The Clintons, being billed as The Innocents
This past weekend, Sarah Palin said that Hillary Clinton was unfit to serve in the presidency because she threw “away 200 years of military ethos” and left “our men behind to be murdered in Benghazi.” Hillary’s incompetence in securing our diplomatic facilities and providing support for them when they need it is only exceeded by her ability to lie as she covered it up.
There are other reasons to not want to see her considered for the presidency and of no small matter is her shady charitable foundation and the manner in which she might be planning to escape any responsibility for its fishy dealings.
In August, the NY Times posted a scathing article about the Clintons and their charitable foundation, the Global Initiative.
It had many scratching their heads as to why the liberal paper would put negative information out about the Clintons and their sleazy charity. Many suggested that the Times was interested in getting the worst out so by the time Hillary runs, it will have become tired old news.
The telegraph UK online began their commentary of the Times article by asking if Rush Limbaugh guest-edited for the Times when the article was approved. One has to wonder how it got past the censors, they opined.
The Clinton’s Foundation, The Global Clinton Initiative, serves to connect corporate executives A-listers and government officials across the globe for the good of mankind. In contradiction to its purpose, it is running multimillion-dollar deficits while raking in vast amounts of cash.
The Clintons have gotten rich while their Foundation runs in the red despite enormous amounts of money being funneled into it. The Foundation has been used to support, promote, and facilitate the Clintons’ personal and political ambitions.
The Times wrote that it was difficult ‘to disentangle the Clintons’ charity work from Mr. Clinton’s moneymaking ventures and Mrs. Clinton’s political future…’
It’s a charity-crony organization. As the Times wrote,…’businessmen have been able to expand the profile of their companies by working generously alongside the Clinton Foundation.’
Doug Band, Clinton confidant and aide, helped grow the Initiative into the huge Clinton ATM it is today. He is now the one whom the Clintons might have marked to be the sacrificial lamb.
Someone has to take the heat and it won’t be the Clintons.
Band started up his own company, a global consulting firm – Teneo – that is now at the center of a lot of controversy. Teneo was interwoven with the Initiative.
Hillary partnered with a bank – Standard Chartered – that laundered hundreds of billions of dollars for Iran. While the bank was laundering money for terrorists, drug kingpins, weapons dealers, and corrupt regimes, it was at the same time funding programs connected to the Clintons.
Standard Chartered was also a client of Teneo’s.
Teneo – Band – capitalized on the Bubba relationship as they sold outrageous consulting fees. Bubba served on the board of Teneo, but seemingly innocent of their shadiness, according to the article in The New Republic.
Oh, well, what difference…at this point…does it make?
The article from The New Republic expands on the Clinton ‘charity.’ The article isn’t flattering towards the charity but it puts the onus on Doug Band, Bubba’s former aide aka ‘counselor’, by portraying him as the one who transformed the culture of the Initiative from charitable to transactional. It expands on what the Times only referred to.
The author says this about the charity: “There’s an undertow of transactionalism in the glittering annual dinners, the fixation on celebrity, and a certain contingent of donors whose charitable contributions and business interests occupy an uncomfortable proximity,” and goes on further to blame Doug Band for it.
One gets a sense that a new scapegoat is being groomed.
For those unfamiliar with the magazine, The New Republic is a liberal magazine that appears to have a love-hate relationship with the Clintons.
The article expands on the Times’ declarations that Band was like a son to Bubba with the insinuation that Bubba could be duped by a surrogate son – a trusted friend.
Check out this excerpt: ‘…it was Band, not Clinton, who insisted on frequenting luxury hotels and restaurants on the road. “[Clinton] could stay in the Motel 6—he doesn’t care, he’s from Arkansas!”
Why do I believe that Bubba is not the Motel 6 type? And his wife Hillary too!
Bill on the other hand is the great intellect and benefactor: he wants to “expand access to health care for millions, thanks to the whim of a billionaire like Saudi Arabia’s Sheik Mohammed Al Amoudi; or get $30 million in loan guarantees to finance clean water utilities in India, via Dow Chemical; or $100 million for small-business development in Africa, courtesy of Shell. Clinton “has this abiding faith that, if you get the right people in the room together, magical things will happen.”
Clinton, according to the article, let Band spend freely at first because Clinton ‘doesn’t care about money.’
Are we really supposed to believe that?
It was Band, the high-living Band, not Clinton, who allowed some questionable characters to get through the door.
You get a sense from the article that Hillary is left out of the whole sketchy business except where Band didn’t quiet Clinton’s outbursts against Obama.
Teneo, a company that is causing some ‘problems’ for the innocent Clintons, was more an ‘outpost.’ The naive Bubba began to have ‘misgivings’ about how Band – his surrogate son – was hawking the company.
One client of the Global Initiative complained that he was writing ever-larger checks and getting less access to Bubba, who was appropriately ‘furious.’
If you get the sense you’re being played as you read this article, you are probably right. The Clintons wouldn’t come right out and say what is in this article, but they would plant the seeds. The New Republic has a poor reputation for fact checking.
According to the article, Band, and Band alone, misused the Foundation, and his relationship with the honorable Clinton deteriorated.
It wasn’t Bill and Hillary who demanded the Obama campaign pay off Hillary’s campaign debt, no, it was Band, Band alone, who wouldn’t let bygones-be-bygones. We all know how forgiving Bubba and Hillary are.
Hillary and Chelsea only wanted Band to work for the Foundation not himself, because, they only care about charity, not all the personal and political Clinton initiatives it has funded.
The Clintons and Band no longer have a real relationship, only a tense, nodding acquaintance and poor Bubba, “Its’s hard for him.” He was so trusting.
However, in a strange nod to Mr. Band, the article holds out promise for Band. He might return to Clinton’s side if Hillary runs, they say. It seems doubtful. Band is far more valuable as a scapegoat unless he becomes a scapegoat willingly.
The Clintons would sell out their own parents to get what they want, but read the article for yourself and get your own take on it.