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Guess Who Gave Millions To The Clintons?
Heading Right ^ | Dec. 20, 2007 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 12/20/2007 8:11:12 AM PST by jdm

The Clintons have long kept hidden the identities of the donors to their foundation, and now we know why. The New York Times finally got a look at the books, and they discovered millions of dollars coming from people with a lot to lose during the Clinton administration. Shockingly, the pace of donations has accelerated as Hillary comes closer to winning the Democratic presidential nomination:

But an examination of the foundation demonstrates how its fund-raising has at times fostered the potential for conflict.

The New York Times has compiled the first comprehensive list of 97 donors who gave or pledged a total of $69 million for the Clinton presidential library in the final years of the Clinton administration. The examination found that while some $1 million contributors were longtime Clinton friends, others were seeking policy changes from the administration. Two pledged $1 million each while they or their companies were under investigation by the Justice Department.

Other donations came from supporters who had been ensnared in campaign finance scandals surrounding Mr. Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.

Before we get to the people who appeared to buy favor with the Clintons domestically, we should take a look at the Clinton foreign policy of donations. The foundation took money from the Saudi royal family, the king of Morocco, and the UAE, among others. Remember the fit that the potential sale of management rights for American ports to a Dubai company started? What will this UAE donation cause?

The real interesting part comes with domestic donors. Anheuser-Busch donated $200,000 to the foundation less than a month after winning a favorable ruling on advertising from the Clinton administration’s FTC. Democratic fundraiser William Brandt tossed a million dollars onto the plate while being investigated by the Justice Department for potential perjury to Congress. Three months later, he was off the hook, and now is one of Hillary’s bundlers. Bernard Schwartz, CEO of Loral, gave $250,000 while his company got investigated for improperly giving satellite technology to China. It took the Bush administration to conclude the case with a hefty fine against Loral.

Not everyone got what they wanted. Investors in Nextwave, a struggling telecom, gave six figures and pledged a million dollars while they tried to stave off government intervention for their licenses. When the government confiscated the licenses as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, the investors skipped paying the balance. Nextwave eventually won a lawsuit that returned the licenses.

The tawdriness of the Clintons will unfortunately get played out again for all to see. This time, it appears that the media will not go along so willingly with the Clintons in keeping these connections buried. Certainly, with the advent of the blogosphere, the peccadiloes and petty corruptions in which they engaged will no longer remain secret.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2008; anheuserbusch; campaignfinance; cfr; clinton; clintons; coral; corruption; democratparty; donors; elections; grifters; hillary; hillaryscandals; loral; millions; nextwave
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The tawdriness of the Clintons will unfortunately get played out again for all to see.

Unfortunately? I think the author means FORTUNATELY.

1 posted on 12/20/2007 8:11:14 AM PST by jdm
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To: jdm

Unless this info was the result of the FOIA, somebody is going after the Clintons at the knees.


2 posted on 12/20/2007 8:13:50 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: jdm
Old news. Americans want to talk about how Hillary is going to fight for change.

< /sarcasm>

3 posted on 12/20/2007 8:16:41 AM PST by DManA
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yep. The crooks are tired of being fleeced.


4 posted on 12/20/2007 8:16:51 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: jdm
One supposes that the doubling of crude oil, and the settling of gasoline around $3.00 profits dots can be connected to Mrs. Clinton's war chest.

What would George Washington do?

5 posted on 12/20/2007 8:17:08 AM PST by BlabItGrabIt (Crude Oil Doubling Prosperous Housing Market Tanking = DIMS)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
The New York Times has compiled the first comprehensive list of 97 donors

This coming from the NY Times, I would say they are going for the kneecaps.
6 posted on 12/20/2007 8:19:07 AM PST by boxerblues
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To: jdm
"we should take a look at the Clinton foreign policy of donations. The foundation took money from the Saudi royal family, the king of Morocco"

Well, that didn't take long.

US proposes Lockheed Martin F-16 sale to Morocco

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1942303/posts

7 posted on 12/20/2007 8:19:46 AM PST by GourmetDan
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To: jdm
Guess who gave money to the Clintons?
That's a joke - guess which crooks didn't might be an easier question...

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8 posted on 12/20/2007 8:21:48 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: boxerblues

Legs!

Get Some serious Legs!


9 posted on 12/20/2007 8:22:49 AM PST by aShepard
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To: jdm

The Saudis gave $10 million to the Clinton Library.


10 posted on 12/20/2007 8:24:59 AM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: jdm
clinton china connection
11 posted on 12/20/2007 8:25:22 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Beckwith

This one is going to be tough blaming on the VWRC.


12 posted on 12/20/2007 8:27:34 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: jdm

Is “conservative” Ben Stein, columnist for the “conservative” American Spectator on that list also?

I mean, he appears fond of donating to nasty, lying liberal punks like Al Franken, so why not the Clintons?


13 posted on 12/20/2007 8:28:16 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: jdm

Is “conservative” Ben Stein, columnist for the “conservative” American Spectator on that list also?

I mean, he appears fond of donating to nasty, lying liberal punks like Al Franken, so why not the Clintons?


14 posted on 12/20/2007 8:28:20 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: Beckwith
The Saudis gave $10 million to the Clinton Library.

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The Clintons will sell-out to anybody. Just anybody.

15 posted on 12/20/2007 8:28:23 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Beckwith
VRWC. :)

Long day.

16 posted on 12/20/2007 8:30:26 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: boxerblues
This coming from the NY Times, I would say they are going for the kneecaps.

The Modus Operandi for the NYT is to do a half-a$$ed job of reporting it now, so that they can refuse to cover it in the general claiming, "Its old news, that's already been reported."

17 posted on 12/20/2007 8:31:23 AM PST by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people. Socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: jdm
Herself's campaign may just be the destruction of any whitewashed LEGACY for ol' billyboy.

He may have to kill her over that.

(Picture the last scene in Katherine Turner/Michael Douglas's movie, The War of the Roses.)

http://www.videodetective.com/titledetails.aspx?publishedid=1856

18 posted on 12/20/2007 8:49:40 AM PST by bannie
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To: jdm

“Remember the fit that the potential sale of management rights for American ports to a Dubai company started? “

Isn’t there a Madeleine Albright connection to that company?


19 posted on 12/20/2007 8:50:17 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: jdm

I would have guessed it was the New York Times that donated millions.


20 posted on 12/20/2007 8:50:48 AM PST by laotzu
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To: jdm

I’m sick of reading Hillary threads.
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Can someone just make a damn list?


21 posted on 12/20/2007 8:53:22 AM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must NOT be Dismayed)
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To: jdm
"Guess Who Gave Millions To The Clintons?" Do I have to download some Chinese font support patch to view the list?
22 posted on 12/20/2007 9:04:03 AM PST by yooling (Bring the troops home; bring the war home)
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To: jdm

Perhaps the author means this in the “Oh Geez, not this $hi+ again!” vein...?


23 posted on 12/20/2007 9:24:52 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: jdm; Grampa Dave; SunkenCiv; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Liz

Other donations came from supporters who had been ensnared in campaign finance scandals surrounding Mr. Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.


24 posted on 12/20/2007 9:36:27 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks G.

In Charity and Politics, Clinton Donors Overlap
NY Times | 12/20/07 | Don Van Natta Jr., Jo Becker and Mike McIntire
Posted on 12/20/2007 12:26:39 AM EST by NormsRevenge
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1942122/posts


25 posted on 12/20/2007 9:54:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Tuesday, December 18, 2007___________________https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"...somebody is going after the Clintons at the knees."

I believe it's a customer service issue. She's more crooked than her supporters.

26 posted on 12/20/2007 10:07:30 AM PST by Justa (Politically Correct is morally wrong.)
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To: jdm

I’m forwarding this along with some pics to a bunch of non-freepers who’ll be interested. Thanks.


27 posted on 12/20/2007 10:14:34 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: jdm
The tawdriness of the Clintons will unfortunately get played out again for all to see. .... Certainly, with the advent of the blogosphere, the peccadiloes and petty corruptions in which they engaged will no longer remain secret.

Yer Darn Tootin'!!!

And 'we' do our best work while in our PJs, Bunny Slippers and munching on Cheetos.

(okay, scratch the Bunny Slippers, that's too Rudy-esque)

28 posted on 12/20/2007 10:42:40 AM PST by Condor51 (I wouldn't vote for Rooty under any circumstance -- even if Waterboarded!)
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To: george76

Somethings never change, like corrupt elite liberals hiding their massive gifts to the Clintoons to keep them in power.


29 posted on 12/20/2007 10:56:34 AM PST by Grampa Dave ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: jdm

bump


30 posted on 12/20/2007 2:26:14 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: jdm; All
How come I can only give 2,500 (I think that is right)dollars but others can give millions?

Can someone explain this?

31 posted on 12/20/2007 6:00:40 PM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: Bon mots

It’s hard to read black text on a red background.


32 posted on 12/20/2007 6:26:35 PM PST by perfect stranger
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Guess Who Gave Millions To The Clintons?

could it be.....Satan?!

33 posted on 12/20/2007 9:33:32 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (whose spirit is hillary channelling these days?)
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To: jdm

bump


34 posted on 12/20/2007 9:37:26 PM PST by VOA
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To: potlatch


Yup! You're right potlatch!

Hillary can't handle her own life!

Here's an updated version for FReepers to upload and
to send to all their moonbat friends and relatives!



35 posted on 12/20/2007 9:59:53 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: devolve
Yup, I was right about ... CHURCHLADY??


36 posted on 12/20/2007 11:28:40 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: do the dhue
How come I can only give 2,500 (I think that is right)dollars but others can give millions?

Donations to the clinton library, not the campaign.

37 posted on 12/20/2007 11:29:21 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Unless this info was the result of the FOIA, somebody is going after the Clintons at the knees.”

The MSM doesn’t want Hillary for Prez. Most of them want Barak Obama to win. PMSNBC as a whole is for Barak, via Chrissy Matthews who palpably dislikes Hillary, to Keith Olbermann, even Tucker Carlson and Joe Scarborough. None of them like Hillary and are saying nasty things about her every night. The MSM sees Hitlery and Bill as yesterday’s old news, and corrupt, and want the young, fresh, and professorial Barak Obama to win. They’d even take Edwards over Hillary. Poor Hillary, she is not lovable.


38 posted on 12/20/2007 11:36:48 PM PST by flaglady47 (Thinking out loud while grinding teeth in political frustration)
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To: Graybeard58

Oh, my bad. Thanks!


39 posted on 12/21/2007 5:55:29 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: potlatch

40 posted on 12/21/2007 7:43:38 AM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Unless this info was the result of the FOIA, somebody is going after the Clintons at the knees.

Very simple. The New York Times has decided in favor of Obama.

The Media Party is giving its political wing their marching orders.

41 posted on 12/21/2007 7:52:19 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: do the dhue
How come I can only give 2,500 (I think that is right)dollars but others can give millions?

It's called "Campaign Finance Reform"...

42 posted on 12/21/2007 7:55:11 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01
Not that I could or would want to give a million to her or any other candidate.

Also, Graybeard58 informed me that it is the library that got all this money. But it wouldn’t surprise me if some of that money gets funneled to her campaign.

43 posted on 12/21/2007 8:32:10 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: do the dhue

YA THINK!


44 posted on 12/21/2007 1:02:53 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: jdm

“petty corruptions”?????

Petty corruption in my mart of the world is “making change” in the Sunday collection plate and coming out ahead while doing so.

What the Clintons practice is hardly “PETTY CORRUPTION” to the average working stiff in the USA.


45 posted on 12/21/2007 1:18:03 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Bon mots

His library is a long straight building.

Want to bet her library will be next door and resemble two giant spheres? perhaps brass colored.


46 posted on 12/21/2007 1:21:38 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: OPS4

jsut a gut feelin’


47 posted on 12/21/2007 1:43:51 PM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: devolve

Maybe they will collide!!


48 posted on 12/21/2007 3:40:02 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: aShepard
Legs!

Get Some serious Legs!

Here ya go:


49 posted on 12/21/2007 3:49:18 PM PST by null and void (I've always liked Ron Paul, he is not a like a serial rapist. - rovenstinez)
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To: flaglady47
Poor Hillary, she is not lovable.

Maybe if we really knew her we'd love her...

50 posted on 12/21/2007 3:51:43 PM PST by null and void (I've always liked Ron Paul, he is not a like a serial rapist. - rovenstinez)
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