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GOP slams White House aide who reportedly made $100G from firm tied to Iran
FoxNews.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 08/06/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT by topher

Republicans pounced on a report Monday that said top White House adviser David Plouffe took a $100,000 speaking fee from an Iran-tied firm whose technology may have been used to track dissidents, claiming Plouffe's involvement could represent a "loophole" in sanctions against the regime.

The White House rejects the notion that anything improper took place. According to The Washington Post, Plouffe was paid for two speeches he made in Nigeria in December 2010 about a month before joining the White House -- and apparently before the company hosting him started coming under heavy scrutiny from the Obama administration. The White House has confirmed the speeches.

But the company's dealings with Iran were nevertheless known at the time. Plouffe, a senior White House adviser who ran Obama's 2008 campaign, reportedly accepted $100,000 from a subsidiary of South African telecom company MTN Group. That company formed a joint venture with Iran in 2005 which, according to the Post, was thought by one former Treasury official to be controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/06/gop-slams-white-house-aide-who-reportedly-made-100g-off-iran-tied-firm/#ixzz22mcNAJNa

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; davidplouffe; gop; iran; mtngroup; nigeria; obama; plouffe; scandal
This guy ran Obama's 2008 campaign and he gets $100,000 from Iran? Not good...
1 posted on 08/06/2012 9:15:18 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher
The FoxNews.com article references this Washington Post article:

Washington Post: Obama associate got $100,000 fee from affiliate of firm doing business with Iran

2 posted on 08/06/2012 9:18:09 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
the entire country needs to demand that he RESIGN..AND NOW...

The MSM can insult GWB’s White House staff all they want but they had CLASS, CHARACTER, GRACE, DIGNITY, AND RESPECT..

WHAT CAN OBAMA SAY??? HIS HOUSE FULL OF TAX CHEATS, AND QUEERS.....

3 posted on 08/06/2012 9:19:16 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: topher

Conflict of interest? What conflict of interest?


4 posted on 08/06/2012 9:25:06 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: topher

... then some people wonder why there is inaction on the bigest mouthpiece....Iran


5 posted on 08/06/2012 9:40:18 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: topher
I guess this finally answers the question the ENEMAMEDIA will never axe.

Sunni or Shiaa?

6 posted on 08/06/2012 10:02:39 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: topher

I know obama worshippers who will say “This is wrong but obama is still good for the country.” I

‘ve heard some say “obama is wrong on this”, talking about immigration.

And another said “I disagree with his supreme court appointments but I still support him”.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 10:51:22 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin & former friends: Don't contact me if you still love obama- We got nothing to talk about)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks topher.
...top White House adviser David Plouffe took a $100,000 speaking fee from an Iran-tied firm whose technology may have been used to track dissidents... Plouffe was paid for two speeches he made in Nigeria in December 2010 about a month before joining the White House... [but had run] Obama's 2008 campaign...

8 posted on 08/06/2012 6:42:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Would that make him a stockholder in GE?


9 posted on 08/06/2012 6:44:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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