Skip to comments.State Department Reveals Hillary Clinton Received $500K Worth of Jewelry from Saudi King
Posted on 09/09/2013 8:55:58 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Foreign diplomacy doesnt 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.
Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden got a bare-breasted female bust from Liberia.
The Constitution prohibits U.S. government employees from keeping presents worth more than $350.
But officials at the U.S. General Services Administration said the gifts were accepted to avoid awkward moments.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
Return it ...damn it....
That becomes US Gov’t property, right? I didn’t think they were allowed to keep such gifts personally.
Laws????? The clintoons and their ilk need no steeenkin’ laws!
The jewelry will go nicely with the priceless china the Clintons stole from the White House when they moxed out in 2001.
I decided to read the article (!) & yes, they cannot keep it. The gov’t should hold it for a year or two then auction it off & apply it to the debt. Or trade it back to the Saudis for oil. :-)
“moxed out” should be “moved out”
Well that’s all the reason she needs to support attacking Syria...afterwards she can get a matching set.
I bet those crooks found a way to keep this stuff for their own. Look at the Clintons when they left the WH. I bet Hillary isn’t going to turn down that bottle of booze.
The article notes they were kept by the government or donated. One wonders who the donee is...
Back when Clinton was preezy, the Saudis gave Hill’ a similarly expensive piece of jewelry.
She “lost” it in a hotel room on a trip to Europe. Perfectly understandable of course, those hectic vacations and all.
The Saudis graciously had it replaced by an identical piece of jewelry so it could be turned over the the government when she left office.
“Moxed” is just fine to use for the way they moved out
She looks so happy with her beloved pepes, there. She never smiles loke that when she’s with her husband, or anyone else
“Vice President Joe Biden got a bare-breasted female bust from Liberia”
Perfect. At least it wasn’t a bare-breasted female bust of Hitlery. Maybe Biden can peddle the “bust” to Bill Clinton (who also wouldn’t want a bare-breasted female bust of Hitlery).
Hillary and Obama get nice swag, and the boob Biden gets boobs. Wonder how Biden likes being the court jester.
There in that special government warehouse with the rest of the expensive gifts to the Clintons.
Read it again.
It says some of them were donated or sold to the public:
"The GSA said some of the presents were donated and others were sold to the public."
Translation: Some of them were donated to Chelsea and the ones she didn't want were sold to the public.
We see nothing
You can put pearls on a pig,
and call her Monique,
but a pig is still just a pig.
Oh my God what has Qatar promised Moochelle? Or does she already have it?
They ran out of moxy?
You damn well know if they were Republicans, this would be the greatest scandal since Watergate.
I was worried that the Saudi King had given Mrs. Clinton a pearl necklace.
Since some of you don’t seem to remember:
Standard procedure for our esteemed leaders. Who knows what falls through the cracks.
No, that’s a, ‘we’re in public and if we weren’t I’d have my BG drop you but I have to smile instead, you creep, cringe’.
That is not joy and love. Forgive me, I’m a girl. I know that look.
Such a petty payoff for ensuring a 150% increase in the price of oil right after Obama took office. The Saudis have made tens of billions over Obama’s War on Cheap Energy over the last 4½ years.
That picture is gross.
That is Not her Property and she should have returned it to the treasury.That is the Property of the American People and she knows it.
Get the FBI on her Butt and get those Jewell’s.
google “colin powell jaguar”
Sad but true...
The Saudis have their hooks deep in both parties.
I get quite a few free yachting magazines and not long ago I read an article about a rich Saudi who wanted an enormous yacht with a hull made entirely out of gold.
No kidding. Yacht designers told him it was impossible, but he insisted, so they hired a metallurgical team to find what metals they could alloy with the gold to have sufficient hull strength while still appearing to be more or less pure gold. And they built it. Showed a huge photo spread on it. I’m not going to even try to remember how much it cost. Of course all the accoutrements and facilities in the yacht were gold and alll the staterooms and decor were gold themed as well.
The punch line is, that golden yacht has been sitting in a Saudi port for years and has not moved one foot from its moorings. According to the article, there is no port in the world with security sufficient to guarantee its safety, the insurance won’t even cover the vessel in international waters without an armed escort. And so, it sits.
I’d heard the slang term “FU” money, but it wasn’t until I saw that boat that the term really defined itself.
What world leader doesn’t know that we have a representative democracy? This is a slap in the face to the people of the United States from a monarchy. It is ill-mannered and irresponsible. It is an action taken by someone to make fun of our democracy.
These numbers reflect the value of the gifts we now know about.
I’d bet the sum total value of similar gifts is far far greater.
Contrast this with Rudy Giuliani rejecting $10 million from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal right after 9/11.
I know Rudy isn’t well liked here for obvious reasons, but is there any doubt, that we wouldn’t be in this mess with Syria if he was in the White House?
Yeesh, all this media frenzy over one 26 inch ankle bracelet.
They were able to steal it, because no one objected.
Shouldn’t Bush, Cheney and other “conservatives” have said something and stopped them?
It’s that simple.
They're all on the take.
The KKKlintons have always been for sale. Bill’s blatant post presidential influence peddling alone has made him rich.
It’s still the finest form of representative govt that Saudi oil money can buy!
You got it.
Yes, because if there's anything more vital than our confidence in the integrity of our government officials, particularly at the highest levels, it's avoiding awkward moments at any cost. And if our ruling elite have to swaller hard and accept riches from inbred royalty, then so be it.