Skip to comments.Clinton's Filthy Lucre
Posted on 02/01/2008 8:03:51 PM PST by Kaslin
Ethics: Is it just us, or is there something off about ex-president Bill Clinton using his influence overseas to enrich a pal and then accepting the pal's big donation to his foundation? This looks like a bribery racket.
Anything untoward? Clinton says of course not. After all, doesn't every ex-president jet in to Central Asia from time to time to check up on his charity projects and sample the gourmet cuisine? Nothing to see here, move along.
But the story doesn't end there. Clinton's friend, Frank Giustra, eventually ended up a billionaire from that "lucky" trip. He then donated $31.3 million to Clinton's $208 million foundation as its largest donor in 2006. Any connection? Nada, Clinton's defenders say.
Who doesn't think something fishy is going on?
It's the tip of a larger problem with Clinton and his global foundation that was launched in 1997 to "make a difference."
(Excerpt) Read more at ibdeditorials.com ...
Well, tell her to WASH her filthy lucre!
Honestly, must we be regaled with her appalling personal hygeine?
Clinton, the most corrupt politician in American history!
for those who haven’t figured it out, the charitable foundations are mechanisms for moving large amounts of money into the control of others, at least in the clinton’s case.
100 million is a LOT of money, even for a former president. I assume they eventually give away half or two-thirds to charity?
A democrat exploiting third world resources .... perish the thought.
The clintons? Involved in bribery?
Oh come on! There has never been a purer, more ethical, upstanding, virtuous pair that is beyond reproach in the history of American politics.
Shame on you for suggesting such a thing!
Maybe if clinton has gone into a stall in a public restroom and played footsie the media would be all over that. But this is just hundreds of million dollars, so...
Nonsense. This is just propaganda from the VRWC...
Their megalomania does not stop at the borders of our nation. Our nation is but a base to attempt to regain and extend their power.
Shakespear wrote a play about them several hundred years ago, "Macbeth."
"I clutch yet but I clutch not, all the perfumes of Arabie will not cleanse these hands of mine."
Sounds like business as usual for Bill and we will have more of the same if Hillary gets in office.
And we are going to sit back and let them back into the White House??????
To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens: This is what Bill Clinton meant when he said people who work hard and play by the rules will succeed. Of course, the “rules” always involve generous donations to Bill’s slush fund.
So where has McCain been tracking ‘dirty’ dollars???? Oh that is right McCain was front guy and cleaned up that ‘dirty’ problem.
Clarification: the quotation above was from the NY Times article on this subject, not the IBD article at top of this thread. The “correction” issued by the Clintonista flack is hysterical for its blithe disregard for honesty and accountability — oh, what, they would not know that Bill Clinton had such a meeting with a senior Kazakh official without all this prompting and the revelation of Clintonista dishonesty??? What, it just slipped his lil mind again?
“Wednesday, Mr. Clintons spokesman, Ben Yarrow, issued what he called a correction, saying: Today, Mr. Giustra told our office that in February 2007, he brought Mr. Dzhakishev from Kazatomprom to meet with President Clinton to discuss the future of nuclear energy.”
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