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State Department Reveals Hillary Clinton Received $500K Worth of Jewelry from Saudi King
nydailynews.com ^ | AUGUST 30, 2013 | BILL HUTCHINSON

Posted on 09/09/2013 8:55:58 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

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.

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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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazigate; bribe; clintonscandals; coverup; democrat; democratscandals; gift; govbobmcdonald; mediabias; nothingtoseehere; obamascandals; payoff; payola; saudis; secretaryofhate; secretaryofstate; virginia
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1 posted on 09/09/2013 8:55:58 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Return it ...damn it....


2 posted on 09/09/2013 8:57:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BarnacleCenturion

That becomes US Gov’t property, right? I didn’t think they were allowed to keep such gifts personally.


3 posted on 09/09/2013 8:57:19 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

huh!!!!


4 posted on 09/09/2013 8:58:03 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Twotone

Laws????? The clintoons and their ilk need no steeenkin’ laws!


5 posted on 09/09/2013 8:58:17 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The jewelry will go nicely with the priceless china the Clintons stole from the White House when they moxed out in 2001.


6 posted on 09/09/2013 8:59:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: hal ogen

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. :-)


7 posted on 09/09/2013 8:59:20 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Iron Munro

Ooops

“moxed out” should be “moved out”


8 posted on 09/09/2013 9:00:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well that’s all the reason she needs to support attacking Syria...afterwards she can get a matching set.


9 posted on 09/09/2013 9:01:18 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


10 posted on 09/09/2013 9:02:55 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Twotone

The article notes they were kept by the government or donated. One wonders who the donee is...


11 posted on 09/09/2013 9:03:48 AM PDT by linear (Fealty to no man or party.)
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12 posted on 09/09/2013 9:04:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Twotone
That becomes US Gov’t property, right? I didn’t think they were allowed to keep such gifts personally.


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.

13 posted on 09/09/2013 9:04:22 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Iron Munro

“Moxed” is just fine to use for the way they moved out


14 posted on 09/09/2013 9:04:27 AM PDT by stanne
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To: JoeProBono

She looks so happy with her beloved pepes, there. She never smiles loke that when she’s with her husband, or anyone else


15 posted on 09/09/2013 9:06:32 AM PDT by stanne
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“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).


16 posted on 09/09/2013 9:09:00 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Hillary and Obama get nice swag, and the boob Biden gets boobs. Wonder how Biden likes being the court jester.


17 posted on 09/09/2013 9:09:12 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: linear
The article notes they were kept by the government or donated....or sumpin.

There in that special government warehouse with the rest of the expensive gifts to the Clintons.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 9:12:18 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: linear
"The article notes they were kept by the government or donated."

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.

19 posted on 09/09/2013 9:12:47 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Hillary's treason was bought on the cheap by the Saudis. This is pocket change for a oil sheik.
20 posted on 09/09/2013 9:13:12 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden got a bare-breasted female bust from Liberia.

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21 posted on 09/09/2013 9:13:48 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: BarnacleCenturion

We see nothing

IRS


22 posted on 09/09/2013 9:16:05 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: BarnacleCenturion

You can put pearls on a pig,
and call her Monique,
but a pig is still just a pig.


23 posted on 09/09/2013 9:19:28 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oh my God what has Qatar promised Moochelle? Or does she already have it?


24 posted on 09/09/2013 9:19:46 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Iron Munro

They ran out of moxy?


25 posted on 09/09/2013 9:20:24 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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26 posted on 09/09/2013 9:21:13 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: BarnacleCenturion

You damn well know if they were Republicans, this would be the greatest scandal since Watergate.


27 posted on 09/09/2013 9:21:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stanne

28 posted on 09/09/2013 9:22:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; a fool in paradise
Here is some of it"


29 posted on 09/09/2013 9:23:04 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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30 posted on 09/09/2013 9:24:11 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Well at least that's "tasteful".

I was worried that the Saudi King had given Mrs. Clinton a pearl necklace.


31 posted on 09/09/2013 9:26:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Since some of you don’t seem to remember:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1195740/How-Bush-Condoleezza-got-exquisite-gifts-Arab-leaders—warehouse.html

Standard procedure for our esteemed leaders. Who knows what falls through the cracks.


32 posted on 09/09/2013 9:27:19 AM PDT by sakic
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To: JoeProBono

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.


33 posted on 09/09/2013 9:30:39 AM PDT by stanne
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


34 posted on 09/09/2013 9:31:02 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: JoeProBono

That picture is gross.


35 posted on 09/09/2013 9:31:31 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


36 posted on 09/09/2013 9:32:52 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: dfwgator

google “colin powell jaguar”

Sad but true...


37 posted on 09/09/2013 9:38:38 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DwFry

The Saudis have their hooks deep in both parties.


38 posted on 09/09/2013 9:39:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MasterGunner01

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.


39 posted on 09/09/2013 9:39:38 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


40 posted on 09/09/2013 9:41:09 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


41 posted on 09/09/2013 9:43:59 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Sacajaweau

Contrast this with Rudy Giuliani rejecting $10 million from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal right after 9/11.


42 posted on 09/09/2013 9:44:45 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Hoodat

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?


43 posted on 09/09/2013 9:46:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Yeesh, all this media frenzy over one 26 inch ankle bracelet.

Freegards


44 posted on 09/09/2013 9:48:11 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Iron Munro

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.


45 posted on 09/09/2013 9:49:06 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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Shouldn’t Bush, Cheney and other “conservatives” have said something and stopped them?

They're all on the take.

46 posted on 09/09/2013 9:50:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The KKKlintons have always been for sale. Bill’s blatant post presidential influence peddling alone has made him rich.


47 posted on 09/09/2013 9:52:38 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It’s still the finest form of representative govt that Saudi oil money can buy!


48 posted on 09/09/2013 9:56:46 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: dfwgator

You got it.


49 posted on 09/09/2013 10:09:42 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I will not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
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.

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.

50 posted on 09/09/2013 10:17:02 AM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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