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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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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In my mid-20s, I had a new bride, a plum job on Capitol Hill and, apparently, the beginnings of a cancerous tumor on my right kidney. For 20 or 25 years — the best estimate of my doctors — it accompanied me at birthdays and on holidays and at the delivery of my children. It was quiet and kept to itself. Undiscovered, it would have donned camouflage and killed me in the end. A cancer diagnosis is the experience of about 13?million Americans. Mine came early enough for surgery to make a difference. There were weeks of testing, waiting and
Rush Limbaugh´s radio tirades will have a new home on Los Angeles airwaves next year. KFI-AM (640) is losing the conservative host´s three-hour show, long a fixture on the station, to KTLK-AM (1150), which owner Clear Channel is hoping to pump up as an outlet exclusively dedicated to right-leaning chatter. The company, which also owns KFI, will use Limbaugh´s audience to anchor the new lineup for KTLK, which is being dubbed "The Patriot" and will also feature national shows by Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
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The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
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