Skip to comments.Clinton Sheiks the Money Tree
Posted on 04/07/2008 7:13:29 AM PDT by K-oneTexas
Clinton Sheiks the Money Tree By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
Monday, April 07, 2008
QUESTION: Is it appropriate for the spouse of a US senator and a presidential candidate to be in business with the leader of a foreign country?
A foreign country that has lots of matters before the US government?
Hillary and Bill Clinton's tax returns from 2000-2006 reveal that he made at least $8 million from foreign sources and another $15 million from Yucaipa, which is owned by supermarket magnate and "Friend of Bill" Ron Burkle.
It's been reported that Yucaipa manages the financial portfolio of Dubai's ruler - Emir Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum.
So, how much of Bill's earnings came from Burkle really come from the Emir's petrodollars?
And what does Bill bring to Yucaipa? A rolodex of contacts made while he was president, and nothing else.
By the way, this is the same Emir who aggressively boycotts Israel and has been cited for human rights violations by the State Department.
How much did Bill get from the Emir and what did he do for it? The tax returns don't say and the Clintons aren't talking.
The returns released yesterday also reveal another outfit paid substantial sums to Bill - InfoUSA, a mailing-list company that was under investigation for providing lists of vulnerable senior citizens to telemarketers.
InfoUSA sold these con men lists like "Elderly with Alzheimer's" and "Gullible seniors" so they could be flee ced out of their life savings.
A lawsuit filed by InfoUSA shareholders, founder and "Friend of Bill" Vin Gupta used corporate jets to whisk the Clintons around the globe for events, including political events, since 2001 - spending nearly $900,000 to do it.
The suit suggests Gupta used company funds to party with high-profile pals such as the Clintons.
Again, it's not clear what Bill did for this company.
Hillary has called for more transparency in foreign government-funded sovereign wealth funds and for full disclosure of their activities.
Let that start at home.
Dick Morris is a former adviser to Bill Clinton. Eileen McGann is an attorney and CEO of Vote.com. Together, they collaborate on books, columns and foreign political campaigns. To receive free copies of all of their commentaries, please sign up at dickmorris.com.
Criminals are never transparent. They all deceive. Besides, it's a private matter between criminals and their co-conspirators. Bill and Hillary Criminal are no exception.
Great article by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. Thanks for posting.
This is completely wrong. Sure, we could cut off his pension but that's chump change compared to what he's peddling. Some nice RAT legacy of ex-presidents - we have Bill the grifter and Jimmah the dilettante. We've come a long way from the Gentleman Farmer.
Oh, if we only knew the truth.
It's no different than what George H. W. Bush, Gerald Ford, LBJ and Dwight Eisenhower did, Bush 41 being by far the most aggressive in trading his rolodex for cash. Truman, Nixon and Reagan notably did not do this.
I beg your “pardon”.....”pardon” the pun as it was intended...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.