Skip to comments.With Friends Like These ...(Everything you wanted to know about the Clintons' shadiest donors)
Posted on 02/04/2008 5:20:16 AM PST by IrishMike
It's not that we expect politicians to have squeaky-clean donor lists. You try running for office without, at one point or another, taking money from someone you probably shouldn't. Even Barack Obama, Mr. Clean, has Tony Rezko. But the Frank Giustra-Kazakhstan-Uranium affair, blown open by The New York Times last week, serves as a reminder that the relationship between the Clintons and money has not always been lily-white. Here, a guide to the unsavory characters who have been associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton. THE DONOR Norman Hsu, Hong Kong "apparel executive." THE GREEN Hsu bundled more than $850,000 for Hillary's presidential campaign and $260,000 for Clinton's Senate races. ....................... THE DONORS Marc Rich, fugitive American businessman; Denise Rich, songwriter and socialite. THE GREEN Denise Rich contributed $70,000 to Hillary's Senate campaign and $450,000 to the Clinton presidential library fund. ...................... THE DONOR Aaron Tonken, former Hollywood fund-raiser, current federal penitentiary inmate in California. THE GREEN In 2000 he hosted a fund-raiser that took in more than $1 million for Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign. ..................... THE DONOR Sant S. Chatwal, founder of Bombay Palace restaurants. THE GREEN In 2000, Chatwal hosted a half-million dollar fund-raiser for Clinton in New York. In 2007, he declared his intentions to raise $5 million for Hillary's presidential campaign. ........................... THE DONOR Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, Taiwanese-Arkansan restaurateur-turned-fund-raiser. THE GREEN Trie funnelled more than $2.2 million, much of it from foreign corporate donors, to the DNC from 1994-1996 and helped pay $460,000 of the Clintons' legal bills between 1994-1997.
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Anyone and EVERYONE that gives money to the Clintons is DIRTY!!! The Clintons ONLY attract DIRTY people like themselves!
Bill Clinton was impeached.
This was a consequence of his blatant lies under oath to a grand jury and to the American people, as well as his various attempts to cover up his and Hillarys convoluted dealings in the infamous Whitewater scandal.
This is a man who transferred control of sensitive, weapons-capable technology from the State Department to the Commerce Department run by former DNC chairman Ron Brown, which then ended up in the hands of the Red Chinese at about the same time that a passel of cash was funneled into the coffers of Clinton & Company through PRC operatives.
Maybe President Hillary will solve our energy problems by rescinding an Executive Order signed by her husband in 1996 which designated 1.7 million acres in Utah as a national monument. The now untouchable land is the site of the worlds largest deposit of environmentally-safe, clean-burning coal; 62 billion tons of it. The owner of the second largest? Clinton bagman, James Riadys Lippo Group of Indonesia.
Here is a man that issued tainted pardons to relatives, terrorists, murderers, drug dealers and fugitives from American justice. Yet, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton feel no compunction when lecturing Obama about his associations with slumlord Tony Rezko. This is a couple who basically backed a truck up to the White House to collect souvenirs, trashed Air Force One and whose staffers vandalized West Wing offices in a childish display of pique.