Hillary Clinton’s latest scandal is a bad omen for what a President Clinton term would look like. It should prove exhausting, divisive, and unpleasant.
Clinton has recently claimed she would get the big money in politics. That was right before it was discovered she was taking big money from foreign entities at the same time she appeared to be granting them favors. She also sold off 20% of US uranium to the enemy – Russia.
Karl Rove said on Fox News Sunday today that in 2005, former President Clinton went to Kazakhstan, stood next to President Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev, who said extraordinarily wrong things about his human rights record and was then rewarded with a $130 million dollar contribution to the guy who gets the uranium contract.
President Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev is the former general secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan and the dictator of Kazakhstan since 1989.
He is is a typical post-Stalinist leader. Born in the former USSR, he took power in Kazakhstan in the last years of Stalinist rule. Elections under his rule were faked, he violently attacks peaceful protesters, uses torture on prisoners, has strict controls on freedom of religion, restricts workers’ rights, and shuts down the press.
His family has more than a billion dollars in banks around the world.
Liberal-leaning Ron Fournier isn’t pleased with the Clintons. He has expressed concerns about the seedy side of the Clinton Foundation. Hillary Clinton has put herself in the position of where people “can’t trust her”, he said. At the very least, it is “obvious there is a perception of a “conflict of interest.”
“You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist here Chris,” he told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, “to know that foreign companies hope to buy influence. You don’t have to be a lawyer to know that they violated ethics laws. You don’t have to be a historian to know that they have a history of having an ethical blind spot…you don’t have to be a political scientist to know that this really undermines the trust we can have in her as potential president…this is very bad politics, very bad governance.”