Hillary’s corrupt “pay to play” — a three year AP story

Hillary Clinton Common Good

“Then I’m going to give them to the Clinton Foundation and, specifically, me and Bill.”

What a grand week for Hillary Clinton!

After all, isn’t it said that “any publicity is good publicity”?

Hillary has certain earned her publicity this week.

The phrase “pay to play” was brought back to the forefront this week when AP broke the story — after three years of legal wrangling against the US State Department.

From Yahoo.com via AP:

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.

Donors who were granted time with Clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for her help as the Bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a Wall Street executive who sought Clinton’s help with a visa problem; and Estee Lauder executives who were listed as meeting with Clinton while her department worked with the firm’s corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in South Africa.

And that is the real story; let it sink in and percolate about in your brain pan:

Over 50% of the persons who met Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State ended up donating to the Clinton Foundation.  Perhaps the better portrayal is this: “donating.”  Air quotes.

Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.

The Clinton Foundation has already “taken in” — air quotes — more than $2 billion dollars in funding since its creation in 2000.  In that time, there have been roughly 6,000 “donors” — air quotes — to the foundation.

“There’s a lot of potential conflicts and a lot of potential problems,” said Douglas White, an expert on nonprofits who previously directed Columbia University’s graduate fundraising management program. “The point is, she can’t just walk away from these 6,000 donors.”

This is Orwellian Newspeak for “these people paid cash and they expect something in return.”  You know.  Pay to play.  And they expect some play for their pay.

Here’s a little clincher buried deep in the story.  Read it and interpret it.  I can interpret it no other way than one.

Former senior White House ethics officials said a Clinton administration would have to take careful steps to ensure that past foundation donors would not have the same access as she allowed at the State Department.

What does that say to you?  To me it screams: she did it.  She took money for access to her in her role as Secretary of State.  Corruption.  No other word for it.

Some of Clinton’s most influential visitors donated millions to the Clinton Foundation and to her and her husband’s political coffers.

Now it’s personal money — not just to the foundation, but to the Clintons themselves.

Please read the story in full — a story that took the AP a full three years to acquire because of legal obstacles placed in its way by the State Department.  You know: the same State Department from which Hillary was Secretary.  From the NationalReview.com:

Clinton State Department Stonewalled AP for Three Years

by NRO Staff

It was a long wait. Today’s blockbuster report from the Associated Press about Hillary Clinton’s meetings with Clinton Foundation donors during her time as Secretary of State contained the following nugget: “The AP sought Clinton’s calendar and schedules three years ago, but delays led the AP to sue the State Department last year in federal court for those materials and other records.” Three years ago. The long wait was in keeping with a practice of slow-walking such requests for information.

As in: the State Department did its level best to block, stall and obfuscate the acquisition of the truth about Hillary Rodham Clinton by the Associated Press.

Let’s see; this past week’s Hillary publicity included:

Ah yes.  What a wonderful, engaging and revelatory week it was for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

BZ

 

Hillary LIES AGAIN: 15K MORE emails found

Hillary Clinton LIESYes yes, fine, go ahead, be like me.

Shake your head and wonder just where this nation is going — when a politician such as Hillary Rodham Clinton can lie to the American people, violate laws, and the Director of the FBI, James Comey, prefers no charges whatsoever.

Hillary lies about lying.  She lied to Patricia Smith, the mother of a Benghazi victim.  Then she lies about former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

For a refresher:

Judicial Watch released 44 additional Hillary email chains on August 10th:

Then this, from the WashingtonPost.com:

FBI uncovers 14,900 more documents in Clinton email probe

by Spencer S. Hsu

The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as secretary of state that had not been disclosed by her attorneys, and a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.

Justice Department lawyers said last week that the State Department would review and turn over Clinton’s work-related emails to a conservative legal group. The records are among “tens of thousands” of documents found by the FBI in its probe and turned over to the State Department, Justice Department attorney Lisa Ann Olson said Monday in court.

The 14,900 Clinton documents are nearly 50 percent more than the roughly 30,000 emails that Clinton’s lawyers deemed work-related and returned to the department in December 2014.

Read that again: “The 14,900 Clinton documents are nearly 50 percent more than the roughly 30,000 emails that Clinton’s lawyers deemed work-related and returned to the department in December 2014.”

This might be a good time to go back above and play that first video from Hillary Clinton again.  I could have sworn she said she turned everything in.

I probably just misheard her misspeak.

Note to Spencer Hsu: check the lug-nuts on your car every day, buddy.  Buying a mirror on a pole in order to look under your vehicle probably wouldn’t be a bad idea either, my friend.

BZ

 

Obama golfs; Chicago bleeds

Obama Playing Golf

Mr Obama’s heart skips a beat on the beautiful links.

Don’t bother Mr Obama, he’s busy playing golf.  He can’t be bothered by those 13 people killed and tens of thousands displaced following the floods in Louisiana, or those blacks shot and killed on the mean streets of Chicago — even after it was those black votes he desired because of a certain melanin match or a certain Republican president Mr Obama accused of being “uncaring” during Katrina in NOLA.

You see, Mr Obama detests “fakery.”  He detests the “theater” of politics.

Obama Detesting Fakery 1Mr Obama detesting political fakery during Sandy.

Obama Detesting Fakery 2Mr Obama detesting political theater during campaign.

And then — what? — more shootings and death in Chicago?  Meh.  Not worthy of even a mention.  Those deaths and that carnage doesn’t serve to advance Mr Obama at all.  One must serve before one acquires a mention.

From Breitbart.com this past weekend:

Dozens Shot, Four Killed over Weekend in Gun-controlled Chicago

by AWR Hawkins

Dozens were shot–four fatally–over the weekend in heavily gun controlled Chicago.

This death and violence follows the 52 who were shot–nine fatally–during the previous weekend in Chicago.

According to ABC News, a 7-year-old girl was among the wounded. She was shot while attending “a vigil for another shooting victim.” A 36-year-old woman was also shot while attending that vigil.

At one point during the weekend — “an intense 14-hour stretch of violence that ran from Saturday into Sunday” — someone was shot in Chicago “every 33 minutes.” The Chicago Tribune reported the same portion of the weekend — “from Saturday afternoon to early Sunday” — was especially violent last weekend too. During that time alone, “five people were killed and at least 19 others were wounded.”

Forty-nine people were shot, nine fatally, two weekends ago, and “52 people were shot, seven of them fatally” the weekend before.

You know, in Chicago.  That Demorat/Leftist city controlled historically by Demorat/Leftist mayors (and Mayor Rahm Emanuel now), a pristine and shining example of Demorat/Leftist values where blacks are lifted from poverty, have jobs and are able to acquire their dreams in a Utopian atmosphere of understanding and funding, and guns are proscribed for a violence-free, clean environment.

I mean, there are gun laws in Chicago.  Real gun laws.  And gun laws stop criminals!  Right?

Of course they do.  Just ask a Demorat or a Leftist.

Obama Looking Out Window AF1The closest Mr Obama may get to Louisiana or Chicago this week.

That, of course, goes hand-in-hand or, perhaps, blood puddle-in-blood puddle with my prior post only a few days ago where 100 people were shot in Chicago on a single weekend as well.

If you want to stop gun violence, you’d best start with inserting the black father into the family equation and stop paying people for more children absent a father, embrace religion and churches, clean up schools and bring the trades back into them, lean on “stop and frisk,” demand the “broken windows” mindset from police, emphasize education with a focus on the basics and halt generational welfare.  Blacks in urban neighborhoods have just as much a right to be safe on their streets and in their homes as anyone else.

Let’s face it, Obama is “calling it in” and “checking out” as a lame-duck president.  I submit: he didn’t much care about the job in the first place.  He liked the perks.  Hated the bother of it all.

BZ

P.S.

The former FEMA director, Michael Brown, who accused Mr Obama today of fiddling while Louisiana flooded — boy, is he gonna get his ass audited.

Poor bastard.

Louisiana Floods

Clinton LIES AGAIN: this time about Colin Powell

Hillary Clinton LIESIt’s no secret that Hillary Clinton has said that having a personal server was acceptable because 1) former Secretary of State under Bush — Colin Powell — had a private server as well and, 2) Colin Powell told her to do so.

Because Colin Powell is black, that makes it acceptable.

From, of all places, People.com:

Colin Powell Says Hillary Clinton’s ‘People Have Been Trying to Pin’ Email Scandal on Him

by Sara Nathan and Jeff Nelson

Hillary Clinton‘s email scandal continues.

On Friday, the New York Times reported that Clinton told FBI officials former Secretary of State Colin Powell had advised her to use a personal email account while she held the Secretary of State office herself.

“Her people have been trying to pin it on me,” Powell, 79, told PEOPLE Saturday night at the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 Night of Legends fête in East Hampton, New York.

Wait for it.

“The truth is, she was using [the private email server] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did,” Powell added.

Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post wrote:

The attempt to — again — equate what Powell did with what Clinton did is yet more evidence that either the candidate, her senior advisers or both simply don’t get it. No, Clinton wasn’t indicted by the Justice Department for her email setup. But she was badly reprimanded by FBI Director James Comey for her email practices; it was an unequivocal condemnation of her conduct in relation to her approach to electronic communications while serving as the country’s top diplomat.

For whatever reason — and despite the fact that Clinton has said on several occasions that she knows she made a mistake — she seems incapable of accepting that responsibility and moving on. No secretary of state — up to and including Colin Powell — handled their email setup like Clinton. That’s a fact.

That is a fact.

For those interested, you can search for Hillary’s emails on Wikileaks here.

BZ