Photo of Hillary Clinton, our – God forbid – next imperial president. She can help further the already unholy alliance between DC and corporations.
The NY Times posted a scathing article about the Clintons and their charitable foundation Wednesday, just before the online newspaper was hacked or crashed on its own.
The telegraph UK online began their commentary on 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.
Bubba’s Foundation, The Global Clinton Initiative, is, according to the NY Times, ‘a sprawling concern, supervised by a rotating board of old Clinton hands, vulnerable to distraction and threatened by conflicts of interest. It ran multimillion-dollar deficits for several years, despite vast amounts of money flowing in.’ The Foundation serves to connect corporate executives, A-listers and government officials.
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, 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.’
The Clintons sell their image and their Foundation for money to finance their personal projects.
The relationship between corporations and politicians in this country epitomizes cronyism. The Clintons embrace the concept. They are part of a small group of elites getting richer while the middle class dissipates. We have an aristocracy of the rich in this country. We are being sold out by profiteers.
The writer at the telegraph said that ‘Part of the reason why America’s elites get away with it is because they employ such fantastic salesmen. For too long now, Bill Clinton has pitched himself, almost without question, as a homespun populist: the Boy from Hope. The reality is that this is a man who – in May 1993 – prevented other planes from landing at LAX for 90 minues while he got a haircut from a Beverley Hills hairdresser aboard Air Force One. The Clintons are populists in the same way that Barack Obama is a Nobel prize winner. Oh, wait…‘
Hillary partnered with a bank that laundered hundreds of billions of dollars for Iran.
Hillary founded a “Vital Voices Global Partnership,’ a group which partnered with Standard Chartered Bank to promote women’s causes in Asia. Standard Chartered donated generously to the Clinton Global Initiative but they also laundered over $250 billion for Iran to help them circumvent sanctions meant to cripple their nuclear program. They admitted guilt and paid $667 million in fines.
The CEO of Asia Standard Bank serves on Hillary’s Vital Voices.
According to the New York State Department of Financial Services the ten years of illegal activity by Standard Chartered “left the US financial system vulnerable to terrorists, weapons dealers, drug kingpins, and corrupt regimes and deprived law enforcement investigators of crucial information used to track all manner of criminal activity.”
At the same time, Standard Chartered was funding programs related to the Clintons.
Standard Chartered is also a client of Teneo, a global consulting firm, which was founded by a former chief advisor to Bill Clinton, Doug Band. Bubba served as an advisor to Teneo. Band also sat on the board of the Clinton Global Initiative and capitalized on it when selling his consulting services. Teneo charges enormous fees – as much as $250,000 a month.
Crony friends don’t come cheap.
Oh, well, what difference…at this point…does it make?
A firm led by Hillary’s brother, Anthony Rodham, is under investigation by the SEC along with an electric car company started by Virginia gubernatorial candidate and longtime Clinton friend and former DNC chair, Terry McAuliffe. The investigation centers on how they sought visas for foreign investors to McAuliffe’s company.
More great news – Chelsea Clinton hopes to follow in her parents’ footsteps. The royal family will continue on.
For her part, Hillary’s memoir about her time at the State Department is to be published by Simon & Schuster next summer. Maybe she’ll finally tell us what happened in Benghazi. I know, I know, that’s only a fantastical notion.