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State Department reveals Hillary Clinton received $500K worth of jewelry from Saudi king
NY Daily News ^ | 8/30/13 | BILL HUTCHINSON

Posted on 08/30/2013 6:01:55 AM PDT by jimbo123

Foreign diplomacy doesn’t always resolve world-class problems, but it sure does rake in the swag.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given a half-million bucks worth of diamond and ruby jewelry by Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and received $58,000 worth of bling from Brunei.

The lavish gifts were among a treasure trove of keepsakes bestowed upon U.S. leaders in 2012, the State Department disclosed Thursday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Clinton a $560 bottle of cognac

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I'm sure Hillary and Chelsea didn't let that bottle of Russian cognac go to waste.
1 posted on 08/30/2013 6:01:56 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
"Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Clinton a $560 bottle of cognac .. "
which he promptly shoved up ....

never mind.

2 posted on 08/30/2013 6:03:50 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: jimbo123

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? /scream


3 posted on 08/30/2013 6:04:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: jimbo123

Imagine her Thighness dressed up in all those jewels!

Or better yet, DON’T!


4 posted on 08/30/2013 6:05:06 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: jimbo123

Now that it is clear that they can be paid off:

So how much was PAID to Hillary and Huma to
send the 20,000 MANPADs to al Qaeda and ignore the
raping of a US Ambassador??


5 posted on 08/30/2013 6:05:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: jimbo123

If they were given this much openly, just imagine how much they are getting under the table


6 posted on 08/30/2013 6:06:03 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: jimbo123
Hah...the question would be then:

..what could she possibly give these gentlemen in return???

7 posted on 08/30/2013 6:07:14 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: jimbo123

Does this not become property of the US? If this was “given” personally while sec of state, it is illegal.


8 posted on 08/30/2013 6:07:21 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: rdcbn

(grin)?


9 posted on 08/30/2013 6:08:34 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: rdcbn

It was enough to keep the Keystone pipeline from being built.


10 posted on 08/30/2013 6:09:02 AM PDT by Straight8
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To: jimbo123
"Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Clinton a $560 bottle of cognac"

A bottle of liquor is what you give the doorman. An incredible insult from one head of state to another, obviously overlooked by slick Willie. Obama probably received a bottle of Colt 45.
11 posted on 08/30/2013 6:10:27 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: jimbo123

Buying influence in 2012.


12 posted on 08/30/2013 6:11:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jimbo123

Well, it goes both ways. We gave the Queen of England an ipod loaded with Obama’s speeches, which has got to be worth at least $500K.


13 posted on 08/30/2013 6:12:39 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: jimbo123

Well, it’s the thought that counts.


14 posted on 08/30/2013 6:12:53 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (Galt's Gulch: it isn't Valley Forge.)
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To: Mouton
it is illegal.

Illegal? Bwahahahahahha! hahahahahah! hahahaha!

The law is for little people, or big people who cross the Won.

Did the Saudi King get a couple of remaindered copies of "It Takes a Village" and "Living History"?

15 posted on 08/30/2013 6:13:17 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: PowderMonkey

Hillary and Chelsea are a couple of drunks. Putin gave them the perfect gift.


16 posted on 08/30/2013 6:13:19 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: B.O. Plenty
Hah...the question would be then: ..what could she possibly give these gentlemen in return???

Just keeping her clothes on is enough.

17 posted on 08/30/2013 6:16:00 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: jimbo123

By Federal Law, it is illegal to accept such a gift while employed by the Federal government, a she was in 2012.


19 posted on 08/30/2013 6:18:40 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: left that other site

Maybe it cost that much to make an anklet that would fit around her leg...


20 posted on 08/30/2013 6:19:58 AM PDT by WayneS (All wars are equal... but some wars are more equal than others)
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To: Mouton

Of course, but that’s just a law, and laws don’t really count with these people.


21 posted on 08/30/2013 6:20:13 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: jimbo123

So the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act doesn’t apply to government officials? F’ing ridiculous.


22 posted on 08/30/2013 6:21:09 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Straight8
It was enough to keep the Keystone pipeline from being built.


“If the reputation then builds that the Saudis take care of friends when they leave office you'd be surprised how much better friends you have who are just coming into office.”
Quote - Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan

23 posted on 08/30/2013 6:22:59 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: PowderMonkey

Noi...probably Ripple or Purple Drank.


24 posted on 08/30/2013 6:26:22 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jimbo123

When I worked for the government we were not supposed to accept a baseball cap form a contractor. There are no laws for the upper crust.


25 posted on 08/30/2013 6:29:44 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: jimbo123

If I accepted these “gifts” at my job, it would be considered a bribe, and I would be fired.


26 posted on 08/30/2013 6:30:11 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: WayneS
I think the proper name for that particular piece of jewekry would be a "Cangklet".
27 posted on 08/30/2013 6:32:58 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: WayneS

Now that’s funny right there. LOL


28 posted on 08/30/2013 6:33:10 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: jimbo123
I'm sure Hillary and Chelsea didn't let that bottle of Russian cognac go to waste.

Didn't realize how hard it was to convey this non-verbally but when I was in service in Germany we used to refer to the morning after as a Yak-attack.

29 posted on 08/30/2013 6:33:10 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Alex Murphy

“a well turned ankle”

Augghh! The metaphor, it burns!


30 posted on 08/30/2013 6:35:20 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: left that other site

Good catch! Thanks.


31 posted on 08/30/2013 6:36:42 AM PDT by WayneS (All wars are equal... but some wars are more equal than others)
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To: jimbo123

The GSA said some of the presents were donated and others were sold to the public.

Of course nobody reads the article anymore. I knew she did not keep them. I just had to find it in the article that my suspicions were correct.


32 posted on 08/30/2013 6:38:16 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: WayneS

My Pleasure! :-)

Such an item is like lipstick on a PIAPS.


33 posted on 08/30/2013 6:39:49 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: napscoordinator

Thanks for ruining our fun!

;-)

PS - I did read the article, but the target was too big to resist.


34 posted on 08/30/2013 6:41:33 AM PDT by WayneS (All wars are equal... but some wars are more equal than others)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Obama’s speeches, which has got to be worth at least $500K.”

I suspect that the U.S. taxpayers paid $500K to one of BO’s cronies to have the speeches recorded. Their worth? More like a plugged nickle.


35 posted on 08/30/2013 6:44:07 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: jimbo123

See, our billions in foreign aid does yield a return....


36 posted on 08/30/2013 6:44:37 AM PDT by vet7279
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To: WayneS
Always a wet noodle in the crowd. What can I say? I just think that as a group we need to be cognizant on what we say as it typically comes back and bites us in the buttocks.
37 posted on 08/30/2013 6:45:02 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: B.O. Plenty

The Saudis, W.Buffet and soros were recip’ed with block on Keystone and undercutting fracing.


38 posted on 08/30/2013 6:47:06 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: napscoordinator

You’re correct.

But to be fair (to me) I am not one of the ones who assumed she kept the jewelry - I just made juvenile allusions to her fat ankles.


39 posted on 08/30/2013 6:47:44 AM PDT by WayneS (All wars are equal... but some wars are more equal than others)
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To: napscoordinator

“Of course nobody reads the article anymore.”

An awful lot of that all over, and FR is no exception. Why let being informed slow down forming an opinion.....

This is a non-story it appears, celebrity voyeurism, one of many such distractions.


40 posted on 08/30/2013 6:50:23 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: jimbo123

Once a Grifter, always a Grifter.


41 posted on 08/30/2013 6:50:54 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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Only Two Days until
September.

Less than $3.5k to go!!
We can do this!!

42 posted on 08/30/2013 7:04:14 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: jimbo123
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Clinton a $560 bottle of cognac
which she managed to slosh through her system before her plane left the tarmack..........
43 posted on 08/30/2013 7:11:27 AM PDT by varon ( cum tyrannis para bellum)
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To: PowderMonkey

” Obama probably received a bottle of Colt 45.”

Naa, Old English. That is popular ghetto swill.


44 posted on 08/30/2013 7:18:22 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: napscoordinator

“Some” and “others” does not mean “all”.


45 posted on 08/30/2013 7:20:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jimbo123
A couple diamond-studded nose rings, eyebrow piercings and a tongue rod would do wonders. Or not.


46 posted on 08/30/2013 7:30:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: jimbo123

The liberal ruling elite live high on the hog while they look down their noses at the poor slobs who pay their bills.


47 posted on 08/30/2013 7:47:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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48 posted on 08/30/2013 7:47:41 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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Government employees aren’t allowed to accept gives and can be fired for doing so.


49 posted on 08/30/2013 7:49:59 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: jimbo123
Yet year after year, I have to take a training module on what I am and AM NOT allowed to take in the form of gifts in order to avoid CONFLICT OF INTERESTS!

LAWS FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE!

A Corporate Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest exists when an employee has a personal or private interest beyond his company or official duties that could cause or tempt him to act in a way beneficial to that interest. Corporate conflicts of interest can be damaging to the corporation and the reputation of a corporate employee. They can also be criminal.
50 posted on 08/30/2013 9:40:39 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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