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.