Former President, Bill Clinton
Both Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton coincidentally profited – a lot – from the help she provided to the Swiss bank UBS while she was Secretary of State. This brought pundit and former Clinton supporter, Ron Fournier, to say that Trump is a “feckless blowhard” but people see him as an “alternative to the crap we have.”
The Clinton “coincidences” where they profited off her decisions while Secretary defy credulity. She put the country’s security in jeopardy with her private server and she lied about it all. People want a strong replacement to try to get this country out of the corrupt hole it’s in.
As we are finding out, UBS paid Bill Clinton $1.5 million for a Q&A session after Clinton helped them!
Mika Brzezinski started off the Morning Joe show on Friday with this bit of information.
“…during Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State. The paper [Wall Street Journal] reports in 2009 Clinton was alerted by her Swiss counterpart the IRS was suing the bank to find out which Americans have secret accounts there. The Wall Street Journal reports that within months of Clinton announcing a tentative legal settlement – an unusual agreement by a top diplomat, UBS turned over information which were a fraction of the accounts sought by the IRS. The paper points out that after that, UBS’ donations to the Clinton foundations multiplied. From 2008 and earlier, they totaled about $60,000. As of 2014, about $600,000.”
Journalist Ron Fournier
Ron Fournier, who had been a Clinton devotee, said he asked senior Democrats, supporters of the Clintons about it and they told him to “follow the money.”
He said the Trump phenomenon and Bernie Sanders are easily explained. We’ve got Hillary “hiding god knows what on e-mails that she covertly hid and deleted. And we’ve got Republicans calling our president of the United States, comparing him to Hitler. It’s no way to run a campaign.”
“It’s why a guy like Trump, you know, who really is, I think, the Des Moines register had it right, a feckless blowhard, but he’s something different now, something that an alternative to the crap we have.”
A little more information was provided the day before on Fox News.
Host of America’s Newsroom Bill Hemmer asked reporter Mike Emanuel on Thursday about the donations by UBS made after Hillary helped UBS.
“Wall Street Journal reporting that contributions to the Clinton Foundation from a Swiss bank [UBS] increased dramatically after Hillary Clinton intervened to settle the dispute with the IRS. Mike Emanuel’s reporting on that story in Washington. What was the problem with the UBS Mike, and how did Hillary Clinton handle that?”
The conclusion from Emanuel:
“They went through paperwork from the Clinton Foundation and UBS and found by the end of 2008, UBS had donated less than $60,000, by the end of 2014 it had given about $600,000 to the Clinton Foundation, UBS also gave $32 million in loans to support the Clinton Economic Opportunity Initiative and Former President Bill Clinton earned $1,5 million for Q&A sessions. The Wall Street Journal notes ‘There is no evidence of any link between Mrs. Clinton’s involvement in the case and the bank’s donations to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, or its hiring of Mr. Clinton. But her involvement with UBS is a prime example of how the Clintons’ private and political activities overlap.”
But there’s “no evidence of any link”!!!