A BRIEF GUIDE TO HILLARY CLINTON’S SCANDALS.
Well…maybe not so brief.
Bill and Hillary Clinton were associates of Jim and Susan McDougal in the Whitewater Development Corp., an Arkansas real estate investment firm that went under when McDougal’s Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan was closed by federal regulators for illegal accounting. Taxpayers lost $73 million due to Guaranty. Although the Clintons only lost $67,000, McDougal helped pay off Bill Clinton’s campaign debts, and Hillary Clinton’s law firm received an unknown sum in fees for representing a Guaranty project that also failed. The Clintons walked while McDougal went to jail.
1993 TRAVEL GATE:
First lady Hillary Clinton engineered the firing of seven employees of the White House travel office and the hiring of a firm with ties to the Clintons to replace them. Hillary Clinton was found to have made false statements to investigators.
Hundreds of FBI background files on officials on previous Republican presidential administrations were improperly given to Craig Livingstone, the director of White House security who was a Hillary Clinton favorite. No illegal activity was ever proven, and Livingstone ultimately resigned.
Vince Foster was President Clinton’s deputy White House counsel and long-time friend of Hillary Clinton. He committed suicide, and his body was found in a park just across the Potomac River from the White House. Files were also allegedly removed from his White House office before investigators were able to secure it as part of the official probe into his death which left many in doubt that it was suicide.
1994 LOST ROSE LAW FIRM BILLING RECORDS:
Congressional and Justice Department investigators began issuing subpoenas for Hillary Clinton’s billing records as a partner in the Rose law firm at the center of the Whitewater scandal. She said her role was incidental, but when the records mysteriously turned up in the White House in 1996, they showed she met repeatedly with key figures in the scandal.
1996 COMMERCE DEPT. PAY TO PLAY JUNKETS:
Seats on Commerce Department international trade missions were sold to corporate figures in return for big contributions to President Clinton’s re-election campaign. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, who was reported to have opposed the scheme, died when one of the missions crashed in Croatia, leading independent counsel Daniel Pearson to leave his investigation unfinished.
1993-2000 RENTING OF LINCOLN BEDROOM: More than 800 people stayed overnight in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House during President Bill Clinton’s tenure. At least $5.4 million in campaign contributions from many of those guests went into Clinton’s re-election effort. Among the paying guests were movie producer Steven Spielberg, Dreamworks SKG head David Geffen and long-time Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman.
1993-95 JOHN JUANG;
A close associate of Indonesian industrialist James Riady, Huang initially was appointed deputy secretary of commerce in 1993. By 1995, however, he moved to the Democratic National Committee where he generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal contributions from foreign sources. Huang later pleaded guilty to one felony count of campaign finance violations.
1996 CHARLIE TRIE:
Like John Huang, Trie raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal contributions from foreign sources to Democratic campaign entities. He was a regular White House visitor and arranged meetings with foreign operators with Clinton, including one who was a Chinese arms dealer. His $450,000 contribution to Clinton’s legal defense fund was returned after it was found to have been largely funded by Asian interests. Trie was convicted of violating campaign finance laws in 1998.
1996 JOHNNY CHUNG:
Gave more than $366,000 to the Democratic National Committee prior to the 1996 campaign, but it was returned after officials learned it came from illegal foreign sources. Chung later told a special Senate committee investigating 1996 Clinton campaign fund-raising that $35,000 of his contributions came from individuals in Chinese intelligence. Chung pleaded guilty to bank fraud, tax evasion, and campaign finance violations.
1996 NO CONTROLLING LEGAL AUTHORITY:
Then-Vice President Al Gore repeated the phrase “there is no controlling legal authority” at least seven times during a news conference called to explain his multiple telephone calls from the White House to solicit contributions to the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign in 1996. In fact, the law was and remains clear that partisan campaign contributions cannot be solicited on or using federal property.
1998 MONICA LEWINSKY & IMPEACHMENT:
President Clinton became only the second chief executive ever impeached by the House of Representatives in 1998 after being found guilty of obstructing justice and committing perjury in connection with a grand jury investigation of his sexual relationship in the White House with intern Monica Lewinsky. He remained in office, however, after the Senate failed to convict him. When the news of the Lewinsky scandal broke, Hillary famously blamed a “vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.”
Shortly before leaving the Oval Office, Bill Clinton issued a number of controversial pardons for controversial individuals represented by lawyers with ties to the administration. Convicted tax evader Marc Rich who was pardoned after his former wife made big contributions to the Clinton presidential library and to Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign.
2008 THE BOSNIA AIRPORT SNIPER LIE:
During her unsuccessful 2008 campaign for the Democratic presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton claimed to have come under sniper fire during her arrival as the first lady at an airport in Bosnia in 1996. She recanted her claim after CBS News broadcast video of the arrival that demonstrated there was no sniper fire. In fact, she was greeted by a group of young girls at a planned tarmac reception.
2010-11 URANIUM 1
A Russian Nuclear firm was allowed to purchase 20% of the US Uranium stockpile. The Obama administration approved this deal with full knowledge of an ongoing FBI & DOJ investigation which included bribery charges and Russian collusion.
Russian Nuke officials kicked back $145,000,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Hillary Clinton served with US AG Eric Holder on a committee that approved the deal. FBI Chief Robert Mueller led the bribery investigation
Bill Clinton got $500,00 per speech, doubling his speaking fees to the Russians. The uranium transfer was completed while the DOJ kept secret the details of the Russian bribery investigation.
Hillary Clinton sat atop the State Department when the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked by a terrorist group on Sept. 11, 2012. But the former secretary of state was quick to blame the violence on protesters responding to an anti-Muslim video clip. Subsequent evidence proved the administration knew almost immediately that the raid was planned and executed by Islamic extremists, prompting former House Speaker John Boehner to form a select committee to investigate the response to the attack in 2014. Clinton sat for an 11-hour hearing before the select committee in October 2015 and denied knowingly spreading false talking points about the attack. However, emails revealed during the hearing suggest Clinton told her daughter, Chelsea, the Benghazi compound was overrun by terrorists before she ever addressed the public about the controversial YouTube clip.
2015 THE EMAIL SCANDAL
Hillary Clinton’s decision to set up a private server at her Chappaqua home has dogged her presidential campaign since before it even began. The former secretary of state said she established the personal email network for the convenience of carrying one device and failed to address the discovery that she carried at least two different devices throughout her tenure. In June 2015, a federal judge ordered the State Department to release all 30,000 of Clinton’s emails on a rolling basis at the end of each month until January 2016. More than 2,000 of those emails were deemed classified. In August 2015, the FBI seized her private server from a warehouse in New Jersey and began looking into allegations that Clinton mishandled sensitive intelligence.
Despite a subpoena, Clinton destroyed 13 Cell phones and bleached her computer hard drives so all information contained therein was irretrievably lost.
2016 DNC QUESTIONS:
DNC Chairwoman, Donna Brazile, gave HRC the CNN questions before a town hall meeting TV debate with Bernie Sanders.
2001-17 SPEAKING FEES:
Following her departure from the State Department, Hillary Clinton joined her husband on the paid speaking circuit. The two raked in six-figure sums for each appearance, crisscrossing the country for events with special interests groups and Wall Street firms. Hillary Clinton faced pressure from Sen. Bernie Sanders to release the transcripts from her speeches to Goldman Sachs and other financial titans after she began running on a platform to rein in the same institutions that had paid her millions of dollars directly. She refused to provide transcripts, arguing she should not be held to a different standard than any other politician who has been paid for speaking at a private event.
2002-2017 THE CLINTON FOUNDATION:
Bill Clinton’s namesake charity has fallen under scrutiny over the past year after the public learned how extensively it accepted foreign donations from corporations and governments with interests before Hillary Clinton’s desk at the State Department. A prominent charity watchdog removed the foundation from its registry last year, and the charity was later forced to refile its tax returns after reporters discovered major donations had been omitted. Critics have accused the Clintons of using their philanthropic network to benefit themselves politically and financially.
2017 TRUMP DOSSIER
The Clinton campaign & the DNC funded “opposition research “ to set up fake “facts” to implicate Trump in Russian collusion to win the Presidency. Hillary Clinton’s team bankrolled a sleazy dossier of allegations linking him to Russia.
They have categorically denied any involvement. Now they have been exposed. Another lie from HRC. When questioned by Congress, Fusion GPS, the firm hired to do the dossier, two executives took the 5th.
Even CNN is asking why the Clinton campaign didn’t fess up to their faux pas
Source: Washington Examiner 2016