who emails me.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/14/2013 2:09:37 PM     (No. 9473812)

PS - It´s seven pages.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/14/2013 2:11:39 PM     (No. 9473820)

How much money flows from the Foundation to the family, directly or indirectly, or to any related entity, like a political pac ? That must be disclosed in order for the Foundation to keep its tax exempt status. Oh, wait, it The IRS who makes these determinations. Well, just forget I mentioned it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/14/2013 2:15:43 PM     (No. 9473833)

That none of the Clintons are in jail speaks volumes to What´s Wrong with America.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nimby, 8/14/2013 2:22:31 PM     (No. 9473847)

How much of it was used during the 2008 presidential bid?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: whamdbambam, 8/14/2013 2:49:45 PM     (No. 9473891)

Something tells me that the authors of this article are soon to be unmasked as...Rodeo Clowns!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 8/14/2013 2:59:14 PM     (No. 9473909)

Shades of Eva Peron!!
Who´da thunk it???

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Reply 24 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 8/14/2013 3:02:20 PM     (No. 9473919)

Being the cynic that I am when it relates to Democrats, I wonder if 0bama or some other powerful Democrat is behind digging up this "dirt." I could access the article and the headline sounds more ominous than what is actually provided in the article. Democrats have exhibited far worse behavior than this. Does 0bama and other high muckety-mucks in the party already have a "chosen one" that is not Clinton and this is done to undermine her early on? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 8/14/2013 3:02:49 PM     (No. 9473921)

It´s a piggy bank for the poor Clintons.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: shurnuff, 8/14/2013 3:05:48 PM     (No. 9473926)

Click on the foundation graphic. Hmmmmm, they just recently renamed it "The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton."

Anyone else shivering?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Sandbar, 8/14/2013 3:48:57 PM     (No. 9473976)

Have to agree w/#4. This is preemptive, next year its old news.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/14/2013 3:58:24 PM     (No. 9474004)


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Reply 29 - Posted by: tenncon231, 8/14/2013 3:58:38 PM     (No. 9474005)

Interesting reading--google Arkancide, bodies are counting up! But with the move to Harlem does it now become Harlemcide? Chawley Rangel may find that racist, objectionable, or fill in ____________!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rochow, 8/14/2013 4:15:45 PM     (No. 9474027)

We know what a kind heart the Clinton grifters have, can it be that they are paying off the National Debt with their ill begotten gazillions? Just a thought!@ You know I am kidding, the Clinton dame had the Secret Service pay for her toothpaste, etc.....they consider it their ´right´ that you should pay....I assume the money might be in some Swiss bank account for Chelsea and her presidential campaign!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 8/14/2013 4:30:10 PM     (No. 9474054)

This shouldn´t surprise anyone. Billary looted the White House when they moved out in 2001 and had their goons vandalize what they left behind. In light of that, why would we be shocked at the possibility of them skimming off the top of their charitable foundation? Those two skunks have never changed their stripe.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 8/14/2013 4:52:52 PM     (No. 9474105)

The east coast liberal establishment, especially the Kennedy wing, were never in love with the Clintons the way they are in love with Obama. They defended them when the Clintons were under attack from Republicans but otherwise considered them rubes on the make. One editor of a magazine only east coast liberals read mused in the mid 90s that Bill Clinton´s presidency could be liken to a fat pinata that spewed out goodies to whomever whacked him the hardest. I suspect these types have several names in mind for 2016 other than Hillary Clinton.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: artman1746, 8/14/2013 4:58:49 PM     (No. 9474114)

It will go something like this:

"Well, you understand, Hillary nor I supervise the daily operation of the Foundation. We have evidently had some some poor management and we have made some necessary changes."

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Really?, 8/14/2013 5:05:33 PM     (No. 9474124)

You know what I hate ? Foundations that seek endowments.

That´s nothing but pride.

Rather than spend the money on the needy, they want to raise $ 250,000,000 and ensure that their name and influence stick around.

Always makes me think less of the charities involved. Of course this one is pure pride and politics....it´s a phony effort.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: grampstosix, 8/14/2013 5:32:13 PM     (No. 9474156)

What ever happened to Chelsea´s husband? You never hear about him.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: ArtieC, 8/14/2013 6:24:46 PM     (No. 9474205)

So the foundation is as corrupt as its founder. I am surprised.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/14/2013 6:42:11 PM     (No. 9474235)

#24 read my mind, or I was reading hers.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 8/14/2013 7:01:25 PM     (No. 9474270)

In this very forum, years ago, I pointed out that the Clinton Foundation was #1)a tax avoidance scheme #2)influence peddling scheme #3)money laudering scheme.

It has functioned during the Obama years as a shadow/parallel DNC, keeping political operatives employed, raising money, and maintaining donor lists for a time when the Dark Lord would rise again.

This has been obvious from day one. It has also served as a vehicle to "cleanse" the Clinton legacy (which will always remain "the stain on the little blue dress"), and purchase a Nobel Peace Prize for Bill. That, and getting Hillary elected President will represent Bill´s resurrection and proof that his impeachment was nothing but "a vast right wing conspiracy"

I cannot sufficiently convey the abject horror I have at the thought of the Clinton´s in the White House again. The Democrats are exhausting me with their relentless efforts to recreate the Soviet Union...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/14/2013 7:14:52 PM     (No. 9474289)

I know everything I need to know about these lowlifes.

My closet is overflowing with videos, books and news articles that gave me a clear understanding of their "generosity" long ago.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/14/2013 8:34:27 PM     (No. 9474391)

#4 nails it. The paths are being cleared so nothing comes within months of Hillary going into the election. They don´t want some scandal to pop up but Benghazi will be a problem.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 8/14/2013 8:55:38 PM     (No. 9474412)

The historical account of these massive criminal enterprises embedded within criminal enterprises will run into the dozens of pulp volumes. Third-rate "universities" will peddle dozens of Master´s degrees based upon the myriad frauds contained therein.
And Clinton´s spawn will profit mightily unto the latest generation.
Is this a great country or what?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Flyball dogs, 8/14/2013 9:12:33 PM     (No. 9474426)

No. 38, I am with you. I can´t convey my contempt for the current pig in the WH. But the thought of PIAPS makes my ice cream curdle. Although the current pig is mean and corrupt, SHE is evil and corrupt. Subtle semantics, I agree. But noteworthy, nonetheless.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: strike3, 8/14/2013 9:41:44 PM     (No. 9474471)

I really didn´t know that Billy Jeff cared about elephant poaching. What a nice man.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 8/14/2013 10:21:47 PM     (No. 9474521)

Did someone say this was a devastating article? I listened to Rush today and he said it was a pretty tough article. Well, I beg to disagree with El Rushbo. If this is considered a tough article on the PIAPS and the Bent One and the Spawn, then standards for what qualifies as a critical or devastating article have been substantially reduced. So, okay it wasn´t a typical puff piece, but there is nothing to see here.

CGI and Teneo are as corrupt as the Clintons, so what else is new? PIAPS has way more to answer for in her disgusting role in Benghazi. We are about to see the press cover, slobber, and lie, cheat and steal for the first female (?) president, PIAPS.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 8/14/2013 11:04:31 PM     (No. 9474576)

If Hillary is elected President, every other ambitious Democrat may have to wait until 20 January 2025 for their turn. As long as she´s a viable candidate, she sucks all the oxygen out of the room, so to speak, as far as raising campaign funds and recruiting personnel are concerned. Don´t underestimate how many Democrats want her out of the way for those reasons alone. Plus, she really is toxic for down-ticket candidates. I suspect it´s been Democrats behind the scenes knocking Hillary´s ally Anthony Weiner out of the NY Mayoral race, and making sure Benghazi revelations keep drip-drip-dripping out.

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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

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