Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What Did Obama Know and When Did he Know it?

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.

Donors who were granted time with Clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for her help as the Bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a Wall Street executive who sought Clinton's help with a visa problem and Estee Lauder executives who were listed as meeting with Clinton while her department worked with the firm's corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in South Africa. 

14 comments:

Methadras said...

RICO anyone? Hello? Bueller? Bueller? Oh wait, I totally forgot that the government has deemed her untouchable. My bad.

rhhardin said...

The more the government controls the more money it can take in from those controlled.

AllenS said...

Good luck trying to ax Obama anything.

AprilApple said...

It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Shorter AP: It's bad, but we are pulling for her anyway.

AprilApple said...

AP: "Possible ethics challenges if elected president."


Possible ethics challenges.

Again- the media weave and dodge for her. Poor Hillary. Hounded by her own ethics. Bad ethics- bad. If only she had control over them.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Obama is completely and utterly as dirty as Crooked Hillary.

He hates her though because she is so fucking stupid.

Leland said...

The better question, what was Obama's cut?

AprilApple said...

How about a headline that demands she step down as a candidate?

If any R did 1/4 of what she did, the demands from the media to "exit" would be deafening.

ndspinelli said...

April, I always play the game: How would it be covered if it were a Republican? There are so many instances. The Louisiana floods are a perfect example.

edutcher said...

The issue here is that AP is carrying this stuff. were it not for the 'Net, this would all be buried.

And, in answer to calls for a headline, Trump calls for special prosecutor to investigate Clinton Foundation.

Methadras said...

RICO anyone? Hello? Bueller? Bueller? Oh wait, I totally forgot that the government has deemed her untouchable. My bad.

You'll have to wait for the Trump Administration. Rudy would probably love to do this one himself.

chickelit said...

The worse Hillary is, the better she does in the polls. You can take that to the bank.

edutcher said...

She seems to be slipping a tad. Certainly the Monmouth poll was a disappointment.

ndspinelli said...

Big picture stuff is what needs to be hammered. Trump needs to go for the knockout on the MSM. Who has exposed this blatant corruption? Judicial Watch!! Not the Washington Post, NYT, etc. They never even tried. All of the FOIA requests that were ignored[over 200] were from the non MSM. Sheryll Atkisson has been screaming about this for years. Every time he gives a speech HAMMER the MSM for being corrupt and inept.

AJ Lynch said...

I just joined Judicial Watch and gave them $100 a couple weeks ago. They are tenacious and doing the job NPR, etc won't do.