Skip to comments.BILL THE LOBBYIST
Posted on 03/06/2006 6:47:52 AM PST by george76
BUBBA AN AGENT FOR DUBAI?
IS Bill Clinton serving as a lobbyist and public-rela tions guru to the government of Dubai? It sure looks like it.
He's been paid a pretty penny by Dubai's rulers...
The whole affair raises disclosure questions for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, too. While publicly opposing the port deal, she privately benefits from her husband's Dubai-related income.
Published reports indicate that that Clinton has been directly advising top Dubai officials over the past two weeks on how to overcome negative public opinion and congressional resistance to the takeover of six U.S. ports by DP World ...
A Clinton spokesman says it was Bill himself who suggested to Dubai leaders that they propose a 45-day delay to allow for investigation of the port deal.
(Columnist Robert Novak also reports that the ex-prez pushed them to hire his former press secretary to spin the port story, but Dubai declined.)
Should an ex-president be devising a strategy to help a foreign government deal with Congress on a sensitive political issue?
It's certainly not a routine undertaking for a former commander-in-chief.
For the past week, while traveling around the globe, Clinton has repeatedly gone out of his way to inject himself into the Dubai controversy. And in every instance, Clinton had high praises ...
What are Clinton's major personal financial dealings with Dubai? Plenty's been written about his $300,000 fee for a 2002 speech; a more recent talk likely yielded the same amount.
Dubai also contributed handsomely to the Clinton Presidential Library, and to the William Jefferson Clinton Scholars Program at the American University in Dubai.
The public deserves full disclosure on how his Dubai relationships effect his public statements - and how, if at all, his Dubai income influences the positions of a U.S. senator.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Bill also works for a company that has formed a partnership with the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoun.
Back in 2002, the Yucaipa Co. LLC hired the former president as a "senior adviser."
He won't say how much that pays; Hillary's disclosure forms only put it at "more than $1,000" a year...
What did Hillary know and when did she know it?
Ya know .. they always over reach
You would think they would learn a lesson by now
The thing is that advising a foreign country isn't acting as a lobbyist. It's being a consultant. If that country pays someone to advocate for them in the USA, then that person is a lobbyist.
Clington's not acting illegally, although it may be a little hard for Hillary to explain come campaign time.
Was anything that man did routine?
There is never enough for these people.
And there is never enough from us.
Always a hand held out for donations.
The Clintons have always been willing to help, no matter if you are a drug dealer, a pimp, or a Communist Chinese spy...
"Ever come by Hope, AR stop by for some fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, now. Hu-uh.
"Hey Rushbo!! I'm comin' back. hahahahahahaha!"
The irony here is that Clinton once claimed criminal immunity due to his status as Commander in Chief.
US Law forbids retired military from working for foriegn governments without first getting approval from the Secretary of their Branch. Even with approval of the Secretary, the law requires that they lose their pension.
Strip FORIEGN AGENT CLINTON'S retirement NOW!!!!!!!!!!
Can't posibly be. Posters on other Dubai threads have asserted that Bill opposes the Dubai deal...just like his wife. They need to say that because they certainly don't want to be on the same side as Bill.
Senator Clinton was "unaware," that former President Clinton had been advising Dubai on the Dubai Port deal for management of U.S. port terminals.
How Hillary did not know since "her own senatorial financial disclosure forms reveal that her husband earned $450,000 giving speeches in Dubai in 2002.
Officials from the UAE also donated between $500,000 and $1m to fund Mr Clinton's presidential library in Arkansas."
Love must indeed be blind.
And another thing...Why does the taxpayer have pay for Secret Service protection while he gallops around the globe as an agent of a foriegn power?