Hillary Clinton's cloud of corruption

Synopsis:

Hillary Clinton is running for president, almost completely unopposed in the Democratic Party primary.  It now appears increasingly unlikely that she will be elected, simply because she has so much explaining to do in regard to massive contributions originating in foreign countries, mostly during the period when she was the Secretary of State.  It's not as if Mr. or Mrs. Clinton was in desperate need of money; by almost any standard, the two of them are filthy rich.  By and large, the easiest and most rational inference one can draw from all this is that the leaders of foreign countries and businesses saw the Clinton Foundation as a drop box in which to put payments for future favors, in the event Mrs. Clinton is elected U.S. President.  The news and opinion articles below will likely lead you to that very conclusion.

Related topics:
Old Clinton scandals
New Clinton scandals
The Clintons' wealth and greed
Norman Hsu
Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton's private email server
The FBI neglects to indict Hillary Clinton
Which party has a culture of corruption?





Overview articles:

Trump vs.  Clintons' Russia ties (guess who always got a free pass).  Many of those sounding the loudest alarm bells over Russian influence in U.S. politics were curiously silent when far greater concerns were raised about the Clintons. [...] Unlike the revelations so far concerning Russian ties in the Trump camp, the Clinton deals involved hundreds of millions of dollars and enormous favors that benefitted Russian interests.  Bill and Hillary Clinton received large sums of money directly and indirectly from Russian officials while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.  Bill Clinton was paid a cool $500,000 (well above his normal fee) for a speech in Moscow in 2010.  Who footed the bill?  An investment firm in Moscow called Renaissance Capital, which boasts deep ties to Russian intelligence.

It's Time to Press For an Investigation of the Clinton Foundation.  From beginnings in the state of Arkansas in 1997, the Clinton Foundation quickly grew to become a sprawling international organization after 2001, despite the fact that this tax-exempt entity was only authorized to serve as a facility devoted to the study of Bill Clinton's tenure as president of the United States.  Especially from 2001 onwards, state, federal, and foreign governments have never regulated material defects in many Clinton Foundation public disclosures.  Material deficiencies exist in documents ranging from filings from applications before the I.R.S., to registrations before U.S. state and foreign governments, to annual reports required in numerous legal jurisdictions.  Why?

False Philanthropy.  Trustees and other persons have been engaged in an unprosecuted criminal conspiracy to operate the Clinton Foundation in the guise of a public charity, when it is, instead, an illegal money-laundering and influence peddling scheme.  Close, ongoing review of public disclosures issued by the Clinton Foundation (that must be true, complete, and accurate) demonstrates that trustees have failed, since 1997, to operate this public charity in compliance with applicable laws.  Yet, to date, no state, federal, or foreign government authority has prosecuted trustees, officers, and others responsible for escalating illegal activities.  In fact, the Clinton Foundation has engaged in widespread unauthorized activities, including illegal operations internationally and in the U.S., and illegal fundraising across state and national boundaries, using telephones, mail, and the internet.

Here's the Bombshell Hillary/Russia Uranium Story that the Media Refused to Cover.  During his marathon press conference on Thursday afternoon [2/16/2017], President Donald Trump lashed out at the media for it's failure to adequately cover a 2015 bombshell report about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  The report in question suggested that Secretary Clinton allowed 20% of the United States's Uranium production capacity to be acquired by Russian interests while at the same time millions of dollars in cash flowed not only to the Clinton foundation, but also directly into the pockets of Bill and Hillary. [...] The story to which Trump was referring was originally reported on by The New York Times.  However, as with most stories that were unflattering to Mrs. Clinton, the media quickly lost interest.

Clinton's son-in-law closed his hedge fund after the election.  Hillary Clinton's son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, shuttered his hedge fund shortly after the election, according to a report.  Eaglevale Partners, which Mezvinsky co-founded, was quietly closed and money returned to investors the month after Clinton lost to Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported.  The hedge fund reportedly lost big by betting on Greece, with one element of the fund dropping by as much as 48 percent one year, the Wall Street Journal previously reported.

Clinton Foundation implosion continues as two more programs ditched.  It's official: the Clinton Foundation is in a world of hurt. [...] So with the Trump recovery underway, and freed from the scrutiny an election year brings, they should be expecting an inflow of resources from civic-minded donors, right?  Hmm, that doesn't seem to be happening.  Why, it's almost as if a front for influence-peddling has run out of influence to peddle.

How Hillary is Helping Pave the Way to Trump's Second Term.  The Clintons are not just two greedy politicians.  They're a brand and an industry.  The huge sums of money they raised went to subsidize a whole network of loyalists.  And then there were the many friends who had gotten jobs based on the strength of their connections to Clintonworld.  It wasn't just about the S.S. Hillary sinking into the cold waters of Chesapeake Bay.  Hillary's defeat endangered the positions of all her friends who had schemed, plotted and broken the rules to get her this far; the leaders of Democrat outfits in states across the country, bundlers who threw a lot of other people's money into a giant hole and lobbyists who got by on the strength of their Clinton connections.

Clinton-Allied Education Firm Hid IRS Probe Prior To IPO Launch.  Laureate Education, Inc. — which on Wednesday will launch its IPO on NASDAQ — failed to tell investors in federal filings that IRS officials are reviewing congressional charges it had a "pay to play" relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton, The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group has learned.  Laureate's relationship with the Clintons began in 2010, when it paid the former president $16.5 million as its "honorary chancellor" for five years.  Baltimore-based Laureate — led by chairman and CEO Douglas Becker — also donated up to an additional $5 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Firm Tied to Clintons Lands First Day On Open Market, Tanks Immediately.  Laureate Education, Inc., which has close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, tanked on its first day in the stock market.  The for-profit firm's Initial Public Offering (IPO) of stock to potential investors was put on the market Wednesday [2/1/2017] by KKR and other leveraged buyout owners in the hope of reducing a crushing $4 billion debt.

Former Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Begins 10-Year Prison Sentence.  Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), who was a superdelegate for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has reported to prison to begin his 10-year sentence stemming from numerous corruption charges.  Fattah reported Wednesday [1/25/2017] to the Federal Correctional Institution-McKean in western Pennsylvania near the New York border, CBS Philly reported.

The Clinton Foundation Is Dead — But The Case Against Hillary Isn't.  It proves what we've said all along:  The Clinton Foundation was little more than an influence-peddling scheme to enrich the Clintons, and had little if anything to do with "charity," either overseas or in the U.S.  That sound you heard starting in November was checkbooks being snapped shut in offices around the world by people who had hoped their donations would buy access to the next president of the United States.  And why not?  There was a strong precedent for it in Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.  While serving as the nation's top diplomat, the Clinton Foundation took money from at least seven foreign governments — a clear breach of Clinton's pledge on taking office that there would be total separation between her duties and the foundation.

Clinton Inc exposed for what it was.  The Clinton Foundation has confirmed that it always was what we and many others said it was.  Its latest tax filing declared that the Clinton Global Initiative is closing its offices and sacking 22 staff.  This comes amid reports that donations dried up after Hillary Clinton lost the election November 8.  It was always obvious that the Clinton Foundation was not simply a charity.  As Hillary's opponents but also neutral observers discerned, Hillary was a coin-operated policymaker and the Clinton Foundation and CGI were toll collectors for access to her State Department and a future Clinton administration.

Peter Schweizer:  Clinton Global Initiative Folded Because They Can No Longer 'Sell Access to Political Power'Clinton Cash author and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday's [1/17/2017] Breitbart News Daily for what Marlow described as a "victory lap" over the demise of the Clinton Global Initiative, whose questionable activities featured so prominently in Schweizer's book.  Marlow saluted the work done by Schweizer and his Government Accountability Institute as "some of the most essential reporting of the 2016 election," and said they collected a "major scalp" this week with the end of the CGI.

Clinton empire begins to crumble.  It looks like the Clintons are running for cover.  After Donald J. Trump devastated the once formidable Clinton political machine in November — the Clinton Global Initiative, the centerpiece initiative of the Clinton Foundation, the former first couple's political and financial power structure — is being shut down.  According to a notice filed with the New York Department of Labor, the Clinton Foundation will lay off 22 members of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Clinton Inc exposed for what it was.  The Clinton Foundation has confirmed that it always was what we and many others said it was.  Its latest tax filing declared that the Clinton Global Initiative is closing its offices and sacking 22 staff.  This comes amid reports that donations dried up after Hillary Clinton lost the election November 8.  It was always obvious that the Clinton Foundation was not simply a charity.  As Hillary's opponents but also neutral observers discerned, Hillary was a coin-operated policymaker and the Clinton Foundation and CGI were toll collectors for access to her State Department and a future Clinton administration.

Why the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton is back to front and center.  [Scroll down]  Then, last Sunday evening, during the NFL playoff game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers, the FBI posted on its website more than 300 emails that Clinton had sent to an unnamed colleague not in the government — no doubt her adviser Sid Blumenthal — that had fallen into the hands of foreign powers.  It turns out — and the Sunday night release proves this — that Blumenthal was hacked by intelligence agents from at least three foreign governments and that they obtained the emails Clinton had sent to him that contained state secrets.  Sources believe that the hostile hackers were the Russians and the Chinese and the friendly hackers were the Israelis.  Last Sunday's revelations make the case against Clinton far more serious than Comey presented it to be last summer.

Why is Hillary investigated only if she's running for office?
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani says if Clinton runs for his old job, 'I guess all of the investigations get revived again'.  Hillary Clinton has another reason not to run for mayor of New York — longtime nemesis Rudy Giuliani is hinting that her reentry into the political arena would cause the resumption of investigations against her.  Giuliani got asked about Clinton's future prospects after Newsmax reported on aides and donors floating the failed presidential candidate as a potential candidate for his old job.

Heads Are Finally Beginning To Roll At The Clinton Foundation.  The Clinton Foundation announced it's laying off 22 staffers on the Clinton Global Initiative, keeping with a plan to deal with the negative spotlight put on the organization during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  The layoffs will take effect April 15, the Clinton Foundation said in a filing with the New York Department of Labor Thursday [1/12/2016], citing the discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Clintons shut down their fake charity. 22 laid off.  Unable to peddle influence, Hillary and Bill Clinton are shuttering their Clinton Global Initiative effective April 15.  This means 22 people will lose their jobs. [...] The shutting down of the foundation is prima facie proof that this was a sham charity used to launder foreign bribes.  Given how easily a preponderance of evidence can be found, the U.S. attorney in New York City — where this foundation operated — should be able to win a large judgment against the Clintons under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization act.  Civil action would hit them in the wallet without raising questions about victor's justice — especially if an Obama appointee litigates the case.

The Clinton Foundation Is Shutting Down The Clinton Global Initiative.  In a "mass layoff" event reported late last week by the Department of Labor, the Clinton Foundation announced it would lay off some 22 employees at the Clinton Global Initiative, which attained notoriety during the John Podesta leaks, when the various details of the fallout between between CGI head Doug Band and Chelsea Clinton were revealed; it also emerged that long-time Bill Clinton friend Band was soliciting donations for Clinton through his PR firm, Teneo in an sordid example of "pay for play" which most of the mainstream media refused to cover, especially after Band emailed Podesta "If this story gets out, we are screwed."

Judge:  FBI must indict Clinton.  Fox News Channel's senior judicial analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, said on Monday the FBI has collected enough to prosecute Clinton on one of the most serious charges of all: espionage.  Napolitano said the evidence the FBI has could be used to make a case for "failure to safeguard state secrets," and that's only the charges she would face for her private email server, which experts believe could have been penetrated by foreign hackers.  Napolitano admits he was concerned when Trump said he was willing to let Clinton slide.  "I don't think the decision to prosecute or not to prosecute should be a political one," he said.  "It should be a legal one."  That legal case is still growing as Clinton reportedly faces at least two other investigations: a public corruption case involving pay-for-play allegations from her time as secretary of state... and a probe into the shady activities of the family's charity.

Donations to the Clinton Foundation plummeted amid Hillary's failed run for the presidency.  Donations to the Clinton Foundation plummeted amid Hillary Clinton's failed presidential run, it has been revealed.  The non-profit organization's latest tax filings show contributions fell 37 percent to $108 million — down from $172 million in 2014, according to the New York Post.  Donations fell as the former Secretary of State left the group in April last year shortly after announcing her run for the White House.  Her departure also meant that revenue brought in from paid speeches plunged from $3.6 million in 2014 to just $357,500.

Donations to the Clinton Foundation Have Tanked since the election.  Fox News is reporting a really funny stat — donations to the Clinton Foundation are tanking now that it's clear that the donors will not have access to the corridors of power.

Is The Clinton Foundation Doomed?  It's unlikely anyone was as disappointed as Bill Clinton at the defeat of Hillary Clinton for the presidency.  Her election would have ensured that the scandals now swirling around the Clinton Family Foundation would have disappeared with nary a peep.  Now, Congress is likely to look into accusations that the Clinton Foundation, far from being a charity, was in fact a giant scam to make the Clintons rich and to help finance Chelsea Clinton's lifestyle and political ambitions.

Judicial Watch:  New Documents Show Clinton Conflicts of Interest.  Judicial Watch announced that it has received 508 pages of documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking information about possible conflicts of interest between the actions taken by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and Bill Clinton's activities.  More than 440 pages of the documents were redacted either in full, or with only minor notations remaining.

Will Obama Pardon Hillary?  Should He?  White House press secretary Josh Earnest raised some eyebrows on Wednesday [11/9/2016] when he engaged on the question whether President Obama would pardon Hillary Clinton before leaving office.  Earnest did not indicate that the president had made any commitment one way or the other, but the fact that he is clearly thinking about it is intriguing.  The question primarily arises because there is significant evidence of felony law violations.  These do not only involve the mishandling of classified information and the conversion/destruction of government files (i.e., the former secretary of state's government-related e-mails).  It has also been credibly reported that the FBI is investigating pay-to-play corruption during Clinton's State Department tenure, through the mechanism of the Clinton Foundation — the family "charity" by means of which the Clintons have become fabulously wealthy by leveraging their "public service."

'Not Over': 4 Legal Probes Hillary Clinton Still Faces.  [Scroll down]  One poll taken just before the election found that just more than one-third of Americans saw Clinton as honest, while another poll found an overwhelming majority believed she did something illegal or unethical with her private email server.  Such findings could make it difficult to rationalize dropping the investigations.  Judicial Watch, a leading conservative watchdog group, plans to continue its own investigations into Clinton through the use of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.  That's because it isn't relying on the Trump administration's Justice Department or Congress to hold anyone accountable.

Clinton Losing The Election Doesn't Mean Her Scandals Will Go Away.  Continuing Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and related litigation will keep former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the spotlight, despite her upset loss to President-Elect Donald Trump.  Conservative nonprofit government watchdogs aren't withdrawing their lawsuits just because Clinton lost the election.  Many of these litigations seek the release of more of Clinton's emails from her tenure as America's chief diplomat.  The lawsuits remain important for evidence they may yet yield regarding allegations that the Clinton Foundation engaged in pay-to-play schemes facilitated in part or whole by the private email addresses and the home-brew server located in her New York home.

Federal Court Asked To Order IRS To Disclose Clinton Foundation Tax-Exemption Docs.  Attorneys for The Daily Caller News Foundation and Cause of Action Institute jointly asked a federal judge Thursday [11/10/2016] to order the IRS to comply with the Freedom of Information Act by providing copies of documents related to the tax agency's decision to grant exempt status to the Clinton Foundation.  In a suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, TheDCNF and CofA asked that federal tax agency officials be ordered to produce "records relating to the Clinton Foundation's application for tax-exempt status, materials relating to and submitted in support of that application, and any updates to the application and supporting materials."

Experts Question If Clinton Foundation Will Survive.  Clinton Foundation officials now face a potentially devastating barrage of investigations by Congress, federal regulatory agencies, state attorneys general and perhaps a probe by a special prosecutor, according to federal law enforcement and philanthropy regulation experts.  The months ahead could determine what kind of future, if any, the Clinton Foundation can have as Congress and the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump take what is certain to be a tough look the ethical and legal issues that have swirled for years around the troubled charity.

Thanks to Trump, America Dodged the Bullet.  A complete recitation from Rose Law Firm to Whitewater to Benghazi would require the wordage of many articles of this length.  We need but mention the two that happen to bookend her career:  that she helped free the rapist of a child and then laughed about it, and that she stole relief funds from the very wretched of the earth — the poor of Haiti.  It is not going too far to state that there is scarcely a single genuine act of magnanimity, of kindness, or of simple decency in Hillary Clinton's record.  It is exclusively a parade of crimes and cover-ups, any one of which would have totaled the career of another politician. [...] Clinton's career might well repay close study.  We need methods of identifying these types and curtailing them.  We also need to closely examine ourselves, our society, and our way of life to identify the weaknesses that allowed this creature to shamble across the political landscape unchallenged for so long.

America Waits to see if President Trump Can Finally Put Hillary Clinton Behind Bars.  America should begin to find out within a matter of months if Donald Trump is all talk or intends to follow through on a promise he has made multiple times — to prosecute Hillary Clinton.

The funniest parts of Hillary's tragic concession speech.  [For example,] ["]Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country.["]  Hillary wants to work with Trump?  Donald Trump wants to prosecute her!  Do you think she will "work with" investigators who want to find out how she obstructed justice and destroyed government evidence?  Will she "work with" Bill to find out what was offered to Loretta Lynch at that private meeting on her plane?

Death of a dynasty that was rotten to its core.  There will be no first female U.S. President — this time.  History will not be made by a wife following her two-term husband into the Oval Office.  There will be no dynasty, no President Hillary Clinton.  Why did they think they deserved otherwise?  A zombie marriage killed long ago by Bill's philandering was cynically reactivated to boost her White House ambitions.

The crumbling Clinton criminal enterprise.  Think about it for a moment:  with no more promise of future access to the presidential inner circle, what third-world government or major global enterprise truly wants to pay a cool half-mil to a now not so cool Bill for his special insights?  Do you suppose that all those Wall Street swells are breathlessly waiting to hear the unique perspectives of a now not the first female president at a tidy 250 grand a pop?  Sure they are.  But of course, the influence-peddling speeches were just chump change, mere walking around money for high rollers like Hill and Bill.  The real cash, the huge multi-million-dollar payoffs that even bought pre-presidential secretary of state access, has until now come in the form of donations to the various non-profit entities the Clintons created to funnel their filthy lucre into — huge amounts of cash that could be washed, rinsed, dried, possibly even nationally dyed before being made available to maintain their one-percent lifestyle.

Rudy Giuliani:  Pardoning Clinton would seal Obama's legacy as one of worst presidents.  Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said if President Obama pardons Hillary Clinton on his way out of office, it would seal his legacy as "one of the worst presidents."  "The FBI is still investigating the Clinton Foundation, so whoever the attorney general is, [is] going to have to evaluate that," Mr. Giuliani said on Wednesday's "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News.  Host Bill O'Reilly suggested Mr. Obama could pardon Mrs. Clinton before he leaves office.

The people revolt, Trump wins.  In perhaps the most stunning political story in American history, the folks rejected corruption and unfair federal policies and delivered vast power to a maverick political novice who is promising to treat working Americans with respect.  There is no question that the Democratic machine waged an arrogant campaign that justified Hillary Clinton's incredible record of ethical deficiencies.  While many politicians distort and mislead, Mrs. Clinton seems incapable of speaking the truth.  Her exploitation of a massive charitable foundation for her own benefit is simply stunning.  Even more troubling she sincerely believes that she did nothing wrong or has ever done anything wrong.  Americans[,] even some who voted for her[,] noticed the narcissism.

White House:  Obama 'Hopeful' Trump Will Not Prosecute Hillary Clinton for Political Revenge.  The White House signals it is hopeful that President-elect Donald Trump will not prosecute Hillary Clinton, citing a tradition in America of not using the justice system to enact revenge on a political opponent.  "[W]e've got a long tradition in this country of people in power not using the criminal justice system to exact political revenge," spokesman Josh Earnest says.  "In fact, we go to great lengths to insulate our criminal justice system from partisan politics."

The Editor says...
Really?  Where was that insulation when Bill Clinton dropped in on Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix airport?  Or when the Director of the FBI made two politically-loaded announcements within two weeks of the presidential election?

Wall Street traders chant 'lock her up' and BOO during Hillary Clinton's losing speech.  Loud booing swept across Wall Street as traders chanted for Hillary Clinton to be locked up following her catastrophic defeat in the US elections.  The Democrat candidate previously held a good relationship with New York, having become the first ever First Lady to seek elective office after being elected as the state's first female senator in 2000.

The Editor says...
Hillary Clinton is a carpetbagger.  She grew up in Illinois, attended college in Massachusetts and Connecticut, lived in Arkansas until 1993, then lived in the White House.  Only after she decided to run for the Senate did she (and her husband) buy a house in New York.  (To reiterate the obvious, as forcefully as possible, she had never lived in New York until then.)  She only got a U.S. Senate seat because of the free publicity derived from being the sitting president's wife and because a number of other people made all the arrangements for her, much like the way she made a $100,000 profit overnight in the cattle futures market.

White House open to a Clinton pardon.  The White House isn't ruling out the possibility of Hillary Clinton receiving a last-minute pardon from President Obama — even though she hasn't been charged with a crime.  Asked at Wednesday's press briefing whether Obama had considered utilizing his unique executive power, press secretary Josh Earnest was cryptic.  "The president has offered clemency to a substantial number of Americans who were previously serving time in federal prisons," Earnest said.

The Election Fables of 2016.  Had Clinton in spring 2015, from the outset, confessed that she had violated federal law in her transmissions of classified material, or admitted that she had deleted some e-mails under subpoena that contained government business, or had she apologized for allotting, as secretary of state, time to Clinton Foundation patrons of her husband, on the basis of their donations and honoraria, she would have lost the primaries to Bernie Sanders and landed in jail.  Had the president and the Democratic National Committee not intervened to massage the political climate and help to warp the primaries, or had Donna Brazile not continued to sabotage the sanctity of the debates, Hillary might well not have found herself on the eve of the election tied or ahead in the polls for the presidency.  Had Bill Clinton not met Loretta Lynch on the tarmac, James Comey might well have acted earlier and with greater effect — and avoided his flip-flopping.  In other words, in all these cases of malfeasance, Clinton calculated quite correctly that Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the entire Obama administration, as well as the media and the liberal establishment, would rally to her side, even when it was evident that her denials were empty and her conduct ethically bankrupt and clearly illegal.

White House Doesn't Rule Out Pardoning Hillary Clinton.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest did not rule out the possibility of President Barack Obama pardoning Hillary Clinton before he leaves office in January on Wednesday.  "Donald Trump during the campaign pledged to jail Hillary Clinton if he was elected over the federal investigations that are underway.  Some legal experts have said President Obama could close off that opportunity if he pardons Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton's Top 17 Scandals and Controversies.  [#2] The Clinton Foundation:  Out of the hundreds of millions of dollars the Clinton Foundation makes every year, less than 6% of all donated income actually goes towards anything humanitarian.  She took 12 million dollars from the king of Morocco just for a face to face meeting.  The Foundation is allegedly her personal pay-to-play transaction business, and the money that goes to that foundation goes to political favors from the Clintons.

Why Hillary and Bill are the Mafia mobsters of US politics.  James Kallstrom, former head of the FBI's New York office, is the man who brought to justice the notorious mob boss John Gotti, the Teflon Don.  So when he calls Bill and Hillary Clinton members of a 'crime family' it's fair to assume he knows what he's talking about.  In a radio interview, Kallstrom described Hillary as a 'pathological liar' and said of the couple's 'charitable' Clinton Foundation:  'It's like organised crime, really.  The foundation is a cesspool.'

Clinton's Lavish State Department Spending.  The elites in government like Hillary Clinton believe they are entitled to do whatever they want.  Hillary Clinton has never earned an honest dollar in her life — she lives the high life at your expense, making money off the rigged system.  This is an election between the small handful of people who benefit from the corrupt system, and the great majority of American citizens who are the victims of that corruption.  Those who benefit from the corruption will say and do anything to keep change from happening.

The Colossal Clinton Con.  The Clintons live and breathe and count on those who choose to ignore that which they already know to be true.  It has worked for over thirty years and it is working now.  She is under federal investigation and blames the investigators.  It is reminiscent of her evisceration of Ken Starr, the Independent Counsel appointed by Bill Clinton's Attorney General who ultimately became the scapegoat for virtually all their momentous scandals.  It worked then and it may work now.  Hillary's incessant scandals over decades have morphed into an odd sort of national vaccination, immunizing her from accountability while hypnotizing much of the nation.  In the face of pervasive corruption, it has been reduced to so much white noise.

Hillary only has herself to blame for the mess she's in.  A restoration of the Clinton presidency would be a restoration of the national and moral chaos they invariably create.  They can't help themselves.  They are corrupt and corrupters, the Typhoid Mary of politics.  Whether by nature or nurture, they are programmed to ruin.  Friends, allies, institutions — all are stained by their touch.  And always, the Clintons blame somebody else.

The Trials of Saint Hillary.  It's too late in the election cycle to ward off E-mailgate with some tut-tutting or a wave of the hand.  This election is too close for Democrats to simply acknowledge Hillary's corruption, then vote for her in order to stop Trump.  No, they must blind themselves to Hillary's corruption utterly, and blind others to it as well.

Ex-FBI assistant director calls the Clintons a 'crime family' and claims their 'foundation is a cesspool'.  A former FBI official described the Clintons as a 'crime family' days after the bureau reopened its investigation into Hillary's personal email server.  James Kallstrom, the former assistant director of the FBI, spoke out against the Clinton family on Sunday in a radio interview with host and Greek-American billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis on 'The Cats Roundtable'.  'The Clintons, that's a crime family.  It's like organized crime, basically.  The Clinton Foundation is a cesspool,' Kallstrom said. 'It's just outrageous how Hillary Clinton sold her office for money.

How Hillary and Bill became Bonnie and Clyde.  In [J. Edgar] Hoover's day Hillary and Bill would have their pictures hanging in the Post Office among the 10 Most Wanted.  Bonnie and Clyde did it for the money.  Hillary and Bill do it for the money.  Same people.  Except that Bonnie and Clyde, the real ones, were small-time.  They're credited with no more than about a dozen hold-ups, mainly banks and grocery stores.  Small potatoes compared to the Clinton Foundation that one way and another fattened the pockets of Hillary and Bill with dirty millions.

The Clintons Don't Draw Lines Between Their 'Charity' and Personal Riches.  In an election season that has been full of surprises, let's hope the electorate understands that there is at least one thing of which it can be certain:  A Hillary Clinton presidency will be built, from the ground up, on self-dealing, crony favors, and an utter disregard for the law.  This isn't a guess.  It is spelled out, in black and white, in the latest bombshell revelation from WikiLeaks.  It comes in the form of a memo written in 2011 by longtime Clinton errand boy Doug Band, who for years worked simultaneously at the Clinton Foundation and at the head of his lucrative consulting business, Teneo.  It is astonishingly detailed proof that the Clintons do not draw any lines between their "charitable" work, their political activity, their government jobs or (and most important) their personal enrichment.

The perpetual cloud of dirt and scandal that hovers over Hillary Clinton.  The dirt cloud of scandal has followed Clinton incessantly for years.  Not just a single, isolated scandal... but several.  Travelgate, Whitewater, cattle futures, Benghazi, private email server, Clinton Foundation, Wall Street speeches, you name it.  It's one ignominious incident after another.  And all of them are of her own making.  Clinton tends to stretch the bounds of propriety, dangling her foot over the legal lines.  And her actions beckon political calamity.  Thus, the interminable cloud.

Investigation:  The Clinton Foundation Was Set Up To Be Corrupt.  Clinton Foundation officials have ignored virtually all of the "best practices" urged by good governance organizations for public charities, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  Most glaringly, for example, the foundation's insular board of directors is unusually small, ranging from only two to no more than five members, all of whom are among President Bill and Hillary Clinton's closest and richest friends.  The "good governance" movement in the nonprofit field has been gathering strength for two decades, but it clearly has yet to reach the Clinton Foundation.

We Have Found The Crook, And It Is She!  After 30 years of government service, pushing big government into every aspect of our lives and shoving it down our throats, Hillary is still making valiant efforts to halt injustice, educate the young, feed the hungry, elevate the poor and house the homeless, and she still just can't quite get the job done and put her finger on the real problem, which is herself and her form of big government.  And after 30 years of campaigning for president, lying about her opponents, promising a big-government solution to every problem for every person, lying about her official positions on critical issues, exposing secure emails to our enemies and fire-bombing Donald Trump's campaign offices, she is still trying to get honesty into her political campaigns.  But her campaigns are the only ones being dishonest and corrupt.

Think You Know How Bad the Clintons Are?  "The White House is like a subway.  You have to put in coins to open the gates."  Such were the immortal words of one Johnny Chung, who admitted to a Senate committee in 1997 that he funneled $100,000 from the Chinese military to the Democratic National Committee.  In the Clinton White House, it was pay to play all the way.  That either Bill or Hillary had a political life after their treasonous run on Asian piggy banks is a testament to the ever escalating corruption of the American media.  The White House honcho who made the subways run on time — no shock here — was Hillary Clinton.

The Big Rake.  Hillary Clinton has always been obsessed with money.  In Arkansas, she would complain constantly about not having enough money.  Some will recall how she used to moan about how they were not rich enough when they left the White House.  Presumably, that's why they stole the furniture.  All of her capers have been about turning her position or her husband's position into cash for the family business.  In the managerial class, credentials and connections are to be monetized.  That's their purpose.  Hillary Clinton did not weasel her way into the State Department gig because she wanted to burnish her foreign policy credentials.  It was not about staying in the game.  There was always a money angle.  At State, she could travel the world, shaking down the rich and powerful for cash to her money laundering operation.  Her husband could charge outlandish fees to give speeches on behalf of the foundation and maybe put in a good word, for the foreign potentate, with his old lady at the State Department.  Clinton's run for the White House has a similar angle.

The 5 Most Outrageous Hillary Clinton Lies From The Last Debate.  [#4]  Yes, There's Evidence of Clinton Foundation Corruption:  When Wallace asked Hillary about the Clinton Foundation's play-to-pay scheme, she pivoted to a rant about the various charitable accomplishments of her organization — "making environments in schools healthier for kids," and so on.  Hillary spoke about these altruistic acts as if they precluded her foundation from engaging in corrupt acts.  They do not.  Listen, just because mafia families handed out turkeys to the community on Christmas doesn't mean they weren't involved in protection rackets every other day of the year.

The Hillary Virus.  Hillary, not unlike a parasitic virus, has for decades, lived off the "host," in this case, the United States and those who engage in apparent "Play for pay" schemes, pay outrageously exorbitant honoraria and speakers fees or contribute to the Clinton Foundation. [...] This relationship between Hillary and the United States is not symbiotic but parasitic.  America and Americans have certainly not found any benefit in her actions but have suffered from it.

The Clinton Record.  In an effort to prevent foreign governments, organizations, and individuals from influencing the policy decisions of American national leaders, campaign-finance laws prohibit U.S. political figures from accepting money from foreign sources.  But as the Washington Post noted in February 2015, the Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation "has given donors a way to potentially gain favor with the Clintons outside the traditional political [donation] limits."  As of February 2015, foreign sources accounted for about one-third of all donors who had given the Clinton Foundation more than $1 million, and over half of those who had contributed more than $5 million.  Foreign donors that gave money to the Foundation included:  Hezbollah supporter Issam Fares, who once served as deputy prime minister of Lebanon; the Dubai Foundation, which also gave money to the families of Palestinian terrorists killed in action; the royal family of the United Arab Emirates; a Dubai-based company that promotes Sharia Law; a privately-held Chinese construction and trade conglomerate headed by a delegate of the Chinese parliament; and the governments of Saudi Arabia, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.  Even during Clinton's tenure (2009-13) as secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars in donations from seven foreign governments.

Hillary Clinton, those emails and the whiff of scandal that won't go away.  The gaffes and missteps of Donald Trump have dominated the US election campaign, while Hillary Clinton seemed to put scandal behind her when she escaped indictment by the FBI over her use of a private email address while serving as as secretary of state.  Since that reprieve, she has been content to sit back and allow her rival to self-destruct.  But another possible scandal is gathering over Mrs. Clinton as the campaign enters its final stretch.  It can be summed up in one phrase:  donations for access.  After Bill Clinton left the presidency in 2001, he established the Clinton Foundation as a philanthropic organisation with numerous affiliates and a global reach.  The Clinton Foundation's various arms have since received $2 billion from an array of donors, including big corporations, wealthy individuals and foreign governments.

Bill and Hillary Clinton have made a mockery of America's foundation system.  By now, it is clear that the Foundation operated as a vast and corrupt market for influence.  With winks and nods, Bill and Hillary Clinton sold access to the Secretary of State's office.  And because donors were giving to a "Foundation," all parties could quietly look the other way.  Let us call this what it is:  graft masquerading as non-profit work.  This story has many troubling elements, perhaps none more than this:  By giving their donors a private line to the Secretary of State's office, Bill and Hillary Clinton have made a mockery of America's foundation system — and tarnished the reputations of the non-profits who received grants from them.

Hillary Clinton's Reaction to Her Foundation Scandal Is Disastrous.  The numbers on the alleged pay-to-play are damning: as reported by the Associated Press, of 154 non-official meetings or phone calls on her schedule as Secretary of State, at least 85 of those individuals were private-sector donors who contributed up to $156 million to Clinton Foundation initiatives.  The report comes on top of other far more incriminating investigations revealing the appearance of quid pro quo with foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation.  Perhaps the worst example was when investors who profited from the Clinton State Department's approval of a deal for Russia's atomic energy agency's acquisition of a fifth of America's uranium mining rights subsequently pumped money into the Clinton Foundation.  The Clintons subsequently did not fulfill the Obama administration's request for public disclosure of foreign donations.  The public deserves to hear from Clinton an honest explanation of why she felt all of this was appropriate.

Lots of Smoke Here, Hillary.  The surest way for a person with private interests to get a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, or a phone call returned by her, it seems, was to dump a bundle of cash into the Clinton Foundation.  Of 154 outsiders whom Clinton phoned or met with in her first two years at State, 85 had made contributions to the Clinton Foundation, and their contributions, taken together, totaled $156 million.  Conclusion:  access to Secretary of State Clinton could be bought, but it was not cheap.  Forty of the 85 donors gave $100,000 or more.  Twenty of those whom Clinton met with or phoned dumped in $1 million or more. [...] The stench is familiar, and all too Clintonian in character.

Pay to Play With the Clinton Foundation.  The Clinton Foundation is classified under IRS Code 501(c)(3) as a "non-profit" foundation, comprising several separate "initiatives," or areas of focus, including health, economic opportunity, and climate issues.  In just over 13 years, the Foundation has raised nearly $2 billion from U.S. corporations, especially Wall Street firms, political donors, and foreign governments.  The nebulous financial arrangement and political nature of the Foundation was of sufficient concern to the Obama administration that Mrs. Clinton was required to sign a disclosure agreement with the White House before her nomination as Secretary of State in 2009. According to the Washington Post, Obama required her "to disclose all contributions to the Clinton Foundation, and that there be a process to vet donations that were coming in.  They violated that agreement almost immediately.  They took multi-million dollar donations from foreign governments and businesses that had interests before the State Department.  Those were never disclosed."

For Hillary, Laws Are like Cobwebs.  [Scroll down]  They have become fabulously wealthy by selling access to the power and influence she wielded as Secretary of State and the presumption that she will become President.  Their scheme was simple:  pay the Clinton Foundation millions of dollars, as "donations," and she would do their bidding, from arranging invitations to state dinners, providing diplomatic passports, to approving lucrative contracts around the world and the sale of American-made arms to bad actors.  Favored donors also became very, very rich.  Sprinkled among the Foundation's donor list is a host of treacherous players who operate by their own gangster rules, also known as Soros rules.  The Clintons are grifters on a grand scale.  Only 10 percent of Clinton Foundation money goes to grants to charity while an unknown portion (the Clinton Foundation has never been audited) goes to staff salaries, travel expenses, and overhead, as well as lavish get-togethers where the high and mighty mix with the rich and greedy, for mutual benefit.  Generosity is not an aspect of Clinton character, for either spouse.  Greed is their defining trait.  And what is so abhorrent is that they feel entitled — to the wealth, to be above the law, to have the power to manipulate and regulate the rest of us.

A Laundry List Of The Clinton Foundation's Most Questionable Foreign Donations.  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton vigorously defended the Clinton Foundation's work at Wednesday night's final presidential debate. [...] [Chris] Wallace's question came after numerous allegations from Republican nominee Donald Trump that the Clinton Foundation took donations from foreign governments, which influenced Clinton's decision making while serving as secretary of state.  These countries include states accused of human rights violations, economic interests in decisions by Clinton's Department of State, and countries Clinton has pledged to confront if elected president.


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The Clintons Assisted Goldman Sachs, Angela Merkel In The Greek Financial Crisis.  It's a story that has been told many times in part, but not in total.  While Goldman Sachs' role in helping to create the environment for Greece's government-debt crisis is well-known, less discussion is given to the role the Clinton family played in helping Angela Merkel to consolidate political control of Greece while also assisting Goldman as it continued to benefit from the meltdown once austerity measures had begun.  The Clintons appear to have received funds from both Germany and Goldman Sachs during this period.

The Clintons ditch two of most controversial parts of their charity foundation.  The Clinton Foundation is shedding two of its most politically problematic programs, while Bill Clinton is asking for supporters' advice on where to take his family's charity arm next.  Being spun into separate entities are the foundation's initiatives in the country of Haiti, along with the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, named after a billionaire backer of the couple.

Judge: FBI Release is "Smoking Gun" Against Hillary Clinton.  Could Hillary Clinton still be facing some extreme legal problems, even though the campaign season is over and her opponent was victorious?  If the latest information released by the FBI can be trusted, she has reason to worry.

Democratic Credibility Diminished By Clinton Global Initiative's Shuttering.  After Election Day, Congressional Democrats love nothing more than to talk about conflicts of interest.  Yet the re-emergence into the news of the Clinton Global Initiative, is the perfect reminder of the historic hypocrisy they showed by supporting failed candidate Hillary Clinton.  Last week, the Clinton Foundation filed paper work that officially closed CGI.  Yet as National Review points out, the rationale for closing CGI before the election is no longer there with Clinton's loss.

The Clinton Global Initiative's Ignominious End.  Before the election, when Hillary Clinton's victory in the presidential race appeared likely, the Clinton Foundation declared that it would wind down the initiative no matter how the election turned out.  At the time, those plans made sense:  It would be unseemly to say the least if a corporate- and foreign-government-funded networking event was directly connected to the sitting president.  But there was never much official explanation of why CGI would need to shut down in the case of a Clinton defeat.  After all, the world didn't run out of poor people or sick people on November 8.  But after the election, some of the foundation's donors acted as if the causes CGI supported were no longer worthy.

Clinton Global Initiative To Be Discontinued.  The Clinton Global Initiative has informed the New York Department of Labor that it intends to lay off its 22 employees on April 15, 2017.  The reason given is "Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative."

Bill Clinton vows major donation to foundation.  The Clintons are redoubling their commitment to their family foundation — pledging to donate $200,000 to their family charity after Donald Trump pulled off a stunning victory over Hillary Clinton in the November presidential election.  Clinton Foundation chairman Bruce Lindsey, a longtime Clinton crony, announced the family's latest move in an email Wednesday to supporters.

Indict Hillary Clinton In Trump's First Hundred Days.  While Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorable" was marching to the polls pitchforks and torches in hand to deny her access to the presidency and a new revenue source for the Clinton Foundation, Scooter Libby got his law license back and was reinstated to the bar by the D.C. Court of Appeals.  Libby was Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff when he was charged with obstruction of an investigation into the "outing" of Valerie Plame as a CIA operative.  Plame was in fact a desk jockey at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, not a secret agent in harm's way.

Understanding What's Happening In North Africa In The Context Of The Clinton Foundation.  George Webb is doing some very interesting work at YouTube connecting the dots concerning current events in North Africa, all within the context of Clinton Foundation machinations.  The links and contacts go very deep inside the U.S. government, extend outside the U.S. government to private armies, and can all be rolled up into one theme.  Follow the money, weapons and oil.  Everything that has happened has happened for a purpose.  Everything has been planned for a lot longer than you might imagine.

Why Donald Trump Should Pardon Hillary Clinton.  Who are the only people who need a pardon?  Answer:  Guilty people. [...] The second benefit of a Clinton pardon is that it gives the grassroots GOP base what it truly wants:  A final, incontrovertible verdict of "guilty" for Hillary.  Today's pardon will be history's acknowledgement that she's the O.J. Simpson of politics:  She's guilty and got away with it.

Will Obama pardon Clinton and cement his legacy?  Would Obama give his former secretary of state a preemptory get-out-of-jail card before he leaves office and turns the White House over to Donald Trump? [...] Of course, this is speculation.  Mrs. Clinton hasn't been charged with any crime.  But lack of charges didn't stop Republican President Gerald Ford from giving immunity to former Republican President Richard Nixon.

FBI New York Field Office Told To Continue Clinton Foundation Probe.  Officials at FBI headquarters instructed its New York field office to continue its corruption investigation into the Clinton Foundation following the election of Republican candidate Donald Trump, according to a former senior law enforcement official.  The instructions ordered agents to "go forward" with their ongoing inquiry into the Clinton Foundation which is focusing on issues of corruption and money laundering, according to the source.  "There were no instructions to shut it down, to discontinue or to stand down on the investigation, but to continue its work," the former official told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview.

Hillary Isn't Out of the Legal Woods Yet.  [Donald] Trump is listening to a chorus of vengeful Republicans who don't want to let Hillary skate on her use of a private email server and her pay-to-play conflict of interest with the Clinton Foundation.  A sure sign that Trump is reconsidering his position came when he announced he was asking the renowned prosecutor Preet Bharara to stay on as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Judge Jeanine:  Clinton Foundation is 'Bubbling Beneath the Surface'.  President-elect Donald Trump has said he likely won't appoint a special prosecutor to go after Clinton despite promising to do so during the campaign.  However Judge Jeanine Pirro, host of Fox News' Justice with Judge Jeanine, says there are plenty of reasons to move forward with a case.

Clinton charity received millions in German taxpayers' cash after Hillary praised Merkel.  Hillary Clinton is facing a backlash in Germany after it was revealed the country's taxpayers handed over £4million to her foundation via the government at the height of the US elections.  According to reports, the failed Democratic nominee's US-based charity received the cash to help plant trees in Africa at exactly the time she declared Angela Merkel her "favourite" politician.  But the revelation of the financing arangment [sic] has been met with scorn.  In October, around the same time the transaction was made, it was revealed that Mrs Clinton said the German Chancellor was one of her "favourites" when asked about who she admired in global politics.

Clinton-Connected Lobbying Firm Admits Failure To Disclose Work For Indian Government.  A Beltway lobbying firm with close connections to Hillary Clinton has acknowledged that it failed to disclose work it did for the Indian government in 2014 and 2015.  The Podesta Group disclosed the lobbying activities in an amended filing submitted to the Justice Department earlier this month, the Washington Free Beacon reported on Monday [11/28/2016].  The documents lists five separate contacts that Podesta Group chairman Tony Podesta, a prolific Hillary Clinton campaign donor, made with his brother and former business partner, John Podesta, to discuss U.S.-India relations in 2014 and 2015.  During that period, John Podesta, who co-founded the Podesta Group with Tony in 1988, served as White House counselor and then as Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.

Trump administration will pressure foreign states to probe Clinton Foundation.  Foreign governments will be encouraged to investigate the Clinton Foundation's finances, as many are already turning off money spigots to the scandal-scarred group, The [New York] Post has learned.  A source close to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team told The Post that the new administration plans to pressure the US ambassadors it will name to bring up the foundation with foreign governments — and suggest they probe its financial dealings.

Clinton Foundation donors running away from the slush fund.  By the end of the general election campaign season even the anti-Donald Trump media stopped defending the Clinton Foundation.  The so-called "charity" was always a slush fund and an influence peddling operation.

Foreign Donors Begin Pulling Out From Clinton Foundation.  Clinton Foundation scandals emerged as a major blow to Hillary Clinton's campaign this past election, as emails released by WikiLeaks and from FOIA requests revealed pay-to-play schemes and overt conflicts of interest between the Foundation and Clinton's State Department.  Though the Clintons and their supporters staunchly defended the Foundation, pointing to the charitable work it produced to defend any criticisms, such claims of corruption were proven correct.  It now appears that Norway, one of the most prolific foreign Clinton Foundation donors, is decreasing its annual donation from $20 million in 2015 to $4.2 million this year — a significant drop suggesting the foreign government had expected to receive benefits in return for its generous donation.

Trump insider:  Hillary still could face prosecution.  While Donald Trump and spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway have indicated the president-elect has no intention of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information and her family foundation, a Trump insider tells WND the statements should be interpreted narrowly, describing them as a shrewd effort to buy time and foster a spirit of "magnanimity" during the transition period.  Once Trump has taken the oath of office, the insider noted, the decision to launch an investigation rests with the attorney general, who has the power to convene a criminal grand jury or appoint a special prosecutor.  Further, Congress has the power to investigate and recommend the Department of Justice pursue a criminal prosecution.

Trump backs away from some of his strident campaign promises.  President-elect Donald Trump abruptly abandoned some of his most tendentious campaign promises Tuesday [11/22/2016], saying he does not plan to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email system or the dealings of her family foundation, has an "open mind" about a climate-change accord from which he vowed to withdraw the United States and is no longer certain that torturing terrorism suspects is a good idea.  The billionaire real estate developer also dismissed any need to disentangle himself from his financial holdings, despite rising questions about how his global business dealings might affect his decision-making as the nation's chief executive.

REPORT: Trump Will Not Pursue Clinton Investigations; She's 'Been Through Enough'Morning Joe is reporting today [11/22/2016] that president-elect Donald Trump will not be pursuing any criminal investigations into his former political rival Hillary Clinton.  The report, first announced by Mika Brzezinski, comes just a week after a 60 Minutes interview where Trump indicated that he may not launch a full investigation into the Democratic nominee.  "I'm gonna think about it," he said at the time to Leslie Stahl.  "I don't wanna hurt them.  They're good people," he continued of the Clintons.

Trump Won't Pursue Charges Against Hillary:  "She's Been Through Enough".  After Trump stunned the nation during the second presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, in which he quipped that under a Trump presidency "she would be in jail", and suggested that he would demand a special prosecutor probe into Clinton's email server and the Clinton foundation, moments ago MSNBC's Morning Joe reported, citing a source, that president-elect Donald Trump will not pursue any investigations into his former political rival Hillary Clinton "for her use of a private email server and the Clinton foundation."

Trump Signals He Won't Pursue Legal Charges Against Hillary Clinton.  In order for the Trump agenda to gain quick passage, a Trump White House will need the help of at least some Democrats to do so.  That does not mean the matter of the still-ongoing FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation is concluded, though.  In fact, that investigation is rumored to be far-reaching and will continue regardless of the Trump administration's statements regarding Hillary Clinton's private email server, though Conway wants to make certain the investigation maintains a the appearance of being entirely independent of any influence from a Trump White House.

Trump letting Hillary off the hook his biggest mistake yet.  At first blush, Donald Trump's decision to swear off criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton didn't look like a good idea.  At second blush, it looks like a terrible idea.  The decision, dribbled out in a TV report and then confirmed by aide Kellyanne Conway, is too momentous to come in bits and pieces and from anyone other than Trump directly.  He made the pledge at a debate to appoint a special prosecutor, and it smacks of Washington-as-usual for the reversal to slither out the back door.

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway:  No plan to pursue charges against Clinton.  During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton, would join crowds of his supporters in chants of "lock her up!" and said to her face during a debate that if he were president, "you'd be in jail."  But now that he actually will be president, Trump says he won't recommend prosecution of Clinton, who he told New York Times reporters has "suffered greatly."  What's more, he said the idea of prosecuting Clinton is "just not something I feel very strongly about."

Jesse Jackson calls for Obama to pardon Hillary Clinton before leaving office — even though he insists she hasn't done anything wrong.  Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has urged Barack Obama to pardon Hillary Clinton to help heal the country.  Mr Jackson made the plea as he joined thousands of students in an anti-racism rally at the University of Michigan on Wednesday.  He told a crowd:  'In this election, voters voted for fear.  I think hope will defeat hate, but it's a battle.'

Jesse Jackson:  Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton.  Speaking at President Gerald Ford's alma mater, The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for President Obama to issue a blanket pardon to Hillary Clinton before he leaves office, just like Ford did for Richard Nixon.  Stopping short of saying Clinton did anything wrong, Jackson told a large crowd of University of Michigan students, faculty and administrators gathered at daylong celebration of his career that Obama should short-circuit President-elect Donald Trump's promised attempt to prosecute Hillary Clinton for use of a private e-mail server.  "It would be a monumental moral mistake to pursue the indictment of Hillary Clinton," Jackson said.  He said issuing the pardon could help heal the nation, like Ford's pardon of Nixon did.

Trey Gowdy Announces All-Systems Go On Hillary Investigation.  Trey Gowdy has been a pit bull when it comes to going after Obama and Hillary and their respective scandals.  Now that it looks like the Obama Injustice department is heading our the door, Gowdy is ready to finally do what seemed impossible before.

How to Handle Hillary's Crimes.  There are several related problems with Hillary's use of a private email service, her pathological lying about it, her conspiracy to thwart justice and oversight with the minions who would do anything to protect her, and the patent corruption of the criminal justice system.  First, the men and women who risk their lives to acquire classified information and for whose protection tough laws have been enacted must see that these laws are enforced and that there are consequences for violating them. [...] Second, if the Department of Justice and the leadership of the FBI have proven willing to twist justice for political ends, then these folks are much worse than just "bad cops."  If they walk away from this with their reputations intact and no sanctions for the very serious collection of crimes that would go with conspiring to exonerate the guilty, then our criminal justice system at the highest level can no longer be trusted.

Will Obama Pardon Hillary?  Should He?  White House press secretary Josh Earnest raised some eyebrows on Wednesday [11/9/2016] when he engaged on the question whether President Obama would pardon Hillary Clinton before leaving office.  Earnest did not indicate that the president had made any commitment one way or the other, but the fact that he is clearly thinking about it is intriguing.  The question primarily arises because there is significant evidence of felony law violations.  These do not only involve the mishandling of classified information and the conversion/destruction of government files (i.e., the former secretary of state's government-related e-mails).  It has also been credibly reported that the FBI is investigating pay-to-play corruption during Clinton's State Department tenure, through the mechanism of the Clinton Foundation — the family "charity" by means of which the Clintons have become fabulously wealthy by leveraging their "public service."

Congressional Clinton probes will go forward post-election, GOP lawmakers say.  At least four congressional investigations into Hillary Clinton's personal email use and mishandling of classified information are expected to go forward even after the former secretary of state's election loss last week, Republican lawmakers tell Fox News.  The probes, which cover allegations that Clinton lied to Congress about her email practices in October 2015 and that government records were destroyed, are ongoing and not dependent on the election's outcome, two senior Republican senators said.

Experts Question If Clinton Foundation Will Survive.  Clinton Foundation officials now face a potentially devastating barrage of investigations by Congress, federal regulatory agencies, state attorneys general and perhaps a probe by a special prosecutor, according to federal law enforcement and philanthropy regulation experts.  The months ahead could determine what kind of future, if any, the Clinton Foundation can have as Congress and the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump take what is certain to be a tough look the ethical and legal issues that have swirled for years around the troubled charity.

Now Five FBI Field Offices Are Probing Clinton Charity, Adding Fuel To The Fire.  FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a Wall Street Journal report Sunday [10/30/2016].  Mirroring information provided by a former senior law enforcement official that "multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation," the Journal confirms what The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group reported in August.

Exclusive: It's Full-Bore Ahead For FBI's Clinton Foundation Probe.  FBI agents across the country are continuing to actively pursue a broad political corruption investigation of the Clinton Foundation, a probe that is consuming the resources in the FBI's Little Rock, Ark., field office where every agent assigned to public corruption matters now is working on the case, The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group has learned.  "Everybody's working the foundation in Little Rock," a former senior FBI official told TheDCNF.  There at least 10 agents involved, but it's possible the Little Rock field office is "pulling bodies from other programs."

Clinton, not Trump, is the one more influenced by foreign governments.  The Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party have used one statement by Donald Trump to make wild assertions about foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election.  "Russia, if you are listening I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump said on July 27.  That one remark is the basis for massive attacks launched by the Clinton campaign.  Clinton accused Trump of encouraging "espionage against our people," ignoring the fact that it was too late to obtain those emails through "espionage" because Clinton already destroyed them.  If Russia obtained the emails prior to their destruction by Clinton, it would be much better for the United States if Russia released them rather than retain them for a possible blackmail file to have over Clinton.

Doug Band Exposes Foundation's "For-Profit Activity Of President Clinton (i.e., Bill Clinton, Inc.)".  Of all the discoveries revealed as part of the Wikileaks Podesta email dump over the past month, perhaps none has been as damaging to the reputation of the Clinton family as those made by the disgruntled employee of consulting firm Teneo (which was closely linked to the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Foundation), Doug Band.  As we previously reported, in the last email dump released overnight, as part of Band's ongoing feud with Chelsea Clinton and her allegations that he was misusing the Clinton name to enrich himself, Doug Band accused Chelsea Clinton of using Foundation money to pay for her wedding[.]

Wikileaks: Chelsea Clinton's Multi-Million Dollar Wedding Paid For By... "Charitable" Clinton Foundation.  A couple of days ago we shared a Podesta email from Doug Band about Chelsea talking openly in public about her "internal investigation" into the Clinton Foundation.  As with many of the Doug Band email chains, the rabbit hole just got a little deeper today with Band accusing of Chelsea of "using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade" among other accusations.  He also concludes with another veiled threat on the consequences "once we go down this road...."

Clinton Foundation Is The 'Largest Unprosecuted Charity Fraud Ever'.  Wall Street investment analyst Charles Ortel called the Clinton Foundation "the largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted" before all the newly-exposed emails from campaign chairman John Podesta's account were released from WikiLeaks.  The leaks have fortified his findings.  The Wall Street investment analyst, who retired at 46 and prides himself on researching complex problems like General Electric and the credit crisis, has been fly-specking the Clinton Foundation since the spring of 2015.

The Clinton Foundation's $20 million off-the-books mystery.  The inner workings of a mysterious off-the-books arm of the Clinton Foundation were partially revealed in the hacked emails of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.  The little-known Haiti Development Fund, an LLC incorporated in Delaware in August 2010, was created by the Clinton Foundation with an initial endowment of $20 million from shady Canadian mining mogul Frank Giustra and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

Calamity Impending for the Clintons.  When the Clintons left the White House in 2001, pilfering over $190,000 worth of china, flatware, rugs, and furniture as they cleared out, they claimed they were flat broke.  Their net worth today is now in excess of $150 million, accumulated not by traditional means of work and investment, but rather by pay-for-play influence peddling through speeches and Clinton Foundation fundraising — with the tacit understanding that the Clintons would be in a position to return favors to donors after Hillary won the 2016 presidential election.  The Clintons symbolize the institutionalization of corruption in Washington, which now permeates almost all the government agencies.

The Clinton scandals will never stop.  If Clinton takes office, the scandals won't come to a screeching halt.  Nothing about the latest chapter of Clinton scandal lends itself to a tidy conclusion.  There will always be a seepage of fresh emails; new revelations about some impropriety regarding the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors, Clinton staff and the like; and reports of Bill Clinton saying or doing something compromising or otherwise inappropriate.  There will never be a last email, a last allegation of pay to play or a last word written by a former Clinton insider.

Clinton-Obama officials negotiated for jobs with Clinton-connected Teneo while agency subsidized Teneo client Dow.  Three top President Obama appointees to the Export-Import Bank were negotiating to join Teneo, the Clinton-connected consulting firm, at the same time a Teneo client was lining up for itself the largest subsidy Ex-Im has ever given out, emails reveal.  Ex-Im emails, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, also show Ex-Im officials asking (and occasionally obtaining) favors from Teneo co-founder Doug Band in his roles at the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.

'90s Clinton Scandal Figure Barred from U.S., Still Giving Money to Clintons.  Students of the big Clinton scandals of the 1990s will remember the name of James Riady, an Indonesian businessman who ultimately pled guilty to making illegal donations to Bill Clinton's political campaigns.  He was barred from entering the United States, in addition to paying the largest penalty in the history of campaign finance violations.  An email disclosed by WikiLeaks demonstrates that Riady is still feeding money into the Clinton machine.

Attn. Clinton Foundation:  Hurricane-ravaged Haiti needs the $2B in donations you stole from its earthquake relief funds.  Once again, Haiti is devastated by a natural disaster, this time by Hurricane Matthew.  Before the hurricane plowed into the southeast U.S. coast, where it caused major flooding and widespread power outages, "Matthew" had struck Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, killing 877 people and displacing tens of thousands.  No doubt, there'll be a drumbeat asking you to donate to Haiti's hurricane relief, if it hasn't already begun.  Don't!

Chelsea Clinton's Husband Used Clinton Foundation To Raise Cash For His Hedge Fund.  That Teneo's Doug Band was not a fan of Chelsea Clinton, with whom he had a long-running feud as a result of her ongoing accusations that he was taking advantage of Bill Clinton's presence to enrich himself (even though thanks to a leaked memo we now know for a fact just how Teneo was working as a pass through, pay-for-play vehicle to enrich both Clinton and Band), we have known for a while (and reported on again just moments ago, when in one of the latest Podesta emails, he accused her of using Foundation cash to pay for her wedding).  We now learn that Band was also not a fan of Chelsea's husband, Marc Mezvinsky, co-founder of the hedge fund Eaglevale Partners, which had received substantial seed funding from Goldman Sachs, and which suffered massive losses with its wrong-way bet on Greek bonds.

Emails: Foundation 'resources' used for Chelsea Clinton's wedding.  An email released by WikiLeaks on Sunday appears to show a former top aide to Bill Clinton arguing that an investigation into Clinton Foundation spending would show that Chelsea Clinton used foundation resources for her own wedding.

The Dallas IRS Office That's Quietly Determining the Fate of the Clinton Foundation.  The Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas is an all purpose office complex, a bastion of federal bureaucracy located at 1100 Commerce St.  Most people come for a passport or to get business done in front of a federal judge.  But inside, a quiet review is underway that has direct ties to the raging presidential election:  The local branch of the IRS' Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division is reviewing the tax status of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Clinton's charity confirms Qatar's $1 million gift while she was at State Dept.  Clinton signed an ethics agreement governing her family's globe-straddling foundation in order to become secretary of state in 2009.  The agreement was designed to increase transparency to avoid appearances that U.S. foreign policy could be swayed by wealthy donors.  If a new foreign government wished to donate or if an existing foreign-government donor, such as Qatar, wanted to "increase materially" its support of ongoing programs, Clinton promised that the State Department's ethics official would be notified and given a chance to raise any concerns.  Clinton Foundation officials last month declined to confirm the Qatar donation.

Giuliani, Sessions, Keating, et al:  Time for Loretta Lynch to appoint a Special Counsel.  We are concerned about the egregious damage that has been inflicted on two revered government agencies:  the Department of Justice and Department of State.  The primary missions of both have been derailed for political purposes.  The Department of Justice has been thwarted by its top officials' refusal to conduct a proper investigation of former Secretary Clinton's unsecured email server and the Pay for Play accusations based on millions of dollars paid to President Clinton personally and the Clinton Foundation by entities having issues before the State Department, all while she was Secretary.  Attorney General Lynch and former President Clinton met on the Phoenix, Arizona tarmac days before Secretary Clinton was to be interviewed by the FBI for possible criminal activity.  It has been reported that her staff ordered witnesses not to take pictures and no one was present during their 39-minute conversation.  General Lynch never recused herself from decisions on the Clinton investigation after her self-admitted "mistake," as it has also been reported that she continues to deny the FBI the authority to convene a Grand Jury, which is necessary for any meaningful investigation.

Wikileaks: Clinton Charity's Lawyer Said It Ran 'Like A Political Operation'.  A blistering internal review of the Clinton Foundation said in 2008 that the former president's controversial nonprofit was managed "like a political operation" with proliferating bureaucratic hurdles as opposed to a "sustainable corporation."  The foundation "operates more like a political operation ... as opposed to a professional, strategic, and sustainable corporation committed to advancing its overall mission," Clinton Foundation attorney Kumiki Gibson said in a report on her review in November 2008.

Inside the Clintons' Moroccan money 'mess'.  Hillary Clinton's top advisers downplayed her involvement in arranging a lavish Clinton Foundation conference in Marrakech last year, but behind the scenes they acknowledged her pivotal role and worked to minimize fallout from it.  After media inquiries about the role of Clinton and the king of Morocco in setting the stage for the conference, Clinton confidants, including her husband, Bill, scrambled to craft a new foreign contribution policy that looked tougher but still let them accept the Moroccan cash, according to hacked emails released by WikiLeaks.  The picture that emerges from the emails — as well as from interviews with a half dozen people familiar with the foundation's inner workings and other contemporary reporting — shows Clintons' confidants becoming acutely sensitive to criticism of the foundation's foreign fundraising around the time Clinton was preparing to launch her presidential campaign.  The Moroccan saga also provides a window into the Clinton teams' internal decision-making process on thorny ethics issues, as well as the occasionally less-than-forthcoming manner in which they deal with scrutiny.

For-Profit University Cashed In On Access To Clinton Insiders While Paying Bill Millions.  A for-profit university that paid former president Bill Clinton more than $17.6 million for his role as its "honorary chancellor" utilized access to Clinton insiders at the Clinton Global Initiative to advance its financial interests, leaked documents reveal.  Laureate International Universities — also referred to as Laureate Education — has faced scrutiny over its financial relationship with the Clintons, who have faced a string of pay-to-play allegations related to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary's time as secretary of state.  The organization has the financial backing of major Clinton donor George Soros and has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation.  It's chief executive, Douglas Becker, is a donor to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  Additionally, the organization's top staffers have included several former Clinton staffers.

Trump closer:  How did Hillary get so rich?  For a populist election cycle that has been fought almost exclusively on personal qualities rather than issues, this attack has not gotten much use — until now.  The Clintons made several millions off of book deals, but made a lot more off of their connections to power and monied interests, including $57.5 million during the four years Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State.  Donald Trump has occasionally made reference to this, but he's making it an explicit argument in the final week with his new ad, "Corruption."

FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation now 'a very high priority,' sources say.  The FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation that has been going on for more than a year has now taken a "very high priority," separate sources with intimate knowledge of the probe tell Fox News.  FBI agents have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple people on the foundation case, which is looking into possible pay for play interaction between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  The FBI's White Collar Crime Division is handling the investigation.  Even before the WikiLeaks dumps of alleged emails linked to the Clinton campaign, FBI agents had collected a great deal of evidence, law enforcement sources tell Fox News.  "There is an avalanche of new information coming in every day," one source told Fox News, who added some of the new information is coming from the WikiLeaks documents and new emails.

The Real Hillary Disaster.  Let's suppose that Comey said nothing.  Hillary wins the White House on Tuesday.  The nation then faces a president-elect under federal criminal investigation that will — not just could — metastasize into multiple criminal investigations.  The primary investigation revolves around Hillary transmitting highly classified information on her private servers.  Leaks from the FBI indicate that there's near certainty that Hillary's private servers were hacked by no less than five foreign governments or entities.  No one knows the extent of the damage done to the nation's security yet.  National security officials are prohibited from saying, anyway.  Hillary's violated the Espionage Act and more.  That's serious jail time, if convicted.  FBI and Congressional investigations of President Hillary would consume most of the nation's time and energies — indefinitely.

Cenk Uygur:  WikiLeaks Reveal Hillary Clinton As "Living Embodiment Of Corruption".  'The Young Turks' host Cenk Uygur takes a deep dive into the WikiLeaks revelations about the Clinton Foundation and gives a critical description of why Hillary Clinton's poll numbers are sinking and why the people in Washington need to stop dismissing the possibility of Donald Trump winning on November 8th.  "She's the second most disliked candidate in American history.  She's lucky to be running against the most unpopular candidate in American history," Uygur says, pointing out that people in Washington operate in the same bubble as Clinton and refuse to acknowledge that there's, "Super soft support," for the Democratic nominee.

Cotton: Clinton Foundation one of world's largest money-laundering schemes.  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tore into the Clinton Foundation on Tuesday [11/1/2016], comparing it to an illegal money-laundering operation.  Asked on Hugh Hewitt's radio show about a Wall Street Journal report that four FBI offices were gathering information on the foundation earlier this year, the Arkansas senator speculated that a high-ranking Justice Department official is shutting down probes into the Clintons.  "I suspect that was a very high-ranking Department of Justice political appointee who was carrying water for the Clinton machine and wanted to shut down an investigation into the Clinton Foundation, which increasingly looks like one of the largest money laundering and influence peddling operations in the world," Cotton said.

Coverup? Clinton Foundation Fails to Disclose Latest Donor Report, Tax Return.  The Clinton Foundation pledges on its website that "for maximum transparency ... we update our donor web-page each quarter that we receive the contributions."  But officials there have yet to post the latest quarterly donor report and they've offered no explanation.

Report:  Hillary Tried to Shutdown U.S. Phosphate Producer After Getting $28M From Morocco.  According to a new report, Hillary Clinton may have worked with the EPA to try and shutdown an American phosphate producer after the King of Morocco, who runs a competing business, donated $28 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Obama to Hillary — Under the Bus You Go.  It's common knowledge of the disdain the Obamas have for the Clintons, and vice versa.  As far out radical as Obama is, I don't think he's a crook — or if he is, he is better at hiding it.  Obama doesn't appear to have sold the White House to highest bidder the way Hillary did at State — or selling naked options on her potential to become president.  At this point it seems Barack is probably tiring of constantly having to defend a woman he really can't stand, which is why, in my estimation, he is once again hanging her out to dry.

Top 7 Charges Hillary Clinton Could Face While President.  [#3] Bribery:  After the FBI set off a headline earthquake by re-opening the Clinton email investigation, we learned that several other FBI investigations of Clintonworld have been quietly in progress for some time.  One of those investigations is digging into bribery allegations against the Clinton Foundation.  The FBI agents working on these cases were reportedly very angry that top Bureau and Justice Department officials were pressuring them to drop their investigations.  The most attention-grabbing of these suspicions concerns an FBI official, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whose wife received an inexplicably huge political donation from Clinton bagman Terry McAuliffe, currently the governor of Virginia.

Clinton Bundler's Undisclosed Foreign Government Lobbying Draws Scrutiny.  A veteran Democratic lobbyist failed to notify the Department of Justice of high-level influence work on behalf of a foreign government that involved the future chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, public records show.  On August 4, 2014, John Podesta, then a counselor to President Obama, met with his brother Tony in the West Wing.  As chairman of the Podesta Group, Tony lobbies on behalf of the government of India.  Joining them at the meeting were Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, then the Indian ambassador to the United States, and Taranjit Sandhu, the Indian embassy's deputy chief of mission, according to White House visitor logs.

The Clinton E-mails Are Critical to the Clinton Foundation Investigation.  The Wall Street Journal's report that, for over a year, the FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation for potential financial crimes and influence peddling is, as Rich Lowry said Monday [10/31/2016], a blockbuster.  As I argued over the weekend, the manner in which the State Department was put in the service of the Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary is shocking.  It is suggestive of a pattern of pay-to-play bribery, the monetizing of political influence, fraud, and obstruction of justice that the Justice Department should be investigating as a possible RICO conspiracy under the federal anti-racketeering laws.

Hillary's Final Days.  If you have followed her career with the enthusiasm and care that I have, you have seen the FBI popping up repeatedly in Hillary's scandals.  Back in the 1980s it began in Arkansas, with FBI Special Agent I.C. Smith questioning her role in fundraising for her husband Governor Bill Clinton.  It continued into the 1990s, coming to a boil in 1997 when then-FBI Director Louis Freeh responded to a Congressional query, asking him if he had ever experienced anything like the FBI's trials with the Clintons.  Freeh responded, "Actually, I have," and he likened his experiences with the Clintons to his "16 years doing organized crime cases in New York City."

Four FBI Probes Related to the Clintons.  [#1] Clinton Foundation:  Four FBI field offices — New York, Los Angeles, Little Rock and Washington DC — have been involved in a lengthy probe of the Clinton Foundation charity.  "Pay to play" allegations include the charity soliciting donations from corporations and foreign countries in exchange for access and policy considerations from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which she denies.  Emails published this month by Wikileaks reflect consternation among various Clinton allies about the possible appearance of conflicts of interests.  Chelsea, the Clintons' daughter, worried about blurred lines between the charity and the for profit business of one of her father's aides.  In emails, the aide, Douglas Band, discussed how he'd arranged millions of dollars in income for Bill Clinton from foundation donors.  He referred to the arrangement as "Bill Clinton, Inc."

Clinton Foundation Should Be Investigated Under RICO.  The former head of the FBI's New York office tells The American Spectator that the Department of Justice quashed an investigation of the Clinton Foundation, an outfit that he says rates an investigation under the same statutes used to prosecute the mafia.  "They are a crime family," James Kallstrom tells The American Spectator of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  "The Clinton Foundation is an absolute scam.  It should be investigated under the RICO statutes."

FIVE separate FBI cases are probing virtually every one of Clinton's inner circle and their families.  The extent to which Hillary Clinton's key advisers are now the focus of major FBI investigations is becoming clear.  The Clintons' long-term inner-circle — some of whom stretch back in service to the very first days of Bill's White House — are being examined in at least five separate investigations.  The scale of the FBI's interest in some of America's most powerful political fixers — one of them a sitting governor — underlines just how difficult it will be for Clinton to shake off the taint of scandal if she enters the White House.  There are, in fact, not one but five separate FBI investigations which involve members of Clinton's inner circle or their closest relatives — the people at the center of what has come to be known as Clintonworld.

Shock Claim:  Clintons are a 'crime family' as bad as the Gambino Mob, ex-FBI chief says.  James Kallstrom hit out at the Democratic candidate and her husband during an interview for US radio, in which he compared the Clinton family to notorious criminal mob the Gambinos.  The ex-FBI official, best known for leading the investigation into the explosion of TWA flight 800 in the late 1990s, said:  "The Clintons, that's a crime family, basically.  It's like organised crime.  I mean the Clinton Foundation is a cesspool."

Leaked Memo:  Hillary Wants Clinton Foundation To Keep Accepting Foreign Donations.  Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has given her word that the Clinton Foundation will cease accepting foreign donations if she is elected president.  But a leaked memo reveals that Hillary's personal preference is for the foundation to continue accepting money from foreign governments.

The presidential race has changed because The Awful Truth about the Clintons is sinking in.  Shock Number One:  The Clintons actively enriched themselves through the Clinton Foundation empire.  Doug Band admitting that the same marks were targeted for donations, for speaking fees for Bill, and for consulting work for Teneo (which funneled money back to others in the machine, like Huma).  AT readers may have few illusions about the way the Clintons made their fortune, but loyal Democrats always assumed that it was incidental reward for their good work championing the oppressed.  Clinton's body man-turned-bag man Band shattered those illusions.  It was deliberate, and it was shady.  Shock Number Two:  James Comey's letter to Congress re-opening the email inquiry suddenly negated what Dems took as an "all clear" signal from him last July.  They went ahead and nominated Hillary in the knowledge that there was no criminal probe (of the emails — they did not know of the Clinton Foundation probe already underway) — thanks to Comey's July 5 presentation on the evidence and the decision not to recommend prosecution.  The rug has been pulled out from under them.

Blockbuster report on internal FBI conflict over investigating Clinton machine.  [Scroll down]  It turns out that the investigation of the Clintons' web of corruption has been bubbling up across the country, involving multiple FBI arms.  This scoop alone is enormously important.  It is very difficult to keep a lid on when so many locations and criminal specialties are involved.  There is a downside to having such a large web of criminal enterprises:  lots of law enforcement agencies take notice in their respective domains.

Just in time for the election: Undiscovered emails in Clinton's festering scandal.  Despite months of parsing and prevarications, we now know that Clinton and staff used an unsecured, private email server for government business, including for handling scores of classified materials.  Comey called it less secure than a standard Gmail account.  So why not use the secure government email system?  Well, those messages are all archived beyond Clinton's control.  They'd be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests and could show, oh, say, conflicts of interest among the secretary of state, the family's money-laundering family foundation and her hubby, the globe-trotting, lucrative-speech-giving ex-president whose personal appearance fees doubled when she took office.  As it happens, government archives are also not subject to the kinds of mass email deletions that occurred on Clinton's private system, even after Congress had ordered that everything be preserved.

Hillary's Two Official Favors To Morocco Resulted In $28 Million For Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton did two huge favors for Morocco during her tenure as secretary of state while the Clinton Foundation accepted up to $28 million in donations from the country's ruler, King Mohammed VI, according to new information obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group.  Clinton and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Lisa Jackson tried to shut down the Florida-based Mosaic Company in 2011, operator of America's largest phosphate mining facility.  Jackson's close ties and loyalty to the Clintons were revealed when she joined the Clinton Foundation's board of directors in 2013, just months after she left the EPA.

Grifters-in-Chief.  In an election season that has been full of surprises, let's hope the electorate understands that there is at least one thing of which it can be certain:  A Hillary Clinton presidency will be built, from the ground up, on self-dealing, crony favors, and an utter disregard for the law.  This isn't a guess.  It is spelled out, in black and white, in the latest bombshell revelation from WikiLeaks.  It comes in the form of a memo written in 2011 by longtime Clinton errand boy Doug Band, who for years worked simultaneously at the Clinton Foundation and at the head of his lucrative consulting business, Teneo.

The Clinton Degradation.  The prospect of a second Clinton presidency lies before us.  I find it almost unbelievable.  FBI Director Comey's announcement of the investigation of newly discovered emails is a timely reminder of what a Clinton presidency holds in store for us simply in terms of lawlessness and scandal, not to mention the horribly destructive public policies she advocates.

Hillary's Quickie Email Press Conference:  Vote Early Before This Gets Worse!  Please hurry.  Vote as soon as you can!  Before ... before the next shoe drops.

Leaked Email Reveals What Hillary Was Willing To Do To Silence Trey Gowdy.  Trey Gowdy is very good at his job.  He's a clear and present danger to Hillary Clinton.  He has given it his all to go after Hillary Clinton on Benghazi... he hasn't succeeded — the Clinton Machine has been too well oiled on this one.  One of WikiLeaks' emails also shows how it was a priority for Team Hildabeast to take Trey Gowdy down.  Especially as he turned up the heat on Benghazi.  Hillary's aides were ordered to find some way to discredit Gowdy.  They brainstormed it — all the big names in Clinton's email scandal were part of the plotting.  But in the end, they failed to nail him.

Don't hang around Doug Band this weekend.  I wouldn't want to be standing too close to this Doug Band guy anytime soon, especially not before the election Nov. 8.  Another thing I wouldn't want to do is have to write a life insurance policy for Doug Band. [...] Everybody trying to understand this Clinton Foundation grift is asking themselves, "How come nobody ever thought of this kind of mega-scam before?"  My answer would be, earlier racketeers dreamed of such a grift, but they quickly realized they could never get away with it.  They would have been locked up faster than Al Capone or Whitey Bulger.  But these are the Clintons.  They make the Kennedys seem law-abiding.  And we are no longer in "America," we live in a banana republic, where everything is for sale, from the top down.

Clinton Inc. — Still More Clinton Foundation Sleaze Exposed.  Hillary Clinton must be glad the election is only 11 days away, because every day we learn more about the depth of sleaze and corruption of the Clinton Foundation.  The Foundation has been under suspicion for more than a year for being a "pay to play" operation while Hillary was Secretary of State, in which governments and big wigs gave money to the Clinton's charity in exchange for access or favors from the State Department.  One of the defenses mounted against such criticisms is that the Clinton's never personally benefitted from the Clinton Foundation.  "They get no money from it, they take no personal benefit from it," is how Clinton defender Hilary Rosen put it.  But now we know that this, too, is false.

Podesta relative earned six-figure fees lobbying Clinton's State Dept. during his tenure there.  [Scroll down]  At that time, when Clinton was traveling to a record number of foreign countries, Podesta, a former White House chief of staff under President Clinton, held dual titles at the State Department: as a senior advisor — entitled to an annual salary of $130,000 never paid him, the department maintains — and as a member of a prestigious foreign policy advisory board Secretary Clinton created.  Records obtained from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management show Podesta's tenure at State extended from Sept. 25, 2011 to Jan. 4, 2014.  For several months in 2012, Clinton's final year as secretary of state, Raytheon, the leading defense contractor, hired Podesta's sister-in-law, Heather Podesta, as a lobbyist, federal records show.

Bill and Hillary's sleazy road to riches.  If there were still any doubt, the latest WikiLeaks disclosure makes it undeniable:  Everything we've heard about Bill and Hillary Clinton's sleazy drive to enrich themselves is true. [...] And in a 2011 memo to the review team, former presidential aide Doug Band openly boasted about how he'd raised millions for the foundation from his business clients — and even more for Bill Clinton personally.  In fact, Band's 13-page memo actually described the arrangement he'd set up as "Bill Clinton Inc." — "dedicating myself" to helping the Clintons use their government service to feather their own nest.  And what a gravy train:  Band's clients at his Teneo consulting firm were pressed to give millions to the foundation — and millions more to Bill.

12 Days from Election, Clinton World Still Has No Good Answers on Russian Uranium Deal.  The transfer of 20 percent of America's uranium to a Russian-controlled company, first exposed in Clinton Cash and confirmed by the New York Times, has become a central subject of the presidential campaign.  Donald Trump has referenced it in his speeches and news media "fact checkers" have been furiously writing about it.  Set aside for a minute how candidates might inartfully describe a complex transaction or the semantic games that might be played by "fact checkers."  The usually curious news media is going to absurd lengths to pretend that there is nothing here so the issue will go away.

Revealed: how State Department aides tried to get billionaires and donors access to Clinton on official secretary of state trips abroad.  Hillary Clinton's State Department aides batted around a series of proposals to let wealthy and influential entrepreneurs and investors tag along for Clinton's overseas trips as she engaged in shuttle diplomacy that took her all over the world.  The emails, released by Citizens United, come from official State Department archives — as opposed to hacked emails that have roiled the Clinton campaign for weeks.

Clinton donor who ran for-profit university was invited to State Department dinner by Hillary months before giving Bill a $17 million 'honorary' job.  The doors to a State Department dinner attended by influential academics were swung open by Hillary Clinton for a for-profit university after it donated millions of dollars to her charity, it's been revealed.  She got the university a seat at the table when she was Secretary of State and just months later it gave Bill Clinton an 'honorary chancellor' role worth $17.5 million over five years.  The CEO of the university in question — Laureate International University — Doug Becker, was lauded by Hillary before the 2009 dinner in an email to her deputy chief of staff that appeared on WikiLeaks.

Wikileaks reveals grifters sparring with each other over spoils at the Clinton Foundation.  Yesterday [10/26/2016] saw what could be the most meaningful release in the ongoing WikiLeaks saga.  It so big that the New York Times, Washington Post, and other MSM pilot fish are devoting lots of space to it.  In it was a 13-page memo written by Doug Band, defending his overlapping roles as fundraiser, agent for Bill Clinton speaking fees, honorary chancellorships, and other cash-generating activities and honors, and hustling founder of a big bucks consulting firm coincidentally signing up clients who are also donating to the Clinton Foundation and hiring the former president, via Band's solicitations.

Inside 'Bill Clinton Inc.': Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income.  When top Bill Clinton aide Douglas Band wrote the memo, he was a central player at the Clinton Foundation and president of his own corporate consulting firm.  Over the course of 13 pages, he made a case that his multiple roles had served the interests of the Clinton family and its charity.  In doing so, Band also detailed a circle of enrichment in which he raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations such as Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola that were clients of his firm, Teneo, while pressing many of those same donors to provide personal income to the former president.

Inside Bill Clinton, Inc:  Latest hacked email details how top aides helped rake in millions for former president.  The latest hacked email released by WikiLeaks details how one of Bill Clinton's closest aides helped rake in tens of millions for the former president while his wife was serving as Secretary of State.  The 12-page memo was sent by Clinton's former aide Doug Band in 2011 to him, his daughter Chelsea, several board members of the Clinton Foundation and its lawyers as well as its then special advisor John Podesta.  Published on Wednesday [10/27/2016] by Wikileaks, after a hack of thousands of emails from Podesta's account, it details how Band helped run what he called 'Bill Clinton Inc.'

More Politicized Justice to Protect Hillary.  A recently revealed connection between Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a local Virginia politician and the FBI exposes, at the very least, another deceptive conflict of interest that was likely intended to help protect the viability of Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions.  These politicians believe they can get away with such actions because they trust that they can count on a complicit mainstream media to cover for their corruption.

House Republicans are already preparing for 'years' of investigations of Clinton.  Jason Chaffetz, the Utah congressman wrapping up his first term atop the powerful House Oversight Committee, unendorsed Donald Trump weeks ago.  That freed him up to prepare for something else:  spending years, come January, probing the record of a President Hillary Clinton.  "It's a target-rich environment," the Republican said in an interview in Salt Lake City's suburbs.  "Even before we get to Day One, we've got two years' worth of material already lined up.  She has four years of history at the State Department, and it ain't good."

The Editor says...
Tough talk is worthless unless it is accompanied by meaningful action.  If all Congressmen were like Mr. Chaffetz, a corrupt president (or federal judge) could be successfully impeached in a few weeks, but with the current crop of invertebrates, centrists and partisan obstructionist Democrats, no such action will occur.  Especially if the defendant is another sacred cow, like the one we've endured for the past eight years.

Clinton Aide's Memo Details Ties Between Consulting Firm and Clinton Foundation.  The overlap between Hillary Clinton's State Department, her family's foundation, and a consulting firm run by members of her inner circle has reaped a windfall for all involved, steering tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton family and generating lucrative contracts for a consulting practice run by a close confidante, an internal memo reveals.  The 2011 memo, authored by Clinton confidante Doug Band, reveals for the first time the precise financial flows between the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Band's firm Teneo Consulting, and the Clinton family's private business endeavors.

13 Times Hillary Clinton Was A Truly 'Nasty Woman'.  [#1] That Time She And Her Husband Funneled Haitian Relief Funds To Clinton Foundation Donors:  After an earthquake devastated the island nation in 2010, the Clintons pretended to help the victims, but what happened instead is shady as hell.  Let's rewind to six years ago:  Hillary is serving as secretary of State, Bill is the named the United Nations' designated special representative in charge of its relief fund.  In other words, Hillary and her husband were in complete control over how the relief funds from the United States and U.N. were spent in Haiti.  Many of the contractors who were supposed to rebuild Haiti just happened to be mega Clinton Foundation donors who ended up making sub-par dwellings many Haitians abandoned, or funneling the money to build luxury vacation homes.

The 5 Most Disturbing Donations to the Clinton Foundation.  [#5] Saudi Arabian Influence:  When Clinton first took office in 2008, the foundation disclosed that Saudi Arabia donated between $10 to $25 million, with some donations coming as recently as 2014 when Clinton prepared her run for the presidency.  The foundation received an additional $1 to $5 million donation from the "Friends of Saudi Arabia," which was cofounded by a Saudi prince.  Critics question the ethics of taking such vast sums of money from individuals and a government with one of the worst human rights records in the world.

Rotten to the Core.  [Scroll down]  Of course, there is the Clinton Foundation — which WikiLeaks' release of the Podesta emails shows is an absolute septic tank of corruption and ethical malaise.  The Foundation's own staffers said in an internal review that it was an ineffective and largely useless organization; that was covered up in a memo to Clinton machine bigwigs Podesta, Cheryl Mills, Chelsea Clinton, and Bruce Lindsey in 2012.  Later, in 2015, Clinton Global Initiative honcho Doug Band took to howling to Podesta about the plethora of conflicts of interests Bill Clinton was engaged in while others in the Clinton machine were supposedly barred from having them.

Clinton Bundler's Contact With Campaign Chair Skirted Foreign Government Lobbying Laws.  [Scroll down]  When Tony [Podesta] sent the email, John [Podesta] was a top adviser to President Barack Obama, helping to steer White House energy and environmental policy.  He left the post the following month, then formally joined the Clinton campaign when it formed in April.  "This communication should have been filed on the FARA Supplemental as a communication from a registered agent to a covered government official seeking action on behalf of a foreign principal," according to Craig Engle, a partner at DC law firm Arent Fox and the founder of the firm's political law practice.  Engle said in an email that the familial relationship between the Podestas did not excuse the Podesta Group from its disclosure requirements.

Mark Levin:  A "President Hillary Clinton" Must Be Impeached.  After reading a comprehensive roundup of Hillary Clinton's email scandal by National Review's Andrew C. McCarthy, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin declared on Facebook that, "A President Hillary Clinton must be impeached."

State Department aide pleads the Fifth more than 90 times.  A former State Department IT aide invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer more than 90 questions Monday [10/24/2016] during the final deposition in a lawsuit over Hillary Clinton's private emails.  John Bentel, former Director of Information Resource Management of the executive secretariat, would not answer questions about whether the Clintons had paid his legal fees or offered him financial incentives, according to Judicial Watch, the conservative-leaning group that brought the suit.

Bob Woodward on the Clinton Foundation: 'It's Corrupt'.  On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox New Sunday," veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's family organization the Clinton Foundation was "corrupt."

Ex-State Dept. insider: Patrick Kennedy's long history with scandal.  From the Benghazi cover up to a clumsy attempt to trade favors with the FBI, a long string of State Department scandals dating all the way back to 1998 has one central figure in common:  Patrick Kennedy.  The undersecretary of state for management, Kennedy, has been directly involved, if not at the very center, of the many biggest scandals of Hillary Clinton's State Department.  He wields considerable power because in the State Department because he oversees every activity, including diplomatic security, information technology, contracting, acquisitions, construction, budget, finance, personnel, assignments, consular affairs and State's FOIA office, that is necessary for the department's operation and our embassies abroad.

WikiLeaks emails include list of Clinton Foundation conflicts of interest.  Clinton Foundation employees engaged in numerous outside activities that put them at risk for potential conflicts of interest, emails made public by WikiLeaks show.  For example, Chelsea Clinton used her foundation office "to run a business" and another employee used "office space of a donor in [C]hicago."  The list of potential conflicts was included in an email from Doug Band, a former aide to Bill Clinton who helped build the Clinton Foundation before co-founding a consulting firm called Teneo Strategies.

Clintons' financially fueled favors revealed in latest Podesta emails.  WikiLeaks' latest release of the Clinton campaign manager's emails adds merit to growing allegations that the Democratic presidential nominee considered and indulged in the so called "pay for play" practice.  The leaked emails highlight a number of occasions where large sums of money were demanded in return for either Bill or Hillary Clinton meeting with influential figures.  In a mail from February 2016, Neera Tanden, the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, suggests to John Podesta that Hillary Clinton should consider returning money to banks who paid to hear her speak, if she does not secure the presidency.

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In my opinion Mrs. Clinton should return the money (and should never have accepted it in the first place) to avoid the appearance of impropriety, win or lose.  But I disagree with Ms. Tanden's position:  If Mrs. Clinton returns the money upon losing the race for the presidency, then one could reasonably infer that the money was collected using her future position as an inducement.  Returning the payments upon losing the race would be an acknowledgement that she no longer has influence to sell.

Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Ditched CGI Meeting Despite $12 Million from Morrocan King.  A new batch of emails hacked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's account, and published by the organization Wikileaks, reveals the star-studded guest list for the Clinton Global Initiative's 2015 meeting in Morocco.  It also reveals that those attending, including heads of state and CEOs of major global corporations, were expecting Hillary Clinton to be there.  Clinton did not attend, instead spending the days of the conference campaigning in Nevada and California.  Aide Huma Abedin repeatedly insists in emails published today that Clinton will be at the event, warning it would "break a lot of china" for Hillary Clinton to back out, before suggesting to Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook that Clinton would cancel her appearance at the last minute.

The Clinton Foundation Colombia Scam.  That the Clinton Foundation's operations are nothing but a cash cow scam is seen in a brilliant analysis and exposé of its operations in Colombia, a country beset by internal strife and an ongoing battle with drug cartels.  The truth, as reported by Ken Silverman and the American Media Institute in Fusion, a joint venture of ABC and Univision, hardly Trump surrogates, explains in part how the Clintons amassed a small fortune without holding any job or running any business. [...] Corruption has been a Clinton hallmark.  The Clintons have made a career of making a fortune on the dime of a public they intentionally deceive and defraud, using their positions of power to enrich themselves at the public's expense.

New Wikileaks Email Reveals Hillary Charged Morrocan Government $12 Million for a Private Meeting.  This seems rather, er, problematic: [...]

Abedin implicated Clinton in foundation trade-off with Morocco amid $12 million commitment.  Just hours after Hillary Clinton dodged a question at the final presidential debate about charges of "pay to play" at the Clinton Foundation, a new batch of WikiLeaks emails surfaced with stunning charges that the candidate herself was at the center of negotiating a $12 million commitment from King Mohammed VI of Morocco.  One of the more remarkable parts of the charge is that the allegation came from Clinton's loyal aide, Huma Abedin, who described the connection in a January 2015 email exchange with two top advisers to the candidate, John Podesta and Robby Mook.  Abedin wrote that "this was HRC's idea" for her to speak at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in Morocco in May 2015 as an explicit condition for the $12 million commitment from the king.

Huma on Hillary's $12M Morocco fiasco: 'She created this mess and she knows it'.  Hillary Clinton solicited a $12 million donation from a government that her State Department considered corrupt, then realized the "mess" it would cause in her presidential run, a newly leaked email reveals.  King Mohammed VI of Morocco agreed to give the money to the Clinton Foundation, provided that it held a convention in his country in May 2015 with Clinton as the keynote speaker.  But Clinton realized that the conference, slated for a month after she announced her run for president, would hurt her candidacy.

Just 5.7 Percent Of Clinton Foundation Budget Actually Went To Charitable Grants.  Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation's massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization's IRS filings.  The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and "other expenses."  The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization's IRS filings show.  But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants.  That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries, compensation and employee benefits.

Algeria Makes Donation To Clinton Foundation, Hillary Takes Them Off Terror Watch List.  According to one of the emails that Wikieaks released, the Clinton staff discussed Joe Scarborough alleging that Algeria donating to the Clinton Foundation to get off the terror watchlist.  They mocked it claiming it was proven false by "PunditFact," but that still makes you wonder why The Clinton Foundation is taking money from Algeria.

Clinton family home is loaded with 'expensive gifts' from Global Initiative sponsors reveals man who ran it -.  The Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York is loaded with 'expensive gifts' from Clinton Global Initiative sponsors, according to President Clinton's former top aide Doug Band.  Band, mouthing off to John Podesta in one of the emails made public by Wikileaks, was complaining how he had to be transparent, as he was warring with Chelsea Clinton over using her parents' name to attract business to his firm Teneo.  Bill Clinton, Band suggested, did not play by the same rules.

Clinton Foundation Employed a Now-Imprisoned Senior Muslim Brotherhood Official.  Gehad El-Haddad, the now-imprisoned former spokesman for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's so-called "Freedom and Justice Party," was effectively the "Baghdad Bob" of the Arab Spring.  Educated in the UK and the son of a top Muslim Brotherhood leader, Gehad served as the special advisor on foreign policy to deposed Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.  Gehad incited violence, justified the torture of protesters, recycled fake news stories, and staged fake scenes of confrontation during the 2013 Rabaa protests.

Clinton Surrogate, Fox Host Get Into Heated Argument Over Russian Uranium Contracts.  Hillary Clinton surrogate David Goodfriend clashed with Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Thursday while discussing Clinton's negotiations with Russia over uranium contracts during her tenure at the State Department.  Hemmer asked Goodfriend about the hacked emails from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta's account released by WikiLeaks.  The conversation quickly turned to the Clinton Foundation receiving large sums of money as Russia secured key uranium deals while Clinton was secretary of state.  The discussion became heated when Hemmer asked Goodfriend, "How do you allow Russian companies to get the contract for the uranium deposits all over the world?"  "I don't like the fact we allow these Russian companies with direct ties to Vladimir Putin to get access to the uranium deposits overseas and some in this country as well," Hemmer said.

Jill Stein On Wikileaks:  How Much More Evidence Does Govt Need To Press Charges Against Hillary?  Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, is railing against the Hillary Clinton machine and the mainstream media.  That's why you'll rarely see her on the news, because the media doesn't want her telling the truth about the Clintons.  And with brand new Wikileaks emails out, Stein is left wondering, how much more will it take to charge Hillary?!

Key Members For The Commission On Presidential Debates Are In Bed With Hillary Clinton.  Chief members of the Commission on Presidential Debates have historically donated to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and to the Democratic party overall.  The Commission on Presidential Debates was founded in 1987 to ensure that debates are nonpartisan and provide the general public the best possible information.  It is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that has sponsored all debates since 1988.  Co-Chairman Michael D. McCurry donated to Hillary Clinton campaigns from 2000 to 2008, giving her a total of $5,650 over eight years.

Scandals surround Clinton's gatekeeper at State.  Republicans aren't surprised at all that Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy is in the middle of the latest Hillary Clinton email scandal, since Kennedy has been in the GOP crosshairs for the last four years for other Clinton controversies.  FBI notes released Monday [10/17/2016] indicated that Kennedy offered a trade with the FBI in order to downgrade a classified email from Clinton's private server.  But Republicans pointed out Tuesday that Kennedy was involved in two earlier scandals.

Revealing Hillary's agents of influence.  [Scroll down]  So, the system is:  give money to a tax-exempt entity belonging to the Clinton Machine.  In doing so, they are paired with an agent who simultaneously operates on behalf of another entity of the Clinton Machine, the campaign.  In yet a third capacity, the same agent acts as lobbyist (for substantial amounts of compensation), accessing and influencing the State Department, which was run by Hillary Clinton but, formally speaking, was an entity that was the property of the American people.

Companies used Clinton fundraiser to lobby State Department.  The nexus among private companies, Hillary Clinton's State Department and the Clinton family foundations is closer and more complex than even Donald Trump has claimed so far.  While it is widely known that some companies and foreign governments gave money to the foundations, perhaps in an effort to gain favor, one of the key parts of the puzzle hasn't been reported:  At least a dozen of those same companies lobbied the State Department, using lobbyists who doubled as major Clinton campaign fundraisers.  Those companies gave as much as $16 million to the Clinton charities.

Wikileaks — Clinton Foundation Donors Expected 'Benefits In Return'.  An independent "governance review" conducted by a prominent law firm that specializes in philanthropic issues concluded in December 2010 that the Clinton Foundation had a weak, rubber stamp board of directors and that many of its donors had "an expectation of a quid pro quo benefits in return for gifts."  The blistering review — made public Thursday [10/13/2016] by WikiLeaks — described a tax-exempt public foundation with none of the independent oversight required under federal charity law.  The Clinton Foundation reported $187 million in net assets in 2011.  The decision to conduct the review was bitterly opposed by Bill Clinton's long-time friends and political advisers.

Breathtaking Criminality in Washington.  Recent revealed emails within that broad criminal conspiracy known as leftism show just how utterly dependent those sock puppets like Obama and Hillary are upon the nefarious intertwined collusion of the leftist media, the agencies of the Executive Branch, the Clinton campaign, and the DNC.  The depth of this criminal conspiracy, as these latest emails show, is stunning.  Consider the network news programs that gave Hillary the questions days before she was asked in a presumably spontaneous interview.  Giant corporations are not supposed to give free campaign resources to candidates.  That violates federal election laws unless the economic value of these actions are reported as corporate contributions to the Clinton campaign, which, of course, these are not.

Trump Campaign to John Podesta:  Resign or Come Clean on Owning Shares in Putin-Connected Company.  The Donald Trump presidential campaign is demanding that Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta come clean about the details surrounding his membership on the executive board of an energy company, Joule Unlimited, which received millions from a Putin-connected Russian government fund and the "75,000 common shares" Podesta owned and had transferred to a holding company called Leonidio LLC.  "The disclosure that Clinton Chair John Podesta transferred his shares in Putin-backed Joule Unlimited to an anonymous holding company when he joined the Obama Administration is extremely concerning," Donald Trump Senior Communications Advisor Jason Miller said in a statement.

Wikileaks reveals the moment a daughter starts to realize her parents are corrupt.  The biggest human interest story so far of the Wikileaks hack is the story of Chelsea Clinton's discovery in 2011 that her parents' nonprofit was full of conflicts of interest.  They had set up a charity that allowed donors to get their way.  At first, she tried reform, only to lose out to the entenched cronies.  What emerges, in the context of Chelsea's actions in the next few years, shows us how she reconciled herself to the realities of the Clinton Organization.

Erik Prince:  Leaked 'Pay-to-Play' Clinton Emails Show 'Everything Is for Sale for the Democrats'.  On Wednesday's [10/12/2016] Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, former Navy SEAL and Blackwater CEO Erik Prince talked about how Hillary Clinton's leaked emails "truly indicates that everything is for sale for the Democrats, that it really is pay-to-play — and if you don't pay them, they crush you."  "For the weak-kneed Republicans that cry crocodile tears about some stupid private conversation that occurred eleven years ago, and, instead, want to be embraced, or to embrace a Hillary presidency, is flat-out disgusting," he declared.  "If nothing else, it will make America, it will make patriots realize who is pro-America and who is pro-political establishment."  "The choice could not be more real and more important for the survival of the Republic than what goes on on November 8," he declared.

Bolton on WikiLeaks Revelations:  Hillary Clinton Thinks the World Must 'Get Ready for Open Borders'.  Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton discussed the latest WikiLeaks revelations of favors done for "FOBs" (Friends of Bill Clinton) in Haiti on Thursday's [10/13/2016] edition of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM.  "Just to start with, Haiti, it is a series of violations of AIDs, typical procurement practices," Bolton pointed out.  "Not that I would hold them up as the best in the world, but there are rules about competitive bidding, and rules against the directed award of contracts."  (AID is the United States Agency for International Development, also commonly referred to as USAID.)

WikiLeaks emails reveal Bill Clinton's $1M 'birthday' present from Qatar.  The WikiLeaks document dump of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta has revealed Qatar's previous desire to give her husband a $1 million "birthday" present.  Thousands of emails leaked by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's nonprofit organization continue to embarrass Democrat presidential hopeful Mrs. Clinton.  The latest email thread shows an aide discussing conversations with ambassadors from Qatar, Brazil, Peru, Malawi, and Rwanda while in the nation's capital.

Bill Clinton Received $1 Million Birthday Gift from the Islamic Government of Qatar in 2011.  According to the newly released WikiLeaks emails, Bill Clinton, the husband of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, received a birthday present from the Islamic country of Qatar in 2011 of $1 million.  "[Qatar] Would like to see WJC 'for five minutes' in NYC, to present $1 million check that Qatar promised for WJC's birthday in 2011," Ami Desai, director of foreign policy for the Clinton Foundation, wrote in 2012.

Bombshell: Clinton Foundation Donors Expected 'Benefits In Return For Gifts'.  An independent "governance review" conducted by a prominent law firm that specializes in philanthropic issues concluded in December 2010 that the Clinton Foundation had a weak, rubber stamp board of directors and that many of its donors had "an expectation of a quid pro quo benefits in return for gifts."  The blistering review — made public Thursday by WikiLeaks — described a tax-exempt public foundation with none of the independent oversight required under federal charity law.  The Clinton Foundation reported $187 million in net assets in 2011.

ISIS Backer Gave Bill $1 Mil Check for Birthday.  It's good to be a Clinton.  Things just fall into your lap.  Like mansions, six figure speaking fees and million dollar checks from enemies of this country. [...] Now this is supposed to be "charity", except that the Clinton Foundation didn't specialize in charity.  And Qatar demanding a meeting and then presenting a check for Bill's birthday looks nothing like charity.  It's pretty blatantly personal and about an enemy state buying influence with the husband of the woman they expected to be president.

Clinton Backed Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill After Lobbyist Donor's Email.  Hillary Clinton formally backed legislation to relieve Puerto Rico of billions of dollars in debt after a top Clinton fundraiser who lobbies for the Puerto Rican treasury raised the issue with her campaign chair, hacked emails show.  Podesta Group president Tony Podesta emailed his brother, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, in March 2015.  The subject line was "Puerto Rico," while the body of the email asked, "Can you call me today re PR.  Need advice not action."  The Podesta Group has represented the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury since 2013.  At the time, Tony Podesta and seven of the firm's other lobbyists were pushing for passage of congressional legislation to allow the U.S. commonwealth to restructure its debt through Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings.

Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation Chatter with State Dept on Uranium Deal with Russia.  Top staffers for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign got heads-up from a Clinton Foundation senior vice-president that the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee was asking the Department of Justice to investigate the State Department approval of the sale of American uranium assets to a Russian company.

November 8, 2016: America's First-Ever National Refenderum on Government Corruption.  If you would like to know how a Hillary Clinton administration would operate, remind yourself of how her email scandal was handled, not just by Hillary and her aides, but by the Obama Department of Justice, the FBI and the Republicans in Congress — one might say they are all unindicted co-conspirators in a cover-up.  It is a scandal punctuated by government lying and stonewalling and a conspicuous absence of moral courage by those in a position to do the right thing. [...] The efforts taken by the Clintons to avoid transparency by setting up a private server and the quantity of money flowing to them dwarfs any previous government scandal.  During Hillary's public service, about $250 million went to the Clintons directly and about $2 billion to the Clinton Foundation, an entity seemingly designed to intentionally evade the laws preventing foreign interests from influencing American politics and policy decisions.

Watchdog group accuses Clinton campaign of election law violations.  A nonpartisan watchdog group Thursday [10/6/2016] called for a federal investigation of Hillary Clinton's campaign committee, accusing it of illegally accepting millions of dollars worth of "opposition research" and other assistance from Correct the Record, an outside super-PAC, in violation of U.S. election laws.  The Campaign Legal Center also filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission to initiate probes of Donald Trump's campaign, and two super-PACs backing it, for similar violations of laws barring "coordination" between political campaigns and outside groups.

Why Doesn't The Media Ask Hillary About State Dept./ Clinton Foundation Ties To Russia?  [Scroll down]  On the other hand, the media is ignoring the financial connections between Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Russia that suggest Hillary Clinton has already shown favoritism toward Russia.  When she was secretary of state, Clinton made deals with Clinton Foundation donors, one resulted in Russian control of 20% of American uranium reserves, another gave Putin access to our military technology.  In April 2015 the NY Times disclosed a deal which enabled Russia to own about 20% of the uranium production capacity of the United States for a $2.35 million donation to the Clinton Family Foundation.  According to the report a Canadian based company Uranium One, owned the uranium assets was being purchased by Russian state atomic energy agency Rosatom — a deal which had to be approved by various U.S. agencies including the State Department.  Canadian records show that while the State Department was mulling of the deal, the family foundation of Chairman of Uranium One made four donations totaling $2.35 million to the Clinton Family Foundation.

A Banana Republic, If We Choose to Keep It.  ## In court documents made public in 2002, an IRS official admitted that legal opponents of former President Bill Clinton were singled out for tax audits, including 10 more than 20 conservative organizations such as the Heritage Foundation and American Spectator magazine, as well as a number of individual Clinton accusers, like Paula Jones and Gennifer Flowers.  If Hillary wins, she brings Bill with her to the White House.

Clinton Sought Pentagon, State Department Contracts for Chelsea's Friend.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to arrange Pentagon and State Department consulting contracts for her daughter's friend, prompting concerns of federal ethics rules violations.  Clinton in 2009 arranged meetings between Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, a friend of Chelsea Clinton and head of the defense consulting group Long Term Strategy Group, with Pentagon officials that involved contracting discussions, according to emails from Clinton's private server made public recently by the State Department.  Clinton also tried to help Deal win a contract for consulting work with the State Department's director of policy planning, according to the emails.  Deal is a close friend of Chelsea Clinton, who is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton Foundation refiles three years of tax forms.  Clinton Foundation officials quietly refiled three years of tax-related forms this week after the New York attorney general acknowledged the charity had failed to disclose all of its donors in accordance with state law.  Two entities operating within the Clintons' sprawling philanthropic network — the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative — submitted supplementary financial disclosures for different years between 2012 and 2014 while denying Tuesday [10/4/2016] that the attorney general's office had asked them to do so.

Exposed: The Corrupt Clinton Foundation You've Never Heard Of.  Three months after leaving the White House in 2001, former President Bill Clinton arrived in India to cheering throngs to help those who had just lost a million homes in the aftermath of a massive earthquake that killed 20,000 and injured 166,000.  In classic Clinton style, he solemnly promised that his new nonprofit — called the American India Foundation (AIF) — would rebuild 100 villages.  Rajat Gupta, his millionaire co-chairman, pledged $1 billion for the victims.  It never happened.  Years later, AIF's annual reports were reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation and show only seven villages were partially rebuilt by Clinton's group, and a mere $2.7 million of $53 million raised over a decade went to the earthquake victims.

Clinton-backed branch of foundation donor GM now caught in major scandal.  Hillary Clinton had glowing words for the General Motors plant in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, when she traveled there in 2011 as secretary of state to announce the joint venture — of GM and an Uzbekistan state-owned firm — as a finalist for a State Department award.  "It is a collaboration between Uzbek and American companies, and it will serve as a symbol of our friendship and cooperation," Clinton said, touting the plant's "newest, most advanced technology."  The visit came a year after the General Motors Foundation had contributed $684,455 in vehicles to the Clinton Foundation.

AIM interview with Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash.  From the interview:  "So, what the Clintons have done is basically create an apparatus that now allows foreign oligarchs to influence the highest levels of our government in a way that they never have before because they now have a vehicle to put money in the pockets of America's political leaders."  [Podcast]

GOP senators probe Clinton Foundation ties to State, Boko Haram.  Sens.  David Vitter and Chuck Grassley pressed the Justice Department Tuesday [9/27/2016] on why the State Department, under the leadership of Hillary Clinton, refused to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization.  "For two years, Boko Haram grew as Secretary Clinton and her Department of State refused official requests to designate Boko Haram" as a terror group, the Republican lawmakers wrote in a letter to the Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday.  Vitter and Grassley were referring to a period between 2011 and 2012, during which the Justice Department joined other federal agencies in recommending the designation for the Nigerian terror outfit.

Clintons Got $100 Million From Persian Gulf Sheikhs.  In an exclusive report, the Daily Caller explains the vast amount of money that Middle Eastern autocrats have poured into the pockets of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  In addition to $85 million in cash donations to the couple's "foundation," Bill Clinton received $15 million in "guaranteed payments" from the crown prince of Dubai.  He is alleged to have received as much as another $20 million in "walking away money" from their scheme to establish an offshore sovereign wealth fund.  This is in addition to more than a million dollars in speaking fees Clinton charged the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fees approved by the State Department while Hillary was in charge of it.

Not News?  Clinton Foundation Honors Wife of Palestinian Terrorist.  Snopes.com was checking out a story the liberal media doesn't want to touch:  "Hanan al-Hroub, whose husband was jailed for providing chemicals used in making bombs that killed Israelis, was invited to speak at a Clinton Global Initiative dinner."  Ruling:  True.  So the liberal media thrills at any chance to associate Donald Trump with David Duke, but it can't possibly find the newsworthiness in the Clinton Foundation honoring the wife of a terrorist bomb-maker.  A Nexis search finds nothing in network or cable news, and nothing in the nation's most prestigious newspapers — save one.  Only The Wall Street Journal has touched the story.

Clinton Foundation Took Cash from Wells Fargo.  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is joining the attack against Wells Fargo, which was fined $185 million by the federal government for opening new accounts for customers without their consent, and then charging them fees.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is leading the charge, but Clinton is trying to use the issue to her advantage, writing an open letter to Wells Fargo customers promising to take action.  However, the Clinton Foundation has taken large sums from Wells Fargo.

David Brock's money machine looks a lot like a money laundering operation.  Thanks to a thorough review of publicly available financial reports of the IRS-certified nonprofit empire of David Brock, Andrew Kerr of thecitizensaudit.com (reprinted in Zerohedge) has exposed some potentially criminal activity that, at the least, requires an investigation the Department of Justice, the IRS, and probably various state authorities.

Bill Clinton says foundation 'worked out better than I ever dreamed'.  Bill Clinton praised the work of his signature charitable organization, the Clinton Global Initiative, at the conclusion of its final meeting in New York City Wednesday [9/21/2016].  "CGI worked out better than I ever dreamed thanks to you," Clinton told the audience of donors at the group's glitzy annual gathering.  The former president called his work with the Clinton Foundation "one of the great honors of my life" in an emotional speech that had been hailed as a response to criticism of his charity's ties to corporate and foreign interests that could conflict with the political ambitions of his wife.

Clinton Foundation's Latest Scandal Involves Payments For "Exclusive Access To New Lime Production" In Haiti.  In the media's latest blatant attempt to "criminalize behavior that is normal", the Wall Street Journal recently highlighted yet another questionable pay-for-play allegation between Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and a powerful European perfume industry trade group called the Fragrance Foundation.  The alleged scandal begins with a $260,000 payment to Bill Clinton for a January 2014 speech to the Fragrance Foundation and ends with Firmenich International, one of the world's largest fragrance and flavoring suppliers, getting access to an exclusive supply of limeoil from Haiti with a little help from their new friends at the Clinton Foundation...but only after another $200,000 of "donations" to a Clinton Foundation company, based in Haiti, called the Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corporation.

The Clinton Foundation has become a clear liability, as Bill Clinton mounts his big defense.  Although Clinton and supporters of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign are clearly apoplectic that a charitable foundation that has done so much good work has become a potential liability for them in 2016, the fact remains that it has.  Bill Clinton emphasizes that no direct financial benefit was involved — "Nobody in my family ever took a penny out of this foundation, and [we] put millions of dollars in," he told NPR this week — but a clear majority of Americans believe the foundation, at best, raises concerns about conflicts of interest.  And they say, by a huge margin, that Hillary Clinton did favors for its donors during her time as secretary of state.

Did The Clinton Foundation Save Lives, Or Cost Them?  When the Clinton Foundation scandal made headlines last month, Clinton loyalists claimed that the attacks were misguided because the foundation was saving so many lives.  But a congressional investigation suggests that the opposite may be true when it comes to fighting AIDS.  The foundation has been a focus of interest for more than a year because of its apparent role as a "pay to play" operation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, with the Clintons' trading donations to the foundation for access to and favors from Hillary.

How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians:  It filtered money through Haiti and back to itself.  In January 2015 a group of Haitians surrounded the New York offices of the Clinton Foundation.  They chanted slogans, accusing Bill and Hillary Clinton of having robbed them of "billions of dollars."  Two months later, the Haitians were at it again, accusing the Clintons of duplicity, malfeasance, and theft.  And in May 2015, they were back, this time outside New York's Cipriani, where Bill Clinton received an award and collected a $500,000 check for his foundation.  "Clinton, where's the money?" the Haitian signs read.  "In whose pockets?"  Said Dhoud Andre of the Commission Against Dictatorship, "We are telling the world of the crimes that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for in Haiti."

Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated.  Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between these organizations.

Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, McDonald's and Western Union give cash to the Clintons.  A number of big-name corporations have donated to the Clinton Global Initiative, which kicked off today [9/19/2016] in New York City and is the last of its kind, as Bill Clinton slowly steps away from his foundation in case wife Hillary Clinton wins the White House.  Corporate sponsors include Hewlett-Packard, McDonald's and Western Union, with the CGI also partnering with Microsoft, Cisco and Procter & Gamble.  And while the confab isn't nearly as CEO-studded as in years past, bosses from Sony, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco and Unilever are slated to speak.

Exclusive: Clinton Foundation AIDS Program Distributed 'Watered-Down' Drugs To Third World Countries.  Former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) distributed "watered-down" HIV/AIDs drugs to patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and "likely increased" the risks of morbidity and mortality, according to a draft congressional report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  The congressional report, titled, "The Clinton Foundation and The India Success Story," was initiated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican and vice-chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Bill Clinton admits: 'Maybe' some donated money to influence State Dept..  Bill Clinton on Sunday acknowledged that some of the donors to the Clinton Foundation likely made those donations in order to influence foreign policy, when Hillary Clinton led the State Department.  But in a Sunday interview with NPR, Clinton insisted that the donations never influenced policy.  "Well, since we had more 300,000 donors, it would be unusual if nobody did," Clinton said when asked if some of the donors might have been trying to ingratiate themselves with the Clintons.

Clinton Foundation Spent Millions More On Travel Than Charitable Grants, IRS Filings Show.  The Clinton Foundation spent significantly more money on travel costs than it did on charitable grants in 2014, the organization's tax filings show.  The foundation spent $7.8 million on travel in 2014, while spending less than $5.2 million on charitable grants over the same time span, according to the foundation's 2014 IRS filings.  More than $6 million of the $7.8 million spent on travel was marked as "Program service expenses."

Clinton Foundation Spent Less Than 6 Percent On Charitable Grants In 2014.  The Clinton Foundation spent less than 6 percent of its budget on charitable grants in 2014, according to documents the organization filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2015.  During the 2014 tax year, the tax-exempt foundation spent a total of $91.2 million, but less than $5.2 million of that money, or 5.7 percent, was granted to charitable organizations, the group's tax filings show.  The Clinton Foundation raised nearly $178 million in 2014.  The organization's charitable grants also declined significantly when compared to its donations in 2013.  Compared to its 2013 charitable grants of $8.8 million, the Clinton Foundation's grants in 2014 declined by more than 40 percent, even as its revenue over the same period increased by 20 percent.  According to the tax filings, the Clinton Foundation is currently sitting on $354 million in assets, including $125 million in cash or cash equivalents and $108 million in property or equipment.

Bill Clinton's swanky birthday bash proves the Clintons just can't stop influence-peddling.  For a giant, flashing sign that the Clintons' influence-peddling will never end, look no further than Bill's 70th birthday party Friday night at the Rainbow Room — which of course is a Clinton Foundation fund-raising bash.  Yup, that's right; show 'em the money, money, money:  Donors must give $250,000 to be a "chair" of the party, six figures to be a co-chair, 50 grand to be a vice-chair.  True, buying a ticket will get you some glam — Barbara Streisand, Jon Bon Jovi and Wynton Marsalis are all to perform.  But how many others hope their gift will at least get them onto some future White House guest list, and possibly buy even larger favors?

Clinton Foundation Spent More On Travel Expenses Than Charity.  The Clinton Machine takes other people's money, including millions from oppressive Islamic regimes that sentence homosexuals to death and don't allow women to vote, drive a car, or be out in public alone.  In 2014, the Clinton Foundation took in an astonishing $178 million dollars, according to IRS tax records.

Just 5.7 Percent Of Clinton Foundation |Budget Actually Went To Charitable Grants.  Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation's massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization's IRS filings.  The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and "other expenses."  The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization's IRS filings show.  But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants.  That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries, compensation and employee benefits.

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Hillary campaign accused of fraudulent charges to low-income donors' credit cards.  You know those horrible people who take your credit card information, supposedly for a one-time purchase or a single donation, then turn around and charge it again multiple times beyond what you authorized?  Scam artists!  Criminals!  Who are these people and where do they get the nerve to prey on people like that?  For one thing, it is usually people who know how to fly under the radar screen.  For instance, if they know that no one investigates thefts under $100, they'll steal $99, or something less than that.  People who know how to break the law without ever having to pay a price for it.

Exclusive: $216 Million From Clinton Foundation Donors Bought 205 Invitations to White House State Dinners.  A total of 205 Clinton Foundation donors whose corporations and foundations collectively contributed $216 million since 2009, were awarded the most coveted invitations in the nation's capital: prestigious seats at one or more White House State Dinners, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.  At least 15 of the Clinton Foundation's corporate donors — representing $47 million in contributions — were able to win invitations to two or more official state dinners.

Did The FBI Nearly Investigate The Clinton Foundation Because Of This Mysterious Chinese Billionaire?  A Clinton Foundation donor's financial activity was suspicious enough for FBI and Justice Department officials to meet earlier this year to consider opening an investigation into the Clinton family charity.  And while the donor has not been identified, details from a CNN report about the meeting raise the strong possibility that the individual is a Chinese billionaire who gave the Clinton Foundation $2 million in 2013 and also contributed $120,000 to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign that same year.  That donor is Wang Wenliang, a former delegate to the Chinese parliament.  He controls several Chinese firms, including Rilin Enterprises and Dandong Port Co.

DOJ Investigates McAuliffe Over Donation From Chinese Clinton Foundation Donor.  The company of a Chinese businessman involved in a federal investigation into Virginia's Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe pledged $2 million to the Clinton Foundation the same year that it wrote a six-figure check to McAuliffe's campaign.  CNN reported on Monday [5/23/2016] that an ongoing Department of Justice corruption probe targeting McAuliffe is examining his tenure on the board of the Clinton Global Initiative, a foundation offshoot.  The FBI is reportedly examining whether donations to McAuliffe's 2013 campaign were illegal.

Chinese company pledged $2 million to Clinton Foundation in 2013.  A CBS News investigation has found that at least one foreign company with close ties to its government has been giving generously to the foundation run by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton.  Since its founding, the Clinton Foundation has invested millions each year for work in fighting AIDS and empowering women, but its recent uptick in donations from foreign governments has been raising questions about the potential influence on Hillary Clinton, as she gets ready to run for president.  The foundation has raised at least $42 million from foreign governments — and according to an analysis by CBS News — at least $170 million from foreign entities and individuals.

Major Clinton Foundation Donor Ensnared In Chinese Vote-Buying Scandal.  A Chinese billionaire who has contributed $2 million to the Clinton Foundation and attended a fundraiser at Hillary Clinton's home in 2013 has been kicked out of China's National People's Congress on accusations of bribing his way into office.  The New York Times reports that Wang Wenliang is one of 45 lawmakers from China's Liaoning province who attained positions in the National People's Congress by paying for votes.  Xinhua, China's official news agency, first reported the news.

Clinton Foundation Donor Sues U.S. Over Reports of Terrorism Ties.  A billionaire Clinton Foundation donor who was denied entry into the United States last year for suspected terrorism ties sued the government over allegations that he helped fund militant groups.  Gilbert Chagoury, who contributed millions to the Clinton Foundation and pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009, filed a lawsuit in a D.C. federal court Thursday [9/15/2016] charging that the State Department refused to grant him a visa because of "false information," Law Newz reported Friday.  The suit also implicates the FBI, CIA, Department of Justice, National Counter Terrorism Center, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Clinton Foundation won't disclose donors for Bill Clinton's party.  The Clinton Foundation has no plans to reveal who is paying for a lavish birthday party Friday [9/16/2016] for former President Bill Clinton, a spokesman said just hours after Donna Shalala, president of the foundation, indicated that it would.  Shalala told CNN's Alisyn Camerota Thursday that she had reviewed the list of donors to Bill Clinton's Manhattan bash, which was first reported by Politico on Wednesday, and planned to disclose them.

Hillary Clinton, Treason, and the Chinese Communist Lippo Group.  "Corruption controversies have marked Riady's business career.  In the 1996 presidential campaign, James Riady was a major campaign contributor to the Democratic Party.  In 1998, the United States Senate conducted an investigation of the finance scandal of the 1996 U.S. presidential campaign.  James Riady was indicted and pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations by himself and his corporation.  He was ordered to pay an 8.6 million U.S. dollar fine for contributing foreign funds to the Democratic Party, the largest fine ever levied in a campaign finance case.  In 2008, Riady's close business associate Billy Sindoro, an executive of Riady's Jakarta-based First Media, was filmed handing bribes to officials of Indonesia's anti-monopoly agency, the KPPU.  Riady and First Media were then in a business dispute with a Malaysian company and the KPPU was deliberating that dispute.  Sindoro was later found guilty of corruption.

Clinton Foundation Deceived IRS On Tax Exemption From The Start.  Clinton Foundation officials repeatedly skirted or ignored federal laws and regulations while converting the non-profit from its tax-exempt purpose of building a presidential library in Little Rock, Arkansas, into a $2 billion global machine selling political influence and access on an unprecedented scale, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  Non-profit foundations are required by the IRS to conduct activities that support the officially approved tax-exempt purpose for which the federal agency allows them to offer donors the ability to deduct contributions.  Officials must report annually via the IRS Tax Form 990 to show their non-profit's compliance with its exempt purpose.

"Clinton Foundation Is Charity Fraud Of Epic Proportions", Analyst Charges In Stunning Takedown.  To learn more about the Clinton Foundation, [Charles] Ortel decided to "take it apart and see how it worked" and he has been doing that ever since February 2015. [...] When Ortel tried to match up the Clinton Foundation's tax filings with the disclosure reports from its major donors, he said he started to find problems.  That includes records from the foundation's many offshoots — including the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative — as well as its foreign subsidiaries.  "I decided it would be fun to cross-check what their donors thought they did when they donated to the Clinton Foundation, and that's when I got really irritated," he said.  "There are massive discrepancies between what some of the major donors say they gave to the Clinton Foundation to do, and what the Clinton Foundation said what they got from the donors and what they did with it."

Chelsea Clinton Says She'll Stay on Foundation Board, Doesn't Address if It's Conflict of Interest.  Chelsea Clinton said Friday [9/9/2016] that she will stay on the board of the Clinton Foundation and would not answer whether that would be a conflict of interest if her mother is elected president.  Clinton appeared on ABC's The View and was asked about her plan to remain involved with the foundation and if it would be a conflict of interest as critics have charged.

Inside Bill Clinton's lucrative job as 'honorary chancellor' of a for-profit college.  All told, with his consulting, writing and speaking fees, Bill Clinton was paid $65.4 million during Hillary Clinton's four years as secretary of state.  Details of Bill Clinton's compensation are found in the couple's tax returns, which were made public by his wife's presidential campaign and provide an unusual glimpse into the way a former president can make millions in the private sector.  Bill Clinton has proved particularly marketable because of his global celebrity, enhanced by his foundation, his continued visibility on the political scene and his wife's stature as a senator, Cabinet official and potential president.

Bill Clinton Compares Himself and the Clinton Foundation to Robin Hood.  Bill Clinton said he and the Clinton Foundation are a lot like Robin Hood — minus the whole robbery part.

Concentrating on Clinton Foundation Facts.  The attached Executive Summary continues an investigation into the Clinton Foundation public record begun, by chance, in February 2015.  Since then, questions have started to swirl around the various entities that comprise what I call the Clinton Charity Network:  a group of entities supported by a variety of donors from inside the United States and around the world.  Beginning today, and regularly thereafter, numerous detailed Exhibits will examine the known public record of the Clinton Charity Network within the context of applicable state, federal, and foreign laws.

Clinton Scandal:  Bill, Hillary And The $18 Mil They Made From A State Dept.  Dinner Guest.  [Scroll down]  Laureate was "the fastest growing college network in the world" and [Doug] Becker was someone that "Bill likes a lot," Hillary wrote.  Nothing criminal or suspicious there.  Except that nine months later, former President Clinton signed a big-money deal to be a "consultant" and "honorary chancellor" for Laureate.  His take over the five years:  $17.6 million.  He stepped down from his honorary post in April 2015, just as Hillary was beginning her candidacy.  No, these two events are not coincidental.  As Sam Pitroda, an expert on higher education who also attended the 2009 dinner told the Post, such an invitation "gets you very high-level contacts, and it gets you to the right people."  In short, it was potentially extraordinarily lucrative for Laureate.

The Clinton Conspiracy Against America.  It's become a tradition for presidents to have their own libraries.  Bill Clinton wanted to raise a modest $200 million for his glass shoebox on President Clinton Avenue.  But he had to settle for $165 million.  A lot of the money came from abroad.  The Saudis ponied up millions.  Clinton's former FBI director described him begging for a donation to his library from Prince Abdullah during a meeting asking the Saudis to give the FBI access to suspects in a terror attack which had killed 19 Americans.  "Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood the Saudi's reluctance to cooperate, and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library," he wrote.  The Clintons always have their priorities.  Cash also came from Marc Rich's wife who bought a presidential pardon for the international fugitive for $450,000.

If Hillary Is Corrupt, Congress Should Impeach Her.  [Scroll down]  Republicans keep telling us they are "constitutional conservatives."  Well, how about it?  The remedy provided by the Framers to deal with corrupt executive-branch officials (including former officials who might seek to wield power again) is impeachment, not criminal prosecution.  That is because, for the well-being of the nation, the critical thing is that power be stripped from those who abuse it, to prevent them from doing further damage.  Whether, beyond that, they are prosecuted for any criminal offenses arising out of the wrongdoing is beside the point.

Corruption? What Clinton Corruption?  Any first-year student of Mobology 101 knows this is exactly how rackets operate.  And yet, the media continues to charmingly insist that unless one of the Clintons is literally caught holding a smoking gun, the "allegations" are unprovable and therefore untrue.

Hillary says it's 'appropriate' that Bill will cut ties with the Clinton Foundation if she's elected — but won't comment on Chelsea's involvement.  Hillary Clinton says it's 'appropriate' that her husband will forsake their family foundation if she's elected.  The White House hopeful refused to say whether their daughter Chelsea should follow suit.  'We'll reach that if I'm elected,' she told reporters traveling with her Monday [9/5/2016].

It Looks Like Clinton Foundation Officials Illegally Obtained Diplomatic Passports.  The ongoing release of emails from Huma Abedin demonstrate the cozy relationship the US State Department had with the Clinton Foundation/Clinton Global Initiative during the maladministration of Hillary Clinton.  Another shoe dropped yesterday when Judicial Watch release an email that indicated officials of the Clinton Foundation/Clinton Global Initiative requested diplomatic passports.

New questions arise about Clinton Foundation ties to State Department.  A top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department agreed to try to obtain a special diplomatic passport for an adviser to former President Bill Clinton in 2009, according to emails released Thursday [9/1/2016], raising new questions about whether people tied to the Clinton Foundation received special access at the department.

Hillary To Foreign Donors:  Last Chance To Send Me Anonymous Bribes.  This major ethical concession has been brought to you by the letter J.  J stands for jail, which is where anyone else who tried to pull this would end up.  The Clinton Foundation will now stop taking bribes from anonymous foreign donors if Hillary wins.  Hint to foreign donors, bribe her anonymously now so you can cash in if she wins.

Grasping, Greedy, Grifting Clintons Shellacked American Taxpayers With Millions of Dollars in Costs to Support Clinton Foundation Staff.  The Former Presidents Act provides for paying the staffers of former presidents.  Bill Clinton was bilking the system out of more money than any other president before, and for more people.  A cute trick they did was to spread the subsidies around among many of their staffers — this resulted in many of them also getting government benefits.  I guess if you get some minimum threshold of subsidization under the act, you then in turn are eligible for government benefits.  They were using this money to pay their Permanent Traveling Political War-Room, that is to say, the staff of the Clinton Foundation.  By making the US government pay the costs for their benefits, the Clinton Foundation got to not pay those costs.

Three-fourths of voters say Clinton will 'do anything to win'.  Sixty-six percent of all voters said they believe Clinton sold influence while she was secretary of state, including 43 percent of Democrats.  Fourty-four percent of all voters agreed she set up a private server in her home "to hide things" from the public and the government.

New Abedin Emails Reveal Top Clinton Foundation Executive Doug Band Sought Diplomatic Passport from Clinton State Department.  Judicial Watch today [9/1/2016] released 510 pages of new State Department documents, including a 2009 request by Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band for diplomatic passports for himself and an associate.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aide Abedin responded to Band's request positively, saying, "Ok will figure it out."  The emails show Hillary Clinton forwarding classified information to Abedin's unsecured, non-state.gov account.  The emails also show Bill Clinton sought a meeting with Mrs. Clinton for a major Clinton donor with State Department officials and Hillary Clinton herself pushed for a joint event with the Clinton Global Initiative.  Band also pushed for and obtained special help from Abedin for seven-figure Clinton Foundation donor Chris Ruddy, of Newsmax.com.

Clinton Foundation Doles Out Favors, Charity Rater Gives It Four Stars In Return.  A non-profit group that has received favors from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), including a free membership that entitled its officials to rub elbows with world leaders, issued its top rating Thursday for the Clinton Foundation.  Charity Navigator awarded the Clinton Foundation four-stars based on an rating algorithm that scored the controversial non-profit with a 97.5 on financial issues and 93 on accountability and transparency.  The new rating represented a boost for the foundation, as Charity Navigator had previously put it on its watch list due to concerns about its finances and transparency.

What is the Clinton Foundation doing in Colombia?  What exactly is the point of having President Clinton in business in Colombia with a Mexican telecommunications billionaire and a Canadian mining magnate?  Why all the secrecy?  Why was the website taken down?

How Journalists Protect Hillary Clinton From Bad News.  It took six years and a court order for the Associated Press to dislodge Hillary Clinton's schedule from the State Department.  What it showed is that Clinton entertained a parade of visitors who were major donors to the Clinton Foundation.  As thanks for this important investigative work, the AP is being viciously attacked by other journalists.

The Clinton Foundation Was Designed For Two-Way Bribery.  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun to attack the Clinton Foundation, the global nonprofit corporation Bill and Hillary Clinton started after Bill left the White House in 2001. Trump characterized the foundation, to which he has donated, as a "business to profit from public office," and called it a threat to American democracy.  Trump and members of his campaign staff have called for the foundation to be shut down.  Trump's comments strike at Hillary Clinton's most obvious vulnerability.  One of her deepest flaws as a candidate is that the voters do not trust her.  The reason for that distrust, by and large, is her long record of lying in public.  Most of those lies, since she and Bill left the White House, have been about the Clinton Foundation and how its activities and fundraising overlapped with her duties as secretary of State.

Will the Clinton Foundation Mark the Fall of Our Republic?  No matter how extreme the future revelations of Julian Assange and others turn out to be, the truth about the Clinton Foundation is already clear.  Whatever its original intentions, this supposed charity became a medium to leverage Hillary Clinton's position as secretary of State for personal enrichment and global control by the Clintons and their allies.  We also now know — as the Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel made clear in her recent oped — why Hillary decided to hide all her emails on her "infamous server."  To my knowledge, nothing like this has ever been done in the history of the United States government.  It calls to mind, if anything, the United Nations' scandalous Oil-for-Food program in which millions were siphoned off from a plan to feed Iraq's children during the war.  It could even be worse, because of the national security implications.

Hillary's Bribe Broker.  Embattled Hillary Clinton enforcer Huma Abedin gave foreign leaders and activists special access to Clinton when she was secretary of state after they donated to the congenitally corrupt Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to newly released emails. [...] The trove of newly released emails obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch through the courts appear to show that Abedin served as a gatekeeper auctioning access to the would-be president in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation.  When individuals wanted to meet with Hillary, Abedin would say no, and introduce them to the foundation.  After the so-called donation was received access to Clinton would be approved.

Clinton Would Be Jailed Were She a Doctor.  If your doctor is caught accepting money in exchange for providing a health care facility exclusive access to her patients, she will be prosecuted by the Justice Department under the Anti-Kickback Statute.  She will be subject to fines, imprisonment, and exclusion from treating Medicare or Medicaid patients.  The schemes that result in such consequences are the medical corollary to Hillary Clinton's sale of access while Secretary of State.  But Clinton won't be prosecuted.  Instead, she may well be elected President in November, which will give her control over the DOJ as well as the agencies that administer Medicare and Medicaid.

Aiding and Abedin.  Clinton was the guest of honor at a $1,000-per-plate fundraiser hosted by a group of prominent Pakistani doctors in New York, who acknowledged holding the dinner as part of that lobbying effort.  The immediate beneficiary?  Hillary Clinton, candidate for U.S. Senate.  Organizers were told they'd need to raise at least $50,000 for her to show up.  They did.  The secondary beneficiary?  Pakistan.  Two weeks after Clinton told her hosts that she hoped her husband would do what they wanted him to do, the White House announced that Bill Clinton would, indeed, include Pakistan on his trip to South Asia.  Win, win, and win.  The White House naturally insisted that Hillary Clinton's views had no bearing on her husband's decision to change his itinerary.

Seven ways the Clinton Foundation failed to meet its transparency promises.  During her confirmation hearing, the Clinton Foundation was mentioned 62 times as senators worried that foreign governments could use donations to the foundation to curry favor with the Clinton State Department.  Clinton said at the hearing that "all contributors will be disclosed," and pointed to a memorandum of understanding co-signed in December 2008 between the foundation and the transition team of then president-elect Barack Obama that pledged unprecedented transparency into her family's sprawling organization.  Some of Clinton's transparency promises ended up not being kept.

New emails reportedly show Clinton Foundation exec, State Dept. aide discussed access to China president.  Recently released emails appear to further show a direct connection between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, including efforts to get foundation donors seats to an official lunch with Chinese President Hu Jintao.  In emails dated December 2010, Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin and then-top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band discussed potential guests for the lunch with the Chinese president — including three executives from groups that had donated millions to the foundation, according to an ABC News report late Saturday [8/27/2016].

Clinton Foundation Official Requests State Lunch Invitation, Special Seating for Foundation Allies, Emails Show.  A series of newly released State Department emails obtained by ABC News offers fresh insight on direct contact between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's inner circle while she was Secretary of State.  The emails — released as part of a public records lawsuit by conservative group Citizens United and shared exclusively with ABC — reveal what the group claims is new evidence Foundation allies received special treatment.

Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton Foundation?  That the Clinton Foundation has done some good work is beyond dispute.  But that fact has exactly nothing to do with the profound ethical problems and corruption threats raised by the way its funds have been raised.  Hillary Clinton was America's chief diplomat, and tyrannical regimes such as the Saudis and Qataris jointly donated tens of millions of dollars to an organization run by her family and operated in its name, one whose works has been a prominent feature of her public persona.  That extremely valuable opportunity to curry favor with the Clintons, and to secure access to them, continues as she runs for president.  The claim that this is all just about trying to help people in need should not even pass a laugh test, let alone rational scrutiny.  To see how true that is, just look at who some of the biggest donors are.

Memo sheds new light on Clinton-Russia uranium scandal.  Of all the Clinton Foundation/Clinton cash scandals, the one I've always considered most disturbing involves the Russians gaining control over a large share of America's uranium. [...] The deal with Kazakhstan made Giustra's company, Uranium One, a major player.  It proceeded to buy large amounts of holdings in the United States, and became an attractive target for Russia.  A Russian company made a hugely attractive offer to purchase the company.  Uranium One agreed to the purchase.  The deal required approval by the U.S. government, including by the Secretary of State — Hillary Clinton.

What Bill and Hillary Clinton's Controversial Foundation Actually Does.  The Clinton Foundation has come under increasing scrutiny, threatening to become a political albatross weighing down Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  With the Associated Press reporting that many private donors to the sprawling philanthropic organization had meetings with Clinton while she was Secretary of State, critics have pounced, accusing Hillary Clinton of influence peddling and major conflicts of interest.  "It is impossible to figure out where the Clinton Foundation ends and the State Department begins," Republican nominee Donald Trump said at a rally in Austin, Texas on Tuesday night [8/23/2016].  "It is now abundantly clear that the Clintons set up a business to profit from public office.  They sold access and specific actions by, and really for, I guess, the making of large amounts of money."

Trump: Clinton ran a 'vast criminal enterprise' at State Department.  Donald Trump launched a searing attack against Hillary Clinton on Thursday, describing the State Department under her leadership as a "vast criminal enterprise."  "This has been a very historic week in American politics," the Republican presidential nominee told a crowd in Manchester, N.H., where his meteoric rise to the top of the GOP ticket first began.  "This week the curtain was lifted," he continued.  "The corruption was revealed for all to see.  The veil was pulled back on a vast criminal enterprise run out of the State Department by Hillary Clinton."

What Happened This Week in the Clinton Corruption Chronicles.  This should be an election-killer for Clinton.  Did she break the law by selling State Department access and favors in return for cash flushed into her family foundation?  It looks exactly like that.  This isn't the behavior of an honest person who deals openly in the sunlight.  There's good reason critics are calling this a "pay to play" arrangement.

Emails on Clinton Foundation mess finally getting media traction.  Hillary Clinton's greatest self-inflicted wound is bleeding again.  And this time the stain is spreading, even across media outlets that have played down the controversy for months.  I believe the press got bored with the email mess as it dragged on for more than a year.  The story also got bogged down at times by increasingly legalistic debates over what qualified as classified info and whether the former secretary of State had sent or received it.  The buzz grew louder as the FBI was wrapping up its probe, speculation intensified about whether she'd be indicted, and James Comey contradicted much of what Clinton had said and accused her of being extremely careless with classified messages.  But then it seemed to be over, except that a separate probe involving the Clinton Foundation was still kicking around.

11 Calls to Shut Down Clinton Foundation from Left-Wing Media.  New reporting on allegations that Hillary Clinton used her position as Secretary of State to sell access to major Clinton Foundation donors — charges first detailed in Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer's New York Times bestselling book Clinton Cash — have led to a flood of calls from left-wing and center-left media for the Clintons to shut down their multibillion-dollar charity.  Below is a list of eleven of these establishment outlets and journalists urging the Clintons either to shutter the Foundation or pass off its assets to some other unaffiliated nonprofit. [...]

Hillary's Secret Kremlin Connection Is Quickly Unraveling.  Recent headlines have brought attention to the seedier side of Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state during President Obama's first term.  This scheme, which gives every appearance of being about pay-for-play, solicited donations from foreign big-shots in exchange for access to the boss of American foreign policy.  I'll leave to others to assess the legality of this shady business — for now it's the national security implications we need to discuss.

Clintons Already Planning Next Stage Of Corruption.  Hillary Clinton hasn't even won the election yet, and the Clintons are already planning to cheat on their promise to "scale back" the Clinton Foundation. [...] And what's one big thing Madam President Hillary will have to do if she wins?  Clean up the mess that is Obamacare.  And one way for health care companies to court favor with the House of Clinton will be to contribute to the "Clinton Health Access Initiative," which is coincidentally the foundation's largest program.  "Access" indeed.

Schweizer: Clinton Email, State Dept. — Foundation Probes 'Joined At the Hip'.  In 2015, political consultant Peter Schweizer published 'Clinton Cash', a book investigating foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation after 2000.  Schweizer joined Martha MacCallum on America's Newsroom on Friday [8/26/2016] to discuss recent revelations in a report linking Clinton Foundation donations to political favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as well as the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server.

New Yorker Writer Slams 'Creepy Vibe' at Clinton Foundation Events.  During this week's episode of Political Gabfest — a "political-commentary podcast" produced by the far-left culture magazine Salon — a pro-Hillary guest surprisingly unleashed a several-minute-long criticism of the Clinton Foundation and its "performance" regarding public charities.  Adam Davidson, a contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, stated that "there is a real creepy vibe to me" at the Foundation and asserted that the organization is "all about buying access" to Bill and Hillary Clinton by powerful people.

Clinton Email Scandal Widens — "The Access" Is the Quid Pro Quo.  The "pay-to-play" scandal between the Clinton Foundation and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been defended by claiming Secretary Clinton took no actionable steps to change State Dept. policy as a result of payment to the Foundation.  However, as the relationships between the Foundation and the State Department gain increased scrutiny the "access" to Clinton appears to be the purpose for the payments.  Sooner or later someone is going to mention the mysterious 2012 "Thanksgiving Holiday Fire" directly above Hillary's office in the State Dept.

Hillary Clinton KNEW her aides were working with family foundation despite her pledge not to.  Hillary Clinton's closest State Department aides were closely involved in coordinating events, talking points, and projects with the Clinton Foundation, according to emails, despite ethics agreements that were intended to create a firewall between Clinton's office and her family's foundation.  Emails released by the watchdog group Citizens United on Tuesday show Clinton aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills were in regular contact with foundation officials on topics ranging from the programming at Clinton Global Initiative events to Bill Clinton's public remarks.

AP: Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with Hillary Clinton at State Department.  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.

Clinton's cash for access diplomacy.  Back in July, Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "there is absolutely no connection between anything that I did as secretary of state and the Clinton Foundation."  On Monday [8/22/2016] of this week, ABC's Liz Kreutzer reminded people of that statement, as a new batch of emails reveal that there was a connection, and it was cash.  As the emails, recovered by the public-interest law firm Judicial Watch, demonstrate, people who made donations to the Clinton Foundation got preferential treatment, and access, at the State Department when Hillary was Secretary of State: [...] Call logs show that Hillary's chief of staff at the State Department was in constant contact with the Clinton Foundation, talking about "sensitive" meetings and State Department business.

Watchdog: Clinton finance director was 'middle' man between foundation, State.  Hillary Clinton's national finance director has emerged in newly released emails as what one watchdog called the "middle" man between her State Department and family foundation, sharing donor information with a top Clinton confidante when he was working at the foundation.  Dennis Cheng, before joining the campaign, worked for over three years as the foundation's director of development and before that as deputy chief of protocol in Clinton's State Department.  He has managed to stay below the radar for years, but emails obtained by Citizens United in a Freedom of Information Act request show him working closely with Clinton aide Huma Abedin — particularly after leaving the department for the foundation.

Clinton's inescapable cloud of corruption.  While many in the media have declared the presidential election all but over, damning accusations of pay to play at the Clinton Foundation and reports that the FBI found 15,000 work-related documents that Hillary Clinton failed to turn over represent the political land mines that still lie between her and the presidency.  Multiple ongoing Freedom of Information Act civil suits, perjury allegations, an IRS probe and alleged joint U.S. Attorney-FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation represent the inescapable cloud of corruption that could be the Democratic nominee's undoing.

Now Hillary has a big Clinton Foundation problem, too.  Let's stipulate two things here before I go any further:  1. Correlation is not causation.  2. Quid pro quos are very, very, very hard to prove.  But, COME ON, MAN.  It is literally impossible to look at those two paragraphs and not raise your eyebrows.  Half of all of the nongovernmental people Clinton either met with or spoke to on the phone during her four years at the State Department were donors to the Clinton Foundation!  HALF.  And those 85 people donated $156 million, which, according to my calculator, breaks down to an average contribution just north of $1.8 million.

New emails reveal "influence peddling on an industrial scale at the Clinton State Department".  The real House Oversight Committee isn't the bunch of feckless Republican boobs in Congress, it's the independent watchdog group Judicial Watch.  Chris White, writing at Mediaite's sister site LawNewz, can't stand the stink of any corruption any longer.  JW released more than 700 previously undisclosed emails that Hillary Clinton had attempted to hide from public scrutiny.

Huma Abedin granted State Dept meetings for major donors.  Private emails show that top Clinton aide Huma Abedin approved meetings with the State Department for major Clinton Foundation donors.  Judicial Watch first discovered the emails after filing multiple Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.  The emails paints Abedin as a "middleman" between Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  According to Townhall.com, when individuals request meetings with Clinton, Abedin would deny the meeting, introduce them to the Clinton Foundation, the Foundation would accept a donation and then access to Clinton was granted.  Abedin approve expedited access to Clinton for those who contributed $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Here's how cozy State Department was with Clinton Foundation.  A senior executive at the Clinton Foundation left nearly 150 messages for one of Hillary Clinton's top aides at the State Department over a two-year period, according to newly released call logs.  The Clinton Foundation's chief operating officer, Laura Graham, kept in close touch with Cheryl Mills, one of Clinton's closest aides when she was secretary of state, according to the logs analyzed by Fox News.  An August 2011 message the Clinton Foundation official left for the government worker references "our boss," suggesting both women worked for the same person.

How The FBI Is Sidestepping Obama to Investigate The Clinton Foundation.  It looks like someone at the FBI has discovered a way to side step Obama's Department of Justice.  This could spell bad news for Hillary Clinton and The Clinton Foundation.

Bribery: Clinton Approved Arms Sales After Big Clinton Foundation Donations from this Arab Nation.  Yesterday [8/22/2016] Judicial Watch released emails showing that a Crown Prince of Bahrain was able to secure a meeting with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton through the Clinton Foundation — after being rejected by official State Department channels.  Today, the International Business Times follows up on that report by revealing that the timing of this meeting lined up with a sudden, and large, increase in arms sales to Bahrain.  Furthermore, this increase came in spite of Bahrain being engaged in massive human rights abuses and suppression of peaceful civilian protests.  Finally, Hillary Clinton's lawyers destroyed the emails documenting this meeting without turning them over to the State Department.  These were among the emails destroyed as allegedly "personal."

New revelations show a nation for sale under Hillary Clinton.  It's against federal law for charities to act in the interests of private business or individuals.  Yet the Clinton Foundation secured high-paying gigs for its namesakes and helped for-profit corporations with family ties set up lucrative deals.  As it turns out, that's probably the least corrupt part of the story.  It is becoming clear the foundation was a center of influence peddling.  Rock stars.  Soccer players.  Conglomerates.  Crown princes.  All of them paid in.  All of them expected access to the US government.  Want a seat on a government intelligence-advisory board even though you have no relevant experience?  The Clinton Foundation may be able to help.

Was The Clinton Foundation Behind Shady Middle Eastern Arms Deals?  Shortly after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the crown prince of Bahrain, a Clinton Foundation donor, the United States sold his country a ton of arms.  A newly released batch of emails reveals that Clinton met with the crown prince in 2009, who has personally donated over $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative, only after a Clinton Foundation bigwig pressured her into doing so.  Just after this meeting took place, Clinton's State Department "significantly increased arms export authorizations to the country's autocratic government, even as that nation moved to crush pro-democracy protests," the International Business Times reports.

Trump slams Clinton for 'Third World'- style corruption.  Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton by accusing her of 'Third World' corruption after revelations about donor access to the Democratic candidate.  The Republican nominee called the revelations about Clinton and her family's charitable foundation a 'disgrace' and a 'threat to the foundation of democracy' at a rally in Austin, Texas.  A report revealed that more than half the people outside government who met Clinton while she was secretary of state donated money to the Clinton Foundation.

Another e-mail dump, more proof of Clinton Inc. sleaze.  So much for Hillary Clinton's claim to have handed in all of her work emails:  Turns out the FBI found another 14,900 — meaning she "missed" at least a third of what the law required her to fork over.  It'll be weeks before the public learns anything about what's in that dump — but Monday brought plenty of dirt from yet another stash of emails, ones that top Hillary aide Huma Abedin sent or received on her clintonemail and other non-State accounts.  Brought to light by the good folks at Judicial Watch, these show new cases of special attention for big Clinton Foundation donors.

Majority of Hillary's private meetings as secretary of state were with Clinton Foundation donors.  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.

Emails show State Department coordinated diplomacy with Clinton Foundation.  A set of emails made public Tuesday [8/23/2016] from Hillary Clinton's top aides at the State Department show Clinton Foundation executives and donors frequently consulted with the secretary of state's office, including by asking former President Bill Clinton to conduct "private" diplomatic discussions on a foundation-sponsored trip to Rwanda.  In the email, Johnnie Carson, assistant secretary for African affairs, said he and "the ambassador believe that it would be useful for President Clinton in his private conversations with [Rwandan President Paul] Kagame to quietly encourage him to defuse tensions with the [Democratic Republic of the Congo]."  Much of the rest of the July 2012 email was classified by the State Department before it was released to Citizens United through the Freedom of Information Act.

Hillary State Dept.  Helped Jailed Clinton Foundation Donor Get $10 Mil from U.S. for Failed Haiti Project.  The new batch of emails showing that the State Department gave special access to top Clinton Foundation donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state brings to mind the case of a shady Miami businessman serving a 12-year prison sentence after scamming the government out of millions.  His name is Claudio Osorio, a Clinton Foundation donor who got $10 million from the government after the Clinton State Department reportedly pulled some strings.  Osorio got the money from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a federal agency that operates under the guidance of the State Department, to build houses in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.  The OPIC supposedly promotes U.S. government investments abroad to foster the development and growth of free markets.

Donald Trump Calls for 'Expedited Investigation by a Special Prosecutor' into Clinton Foundation.  Donald Trump called for a special prosecutor to investigate The Clinton Foundation's conduct while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, suggesting there was a pay to play scheme, during his campaign rally in Akron, Ohio on Monday night [8/22/2016]. "Her Foundation took in large payments from major corporations and wealthy individuals, foreign and domestic, all while she was Secretary of State," Trump charged.  "The Clinton Foundation accepted as much as $60 million dollars from Middle Eastern countries that oppress women, gays and people of different faiths."

Trump:  We need a special prosecutor.  Trump called for a special prosecutor to pursue charges of corruption against Hillary Clinton in the wake of her pay-to-play plan for foreign governments when she was secretary of state.  "The DOJ has acted very unethically, particularly the Attorney General's private lengthy meeting with Bill Clinton shortly before the Department's decision not to prosecute her for crimes that would have been prosecuted against almost any other citizen," Trump said in a speech in Ohio today [8/22/2016].

Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept..  A sports executive who was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and whose firm paid Bill Clinton millions of dollars in consulting fees wanted help getting a visa for a British soccer player with a criminal past.  The crown prince of Bahrain, whose government gave more than $50,000 to the Clintons' charity and who participated in its glitzy annual conference, wanted a last-minute meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  U2 rocker and philanthropist Bono, also a regular at foundation events, wanted high-level help broadcasting a live link to the International Space Station during concerts.

Clinton Foundation asked Huma Abedin for favors at State Dept..  New emails Monday [8/22/2016] show the Clinton Foundation using Huma Abedin to try to arrange meetings between the foundation's supporters and then-State Department Secretary Hillary Clinton.  In one exchange Doug Band, who headed the Clinton Global Initiative, asked Ms. Abedin to try to help with a visa for a soccer player from a British team, Wolverhampton FC.  Ms. Abedin at first thought she might be able to speed up the interview, but then said she was worried about crossing lines.

Trump calls for special prosecutor to investigate Clinton 'pay-for-play'.  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump demanded a special prosecutor investigate Hillary Clinton's actions at the State Department after emails made public Monday [8/22/2016] showed the former secretary's top aides being begged to do special favors for the Clinton Foundation.  Mrs. Clinton had agreed to avoid entanglements with her family's foundation when she took the job as the country's chief diplomat.  But the State Department says those restrictions didn't apply to Huma Abedin, her close personal assistant and deputy chief of staff, who was asked on one occasion to speed up a visa for a member of a U.K. soccer team.

For sale, the most brazen president money can buy.  It's coming clear now why Hillary Clinton wanted her own email server, free from oversight by anyone, and why she resisted so ferociously enabling anyone from getting even a hint to what she was hiding.  Her presidency, if there is one, has been sold, and a new batch of emails pried out of the government by Judicial Watch reveals the going rate for Hillary.  The Kingdom of Bahrain got a secretary of State for something less than $100,000, though the Bahrain Petroleum Co., which is not separate because in these nationettes where nothing ever is, kicked in an additional "$25,000 to $50,000."  What they got was a returned telephone call.

Bill Clinton and the Selling of America's National Security.  This may be the greatest scandal in 50 years of American history.  It makes Watergate look like a jay walking charge.  It makes the Iran Contra affair look like a small time operation.  This is what House Republicans should have Impeached Bill Clinton for instead of lying about a White House Intern [...] in the Oval Office.  It's called treason.

The pay-to-play Clinton Foundation.  The 2010 Citizens United decision — in which a bitterly divided Supreme Court ruled that corporations have political speech rights and shouldn't have limits on their independent political expenditures — has been depicted as a disaster for American democracy by most Democrats and nearly all progressives since the moment it was announced.  Former President Jimmy Carter says donations without limits could lead to the "complete subversion" of democracy as politicians traded favors for campaign support.  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren repeatedly characterize corporate donations as barely disguised bribes.

Newly Released Emails Provide Strongest Evidence Yet of Preferential Treatment for Clinton Foundation Donors.  The legal watchdog group Judicial Watch published more than 725 new State Department documents on Monday [8/22/2016].  The new materials include previously unreleased work-related emails Hillary Clinton failed to turn over to the State Department.  Additionally, the materials also include never before released emails that appear to show top Clinton aide Huma Abedin giving special treatment and access to top Clinton Foundation donors at the behest of Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band.

Revealed: How Clinton Foundation donors got a hotline to Huma.  The emails, obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch, show that Clinton Foundation official Doug Band often passed along requests to Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin on behalf of the foundation's donors and their friends or clients.  In other cases, donors emails Abedin or Clinton directly.  The exchanges will likely add to scrutiny over whether Clinton gave special treatment to Clinton Foundation contributors while she was at the State Department.

Foundation Ties Bedevil Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign.  The kingdom of Saudi Arabia donated more than $10 million.  Through a foundation, so did the son-in-law of a former Ukrainian president whose government was widely criticized for corruption and the murder of journalists.  A Lebanese-Nigerian developer with vast business interests contributed as much as $5 million.  For years the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation thrived largely on the generosity of foreign donors and individuals who gave hundreds of millions of dollars to the global charity.  But now, as Mrs. Clinton seeks the White House, the funding of the sprawling philanthropy has become an Achilles' heel for her campaign and, if she is victorious, potentially her administration as well.

FBI, DOJ launch Probe into Firm of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta.  The FBI and Justice Department have launched an investigation into whether the Podesta Group, the lobbying and public relations firm co-founded by Hillary Clinton presidential campaign chairman John Podesta, has any connections to alleged corruption that occurred in the administration of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.  The federal probe is, CNN reports, "examining the work of other firms linked to the former Ukrainian government, including that of the Podesta Group."

Bahrain's Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million To Her Foundation.  Newly released Department of State documents reveal that the Crown Prince of Bahrain was given an audience with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after he donated $32 million to her foundation.  The documents, released Monday [8/22/2016] by Judicial Watch, included emails between Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band and former Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin, which appear to show that Abedin acted as a middleman between Clinton and her foundation's donors.

Clinton Foundation Already Set to Break Promise to Ban Foreign Donations.  The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the Clinton foundation's flagship project, may chose to ignore the organization's recent decision to stop accepting money from foreign governments and cooperations.  "CHAI is a separate legal entity from the Clinton Foundation with its own Board," CHAI spokeswoman Regan Lachapelle told Reuters on Friday.  "The CHAI Board will be meeting soon to determine its next steps."

Bombshell: Clinton Foundation Witnesses Coming Forward In Pay-For-Play Investigation.  Reports of legal troubles for the [Clinton] foundation began last week when The Daily Caller reported that a joint FBI-US Attorney probe of The Clinton Foundation is currently underway.  The charge is supported by a number of emails recently released by Judicial Watch, which suggest The Clinton Foundation engaged in pay-for-play while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.

Democrats fret over timing of Clintons' charity fete.  The 12th and final annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative will showcase its philanthropic work and also the Democratic nominee's greatest potential vulnerability — her ties to a sprawling global charity that has accepted donations from Middle Eastern governments, foreign businessmen with checkered histories and major corporations with business before the government.

'Clinton Cash' Author:  Clinton Foundation Foreign Cash Ban 'Too Little, Too Late'.  In the wake of reports that the Clinton Foundation may have been hacked, Hillary Clinton's embattled foundation announced on Thursday that, if Clinton is elected, her foundation will no longer accept the kinds of foreign and corporate donations at the heart of the Clinton Cash scandal.  The new pledge is a stunning tacit admission of wrongdoing, but it comes too little too late and raises the obvious question:  If it would be wrong for Hillary's foundation to accept foreign cash as president, why wasn't it wrong for Hillary's foundation to accept foreign cash from oligarchs and countries who had business pending on her desk as Sec. of State?

Clintons promise if Hillary's elected they'll stop making it look like they're being bribed.  Also, if you vote in the Clintons' favor this November, Bill will no longer cheat, Hillary will no longer lie and spinach will taste like bacon!

Clintons made same 'no foreign cash pledge' when Hillary was chosen as Secretary of State.  Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook was on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday and spoke about the Clinton Foundation's pledge to stop accepting foreign donations if Clinton wins in November.  During the interview, Mook repeatedly called the foundation's decision "unprecedented."  The problem with that particular talking point is that the decision isn't unprecedented.  Ed Morrissey found evidence that the same promise was made in 2008 when Hillary was nominated for secretary of State and published that proof at Hot Air on Friday [8/19/2016].

Hillary Clinton To Stop Taking Bribes From Foreigners If She Wins.  Good news.  If the American people elect Hillary Clinton president, she will stop taking bribes from foreigners.  Also if they don't elect her, foreigners won't want to give her bribes anymore.

The Clintons Run A Fashionable Racket.  So what do you do when you have more money than you could possibly spend without rolling with an MC Hammer-level entourage or Olympic-sized coke habit?  For the Clinton family, the problem is compounded by the fact Hillary, as secretary of state, has something the world's richest wanted:  influence.  The money was simply astronomical.  But what to do with it?  How do you keep as much of it as possible?  More importantly, how do you get it all without it being seen as the fruits of influence peddling when that's exactly what it is?  The answer is simple:  Call it charity.

Top 6 Hillary Emails We've Yet to See:  Strangely, the Obama Administration is Stonewalling Them.  [#2] Huma Abedin's emails:  "Hillary Clinton faced fresh scrutiny of her interactions with contributors to the Clinton Foundation last week when Judicial Watch released emails provided to the State Department by Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's former deputy chief of staff... For example, the emails made public last week revealed a series of instances in which Clinton Foundation donors sought favors from or an audience with Hillary Clinton's team in the early months of her time in office."

'Clinton Cash:  A Graphic Novel' to Debut #1 on the New York Times Graphic Novel Bestsellers ListClinton Cash:  A Graphic Novel will debut at #1 on the New York Times graphic novel bestsellers list, according to data released by the Times' book review.  Like the New York Times bestselling book and documentary film that inspired it, Clinton Cash:  A Graphic Novel, adapted by Chuck Dixon and Brett R. Smith, follows the shady connections and dealings between the Clinton Foundation donors, paid speeches given by Bill Clinton, and actions approved by the U.S. State Department while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.

Clinton Foundation hired cyber firm after suspected hacking: sources.  Bill and Hillary Clinton's charitable foundation hired the security firm FireEye to examine its data systems after seeing indications they might have been hacked, according to two sources familiar with the matter.  So far, no message or document hacked from the New York-based Clinton Foundation has surfaced in public, the sources said.  One of the sources and two U.S. security officials said that like hackers who targeted the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democrats' congressional fundraising committee, the hackers appear to have used "spear phishing" techniques to gain access to the foundation's network.

A preview of Hillary Clinton's presidency:  Government For Sale.  [B]riefly, the head of the Clinton Foundation arranged a meeting between top US officials and a shady Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire who gave them between $1 million and $5 million and also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative, all on the say-so of Hillary confidant Cheryl Mills.  The phrase "[it is] important to take care of" this person was used by Mills.  Hmm, "important" indeed.  Gotta keep those dollars flowing.  Hillary also used her stint at State to enrich Bill.  She went to bat for an embattled Bangladeshi banker who then arranged for payments to Bill from an Abu Dhabi oil company.

Clinton Foundation Investigation Could Spell Hillary's Doom.  The Daily Caller reports that the FBI now has multiple investigations underway into the nefarious dealings of the Bill and Hillary's favor bank, also known as the Clinton Foundation.  If true, this investigation could succeed where others have been stonewalled or blocked by the Clinton machine.  Is Hillary Clinton going to be held to account for her corrupt dealings between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation?  That question just became highly relevant again.

Report: Major Federal Investigation into Clinton Foundation Underway.  [Scroll down]  Preet Bharara put away two powerful New York politicians in this past May, one from each major party; he's also looking into the dealings of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.  As a former top aide to Chuck Schumer, Bharara has been a partisan Democrat in the past, but he's built a reputation leading a fiercely independent and relentlessly tenacious US attorney's office in New York's southern district.  That particular office boasts "a tradition of independence...that has often led to tension with the Justice Department," according to a former prosecutor and judge quoted in the New Yorker's May profile piece on Bharara.  In other words, if it's true that he's the tip of a prosecutorial spear aimed at the Clinton Foundation, that's a very big deal.

State Department sought land deal with Nigerian firm tied to Clinton Foundation.  Shortly after Hillary Clinton left the Obama administration, the State Department quietly took steps to purchase real estate in Nigeria from a firm whose parent company is owned by a major donor to the Clinton Foundation, records obtained by Fox News show.

A porous ethical wall between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department.  In another election year with an opponent who is not so obviously unqualified, last week's revelations about connections between Hillary Clinton's State Department and the Clinton Foundation would have been bigger news.  Though it is an exaggeration to claim that Ms.  Clinton ran her agency as a pay-to-play operation, the latest unearthed emails from the Clinton State Department nevertheless reveal that the ethical wall she was supposed to have built between herself and her family's organization was not impermeable enough.  Two email conversations revealed by the conservative activist organization Judicial Watch show that staff on both sides of that wall were in contact.

Has the Clinton Foundation Permeated the Federal Government?  AWD is not a big conspiracy kook.  Maybe a moderate conspiracy kook these days.  So I usually don't post from other websites where anonymous sources are used.  However, with the Clintons being the largest contributor to the mortuary industry in terms of deceased friends and associates, I understand why anyone with negative information on the Clintons would want to remain anonymous.  AWD saw this article on Endingthefed.com which discussed a thread on 4chan where a supposed high level FBI insider discussed our entire government has basically been corrupted.  The guy seems to talk the talk with accurate information.

Does WikiLeaks Have Hillary Clinton's October Surprise?  The New York Times reports that in the latest release of Clinton documents, billionaire donors to the Clinton Foundation tried to curry favors from a responsive State Department when Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of State.  That gambit is known as the "pay-to-play" scandal.  Give the foundation a big fat donation, and Hillary will open whatever door you need opened.  In fact, as secretary, she approved a now-famous deal that granted the Russians control over 20 percent of uranium production here in the United States.

The Clinton MOU and the Clinton MO.  The Washington Post has published an editorial gently reviewing the revelations in the emails released last week via the litigation of Judicial Watch with the State Department.  The editorial concludes:  "Should Ms. Clinton win in November, she will bring to the Oval Office a web of connections and potential conflicts of interest, developed over decades in private, public and, in the case of her family's philanthropic work, quasi-public activities.  As secretary, she pledged to keep her official world and her family's foundation separate, and she failed to keep them separate enough.  Such sloppiness would not be acceptable in the White House."  Good to know.  What are you going to do about it?  And was it acceptable in the State Department during her tenure in office?

From Whitewater to Benghazi:  A Clinton-Scandal Primer.  [Scroll down]  Before becoming Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills worked for Clinton on an unpaid basis for four month while also working for New York University, in which capacity she negotiated on the school's behalf with the government of Abu Dhabi, where it was building a campus.  In June 2012, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin's status at State changed to "special government employee," allowing her to also work for Teneo, a consulting firm run by Bill Clinton's former right-hand man.  She also earned money from the Clinton Foundation and was paid directly by Hillary Clinton.  In a separate case, ABC News reports that a top Clinton Foundation donor named Rajiv Fernando was placed on State's International Security Advisory Board.  Fernando appeared significantly less qualified than many of his colleagues, and was appointed at the behest of the secretary's office.  Internal emails show that State staff first sought to cover for Clinton, and then Fernando resigned two days after ABC's inquiries.

Hillary: Savant of Washington Insider Corruption.  Hillary was a senator, the secretary of state, and could become president.  Therefore, banks, corporations, foreign governments and businesses want to be on her good side.  They want Hillary in their pocket.  Paying her a bag of money would be illegal.  So they paid her payola via speaker fees of $250,000 and higher for 20-minute speeches.  Hillary is well-schooled in DC insider corruption, becoming a multimillionaire while crushing little people along the way.  Though she portrays herself as a champion of women, Hillary's history confirms that she is the complete opposite.

Robin Hood in Reverse:  The Clinton Foundation under Fed Scrutiny.  Heading up the investigation is U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for New York's Southern District, who is known for his aggressive and successful prosecutions.  We've long been aware that foundation is a "slush fund" that pays out far more in salaries and expenses to its officers and employees than it does for charitable ends.  But the present focus is on the coordination of the foundation and Hillary as Secretary of State to benefit her friends and contributors.  The story is of interest, however, not just because Hillary is the Democratic presidential nominee.  The story of the foundation, so well documented by Charles Ortel over the past year, illustrates the corruption of the political process and the out-of-control operations of massive funds by this tax-exempt foundation.  The Clinton foundation has collected over $2 billion in the 15 years it has been in existence.  More than 1,000 of these contributions are reported to come from foreigners and their names and contribution figures are not being disclosed.

Hillary's Generous Donation to Herself.  In a typical Friday afternoon news dump, Hillary Clinton released her 2015 tax return.  As for income, Hillary herself hauled in $1,475,000 in speaking fees, while Bill netted $5,250,000.  There was much fanfare in the Leftmedia over the fact that she gave over $1 million of her income to charity.  But what about the details of that charitable giving?  As usual with the Leftmedia, those details simply don't matter when it comes to Clinton — it's that fact that she gave so much to "charity" that counts.  What charity?  Well, virtually all of it went to the Clinton Foundation.  Yes, Clinton donated to her own foundation, a foundation that exists solely for the purpose of propping up the Clinton political brand.  In other words, Clinton has been paying Bill's salary and buying political capital through her foundation.

Can we really believe that a federal prosecution of the Clinton Foundation is underway?  I wonder if James Comey is playing a long game?  He knew that Loretta Lynch would never go after Hillary Clinton over her breaches of law regarding the treatment of classified information.  There is just too much wiggle room.  And besides, the public would not be able to see the evidence since it is classified. [...] Instead of gong to Lynch, the referral to Bharara, who is known for going after influential pols of both parties, may have been very shrewd.  Not a man to shut up if strings are pulled.

Clinton Foundation Probes May Be Moving Forward In Three Cities.  Joint investigations by the FBI and various U.S. Attorneys of Clinton Foundation activities are most likely underway in Little Rock, Arkansas, Washington, D.C. and New York, according to a former assistant director of the FBI.  "To me, those would be the three most logical cities," Ron Hosko told The Daily Caller News Foundation.  "Discrete information has made its way to local field offices and is being shared with their counterparts at the U.S. Attorney offices."  Hosko is a 30-year veteran of the FBI and was the second highest ranking official behind director James Comey when he left the bureau in 2014.

Hillary's top State Dept. aide interviewed job applicants for Clinton Foundation.  Like drums pounding a rhythm to the brain, charges of corruption and misconduct swirl around Hillary Clinton, with the latest revelation being that one of her top aides while at the State Department took on the role of interviewing job applicants for the Clinton Foundation[,] despite rules established to avoid such blurring of the lines.  While serving as secretary of state, Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, traveled to New York to interview two high-level business executives being considered to run the nonprofit foundation, CNN reported.  This taking place despite Clinton and the Clinton Foundation setting up rules ahead of time to avoid scenarios that would "create conflicts or the appearance of conflicts for Senator Clinton as Secretary of State."

Clinton chief 'volunteered' for Clinton Foundation while on the federal payroll.  Hillary Clinton's top aide at the State Department spent at least some of her time on the federal payroll helping the nonprofit Clinton Foundation, according to a Thursday [8/11/2016] report.  Cheryl Mills, a longtime Clinton aide whose relationship with the family reaches back decades, hopped on an Amtrak train from Washington, D.C., to New York on June 19, 2012, an unnamed source told CNN, in order to interview two high-level business executives under consideration to lead the foundation.  The purpose of the trip has been shrouded in mystery to date, despite questions from Congress.

Which Is Worse — an October Surprise or a December Surprise?  [Preet] Bharara is the attorney who recently brought down the supposedly untouchable Democratic NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver — a veritable Boss Tweed of modern New York politics.  Evenhanded, the prosecutor also put away NY Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos for five years on corruption charges.  Importantly, I have been told that Mr. Bharara works independently of the censorious hand of Loretta Lynch at the DOJ in DC.  He is reputed to be his own man and likes to keep New York's Southern District free of Beltway interference.  As for that anonymous "former senior law enforcement official," he — I also have been told — is definitely in a position to know.  (This contradicts earlier reporting, by CNN and others, that the Clinton Foundation was not under investigation.) [...] Be careful what you wish for at the ballot box this November.  What you vote for on Election Day may not be what you are getting a month later.

FBI Mutiny?  Feds Said To Launch Clinton Foundation Corruption Probe Despite DOJ Objections.  Having detailed Clinton-appointee Loretta Lynch's DoJ push-back against the FBI's Clinton Foundation probe, it seems Director Comey has decided to flex his own muscles and save face as DailyCaller reports, multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official.

The Clintons are Grifters, and America is Their Mark.  They've used their positions at the highest levels of the government to make themselves multi-millionaires, as the latest batch of emails show.  Republicans take a lot of heat for Trump, but the Democrats have chosen nominate and defend a self-evidently corrupt individual, Hillary Clinton, to be their standard bearer.  And right beside her in the White House will be her equal in the wages of sin, Bill Clinton.  Once they have control of the government, the opportunities for financial enrichment of themselves and their friends will literally be unlimited.  It's like electing Richard Nixon president when you know he is going to do Watergate.  Was the hush money and the coverup worse than what we already know about the Clintons?

Where Did the Clinton Foundation End and the State Department Begin?  [Scroll down]  People had been speculating that the Clinton Foundation had become a private version of the State Department, offering easy access to the State Department policy decision-making process for the wealthy and well-connected throughout Obama's first term.  At no time did the U.S. State Department ever say to Bill Clinton that any of his unbelievably lucrative speaking gigs represented a conflict of interest — even if there was reason to believe a foreign government or entities closely allied with a foreign government were paying.

Joint FBI-US Attorney Probe Of Clinton Foundation Is Underway.  Multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official.  The investigation centers on New York City where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities.  Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys Offices — a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations.  The New York-based probe is being led by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.  Bharara's prosecutorial aggressiveness has resulted in a large number of convictions of banks, hedge funds and Wall Street insiders.

Meet the Prosecutor [Who] Could Take Down the Clinton Foundation.  A joint FBI-U.S. Attorney probe of the Clinton Foundation has begun, and the federal prosecutor leading the charge has a history of taking down politicians.  Preet Bharara, dubbed "The Showman" in The New Yorker for his penchant for theatrics and wisecracks, runs the U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of New York and has racked up an impressive number of corruption convictions — from Wall Street bankers, hedge funds, and New York organized crime to prominent politicians.

A.B. Stoddard:  Democrats Have Their "Heads In The Sand" About Clinton Foundation.  On Thursday's 'Special Report' panel on Fox News Channel, RCP associate editor A.B. Stoddard commented on the " possibility of a big document dump of emails" proving pay-to-play activity at the Clinton Foundation during Hillary's time as Secretary of State.

Obama admin blocked FBI probe of Clinton Foundation corruption:  Report.  The Trump campaign seized on reports Thursday that the Obama administration rejected requests from three FBI field offices that wanted to open public corruption cases involving the Clinton Foundation and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  After banks alerted the field offices to suspicious activity involving the Clinton family charity, the FBI wanted to investigate conflicts of interest stemming from foreign donations during Mrs. Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, CNN reported.

John Cornyn asks Loretta Lynch about DOJ declining to investigate Clinton Foundation.  Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, on Friday sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking questions about a report saying the Justice Department turned down requests to investigate the Clinton Foundation for possible wrongdoing while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.  "As the press have reported widely and emails released over the past few days confirmed, representatives of the Foundation repeatedly sought special treatment for its donors and associates from senior officials at the State Department," Mr. Cornyn, the U.S. Senate's No.2-ranking Republican, wrote to Ms. Lynch.

Did The FBI Nearly Investigate the Clinton Foundation Because of This Mysterious Chinese Billionaire?  A Clinton Foundation donor's financial activity was suspicious enough for FBI and Justice Department officials to meet earlier this year to consider opening an investigation into the Clinton family charity.  And while the donor has not been identified, details from a CNN report about the meeting raise the strong possibility that the individual is a Chinese billionaire who gave the Clinton Foundation $2 million in 2013 and also contributed $120,000 to Virginia Gov.  Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign that same year.  That donor is Wang Wenliang, a former delegate to the Chinese parliament.  He controls several Chinese firms, including Rilin Enterprises and Dandong Port Co.  According to CNN's report, the FBI considered investigating the Clinton Foundation after a bank flagged one of the charity's donor for "suspicious activity."

Three FBI offices wanted full-scale criminal probe into Clinton Foundation — but still Loretta' Lynch's Department of Justice refused to give it go-ahead.  More details are coming out today about the FBI wanting to investigate the Clinton Foundation, but the Department of Justice turning the agency down.  CNN reports that three FBI field offices were in agreement and wanted an investigation launched earlier this year, but the Loretta Lynch-led DOJ pushed back pointing to a preliminary investigation done on the Clinton Foundation a year before, after the book 'Clinton Cash' was released.  At that point, not enough evidence was there to launch a case, and some at the Justice Department feared the request for a fresh investigation would look politically-motivated, especially in light of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's private email server.  The FBI wanted to pursue a lead from a bank that tipped them off to suspicious activity from a foreigner who had donated to the Clinton Foundation.

96 Percent Of Hillary's Charitable Donations In 2015 Went To Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill deducted $1,042,000 in charitable contributions last year — $1 million of which went to their own family non-profit, the Clinton Family Foundation.  Clinton released her tax forms on Friday [8/12/106] in a move that is seen as a way to pressure Donald Trump to release his taxes.  The GOP nominee has refused to release the records, saying that he is under a routine audit.  The documents show that the power couple earned $10,745,378 last year, mostly on income earned from giving public speeches.

Exclusive: Joint FBI-US Attorney Probe Of Clinton Foundation Is Underway.  Multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official.  The investigation centers on New York City where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities.  Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys Offices — a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations.

Another Day, Another Hillary/Clinton Foundation Scandal.  In today's installment we learn that (1) Hillary Clinton, during an official visit to Bangladesh as Secretary of State, publicly defended the bank of a crooked long-time friend of her husband and major Clinton Foundation donor, (2) in response, the Clinton Foundation emailed top Hillary aide Cheryl Mills about accepting a donation from the bank and a giant Abu Dhabi oil company, (3) the Clinton Foundation accepted the donation, and (4) Bill Clinton ended up with a big speaking fee.

At State Dept., Sparring Over Clinton Foundation Emails: 'Am I Not Speaking English?'  The exchange occurred as reporters questioned State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau about a newly-released batch of Clinton era emails, some of which revealed that department aides were asked to do favors for individuals important to the Clinton Foundation.

FEC Complaint Filed Over Alleged Illegal Foreign Contributions to Jeb Bush Super PAC.  The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) amid reports that Chinese citizens allegedly donated $1.3 million to super PAC supporting Jeb Bush.  The complaint filed by the CLC cites a report last week from The Intercept that alleges a U.S. corporation, American Pacific International Capital, Inc., owned by Chinese citizens who are permanent residents of Singapore, gave $1.3 million to Right to Rise, a super PAC that supported Jeb Bush.

Five Clinton friends who got special State Department access.  Hillary Clinton's campaign has struggled to explain a batch of previously undisclosed emails that contain fresh evidence of cooperation between the State Department and donors to the Clinton Foundation.  The records, which emerged through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by conservative-leaning Judicial Watch, offered a narrow window into the extent to which friends and donors were afforded consideration and access above what was provided to other outsiders.  The emails revived questions about whether the former secretary of state maintained an appropriate distance from her family's philanthropy.

Emails reveal Hillary's shocking pay-for-play scheme.  Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday.  The stunning revelations include how wealthy contributors seeking influence or prestigious government gigs could fork over piles of cash to get access to Clinton's inner circle, including top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.  In an April 2009 message to Abedin and Mills, Doug Band, who was overseeing the Clinton Foundation at the time, urgently asked for a meeting between a top US official and Gilbert Chagoury — a major donor to the Clinton family charity.

Report:  Justice Department declined FBI request to investigate Clinton Foundation.  Justice Department officials decided against an investigation into the Clinton Foundation after the FBI requested the agency open a case into allegations of corruption stemming from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.  But the Justice Department's public integrity unit declined to pursue the probe given what it characterized as insufficient evidence, according to a CNN report Wednesday [8/10/2016].  The State Department's seemingly preferrential treatment of foundation donors under Clinton's leadership has raised questions about whether she and her aides ignored conflicts of interest in order to help the charity's most generous donors.

Email batch provides additional evidence that Clinton Foundation donors got access at State Department.  Newly released State Department emails shed additional light on the relationships Hillary Clinton and her top aides maintained with her family's foundation during the years she served as secretary of state.  The emails, obtained by the conservative group Judicial Watch as part of a public-records lawsuit, included one in which a longtime aide to Bill Clinton sought a State Department meeting on behalf of a major foundation donor.  The aide, Doug Band, who played a role in expanding the foundation's reach, wrote to Hillary Clinton's State Department staff requesting a meeting for a wealthy Nigerian businessman of Lebanese descent who has given the Clinton Foundation $1 million to $5 million in donations, according to disclosure reports.

'Classic Pay-to-Play': Giuliani Blasts 'Corrupt' Clinton Foundation.  Rudy Giuliani says that if he were still a federal attorney, he would open an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.  He explained that money being given to the foundation in exchange for favors from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's State Department could constitute racketeering.

Exclusive: Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills OK'd Oil Deal That Put $500K In Bill's Pocket.  Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly defended an embattled banker during an official visit to Bangladesh while Clinton Foundation officials tried to steer money from an Abu Dhabi oil company into the banker's coffers.  A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation traced the convoluted payment by TAQA — formally known as the the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company — to Muhammad Yunus' Grameen Bank.  Yunus is a long-time friend and Clinton Foundation donor.  The oil company deal eventually put as much as $500,000 into President Bill Clinton's pockets via a speaking fee he got in Scotland.

Top Clinton Foundation Official Revealed to Have Asked Clinton Aides for "Favors" for Donors.  Newly released State Department emails appear to show that a top Clinton Foundation official asked Hillary Clinton's State Department aides for favors for two individuals — controversial multi-million dollar Clinton Foundation donor and for an unnamed associate.  The April 2009 exchanges, which the State Department provided to the watchdog group Judicial Watch, will likely raise more questions about conflicts of interest between the former secretary of state and her family charity.

Secret emails reveal how Hillary's closest aide Huma was ordered by Clinton Foundation to open State Department doors to donors.  A Clinton Foundation official pressed Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin to give special State Department access to a major donor who was accused of laundering money from Nigeria, according to emails released on Tuesday [8/9/2016].  Doug Band, a top official at the Clinton Foundation, emailed Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin in April 2009 and asked her to connect Gilbert Chagoury, a billionaire Lebanese businessman who pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative, with the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Jeffrey Feltman.

Top Clinton Foundation Official Asked Hillary's State Department For Favors For Associates, Donors.  Newly released State Department emails appear to show that a top Clinton Foundation official asked Hillary Clinton's State Department aides for favors for two individuals — controversial multi-million dollar Clinton Foundation donor and for an unnamed associate.  The April 2009 exchanges, which the State Department provided to the watchdog group Judicial Watch, will likely raise more questions about conflicts of interest between the former secretary of state and her family charity.

New emails show Huma scheming for Hillary.  Another 296 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails were released Tuesday [8/9/2016] — exposing key Clinton aides doing favors for billionaires and, on one occasion, leaving the then-secretary of state's daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room.  The documents were released by Judicial Watch, which is suing to recover Clinton's emails under Freedom of Information Act laws.  In an April 2009 email to Clinton's State Department aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, President Clinton's former body man, Doug Band, the founder of corporate consultant Teneo, urgently asked them to set up a meeting with an ambassador for a major donor to the Clinton Foundation.

12 reasons Hillary's a crook.  [#1] Hillary's long (and shady) ties to overseas cash:  Hillary Clinton has been accused of influence peddling and "pay for play" for the millions in foreign donations the Clinton Foundation accepted while she was secretary of state.  Some of that money came from oppressive regimes like Saudi Arabia.  Perhaps most controversial is the money the foundation accepted while a uranium deal involving a Russian-owned company was under review.

Shut It Down:  The Clinton Foundation Is Too Corrupt to Exist.  In December 2008, Bruce Lindsey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Clinton Foundation, and Valerie Jarrett, co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Team, signed a memorandum of understanding that the activities of the Clinton Foundation would not "create conflicts or the appearance of conflicts for Senator Clinton as Secretary of State."  During Secretary Clinton's tenure, at least 181 individuals, companies, and foreign governments gave money to the Clinton Foundation while officially lobbying the State Department.  From 2001 to 2015, the Clinton Foundation raised over $2 billion in donations.

Exclusive: Bill Clinton Got Millions From World's Biggest Sharia Law Education Firm.  Former President Bill Clinton collected $5.6 million in fees from GEMS Education, a Dubai-based company that teaches Sharia Law through its network of more than 100 schools in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.  The company's finances strictly adhere to "Sharia Finance," which includes giving "zakat," a religious tax of which one-eighth of the proceeds is dedicated to funding Islamic jihad.  The company also contributed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.

Hillary's campaign denies FBI, IRS investigations into Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton's campaign spokesman said he did not know whether the Clinton Foundation is presently under investigation for allegations of corruption amid reports that the FBI is looking into the charity.  "There's no basis to believe that.  I have no knowledge of that," Brian Fallon said Wednesday evening during an appearance on Fox News.  "There's no evidence to that effect," he added, calling reports about the investigation "baseless."

Clinton Foundation drug contracts intersected with State Department work.  Clinton denied on Sunday [7/31/2016] that she participated in any foundation activities while she served as secretary of state, employing a new defense of its operations by highlighting the negotiated healthcare deals.  But under her leadership, at least a handful of the State Department's global health efforts relied on drug companies that were also major Clinton Foundation donors in arrangements that raise questions about the distance Clinton kept from her family's philanthropy.

Clinton Cash Author Says He 'Knows' FBI is Investigating Clinton Foundation.  Peter Schweizer, author of the best-selling book turned documentary film Clinton Cash, says he "knows" the FBI is currently investigating the Clinton Foundation.  Schweitzer made the claim on Monday night during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.  Hannity brought Schweizer on to discuss his recent article published in the Wall Street Journal that looks at the potential negative consequences of technology transfer program between the United States and Russia.  The plan essentially called for the cooperation of major U.S. and European technology companies to help Russia create its own Silicon Valley.  The person in charge of getting U.S. companies involved in this program was then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who reportedly made it a cornerstone of the "Russian Reset."

Disturbing Revelations About Hillary And Her 'Russian Reset' Pal Putin.  At the recent Democratic National Convention, the party of the donkey worked overtime at remaking Hillary Clinton's image from one of an ethically challenged political operator to one of a caring champion of children and families.  But as new revelations about her shady dealings with Russia emerge, it may all be for nought.  New revelations from Peter Schweizer, the author of the meticulously documented book "Clinton Cash," and Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart, show that Hillary's campaign Chairman John Podesta "sat on the board of a small energy company alongside Russian officials that received $35 million from a Putin-connected Russian government fund."

"Clinton Foundation is literally a RICO case waiting"
Pat Caddell:  Pro-Clinton Media Bias Is a 'Terrifying Crisis in Democracy'.  Veteran political analyst Pat Caddell is confident the media will go into overdrive to protect Hillary Clinton from the bombshell revelation that her campaign chairman John Podesta raked in millions from a Russian government technology initiative — and failed to disclose the money on federal forms, as required by law.

Dinesh D'Souza's America.  Dinesh D'Souza is a funny little man who is actually of normal height but looks so unthreatening, you can't help but think what a cute kid he must have been.  You'd be forgiven for assuming he was asexual until you meet his wife, who is a pulchritudinous Latina from Venezuela with a sassy attitude that includes seething vitriol when it comes to the subject of Chávez.  I met both of them in New York on Friday, and it was fun because I had just seen Hillary's America:  The Secret History of the Democratic Party, which is quite possibly the greatest documentary of all time.  The film unequivocally lays out the case against Hillary, and it is [doing well] at the box office.

Clinton Cash:  Khizr Khan's Deep Legal, Financial Connections to Saudi Arabia, Hillary's Clinton Foundation Tie Terror, Immigration, Email Scandals Together.  Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that the mainstream media and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been using to criticize Donald J. Trump, has deep ties to the government of Saudi Arabia — and to international Islamist investors through his own law firm.  In addition to those ties to the wealthy Islamist nation, Khan also has ties to controversial immigration programs that wealthy foreigners can use to essentially buy their way into the United States — and has deep ties to the "Clinton Cash" narrative through the Clinton Foundation.  Khan and his wife Ghazala Khan both appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention to attack, on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's behalf, Donald Trump — the Republican nominee for president.

Khan specializes in visa programs accused of selling U.S. citizenship.  The father of a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq who is caught up in a war of words with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is an immigration lawyer who specializes in a highly controversial program accused of letting immigrants buy their way into the U.S.  Khizr M. Khan's website notes that he works to help clients with the E-2 and EB-5 programs that let overseas investors buy into U.S. companies and also provides green cards for family members.  It also said that he helps in the purchase of U.S. real estate and businesses.

Anti-Trump Father Of Muslim Soldier Wants Out Of The Spotlight.  Khizr Khan, the father of fallen Muslim-American soldier Captain Humayun Khan said on Monday after criticizing Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention and in multiple television interviews since then that he wants to be "out of this controversy."

The Disingenuous Outrage Over Khan-Gate.  Our incredibly objective media has moved on from declaring Donald Trump an agent of the Kremlin and gushing over every moment of the Democratic National Convention to fixating itself on another unbiased story.  Namely, Trump hates the families of dead veterans. [...] While obviously heartfelt and genuine, the reason the Democrats put [Khizir] Khan on stage and the media celebrated him was, in part, to bait Trump into responding.  Trump did just that in an interview with ABC host and former Bill Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos.

Clinton Foundation IRS inquiry involves charity's legal status.  An Internal Revenue Service inquiry into the Clinton Foundation is looking at questions over the well-connected charity's status as a registered nonprofit.  Rep.  Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., noted that while the Clinton Foundation may be riddled with other problems, the issue of its tax exempt registration is what prompted the IRS to refer a congressional inquiry to an investigative division earlier this week.  "One of the things I think is so important on this is ... so many areas work on the not-for-profit sector, I want to make certain that there is clarity in this area of the code," Blackburn told the Washington Examiner.

Report: Hillary Clinton's Campaign Mgr John Podesta Sat on Board of Company that Bagged $35 Million from Putin-Connected Russian Govt Fund.  Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta sat on the board of a small energy company alongside Russian officials that received $35 million from a Putin-connected Russian government fund, a relationship Podesta failed to fully disclose on his federal financial disclosures as required by law.  That's one of the many revelations from a 56-page report released late Sunday [7/31/2016] titled "From Russia with Money:  Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset, and Cronyism" by the non-partisan government watchdog group, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI).

The Clinton-Kremlin Connection.  A program overseen by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of the "reset" with Russia wound up enhancing Russia's military technology and funneling millions of dollar to the Clinton Foundation, according to a new report by investigative journalist Peter Schweizer and the Government Accountability Institute he heads.  The report says both the U.S. Army and the Federal Bureau of Investigation found that the program, intended to support Russia's version of Silicon Valley, was exploited to improve Russia's military capability.  The "innovation city" of Skolkovo on the outskirts of Moscow was center of the program.

The Coming Election Fraud.  The only things that drive the Clintons are greed and the lust for power.  There are no religious, ethical or moral constraints on their actions.  If there is enough money dangled in front of her she will be more than willing to sell out the Country, blackmail be damned.  An elected Democrat, be he Congressman or Senator, would never in a million years vote for impeachment of President Clinton and absent such an action there is no other way to remove her from office.  She would pack the Supreme Court with ultra-liberal judges acting as a rubber stamp for whatever unlawful or unconstitutional efforts she might embark upon.

Schweizer: Clinton Foundation Has Large Donors With 'Histories of Corruption,' No Reason To Donate Other Than Buying Influence.  Saturday [7/30/2016], on the Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," Breitbart editor at large Peter Schweizer, executive producer of the documentary based on his bestselling book "Clinton Cash," stated that the Clinton Foundation's large overseas donors "have histories of corruption, or being involved in bribery scandals."  Schweizer said that there's no reason for an authoritarian government to give to the Clinton Foundation other than buying influence, and that the large overseas donors to the foundation "have histories of corruption, or being involved in bribery scandals."  He added, "Just because it's a charity doesn't mean that it's not important or not interesting.  It constitutes bribery every bit as much as if somebody's putting money in somebody's pocket for a benefit."

Why didn't the Democrats even mention the Clinton Foundation?  In all the Democratic convention speeches seeking to "humanize" Hillary Clinton, something went curiously missing: her work with the family charity.  You'd think Hillary, Bill and Chelsea would want to use the national stage to tout how their family's $2 billion foundation is "helping improve the lives of millions of people across the world," as it boasts.  You'd think we would've heard from some of the beneficiaries of the "partnerships between businesses, NGOs, governments and individuals" finding "solutions that last."  But not a word that we can recall.  No speeches, no videos, no personal testimonials — nothing.  The silence is hardly mystifying — for the Clinton Foundation carries heavy baggage.

Clinton Foundation IRS inquiry involves charity's legal status.  An Internal Revenue Service inquiry into the Clinton Foundation is looking at questions over the well-connected charity's status as a registered nonprofit.  Rep.  Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., noted that while the Clinton Foundation may be riddled with other problems, the issue of its tax exempt registration is what prompted the IRS to refer a congressional inquiry to an investigative division earlier this week.

Leaks Show DNC Asked White House to Reward Donors With Slots on Boards and Commissions.  Email exchanges involving top officials at the Democratic National Committee released along with private documents by WikiLeaks show that DNC officials hoped to reward top donors and insiders with appointments to federal boards and commissions in coordination with the White House.  The revelations give an inside look into how the Democratic Party attempted to leverage its access and influence with the White House to bring in cash.  In an April 20, 2016 email, DNC National Finance Director Jordan Kaplan canvassed what appears to be the committee's finance department — its fundraising office — for names of people (mainly donors) to reward with federal appointments on boards and commissions.

The Two Giant Reasons the IRS is Investigating the Clinton Foundation.  [Scroll down]  Frank Giustra, a major mining investor in Canada and owner of UrAsia, won a landmark uranium deal in Kazakhstan just days after visiting with Mr. Clinton, reports the New York Times.  The two men boarded Mr. Giustra's private jet to Kazakhstan where they met with the country's autocratic president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev.  Mr. Clinton, in addition to helping Giustra, undermined American foreign policy by expressing his personal support for Nazarbayev's desire to head an international elections monitory group, reports the New York Times.  Shortly after the former president and Mr. Giustra visited the nation, the then embryonic UrAsia signed a preliminary contract "giving it stakes in three uranium mines controlled by the state-run uranium agency Kazatomprom."  Following this very private visit, Mr. Giustra donated some $31.3 million to the Clinton Foundation and five months later Mr. Giusta held a fundraiser for the joint Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative where he alone pledged $100 million dollars.  UrAsia merged with Uranium One and almost immediately the new company began picking up uranium holdings in the United States.

How the Clintons Got Rich Selling Influence While Decrying Greed.  [Scroll down]  More important, unlike other presidents, Bill Clinton never quite entered emeritus status.  Hillary Clinton was no Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, or Barbara or Laura Bush but, while her husband was still in office, sought a U.S. Senate seat from New York in an undisguised trajectory designed for the 2008 presidential campaign and predicated on the idea that a mature Bill would de facto be back in the Oval Office as well.  Indeed, well before Hillary Clinton's failure in the Democratic primaries in 2008 and her subsequent appointment as secretary of state, the Clintons had found a way to exploit the idea that both of them would return to the White House.  That reality gave them access to quid pro quo opportunities, often funneled through a philanthropic foundation, of a sort unknown to any past American president.

These Are The Two Companies That Might Land Clinton's Foundation In Big Legal Trouble.  News recently broke that Hillary Clinton's foundation is under IRS investigation, and at least part of that investigation centers on two companies.  House Republicans reported that Laureate Education and Uranium One have payed out (in the tens of millions) to the Clinton Foundation and in return have received legitimate government benefits.  The Russian Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatom, purchased in January 2005 a Canadian company — UrAsia — with uranium stakes stretching from Central Asia to Western America, reports the New York Times.  This purchase made the Russian agency one of the largest uranium producers in the world.

Exclusive: IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation.  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation "pay-to-play" activities to his tax agency's exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.  The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of "public corruption" was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  They charged the foundation is "lawless."  The initiative is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees FTC.  The FTC regulates public charities alongside the IRS.

Bill Clinton Earned $2.7 Million In Speaking Fees After Hillary Announced Candidacy.  Two Palestinians with axes massacred four rabbis Tuesday as they prayed at a Jerusalem synagogue, and fellow Palestinians threw candy and danced with glee.  Don't tell us that it has nothing to do with Islam.  Violating the sacred space of one of the world's founding religions, the two cousins used guns, meat cleavers and axes in a barbaric rampage that left a floor full of bloody torahs, religious clothing, and dead bodies.  The victims included a prominent and beloved rabbi along with three others, all dual U.S. or British Israeli citizens.  A policeman was also murdered, and eight others were wounded.

10 Reasons Why I Will Never Vote for Hillary Clinton.  [#3] The Clinton Foundation:  Is Donald Trump correct to say that Hillary Clinton turned the State Department into her family's personal hedge fund by using the Clinton Foundation to sell access to foreign governments, many of which have dubious human rights records?  Well, Trump ought to know.  He helped fund the Clinton Foundation.  At the very minimum, there is the appearance of impropriety.  At worst, there's enough corruption to put the UN to shame.

Clintons Got $100 Million From Persian Gulf Sheikhs.  In an exclusive report, the Daily Caller explains the vast amount of money that Middle Eastern autocrats have poured into the pockets of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  In addition to $85 million in cash donations to the couple's "foundation," Bill Clinton received $15 million in "guaranteed payments" from the crown prince of Dubai.  He is alleged to have received as much as another $20 million in "walking away money" from their scheme to establish an offshore sovereign wealth fund.  This is in addition to more than a million dollars in speaking fees Clinton charged the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fees approved by the State Department while Hillary was in charge of it.  What was for sale for all that money?  The article proposes three answers:  support for the UAE's brutal government, a willingness to sell out on American fracking that was hurting Gulf States' income, and support for radical extremists.

'Clinton Cash' Movie Surpasses 500,000 Views in 48 Hours.  Breitbart News showed the motion picture adaptation of Clinton Cash three times in three-hour windows.  In those total nine hours of Saturday and Sunday viewing, there were 290,000 video views.  Pirated versions of the film have already begun sprouting up online, with one YouTube upload alone currently showing more than 215,800 views.  In total, more than 500,000 people have pressed play on this film.  But, of course, that half million views number does not take into account the massive amount of people who held watch parties or watched Clinton Cash with their family and friends during the weekend.

Clinton Foundation questions hang over Dem convention start, pols seek probe.  A group of 64 House Republicans, in a letter, has asked the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Trade Commission to examine the dealings of the foundation, alleging "criminal conduct" and describing it as a "pay to play" enterprise.  "I don't know if it would be a super PAC or a for-profit entity," Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who circulated the letter, told FoxNews.com.  "There sure is a lot of money going through there and it seems the contributions would touch on Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  It is a hub of some kind of activity and let's leave it to the IRS, the FBI and the FTC to discern exactly what that is."

Washington Post and DNC Hold Joint Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton — Lawyers said "illegal", Did it Anyway.  Apparently, The Washington Post was hosting a party.  The DNC saw the opportunity to make a fundraiser out of it and sell tickets to the party to donors.  However, the email chain shows the lawyers for the DNC said they can't publish the price for the tickets because the joint event would be illegal.

Clinton Foundation Ignored All 'Best Practices' For Good Governance.  Clinton Foundation officials have ignored virtually all of the "best practices" urged by good governance organizations for public charities, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  Most glaringly, for example, the foundation's insular board of directors is unusually small, ranging from only two to no more than five members, all of whom are among President Bill and Hillary Clinton's closest and richest friends.  The "good governance" movement in the nonprofit field has been gathering strength for two decades, but it clearly has yet to reach the Clinton Foundation.  Most foundation boards have on average 15 members, according to a 2015 survey by Boardsource, a national organization working to strengthen nonprofit board leadership.

Mystery Surrounds Sources of Many Bill Clinton Speaking Fees.  By all accounts, it was the most popular gala the Lady Taverners had ever held.  Over 1,000 people packed the Park Lane Hilton in London on Oct. 30, 2009, with the crowd overflowing into the hallways, to listen to President Bill Clinton speak on the power of giving.  While Clinton's speech helped raise a substantial sum for the prominent cricket charity, his staggering $290,000 speaking fee was not covered by the group, according to organizers.  The fee also was not covered by "World Management Limited," the marketing company Hillary Clinton listed as the payment source in her federal financial filings.  It was bankrolled by a wealthy British businessman named Robert Whitton — a name you won't find included in the Clintons' public disclosure forms.

Hillary's Imam.  The Daily Caller on Wednesday [7/13/2016] revealed numerous ties between Hillary Clinton and members of the shadowy network surrounding Fethullah Gulen, the controversial Muslim cleric who has been called "the Turkish Khomeini," and whom the Erdogan regime is accusing of instigating the coup that nearly toppled it on Friday [7/15/2016].  According to the Caller, the Gulen camp has been one of Hillary's numerous sources of cash, in exchange for which she gave access to the President:  "a Gulen follower named Gokhan Ozkok asked Clinton deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin for help in connecting one of his allies to President Obama....  Ozkok served as national finance co-chair of the pro-Clinton Ready PAC.  He gave $10,000 to the committee in 2014 and $2,700 to Clinton's campaign last year.  He is also listed on the Turkish Cultural Center's website as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, one of the non-profit arms of the Clinton Foundation.  He's given between $25,000 and $50,000 to the Clinton charity."

Yup, She's Crooked.  Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to get this close to becoming president of the United States.  Aaron Burr was corrupt, but his treason didn't occur until after his presidential possibilities had dried up.  Ulysses Grant was a great man whose administration was riddled with corruption, but he wasn't personally involved.  Warren Harding wasn't a great man, but he wasn't party to the corruption in his administration either.  Hillary Clinton stands alone.  Her corruption has many dimensions.  It encompasses her personal, professional, and political life.  There are lots of overlaps.  Her use of a private email server engulfs all three aspects.

Clinton Foundation Corruption Should Be Next for the FBI.  [Scroll down]  Hillary's deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, received money from the Clinton Foundation (while employed by the State Department) and from Teneo Consulting — a firm owned by a close Clinton associate, Declan Kelly.  Kelly built his network while working at the State Department under Hillary Clinton.  In April, Politico reported that Kelly's relationship with Clinton's State Department, "represents a fresh illustration of the blurring of the lines between Hillary Clinton's political network and her State Department that critics have long noted." [...] An investigation by Vox revealed at least 181 Clinton Foundation donors lobbied the State Department while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.  UBS, for example, paid Bill Clinton $1.5 million in speaking fees shortly after Hillary Clinton helped the Swiss bank settle a lawsuit with the IRS — for a fraction of what the IRS initially sought.  Clinton Foundation donations have also been linked to State Department favors for weapons manufacturers and foreign governments.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn seeks probe of Clinton Foundation.  A Tennessee congresswoman is asking the FBI and other federal agencies to open a "public corruption" investigation into the activities of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.  Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn is circulating a letter among House members saying media reports raise significant questions about the foundation's practices and their intersection with American foreign policy.  "These reports, along with recently discovered information about the foundation's initial tax exempt filings, portray a lawless 'Pay to Play' enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated," the letter says.  The letter will be sent Friday to FBI Director James Comey, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission.  Blackburn asks all three agencies to investigate the foundation's practices.

Scandal Without End:  Is The Clinton Foundation A Fraud?  The Clinton Foundation's questionable money dealings have raised eyebrows for years.  Now, a letter circulating in Congress alleges that the Clinton family's supposed do-gooder foundation is in fact a "lawless, 'pay-to-play' enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years."  Those are pretty tough words for a former president and his wife, who happens to be the leading candidate to be our next president.  But the congressional letter, which the Daily Caller News Foundation got its hands on, was written by Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who plans on asking the FBI, IRS and Federal Trade Commission to launch a "public corruption" investigation.

Clinton Foundation Research:  List of Hillary Clinton's Paid Speeches.  The invaluable Charles Ortel, who helped expose General Electric's financial shenanigans in 2008, is investigating the Clinton Foundation.  He points us to a recent AMA ("Ask Me Anything") thread on 4Chan regarding the Foundation with answers provided by a purported FBI whistleblower.

New Clinton scandal set to Explode.  FBI agents are reportedly looking into whether or not Clinton gave favorable treatment to those who donated to the Clinton Foundation while she served as secretary of state — a frequent accusation from critics of hers.  Asked about an investigation into the foundation and a possible corruption case during his testimony last week, FBI Director James Comey played coy.  "I'm not going to comment on the existence or nonexistence of any other ongoing investigations," Comey told the House Oversight Committee.

Clinton Foundation Research:  List of Donors.  Following up on the prior post, here's fairly complete listing of Clinton Foundation donors.

Exclusive: House Letter Calls Clinton Foundation 'Lawless'.  The letter, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, is authored by Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn who plans to send it to FBI Director James Comey, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez.  The letter calls upon the three agencies to launch a "public corruption" investigation into the ties between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton's policies as secretary of state.  The letter says there is a "pattern of dealing that personally enriched the Clintons at the expense of American foreign policy."

Democrats, Have You No Shame?  Clinton and her husband set-up a foundation.  While she was Secretary of State the foundation took in millions of dollars from questionable foreign governments who wanted to curry favor with the Secretary of State.  Clinton's husband went out and made speeches for which he was paid fees in amounts that some Americans will not earn in their lifetime.  In fact, his fees were raised during the period of time she became Secretary of State.  Many of the speeches for which he was ridiculously compensated were for operations that wanted to curry favor with the Secretary of State.  Once Clinton's term was up, she went out and gave about 60 speeches at insanely high fees — not to mention the laundry list of expensive conditions like designated private planes and special hotel rooms.  Has no one told these people that the appearance of impropriety is the same as impropriety?

Comey: Hillary Still Possibly Under FBI Investigation into Clinton Foundation.  FBI director James Comey would not comment Thursday [7/7/2016] when asked directly by Congress, under oath, whether his department is still investigating Hillary Clinton in connection with possible corruption related to the Clinton Foundation.  Comey had announced Tuesday that he would not recommend prosecuting Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, despite the fact that her behavior was "extremely careless."  However, Comey did not say anything about investigation into the Clinton Foundation, which now still appears to be ongoing.  That investigation involves suspicions that the former Secretary of State abused her role to solicit donations for her family's private charity — including donations from some foreign governments.

Where The Real Stench Is With Hillary.  Remember that this pattern of conduct — selling off American secrets for money by the Clintons — is neither new or particularly surprising given Hillary and Bill Clinton's history.  In 1996 Chinagate involved the transfer of satellite technology usable for the development of military purposes, including nuclear missiles, to China and millions of dollars of donations to the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign by persons barred from donation because they were not Americans.  Judicial Watch went after this and ultimately prevailed; they not only prevailed they were awarded nearly a million dollars in attorneys fees and costs.  Clinton administration officials destroyed records during this investigation as well in an attempt to prevent discovery and lied under oath.  In addition Yah Lin Trie pled guilty to violating campaign finance rules (which prohibit non-US sources or persons of funds for said donations or structuring to evade said rules) and over 100 other people either took the 5th or fled the country to avoid prosecution.

Loretta Lynch falls under the Clintons' corrupting influence.  She can't help herself.  Even yesterday [7/1/2016], with the political world fixated on her meeting with FBI agents, Hillary Clinton had her flack mislead the public.  A spokesman said she gave a "voluntary" interview, which is true only because she agreed to talk instead of waiting to be subpoenaed.  The flack also said she was "pleased" to assist the gumshoes.  Who believes she was "pleased" to be interviewed by the FBI in a criminal investigation that could upend her life?  But that's the way the Clintons roll.  Wherever they go, whatever they do, ethics are trashed and suspicions of criminal conduct follow them like night follows day.

The Truth Does Not Matter to Hillary Supporters.  Hillary Clinton is a criminal who is protected by President Obama.  It is known that Hillary and Obama exchanged at least 18 emails to each other on Hillary's private server.  Those emails may provide further information about other criminal activity, including information relating to the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.  This would explain why Obama has come out and protected Hillary against criminal prosecution.  Hillary set up a private server in her home, which threatened national security, to prevent oversight by congress, deflect the American people from the Freedom of Information Act, and her ability to use her position as Secretary of State to buy influence, selling American interests, including American uranium to the Russians through a Canadian investor for millions in donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton's Dealings with Foundation.  A federal judge on Wednesday [6/29/2016] ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton's scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton's official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors.  Citizens United is slated to receive all e-mails sent to and from Lona Valmoro, Clinton's State Department scheduler, in the two-week periods before each of 14 international trips Clinton took during her four years in office.  David Bossie, president of Citizens United, hopes to confirm suspicions that Clinton maintained an off-the-books schedule, meeting with Clinton Foundation donors on the taxpayer's dime.  "Citizens United wants to know how many overseas dinners Secretary Clinton attended with Clinton Foundation donors that didn't make it on her schedule," he says.

Obama Administration Wants to Keep Clinton Foundation Emails Hidden Until Late 2018.  The Obama Administration is already infamous for slow-walking information requests, causing investigations to drag out for years, and then complaining loudly about how long the investigations are taking!  But they've really outdone themselves this time.  The Justice Department has filed a motion in court, on behalf of the State Department, seeking to keep a vast trove of correspondence between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aides, and the notorious Clinton Foundation, hidden from voters' eyes for 27 months... in other words, until October 2018, about halfway through President Hillary Clinton's prospective first term.

Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton's Dealings with Foundation Donors.  A federal judge on Wednesday [6/29/2016] ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton's scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton's official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors.  Citizens United is slated to receive all e-mails sent to and from Lona Valmoro, Clinton's State Department scheduler, in the two-week periods before each of 14 international trips Clinton took during her four years in office.  David Bossie, president of Citizens United, hopes to confirm suspicions that Clinton maintained an off-the-books schedule, meeting with Clinton Foundation donors on the taxpayer's dime.  "Citizens United wants to know how many overseas dinners Secretary Clinton attended with Clinton Foundation donors that didn't make it on her schedule," he says.

Donor promised to make Clinton 'look good' if appointed to board.  A major Democratic donor personally lobbied then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's office for a seat on a sensitive government intelligence board, telling one of her closest aides that if appointed he would make Clinton "look good."  Rajiv Fernando acknowledged that he may not have the experience to sit on a board that would allow him the highest levels of top-secret access, but he assured deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin in newly released 2009 emails that he was talking to two professors who were "getting me up to speed on the academics behind the field."

Dirty money scandal rocks Clinton campaign.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's win against upstart Vermont Sen.  Bernie Sanders was full of controversy — and new reports show it was dirtier than first believed.  Sanders supporters claim the Clinton campaign used a mountain of dirty tricks to win — everything from backroom establishment deals to widespread accusations of election fraud.  A shocking new report says they can add dirty campaign money to that pile.  "A super-PAC backing Hillary Clinton has accepted $200,000 in donations from a company holding multiple contracts with the federal government — despite a ban on such contributions," The Hill reported Wednesday [6/29/2016].

Mysterious death in Clinton bribery case.  A major bribery scandal was threatening to engulf both Hillary and Bill Clinton — but now the untimely and highly unusual death of a key witness may keep that from happening.  John Ashe, former president of the United Nations General Assembly and former ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean, was found dead in his home in Dobbs Ferry, New York, last week shortly before he was expected to give testimony in a massive corruption case surrounding a longtime pal of the Clintons.  The case is currently in the pre-trial phase.  Ashe was initially reported dead of a heart attack.  Later reports confirmed that his throat was crushed by a barbell in what's being called an exercise accident.

This U.N. Official Accidentally Crushed His Own Throat Right Before He Was Set To Testify Against Hillary Clinton.  Call it conspiracy theory, coincidence or just bad luck, but any time someone is in a position to bring down Hillary Clinton by testifying they wind up dead.  In fact, there's a long history of Clinton-related body counts, with scores of people dying under mysterious circumstances.  Perhaps the most notable is Vince Foster.  Foster was a partner at Clinton's law firm and knew the inner workings of the Clinton Machine.  Police ruled that death a suicide, though it is often noted that Foster may have been suicided.  Now, another official has found himself on the wrong end of the Clintons.  That John Ashe was a former President of the United Nations General Assembly highlights the fact that no one is safe once in their sights.  And as you might have guessed, there are major inconsistencies with Ashe's death.  It was not only conveniently timed because Ashe died just a few days before being set to testify against Clinton in a corruption case, but official reports indicated he died of a heart attack.  The problem, however, is that police on the scene reported Ashe died when his throat was crushed during a work-out accident.

Clinton Foundation Auditor Has Troubled Regulatory History.  Federal regulatory agencies have repeatedly issued sanctions and fines against BKD, the small Midwestern accounting firm that for 13 years was chief auditor for the Clinton Foundation's operations, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  The Springfield, Missouri-based firm served as the external auditor that certified the financial soundness of the Clinton Foundation.  The foundation began as Bill Clinton's Presidential Library, but it soon ballooned into an entity fighting global problems.  The Clinton Foundation reported assets of around $200 million since 2007, with multiple operating programs in far flung corners of the world.

Dems Mistakenly Reveal Absurd Amount of Money Clinton Friend Got For 'Consulting'.  Oops.  Democrats, who preemptively released their Benghazi committee response report, accidentally released portions of a redacted transcript that revealed the absurd amount of money that Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal received as part of his consulting work with pro-Clinton organizations.  The Los Angeles Times was able to easily erase some of the redaction marks, and found "the transcript portion reveals some unflattering things for any partisans on the committee, Republican or Democrat."  The newspaper claims it shows that Republicans used their subpoena power to question Blumenthal about his financial arrangements with David Brock, who is the founder of the left-leaning Media Matters.  In the transcript, Blumenthal admits to receiving about $200,000 dollars [sic] from Media Matters, and David Brock's other organizations to basically just give advice.

Busted! DNC caught in $100 million voter scheme.  A foreign billionaire and seven-figure donor to the Clinton Foundation has been caught funding a reportedly illegal voting scheme that links straight to the Democratic National Committee and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  A computer hacker who goes by the moniker Guccifer 2.0 recently leaked emails allegedly from the DNC outlining their 2016 general election strategies — and one of them details a coordinated effort with a foreign entity, funded entirely with $100 million from big-time Clinton donor and Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss, to influence the results of the 2016 election.  The group was allegedly targeting pro-Clinton demographics for voter registration as well as "outreach, organizing, and legal and policy advocacy on voting laws", and according to Washington Beacon reporter Lachlan Markay, that's illegal.

The Gaps in Hillary Clinton's State Department Calendar.  Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state has been an ongoing controversy in the United States.  Add to that an Associated Press report published on Friday calling into question omissions in her official State Department calendar.  According to the AP, a number of events and meetings with private individuals, including chief executives of various companies, are missing.

Clinton Hid Meetings With Billionaire Foundation Donors From American People.  The American people have overwhelmingly shown this year they do not find Hillary Clinton to be trustworthy.  Two key reasons why Clinton is dogged by distrust are her private email scandal and the shadiness surrounding the Clinton Foundation and its donors. [...] Since Clinton's email scandal broke it has been overwhelmingly obvious that the reason Clinton used a private server as Secretary of State was to shield less-than-flattering correspondence from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process and, by extension, the American people.  These two stories show that even after she was caught, Clinton never provided a full accounting of her work emails to the State Department, and that she spent a significant time as Secretary of State hobnobbing with her cronies and wanted to prevent the country from knowing it.  This was a cover-up, plain and simple.

Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries.  An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or were listed without the names of those she met.

Clinton staff removed donor meetings from State Dept. schedules.  Hillary Clinton scrubbed at least 75 meetings with campaign and Clinton Foundation donors from the official calendars she kept as secretary of state, raising further questions about the extent to which she disclosed her political interactions.  The Associated Press, which obtained Clinton's State Department schedules through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit dating back to last year, discovered dozens of instances in which Clinton's staff listed dinners with donors and gatherings with corporate executives only as "private meetings" in the calendars.

Memo Reveals Clinton Foundation Donor's $100 Million Registration, Turnout Push.  A Swiss billionaire and seven-figure Clinton Foundation donor is pouring millions of dollars into a nonprofit voter registration and turnout operation and appears to have shared information about the project with the Democratic Party, a leaked document reveals.  Hansjörg Wyss is accelerating a $100 million registration and get-out-the-vote plan in order to more quickly impact elections and the U.S. policy landscape, according to a document detailing the proposed work by his charitable group, the Wyss Foundation.  The document details the scope of Democratic efforts to boost grassroots organizing, and sheds light on how some of the left's deepest pockets are facilitating those efforts through nonprofit vehicles generally restricted to charitable activity.

Clinton Foundation Said to Be Breached by Russian Hackers.  A hacker or group of hackers calling themselves Guccifer 2.0 posted another trove of documents purportedly from the DNC on Tuesday [6/21/2016], including what they said was a list of donors who had made large contributions to the Clinton Foundation.

Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away With It.  A leaked 2015 memo appears to give Hillary Clinton staffers advice on how to solicit large-sum donations for super PACs without breaking campaign finance laws restricting that behavior.  According to the Intercept, the memo in question was uncovered in Guccifer 2.0's recent hack of the DNC and was written by Marc Elias, who now serves as general counsel to Clinton's campaign.

The Nations Clinton Bashes For Terrorism Funding Gave Up To $40 Million To Clinton Foundation.  Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton harshly criticized three countries for directly funding terrorists who are actively seeking to attack the United States and Western Europe.  The governments of this trio of nations have contributed between $16 million and $40 million to the Clinton Foundation.  Clinton sharply denounced the three countries — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar — in a speech in Cleveland on Monday.  It was her first public speech after Saturday night's terrorist massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

This Week in Hillary Clinton Corruption.  Looks like I'm going to have enough news to make this a regular weekly posting. [...] Never mind weekly.  There's probably enough dirt coming out on Hillary that I could make this a daily roundup, if I only had the time.

Top secret clearance for sale, call and ask for Hillary.  In 2011, when she was serving as secretary of state, Clinton and her top staff chose a major donor with no qualifications for an important national security panel.  Not only that, but they also hurried through a top-secret clearance for him.  According to emails released under a Freedom of Information request by the group Citizens United, State Department staff were pressured to fast-track the high security clearance for Rajiv Fernando, a 29-year-old securities trader who had given $5 million for the Clinton Foundation and has raised money for Clinton's current campaign.

New Emails Show 'Top Secret' Security Clearance Rushed For Big Clinton Donor.  Last week, ABC News reported on newly released State Department emails that shed light on how Clinton Foundation mega-donor Rajiv Fernando was appointed to a sensitive government arms control advisory panel in 2011.  The report included an email that showed that a top Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills was responsible for adding Fernando to the list of nominees to the State Department's International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) despite his lack of experience.  On Thursday afternoon [6/16/2016], Fox News reported that it has obtained additional e-mails that raise questions about how Fernando was able to obtain the necessary "Top Secret" clearance needed to attend ISAB meetings.

Emails Show State Department 'Rushed' Security Clearance for Clinton Donor.  The State Department expedited a security clearance for a major Clinton donor who was appointed to the department's national security advisory board in 2011, according to emails obtained by Fox News and the watchdog group Citizens United.  Raj Fernando, a Chicago financial trader, was a bundler for Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign and a Clinton Foundation donor before he was mysteriously tapped for the State Department's International Security Advisory Board in 2011.  He resigned after just one board meeting, when his appointment drew media attention and criticism due to his lack of national security experience and financial ties to Secretary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton and her qualifications.  Bill Clinton was paid an obscene $16.5 million between 2010 and 2014 to serve as an honorary chancellor for Laureate International Universities.  With the Clintons, the money tree never ceases bearing fruit.  Are people seeking to buy influence with this amount of cash, or do they just like Bill and Hillary?  The major media mainly ignore such things because they function largely as an auxiliary to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.  This and many other things from what conservative critics call "the Clinton crime foundation" ought to be red meat for Donald Trump.  He should ask why the media are engaging in a near total blackout of Laureate Education and the enormous flow of money to the Clintons and their foundation from governments, institutions and individuals.

Dubai-Based For-Profit Educator Paid Bill Clinton $5.6 Million After CGI Partnership.  Bill Clinton was paid $5.6 million from an international for-profit educator after it entered into a partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative around the same time the former president hauled in $16.4 million from Laureate Education, tax returns show.  GEMS Education, a Dubai-based education management firm, was founded by billionaire educator Sunny Varkey in 2000 and consists of over 90 schools in 12 countries.  GEMS bills itself as a "broad-based education option."  It is the largest global education management firm in the world offering K-12 instruction with offices in the United Kingdom, United States, India, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Kenya, the United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland.

Exclusive: Cryptic NY Filing Revealed Clinton Foundation Foreign Donations.  Clinton Foundation officials used an obscure New York state charity board filing to disclose that the non-profit received nearly $17.7 million in donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.  The specific foreign governments were not identified in the document, entitled "Exhibit A."  The latest filing was submitted last January before the public charity division operated by New York Attorney General Eric Schneidermann, a Democrat.  The money was given between 2010 and 2013, the exact years when Clinton was America's chief diplomat.

Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims.  It is illegal in the United States for foreign countries to try to influence the outcome of elections by funding candidates.  In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. [...] According to the US Federal Election commission, over the past two years Clinton has raised a little more than $211.8 million.  20% of this sum is $42.4 million.  The report was published (and then mysteriously deleted) on the eve of Prince Mohammed making an official visit to the United States.

Hillary Clinton, Saudi Arabia's president of choice.  While she's riding full speed, the mare called 'America's 1st female president' to election 2016, in reality Hillary Clinton is Saudi Arabia's preferred, bought-and-paid-for presidential candidate.  Chills should run down the collective spine of the sisterhood that the presidential campaign of self-proclaimed Defender of Women is financed some 20 percent by one of the most repressive to women countries anywhere in the world — Saudi Arabia.

Hillary Clinton Took Millions from Anti-LGBT Countries That Jail and Execute Gays.  In her response to the Islamic terror attack in Orlando, Hillary Clinton called on the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait to stop allowing their citizens to fund terrorists and to "stop supporting radical schools and mosques."  However, she failed to mention that the Clinton Foundation has spent years accepting millions in donations from countries that throw homosexuals in prison, fine them, sentence them to hard labor, and even execute them for the "crime" of being gay.  For years, Hillary Clinton's own global foundation welcomed big-dollar donations from countries with some of the worst LGBT-rights records in the world.  And it's worth noting that the Clintons have routinely failed to disclose all the information concerning donations to their foundation.

Clinton Foundation Received Millions from Saudis, Qatar, Iran.  A senior Muslim Brotherhood operative recently arrested in Egypt worked for years at the William J. Clinton Foundation.  The Clinton Foundation has also received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and a foundation that is an Iranian regime front.  The current Egyptian government, which was put in power after the military overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood, has launched a sweeping crackdown on the Brotherhood and calls it a terrorist organization.  One of the senior officials arrested is Gehad (Jihad) el-Haddad.  From 2007 to 2012, el-Haddad was the Egyptian director for the Clinton Foundation.  El-Haddad's father is Essam el-Haddad, a member of the Brotherhood's Guidance Bureau.

Hillary Clinton's Corruptions.  The strongest argument for voting for Donald Trump in November has very little to do with Trump and almost everything to do with Hillary Clinton.  She is an ethical disaster, and several stories in the last week have fortified that judgment.  There was the release of the State Department's Inspector General report, which demonstrated that virtually everything Clinton has said about her private email server was a lie.  There was the damning post by the liberal, intellectually honest law professor Jonathan Turley on Bill Clinton's role as honorary chancellor of Laureate International Universities, in which he was paid $16.5 million between 2010 and 2014 — a time when the State Department reportedly funneled $55 million in grants during Hillary Clinton's tenure to groups associated with Laureate's founder.

Email Release:  Secretary Clinton Sold State Dept Position To Clinton Foundation Donor.  ABC is reporting on this [...] but notice they would not be reporting on it if Citizens United Group wasn't providing the documents and forcing them to cover it.

The Clinton university scandal.  Kudos to George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley for asking why the media aren't asking about the $16.5 million paid to Bill Clinton by Laureate International Universities.  For all the hundreds of stories on Trump University, nothing's been written about the huge payments over 2010-2014 to the potential future first gentleman to serve as "honorary chancellor" of the vast for-profit education firm.  Nor about the $55 million that Hillary Clinton's State Department sent the way of groups run by Laureate founder Douglas Becker — who happens to be a major donor to Clinton campaigns and the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton spokesman defends hiring of Foundation donor.  A spokesman for Hillary Clinton defended the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate from allegations she awarded a spot on an intelligence committee to a top Clinton Foundation donor.  "This was an unpaid, volunteer advisory board, and one of several foreign policy-focused organizations that he was involved with," Nick Merrill, press secretary for Clinton, said in a statement about Rajiv Fernando, late Friday [6/10/2016].  "As the State Department itself has said, the ISAB [International Security Advisory Board] charter calls for a diverse set of experiences for its members.  That's all there is to it," Merrill added.

Hillary's $5 million security guard.  Hillary Clinton's success was the big story this week, but one element of her work is underappreciated.  She has successfully monetized her government "service" in a way few others can imagine, let alone claim.  Millions of dollars have poured into her personal and foundation bank accounts for paid speeches by herself and her husband that took just minutes to deliver.  The money can be thought of as a down payment on future influence, a form of open corruption.  But a substantial amount also came from parties that already had specific interests before her State Department.

Clinton aide reportedly got top donor named to nuclear advisory board.  Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff at the State Department had a Democratic donor with virtually no relevant experience appointed to a nuclear intelligence advisory board, according to a new report that also claims the aide tried to stall journalists examining his background.  ABC News reported that copies of internal emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act indicate Rajiv K. Fernando had thin qualifications for a seat on the board, other than his close connection to Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Fernando, a Chicago securities trader, had been a fundraiser for Democratic candidates and a financial contributor to the Clinton Foundation and even traveled with Bill Clinton on a trip to Africa.  The board he was appointed to — the International Security Advisory Board — included nuclear scientists, members of Congress and former cabinet secretaries.

Stunning Emails Reveal How Clinton Foundation Donor Bought Seat As Hillary's Nuclear Weapons Advisor.  Forget Hillary's personal email server:  this is what true cronyism and criminal corruption looks like, and this is the biggest threat from a Hillary presidency.  It has been widely speculated, if not proven, that donors to the Clinton Foundation who over the years have transferred hundreds of millions of dollars to the "charitable organization", bought political favors with the Clintons in exchange for their generosity.  That has now been confirmed thanks to a stunning ABC report which reveals how a major foundation donor — one who previously had practically no experience on intellgience matters — mysteriously ended up as a nuclear weapons advisor to Hillary during her tenure as Secretary of State.  Worse, the person in question Rajiv K. Fernando, had been the head of a high frequency trading company, Chopper Trading (recently acquired by HFT powerhouse DRW), which may explain the unprecedented pull of the HFT lobby throughout all ranks of the US political apparatus.  In other words, Fernando bought a seat to not only have advance knowledge of all US foreign policy, but to directly shape it, something he could then parlay in the forms of massive policy frontrunning profits thanks to his trading company.

Email Scandal:  Stock Trader Bought Role as Hillary's Nuclear Weapons Advisor.  Several revelations from the newest release of a batch of Hillary Clinton's emails show both astonishing cronyism and lackadaisical indiscretion with national security.  Confirming longstanding allegations the ubiquitous Clinton Foundation serves as a front for political and domestic and foreign policy favors, ABC News reported that a wealthy Foundation donor — with zero prior experience in matters of intelligence — inexplicably received an appointment to serve as a nuclear weapons advisor to Hillary during her tenure as secretary of state.  Rajiv K. Fernando's experience to land this crucial position included fundraising for a plethora of Democratic politicians and for the Clinton Foundation, as well as heading a powerful trading company — but nothing concerning intelligence, much less nuclear weapons and strategy.  However, according to ABC News:  "Fernando's history of campaign giving dated back to at least 2003 and was prolific — and almost exclusively to Democrats.  He was an earlier supporter of Hillary Clinton's 2008 bid for president, giving maximum contributions to her campaign, and to HillPAC, in 2007 and 2008.  He also served as a fundraising bundler for Clinton, gathering more than $100,000 from others for her White House bid."

Emails Show Major Clinton Donor Put On Intelligence Board Despite Lack of Experience.  When presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, a committee dealing with nuclear arms issues was staffed by many experts in the field, and one securities trader from Chicago with no known intelligence background.  State Department emails, released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by Citizens United, revealed some details behind how this may have happened, ABC News reported.  Rajiv K. Fernando had given substantial contributions and raised money for Clinton's 2008 Presidential campaign.  He also gave up to $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation before his appointment to the State Department board.  In 2011, ABC News asked the Department how Fernando was selected for the board, and some of the released emails showed how Department officials reacted to the question.

ABC: Did Hillary sell access to key national-security board for foundation donor?  Meet Rajiv K. Fernando, a one-time member of the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), a group which oversees US nuclear and security policies.  The members of ISAB have top-secret clearances commensurate with their expertise in these fields, but Fernando appeared to have no such background.  "We had no idea who he was," one board member told ABC News when they first began looking into Fernando's credentials in 2011 — and when they did, he suddenly resigned from ISAB.

ABC News drops new Hillary Bombshell.  It's easy to become numb to all of the scandals surrounding presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton — even for those who are wide awake to the dishonest, self-serving fraud that she is.  So when a new revelation is enough to jolt even the mainstream media awake, you know it's big.  A newly-released batch of Hillary's State Department emails reveal the new bombshell that the former secretary of state rewarded one of her large donors with a position on a sensitive government intelligence board — yeah, one involving tactical nuclear weapons and on other crucial arms control issues — despite having no relevant experience.  Nepotism — not to mention compromising our nation's intelligence and security — at its finest.  And, here's a shocker, when asked about the situation, Clinton's staff sought to "protect the name" of the Secretary, while "stalling" the reporter.

How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board.  Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department's professional staff.  The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to "protect the name" of the Secretary, "stall" the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later.

Hillary Admits To Faulty Bookkeeping At Foundation.  Hillary Clinton admitted that there were a few instances of improper disclosures of donations to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state.  In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday [6/8/2016], Clinton said, "We had absolutely overwhelming disclosure.  Were there one or two instances that slipped through the cracks?  Yes.  But was the overwhelming amount of anything that anybody gave the foundation disclosed?  Absolutely."

Liberal Law Prof:  Bill Clinton's Relationship With Shady For-Profit College Should Receive More Attention.  Trump's college, which operated from 2005 to 2010, is the subject of a class-action lawsuit and enormous media attention.  The real estate training school, which was not accredited and did not confer college credit, has been accused of defrauding students.  But Laureate has had similar claims filed against it but without anywhere near the same level of attention given to Trump's school.

The Clinton University Scandal?  Everyone knows about the problems with Trump University.  Trump should just be glad that Trump U didn't have a Division I NCAA football team, or else he might well have Title IX complaints to go with the class action civil suit.  Chancellor ClintonBut did you know that Bill Clinton was a university chancellor?  I didn't either.  There he is, over to the left.  Moreover, he was paid $16 million by Laureate International Universities to be their "honorary" chancellor.  Just think how much Slick Willie could have pulled down if he'd been a real chancellor.  Just what is Laureate International University?  It's the parent company of Walden University, a mostly online, for-profit diploma mill that is facing the same kind of civil suits and fraud allegations as Trump University.  Funny how the media seems to be uninterested in this story.

What Is Hillary Hiding?  Like millions of avid news readers, I've been trying to sort out the Hillary Clinton scandals.  You know, all that stuff about classified material on her "private" server, sensitive national security secrets that have most likely been lifted by hostiles.  I think we've lost track of the central question:  Why was she so eager to conceal her communications from Congress and the American public?  Most of the commentary goes something like "because she wanted to evade discovery."  She dreaded all the FOIAs.  But that only leads to the question another time:  What did she want to hide, and why? [...] The most frightening explanation is that she sold foreign policy favors to the highest bidders to the Clinton Foundation and/or her husband.

A Deep Dive into How the Clinton Foundation Operates Illegally and in Haiti.  Understanding illegal activities of the Clinton Foundation requires grasping state, federal, and foreign laws that bar public charities from being run for private gain, and that govern solicitations using the mail, telephones, and digital media.  Remember, as you evaluate the available public record that Clinton Foundation trustees have never submitted the financial records of this web of public charities to an independent, properly certified audit, performed by fully informed and empowered accounting firms.

How the Clintons Earned Millions Via Fraudulent, Government-Funded University Program.  Team Hillary, with a significant assist via the Mainstream Media, has been pushing the Trump University class action lawsuit story with increasing aggression as Mrs. Clinton faces yet further declining poll numbers and tepid support among even lifelong Democrat voters.  Amidst that would-be scandal, though, is something of far greater, albeit related, significance involving both Bill and Hillary Clinton and their multi-million dollar for-profit, Latin America university scam.

Hillary University:  Bill Clinton Bagged $16.46 Million from For-Profit College as State Dept.  Funneled $55 Million Back.  With her campaign sinking in the polls, Hillary Clinton has launched a desperate attack against Trump University to deflect attention away from her deep involvement with a controversial for-profit college that made the Clintons millions, even as the school faced serious legal scrutiny and criminal investigations.  In April 2015, Bill Clinton was forced to abruptly resign from his lucrative perch as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit college company.  The reason for Clinton's immediate departure:  Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton's State Dept. pumped at least $55 million to a group run by Laureate's founder and chairman, Douglas Becker, a man with strong ties to the Clinton Global Initiative.  Laureate has donated between $1 million and $5 million (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton Foundation.  Progressive billionaire George Soros is also a Laureate financial backer.

Clinton for-profit education scandal dwarfs Trump U.  Bill and Hillary Clinton's attack on Donald Trump over Trump University could invite increased scrutiny of the Clintons' involvement in a for-profit education scandal in which a company that runs shell colleges paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million to be its pitchman.  While the Clintons were collecting millions, Hillary Clinton's State Department funneled at least $55 million to a group run by the college company, Laureate Education Inc., according to Peter Schweizer's book "Clinton Cash" as Breitbart reported.  Clinton abruptly resigned from his post as "honorary chancellor" in April 2015 when the disclosure was publicized.  Documents uncovered by Washington-based watchdog Judicial Watch show Laureate Education paid the former president through a "shell corporation" pass-through account that evidently passed State Department scrutiny while Hillary was secretary of state.

Bill Clinton Profits from World's Largest For-Profit University.  As accusations swirl around Donald Trump for the complaints filed against Trump University, few people know about how Bill Clinton was hired in 2010 to be Chancellor for the Laureate Network, the world's largest for-profit university network. [...] Bill Clinton has personally been paid to make appearances promoting Laureate University in countries such as Malaysia, Peru and Spain.  By January 2014 Laureate University had 800,000 students worldwide and its annual revenue was $4 billion, far larger than the revenues of Trump University.

Guess Who Else Paid Out Big Bucks For Clinton Speeches?  You've heard Wall Street investment banks like Goldman Sachs have paid millions for speeches delivered by Bill and Hillary Clinton.  But have you heard about all the law firms that also paid big bucks to hear the Clintons talk?  Well, it's true.  Some of the biggest law firms doled out hundreds of thousands for just one speech, and all the proceeds appear to have gone right into the Clintons' coffers.  According to Bill and Hillary Clinton's 2015 financial disclosure, most of their income came from book royalties and paid speeches.  Clinton has been under intense pressure to release her transcripts from Wall Street bank speeches, but little has been said about her speeches to high profile law firms.

Clinton Cash Is the Movie Every Voter Should See before Election Day.  In watching a review copy of the film, I was struck by the phrase, "follow the money," which is woven like a thread throughout.  Anyone who follows politics is familiar with that iconic phrase, but many may have forgotten that it was the creation of a Hollywood scriptwriter:  It was popularized by the 1976 movie, All the President's Men, itself a fictional adaptation of the famous book about how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal.  To those who would uncover the truth about the Clinton Foundation, "follow the money" seems quaint advice, considering that billions of dollars were involved — making for a scandal ten-times the size of Watergate.

MRC Expose of Latest Clinton Cover-Up Stuns This Major Media Host.  Fox Business host Lou Dobbs could barely contain his outrage over the latest examples of the media spinning for Hillary Clinton.  Regarding a new MRC analysis finding that the networks in 2016 have spent less than five minutes on the scandals engulfing the Clinton Foundation, Dobbs sputtered, "You're talking about, basically, ten percent of that money going to good causes.  That's a hefty administrative charge and it makes you think, immediately, this is worthy of great inspection [by journalists]."  In 2013, the Clinton Foundation gave only ten percent of its budget to charitable grants.

Hillary Clinton — Career Criminal.  Like a lot of accomplished career criminals Mrs. Clinton has committed so many high crimes and misdemeanors, and gotten away with them to boot, that we tend to forget (or ignore) past acts of lawlessness because the new ones keep on coming.  And like skillful felons the world over, Mrs. Clinton takes full advantage of this very human inclination, by sloughing off past accusations as "old news" or the result of biases that have emerged through "misunderstandings."  Anyone who has worked in criminal justice has seen this phenomenon, where repeat offenders get to know police, prosecutors and judges so well that law enforcement tires of them — maybe even comes to like them a bit — and so cut the career criminal a break.  And the clever crook knows this tendency and plays upon it.

Revealed: The State Department's Hidden Hillary Donors.  Hillary Clinton may have suspended her political career temporarily when she became secretary of state.  But the Clinton fundraising machine was in full swing and raising millions of dollars for the State Department under her watch, an analysis by The Daily Beast has found.  More than a dozen donors to Clinton's non-profit foundation and her various political campaigns poured money into an endowment she launched into 2010 to pay for the upkeep of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms.  The 42 sumptuous salons at State Department headquarters in Washington, decorated with 18th and 19th century American furnishings, are used to welcome foreign dignitaries, conduct diplomatic meetings and swearing-in ceremonies, and host official dinners.  By the following year, the campaign had raised more than $20 million to permanently fund restoration and maintenance for the rooms and their collections of rare American artwork, thanks largely to reliable Clinton donors.

Video footage showing Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Chinese billionaire Wang Wenliang at Hillary's house revealed.  Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe may not recall ever having met Chinese billionaire businessman Wang Wenliang, but he certainly spent some time inside the same well-appointed home — as exclusive footage obtained by Daily Mail Online reveals.  Both men can be seen walking up to the front door of Hillary Clinton's home off D.C.'s Embassy Row on September 30, 2013, according to video footage obtained by a 'tracker' who was filming guests who attended the event.  Both men also appeared in a CNN report Monday [5/23/2016] that the FBI and the Department of Justice were investigating McAuliffe's campaign finances, including $120,000 in campaign contributions linked to Wang.

A Deep Dive into How the Clinton Foundation Operates Illegally and in Haiti.  Understanding illegal activities of the Clinton Foundation requires grasping state, federal, and foreign laws that bar public charities from being run for private gain, and that govern solicitations using the mail, telephones, and digital media.  Remember, as you evaluate the available public record that Clinton Foundation trustees have never submitted the financial records of this web of public charities to an independent, properly certified audit, performed by fully informed and empowered accounting firms.  In addition to providing new overview perspectives on the Clinton Foundation charity fraud network, this update offers extensive background information concerning ways in which the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton family, and affiliates have operated in Haiti — a nation that lies on the epicenter of natural and manmade disasters.

Company that Paid Hillary Clinton $335K for Speech Slapped With SEC Bribery Suit.  A tech company that paid Hillary Clinton $335,000 to give a speech in 2014 settled a dispute last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which claims the corporation repeatedly bribed foreign political officials to promote its products and gain a business advantage.  Qualcomm, a wireless telecommunications company based in San Diego, paid $7.5 million to settle the SEC probe.  In a statement announcing the settlement last week, the commission accused the company of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act between 2002 and 2012 by hiring unqualified relatives of Chinese officials and providing them with luxury gifts that had "no valid business purpose."  These allegations were echoed in a civil lawsuit filed by Qualcomm's shareholders last month, which also accused the company's executives of defrauding investors.

Hillary's Sputtering Campaign.  The Clintons left the White House broke, by their own admission, in 2001 and are now worth well over $100 million — lucre apparently predicated on the degree to which corporations and foreign governments believed that the phoenix-like couple would once again return to power, and would remain true to character as punishers of non-contributors and abettors of donors.  The couple founded the Clinton Foundation as a quid-pro-quo money-laundering enterprise designed to sell influence for cash and to keep Clinton, Inc., hangers-on and employees viable in between Clinton presidential runs. [...] It would require a suspension of disbelief to assume that companies or foreign governments gave millions of dollars to the Clinton initiative because they wished to help the poor and the sick.  All benefactors knew that they were investing in influence, and the Clintons were selling it to the highest bidder in a way never true of any other presidential foundation.

The massive scale of the Clintons' speech-making industry.  Last week, Hillary Clinton's campaign released her most recent personal financial disclosure, detailing ways in which she and her husband earned money in 2015.  Most of their income came from book royalties and giving paid speeches.  Bill Clinton, for example, gave a speech to the National Association of Manufacturers in March 2015, being paid $325,000 for his time.  You probably don't need to be reminded that $325,000 is more than most people make in a year.  The median income for a family of four in 2014 was $53,657 — what Clinton made about a sixth of the way into that one speech.  And that was one of 22 speeches Bill Clinton gave last year.

People Putting 'Huge Amounts of Money' In Clintons' Pockets Had 'Strong, Rich Ties With Oppressive Forces'.  [Scroll down]  [Stephen K.] Bannon added a hat tip to [Peter] Schweizer by pointing out that Clinton Cash was also released about four weeks before the FBI investigation began, putting years of research on the Clinton's financial dealings into the public domain.  "We like to think that the two are connected, and the areas of investigation hit on the exact point that we reported on in Clinton Cash, which is that money flows to the Clintons in exchange for official favors," Schweizer agreed.  "I think that the leak Terry McAuliffe is under investigation is only the beginning, and I have always believed that the email investigation is important, but really that is just an ancillary to the larger question of the Clintons getting paid off," he said.

Clinton Foundation Got $100M From 'Blood Minerals' Firm.  A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces "blood minerals" is among the Clinton Foundation's biggest donors, thanks to a $100 million pledge in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.  "Blood minerals" are related to "blood diamonds," which are allegedly mined in war zones or sold as commodities to help finance political insurgencies or despotic warlords.

5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Isn't Fit To Be President.  [#5] She is utterly corrupt.  Back when Bill Clinton was in the White House, Hillary received $100,000 in bribes in return for putting $1,000 into the cattle futures market.  The odds that Hillary did that honestly have been computed at 1 in 31 trillion.  That was small potatoes compared to the deals Bill and Hillary appear to have cut with foreign governments.  Enormous sums went directly into Bill's pockets for doing speeches or to the scammy Clinton Foundation and next thing you know, the State Department was doing favors for those shady deep pocketed donors.

How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M.  "Follow the money."  That telling phrase, which has come to summarize the Watergate scandal, has been a part of the lexicon since 1976. It's shorthand for political corruption:  At what point do "contributions" become bribes, "constituent services" turn into quid pro quos and "charities" become slush funds?

Over $300,000 Transferred From Hillary Victory Fund to State Parties Is Unaccounted For.  Over $300,000 that was transferred from Hillary Clinton's joint fundraising venture to state Democratic parties is unaccounted for, a review of campaign finance records by the Washington Free Beacon has found.  The Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising effort between the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and 32 state parties, allows Clinton mega-donors to cut much larger checks than what can be contributed directly to candidates or committees by law.  A single donor can give upwards of $700,000 to the fund.  According to Hillary Clinton's website, the first $2,700 from an individual is allocated to Clinton's campaign, while the next $33,400 is given to the Democratic National Committee.  Any additional amount is then supposed to be split equally among the Democratic state parties.

Members of Wealthy Saudi Family Emerge as Clinton Foundation, Dem Donors.  A wealthy family closely aligned with Saudi Arabia's ruling family has emerged as a key donor to both the Clinton Foundation and prominent Democrats, despite the clan's involvement in a domestic violence case that it has sought to sweep under the rug, according to police reports and funding documents viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.  Nasser al-Rashid, one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest figures and an adviser to the country's royal family, has donated somewhere between $1 million to $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, putting him in an elite category of prominent donors.  Al-Rashid's children — including one who pled guilty to assaulting his estranged wife — have poured almost $600,000 into Democratic coffers during the past several years, raising questions about influence peddling by prominent foreign families.

Shadow Banks Clinton Flags as Risky Put Millions Into Her Run.  Hillary Clinton has vowed to be tougher on Wall Street than any other presidential candidate, but that hasn't stopped the financial industry from sending a flood of cash to help elect her.  That includes segments of finance she has singled out for greater oversight in her plan to rein in "shadow banking," where financial companies act like banks without being regulated like them.  Hedge funds, private equity and insurance executives, who could face greater oversight under the plan, have given a combined $24.9 million to Clinton and the super-PACs supporting her, a Bloomberg review of campaign finance records shows.

FTC Accused of Engaging in 'Partisan' Defense of Clintons.  The Federal Trade Commission is being accused of engaging in a partisan defense of Bill and Hillary Clinton and their business interests after the agency refused a congressional request to investigate the family's foundation.  The agency, which is charged with ensuring consumer protection, rejected a request to investigate the nonprofit Clinton Foundation despite "serious and well-documented" concerns from lawmakers, said Matthew Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney who serves as executive director for the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), an ethics watchdog group.  The FTC penned a letter to Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) this week rejecting a request from she and 21 members of Congress that the FTC review the nonprofit status of the Clinton Foundation after reports raised questions about the charity's transparency and possible deception.

Hillary's Electoral 'Luck'.  During much of evening of May 17, Sanders was ahead of Hillary in the Kentucky primary.  Then, with a Cattlegate sort of "luck," Hillary pulled ahead by the infinitesimal rate of 46.8% to 46.3% and won the primary.  Hillary won Kentucky by the same microscopic margin that she won the first state, Iowa, by 49.9% to 49.6%, in a symbolic victory of great political value. [...] Could Hillary's supporters have stolen enough votes to deliver by the smallest of margins just enough votes to give her "wins" in states like Kentucky?  One of the tightest allies of the Clintons is Allison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state and chair of the Kentucky State Board of Elections.  She actively campaigned for Hillary in the Kentucky primary despite being the state elected officer to oversee the vote-counting.  The election results were posted by her office almost instantly and reflected her publicly stated opinion almost as soon as the polls closed that "there is no revolution for Sanders."

13 Incompetent Failures in the Obama Administration.  [Hillary] Clinton's scandals go far back before the Obama administration.  She learned how to hide the truth from the public from Richard Nixon.  She and her husband profited from his political position, over and over again.  First, there was the Whitewater scandal (now being rewritten by the media).  More recently, the Clintons made bank from a uranium deal with Russia, which made a Russian company one of the world's largest uranium producers.  Then there's the Clinton speeches to wealthy corporations, the transcripts of which Hillary refuses to release to the public.

Inside the Clinton paid speech machine.  Bill Clinton has raked in close to $3 million in paid speeches since his wife launched her second bid for the White House last April, according to Hillary Clinton's most recent financial disclosure.  The enormous fee for the Texas speech — which took place when Hillary Clinton was already scouting campaign office space but had yet to officially announced her bid — signals just how much well-heeled clients are willing to pay to hear from a former, and potentially future, occupant of the White House.

Clinton Foundation Bribes for Weapon Deals.  "Crooked Hillary" is not just a nickname; it is a way of life.  For the latest generation of indoctrinated millennials, who were educated in the black hole of Clinton's actual political conduct for decades, the notion of selling out real national security for funding her family slush fund may be hard to swallow.  For hard core Clintonistas, the practice of trading favors for money is politics 101, taught in the book from "Chinagate".  Lest you forget, "the transfer of America's most sensitive technology, including but not limited to nuclear missile and satellite technology, apparently in exchange for millions of dollars in contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election effort and the Democratic National Committee", is a family tradition.  You can always depend upon the Clinton apologists to ignore, divert or circumvent the linkage that demonstrates the corrupt nature of the Clinton cabal, pay to play culture.  But how much is enough before some of the most left wing ideologues begin to admit that the stench can no longer be avoided?

Clinton Scandals:  Is The Family's Charitable Foundation A Fraud?  We wrote last week about how the Clinton Foundation gathered some $100 million from a variety of Gulf sheikhs and billionaires, not to mention taking in millions of "donations" from private businesses that later benefited from their supposed "charitable" largesse.  Some of those who gave big bucks to the Clintons had interests that were, to put it mildly, not in keeping with U.S. interests.  That prompted a key question:  Just what do these assorted nations, foreign officials, satraps, global fixers and top corporate execs expect in return for their money?  And now comes a more serious, far-reaching question:  Is the entire Clinton Foundation so full of conflicts of interest and questionable dealings that it amounts to little more than a massive fraud intended solely to enrich its presidential namesake and his family?

How the Clintons Cashed In.  When Bill and Hillary Clinton moved out of the White House 15 years ago, they were "dead broke," said Hillary Clinton.  Today, they're worth up to $150 million.  A new documentary, "Clinton Cash," reveals how they went from broke to filthy rich, with an emphasis on filthy. [...] For example, a Nigerian newspaper publisher tied to the ruling People's Democratic Party (anything but democratic) paid Bill a whopping $1.4 million to deliver two speeches in 2011 and 2012.  The Clintons closed their eyes to the human rights abuses by Nigeria's brutal president Goodluck Jonathan.  Instead, Secretary Clinton made an official visit to Nigeria in 2012, congratulating Jonathan on his nonexistent "reform efforts."  American legitimacy bestowed at a bargain price.  Just the opposite of what Human Rights Watch had implored Secretary Clinton to do.

Super PAC Seeks IRS Audit of Clinton Foundation.  The conservative super PAC American Crossroads said Monday [5/16/2016] it filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service requesting an audit of the Clinton Foundation, following articles last week about how the foundation aided a for-profit company part-owned by people with ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton. [...] The [Wall Street] Journal article documented the Clintons' ties to the owners of Energy Pioneer Solutions Inc. that benefited from a $2 million commitment coordinated by the Clinton Global Initiative, a wing of the foundation. [...] Under federal law, tax-exempt charitable organizations aren't supposed to act in anyone's private interest but instead in the public interest, on broad issues such as education or poverty.

Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records.  After more than a year of research, a Wall Street analyst is arguing the Clinton Foundation's books are riddled with financial inconsistencies that rise to the level of "fraud."  Charles Ortel, who gained recognition for correctly identifying problems with General Electric's financial statements in 2008, has prepared 40 reports highlighting discrepancies that he said proves the Clinton Foundation has covered up cash flow since 1997.

Sex, $2 Million, and the Clinton Foundation.  At the heart of the issue is the foundation sent funding to a company that had significant ties to the Clinton family according to the WSJ.  The IRS website states that any 501(c)(3) should not be operated for the benefit of private interests.

5 Huge Stories the Media Ignored While Arguing Over Which Bathroom to Use.  [#1] Hillary's Conflicts of Interest Continue to Mount:  As we reported, it was revealed this week that employees at the Department of Justice — one of the agencies tasked with investigating Clinton's allegedly improper use of private email servers — gave $75,000 in donations to the presidential front-runner.

Exclusive: Pro-Turkey Lobbyist Sought Secret Favors From Hillary And Huma.  Newly released emails show that a former Democratic National Committee official and lobbyist for the Turkish government directly contacted two of Hillary Clinton's top aides to ask for a favor ahead of the then-secretary of state's March 2009 visit to Turkey.  The correspondence raises numerous questions because the lobbyist, David Mercer, was paid $25,000 a month by the Turkish government to convince lawmakers and government officials to oppose a bill designating the Ottoman Empire's murder of an estimated 1.5 million Armenian Orthodox Christians from 1915 to 1917 a genocide.  Clinton once touted her support for the resolution but flip-flopped dramatically after she joined the Obama administration.

Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records.  After more than a year of research, a Wall Street analyst is arguing the Clinton Foundation's books are riddled with financial inconsistencies that rise to the level of "fraud."  Charles Ortel, who gained recognition for correctly identifying problems with General Electric's financial statements in 2008, has prepared 40 reports highlighting discrepancies that he said proves the Clinton Foundation has covered up cash flow since 1997.  The financial whistleblower said his 15 months of research revealed gaps in the amount of money donors claim to have given and the amount of money the foundation claims to have received.

The Clinton sleaze never ends.  In most cases, news that a major presidential candidate's family charity doled out millions to a for-profit company controlled by the candidate's longtime friends would be raising lots of eyebrows.  But this is Bill and Hillary we're talking about.  So it's just the latest in a long list of disclosures about the slush fund that operates publicly as the Clinton Foundation.  The foundation is deeply intertwined with the massive wealth they've accumulated in the past 15 years — even as its donors have themselves reaped enormous benefits.  The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the foundation in 2010 committed $2 billion to Energy Pioneer Solutions, despite IRS rules that say a charity is not "supposed to act in anyone's private interests."  The ex-president even personally arranged a US Energy Department grant to the company.

Sham Clinton Charity Gave $2 Million to Company Owned by One of Bill's Girlfriends.  It's not like Bill's wife ever takes any questions, but it would be curious to see if any so-called "reporter" out there has the [courage] to ask her about this.

It's Always Worse Than You Think.  I read through Clinton Cash quickly when it came out last May.  This was no right-wing hit job (as the Clinton campaign asserted) but rather a methodical and exhaustively sourced chronicle of how the Clintons parlayed Bill's celebrity, Hillary's position as secretary of State, and her possible future tenure as president of the United States into a veritable Niagara of cash.  Eye-popping speaking fees for Bill — $250,000, $500,000, even $750,000 a pop — and millions upon millions directed to the Clinton Foundation and its offshoots.  Where was the money coming from?  Did they actually find his "wisdom" that valuable?

Trump sounds off on Clinton charity scandal.  Donald Trump ripped Bill Clinton's foundation on Friday [5/13/2016], saying that a pledge of $2 million from the nonprofit to a power company partly owned by the ex-president's rumored mistress is "a bombshell."  "There's no doubt about it," the billionaire businessman said on "Fox & Friends."  The Clinton Global Initiative made the $2 million commitment to for-profit company Energy Pioneer Solutions, which Julie Tauber McMahon, 54, co-owns, during a September 2010 conference, The Wall Street Journal reported.  Trump said people have been whispering about Clinton's romantic involvement with the wealthy blond divorcée "for years."

Report: Clinton's Charity Arranged $2M Commitment That Benefited Their Friends.  The Clinton Global Initiative arranged a $2 million commitment in 2010 that benefited a company partially owned by individuals with ties to Hillary and Bill Clinton, according to a report Thursday [5/12/2016].

Revealed: Clinton charity oversaw cash commitment to company partly owned by Bill's blonde friend.  Bill Clinton's family charity foundation oversaw an unusual $2 million financial commitment to a private company whose ownership is stocked with close Clinton pals including 'family friend' Julie Tauber McMahon, a new bombshell report has revealed.  The financial commitment came at the 2010 conference of the Clinton Global Initiative, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a document from the time and people familiar with the matter.  The pledged cash commitment went to Energy Pioneer Solutions, a private company that insulates private homes and allows people to pay for costs on their energy bills.

Exclusive: Persian Gulf Sheikhs Gave Bill & Hillary $100 Million.  A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary's claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies.  As a presidential candidate, the amount of foreign cash the Clintons have amassed from the Persian Gulf states is "simply unprecedented," says national security analyst Patrick Poole.

MSNBC: 'Clinton Cash' Documentary 'Devastating,' 'Powerfully Connects the Dots'.  MSNBC previews the documentary version of Clinton Cash before its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, saying the movie adaptation of Peter Schweizer's book packs a "mainstream punch" and "powerfully connects the dots" in its case against the Clinton Foundation.

The Most Uninteresting Woman in the World.  As the old saying goes, "where there's smoke there's always fire", and in the case of Hillary Clinton it is more true now than it ever has been, seemingly with new revelations about her e-mails and corruption in the Clinton Foundation coming out almost every day.  But also like the Everyready Bunny that just keeps "going and going", Hillary Clinton is determined to continue her life-long quest for the White House amidst what seems to be more and more scandal.  And while any 'normal' person might devote their efforts towards clearing their name and restoring their reputation, apparently there's no shame in Hillary.  Just the ultra-ambition of winning the White House at all costs.  It's a personal obsession that she just can't control.

Peter Schweizer:  Uranium Deal Was 'Win-Win-Win' for Clintons, Canadian Financiers, Vladimir Putin; 'Losers Are the American People'.  Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash:  The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, tells Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM with host Stephen K. Bannon about the uranium deal that helped make the Clintons rich — and left Russia controlling a large portion of America's strategic uranium supply.  Schweizer explained how the wheels for this deal were greased by $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation by interested parties, followed "coincidentally" by Hillary Clinton's State Department approving the uranium sale.

GOP operatives on the prowl for secret Clinton transcripts.  Republican operatives are scouring the country for transcripts, notes or secret recordings of Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman Sachs in hopes of finding damaging material for the general election.  Clinton has rebuffed calls from Bernie Sanders to release the transcripts of her three speeches to the Wall Street giant, which she delivered in 2013 to the tune of $225,000 per appearance.  She has repeatedly said she will release the transcripts of her paid speeches when all the presidential candidates agree to do so.  Republican opposition researchers have taken matters into their own hands, aggressively seeking any information about the speeches, including from Goldman employees who were in the room.

Trump vs.  Clinton is a verdict on America.  Clinton is a maximally corrupt figure.  Her great fortune in this election is that hers is a conventional sort of corruption that does not seem to directly threaten law and order in the United States, or destabilize the world order.  She is loose about the security of her private email server on which she conducts the business of state, but just try to get the transcript of the speech she delivered to Goldman Sachs for a hefty fee.  Although she's happy to take six-figure paychecks from American public colleges for her speeches, Clinton's main business has been the globalist do-gooding grifter circuit.  The outlines of it are simple enough.  Give to the Clinton global outfits and get favorable treatment in return.  The Clintons get to travel around the world for more networking and buck-raking opportunities, and keep their staff of flunkeys and friends well-paid.  It's a family business.  Try to imagine Clinton being tough on financial services, when its firms have paid her husband nearly $20 million to speak to them since his presidency ended.

Meeting With Bill Clinton, Donation To Foundation Preceded Businessman's Release From Iran Jail.  Just before an Iranian-American businessman was freed from jail in Iran in Oct. 2010, his son met with Bill Clinton and also made the first of what would become more than $1 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.  Sources tell The Daily Caller that Nima Taghavi, who owns businesses in California, grew impatient in 2010 with negotiations to secure his father Reza's release from an Iranian prison, and so he turned to the former president for help.  To arrange the meeting with Clinton, Taghavi first contacted Doug Band, who worked as Clinton's "body man," has counseled the Clinton Foundation, and co-founded Teneo Holdings, a consulting group that Clinton advised.

One Year of Silence on Hillary Clinton Uranium Deal.  [Scroll down]  In short, here was what you might call a radioactive scandal.  It included secret donations, the Russian government, foreign financiers, more than $145 million, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.  And this was just two chapters of the book.  And yet, one year later, Hillary Clinton has never once been asked about this controversial uranium deal by the national media.  It never came up during the many Democratic Party presidential debates; never during any of her media appearances on cable news or network television; never by print journalists who are covering her campaign.

Heads up:  Major analysis of Clinton Foundation scandals coming.  Charles Ortel is a respected Wall Street analyst who has been poring over the publicly available records of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and he promises a blockbuster set of revelations: [...]

Bill's aide may be the nexus between the Clintons' political and financial interests.  [Scroll down]  Justin Cooper may hold the answer.  Mr. Cooper is a central player in the shadowy worlds of Bill and Hillary Clinton -- serving as Mr. Clinton's top aide since 2015, when his predecessor, former right-hand man and "surrogate son" Doug Band, resigned from the Clinton Foundation -- yet he has largely escaped notice.  The obscure Mr. Cooper may, in fact, be the linchpin of the case swirling around the Clintons.  Perhaps more than anyone apart from the principals themselves, he is at the nexus of the Clinton Foundation, Hillary's work at the State Department, and her possession of highly sensitive government documents.

Watch: Trailer for 'Clinton Cash' Movie Premiering During Cannes Film Festival.  [Scroll down]  Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being "dead broke" after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with $2 billion in donations to their foundation, wealth accumulated during Mrs. Clinton's tenure as Sec. of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors.

Are Hillary Clinton and the DNC Skirting Election Law?  The joint fundraising committee set up by the Clinton campaign is called the Hillary Victory Fund.  Its Treasurer, Elizabeth Jones, doubles as the Chief Operating Officer for Hillary Clinton's main campaign fund, Hillary for America.  The joint committee was supposed to financially benefit the Hillary campaign, the DNC, and 32 state committees that agreed to come on board.  The concept, in theory, is to raise joint funds to benefit the broader Democratic party and congressional candidates running for office.  But by ramping up the joint fundraising committee before the primary races have concluded, before Hillary is even the party's nominee, and with her own people in charge of the joint committee, it has created the growing perception that this so-called joint effort is really just a ham-fisted appendage of a political machine that wants to skip the quaintness of primary voting and let big donors install the Democratic party's candidate.

Brooklyn Election Official Scored Big Profit From Real Estate Deal with Hillary Clinton Supporters.  Diane Haslett Rudiano, who is at the center of an investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) over the mysterious purging of voter rolls in Brooklyn, was involved in a recent lucrative real estate transaction with Hillary Clinton's political allies that bagged her a whopping 1,000 percent return on her investment.

Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov't interests.  It's not just Wall Street banks.  Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review has found.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Bundler Is Directly Lobbying For Saudi Arabia.  A major Hillary Clinton campaign funder is personally lobbying on behalf of an arm of the Saudi government, federal records show.  It's been known for months that the Center for Studies and Media Affairs at the Saudi Royal Court, an arm of the Saudi regime, has been paying the Podesta Group to lobby lawmakers and federal agencies on its behalf.  The Intercept reported the relationship last year.  And The Hill reported on Tuesday [4/19/2016] that the Saudi government was paying the Beltway lobbyist $140,000 a month for its services.  But documents recently published by the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act show that Clinton campaign financier Anthony Podesta is one of the several lobbyists at his firm personally handling the Saudi account.

Inside Panama Papers:  Multiple Clinton connections.  Hillary Clinton recently blasted the hidden financial dealings exposed in the Panama Papers, but she and her husband have multiple connections with people who have used the besieged law firm Mossack Fonseca to establish offshore entities.  Among them are Gabrielle Fialkoff, finance director for Hillary Clinton's first campaign for the U.S. Senate; Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate who has traveled the globe with Bill Clinton; the Chagoury family, which pledged $1 billion in projects to the Clinton Global Initiative; and Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, who was at the center of a Democratic fund-raising scandal when Bill Clinton was president.  Also using the Panamanian law firm was the company founded by the late billionaire investor Marc Rich, an international fugitive when Bill Clinton pardoned him in the final hours of his presidency.

Why Did Congo Offer Clinton $650,000 For Two Pics And A Speech?  Congo, one of the poorest nations on Earth, offered former President Bill Clinton a speaking fee of $650,000 — a sum equal to annual per-capita income of 2,813 Congolese.  Indeed, the International Monetary Fund ranks the Democratic Republic of the Congo dead last in its global income rankings.  What did it expect in return for its investment?

Clinton Foundation Donation Scandal Looking More Like Influence PeddlingForbes is reporting that the Clinton Foundation's first front of perceived impropriety is with speaking engagement fees.  During Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State, Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton earned a combined $26.4 million in speaking fees.  Bill was the major earner, giving three speeches with a speaking price ranging from $500,000 to $1 million for each.  Many of their speeches were given to foreign countries, and foreign and United States corporations.  The issue with the speaking fees is what was done with them.  All $26.4 million was handed to the Clinton Foundation.  The legality of this concerns tax laws.  Is there a legal way to hand over earned fees to a foundation without reporting it for either personal or business tax purposes?

Disgraced Clinton Donor Got $13M In State Dept Grants Under Hillary.  Hillary Clinton's Department of State awarded at least $13 million in grants, contracts and loans to her longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus, despite his being ousted in 2011 as managing director of the Bangladesh-based Grameen Bank amid charges of corruption, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  The tax funds were given to Yunus through 18 separate U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) award transactions listed by the federal contracting site USAspending.gov.  They highlight how Clinton mixed official government business with Clinton Foundation donors.  Yunus gave between $100,000 to $300,000 to the foundation, according to the Clinton Foundation website.

Report: Five Clinton shell companies established in Delaware.  Bill and Hillary Clinton, along with their nonprofit Clinton Foundation, have established at least five shell companies in Delaware, according to tax filings highlighted on Monday [4/11/2016].  Those companies include two for the couple's personal finances and three for the foundation, according to the documents, which were first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.  All five are filed at 1209 North Orange Street in Wilmington.  The address is shared with companies like Google, Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Ford, General Electric and more than 280,000 others that use the facility to take advantage of the state's tax laws.

This Delaware Address Is Home to 200,000 Shell Companies — Including Hillary Clinton's.  The address "1209 North Orange Street" in Wilmington, Del., has become known in recent years as the epicenter of U.S. corporate secrecy.  The squat, split-level building is the official address of over 285,000 companies, many of which are looking to take advantage of Delaware's Panama-like secrecy rules, tax incentives, and business-friendly case law.  In the wake of the recent "Panama Papers" scandal, this unassuming brick office has received renewed scrutiny from the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Telegraph, and advocates for corporate tax reform.  But one of its tenants may come as a surprise — a company owned by Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

The Real Clinton Email Scandal?  It Might Be What She Did Legally.  I have a saying: The scandal isn't what's illegal, the scandal is what's legal," liberal editor and commentator Michael Kinsley once said.  He was referring to the legal forms of corruption that go on day after day in Washington.  By that standard, the real scandal involving Hillary Clinton's e-mails might not be that she compromised national security out of convenience by using a private e-mail server while secretary of state.  The real scandal could lie elsewhere — namely, in what some of her e-mails reveal about her willingness use her position of power to help her corporate friends and campaign contributors.

Panama Papers Reveal Clinton's Kremlin Connection.  The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world's political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton.  This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe's super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia's elite hides its ill-gotten wealth.  Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia's biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, D.C.  Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO is Tony Podesta, one of the best-connected Democratic machers in the country.  He founded the firm in 1998 with his brother John, formerly chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, then counselor to President Barack Obama, Mr. Podesta is the very definition of a Democratic insider.  Outsiders engage the Podestas and their well-connected lobbying firm to improve their image and get access to Democratic bigwigs.

Hillary's campaign behemoth built on a mountain of secret cash.  The big-money campaign finance system that Hillary Clinton has pledged to dismantle as president is what's fueling her White House bid, according to a new investigation.  The Democratic front-runner's campaign behemoth is built on super PACs, secret cash and unlimited contributions — the very things she's railed against on the campaign trail, according to the Center for Public Integrity.  The center said its investigation found Clinton's own election efforts "are largely immune from her reformist platform."

How Hillary Clinton Bought the Loyalty of 33 State Democratic Parties.  Collusion between the Clinton campaign and the DNC allowed Hillary Clinton to buy the loyalty of 33 state Democratic parties last summer.  Montana was one of those states.  It sold itself for $64,100.  The Super Delegates now defying democracy with their insistent refusal to change their votes to Sanders in spite of a handful of overwhelming Clinton primary losses in their own states, were arguably part of that deal.  In August 2015, at the Democratic Party convention in Minneapolis, 33 democratic state parties made deals with the Hillary Clinton campaign and a joint fundraising entity called The Hillary Victory Fund.  The deal allowed many of her core billionaire and inner circle individual donors to run the maximum amounts of money allowed through those state parties to the Hillary Victory Fund in New York and the DNC in Washington.

Hillary Clinton Ties Emerge In Panama Papers.  A billionaire and a Russia-controlled bank named in the Panama Papers have links to Hillary Clinton through two separate lobbying efforts — one through a Clinton-connected lobbying firm and another through Sidney Blumenthal.  Clinton is linked to Sberbank, Russia's largest bank, through Podesta Group, a lobbying firm co-founded by Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta and his brother, Tony Podesta, a major Clinton bundler.  According to the Washington Free Beacon, which first reported the connection, Sberbank registered with the Podesta Group last month to lobby on issues related to economic sanctions against Russia and on stock and bond trading for its U.S.  clients.

Hillary Won't Shut Down Clinton Foundation Despite Major Ethical Concerns.  Hillary Clinton says that instead of shutting down the Clinton Foundation while she runs for president, she will be "transparent" to avoid any ethical concerns that may arise from donations from Americans as well as foreign nationals who give to the foundation.  During MSNBC's town hall event moderated by Rachel Maddow on Wednesday [3/30/2016], Clinton said, "I would hate to lose that creativity, that imagination, that... extraordinary flexibility that the Clinton Foundation provides."

Most firms that gave to Clinton Foundation also lobbied State Department.  Major U.S.  companies that lobbied the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure were much more likely to donate to the Clinton Foundation than corporations that were not attempting to influence the agency.  A number of major Clinton Foundation donors have defended their involvement by saying they gave to the controversial charity out of a sincere desire to do good.  Most have dismissed suggestions that they did so to build political clout with the secretary of state and potential future president.

No, the Clinton Foundation Hasn't Operated With 'Complete Transparency'.  [T]he heart of the Clinton Foundation controversy sits at the intersection of big money and power politics.  It represents exactly the sort of unholy, influence-peddling and -purchasing system that Hillary's primary opponent has railed against, to great electoral effect.  Watch as Mrs. Clinton assures viewers that any concerns about her family foundation serving as a giant dodgy political "slush fund" (as one good government watchdog called it) should be allayed by her... commitment to transparency.

Hillary's Hibachi Racket.  Hillary Clinton's "trustworthiness" problem is fed by a long history of "varying credibility," as a recent Politico story delineated, including cattle-futures trading, law firm billing records, muddled sniper fire recollections, and e-mail use.  While providing pertinent points, the Politico list is just a sampling.  One missing item on the "mistrust" litany is a project she reportedly cooked up as Secretary of State, but that was shaped by her family foundation. [...] No one would begrudge corporations giving to a philanthropic effort, but we would probably feel differently about our own tax dollars going to the project Clinton is hawking — especially when the project is, by most accounts, an epic failure. [...] If Clinton becomes president, her energy policies will likely enact a cap-and-trade system or a carbon tax — which would suddenly make her cookstove project profitable.

Media Finding it Harder and Harder to Ignore Hillary's Metastasizing Scandals.  Hillary Clinton's email scandal keeps on growing, with new revelations that offer more justification for an indictment.  Yet the mainstream media have long maintained that Mrs. Clinton is not the target of the two ongoing FBI investigations, and they seem very uninterested in the latest evidence to be revealed.  However, a grand jury may be forthcoming.  "My sources tell me that the Justice Department is close to empaneling a grand jury and deciding whether to grant statutory immunity to Huma Abedin, Hillary's closest adviser," writes Ed Klein for NewsMax.  Klein is a former foreign editor of Newsweek, and was editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine from 1977 to 1987.  "That things have gotten this far in the investigation indicates that FBI director James Comey is moving inexorably toward recommending to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that Hillary be indicted," added Klein.  While President Obama may be content to pre-judge the FBI investigations as unlikely to find anything criminal in Democrat presidential candidate Clinton's behavior, more and more evidence has appeared showing that Mrs. Clinton is a deceitful liar replete with conflicts of interests and even pay-for-play as secretary of state.

The Loretta Lynch Stonewall: Will It Elect Hillary?  When it comes to Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal, the most important thing to bear in mind — even more than classified information — is this:  It was all about avoiding accountability.  It still is.  Mrs. Clinton did not set out to damage national security and compromise defense secrets, although she obviously had no compunction about doing so as necessary to serve her higher personal interests.  For a generation, she has been a public person whose most intimate companion has been scandal.  She knew her State Department stewardship would be no different.  Her motive in designing a communication system that circumvented government recordkeeping and disclosure laws was to avoid a day of reckoning as she campaigned in 2016 for the power of the presidency she craves.  And that is where Loretta Lynch comes in.

Hillary Clinton's Anti-Corruption Partner Mired in Corruption Scandals.  Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, whom Hillary Clinton praised for "setting a global standard" on how to fight corruption, now has protestors calling for her impeachment thanks to her own alleged corruption.  The New York Times reported that this month's protests calling for Dilma Rousseff's ouster, including a 500,000-person gathering in Säo Paulo, were the largest since the protests that toppled Brazil's military dictatorship in the 1980s.  Recent polling shows that 68 percent of Brazilians want the legislature to impeach Rousseff, who has made clear she will not step down and plans to fight the charges against her.  Clinton praised Rousseff in Brazil in 2012 at the first meeting of the Open Government Partnership, an international initiative co-chaired by Brazil and the United States aimed at fighting corruption.

Emails Show Close Ties Between Clinton and Boeing.  [Scroll down]  Under Clinton, the state department took a much more aggressive approach to advancing the interests of U.S. corporations abroad, often directly lobbying on their behalf, as Clinton did before Boeing received a contract with a Russian airline to purchase 50 jets at $3.7 billion in 2010.  The FBI's most recent email dump shows that Clinton took a keen interest in many matters related to the corporation while Secretary of State.  While Clinton was lobbying for Boeing on foreign trade issues, the company donated more than $1 million to the Clinton family's global foundation, while also paying her husband hundreds of thousands of dollars each for lucrative speeches the company sponsored.  Clinton's State Department found no conflict of interest at the time.

Bombshell: Clinton Foundation Donor's Flight From Justice Aided by Hillary Allies.  It's hard to believe that the Obama administration and its hideously politicized Justice Department would ever indict Ms. Clinton, given that President Barack Obama picked her for secretary of state and its clear favoritism toward her in the presidential race.  But there is massive evidence that shows financial abuses — including money laundering — at the Clinton Foundation and overwhelming evidence that donors were helped by Ms. Clinton.  To take one of so many examples, there's the case of Clinton Foundation donor Claudio Osorio — who is now housed at a federal prison serving 12 years for fraud — who in 2010, with Ms. Clinton's (and Bill Clinton's) help, won a $10 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

James Comey and Loretta Lynch Hold the Whole Country in Their Hands.  The leading contender for the Democratic Party nomination is under investigation by the FBI on two basic tracks.  The first is for national security violations regarding her grossly negligent use of a private email server and unsecured BlackBerry (when traveling abroad!) for all her official business as secretary of state, including housing 22 emails on the server deemed so "top secret" that the State Department has refused to make them public.  (There is much more, easily found on the Internet.  Beyond even that, there is the matter of the erased hard drive with thirty thousand or so more emails of a self-described personal nature like "yoga lessons," which many assume the FBI has recovered and whose contents are yet to be revealed.)  The second, perhaps even more serious, malfeasance is various crimes related to what is popularly known as influence-peddling performed by then-Secretary of State Clinton with foreign nationals and officials in connection with her multi-million, possibly billion, dollar family foundation.  If true, for a normal citizen, conviction would likely result in multiple years in prison.

Deceit and power work in Hillary Clinton's favor.  The smoking guns keep piling up at Hillary Clinton's feet, but nothing seems to trip her.  Yesterday, Judicial Watch released a batch of documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that it says reveals blatant coordination between then-Secretary of State Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  Stunningly, the internal State Department emails expose Clinton's eagerness to "thank [Clinton Foundation] supporters for their commitments."  Of course, these "commitments" must mean money.  It's incredible.  And, Clinton's State Department was apparently coordinating meetings for Bill Clinton with foreign heads of state.  If any other employee at the State Department had arranged such meetings for their spouse and actively thanked contributors to their spouse's foundation, they would likely go to jail.  No lawyer would even let it go to trial, because the sentencing guidelines would guarantee years behind bars.

Documents reveal coordination between State, Clinton nonprofit.  Documents released on Tuesday reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff at the State Department coordinated with staff at the Clinton Global Initiative to help her thank the nonprofit's donors for their "commitments."  The information, obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request, includes emails from 2009 that were exchanged between prominent staff members at both organizations.

Clinton Email Scandal: Here's One Thing Hillary Was Trying To Hide.  Judicial Watch released 276 documents Tuesday [3/22/2016] that had been obtained through one of its Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.  Among the material are emails that show the State Department under Clinton was coordinating with the Clinton Foundation staff and how foreign governments sought favor through the intertwined State Department-Clinton Foundation link.  As we've said before, it looks as if Clinton used her job at the State Department to funnel cash into her family's nonprofit organization.

New Clinton Documents Raise Questions on Benghazi, Clinton Foundation.  Judicial Watch today [3/22/2016] released 276 pages of internal State Department documents revealing that within two days of the deadly terrorist attack on Benghazi, Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf, the president of Libya's National Congress, asked to participate in a Clinton Global Initiative function and "meet President Clinton."  The meeting between the Libyan president and Bill Clinton had not previously been disclosed.  The documents also show Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff coordinated with the Clinton Foundation's staff to have her thank Clinton Global Initiative project sponsors for their "commitments" during a Foundation speech on September 25, 2009.

The Clintons and the sordid UBS affair.  The story, as originally recounted by James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus of The Wall Street Journal, was, of itself, deeply troubling.  In March 2009, after meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton intervened with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on behalf of Switzerland's most powerful banking institution, UBS.  The IRS, which at that time was seeking the identity of wealthy Americans who had stashed some $20 billion in 52,000 tax evading UBS accounts, then agreed that the Swiss bank need only turn over information on 4,450 accounts.  Afterwards, UBS increased its previous $60,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation ten-fold.  By the end of 2014, UBS donations to the Clinton Foundation totaled $600,000.

Hillary and the Espionage Act of 1917.  Attorneys fresh out of law school are familiar with the legal issue known as "spoliation of evidence."  When parties fail to produce relevant evidence within their span of control, evidence which they are otherwise naturally expected to possess, the U.S. legal system allows and even mandates that unfavorable presumptions be drawn against them.  So when some item of relevant evidence — whether documents, physical objects or data relevant to an ongoing legal matter — is destroyed, discarded or modified in some way, the U.S. legal system allows us to presume that the missing evidence was unfavorable to that party and allows us to draw conclusions accordingly.

Exclusive: Foreign Clinton Donor Made Donations To US Campaigns.  Hansjorg Wyss, a billionaire Swiss citizen and multi-million dollar Clinton Foundation donor, gave 30 contributions to American political campaigns over a nine-year period, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  Federal law has imposed a strict, across-the-board ban since 1966 on foreign nationals giving to U.S. political campaigns.  The ban was later included in the 1974 Federal Election Campaign Act.  The only exception is for foreign nationals who possess a green card.  The ban applies to all levels of political campaigns.

Hillary Clinton Backed Off Crackdown on Chemical Dangerous to Pregnant Women After Dow Chemical Joined Clinton Global Initiative.  Hillary Clinton said that a dangerous chemical could harm pregnant women and infants and needed to be regulated, but she appears to have backed away from the issue after the nation's largest corporate producer of the chemical started partnering with and eventually giving money to the Clinton Global Initiative and an advisory firm linked to former President Bill Clinton.

The Editor says...
Partner is not a verb.

Ben Carson Says Hillary Clinton's Dow Chemical Scandal Is 'Washington Run Amok'.  Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is blasting Hillary Clinton after Breitbart News reported that she backed off from an effort to save pregnant women and children from a dangerous chemical once the Dow Chemical company joined the Clinton Global Initiative.

Gov't Memo Said Clinton Would Steer State Department Resources to Donor's Haiti Project.  An official at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal agency under the guidance of the State Department, wrote a memo on Jan. 26, 2010 to her superiors recommending funding for a construction project in Haiti.  According to the proposal, Miami businessman Claudio Osorio and his company InnoVida would build homes on the island using low-cost proprietary panels.  Lynn Tabernacki, OPIC's renewable energy director, noted in the report that InnoVida had "U.S. persons of political influence that are able to assist in advancing the company's plans."  "For instance, former President Bill Clinton is personally in contact with the Company to organize its logistical and support needs," wrote Tabernacki.  "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made available State Department resources to assist with logistical arrangements."  Additionally, the Clinton Global Initiative had "indicated that it would be willing to contract to purchase 6,500 homes in Haiti from InnoVida within the next year."

The H-Factor in voter turnout.  Bill and Hillary Clinton have flouted the law since their earliest political days in Arkansas, after which their contempt for morality and the law continued to grow throughout their years of ascension to and through the White House.  To make it worse, their "no corner left uncut" policy toward the intersection of presidential politics and profit has made these two moral jaywalkers immensely wealthy.  Millions of Americans would quickly cite the Clintons as living proof that if not crime, then most certainly unethical behavior does indeed pay and pay handsomely.  Rubbing salt into our wounds, the Clintons deflect all charges of their corruption with countercharges of national conspiracies by their enemies to discredit them.

The Clinton family values.  The State Department inspector general issued a subpoena to the Clinton Foundation for all documents involving charity projects supported by the foundation that would have required approval by federal officials during Hillary Clinton's term as secretary of state, the Washington Post reported last week.  The whole notion of donors writing fat checks to the foundation while their own pet projects were pending — projects that would benefit from a wink and nod from, say, the secretary of state — raises the same kind of question about Clinton family ethics that surely cast a pall on Hillary Clinton's candidacy during the New Hampshire primary.  In addition, this time around the IG is also looking for records related to Clinton's most trusted aide, Huma Abedin, who for six months in 2012 worked for State, the Clinton Foundation, Clinton's personal office and a private consulting firm with Clinton family ties.  Right, what could possibly be wrong with that!

Clinton Foundation Board Member Is Ex-EPA Chief Who Used Fake Email Name.  Lisa Jackson, the former Environmental Protection Agency administrator who was caught using an email account under the pseudonym "Richard Windsor," sits on the board of the Clinton Foundation [...].  Jackson's — or "Windsor's" — position on the board has not been a secret, but it has received little media attention during the Clinton email scandal, which threatens to derail the Democrat's White House hopes.  Jackson's biography on the Clinton Foundation's website shows that she took her position there in 2013.

Three Strikes and You're Out, Hillary.  Under the three strikes law, your third felony puts you in prison for the rest of your life.  Hillary Clinton has yet to be officially charged with a felony.  However, with investigations by that charter member of the vast member of the vast right wing conspiracy, the FBI, already underway, the announcement by the State Department of an investigation into the activities of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation during her tenure as secretary may be her third strike politically.

Clinton Foundation received subpoena from State Department investigators.  Investigators with the State Department issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation last fall seeking documents about the charity's projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton's term as secretary of state, according to people familiar with the subpoena and written correspondence about it.  The subpoena also asked for records related to Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide who for six months in 2012 was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton's personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.

List of Hillary's paid speeches
It's Not Just Goldman Sachs: Here's The Full List of Paychecks Hillary Collected From Wall Street.  This illustration is only a small sample of the list.


$153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented.  Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows.  In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address.  The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.

Hillary Clinton, Not Goldman Sachs, Set Six Figure Speaking Fees.  Oddly enough, while there are many members of DC's Establishment, few have the honor of having cashed checks from Wall Street bigwigs directly.  Hillary Clinton, who gave several six figure speeches to various investment banks — including one to Goldman Sachs for $675,000 — is one of them.  Hillary inists that Goldman Sachs wasn't so much paying for the pleasure of her company at her request, as they were offering her a sizable chunk of change as a "thank you" gift.

Parse carefully.  Influence peddling is not the same as buying votes.
Hillary Clinton Says She Has 'Never, Ever' Let a Donor Influence Her Vote.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defended her voting record Sunday [2/7/2016] in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," saying she has never been influenced to vote one way or another by a donor.  "I have never, ever been influenced in a view or a vote by anyone who has given me any kind of funding," she said.  The defense came in the wake of criticism over Clinton's alleged ties to Wall Street from her rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Hillary's Protestation About Cash For Positions Rings Hollow.  At Thursday's [2/4/2016] Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had at it over big-money campaign donations and how money buys influence in politics.  Of course, most of the pressure was directed at Clinton.  "But you will not find that I ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation that I ever received," she protested to Sanders.  That was a whopper.  And if you need proof, take a look at her record on the passage of the U.S.-Colombian free trade agreement of 2006.

Hillary Grows Annoyed Over Questions About Wall Street Speech Transcripts.  Hillary Clinton grew perturbed on Friday when asked in an interview if she will release transcripts from speeches she gave in private settings to Wall Street patrons.  Her campaign communications director Brian Fallon also dodged a question about the speeches, saying that the campaign will have to "see what transcripts exist."  "I said that I would look into that," a visibly annoyed Clinton told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Friday [2/5/2016] when asked about releasing the transcripts, which was brought up in Thursday night's debate by MSNBC co-moderator Chuck Todd.  Clinton said during the prime time debate that she would "look into" releasing the transcripts.

Here's Why Hillary Clinton's Huge Goldman Sachs Speaker Fees Matter.  In a party that thinks "Wall Street" is a dirty word, Hillary Clinton is trying to square her anti-capitalist rhetoric with the millions that she made giving speeches to Wall Street firms.  Hypocrisy, thy name is Hillary.  At a CNN-sponsored "town hall" after Clinton brayed about the evils of Wall Street, income inequality and a rigged economy, host Anderson Cooper asked her about her speaking fees, specifically the $675,000 that she made giving three speeches to Goldman Sachs.  For context, those three speeches alone earned Clinton nearly four times what the average chief executive in the private sector makes in a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Is Bill Clinton in the FBI crosshairs too?  Rather than simply focusing on Mrs. Clinton's actions as secretary of state, the FBI investigation may be proceeding along two tracks:  his and hers.  So far, two areas of focus have been mentioned.  One is the possible abuse of highly sensitive information by Mrs. Clinton through her use of a private, unsecured server.  The other involves possible violations of public corruption law:  whether she and Mr. Clinton used her position as secretary of state to further the interests of the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton blasts Wall Street, but still draws millions in contributions.  Even as Hillary Clinton has stepped up her rhetorical assault on Wall Street, her campaign and allied super PACs have continued to rake in millions from the financial sector, a sign of her deep and lasting relationships with banking and investment titans.  Through the end of December, donors at hedge funds, banks, insurance companies and other financial services firms had given at least $21.4 million to support Clinton's 2016 presidential run — more than 10 percent of the $157.8 million contributed to back her bid, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission filings by The Washington Post.

Clinton on $675G Goldman Sachs speech fee: 'That's what they offered'.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proved Wednesday [2/3/2016] to be unabashed about accepting millions of dollars in speaking fees from Wall Street firms amid an increasingly competitive race with self-proclaimed "democratic socialist" Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.  At a CNN town hall in Derry, N.H., moderator Anderson Cooper asked the former secretary of state, "Did you have to be paid $675,000?", a reference to her fees for three speeches to Goldman Sachs.  Clinton responded, "I don't know.  That's what they offered."

The Clinton Curse returns.  The FBI's investigation is finding so much additional evidence of wrongdoing by the Clintons and their Clintonistas that the copious evidence is actually impeding the bureau from recommending indictments.  No sooner does the bureau think it has wrapped up one set of indictments than it trips across another category of malfeasance.  For instance, it seems that the FBI has now found the Clintons to have co-mingled their foundation's interests with Hillary's State Department work, and then there is her campaign fundraising, Bill's exorbitant lecture fees, and — who knows — the needs of the Clinton Library.  If Hillary and Bill are lucky, the FBI investigations will be mired in new evidence for months to come.

Hilarious: CBS anchors chuckle when Hillary says she can't be bought.  Hillary Clinton is well on her way to being a joke — she just doesn't realize it yet.  The groundswell for Bernie Sanders shows that many on the left now recognize her corruption, something that her dubious victory in Iowa will only enhance.  Things are so bad for her that the anchors on CBS — CBS! — chuckled when she claimed during an interview that she couldn't be bought.

The case against Hillary Clinton.  [#2]  The whole Clinton operation is extremely shady.  Henwood's book documents many instances of suspect conduct by the Clinton Foundation, but perhaps the most spectacular example is the tangled story of how Bill Clinton reportedly helped a Canadian mining magnate named Frank Giustra buy uranium mining operations from the dictator of Kazakhstan, who then donated tens of millions to the Clinton Foundation.  Giustra sold out in 2007, but the same firm was later bought piecemeal by some Russians with government ties.  The sale needed approval from a U.S. government body on which Hillary Clinton sat as secretary of state, because it involved uranium assets in the U.S.  They got the approval, while the company chairman routed $2.35 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation, and a Russian investment bank with ties to the uranium company paid Bill $500,000 for a speech.  Even that summary isn't doing the story justice.

Hillary made millions off secret Wall Street speeches (from which the press was banned).  Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton laughed when asked if she would release any of her speech transcripts that she delivered to Goldman Sachs in the past during a town hall Friday in Manchester, New Hampshire, The Intercept reported.  Clinton gleaned over $2 million in less than seven months from speeches to Wall Street banking houses immediately following her departure from the Obama administration, The New York Times reported.  For example, GoldenTree Asset Management paid her $275,00 for remarks she made before their clients.

Hillary made millions off secret Wall Street speeches (from which the press was routinely banned).  Reporters were routinely prohibited from covering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speeches before some of the nation's most exclusive Wall Street financial investment firms, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.  The names of the Wall Street firms that barred reporters from covering her speeches reads like Who's Who of the country's largest and most prestigious wealth management companies.

Greed Is Clinton's Achilles' Heel.  When Bernie Sanders hits rival Hillary Clinton for taking humongous speaking fees from big banks — notably the $675,000 Goldman Sachs paid her for three speeches while she eyed the Oval Office — he struck Clinton's Achilles' heel.  Both the former secretary of state and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have cashed in since they left the White House in 2000.  The New York Times reported last year that the Clintons earned $139 million from 2007 to 2014.  The Clintons' focus on accumulating wealth clouds their judgment.

Clinton's paid speech problem goes beyond Goldman Sachs.  Critics contend the dozens of special interest groups and corporations that paid [Hillary] Clinton hefty fees to appear at their events did so in an effort to buy access with the candidate before her White House bid, a suggestion Clinton denies.  But a Washington Examiner review of Clinton's financial disclosure forms reveals most of the groups that paid Clinton for speeches in 2013 and 2014 were also lobbying the government at the same time, raising questions about their motives for paying such generous sums directly to a former secretary of state and future presidential candidate.

Hillary's Last Hurrah.  [Scroll down]  The public corruption part of this case — which is harder to investigate and to prove — may be the part that actually kills Clinton's shot at the presidency.  The federal conflicts of interest law — Title 18 US Code Section 208 — has not been discussed much in Clinton's case because the FBI hasn't said anything about it, other than it has some of the 150 agents working the case assigned to that part of the case.  Under Section 208, any federal official who takes action — by decision, refusal, or whatever — on any matter coming before her in which she had a personal financial interest is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to five years.  If Clinton did anything for any foreign government, company, or individual that was in return for a donation to the Clinton Family Foundation or another big-dollar speech by Bill, that was a violation of Section 208.  Those actions may also have been a violation of the federal bribery statute, Title 18 US Code Section 201, another felony.

Five Questions for Hillary Clinton.  [#3] Why did your State Department approve the transfer of 20 percent of American uranium to the Russian government?  Did it have something to do with the fact that the Clinton Foundation hauled in $145 million from investors in the deal, and the fact that Bill received $500,000 from a Kremlin-baked bank for a speech in Moscow?

Former U.S. Attorneys Predict Criminal Charges in FBI's Probe of Clinton Server.  Two former U.S. attorneys said the FBI will likely reach a determination in the next few months in its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, and based on publicly available evidence said the bureau could have a strong criminal case.  "I expect the FBI to conclude the investigation within 60 to 90 days and make a recommendation to the Justice Department, and I believe they will recommend a series of charges involving the classified information," said Joseph DiGenova, who was U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia during the Reagan administration.  The FBI has been investigating whether classified information was mishandled over Clinton's private email server since at least August.  The probe reportedly has expanded to include contracts awarded by the State Department in relation to Clinton Foundation donors.

Released emails reveal just how deeply Clinton and her advisers despise Israel.  There are many reasons to dislike Hillary Clinton.  For one, she's an unrepentant liar, fabricating everything from her Brian Williamesque brush with death in Bosnia to her parent's pedigree to her claim that she believed a video caused the deaths of four heroes in Benghazi.  She is also unethical, having accepted large sums of money to the Clinton Foundation from countries and entities working on behalf of foreign governments impacted by her decisions as secretary of state.  There is some circumstantial evidence suggesting that she may have been influenced by these rather large contributions.  In one well publicized case, Russia was able to acquire 20% of the United States' uranium reserves in an energy deal that required State Department approval.  A paper trail from that transaction reveals that the Clintons' and their foundation benefited from substantial donations issued by entities with vested interests in ensuring the Russian acquisition of America's strategic assets.  Clinton was required to publicly disclose these contributions but never did.

Hillary Clinton's Coming Legal Crisis.  The latest release of Hillary Clinton emails entails real risks for her, churning just beneath the surface of her successful primary campaign.  True, Democratic voters have shown little interest, and the mainstream media only a bit more.  Their focus, when they do look, is on the number of documents now considered classified, their foreign-policy revelations, and the political damage they might cause.  These are vital issues, but Clinton faces a far bigger problem.  She and her closest aides could be indicted criminally.

Nine times Clinton Foundation donors got special access at State.  Hillary Clinton has forcefully denied reports that the FBI is expanding its investigation of her private email network to include allegations of "public corruption" involving the Clinton Foundation.  But thousands of emails made public by the State Department between May of last year and Friday [1/8/2016] indicate donors to the Clinton Foundation were often given personal meetings, generous contracts or special consideration that was seemingly not afforded to the same number of private groups that had not written checks to the charity.

Hillary Capone.  The real soul of the Clintons, if you will, is good old fashioned greed.  It is a love of money and what money brings that drives them.  Politics has always been a means, not an end.  In this regard they are not much different from most gangsters.  Al Capone enjoyed crime, but crime was not his motivation.  He liked living large and crime was the means to that end.  [I]f Capone happened to be good at making widgets, he would have done that.  If the news reports are accurate, it appears the FBI is figuring out that they have an old fashioned heist on their hands.  The smart money says they run into a stone wall, but even Al Capone was eventually brought low on the sort of technical violations of the law we are seeing here.  This is not the 1920's where you can hide the books from the Feds.

Hillary Promises To 'Go After' Cayman Island Tax 'Schemes,' Though She And Bill Have Made A Ton From Them.  Hillary Clinton criticized the use of offshore tax havens on Monday [1/11/2016], even though she and husband Bill have been paid millions of dollars in investment income, consulting fees and speech honoraria from companies doing business in the Cayman Islands.

FBI expands Hillary e-mail probe to investigate corruption.  The FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's secret e-mail server has expanded, Fox News' Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne exclusively report, into a new and more personal direction.  While continuing to press on the question of whether Hillary violated the Espionage Act on more than 1300 occasions, they also now have reason to look into whether the former Secretary of State used her office to enrich the family through the Clinton Foundation.

FBI's Clinton probe expands to public corruption track.  The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible "intersection" of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business may have violated public corruption laws, three intelligence sources not authorized to speak on the record told Fox News.  This new investigative track is in addition to the focus on classified material found on Clinton's personal server.

Report: FBI Email Probe Now Investigating Potential Clinton Foundation Corruption.  According to reporting from Fox News, the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton's email use has expanded and is now investigating whether the "intersection" of Clinton Foundation donations and State Department decisions during Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State violated corruption laws.  Three sources from the intelligence community confirmed the probe's expansion to Fox's Catherine Herridge.  "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one source told Fox.

'150 agents' working Clinton Foundation probe: Ex-U.S. atty.  A former U.S. attorney said the FBI's reported investigation of "public corruption" at the Clinton Foundation has actually been going on for months, although it made headlines for the first time Monday [1/11/2016].  Joseph DiGenova, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, said the FBI's foundation probe "has reached such a proportion of inquiry that it's starting to sneak out," but that it was sparked months ago by information pulled from Hillary Clinton's private server and from the tax filings of corporations that have donated to the charity.  "There are now, I am told, 150 agents working on this case," DiGenova told the Washington Examiner Monday, noting that was "a very unusually high number" of investigators to be working on one case.

The Clinton Standard: Third World Corruption.  It is most likely liberal philosophy that is causing our political leaders — excepting Donald Trump — to refuse to defend the country against literal Islam.  The refusal of our government to see the plain truth of the matter — that we are under attack — beggars understanding.  But this flight from reality and from past American practice raises another possibility:  are our leaders, or an important number of them, being bought off by our enemies?  In the past, this would have been an absurd question, a calumny.  But not today given practice in office that is — apparently — accepted as the new normal by the political elite.  Look at one example:  Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State.

Clinton donors use Maine Democrats to skirt campaign cash limits.  A Cuban-born sugar tycoon.  A California-based registered foreign agent for the government of Sri Lanka.  A Chicago billionaire.  All of them are recent large donors to the Maine Democratic Party via a complex fundraising scheme called the Hillary Victory Fund.  The fund exploits recent court decisions and weakened campaign finance laws to maximize political contributions and funnel them to the Democratic National Committee.

Unusual Clinton Payments to DNC Create Conflict of Interest.  Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee have an unusual and apparently unprecedented agreement in which an entity she controls has paid nearly $20 million to the political panel, even as its leadership plays a supposedly impartial role in fostering competition between the former secretary of state and her rivals for the party's 2016 presidential nomination.  Clinton created a "joint fundraising committee" Sept. 10 that funneled big-money donations in excess of the per-campaign limit to the DNC.  In the next 20 days, she raised and gave $600,000 to the DNC, and the figure ballooned to $18 million in the fourth quarter, according to newly released figures — a third of her total haul.  Normally the party would only team up with a candidate that way if the candidate was the nominee.

Time to investigate the Clintons for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.  Now that Hillary Clinton has openly declared that Bill Clinton will be part of her campaign, it is time for the FBI to investigate the Clinton Foundation, of which Bill is the founder, for possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (22 USC 611 et seq).  Since 2008, according to numerous reliable reports, the Clinton Foundation has received hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions from as many as 19 foreign countries and many significant foreign corporations.  These include Algeria, Australia, Brunei, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, and the UAE.  During the same period, former President Bill Clinton has personally received millions in speaking fees from a number of these same nations and corporations.  Common sense and an examination of the record indicate that there was no altruistic explanation for these contributions and fees.

Hillary Clinton's $13M fail as Secretary of State.  It turns out that Bill Clinton raked in millions from entities with matters before Hillary Clinton's State Department.  Oh, and the Clinton Foundation collected millions more from the same bunch.  In total, The Wall Street Journal reports, two dozen companies and groups, plus the Abu Dhabi government, gave Bill more than $8 million for speeches, even as they were hoping for favorable treatment from Hillary's bureaucracy.  And 15 of them also gave at least $5 million total to the foundation.  At her confirmation hearing, questioners raised the issue of her hubby's global business.  Hillary vowed to take "extraordinary steps ... to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest."

Watchdog: Hillary Clinton in 'League of Her Own' with Ethics Violations.  A watchdog group that has asked the federal government to investigate a number of possible ethics violations involving Hillary Clinton has named the presidential candidate the worst ethics violator of 2015.  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) released its list of worst ethics violators Tuesday [12/29/2015], placing Clinton in a "league of her own" due to ongoing ethics scandals involving the former secretary of state.  The watchdog cited a number of examples as evidence Clinton abused her government position and violated ethics rules, including a recent report that then-secretary of state Clinton gave preferential treatment to a business associate of her son-in-law in 2012.

Ethics office under fire for Clinton speeches.  Government ethics officials have yet to respond to a congressional request for documents about Hillary Clinton's paid speeches.  Rep. Jason Chaffetz pressed the Office of Government Ethics last week for an explanation of its decision to exempt Clinton from laws compelling public officials to disclose all forms of income.

Hillary Clinton Named 'Worst Ethics Violator of 2015'.  The Foundation for Accountability and Government Trust (FACT), a Washington-based think tank, released a year-end list of Worst Ethics Violators for this ill-begotten calendar year.  Clinton ran away with the contest.  Breitbart News extensively reported on the issues that led to Clinton's victory in the contest, from her special favor for her son-in-law's buddy at Goldman Sachs, to her potentially illegal coordination with the Ready For Hillary Super PAC.  FACT even filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics regarding Clinton's State Department favor for her son-in-law and his pal.

Will Hillary Return The Property She Got At The White House?  Hillary Clinton bristled during Saturday's Democratic debate when she was asked about her role as First Lady, which put her in charge of the Clinton administration's White House floral and dining arrangements.  But perhaps this Christmas season Clinton could actually return some of the items that she and her husband walked off with during their departure in 2001.  As the White House's keyboards were losing their "W" buttons, so too was the First Lady making off with an historic haul in the form of gifts and presents from friends.

Islamic Cleric May Be Laundering Taxpayer Money Into Clinton Campaign — Hillary Under Pressure To Return Donations.  A mysterious Turkish Islamic cleric — whose followers have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton's family foundation and to her presidential campaign — is being accused of ordering the false imprisonment of three followers of a competing religious sect, according to documents filed in federal court earlier this week.

Hillary Was Scheduled To Meet Privately With Crony Lobbying Her For Africa Business.  Hillary Clinton's State Department schedule includes an entry for a meeting with former Ambassador Joseph Wilson in December 2009, just a month after the career diplomat emailed his longtime friend on behalf of a company he was working for which was seeking federal contracts.  Wilson's lobbying Clinton for the company, Symbion Power, has previously been reported.  But it was unclear until now whether the two ever met face-to-face to discuss the international engineering contractor, which was founded in 2005.

Controversial Muslim cleric giving Clinton millions.  The U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen is a longstanding ally of Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their cozy relationship has included dinners and speaking arrangements throughout the years.  He is suspected of controlling $25 billion in global assets and his followers have reportedly poured millions into the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  But now Gulen has been accused in a U.S. court of being the ringleader of an international terrorist network, and Turkey is calling on America to extradite Gulen.

Three Hillary Clinton Stories You Probably Missed Thanks to the Media's Obsession With Donald Trump.  [#2] [Marc] Mezvinsky passed along the request on behalf of his former employer, Goldman Sachs, which was representing the mining firm Neptune in its effort to lobby for Senate approval of the Law of the Seas Treaty.  Clinton forwarded the email to her aide Tom Nides, a former (and current) Morgan Stanley executive.  The Clinton campaign refused to respond to multiple requests for comment from the Associated Press.  A watchdog group has asked the U.S. Office of Government Ethics to investigate.

More about the Law of the Seas treaty.

Solyndra investor who made out like a bandit to host Hillary fundraiser.  On Friday [12/11/2015], Hillary Clinton attended a fundraiser hosted by George Kaiser, a noted businessman and philanthropist who was a major bundler for President Obama in 2008.  He is also the founder of Argonaut Private Equity, a hedge fund that poured $270 million into the now bankrupt solar company Solyndra.  In 2009, Solyndra received more than half a billion dollars in taxpayer guaranteed loans.  When the company went belly up in 2011, Kaiser and other investors were given a soft landing when they were guaranteed certain tax breaks that would kick in if Solyndra went bankrupt.  Kaiser is a curious choice to hold a fundraiser for Clinton, given her recent proposals to reign in the kind of crony capitalism exposed in the Solyndra mess, and other renewable energy company deals.

Watchdog group calls for probe of Clinton relationship with firm tied to son-in-law.  A conservative watchdog group called Monday for a federal investigation into Hillary Clinton's actions toward a deep-sea mining company tied to her son-in-law.  As first reported by Time magazine, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics alleging that Clinton gave Neptune Minerals "special access to the State Department based upon the company's relationships with Secretary Clinton's family members and donors to the Clinton Foundation."

Hillary Clinton intervened for mining firm while secretary of state after son-in-law's request.  As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm to meet with her or other State Department officials after one of the firm's investors asked Chelsea Clinton's husband for help setting up such contacts, according to the most recently released Clinton emails.

Hillary Clinton's billionaire fundraiser host got sweet deal in Solyndra collapse.  Hillary Clinton's claim that she is not beholden to her wealthy donors will come under renewed scrutiny Friday [12/11/2015] when the Democratic front-runner raises fresh cash for her presidential bid at the home of George Kaiser, a billionaire whose firm was the biggest investor in the troubled Solyndra stimulus project — and who managed to walk away with a lucrative profit at the expense of taxpayers.  Mrs. Clinton will make a stop at the Tulsa, Oklahoma, home of Mr. Kaiser on Friday afternoon, just days after the former secretary of state rolled out policy proposals aimed at stopping powerful corporations from taking advantage of American taxpayers.

Pantsuit Gangster: Clinton Met with Son of Mob Boss Seeking Favors for Votes.  Good thing she's got Trump busy running interference for her or this might get some coverage.

How former Secretary of State met with Mafia heir at his pizzeria where he asked for father's release from prison .  Hillary Clinton met with a Mafia heir who asked for his drug kingpin father to be released early from prison in exchange for votes, it has been revealed.  The former First Lady met Giovanni Gambino, the son of Francesco 'Ciccio' Gambino and the cousin of Carlo Gambino — the boss of the notorious crime family and one-time head of the American Mafia — while she was campaigning in the the presidential primary in 2007.

Here Are The Most Glaring Examples Of Favoritism Revealed In Hillary's Emails So Far.  Perhaps the clearest examples of favoritism revealed in Hillary Clinton's State Department emails are those she received from her longtime friend, Sidney Blumenthal.  The records show that the journalist-turned-political hatchetman frequently emailed Clinton political gossip, intelligence reports, and news clippings he believed she'd find interesting.  He also often emailed her advice on how to handle geopolitical issues.  And in many cases, Clinton appeared to go along with his suggestions — decisions from which Blumenthal stood to gain due to his undisclosed consulting gigs with interested parties.

Muslim Cleric with Clinton Ties Taken to Court for False Imprisonment.  An Islamic Turkish religious leader whose followers have donated up to $1 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation is being taken to court on charges that he is using U.S. taxpayer dollars to fund a reclusive cult that is indoctrinating U.S. children and silencing critics by force, according to a copy of the legal complaint filed Wednesday [10/9/2015] in a U.S. District Court.  Fethullah Gülen, a Muslim cleric whose movement has been described by critics as cult-like, stands accused of using hundreds of millions in taxpayer funds to establish more than 120 charter schools in the United States that are used to proselytize and indoctrinate American youths.  Gülen and his followers have long been accused of using these schools to brainwash children and hold hostage scores of Turkish immigrants who come to the United States on visas to teach at these institutions.

Email: Hillary Sought To Help Millionaire Son-In-Law's Friend With State Department Business Meeting.  As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton sought to help a friend of her wealthy hedge fund son-in-law who was seeking a meeting with the State Department and Clinton herself to discuss a deep sea mining company he had invested in, State Department records show.  In a May 25, 2012 email, an investor named Harry Siklas emailed Clinton's rich son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, to see about setting up a meeting with someone at the State Department to discuss Neptune Minerals, a sea floor massive sulfide mining company founded in 2011.

Judicial Watch Sues Treasury for Records on Hillary Clinton-Russian Uranium Scandal.  Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking communications between the U.S. Department of the Treasury and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of the Treasury (No. 1:15-cv-01776)).  The goal of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit is to gain access to documents involving a uranium deal approved by then-Secretary of State Clinton that is tied to major Clinton Foundation donor Frank Giustra and Russian-state issues.  The lawsuit was filed after the Treasury Department ignored a FOIA request sent on May 29, 2015.

What a small world!
PR Guru Working For Clinton Server IT Firm Donated To Hillary's Campaign.  The relationship between Hillary Clinton and the IT company that managed her personal email server is a lot cozier than previously reported, The Daily Caller has found.  Andy Boian, the CEO of dovetail solutions, which is handling PR for the Denver-based IT company, Platte River Networks (PRN), contributed $2,700 to Clinton's campaign on July 8, 2015, Federal Election Commission records show.

Government Favors For Sale: Ask For Hillary Clinton.  Hillary Clinton has no achievements to speak of from her tenure as secretary of state.  But while there, she did set things up nicely for eight years of selling favors from the White House.

The Clintons' Colombian connection: a secret investment fund.  Even as Hillary Clinton is upping her anti-Wall Street rhetoric, here comes word that the Clinton Foundation is running a private-equity company down in Colombia.  The private-equity field is where Mitt Romney earned his fortune — and hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of negative ads from the Obama campaign back in 2008.

Questions Swirl Around Clinton Foundation 'Fund' In Colombia.  The obvious question is why didn't the foundation register Fondo Acceso, the Colombia-based fund?  It's hard to tell.  Was something shifty going on?  Or was it legitimate but just set up incompetently?  Whatever, according to the Washington Free Beacon's reporting, the $20 million investment firm is "registered in Colombia as a 'simplified stock corporation,' which (Colombian) legal experts said precludes it from doing business as a private-equity fund."  The private-equity fund was formed in 2010 by former President Clinton, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim (who owns 17% of the New York Times) and Canadian mining titan Frank Giustra.  The precise impetus behind it all is hard to tell.

Clinton Foundation's Colombian 'Private Equity Fund' Was Unregistered.  The Clinton Foundation's Colombia-based investment company was not registered as a private equity fund in the country, which may have allowed it to avoid certain industry regulations and oversight from the Colombian government.  Although Fondo Acceso described itself as a "Private Equity Fund" in company promotional materials and business presentations, it is not listed in a database maintained by the Colombian government of current or previously registered private equity funds.  Colombian legal experts consulted by the [Washington] Free Beacon said that Fondo Acceso did not appear to have violated any laws by calling itself a private equity fund, as long as it was not doing so while trying to raise capital.

Hillary Clinton's top political donor is Univision chairman, investigation shows.  The chairman of Univision, the largest Spanish language TV network in the United States, is reportedly the single biggest donor to presidential Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and her husband former President Bill Clinton.  According to an investigation on Clinton donations by the Washington Post, Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl, a women's advocate and author, donated $2.4 million to Clinton political campaigns since 1992 — 39 contributions over the past two decades.  Separately, the couple also donated at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the investigation shows.

Law Firm That Caused Serious Security Breach at Gitmo Holds Hillary Fundraiser.  A law firm that caused a "serious breach of security" at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp by sending anti-American literature to detainees is scheduled on Tuesday to hold a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, according to information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  The firm, Paul, Weiss, has long been tied to the Clinton family, with its employees donating hundreds of thousands to its political campaigns and later cashing in on political appointments in the government.  The Nov. 19 fundraiser, which is being billed as a "conversation with Hillary," is currently being promoted on the Democratic presidential candidate's website and costs attendees $2,700 per ticket.

Clinton Foundation Running Private Equity Fund in Colombia.  The Clinton Foundation is operating a $20 million private equity firm in Colombia, raising concerns from government and consumer watchdog groups who say the practice is unusual and could pose a significant conflict of interest.  The Bogota-based company, Fondo Acceso, could also lead to uncomfortable questions for Hillary Clinton as she criticizes the private equity industry on the campaign trail.  Fondo Acceso was founded by Bill Clinton, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, and mining magnate Frank Giustra in 2010, financed with a $20 million joint contribution from the Clinton Foundation's Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative and the SLIM Foundation.

Major Hillary Donor Conducted Review Of Erroneous Clinton Foundation Tax Returns.  The international law firm that conducted the review of the Clinton Foundation's inaccurate tax returns is a major donor to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, records show.  DLA Piper has donated $171,200 to Clinton so far in the 2016 election cycle, making it the fifth largest corporate donor to the Democrat's campaign.  DLA Piper employees also gave $700,530 to Clinton's two Senate campaigns, records from the Center for Responsive Politics show.  That's in addition to $496,700 the firm's employees gave Clinton during her 2008 White House bid.

Clintons Amend Tax Returns: Millions In Foreign Contributions.  The Clinton Foundation will "amend" its tax returns for the last four years, to correct "errors in the report of donations from foreign governments," as reported by Fox News. [...] The same IRS that investigated the living daylights out of grassroots political organizations and kitchen-table pro-life groups is happy to let the Clinton Foundation "amend" its tax returns whenever they get around to it.  Tax-exempt applications were not denied, but delayed until after the 2012 election, while the IRS demanded little neighborhood political groups submit their prayer books for review, while the Clinton cash machine gets unlimited do-overs on its tax returns and we're expected to believe power was not abused for political purposes in any way.

Clinton Foundation Amends 4 Years Taxes, Admits Speech Fees Weren't Donations.  The Clinton Foundation filed its 2014 tax return, and amended its filings for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  In a highly structured statement, Foundation President Donna Shalala explained that this was all voluntary.  Besides, she noted, it all came about because of an error in 2010 to 2013 filings.  The updated returns can be found at Clinton Foundation amendments.  Earlier this year, the Clinton Foundation said it needed to amend its taxes.  There just may have been millions of donations omitted, so Foundation operatives wanted to make it right.

Clinton Cash and the 9/11 Excuse.  When Peter Schweizer's book Clinton Cash came out earlier this year, most Democrats spent months dismissing its charges of cronyism and conflict of interest as partisan hackery.  But on Saturday night during their party's second presidential debate, they got a taste of exactly what the former First Family's critics have been talking about.  When asked about the millions she has raised from Wall Street firms over the years and what she has been giving in return for those donations, Clinton invoked the 9/11 attacks as the justification for her actions.  That was a bit much even for a complacent Democratic base that understands that nothing will stop Clinton from being their nominee.

Just a minor oversight, I'm sure.
Clinton Foundation tax forms reveal millions in unreported donations.  An examination of the charity's tax forms by reporters earlier this year prompted Clinton Foundation officials to undertake an "exhaustive review" of past returns, which uncovered "several additional errors," according to foundation president Donna Shalala.  In 2010, 2011 and 2012, for example, the Clinton Foundation did not list any government grants.  The amended tax form from 2010 included $8.8 million in government grants that was not previously listed.

Helping Hillary Clinton Figure Out Her 5 Greatest Accomplishments.  Of course, the real problem Hillary has isn't that she doesn't have achievements; it's just that they're not exploits that anyone would want to base a run at the Presidency on. [... For example,] She managed to turn a career in government service into immense wealth: Hillary and her husband managed to become filthy rich one percenters because of their government service.  Granted, they did cut a few corners in the process.  For example, while Bill was governor, Hillary got away with taking a nearly $100,000 bribe from Robert L. "Red" Bone via sleazy cattle futures deals.  While she was Secretary of State, money poured into the pockets of her husband and the Clinton Foundation from defense contractors and foreign governments that got fat contracts from the State Department.  Among the governments that funneled money into the Clinton bank account via speeches are Iran, North Korea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia and China.

Clinton Foundation amends four years worth of tax returns.  The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation announced late Monday that it had amended its tax returns for the last four years to more accurately account for revenue received from government sources.  In a statement, Clinton Foundation President Donna E. Shalala said the revised returns came as the result of a voluntary review of the global charity's past tax returns.  She said the changes were not required by law and did not indicate that the charity owed any money to the Internal Revenue Service.

Clinton Foundation raised $178 million in 2014.  The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation last year raised $178 million — its biggest annual fundraising haul in five years — as it prepared for a possible future without its two biggest names.  The fundraising tally was revealed in tax filings publicly released Monday night.  They showed that the foundation finished 2014 with by far the largest cash reserves in its 17-year history — $354 million (against only $22 million in liabilities).

Wall Street Donations to Clinton Totaled Seven Figures Before 9/11.  Hillary Clinton claimed over the weekend that Wall Street firms have supported her financially because she was a U.S. senator on Sept. 11, 2001, but campaign finance records show seven-figure support from the industry before the attacks.  According to OpenSecrets.org, securities and financial industry companies and their employees donated nearly $1.15 million to Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign.  The Wall Street giant Citigroup topped the list of her corporate donors that cycle.

String of Felons Worked With Nonprofit Cofounded by Bill Clinton.  Numerous former board members and trustees of a charity group cofounded by Bill Clinton have been accused of or convicted of insider trading, campaign finance violations, and other illegal schemes.  The American India Foundation is one of several nonprofit groups in Bill Clinton's charitable orbit, although it has received less attention than the Clinton Foundation and its spin-offs.

Will Clinton Foundation accounting fraud implicate a major accounting firm?  Longtime Wall Street analyst and investor Charles Ortel is excited about Nov. 16.  That is the day when the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation must file its IRS Form 990 for tax year 2014.  In anticipation Ortel's website, packed with numerous lengthy reports detailing what he believes is extensive Clinton Foundation fraud, includes a countdown clock heralding November 16 as the Final Charity Fraud Confession Deadline.

Teneo, firm with Clinton ties, declines to answer Senate questions.  Teneo, a global consulting firm with ties to White House contender Hillary Clinton, has dismissed a U.S. Senate panel's suggestion that it had undue influence at the State Department when Clinton was the top U.S. diplomat, calling its work in Washington "insignificant" in a letter.

Clinton charity, under pressure, will amend tax return errors.  The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation's flagship health project changed its mind again on Wednesday [11/4/2015] on the matter of its erroneous tax returns, saying it would refile them with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service after all.  The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) said the decision to refile its 2012 and 2013 returns was in response to "recent media interest."  Its brief statement made no mention of Republican criticism earlier in the week, when CHAI said it had decided against refiling the returns, known as form 990s.  That, in turn, was a switch from the spring, when it said it would refile them after Reuters discovered it had misreported funding sources by millions of dollars.

Is the Clinton Foundation trying to distance itself from its health initiative?  It looks like the Clinton Foundation is trying to quietly distance itself from its global health project, which has faced days of scrutiny over its federal tax returns.  On the same day the Clinton Health Access Initiative announced it had reversed course and would refile its tax forms, the Clinton Foundation changed its website to describe the organization as "independent."

The same IRS whose leader is facing impeachment for systemic political favoritism.  Yeah, that'll work.
Republicans ask IRS to audit Clinton charity's finances.  The U.S. Republican Party filed a formal complaint against one of Hillary Clinton's family charities with the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday [11/3/2015] and is calling for an audit after the charity said this week it would not refile erroneous tax returns.  The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation's flagship health program conceded earlier this year it had misreported by millions of the dollars the money it was given by governments compared with non-government donors in its tax returns for 2012 and 2013.

Clinton Foundation Organization Will Not Refile Tax Returns Despite Mistakes.  The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), which was spun off from the foundation in 2010, did not solicit a State Department ethics review of multiple contributions from foreign governments as mandated by a conflict-of-interest pledge established before Hillary Clinton assumed the role of secretary of state in 2009.  A CHAI representative told Reuters in April that the organization was planning to refile its 2012 and 2013 tax returns.  However, Politico reported Monday [11/2/2015] that the same representative insists that the organization never promised to refile the forms and will not do so.

Top Clinton Lawyer Filed Voter Suppression Suit for Group Now Under Investigation for Voter Fraud.  A group that had been represented by the top lawyer for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign earlier this year is now being investigated by Ohio authorities for fraudulent voter registrations, including the registration of deceased individuals.  Marc Elias, an attorney at Perkins Coie who has become the go-to fixer for Democrats and is now general counsel for Clinton's presidential campaign, became involved with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative this May when he filed a lawsuit on its behalf to challenge the state's voter identification laws.

Clinton Foundation Must Restate All Tax Filings by 11/16; Were AIDS Drugs Used to Launder Money?  It's not only the FBI — which is investigating her mishandling of classified files — that has Hillary Clinton worried.  The Clinton Foundation's financial skulduggery is also set to return to the spotlight.

Clinton Foundation time bomb may explode on November 16th.  The read of the day today is a long article by Ken Silverstein at Byline.com explaining the hole the Clinton Foundation is in over amending its IRS filings.  You see, the slush fund has a lot of 'splainin to do, [...]

Why Congress needs to keep probing the Clinton cash register.  Now that Hillary Clinton's much anticipated congressional testimony is in the rearview mirror, the House Select Committee on Benghazi can move toward completing its investigation and issuing a final report.  It's also an appropriate time to urge standing congressional committees on both sides of the Capitol to press new investigations into a crony capitalism network the Clintons built inside the State Department.  They ran a political cash register that blurred the lines between official government business and private enrichment and left behind many unanswered ethical questions.

How Do You Spell Apparent Fraud?  The Clinton Foundation, Shady Accounting And AIDS.  The Clinton Foundation has until November 16 to amend more than ten years' worth of state, federal and foreign filings, but it's going to be virtually impossible to do so without acknowledging that it has engaged in massive accounting fraud since its inception.

Clinton Library Funded By Offshore Tax Haven.  Just ten years ago, when she and Bill were building the Clinton Presidential Library, they received a critical short-term loan from a supporter's "offshore tax haven."  Like most everything else with the Clinton family, the rules and policies they promote are for other people.  Or, it's possible that the Clintons focus their policies on particular abuses and unethical actions because, having benefited from them, they have a unique perspective on how these actions work.

Bill Clinton scored paid speeches while Hillary made official State Dept. visits.  Back when they occupied the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton boasted that Americans "got two for the price of one."  The folks in Ireland have a good sense now what that actually costs.  As Irish businesses were arranging for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make one of her last official visits to Ireland in December 2012, her husband, Bill, suddenly landed a half-million speaking gig for his foundation on the Emerald Island, according to newly released emails from the conservative group Citizens United that show the business of State and the business of Bill were often intertwined.

Clinton Foundation Donor Successfully Lobbied Hillary State Dept. for Massive Hotel Project in Haiti.  Writing at the consistently excellent Washington Free Beacon, Alana Goodman reveals Chapter 918 of the Clinton Global Graft Almanac.  In this case, a conspicuous contributor to the Clinton Foundation successfully bribed lobbied the Secretary of State — Hillary Clinton — and the Clinton Global Graft Initiative itself for a hotel project in Haiti that successfully opened last March.

Emails: Clinton Foundation donor lobbied State Department for Haiti hotels.  A donor to the Clinton Foundation reached out to Hillary Clinton's office to promote a Haiti hotel project that later received support from the U.S. government and Bill Clinton, according to emails released by the Department of State.  Richard L. Friedman, a Boston hotel developer emailed Cheryl Mills, Clinton's chief of staff, to tout the project on May 17, 2011.

Meanwhile, the Hillary Clinton Scandal Just Got Even Worse.  While everyone has been focusing on House Republicans and their inability to elect a speaker, the Hillary Clinton email scandal has been growing more troubling by the day.  A letter released by the House Benghazi Committee last week revealed that Clinton acted to promote the business interests of her "old friend" Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime Clinton loyalist who sent her numerous "unsolicited" memos while running a rogue intelligence operation and earning a hefty paycheck from the Clinton Foundation.

Benghazi Committee: New Emails Show Clinton Promoted Blumenthal Interests in Libya.  The House Select Committee on Benghazi will be making public next week new documents that demonstrate Sidney Blumenthal was seeking business in Libya as he was advising then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in the country.  According to a letter from Chairman Trey Gowdy to Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the committee, at least once Clinton sought to aid Blumenthal's business interests in Libya.

How Hillary Clinton kept her wealthy friends close while at State Department.  The note to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton from liberal financier George Soros demanded "urgent attention from the highest levels of the U.S. government."  Clinton swiftly alerted a top aide to what she described as a "very forceful message which is good — and needed."  The e-mail exchange, in which Soros warned of growing unrest in Albania, illustrates how Clinton interacted with major donors to her family's causes during her tenure at the State Department, staying in touch with her political network before her 2016 run for the Democratic presidential nomination.  And they show how these donors, some of them with interests before the U.S. government, gained high-level access to press their policy concerns inside the Clinton-led State Department.

Clinton fundraiser was hosted by convicted drug dealer.  Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, attended a fundraiser in New York hosted by John Zaccaro, convicted on felony drug charges after he sold cocaine to an undercover cop.  The 1988 conviction of the son of unsuccessful Democratic vice presidential candidate Gerraldine Ferraro was reported in numerous publications at the time.  But the arrest was unearthed Friday [9/25/2015] by the Republican National Committee.

The Clintons' Chinese Bagmen Are Baa-aack.  The defendant is a major Clinton fundraiser named Ng Lap Seng, aka "Mr. Wu."  He and Clinton pal Charlie Trie visited the White House several times in the 1990s, snapping photos with both Bill and Hillary.  Federal investigators are charging him with lying to agents about why he brought more than $4.5 million into the U.S. over the last two years, including a suitcase full of $400,000 in cash to New York.  Hillary's campaign office is claiming ignorance.  But isn't it funny how suddenly the Clintons' old Chinese bagmen are popping up again, lugging around bags full of cash, just as the Clintons make another run at the White House?

Hillary Lawyer Ejected From Court For Practicing Law Without a License.  The law-evading Hillary Clinton campaign-staffer who was recently snared by undercover video-journalist James O'Keefe was also kicked out a courtroom when she tried to practice law without a law license in 2014.  Christine Gupana, a law graduate and a Hillary For Nevada fellow, was caught urging apparent Clinton staffers and volunteers to register voters without first getting a needed license from a county clerk.  "Do whatever you can.  Whatever you can get away with, just do it, until you get kicked out, like, totally," Gupana said in O'Keefe's video.

Clinton Foundation on Charity Navigator's 'watch list'.  Objections from the Clinton Foundation have failed to assuage concerns of a charity watchdog group that says potential donors should think twice before giving money to the foundation, which has come under scrutiny for donations from foreign governments and tax reporting issues.  A spokeswoman for Charity Navigator confirmed Tuesday [9/22/2015] that the Clinton Foundation remains on the group's "watch list" after being placed on it earlier in the year.  In the section designating the foundation as a member of its "watch list," CN's website cited news reports of donations from foreign governments and the refiling of annual tax returns after reporting errors.

Bill Clinton's office checked with State Dept. on paid speech to group with Tehran ties.  An aide to Bill Clinton asked the State Department in 2012 about the former president potentially delivering a paid speech to an Iranian government-tied group that has pushed for an end to all U.S. sanctions against Tehran, according to an email exclusively obtained by Fox News.  The email request, in June 2012, came during a sensitive time for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  The Wall Street Journal reported last week that in July 2012, one of her top aides, Jake Sullivan, started meeting in secret with Iranian diplomats in talks that helped paved the way for the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Nevada Election Officials Investigating Hillary Campaign.  Top election officials in the state of Nevada are investigating the Hillary Clinton campaign official who was snared in the latest James O'Keefe video, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.  Nevada attorney Christina Gupana, who is managing voter-registration efforts for the Clinton campaign in the key state of Nevada, was the unwitting star of O'Keefe's undercover sting video this week. Gupana was caught on film apparently conspiring to violate election laws.  Now top state officials are investigating the matter.

Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Defrauded State Dept. — DOJ Refuses To Prosecute.  Federal investigators targeted top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin last year after they learned that she was paid for time she didn't work during the former secretary of state's time in office — but Abedin blamed her husband, the disgraced former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.  Abedin, who was Clinton's deputy chief of staff for four years, explained a series of inappropriate overtime payments, excessive hours, and repeated leaves of absence as the products of Weiner's poor record-keeping.  She was even paid for eight hours work on the day she was in labor.

O'Keefe Strikes Again: Undercover Video Purports to Show Hillary Campaign Violating Election Law.  An undercover video published Thursday [9/10/2015] by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas purports to show Nevada-based Hillary Clinton campaign staffers and volunteers ignoring and knowingly violating Nevada's voter registration laws.  Moreover, the video appears to show that this conduct is being condoned and encouraged by a local attorney who works for the Clinton campaign.

Clinton goes full satire with call for more transparency in political donations.  [Scroll down]  There are plenty more targets for Hillary to go after as part of this new crusade.  There's a large consortium of defense contractors who arranged a deal to sell $29B in weapons and defense technology to Saudi Arabia.  That transaction looked pretty dodgy, but after all of them donated huge sums to a certain foundation, the head of that foundation (who also just happened to be the Secretary of State) got the deal approved.  Oh, and Saudi Arabia kicked in more than $10M to the foundation just for some icing on the cake.  The new and improved candidate Hillary Clinton should definitely look into that one!

Green Energy Execs Praised by Clinton Foundation Indicted for $54M Ponzi Scheme.  Executives of a Pennsylvania green energy company singled out for praise by Bill Clinton were arrested on fraud charges on Thursday [9/3/2015] in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme.  The individuals are facing charges of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy over their roles in running a green energy company that authorities say was an elaborate $54 million Ponzi scheme, the Associated Press reported.

New emails show Hillary assisting for-profit college that paid Bill $16M.  New emails released from Hillary Clinton's email server reveal that while she was secretary of state, Clinton did a favor for a for-profit education company that later paid her husband more than $16 million.  In 2009, just a few months after Hillary took over at the Department of State, she was involved in planning a private dinner on education policy that featured herself, several State Department staff, and about a dozen individuals involved with higher education.  In one email, sent Aug. 2, 2009 and first noted by Inside Higher Ed, Clinton discusses the upcoming dinner and what guests should be invited.  She urges the department to invite a representative of the for-profit chain Laureate International Universities to the dinner.

Haiti Fraudster Had Line to Clinton at State Department.  A Clinton donor was granted a $10 million federal loan for a Haiti house-building scam around the day his lobbyist was in contact with Hillary Clinton about the project, emails released by the State Department show.  Lobbyist Jonathan Mantz, who served as Clinton's 2008 finance director, reached out to Clinton with details about his client Claudio Osorio's Haiti house-building efforts in January 2010.  The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal agency that works closely with the State Department, was in the process of approving a $10 million loan for Osorio's company InnoVida around the same time.  InnoVida later defaulted on the loan and the houses were never built.  Osorio, who has contributed to both the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign, is currently serving 12 years in federal prison on fraud charges related to the loan.

The Clintons Continue to Clinton.  What a mess.  Every week, seemingly every other day, there is a new shady revelation about Bill and Hillary Clinton that manages to top the last one.  For them there seems to be no bottom; for their supporters, there seems to be no self-respect. [...] The documents released this week exposing Bill's failed despotic money grab were discovered not by dogged journalists conducting extensive investigations of a top presidential contender but thanks to public records requests from Citizens United.  If we had an honest media, we'd see reporters trying to advance this story with some pointed questions.  Of course, if we had an honest media, it wouldn't have required a conservative non-profit to discover the Congo and North Korean outreach or the former president's willingness to cash those checks.

Emails show top Clinton aide discussed work for foundation, consulting firm while at State Dept..  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee raised questions Thursday [8/27/2015] about how a top Hillary Clinton aide's fundraising for the Clinton Foundation and job at a corporate advisory firm intersected with her work at the State Department.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questioned whether Huma Abedin's status as a Special Government Employee (SGE), which enabled her to hold four positions simultaneously, created conflicts of interest.  "How can the taxpayer know who exactly SGEs are working for at any given moment?" Grassley asked in a letter to Abedin and Secretary of State John Kerry.  "How can the ethics officer at the State Department know?"

5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Drop Out Of The Race.  [#5]  Both Hillary and Bill have long thought they are above the law.  Consequently, they've been dogged by scandals throughout their public life — they simply do what they want to do without thought of ethics, morals or legal limits.  The Clintons even have a lawyer — David Kendall — who seems to have had a full-time job for decades keeping investigators and investigations away from them.  This is a family that has set up a foundation that looks as if it were established to arrange favors for foreign interests and to use their money to fund Hillary's presidential run.

Union Official Charged With Illegal Clinton Donations Indicted for Mail Fraud.  Federal authorities indicted the former president of a Florida teachers' union on fraud charges on Thursday [8/20/2015], even as he faces additional charges in his home state over allegedly illegal campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton.  The Justice Department charged former Broward Teachers Union (BTU) president Patrick Santeramo with two counts of mail fraud for his alleged role in embezzling more than $35,000 in payments from a local school district.

If I Were Trey Gowdy....  [Scroll down]  Ever wonder why Hillary Clinton's long history of felonious malfeasance (an easy prosecution, I can assure you) hasn't led to criminal charges?  Easy answer:  Democrats and Republicans alike are protecting her, because public sector unions, corporate cronies, and other rentseekers carry far more influence than do the people.

The Annals of Corruption.  Hillary Clinton is a scandalous candidate for president of the United States.  Most people acknowledge this, at least judging by her plummeting poll numbers.  A raft of stories gives the distinct impression that she and her husband have been running an elaborate pay-to-play operation.  Donations to the Clinton Foundation may have produced favorable State Department policies dealing with Russia-owned U.S. uranium deposits, Haitian relief efforts, and foreign banking interests.  Her use of a personal email server while at the State Department, moreover, strongly suggests she has something to hide.

Obama, Clinton Foundation Donors Sold 'Green' Fuel to Military for $149 per Gallon.  The CEO and Board of Directors of Solazyme, a company the military paid $149 per gallon for "alternative" fuel, have donated more than $300,000 to Democratic candidates and committees, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.  Recipients of significant donations included the Obama Victory Fund and the Democratic National Committee.  Additionally, Solazyme donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Clinton Foundation Quietly Revises Mexican Billionaire's Donation.  Hillary Clinton's family foundation quietly updated its list of donors last week, significantly reducing the amount that it says has been given by a Mexican telecom tycoon whose company was recently accused of deceptive U.S. advertising.  The little-noticed update to the website of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation added contributions made in the first half of this year.  But it also dramatically reduced listed contributions from billionaire Carlos Slim.  Prior to the update, Slim was listed as a $1 million to $5 million contributor.  The updated version of the site says he has donated between $250,000 and $500,000.

Hillary Blames the Clinton Global Graft Initiative and Email Scandal on... Judicial Watch.  In an interview with the Mexican government's official broadcasting system, which is aligned with the Beltway One-Percenters' policies of open borders and the breakdown of the civil society, Hillary asserted that she has done absolutely nothing wrong.

Group backing Clinton gets $1M from untraceable donors.  Hillary Rodham Clinton told a cheering crowd at her largest rally so far that "the endless flow of secret, unaccountable money" must be stopped.  Two weeks later, the main super PAC backing her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination accepted a $1 million contribution that cannot be traced.

Donald Trump Explains What Everyone Already Knows: The Clintons Can Be Bought.  Donald Trump had a semi-rough night during Thursday's [8/6/2015] GOP debate, but he did a decent job explaining something that should be self-evident by now:  The Clintons will do anything for money.  Trump, who has donated to Hillary's political campaign and given at least $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, explained why he gives money to politicians:  "When I need something from them — two years later, three years later — I call them, [and] they are there for me," he said.  "With Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding.  You know why?  She had no choice, because I gave."

Half of Clintons' Charitable Giving in 2014 Went to Their Own Foundation.  Half of Bill and Hillary Clinton's charitable giving last year went to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to a review of the latest financial disclosures from their private foundation.  The Clintons earned more than $28 million in 2014 and claimed around $3 million in income as charitable tax deductions, according to tax returns released by Hillary Clinton's campaign last Friday [7/31/2015].  The campaign emphasized Clinton's charitable giving in a press statement, saying that it "represented 10.8 percent" of her income in 2014.  But roughly half of that money — $1.8 million — appears to have been channeled to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Contentions Hillary Clinton's Privilege.  The appearance of malfeasance that burdens Clinton's political ambition as did Jacob Marley's chains has lost much of its shock value if only because new revelations about her alleged misconduct are a near daily occurrence.  In just the last week alone, a variety of disclosures regarding Clinton's past and present behavior have exploded onto the headlines.  Their impact has, however, been muted.

Planned Parenthood Got Millions After Lobbying Hillary State Dept..  Planned Parenthood lobbied the Department of State many times during Hillary Clinton's tenure there and received tens of millions of dollars from foreign policy agencies over the past few years, according to a new report.  As secretary of state, Clinton attacked the Mexico City Policy, which bans federal funding of abortion overseas.  Her husband revoked the policy during his administration and President Obama lifted the ban upon taking office in 2009.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is tied to the State Department, steered more than $100 million in funding to Planned Parenthood, its international affiliates, and the pro-abortion Population Council between 2010 and 2012, according to the Government Accountability Office — about 20 percent of the nearly $500 million pro-abortion organizations received from taxpayers during that time frame.

Another Clinton Scandal: Will This Stop Her?  [Scroll down]  A few months later, Hillary announced what was in essence a compromise between UBS and the IRS.  After this intervention, according to the reports, UBS donations to the Clinton Foundation reached roughly $600,000 by the end of 2014, up from less than $60,000 just six years earlier.  The bank also paid Bill $1.5 million.  All he had to do was join Bob McCann, a UBS executive, in a series of economic forums.  Suspicion of a quid pro quo is further validated by media reports that UBS loaned $32 million to entrepreneurship and inner-city programs that the Clinton Foundation was involved in.  The reports are careful to say none of this is evidence of misconduct.  But it's all so consistent with the way the Clintons do business.

Swiss bank's donations to Clinton Foundation increased after Hillary intervention in IRS dispute.  Donations to the Clinton Foundation by Swiss bank UBS increased tenfold after Hillary Clinton intervened to settle a dispute with the IRS early in her tenure as secretary of state, according to a published report.  According to the Wall Street Journal, total donations by UBS to the foundation grew from less than $60,000 at the end of 2008 to approximately $600,000 by the end of 2014.  The Journal reports that the bank also lent $32 million through entrepreneurship and inner-city loan programs it launched in association with the foundation, while paying former President Bill Clinton $1.5 million to participate in a series of corporate question-and-answer sessions with UBS Chief Executive Bob McCann.

Planned Parenthood Received Millions of Dollars After Lobbying Clinton's State Department.  Planned Parenthood lobbied the Department of State many times during Hillary Clinton's tenure there and received tens of millions of dollars from foreign policy agencies over the past few years, according to a new report.  As secretary of state, Clinton attacked the Mexico City Policy, which bans federal funding of abortion overseas. Her husband revoked the policy during his administration and President Obama lifted the ban upon taking office in 2009. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is tied to the State Department, steered more than $100 million in funding to Planned Parenthood, its international affiliates, and the pro-abortion Population Council between 2010 and 2012, according to the Government Accountability Office — about 20 percent of the nearly $500 million pro-abortion organizations received from taxpayers during that time frame.

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What Did Hillary Clinton Talk About During Those Speeches? Cookies, Cars, Camp.  Hillary and Bill Clinton disclosed recently that they earned more than $25 million making speeches to business, trade and special interest groups over the past year or so; millions more went to the family's foundation.  What they actually told those groups is little known.  In most cases, only sponsors, registered guests or paid ticket holders were admitted.  Venues were monitored by the Secret Service and attendees warned to keep the content private.  "Our contract didn't allow us to record or transcribe... and no posting to our website," said Amanda Forster, spokeswoman for Premier Inc., a health-care consultancy that paid Mrs. Clinton $225,500 for a speech in Miami last year.

Clinton depositions blocked by judge.  A federal judge Tuesday [7/21/2015] blocked a scheduled deposition of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in a civil lawsuit that claims the Clinton Foundation operated as a criminal organization.  The conservative watchdog group Freedom Watch, which brought the lawsuit against the Clintons, had scheduled separate video-taped depositions for them next week.

'Abysmal' New Poll: 'Clinton Cash' Has Destroyed Hillary Clinton's Credibility.  A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday [7/22/2015] confirms that the bombshell revelations from the New York Times bestselling book Clinton Cash have blown a gaping hole in Hillary Clinton's credibility and trustworthiness — even before a single dollar in negative campaign ads has been spent.  Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Tim Malloy said Hillary Clinton's numbers on honesty and trustworthiness "border on abysmal."

Hillary Clinton pocketed maximum campaign donation from CEO in $30M fraud case.  While promising to put more Wall Street wrongdoers in jail, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton pocketed the maximum campaign donation of $2,700 form former Waste Management CEO Phillip B. Rooney, who was part of a $30.8 million settlement to a financial fraud case by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Mr. Rooney was cited with an $8.7 million share of the monitory relief and barred for life from serving as an officer or director of a public company as part of the 2005 settlement that ended SEC court action on allegations of cooking the books at the world's largest trash hauler.

Majority of Clinton Bundlers Also High-Dollar Foundation Donors.  The majority of the members of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton's National Finance Committee are also massive donors to the Clinton Foundation, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.  Of the 123 members of the National Finance Committee that were announced by the campaign on Wednesday, 72 are also listed donors to the Clinton Foundation.  Together, they have contributed between $56.7 million and $100.4 million to the foundation.  Most of the contributions to the Clinton Foundation came just as Clinton's official campaign was ramping up.  Fifty-four of the 72 National Finance Committee members that have given money to the foundation made their contributions as recently as 2014.

Clinton's Man in Morocco.  Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign failed to list a registered lobbyist for Morocco in its legally required disclosure of all bundled fundraising done by lobbyists, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.  Edward Gabriel, who was named U.S. Ambassador to Morocco by former President Bill Clinton in 1997, now runs the Gabriel Company, a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm that has had the government of Morocco as a client since 2002 and has been paid more than $3.7 million by the nation since that point.

Clintons Facilitated Donor's Haiti Project that Defrauded U.S. Out of Millions.  A federal agency rushed to approve funding for a Clinton donor's sham Haiti recovery project that ended up defrauding the U.S. government out of millions, according to court transcripts and internal government documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  Miami businessman Claudio Osorio, who is currently serving 12 years in federal prison on fraud charges, leveraged his relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton to help his company InnoVida obtain a $10 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for a Haiti housing project in 2010.  OPIC is an independent government agency that submits its annual budget requests through the State Department and works closely with the agency.

The Clintons, the Saudis, Dow Chemical, and a $4.9 Billion Ex-Im Loan.  Few in the odd coalition of Left and Right pushing for reauthorization of the 81-year-old Export-Import Bank have been louder than Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. [...] Clinton's defense of Ex-Im may be motivated by more than mere concern for American businesses.  Critics have argued that her family's byzantine network of political and business interests benefits tremendously from the bank's low-interest loans, and previous investigations have raised questions about the bank's independence from the Clintons' political pressure.  One Ex-Im deal in particular stands out in this regard, both for its sheer size and for its remarkable number of connections to Clinton friends, donors, organizations, and acolytes.

Clinton's Questionable Benevolence.  My favorite Clinton escapade has to do with Haiti.  The disastrous earthquake that left 230,000 dead and nearly leveled the entire country was ripe for Clinton mischief.  The statement that most captured my attention was the quote of what The Economist said, which is "The strange multi-dimensional role that Mr. Clinton as co-chair of the IHRC (Interim Haiti Recovery Commission), special UN envoy, former US president, spouse of the US secretary of state, and head of his own foundation which supports projects in the country, will continue to lead to confusion about for who he advocates and to whom he ultimately answers."  What could possibly go wrong there?  Every account asserts that Haiti is still in a disastrous state.  No one can purport that anything could possibly make Haiti a functional place.  It started as a poorly-run country so why would anyone expect that it would be a pristine place even after the huge international humanitarian effort?  Yet the details of Clinton cronyism and the disappointing results stagger even the most skeptical reader.

Medical Bill: Mystery donor picked up $150G tab for 2010 Clinton speech.  It was a big coup when a nonprofit medical trade group landed Bill Clinton as a speaker at its 2010 annual conference in Chicago — so big that some members wondered how the former president was being paid.  Not to worry, members of the Radiological Society of North America were told:  An anonymous donor footed his bill.  The $150,000 fee was a mere fraction of the $48 million Clinton took in from 215 speeches between 2009 and 2013, while his wife was secretary of state.

Senator Demands Lynch Look Into Clinton Ties to Shady Uranium Deal.  Senator Chuck Grassley has written a series of letters to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew demanding answers about a shady uranium deal with a company tied to the Clintons.

Hillary Clinton, Get This, Edited the Emails She Turned Over to State.  Another story the media won't discuss.  I saw someone note that altering official federal records — which Hillary's emails are — is a felony. [...] The White House is putting out the word that they're "disgusted" by the email scandal, but this is par for the course for this White House, which tacitly approves of actions but puts out claims about how "angry" they are.  There's a way a president can show his anger about remorseless law-breaking:  Appointing a Special Prosecutor with the power to investigate and bring criminal charges, if warranted.

Hillary Gump.  The modern locus classicus of government overreach was the Watergate scandal.  Over forty years ago Hillary was there as a young legal intern purportedly advising the House Judiciary Committee during the congressional investigations.  She was also reportedly let go by her superiors for unethical conduct — quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  From Watergate to Travelgate to Filegate to Whitewater to the current quid pro quos of the Clinton Foundation to her recent destruction of private emails and her private server while serving as secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has been at or near lots of government scandals of the last half-century.  Twenty years ago Hillary Clinton was brazenly evading federal law by hiding her legal records from a court-ordered subpoena for documents — in the same fashion that in 2015 she destroyed all traces of her email correspondence on her private server, in violation of State Department protocol and most likely federal law.

Cruz: If Hillary Was Republican Media Would Have 'Special Prosecutor Watch'.  Sunday on Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz," Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said if a Republican had done the ethically questionable things Hillary Clinton did with private email servers, Clinton Foundation foreign donations and former president Clinton's soaring speech fees the media would set up "every day on every Sunday show," a "special prosecutor watch."  Cruz said, "Mainstream media is not fair and impartial.  They are protecting Barack Obama and this presidency.  I think no one is more ready for Hillary than the mainstream media."  He continued, "If any Republican did what she's [Hillary Clinton] doing right now, she doesn't take any press interviews and the press is docile ... How many criminal investigations are ongoing into Hillary Clinton right now?"

Hillary Tries to Rebut Clinton Cash, Fails Miserably.  [Scroll down]  In fact, there are two stages to the Uranium One scandal, as Schweizer spells out in detail.  Stage one was when Bill Clinton helped to facilitate and legitimize the acquisition of vast uranium deposits in Kazakhstan by a previously-unknown company called UrAsia Energy, and the subsequent merger of UrAsia with Uranium One.  The individuals who benefited from those transactions poured more than $100 million into the Clinton Foundation prior to 2009.  These are the donations that Hillary refers to when she says that "the timing doesn't work" because she was not yet Secretary of State.  The second stage of the Uranium One scandal occurred later, when a Russian company controlled by the Russian State Nuclear Agency bought Uranium One, which by that time controlled around  one-half  20% of the uranium in the United States.

For-Profit Schools Target Vulnerable Vets, Give to Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton took aim at the for-profit education industry last week saying it lies to military veterans to boost profits, but the industry's most predatory schools are Clinton Foundation donors.  Clinton during an event in Nevada last Thursday accused for-profit schools of exploiting the so-called 90-10 rule in order to "target service members, veterans, and their families with false promises and deceptive marketing"; the rule, established by the amended Higher Education Act of 1965, caps the percentage of total revenue for-profit schools can receive from Title IV federal financial aid.  The rule forbids for-profit schools from receiving 90 percent of their revenue from federal financial aid — but the amount of federal money they receive in the form of veterans' benefits is not restricted — making service members and veterans attractive prey for the revenue hungry industry.  The school relying on veterans' benefits most has been the for-profit University of Phoenix, which took in nearly $1 billion in G.I. Bill funds from 2009 to 2014 according to PBS.

Hillary Clinton's shameful charge to a children's charity.  Hillary Clinton says, "Success isn't measured by how much the wealthiest Americans have, but by how many children climb out of poverty."  So why did she charge an exorbitant speaking fee to a charity that helps poor kids?

Ex-charity exec who helped expose $500G Clinton Foundation donation faces legal threats.  A former charity executive who helped expose a questionable $500,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation is now being threatened by her old bosses with a lawsuit seeking tens of thousands of dollars, FoxNews.com has learned.  Sue Veres Royal, former executive director at the Happy Hearts Fund, was initially quoted in a May 29 New York Times article that said the charity lured Bill Clinton to a 2014 gala only after offering a $500,000 donation to The Clinton Foundation.  His office previously had turned down the charity's invitations, but this time he accepted; the accompanying donation amounted to almost a quarter of the gala's net proceeds.

The Hillary Paradox.  The Hillary Paradox consists of two perceptions that are irreconcilable.  The first is that Hillary Clinton is a person of uncommon decency, compassionate and deeply committed to justice.  The second is that many of her actions over many years are the work of a person who couldn't possibly be uncommonly decent.  How could someone with a wonderful reputation so often behave disreputably?

Hillary, Lord Acton, and Willie Sutton.  It was Lord Acton, 19th century English Catholic historian and statesman whose quarrel with Anglican Archbishop Mandell Creighton prompted Acton's famous axiom:  "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."  Willie Sutton, 20th century legendary American bank robber whose appetite for vacuuming bank vaults, cashiers' drawers, and jewelry cases, provoked lifelong unrepentant recidivism, when asked why he robbed banks, quipped:  "Because that's where the money is."  With gymnastics perhaps unmatched by any political duo in U.S. history, Hillary Clinton, along with nominal husband former president Bill, consort of convenience, have straddled Lord Acton's wrath and Willie Sutton's passion.

All The 'Clinton Cash' Questions Hillary Refuses to Answer.  For example, Hillary hasn't explained why her State Department approved the transfer of 20% of US uranium to the Russian government — even as her family foundation hauled in $145 million from investors in the deal, and Bill received $500,000 from a Kremlin-backed bank for a speech in Moscow.  Hillary has yet to explain why there was no conflict of interest in allowing top investors in the Keystone XL pipeline to pay her husband $1.8 million to deliver 10 speeches, even as she quietly shepherded an environmental impact study through her State Department that proved largely supportive of the pipeline.

The Times' and the Clintons' Converging Conflicts of Interest.  The latest revelations to turn up in this mutual backscratching world of the Democrat-Media Complex was reported by The Washington Free Beacon's Alana Goodman, who happens to be a former AIM intern.  "A little-known private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York Times' charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper's editorial page endorsed Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, according to tax documents reviewed" by the Free Beacon, Goodman reports.  Mrs. Clinton received the Times' endorsement in January 2008, over then-candidate Barack Obama. The Times has refused to tell Goodman when in 2008 the donation was made.  Was this donation it made before, or after, the endorsement?  Did one of them affect the other?

Hillary's favor machine.  New revelations have surfaced that Hillary was doling out favors far earlier than previously known.  It simply confirms what the public already knows about America's quintessential political family:  If there is a seam in legal lexicon as narrow as the word "is," the Clintons will find it and turn it into a broad boulevard of personal gain.

Study Marxism to Understand Hillary.  It's no secret that Bill and Hillary Clinton's family structure exists in name only.  Bill, the disgraced former president impeached by the House, betrayed Hillary and had sex with a White House intern.  He is a serial adulterer.  But the Clintons have stayed together for political reasons, so that Hillary can pursue her political career.  Together, along with daughter Chelsea, this arrangement has generated nearly $2 billion in donations to a family foundation that now finds itself embroiled in financial scandals over where the money went, and what it paid for.

Top 10 Questions Hillary Clinton Won't Answer.  [#1]  Why did Hillary Clinton approve the transfer of 20% of U.S. uranium to the Russian government, even as her family foundation hauled in $145 million from investors in the deal, and Bill received $500,000 from a Kremlin-backed bank for a speech in Moscow?

The Clinton Foundation Reeks of Crooks, Thieves, and Hoods.  Hillary Clinton "re-launched" her floundering campaign Saturday [6/13/2015] on Roosevelt Island, formerly and fittingly known as Welfare Island.  Clinton's desperate effort to associate herself with "everyday Americans" contrasts starkly with the crooked elites with whom she and Bill normally cavort.  In fact, the Clinton Foundation, Bill and Hillary's elaborate slush fund, includes numerous donors and even one-time board members with dodgy backgrounds, shady dealings, and even criminal convictions that should repel rather than lure a once and perhaps future president of the United States.

Clinton Crime Fund Taps "Mistress of Disaster" Jamie Gorelick as Defense Counsel.  Gorelick is known worldwide as "The Mistress of Disaster" for her involvement in not one, but two, trillion-dollar disasters.  Oh, and Politiho's Josh Gerstein notes that Gorelick's last federal litigation experience was also a catastrophe:  she represented Duke University in its infamous persecution of the school's lacrosse team for rapes that never occurred.  Duke was forced to settle with members of the team after Gorelick's stellar work.

Bill Clinton Isn't Corrupt Until Someone Proves He's Corrupt, Says Bill Clinton.  [Scroll down]  Today [6/11/2015], Bill gave an interview to Bloomberg, in which he responded to allegations that the Clinton Foundation was nothing more than a slush fund, useful for padding the pockets of State Department bigwigs, employing friends, and giving Chelsea Clinton employees to berate and harass (allegedly) so that she had something to do to pass the time.  Instead of giving the outright denial, Bill Clinton did what Clintons usually do in these situations:  ask if there's any concrete evidence.

Favors to foundation donors stretch back to Hillary Clinton's Senate days.  Hillary Rodham Clinton's efforts to provide favors to major donors to her husband's global charity or her own political career stretch back far earlier than her tenure as America's top diplomat, dating to the time she served as a U.S. senator and had the power to earmark federal funds and influence legislation, records show.  For instance, Mrs. Clinton introduced a bill when she was New York's junior senator that allowed a donor to the Clinton Foundation to use tax-exempt bonds to build a shopping center in Syracuse, New York, public records show.

Bill Clinton defends family foundation.  Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that if his wife is elected president he will stop giving paid speeches and, if she asks, step down from the foundation that bears his name and has fueled attacks against her during her nascent campaign.

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Since the words came from Bill Clinton, it is necessary to parse carefully.  He says he will stop giving paid speeches if his wife is elected president.  This allows him to keep giving paid speeches until the polls close on election day, or forever if he dumps Hillary and remarries by then.  And if Hillary asks, he will step down from the Clinton foundation.  But why would she ask?

Clinton Foundation donors have a bribery problem.  A pair of Clinton Foundation donors with financial ties to the former first family have both been at the center of major corruption cases, raising questions about why they chose to give millions to the Clintons' charity.  Nigerian businessman Gilbert Chagoury's connections to the Clintons have come under scrutiny following revelations that State Department policy may have benefited him personally while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.  Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has repeatedly pressed the State Department for documentation of Hillary Clinton's decision not to place Boko Haram on the terrorist watch list while serving as secretary of state.

Hillary's 'No Ceilings' Project Accepted $5 Million From Sexual Abuser.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "No Ceilings" women's empowerment project at the Clinton Foundation accepted a $5 million commitment last December from a Swiss billionaire even as his lawyers were fighting in federal court to hide his darkest secret — a long record of sexually abusing women.

Unhappy with Hillary.  The only thing more fun to watch than Hillary Clinton's falling poll numbers is to see her fans in the news media turning against her as 2015-16 election cycle gets underway. [...] The sprawling Clinton Global Initiative "has sucked in so much cash from so many sources that, with some creativity, it can be tied to virtually any skullduggery," writes The Washington Post's political pugilist Dana Milbank.  "Alleged wrongdoing at FIFA? There's a Clinton tie.  International arms dealers?  The Kremlin?  Uranium production?  Human rights violators?  Known felons?  All can be connected to the Clintons," Mr. Milbank says.

If Your BS Detector Isn't Shrieking, It's Broken.  The corrupts-everything-it-touches bribe vacuum known as Hillary Clinton is still disgracing the national stage, 24 years after she first displayed her con-artist colors.  Hillary's most enduring accomplishment is the Clinton Foundation — a glorification of bribery, chicanery, flim-flam and cons so outrageously perfected that it serves up examples of every con known to humanity in one form or another.  And as she learned from hubby Bill — if the smarmy charm-con fails, quickly revert to veiled threats.  "You'll never work in this town again!"  Hillary would fit right into Melville's river boat teeming with con-artists.  The accent she uses on the marks — oops, I mean audience — changes as readily as the camouflage on a chameleon.  Upper Midwest, Noo Yawk, Fake-Southern — what you hear depends on the credulity of her marks.

DOJ Brings Charges Against Soccer Federation FIFA But Not the Clintons.  It was not much of a surprise to some to see the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) bring corruption charges against the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) this week.  After all, the granting of World Cup hosting rights to Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022), appeared highly suspect, along with several other apparent "pay to play" coincidences.  Considering the nature of the charges against FIFA, it seems only logical to wonder if, or when, such charges will be levied against Bill and Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton the inauthentic.  [Scroll down]  The vast array of contributors to the foundation (and those who paid the Clintons to give speeches) gives endless material to critics, and to the media:  the uranium mining company that funneled money to the foundation while it had business before the State Department; the State arms-sale approvals for foundation contributors; the scores of foundation donors who lobbied State; the Canadian affiliate of the foundation that didn't disclose its donors; the Keystone XL pipeline bankers who paid the Clintons to speak; the fees charged to a charity for tsunami victims; the use of an unreported pass-through company; Hillary Clinton's brother's ties to a Haitian gold mine; the money from countries with poor human-rights records; and contributions to the foundation from Qatar while Bill Clinton gave a boost to its controversial World Cup bid.  The Clintons' defenders will say none of this is illegal, and that may be so.  The problem is appearance.  Clinton can talk all she wants about income inequality and reducing the influence of money in politics, but her recent experience makes her seem insincere.

Clinton Donated $100K to New York Times Group the Same Year Paper Endorsed Her.  A little-known private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York Times' charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper's editorial page endorsed Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, according to tax documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.  The Clinton Family Foundation, a separate entity from the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, has been the family's vehicle for personal charitable giving since 2001.  It is funded directly by the Clintons and distributes more than $1 million a year to civic and educational causes.

Drip, Drip, Drip.  With the drip, drip, drip of the many conflicts of interest which enrich the Clinton family and bedevil Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, one refrain remains constant among the liberal punditry:  "These stories are not hurting Hillary's support among Democrats."  Even if the claim were true — which appears increasingly dubious — what does persistently strong support for Mrs. Clinton in the face of endless stories of the Clinton Foundation accepting money from foreign countries that had important business before Hillary's State Department say about Democratic voters?

Clinton Slush Fund Took $10 Million From African Church Which Likens Gays to Devils.  [C]onsidering Grandma just recently embraced gay marriage this ought to get messy.  Nah, who are we kidding?

Elderly female mob boss tries race- and gender-baiting while studiously avoiding questions from press.  Hypothetically speaking, if I'd amassed $150 million through a massive racketeering and money-laundering operation, I'd be avoiding the press as well.  But I wouldn't be running for president.

Chafee: 'Too many ethical questions' surround Hillary.  Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee's (D) presidential candidacy is less than 24 hours old, and he's already doing something no other Democratic challenger has:  directly bashing front-runner Hillary Clinton's ethics.  During a Thursday morning [6/4/2015] interview on CNN's "New Day," Chafee laid out a litany of ethics allegations that have followed Clinton throughout her career.  "It's a long record going back over decades of questionable ethical practices.  People groan when I bring up Whitewater and all these things, the Rose Law Firm records; it seems like it never stops," Chafee said, mentioning issues from Clinton's time as first lady.

IRS sends Congress unsigned form letter to brush off demands for Clinton Foundation investigation.  The IRS responded to a Republican request for an investigation into the Clinton Foundation's tax-exempt status with a one-page form letter that starts with "Dear Sir or Madam."  In May, more than 50 House Republicans asked the IRS to review the Clinton Foundation's tax-exempt status, after it became clear that the foundation had failed to report millions of dollars in grants from foreign governments.  That letter, led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, said a review was "appropriate" given that this money was accepted and not reported while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state.

Latest Clinton Cash Scandal Carries National Security Implications.  Ever since his days in Arkansas, Bill Clinton has had an unerring ability to sniff out corruption and get in bed with it. [...] Examples are easy to list:  Colombia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, and Algeria are among them.  The Clinton interests also made out very well in Haiti.  Cash has also rolled in from FIFA, the world's most corrupt sports organization.  But the latest episode in the Clinton Cash scandals stems not from the third world or from a third world-dominated soccer federation.  Rather, it involves Sweden.

Whistleblower Tells Oversight Committee of Crimes Committed By Hillary and Huma Abedin.  Two whistleblowers met behind closed doors with the Oversight Committee staffers and the lead general counsel for the committee.  The revelations are nothing short of explosive.  One of the whistleblowers is already well known, Richard Higbie, but the second one, who is still unnamed has evidence of possible crimes by Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton and a cover up of those crimes by former Acting Inspector General of the State Department, Harold Geisel, who had previously been accused of playing politics in his position as watchdog for the State Department.

House Committee Knows Of Hillary Email Server Whistleblower.  The Daily Caller learned of a three-hour May 1 meeting two State Department whistleblowers held with the general counsel and staffers for the Oversight Committee, which is led by Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz.  According to a copy of notes from that meeting, State Department whistleblower Richard Higbie and another whistleblower told of an inspector-turned-whistleblower with State's office of the inspector general who claims his investigation into Abedin's work with Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm, led to the discovery of Clinton's private email server.

Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial.  A Florida judge has set a trial date in the racketeering case against the Clinton Foundation and Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered the racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case to head to trial January 20, 2016.  The order, entered Friday [5/29/2015] and obtained by the Washington Examiner, came days after Larry Klayman of Freedom of Watch filed a lengthy civil complaint against the Clintons and their foundation in the same court.

Bill Clinton's foundation cashed in as Sweden lobbied Hillary on sanctions.  Bill Clinton's foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times.  The Swedish entity, called the William J. Clinton Foundation Insamlingsstiftelse, was never disclosed to or cleared by State Department ethics officials, even though one of its largest sources of donations was a Swedish government-sanctioned lottery.

Junk Journalism.  [Scroll down]  Hillary and Bill raked in $30 million in speaking fees in just the last 16 months (about $62,500 per day).  Their left-wing politics supposedly gave them immunity from the obvious conclusion that they were con artists who had created a huge family racket (Chelsea gets $600,000 a year to help run it; Sidney Blumenthal got $10,000 a month in consulting fees) to shake down corporate grandees and foreign governments.  The motive seems unapologetic greed:  the savvy dealmakers could donate to a former president's and likely future president's shell organization that hired their former, out-of-work flacks, provided the Clintons with free jet travel, and still funneled 10% of the cash to charities as progressive cover — as they looked for insider concessions like cell phone contracts or uranium acquisitions.

Hillary is inevitable no more.  Two new polls released Tuesday [6/2/2015] show that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not on any sort of glide-path to the U.S. presidency.  The full effect of Peter Scheitzer's new book, Clinton Cash, is starting to make itself felt.  Schweitzer's simple and sound investigative work has been picked up and expanded upon by the mainstream media, showing how the Clintons have enriched themselves and filled their foundation's coffers with help from corporate and foreign interests with business before the State Department under her tenure.

Top 5 Reasons America is Toast.  [#3] We have a former Secretary of State who now wants to be President but while Secretary of State her private family foundation took tens of millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments that were, at the same time, lobbying the very State Department she was in charge of for permission to buy over a hundred billion dollars worth of weapons.  How this fails to qualify as a federal crime is beyond me given that a foreign agent is unable to buy a Senator lunch.

Flashback: The Time Hillary Clinton Implied Barack Obama May Have Ties to Hamas.  Bill and Hillary Clinton have a long list of shady associates:  Frank Giustra, Denis O'Brien, Sidney Blumenthal, Norman Hsu, Hassan Nemazee, Jon Corzine, Jeffrey Epstein, Ron Burkle, Marc Rich, Webb Hubbell, Sant Chatwal, Sheldon Silver, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, David Brock, and the Qatari government, to name a few.  These days, the Clintons don't think shady associations should have any bearing on a candidates qualifications for office. [...] It wasn't long ago that Hillary Clinton was attacking Barack Obama for associating with certain unsavory individuals, such as the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who, as Hillary alleged during a 2008 debate, had ties to Louis Farrakhan and the terrorist group Hamas.

Meet Cody Shearer, the Strangest Character in Hillary's Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy.  Few people have heard of Cody Shearer, the unsanctioned diplomat, private eye, and Clinton flunky whose name surfaced in connection with the so-called intelligence reports Sidney Blumenthal was channeling to Hillary Clinton during her time at the State Department.  But this shadowy fixture of the Clinton machine was everywhere in the 1990s — including war-torn Bosnia, where he became the subject of a State Department investigation after he represented himself as an agent of the U.S. government and took cash from a genocidal warlord.

Clinton's Corruption.  The Clinton Foundation "received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments" from corporations, foreign sources and other groups in 2014, The Washington Post reported 10 days ago.  That's in addition to "millions" in foreign donations for the years 2010 to 2013 that were not reported until Reuters asked about them in April.  Which were in addition to millions in foreign donations the Clinton Foundation acknowledged after The Washington Post asked about them in February. [...] In more than two decades in national politics, Hillary Clinton has succeeded only at peddling influence and orchestrating smear campaigns against women her husband molested.  Ms. Clinton is greedy and corrupt.  She has a reckless disregard for the truth and national security.  She has a record barren of achievement.  Ms. Clinton is popular with her party despite all this.

The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for.  Among all the rivers of money that have flowed to the Clinton family, one seems to raise the biggest national security questions of all: the stream of cash that came from 20 foreign governments who relied on weapons export approvals from Hillary Clinton's State Department.  Federal law designates the secretary of state as "responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of sales" of arms, military hardware and services to foreign countries.  In practice, that meant that Clinton was charged with rejecting or approving weapons deals — and when it came to Clinton Foundation donors, Hillary Clinton's State Department did a whole lot of approving.

The Clinton Foundation Took Money from Saudi Propagandists.  In December 2008, as Hillary Clinton prepared for the hearings that would confirm her as the next U.S. secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation disclosed a list of its donors — separated into tiers by amount given — to reassure the public and Congress that the former first lady would avoid any potential conflicts of interest in her new perch atop Foggy Bottom.  "I agree that these are matters that have to be handled with the greatest of care and transparency," Clinton said during her confirmation hearing.  A look at one organization that made a donation in the range of $1 million to $5 million shows how the Clintons' gestures toward transparency often revealed little.

Clinton's corruption: She peddles influence, accomplishes nothing.  The Clinton Foundation "received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments" from corporations, foreign sources and other groups in 2014, The Washington Post reported 10 days ago.  That's in addition to "millions" in foreign donations for the years 2010 to 2013 that were not reported until Reuters asked about them in April.  Which were in addition to millions in foreign donations the Clinton Foundation acknowledged after The Washington Post asked about them in February.

Clinton Foundation raked in over $1M from colleges in three years.  The Clinton Foundation has raked in more than $1 million in just three years from colleges and universities willing to pay big bucks to host its annual networking event.  The University of Miami — which is headed by former Bill Clinton Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala — shelled out at least $250,000 in March for the multi-day program called the Clinton Global Initiative University, foundation records show.  The Florida school refused to specify the total amount it spent to host the program, which featured headliners Bill and Chelsea Clinton.

Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit.  The lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the Florida judge seize the private server on which Hillary Clinton and her aides hosted their emails while she served as secretary of state.  Klayman has filed dozens of lawsuits against the Clintons and other prominent politicians.  The racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case alleges the former first couple and their family philanthropy traded political favors for donations or generous speaking fees for Bill Clinton while his wife was the nation's chief diplomat.

How low can the Clintons go?  Just when you thought Family Clinton, consisting of ex president Bill Clinton, first woman president wannabe Hillary Rodham Clinton and maybe future president wannabe Chelsea Clinton, couldn't sink any lower, lie any more, be more morally deviant along comes a blockbuster report in the New York Times proving the Clintons will do anything, and we mean anything, for money including ripping off children's education.  And more.  The NYTimes' report is long, detailed and well worthwhile reading in its entirety but in essence Clinton took his large standard speaking fee from a charity dedicated to building schools in tsunami ripped Thailand and earthquake wracked Haiti to prevent them from never being "dead broke" again.  And more.

Sachs: Clintons 'In Utter Pursuit of Money All The Time'.  Liberal economist Jeffrey Sachs remarked Bill and Hillary Clinton are in "utter pursuit of money" practically "all the time" Thursday night [5/28/2015] on MSNBC's The Last Word during a discussion of dark money politics.  "They are the ultimate schmoozers," he said.  "Bill Clinton's the one that opened the Democratic Party to Wall Street, really wrecked the party in ideological terms, I would say, and created a lot of the mischief that led here.  Now we see how just frankly in utter pursuit of money they are all the time, so they're vulnerable."  The Clintons have racked up more than $130 million in speaking engagements alone since leaving the White House in 2001, and they face charges of doing favors for people that donated to the Clinton Foundation.

Absence Of A Smoking Gun Doesn't Equate To Innocence.  I bring this up because every time there's a new revelation about the unseemly practices of the Clintons, every time a new trough of documents or fresh disclosures come to light, scads of news outlets and Clinton spinners insist that "there's no smoking gun" proving beyond all doubt that Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation did anything wrong.  The guy who set the bar so low that it's basically stuck in the mud was ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.  In a now-infamous interview with Peter Schweizer, author of the investigatory exposé "Clinton Cash," Stephanopoulos grilled Schweizer about his partisan conflicts of interest.

Clinton Foundation accused of trading ex-president's presence for donation.  The New York Times reported Friday on a questionable arrangement last year involving Bill Clinton's attendance at a fundraising gala thrown by a school-building charity.  According to the report, Clinton agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award at the June 2014 gala, hosted by the Happy Hearts Fund, only after founder Petra Nemcova offered to give $500,000 to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.  Sue Veres Royal, the group's executive director at the time who was later "dismissed," alleged that this amounted to a "quid pro quo."

An Award for Bill Clinton Came With $500,000 for His Foundation.  [Scroll down]  Never publicly disclosed, the episode provides a window into the way the Clinton Foundation relies on the Clintons' prestige to amass donors large and small, offering the prospect, as described in the foundation's annual report, of lucrative global connections and participation in a worldwide mission to "unlock human potential" through "the power of creative collaboration."

The latest Clinton shoe: Bill's shell corporation.  Just two days after President Obama confirmed that Hillary Clinton would be his secretary of state, Bill Clinton set up a shell corporation to "channel" his payments for unspecified consulting work. [...] With WJC LLC set up as a limited-liability company with no assets and no employees, there was no need to report any of the cash that passed through it — not on Hillary's personal disclosure statements then, not on her campaign forms now.  This perfectly legal mechanism provides certain tax advantages — notwithstanding the Clintons' repeated claims that the rich "aren't paying their fair share of taxes."

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State Department spending followed foreign Clinton Foundation donors.  Countries and companies that donated to the Clinton Foundation or paid Bill Clinton heavy fees for speeches saw an increase in State Department activity while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.  The presidential candidate's supporters have dismissed as conspiracy theories allegations that she and her husband traded political favors for contributions to their foundation or for lucrative speaking engagements.  A Washington Examiner analysis of Clinton Foundation donors suggests the State Department ramped up its diplomatic activity, foreign assistance and/or investment in countries that gave to the Clinton Foundation and hosted Bill Clinton for high-profile speeches.

Foundation adviser's double-duty counseling Hillary on Benghazi.  Hillary Rodham Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal was drawing a $10,000 monthly salary from the Clinton Foundation while he was penning emails to her at the State Department about Benghazi, it was revealed Thursday [5/28/2015].  Blumenthal is a longtime Clinton adviser, but her efforts to bring him to the State Department in 2009 were thwarted by the Obama administration.  After Clinton lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Blumenthal was placed on the foundation's payroll at the request of Bill Clinton, Politico reported.

Teflon Tony Rodham, the Clintons' Shady Id.  Sitting in a courtroom three years ago, after skipping out on a sizable legal bill, Hillary Rodham Clinton's youngest brother struck a reassuring tone:  Don't worry, the money is coming.  "I deal through the Clinton Foundation," Tony Rodham said, according to court transcripts uncovered by the New York Times.  He gave his word that Hillary and Bill were setting him up with Haitian-government permits to build a $22 million housing development in the earthquake-stricken country.

Clinton Foundation paid ally $10,000 per month while he advised on Libya.  Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, earned about $10,000 a month as a full-time employee of the Clinton Foundation while he was providing unsolicited intelligence on Libya to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the arrangement.  Blumenthal was added to the payroll of the Clintons' global philanthropy in 2009 — not long after advising Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign — at the behest of former president Bill Clinton, for whom he had worked in the White House, say the sources.

Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10,000 monthly salary.  The Clinton Foundation paid Sidney Blumenthal, an unofficial adviser to Hillary Clinton who emailed her reports on the situation in Libya, a monthly salary of about $10,000, according to Politico.  Blumenthal, a longtime Clinton confidant, joined the foundation's payroll in 2009 and was switched to a similar contract without benefits in 2013.  That contracted ended in March of that year.

Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions.  And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news.  The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer's governing body and has partnered with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association on several occasions, according to donor listings on the foundation's website.  Several top FIFA executives were arrested Wednesday [5/27/2015] in Zurich and face corruption charges stretching back two decades, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Bill and Hillary Clinton omit 'shell company' when filing financial records: report.  Hillary and Bill Clinton's newly filed financial statement omits a company the former President used to provide consulting services, the Associated Press reports.  The omission of WJC, LLC is completely legal since it has no financial assets, but is the latest sign of how complex the Clintons' finances have grown as they've made millions in speeches in recent years.  Federal ethics rules require candidates to report assets of more than $1,000, so the corporation was exempt.

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department.  Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous.  A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States' oil-rich ally in the Middle East.  Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region's fragile balance of power.  The deal appeared to collide with the State Department's documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family.

Hillary Advisor's Foreign Influence-Hustling Fits Long Pattern Of Corruption.  So Hillary confidante Sid Blumenthal tried to cash in on post-war Libyan spoils while advising the then-secretary of state on Libyan policy.  Such foreign influence-peddling is nothing new for the Clintons.  It dates back to the '90s.

Clinton's Compulsive Speechifying.  I wasn't planning to write, again, about Hillary Clinton's compulsive speechifying.  I already weighed in nearly a year ago urging her to stop talking.  For money, that is.  That unheeded advice came, by my accounting, some $6 million ago.  Not including Bill Clinton's speeches.  Not including any speeches that Hillary Clinton made on behalf of the family foundation, which just disclosed that, um, it neglected to disclose somewhere between $12 million and $26 million of money it made by booking the Clintons.  Because, the foundation explained, this money counted as "revenue," not "donations," and therefore was not reported.

Top 5 Cover-ups Orchestrated by Clinton Consigliere Cheryl Mills.  Hillary Clinton had named Mills responsible for "identifying and preserving all emails that could potentially be federal records." [...] There's something to be said for having a professional investigator tirelessly interrogate Mills outside of the circus-like atmosphere of a public hearing.

Hillary Clinton's scandals piling up faster than flakes in a snowstorm.  This week brought a new batch of bombshells.  The Washington Post reported that, in addition to $5 million she earned from her latest book, Clinton earned $11.7 million by delivering 51 speeches since January 2014.  The paper reported that she was paid an astonishing $625,000 for two speeches — in one day!  Stack those facts up against her recent remark that the only answer to income inequality is to "topple" the 1 percent of wealthy Americans, and it's obvious that she's long past the point of simple hypocrisy.

What Hillary said in her lucrative speeches remains a mystery.  The Clintons earned more than $25 million in 2014 from speech income, and a second list released by the Clinton Foundation this week showed that an additional $12 million or more was directed to the family charity after 2001 from 97 speeches made by Bill, Hillary or Chelsea Clinton to various universities, businesses and foreign entities.  The Clintons have offered no explanation for how they decided which speech earnings to donate to their charity and which to take as income.  The lists offer a glimpse into complex relationships the Clintons have with numerous special interests that hired them as speakers, all of which could pose ethical questions as Hillary Clinton makes a run for the White House.  Clinton has guarded herself from some criticism by keeping the speech texts private and signing contracts in which her remarks must be closely held.

In just five weeks, Hillary has had a lifetime quota of scandals.  Everybody knows that there are no secrets in the age of Snowden and that transparency is now a requirement for the political class.  But Clinton conducts public business on a private server, destroys 30,000 e-mails of her choosing and provides the rest in boxes of unsearchable paper records.  Everyone knows that social media and the 24-hour news cycle create an insatiable demand for content, which presidential campaigns must strive to fill.  Clinton grants media access in frothy little dollops even as large controversies unfold.  This is creating a crisis of relevance for members of the traveling press, who are either compromised by complicity or moved to rebellion.

Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments.  The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday [5/21/2015] that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups.  The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign.

Is Hillary's Candidacy Just Another Business Deal?  It is said that a lot of second- and third-tier Republican candidates (Carson, Huckabee, Fiorina, etc) are only running to enable them to get nice post-campaign media contracts from Fox News, and in a similar vein I've been wondering whether Hillary's entire candidacy isn't basically the same thing, just on the Clinton scale.  And apparently I'm not the only one thinking this.

Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits.  In the Clinton administration's final months, then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton took an active role in White House efforts to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time that the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, Clinton-era documents show.

Two Kinds of Bribes.  [Scroll down]  Hillary and Bill have received tens of millions of dollars of general bribes disguised as "speaking fees."  In the history of disguises, a long history (it goes back at least to the time Satan disguised himself as a snake in the Garden of Eden), rarely has a disguise been less likely to deceive anyone.  You might almost say that these speaking fees were so transparent that they were bribes disguised as bribes.  If Hillary and Bill got paid for their speeches on the basis of merit, those speeches must have been far and away the greatest ever given in the history of speeches.

The 'Old and Relentless': The Clinton soap opera continues.  It is about 20 years on from being "The Young and the Restless."  It has become "The Old and Relentless."  Washed Up.  Won't stop talking.  Won't stop spinning.  Won't stop lying.  Won't stop taking money.  The characters, well, William Shakespeare could not have thunk them up.  Machiavelli would have blushed before he created such shameless creatures.

Clinton Foundation Silent on Blumenthal's Exit Date.  Controversial Clinton pal Sidney Blumenthal is no longer on the Clinton Foundation payroll, but it is still unclear when he left and under what circumstances.  A spokesperson for the foundation told the Washington Free Beacon that Blumenthal "hasn't worked here in a while," but did not confirm when he left or why.  Blumenthal did not respond to request for comment.  The New York Times reported on Monday [5/18/2015] that Blumenthal was simultaneously working for the foundation, entities with business interests in Libya, and providing foreign policy advice to Hillary Clinton while she was at the State Department.

The Return of Sid Vicious.  Charity Navigator should make this an informal rule:  If your charity is employing Sidney Blumenthal, it automatically goes on the watch list.  The ethical controversies around Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have often seemed 1990s redux, and never more so than this week, when a New York Times story resurfaced longtime Clinton loyalist Blumenthal.  According to the Times, from his perch at the Clinton Foundation, Blumenthal was sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton memos on Libya that she forwarded around the State Department, even though they were occasion for eye-rolling by the professionals.

Hillary's private spy and their shady foreign policy.  Veteran Democratic strategist Bob Shrum wrote in his memoir that he witnessed [Sid] Blumenthal working the phones in the Clinton White House, saying "that Monica Lewinsky was unreliable; she had a bad reputation around the White House; she'd been obsessed with the president; she was a stalker."  But Blumenthal's e-mails on Libya, written like intelligence cables and given the sort of attention most secretaries of state would reserve for the professional analyses produced by Foggy Bottom's own Bureau of Intelligence and Research, suggest that he serves as a policy adviser, officially or not.

Pro-Clinton super PAC hit with FEC complaint, allegations of illegal in-kind contributions.  Correct the Record, a super PAC providing a rapid-response team and opposition research for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential run, was hit Wednesday [5/20/2015] with a complaint to the Federal Election Commission that alleges the group's activity violates campaign finance law.  The complaint, filed by Washington-based watchdog group Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), accused the group of providing illegal in-kind contributions to Mrs. Clinton's campaign.  The complaint used Correct the Record's own words and mission statement to make the case, including telling Bloomberg Politics that it would function as the Clinton campaign's "political research and communications war room."

Hillary Clinton and the Saga of Sidney Blumenthal.  The latest story in the Clinton Foundation saga is a messy personnel drama involving Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Clinton family loyalist and fixer who worked in Bill Clinton's administration.  As with previous stories, it's a bit labyrinthine, but it suggests the ways that old ties from the Clinton administration have in recent years been rolled over into the Clinton Foundation, and how interests related to those old ties influenced Hillary Clinton's work as Secretary of State.

Clintons report making $25M for speeches since Jan. '14.  Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton earned more than $25 million combined in speaking fees since January 2014, Fox News confirmed Friday [5/15/2015]. [...] Clinton has started her campaign for president by painting herself as a champion for the middle class.  However, Republicans have scrutinized her about the wealth she and Bill Clinton have amassed since she left the White House.  That includes their ability to command six-figure fees for delivering speeches and the finances behind the Clinton Foundation because of its acceptance of donations from foreign governments.

Hillary Clinton news [is] more like a rap sheet.  Wading through the daily deluge of Hillary Clinton news, I feel like I'm reading the police blotter.  The litany of her shameful shenanigans resembles the litany of neighborhood crimes recorded by cops.  There are simply too many to stomach.  There is another similarity, too:  In both cases, fear and revulsion are the proper responses from honest Americans.  More than 17 months before Election Day, Clinton scandals are piling up faster than robberies during a police strike.

52 House Republicans to IRS: Investigate Hillary Clinton Foundation Tax Status.  A whopping 52 House Republicans are publicly pressuring IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's Clinton Foundation tax status, with 51 members signing a letter organized by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) that pushes for such an investigation.

House GOPers demand IRS investigate Clinton Foundation.  House Republicans on Tuesday [5/19/2015] demanded the IRS open an investigation into the Clinton Foundation's tax-exempt status, questioning whether the organization has broken faith with its charitable mission by hiding some donations.  The foundation, associated with former President Bill Clinton, his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, and their daughter, has been in the news as Mrs. Clinton's campaign ramps up.  Foundation officials have admitted they made an "error" in inaccurately reporting certain types of grants, and have had to correct their filings.

After boosting trade pacts, Hillary Clinton gets millions from speeches to traders.  Traveling the world as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was a vocal booster of legislation to fast-track congressional action on global trade agreements.  She also spoke in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would lift barriers to trade with 11 Asian and Pacific Rim countries.  Now, with the release last week of her latest financial disclosure statement, Clinton has revealed the flow of a different kind of trade dollars.

Staff quit Clinton Foundation over Chelsea.  Chelsea Clinton is so unpleasant to colleagues, she's causing high turnover at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, sources say.  Several top staffers have left the foundation since Chelsea came on board as vice chairman in 2011. [...] Instead of being something Hillary can point to with pride, the foundation has become a bloated slush fund that some critics say deserves an official investigation.  And Chelsea's fingerprints are all over it.

Marco Rubio takes digs at Hillary Clinton on 'constant scandal,' age.  American voters are tired of the intrigue and backbiting that has followed Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for the past 25 years, [Senator Marco] Rubio said [5/17/2015].  "Unfortunately, both under her husband's presidency, her time in the Department of State, her campaign for the president last time and even now there seems to be this cloud of constant scandal and things that distract us from the core issues of the moment," the Florida Republian said on "Fox News Sunday."  Indeed, the Clintons continue to be a magnet for scandal and controversy.

Hillary's revolving door.  While serving as secretary of state, Clinton was an enthusiastic supporter of free trade, and especially of the deal Obama is still negotiating with 11 other countries around the Pacific Rim.  Lately, she has avoided taking a clear position on this issue, but the latest smoke signals out of her camp, from last month, came in the form of a statement from an aide that suggested a "wait-and-see" attitude.  Meanwhile, journalists have made a curious discovery in Secretary Clinton's financial disclosure forms.  Since January 2014, Clinton has been paid $2.7 million in speaking fees by at least 10 organizations that are specifically lobbying the Obama administration right now on the issue of trade.

Before seeking presidency, Hillary ran a pay for play scheme.  Much has been made in recent weeks of cash contributed by countries and large corporations to the Clinton Foundation in what appears to be favors granted by then Secretary of State Clinton to contributors.  But what of Clinton's actions a decade ago, while she was running for the Senate?

Unions Pour Millions Into Clinton Foundation.  The National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR), a union watchdog group, traced at least $2 million in donations from multiple union organizations and affiliates.  "U.S. Department of Labor's union financial disclosure reports reveal that Big Labor gave at least $2,034,500 in union general treasury funds to Clinton Foundations.  Union treasuries are funded mostly by compulsory union dues or fees collected from workers who would be fired for refusing to pay," the NILRR report says.  "As Mrs. Clinton became closer to her current run for president, donations amounts appear to have increased."

Jeff Greenfield:What Was Stephenapoulos Buying For $75,000? Access.  When it comes to the Clintons and money, the question is always the same:  what's the quid pro quo?  The idea that George Stephanopoulos, the face of ABC News, donated $75,000 and much of his time to the Clinton Foundation for altruistic reasons is of course preposterous.  While Stephanopoulos probably does care about the causes he laid out in his dual apologies on Friday's "Good Morning America" and Sunday's "This Week," only a fool would believe the Clinton Foundation was the best way to serve those causes.

Why the Clinton Foundation Scandal Should Terrify Every American.  We now know that the Clinton Foundation served as a conduit for the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign individuals, entities, and governments.  Moreover, during Hillary Clinton's tenure as Sec. of State, former President Bill Clinton received numerous lucrative speaking fees funded by foreign entities, including a $500,000 Moscow speech paid for by a Kremlin-linked bank with interests pending before Mrs. Clinton's State Dept.  But does any of this matter?  Moreover, is it, as some have intimated, akin to "bribery"?

House of the Stacked Deck of Cards.  "The deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Hillary Clinton has warned us, and she ought to know.  Having been "at the top," or close enough to it, since 1976, when her husband was elected attorney general of Arkansas at age 30 — not the biggest job ever, but one with a whole lot of power to play with — she has leveraged every ounce that it held to bring to them ever and ever more money and power, until at this moment, 14 years after leaving the White House, she and Bill sit on a mile-high mountain of both.

Hillary Clinton personally took money from companies that sought to influence her.  During Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State, Corning lobbied the department on a variety of trade issues, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  The company has donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to her family's foundation.  And, last July, when it was clear that Clinton would again seek the presidency in 2016, Corning coughed up a $225,500 honorarium for Clinton to speak.

How the Clintons worked Haiti.  Mary Anastasia O'Grady extends one prong of Peter Schweizer's case against the Clintons in Clinton Cash.  O'Grady has previously explored the unsavory Clinton angle in the reconstruction of Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

Book Hillary Clinton Campaign Called a 'Dud' Debuts at #2 on NYT Bestseller List.  The book the Hillary Clinton campaign labeled a "dud" and erected an entire war room to combat will debut at number two on the New York Times bestseller list behind two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, reports Politico's Mike Allen.

Trump gave at least $100K to Clinton Foundation.  New York real estate mogul Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka have donated a combined total of at least $105,000 to the Clinton Foundation, records show.  "Donald J. Trump" is listed on the foundation's website as giving between $100,000 and $250,000 to the charitable organization.  "Ivanka Trump," meanwhile, is listed as a donor who gifted between $5,001 and $10,000 to the nonprofit.

'Hillary Clinton Sold Her Soul When They Accepted That Money'.  A day after Bill Clinton feted donors and dignitaries at an extravagant Moroccan feast under a warm Marrakech night sky, a group of local Sahrawi Arabs gathered for tea in a far more humble setting here to share their outrage that Clinton's family foundation had accepted millions of dollars from a company owned by a government accused of repressing their people.  The four men used to work as miners for a subsidiary of OCP, the state-owned phosphate company that paid more than $1 million to sponsor the lavish outdoor gala and the concurrent two-day meeting of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation headlined by the former U.S. president.

When elites lie without much consequence, the public follows their examples.  Both Hillary and Bill Clinton lied about almost every aspect of the Clinton Foundation.  She knew that the foundation was created to spend 90% on travel and insider salaries and benefits, and 10% on direct grants to charities, that it offered thin moral cover to skullduggery, and that it drew donations from zillionaires, who in turn offered Bill Clinton lopsided lecture fees that he otherwise would not have commanded, and expected favorable U.S. government treatment for their cash.  Hillary assumed that beneath the skin of a "charitable organization" the three Clintons ran a veritable shake down operation that resulted in mother, father, and daughter becoming multimillionaires.

Clinton Foundation accepts new foreign donations despite campaign promise.  A number of foreign donors pledged new support for Clinton Foundation efforts during a conference in Marrakech last week, raising questions about the strength of Hillary Clinton's campaign promise to cut off foreign donations to her family philanthropy while she runs for president.  The Kingdom of Morocco was among the foreign entities that committed to new projects at the Clinton Global Initiative event, which drew dozens of big-ticket donors to the country for a three-day meeting headlined by Bill Clinton.  Hillary was slated to attend the Marrakech conference before her name was quietly removed from the schedule earlier this year amid criticism of the foundation's foreign activities.

Clinton facing new ethics questions on role in Boeing deal.  When Hillary Clinton was America's top diplomat, she also appeared at times like a top salesperson for America's biggest airplane maker, Boeing.  Traveling abroad on official business as secretary of state, Clinton often visited Boeing facilities and made a pitch for the host country to buy Boeing jets.  During one visit to Shanghai in May 2010, she boasted that "more than half the commercial jetliners operating in China are made by Boeing."  A sales plug in Russia in 2009, though, may have proved especially fruitful.

Clinton Foundation Donors Fill Hillary's Campaign Coffers.  Twelve of the 21 Hillary for America fundraising events reported by the Sunlight Foundation have been or will be hosted by donors to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to Sunlight's Political Party Time website, which tracks fundraising events.  The foundation donors hosting fundraisers include some of the largest supporters of Clinton's past political efforts.  Together, they have given as much as $90 million to the foundation, according to donor disclosures on its website.

Clinton cash controversy: Why it matters to every American.  We now know that the Clinton Foundation served as a conduit for the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign individuals, entities, and governments.  Moreover, during Hillary Clinton's tenure as Sec. of State, former President Bill Clinton received numerous lucrative speaking fees funded by foreign entities, including a $500,000 Moscow speech paid for by a Kremlin-linked bank with interests pending before Mrs. Clinton's State Dept.  But does any of this matter?  Moreover, is it, as some have intimated, akin to "bribery"?  As Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton made combatting corruption by foreign actors "a major focus of U.S foreign policy," as her spokesperson at the time put it.  More specifically, she pledged her support for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) "anti-corruption agenda."  So, how does the OECD define bribery?

Black's Law Dictionary, 1979
Black's Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, 1979, page 173.

Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches got fast approval at State.  State Department officials gave speedy and sometimes only cursory consideration to potential conflicts of interest when approving former President Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches to global companies and foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Uranium Investor-Turned-Clinton Foundation Mega Donor Frank Holmes Grilled by CNBC.  Clinton Foundation mega donor Frank Holmes was grilled on Tuesday [5/12/2015] in a blistering CNBC interview when Holmes gave answers at odds with CNBC's own reporting about his investments in the highly controversial Uranium One — a company Hillary Clinton's State Dept. approved for a 2010 sale to the Russian government that resulted in the transfer of 20 percent of all U.S. uranium to the Russian government, according to the New York Times and Clinton Cash.

Report: Clinton Foundation Tried to 'Strong-Arm' Leading Charity Watchdog.  On March 13, Charity Navigator, a watchdog group focused on providing transparency into charity organizations, placed the Clinton Foundation on its CN Watchlist for not answering questions about foreign donations from questionable governments, accepting donations from at least 60 companies that also lobbied the State Department, and violating their Memorandum of Understanding with the White House to disclose their donors all while Clinton was Secretary of State.  The Clinton Foundation engaged in an aggressive behind-the-scenes effort to disqualify and pressure Charity Navigator to take them off their li[st.]

The amusing fight between the Clinton Foundation and Charity Navigator.  This one is of interest not so much because of the watch list itself — after all, how many people in America have actually heard of the Charity Navigator? — but in the way that the Clinton Foundation has steadfastly refused to admit that the rules for getting off of that list apply to the Clinton Foundation, too.

The Clinton Cash-for-Favors Program.  "While the United States gets one-fifth of its electrical power from nuclear plants, it produces only around 20 percent of the uranium it needs, and most plants have only 18 to 36 months of reserves," the New York Times reports, citing Marin Katusa, chief energy investment strategist for Casey Research.  The newspaper's report on the shady Canadian company Uranium One, which controls some U.S. uranium facilities, "is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States."

Tony Rodham testimony: "I deal through the Clinton Foundation".  The New York Times' Steve Eder uncovers testimony from the brother of Hillary Clinton in a lawsuit, in which Rodham describes his business plan in Haiti, where he ended up on the board of a company that somehow got a license to mine gold in the impoverished nation.  His Haitian dealings came directly through the Clinton Foundation, Rodham testified: [...]

The Clintons' Criminal Board of Trustees.  From 2005 through 2011 investors in Uranium One reportedly donated to the Clinton Foundation.  In 2010 Bill Clinton took $500,000 from an investment bank to give a speech in Russia.  The bank had a "buy" rating on Uranium One stock and connections to the Russian government.  Eventually the Kremlin gained 100 percent control over Uranium One through a subsidiary of Russian government-owned Rosatom.  Secretary Clinton was supposed to disclose the millions of dollars that the chairman of Uranium One gave to her foundation through his family foundation while various agencies within the Obama administration were reviewing the deal.  So now the nation that succeeded the brutal Soviet Union and now seeks to revive its old empire controls a large swath of American uranium that is needed to produce U.S. nuclear weapons.

Do independent voters care about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation?  Republican candidates are on the warpath against the Clinton Foundation, raising questions about whether Hillary and Bill Clinton sold influence to foreign entities in exchange for donations to their sprawling philanthropy.  Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told Politico the Clintons accepted "thinly-veiled bribes."  "Are you going to trust an individual who has taken that much money from a foreign source?" asked former Texas Gov. Rick Perry during a recent interview on CNN.  "Where's your loyalty?"  "At the very least, these revelations present a clear conflict of interest," added Texas Sen. Ted Cruz last month in a statement.  "I call on Hillary Clinton to return the donations from foreign governments.  Until she does, how can the American people trust her with another position of power?"

The story of Tripp 'Body Count' list.  During Linda Tripp's two-day deposition with attorneys from Judicial Watch on Filegate issues, she mentioned a "list" that was given to her mysteriously.  While she believes the list was left at her workstation in the White House counsel's office by her former friend Monica Lewinsky, the list originated with WorldNetDaily investigative reporter David Bresnahan.  Known around the Internet as "the Body Count," the list is a collection of names of people associated with Clinton administration scandals who have died mysterious and often violent deaths.  Bresnahan broke the story of the list during the summer of 1997 while researching his book, "Cover Up: The Art and Science of Political Deception."

More about the Clinton Body Count.

The Clinton Crime Family.  I have more than 20 years of experience with Bill and Hillary Clinton.  I was numbered at the very top of their enemies list in the 1990s among media people.  They didn't mind hurting their enemies — and they used the power of the state to do it.  They are only too willing to let their friends and supporters pay for their crimes, as top fundraiser Peter Paul can attest, after serving more than a decade behind bars for campaign finance violations coordinated by Hillary herself.  They used the Internal Revenue Service to go after their enemies, their critics and even ex-lovers who posed a threat.  They bullied, harassed, intimidated, and, though no one likes to talk about it in polite company, there is indeed an impressive trail of inexplicable death that has followed in their wake.  The famous "Clinton Body Count" even persuaded Monica Lewinsky not to make unnecessary trouble for the "family."

Full picture of Clinton charities' foreign government funding remains elusive.  The Clinton Foundation has acknowledged that the government funding totals omitted from their tax returns cannot be found on their website either, despite the foundation's acting chief executive officer earlier suggesting they were available there.

Tony Rodham's Ties Invite Scrutiny for Hillary and Bill Clinton.  On and off for two decades, the affable Mr. Rodham has tried to use his connections with his sister and his brother-in-law, former President Bill Clinton, to further a business career that has seen more failures than successes.  The connections to the Clintons have given Mr. Rodham, a self-described "facilitator," a unique appeal and a range of opportunities, like addressing Chinese investor conferences and joining an advisory board of a company seeking permission to mine for gold in Haiti.

Tom Brady and Hillary Clinton are too big to nail.  Where have we seen the Tom Brady scandal before?  A global celebrity appears almost certainly to be involved in a massive, possibly years-long web of corruption that makes many past events look suspicious.  The central figure simply declines to provide evidence that might be damning (or exculpatory).  And the supervising authority shrugs and says, "What can we do?  The subject declined to cooperate."  Because said supervising authority has deep business and personal ties to the subject it's supposed to be investigating.

The Clinton Foundation's Behind-the-Scenes Battle With a Charity Watchdog Group.  The Clinton Foundation scandal cycle is already spinning off new complications.  A case in point:  After being the subject of a spate of negative newspaper accounts about potential conflicts of interest and management dysfunction this winter — long before Clinton Cash — the Clinton Foundation wound up on a "watch list" maintained by the Charity Navigator, the New Jersey — based nonprofit watchdog.  The Navigator, dubbed the "most prominent" nonprofit watchdog by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, is a powerful and feared player in the nonprofit world.  Founded in 2002, it ranks more than 8,000 charities and is known for its independence.

Schweizer: No One Would Tolerate the Clintons' Behavior From Anyone Else.  Asked about the unwillingness of prosecutors to look at the allegations in the book, [Peter] Schweizer said that this was due to the fact that the book just came out and "people kind of expect from the Clintons that you're going to get scandal.  What I've encouraged people to do is look at these cases, take the name Clinton out of it and ask yourself, would you tolerate this from any other political figure?  And I think the answer is no."

Clinton's Chevron ties.  [Scroll down]  Chevron claimed that an Ecuadorian court order that it pay villagers $18 billion — a sum later reduced to $9.5 billion — was the result of a corrupt scheme in which environmental groups were complicit.  Chevron's ties to Clinton raise questions about whether its generous spending gained it favor with the State Department and the woman who ran it during a critical point in the case.  Chevron has given between $500,000 and $1 million to the Clinton Foundation, donor records show. Chevron executives have participated in events for the Clinton Global Initiative, sharing the stage with Clinton insiders such as George Stephanopoulos.

Clinton Conundrum: What If 2016 Isn't Just About Winning?  Two days ago, The Wall Street Journal reported: "Hillary Clinton's stature has been battered after more than a month of controversy over her fundraising and email practices."  Four in 10 people view her negatively, according to a new WSJ/NBC poll, and only a quarter of registered voters call her honest.  Both numbers are down since April.  Five days ago, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed that 61 percent of people don't think "honest" is a good description for Clinton.

Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors.  [Scroll down]  Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar provisions in the past few years are donors to the Clinton Foundation.  Warren's first example is "a French company [that] sued Egypt after Egypt raised its minimum wage."  The French company Warren is referring to is The Veolia Group, which chose to challenge a raise won by Egyptian workers during the 2011 Arab Spring.  Veolia has contributed between $50,001 and $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation.  Another company Warren attacks for using the ISDS is Philip Morris, which is part of the Altria group — another Clinton Foundation donor.

Hillary reeks of scandal
A Warm Welcome for Hillary in LA.  Good to see that someone on our side is starting to employ the same street theater tactics the left has long used.


State Dept Spox Grilled After Admitting 'No Intention' to Examine Undisclosed Clinton Donors.  The State Department announced Thursday [5/7/2015] that it would not review the 1,100 undisclosed donors to the Clinton Foundation that violated the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Hillary Clinton.  "We're not going to make a retroactive review on these cases and we will not make a retroactive judgment," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said.  The AP's Matt Lee, however, would not allow the statement go unchallenged. [...]

Hillary Clinton Isn't Ready to Disclose Who's Funding Her Campaign.  On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has been pushing hard to overhaul of the country's broken campaign finance system.  "We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccounted money out of it, once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment," Clinton said during one of her first official speeches in Iowa last month.  Clinton's campaign finance rhetoric appears to be aimed at super-PACs, the quasi-independent organizations that bolster campaigns by buying ads.  But when it comes to the major funders behind her own presidential campaign, the Democratic front-runner has yet to answer questions about how transparent she's willing to be.

Watchdog blows ethics whistle on Clinton, Reid, Senate Democrat meetings.  A taxpayer watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into meetings between Hillary Clinton's team and key Senate Democrats inside official Senate offices where political activities are barred.  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust has asked the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to probe the "apparent breach of ethics rules" stemming from an April 21 Clinton strategy session in a room just off the Senate floor.  The group said that the rules need to be reinforced because it appears that "ongoing" strategy sessions are planned between the Democratic frontrunner and Senate supporters.

Hillary Clinton's campaign-funds chutzpah.  Asked recently how she reconciles her vow to purge "unaccountable money" from politics even as a super PAC is raising hundreds of millions for her, Hillary Clinton shrugged and said, "I don't know."  Now we know the answer:  She can't — and won't even try.  In fact, she's become the first Democratic presidential candidate to fully and openly embrace super PACs.  This week, she started personally courting Hollywood moguls to give to Priorities USA, which plans to raise $300 million for her.  This from a woman who's called for a constitutional amendment to "fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all."

Hillary's Next Scandal: Passenger Lists of Her Flights Ordered Released by Judge.  There seems to be a connection between donors to the Clinton Foundation and contracts from foreign countries receiving favorable treatment from the State Department.  Sixty companies contributed $26 million to the foundation.  Forty four of those companies also contributed to a 3.2 billion dollar fund for the Clinton Global Initiative, which is a wing of the foundation.  At least twenty five companies made contributions to fifteen private/public partnerships set up by Clinton and guess who administered them?  The State Department.

How The Clintons Helped an Irish Telecom Tycoon Make Millions in Earthquake Ravaged Haiti.  On February 24, former President Bill Clinton was in Haiti to celebrate the opening of a luxury Marriott Hotel in Port-au-Prince.  Like most foreign-backed projects in Haiti, the Clinton Foundation was a key player in its development.  And like most projects involving the Clinton Foundation, a shady Clinton crony is running the show.  The 175-room hotel is owned by Digicel Group, the Caribbean and Central American telecom empire run by Denis O'Brien, an Irish billionaire who officially resides in Malta to avoid taxes and serves chairman of the Clinton Global Initiative's Haiti Action Network.

Why Did a Nigerian Company Pay Bill Clinton $1.4 Million for Two Speeches?  [Scroll down]  At the time of Bill Clinton's speeches, some members of the small community of individuals focused on U.S. policy towards Nigeria wanted Washington to take a tougher line on corruption in the oil-rich country.  Before Hillary Clinton's trip to 2012 Nigeria, Human Rights Watch wrote to the secretary of state, urging her to take a tougher line on alleged human-rights abuses by the Nigerian government in her meeting with Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and declaring his anti-corruption agency had "not yet made significant strides"; the group pointed out that "despite the endemic corruption, no senior political figure in Nigeria is currently serving prison time for corruption."

Four Clinton Foundation Trustees Charged or Convicted of Financial Crimes.  Shocking revelations show that at least four Clinton Foundation board of directors have either been charged or convicted of financial crimes, including bribery and fraud.  This newest, startling revelation is just one more of many in Peter Schweizer's bombshell book Clinton Cash [...] The book shows that there are many problems with the Clinton charity.

The Hill-Billy Cash Pump.  Hillary Clinton: We knew her as a grim, charmless harridan; a pear-shaped harpy. Now, after reading Peter Schweizer's new book, Clinton Cash (HarperCollins, New York, May 2015), we see the ultimate Hillary, one of the world's truly scary women.  Think Lady Macbeth, Messalina, Evita.  Add Bill to the sordid picture and you have Bonnie and Clyde — elected to high office, and lionized all over the world.

Bill Clinton on Foundation Troubles: 'I Just Work Here. I Don't Know.'.  At a Clinton Global Initiative event in Marrakesh, former President Bill Clinton was asked why he isn't defending the Clinton Foundation from increased scrutiny.  "I just work here," Clinton replied.  "I don't know."  The extended question to Clinton came from billionaire Mo Ibrahim who said, "I opened the newspaper and I was shocked to see these attacks on the foundation."

Asked What Clinton Foundation Did With Foreign Money, Bill Laughs.  "I open the newspaper and I was shocked to see these attacks on the Foundation," telecom billionaire Mo Ibrahim said during a conference in Morocco to promote the Foundation's charitable work.  "And what amazed me is, I used to respect American media, and I was amazed ... none of those people asked a question:  What this foundation is doing actually?"  The Clinton Foundation has come under intense scrutiny since the revelation it received millions in donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, including from Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

How Civilizations Collapse — Is U.S. Next?  The Clinton Foundation is expected to refile its tax returns for 2010, 2011 and 2012 after failing to separate government grants from donations.  If an average citizen tried to amend his taxes for such huge sums and from that long ago, he would probably be under indictment.  News reports of undocumented donations from foreign governments caught the foundation underreporting its income.  The well-connected Clinton clan apparently assumed that their political status ensured them immunity.

The Clinton Foundation isn't a "charity" in any normal sense of the word.  [Scroll down]  That brings us back to the question of the difference between "shady" and "criminal."  Reading Dr. James Joyner from Outside the Beltway, it looks like the Clintons have once again found a way to dance along the edges and keep their toes just on the other side of the line from qualifying for a stay in the Crowbar Motel.  Not everything that's unseemly and worthy of disdain is technically illegal.

Boeing gave to Clinton causes after Hillary steered its Russian contract.  Boeing gave heavily to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary Clinton helped it secure a major deal with a Russian airline in 2009, author Pete Schweizer noted in his book, Clinton Cash.  The company was also involved in funding one of Clinton's pet projects at the State Department after the agency reportedly brushed aside ethical guidelines to secure a $2 million contribution.

Hillary Says: Our Money Good, Their Money Bad!  Is there anyone in the U.S.A. who has more to do with our political system being dysfunctional than Hillary and her husband?  No.  The Clintons are the disease, not the cure.

USA Today editorial board: Man, this Clinton Foundation seems shady.  [Scroll down]  [I]f the Clinton name wasn't attached to it, it would be considered a borderline fraud.  Its passthrough rates for actual programmatic grants only came to 15% of its revenues while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, and just 6.4% in the first year after it (2013).  More than 60% of the revenues got spent on administration alone; in 2013, the foundation spent almost as much on just air travel as it did on grants.  It's so questionable that Charity Navigator has the Clinton Foundation on its "watch list" of "problematic charities," and the Sunlight Foundation's Bill Allison says it operates more like "a slush fund for the Clintons."

Clinton Cash and Clinton Corruption.  As [Peter] Schweizer says, he has established many patterns of misconduct between the donation of millions of dollars to the Clintons' foundation and to Bill's speaking fees ($500,000 ten times! $700,000 once in Nigeria! millions more in smaller tranches), all demonstrating the Clintons' prehensile ways.  With Schweizer's help, investigative journalists at the New York Times and the Washington Post are on the case.  Still, after reading this book I am astounded that the Clintons were not caught earlier.

Bill Clinton defends foundation and paid speeches: 'I gotta pay our bills'.  In an interview with NBC News, a sometimes defensive Clinton said that his family and its foundation have never done anything "knowingly inappropriate" when accepting donations from foreign governments.  He also said he would continue to deliver speeches for which he is paid six figures during his wife's presidential campaign because "I gotta pay our bills."  Clinton asserted that he had "taken almost no capital gains" over the past 15 years — a claim that does not jibe with public tax returns.

Bill Clinton Says He's "Taken Almost No Capital Gains In 15 Years" — Here's What The Returns Show.  Former President Bill Clinton said he's "taken almost no capital gains" in the last 15 years in an interview with the Today Show on Monday [5/4/2015] in which he defended the Clinton Foundation.  "I give 10% of my revenue off the top every year to the foundation, and Hillary in the year she was there gave 17," former President Clinton told NBC News.  "Over the last 15 years, I've taken almost no capital gains and I've given 10% away."  The tax returns from 2000-2006, however, which are publicly available online, show during that period the Clintons made nearly $400,000 in capital gains.

Bill Clinton Forgets the First Rule of Fibbing.  In his interview with NBC News that aired this week, Clinton made one statement that seemed to come out of the blue.  He said, in answer to a question about the Clinton Foundation's acceptance of foreign donations, that "over the last 15 years, I've taken almost no capital gains."  It didn't take long for some reporters to realize that this claim was easily checkable and that it was misleading at best. [...] Add them up, and they total $376,376.  And that was just during those six years.  Who knows how much Bill's cleared in cap gains since then?

Bill Clinton's defense of the Clintons is the best they have to offer.  No wonder Hillary's not taking questions.  She continues to benefit from not having a big competitor, but Bill's performance doesn't bode well for what her campaign will have to offer once it really does have to answer question on this drip-drip-drip story of cronyism and corruption.

The King and Queen of Haiti.  Haiti doesn't seem like a place that would be central to a U.S. presidential candidate's foreign policy.  It's a small country, whose 10.3 million people inhabit the western third of a Caribbean island the size of South Carolina.  They are the poorest people in the hemisphere when you average their country's meager $8.5 billion GDP among them, and would seem poorer still if you ignored the huge share held by the country's tiny elite — which controls virtually everything worth controlling, from the banks and ports, to agriculture and, often, politics.  It is not a major exporter of anything. [...] Yet the world's most powerful couple have an abiding interest in this out-of-the-way place; the island where Bill Clinton four decades ago recommitted himself to politics after an eye-opening journey and an evening with a Vodou priest.  During her tenure at State, Hillary traveled to Haiti four times, as often as she did Japan, Afghanistan or Russia.

What the Clintons Haven't Learned.  The Clintons have known for a long while that Hillary would be running in 2016.  And they ought to have known that accepting foreign donations, from folks who wanted things from the State Department, would become a problem for her candidacy.  They certainly should have been aware that funneling all of her State Department e-mails through a private server, and then destroying them, would create terrible optics for her campaign and fuel any subsequent scandals.  Why, then, did two such tenacious, wily campaigners proceed with this nonsense?

The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada.  Bill Clinton was planning a charity trip to Latin America and needed a big plane.  For Frank Giustra, who had never met the former president, this was an opportunity.  The Canadian mining magnate and onetime Hollywood studio owner stepped up to let the former president borrow his luxurious passenger jet.  There was just one condition:  Giustra would come along for the ride. [...] Giustra has since committed more than $100 million to the work of the Clinton Foundation, becoming one of the largest individual donors to the family's charities.

Ready for Hillary
Clinton Foundation Tried to Pass Off Islamic Payments to Bill as "Donations".  Corporations and non-profits have been torn apart for a lot less than this.  If we're to believe the Clintons and their defenders, they were completely incapable of doing basic accounting for a major foundation.  Let's say that's true.  Then just maybe they're unqualified to run a country.  It's either that or they're liars and thieves.


Naturally, Clinton Foundation's new policy allows it to keep foreign donors galore.  Lack of competition doesn't often breed better behavior, and the Democratic nomination process for president in 2016 is no different.  Grandma Monopoly will keep all the donations she pleases, thanks very much, with a tiny nod to limiting the way in which those donations can come into her foundation.  Will it be in giant gifts to the Clinton Foundation, gifts to the Clinton Global Initiative, or will they come in $20,000 attendance fees?

Only the Clintons seem blind to foundation's conflicts.  Had [Bill] Clinton been a typical former president, interested only in remaining active and cementing his legacy, the Clinton Foundation would a big success.  As it is, the foundation is a mess.  With Hillary Clinton running for president twice and serving as secretary of State in between, it was bound to be viewed as a way for foreign donors to get close to the Clintons — a danger the foundation appears to have discounted.  Much like the Clintons themselves, the foundation has seemed intent on playing by its own rules, and is highly defensive when confronted on its errors.

Clinton War Room Targets "Cash" Author.  You can tell 'Clinton Cash' author Peter Schweizer has touched a nerve by the amount of push back he's getting from the media.  U.S. News & World Report wonders if the book is just a hatchet job, while Newsweek has written an "Everything you need to know" piece on the book.  Schweizer appeared on the FOX News program Media Buzz this morning [5/3/2015], and Howard Kurtz grilled him about assertions made in the book.  Towards the end of the interview, Kurtz makes an issue out of Schweizer's political affiliations as evidence of his inability to be objective.  That never seems to be an issue on the other side, even though the Obama administration has been a virtual revolving door for members of the media.

Bill Clinton Defends His Foundation's Foreign Money.  Bill Clinton says he has no regrets about taking millions in foreign cash for his foundation — even though the donations have caused a political headache for Hillary Clinton as she tries to follow him into the Oval Office.  In an exclusive interview with NBC News' Cynthia McFadden, the former president said his charity has never done anything "knowingly inappropriate."

Awwww...  Hillary says they're "dead broke" and Bill says he's just trying to pay his bills.  I feel so sorry for them!
Bill Clinton will keep giving speeches to 'pay our bills'.  Former US president Bill Clinton said in an interview that aired Monday [5/4/2015] he will keep giving lucrative speeches "to pay our bills" while wife Hillary Clinton runs for the White House.  Defending his charity work on a trip to Africa, Clinton said Hillary told him no foreign official has sought to influence her through donations to the family's foundation, which has come under fire for accepting millions of dollars from foreign governments.

Clintons' fast and loose ethical ways.  This pattern of questionable financial dealing has followed the Clintons throughout their careers.  The Wall Street Journal Opinion Page reminds us that "In Arkansas, Governor Bill's friends helped Hillary make an instant killing in cattle futures.  The couple then refused to disclose their income tax returns for the years in which they reported this windfall."  And then there was the shady Whitewater land scheme that sent a couple of the Clintons' colleagues to prison, though the Clintons were never charged with wrongdoing.  Not to mention Travelgate, Filegate and other Clinton misadventures.

The Editor says...
To me, the most astonishing part of the Clintons' composite biography is that the two of them have never served prison time.  Any one of the offenses listed in the article immediately above would have resulted in incarceration for the average crooked Arkansas hillbilly lawyer.

Watchdog: Team Clinton broke ethics rules meeting with Senate Democrats.  A taxpayer watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into meetings between Hillary Clinton's team and key Senate Democrats inside official Senate offices where political activities are barred.  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust has asked the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to probe the "apparent breach of ethics rules" stemming from an April 21 Clinton strategy session in a room just off the Senate floor.

Loyalty Rewards? Clinton donors, allies on Africa 'safari' with ex-president.  Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea left earlier this week on a nine-day tour through Africa with a plane-full of family foundation donors and Hillary Clinton supporters in tow, adding jet fuel to accusations that contributors are getting rewarded — and courted for even more money.  Those on the four-country tour are expected to observe foreign projects the Clinton Global Initiative has backed connected to health care, global warming, wildlife protection, education and agriculture.

Hillary Opposed Sending Nuke Tech to India... Until Huge Donations Flowed In.  In 1998, President Bill Clinton imposed sanctions that prevented nuclear technology from the United States from going to India.  It was a position that was held by Sen Hillary Clinton as late as 2005, when she was a senator from New York.  Then a funny thing happened.  A large influx of money made it's [sic] way to the Clinton Foundation from India, some from unknown sources.  One donor admitted the money wasn't his.  Hillary then decided that it might be a good idea to let India have the technolgy [sic].

Top 10 Times Hillary Lied About the Clinton Foundation During Her Confirmation Hearings.  [#4]:  Clinton:  "So the work of the foundation, the confidence that it has created with donors who know that it has an extremely low percentage that goes to any overhead.  It has a very transparent way that it uses the money..."  (Committee On Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton Confirmation Hearing, 1/13/09)

ABC's WNT and NBC NN Blackout of Clinton Foundation Scandal Hits One Week.  With the coming and going of the network evening newscasts on Thursday [4/30/2015], the Clinton Foundation scandal blackout stretched into a full week since it was last covered on ABC's World News Tonight with David Muir and NBC Nightly News while the CBS Evening News covered twice in the same time span.

The Editor says...
I don't own a television, so this is the first time I've ever heard of David Muir.

Hillary and the American Future.  Hillary Rodham Clinton must never be elected president.  Indeed, she must not even be allowed to run for the office.  Because her emails may be in Russian, Chinese, and other hands, she is personally compromised.  The future of the country should never be permitted to pass (again) to someone who has secrets that can be used to undermine policies that would otherwise serve the interests of our citizenry.  It should be apparent to every voter and each official of every security organization concerned with the survival of the United States that the blackmailing of a sitting president is possible and perhaps likely, given the present climate of distrust among international players.  Ms. Clinton is now exquisitely and uniquely vulnerable to such problems given recent revelations.

Hillary Clinton: Congenital Rule-Breaker.  Hillary Clinton doesn't play by the rules.  That's not a partisan attack.  It's not a talking point.  It's not a fantasy.  It's a fact — an agonizing truth to people like me who admire Clinton and her husband, who remember how Bill Clinton rose from a backwater governorship to the presidency on a simple promise:  He would fight for people who "work hard and play by the rules."

Clinton defenders advance an unpersuasive argument.  Some of Hillary Clinton's defenders have taken to saying that voters shouldn't pay attention to the latest Clinton scandals — the gushing of often undisclosed millions to the Clintons and their organizations by characters seeking official favors — because the charges are just one more in a long series:  Whitewater, the Rose law firm billing records, the Buddhist temple fundraising, the Lippo Group.  So, the theory goes, because the Clintons have been accused of so many scandalous doings before, people shouldn't be concerned now about Secretary Clinton's actions that helped certain donors turn over 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves to a state-run Russian company.

The Clinton Family's Proud Tradition of Shamelessly Lying.  Loopholes and legalistic explanations about what new foreign donations should be excluded from disclosure were not publicly discussed in the initial deal.  In 2009, the incoming Obama administration, Clinton, and then-Senator John F. Kerry all publicly touted the Clinton charities' "memorandum of understanding" as a guarantee that transparency and public scrutiny would be brought to bear on activities that posed any potential conflicts of interest with State Department business.

Teneo & The Clinton Machine.  Whether by design or happenstance, Bill and Hillary Clinton have created the first truly 21st century political machine.  Partly a philanthropy (the Clinton Foundation), partly a platform for post-presidential private enterprise (Bill's speeches and consulting), at one time a presidential campaign-in-waiting (Hillary at the State Department and after), Clinton Inc. is everywhere and nowhere.  It zooms across borders — Bill is in Africa!  Hillary is teleconferencing in New York!  Chelsea is speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations! — a creature of the digital age and global ambition, powered by celebrity, image and spin, relentlessly raking in money.

Clinton Foundation in campaign tailspin.  A handful of deep-pocketed donors are reconsidering their gifts to the $2 billion Clinton Foundation amid mounting questions about how it's spending their money and suggestions of influence peddling, according to donors and others familiar with the foundation's fundraising.  One major donor who contributed at least $500,000 to the foundation last year said a 2015 donation is less likely because of revelations about sloppy record-keeping and huge payments for travel and administrative costs.

Clinton charity never provided foreign donor data.  An unprecedented ethics promise that played a pivotal role in helping Hillary Rodham Clinton win confirmation as secretary of state, soothing senators' concerns about conflicts of interests with Clinton family charities, was uniformly bypassed by the biggest of the philanthropies involved.

Hillary Clinton, of all people, calls for restoring trust in public life.  Bill and Hillary Clinton's durability in American public life is built largely upon their complete inability to be embarrassed or shamed by anything.  No reaction to their assorted sordid or seamy behaviors fazes them.  They are — or pretend to be — oblivious.  Think about all the controversies, everything they've been involved in.  Don't think too graphically, but Cattlegate, Travelgate, the Lincoln Bedroom, Monica, Paula et al.  Benghazi.  Cutting consulate security there.  Violating agreements with the White House.  Private email server.  Deleted emails.  Influence peddling.  Opaque transparency on fundraising.  Uranium deals.  No apologies.  Just their immensely enriched bank accounts.

Is the Clinton Foundation Really a Charity?  One of the mantras one must invoke when discussing the Clinton Cash controversy is to say that whatever one might think of the pay-to-play aspects of the former first family's charitable endeavors, the Clinton Foundation does a lot of good work around the world.  But now that more of the press is finally asking tough questions about the Clintons' activities, it appears that their charity may not pass the basic question donors ask of any philanthropy:  how much of the money raised is actually spent on the causes you are supposed to be aiding?  Though the foundation has claimed that 88 percent of its expenditures are spent on good deeds, their own tax filings reveal that the real number is about ten percent.

Suffering from the World's Worst Clinically Diagnosed Case of Financial Anorexia.  Erick Erickson has a great turn of phrase to describe the Clintons.  He says they have "financial anorexia", i.e., no matter how many hundreds of millions of dollars they accumulate, they look in the mirror and see the same middle class Americans they once were.  Which explains the crushing, ever-expanding hydraulic of scandals in which the Clinton Crime Family finds itself engulfed.

John Podesta Lobbied The State Dept. On Behalf of Uranium One.  You might remember that John "Skippy" Podesta was inserted by Hillary Clinton into the White House when she left the State Department.  Podesta was put in place to protect Hillary's interests.  Podesta recently left the White House to focus again on her campaign, and hosted the media at a dinner party.  However, now it surfaces that his firm lobbied the State Department while Hillary was Secretary of State.  Yeah, that's just about the final straw in the scandal wagon.

The author of a book hammering Hillary Clinton says he now has full-time security.  The author of a controversial new book about Bill and Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday [4/29/2015] that he has arranged full-time security for himself.  Asked during a Bloomberg interview if he received any death threats over his controversial book, "Clinton Cash," Peter Schweizer would only say he has "security."

The Editor asks...
From whom does this guy need full-time protection?  Here's a clue.

More Clinton Foundation secret donors uncovered, and Foundation lies about it.  Not only did the Clinton Foundation conceal the names of 1100 big foreign donors to an affiliate, it has lied about doing so.

The Clinton Foundation spent more on office supplies than on charity gifts in 2013.  The foundation took to social media last week to counter recent revelations about its omission of foreign donations from the IRS, as well as the general scandal surrounding the possibility that Hillary Clinton's State Department policy may have been influenced by those same donations. [...] But The Federalist took a look at the information the Clinton Foundation provided on its 2013 IRS Form 990 and quickly concluded that the foundation's claim was egregiously misleading.

Clinton Praised Controversial GM Plant One Year After Massive Donation.  The Clinton Foundation failed to disclose a contribution valued at $685,000 from the General Motors Foundation made one year before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited and praised one of its most controversial operations, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.  The foundation has ties to the bailed-out automaker dating back to 2007.

'Out-of-control family affair': Experts question Clinton Foundation's true charitable spending.  The charity run by the Clintons has raised $2 billion since it was founded in 2001 — $144.3 million in 2013 alone — but only a small fraction of the take went to its "life-saving work," according to analysts who monitor non-profits.  The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation claims 88 percent of the money it raises goes to actual charity work, but experts who have looked at the books put the number at about 10 percent.  The rest, they say, goes mostly to salaries, benefits, travel and fund-raising.

Is The Clinton Foundation Just An International Money Laundering Scheme?  Bloomberg Politics reported this morning [4/29/2015] that the Clinton Foundation refused to disclose the identities of at least 1,100 donors, most of whom are not U.S. citizens, to a Clinton Foundation affiliate.  The donations were routed through the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada), or CGEPartnership, a Canadian charitable organization.  That organization then effectively bundled the foreign donations and sent them along to the Clinton Foundation itself, and it did all of this without ever disclosing the individual foreign sources of the income.

Sunlight Foundation leader: Clinton Foundation a "slush fund".  [Scroll down]  This appears to be a strategy of misdirection by seizing on the most minor point of contention.  The issue on the uranium deal wasn't that the Clinton Foundation didn't list its donors.  It's that the deal got approved by the State Department after principals in the deal kicked in millions to the Foundation and one paid Bill Clinton $500,000 for a single speech.  Besides, as our good pal Morgen Richmond discovered last night, the Clinton Foundation had no trouble posting the individual donors to the Clinton-Giustra partnership in 2009.  Why get shy lately?

Smoking gun: Report alleges the Clintons personally profited from Hillary's tenure at State.  As investigations into the Clinton Foundation's fundraising practices intensify, the indications that improprieties occurred while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state have become impossible to ignore.  The Clintons' self-defense is the same as it ever was; deflection, deception, and misdirection.  But Hillary Clinton's campaign team did make the substantive claim that no one has produced firm evidence of malpractice on the part of either Hillary or Bill Clinton.

At least 180 Clinton Foundation donors also lobbied Hillary State Department for favors.  Perhaps we can check Hillary's emails to determine whether there were criminal wrongdoings.

Another amazing coincidence!
Firm Co-Founded By Hillary's Campaign Chair Lobbies For Russia's Uranium One.  Chalk it up to a small world or to a tangled web, but Uranium One, the Russian-owned uranium mining company at the center of a recent scandal involving the Clintons and a close Canadian business partner, has lobbied the State Department through a firm co-founded by Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign chairman.  Senate records show that The Podesta Group has lobbied the State Department on behalf of Uranium One — once in 2012, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and once in 2015.

1,100 donors to a Canadian charity tied to Clinton Foundation remain secret.  A charity affiliated with the Clinton Foundation failed to reveal the identities of its 1,100 donors, creating a broad exception to the foundation's promise to disclose funding sources as part of an ethics agreement with the Obama administration.  The number of undisclosed contributors to the charity, the Canada-based Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, signals a larger zone of secrecy around foundation donors than was previously known.  Details of the organization's fundraising were disclosed this week by a spokeswoman for the Canadian group's founder, mining magnate Frank Giustra.

Bill Clinton's Africa entourage.  On their nine-day trip to Africa, Bill and Chelsea Clinton are traveling with 20 wealthy donors and foundation supporters, a group that includes fundraisers for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid and others who are expected to give generously to her campaign.  The opportunity to accompany Bill Clinton on trips across the globe on behalf of his philanthropic foundation has for years been considered both a reward for past donations and an inducement for future giving, say sources familiar with the foundation's finance operation.  This trip, they say, was an especially coveted invite — one that was extended to wealthy Clinton supporters.

Clinton Cash Nation.  The Clinton Cash scandal has spurred much discussion of the serial misconduct of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  But the affair speaks to realities larger and more destructive than the political pathologies of one family.  The Clinton Foundation saga marries liberalism's core grandiosity to the impunity of the new high-flying elite and lays bear a class of global VIP forever celebrating its progressive good works while holding the common citizen in contempt.

If This Is the Best Defense of the Clinton Foundation, She's in Trouble.  The Clintons' post-presidential career has turned out to be a serious problem, especially for people like me, who will almost certainly vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016.  The Clintons' foundation work and Bill Clinton's speech-for-hire business put the couple in the position of asking for money from people or businesses who had or have reason to curry favor from Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of State or as potential future president.

University paid Bill while Hillary steered State Dept. money to its nonprofit affiliate: book.  Bill Clinton collected hefty speaking fees as the "honorary chairman" of a for-profit university, but suddenly ended his relationship last week after Hillary Rodham Clinton attacked for-profit colleges and the money flow to Bill was threatened.  The new book "Clinton Cash" says government grants to the school's nonprofit affiliate soared when Hillary became secretary of state.  As Bubba played pitchman for Baltimore-based Laureat University, the State Department steered a $1.9 million grant to the nonprofit, the book claims.

WaPo: Three Pinocchios for latest Clinton Foundation excuse.  A particularly slimy series of "coincidences" led (a) the State Department to allow interest in half the world's uranium to fall into Russian hands while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, (b) Bill Clinton to pocket $500,000 from the bank financing the deal, and (c) the Clinton Foundation to rake in millions from the people who cashed out in the Uranium One deal.  At the center of the Uranium One deal was Frank Giustra, the Canadian contributor who poured cash into the foundation during Hillary's tenure at State.

For Clintons, speech income shows how their wealth is intertwined with charity.  Bill Clinton was paid at least $26 million in speaking fees by companies and organizations that are also major donors to the foundation he created after leaving the White House, according to a Washington Post analysis of public records and foundation data.  The amount, about one-quarter of Clinton's overall speaking income between 2001 and 2013, demonstrates how closely intertwined Bill and Hillary Clinton's charitable work has become with their growing personal wealth.

It's time to subpoena the Clinton Foundation's records.  The first Republican attorney general for the State of Arkansas in the modern era must immediately launch an investigation into the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and the first step is to subpoena the foundation records.  With the revelations of possible violations of law occurring almost daily, there is probable cause to launch an investigation.  The Clintons have a long history of making incriminating documents disappear, so it is imperative that the AG act quickly to prevent any destruction of those records.

Defending Hillary Clinton is getting harder.  News reporters and independent-minded analysts by and large seem to understand the gravity of the claims concerning foreign monies and concede that there is no "quid pro quo" or "smoking gun" required.  Peter Baker of the New York Times is among those who have not been thrown off the scent of scandal.  He told CBS's "Face the Nation" that "this is a big issue for Hillary Clinton because, in fact, it goes back to some of the issues we've been seeing with the Clintons going to the '90s, which is the interaction between money and politics, money and the Clintons in particular."

In 2013, The Clinton Foundation Only Spent 10 Percent Of Its Budget On Charitable Grants.  After a week of being attacked for shady bookkeeping and questionable expenditures, the Clinton Foundation is fighting back. In a tweet posted last week, the Clinton Foundation claimed that 88 percent of its expenditures went "directly to [the foundation's] life-changing work."

Clinton Foundation Retains 'Hillary' in Official Name.  Shortly after Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president, the Clinton Foundation announced: "In light of Secretary Clinton's decision to run for President, Secretary Clinton has stepped down from the Clinton Foundation board."  While Mrs. Clinton was removed from the board (she no longer appears on the website page listing directors), the foundation has not given any indication that her name will be removed from the official name of the foundation, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

The Proof of the Clintons' Wrongdoing.  Hillary Clinton seized all emails pertaining to her job as secretary of State and deleted an unknown number of messages from her private server.  Her family charity accepted foreign and corporate donations from people doing business with the State Department — people who hoped to curry favor.  She violated government rules designed to protect against corruption and perceptions of corruption that erode the public's trust in government.  She has not apologized.  She has not made amends:  She withholds the email server and continues to accept foreign donations.

The Clinton Foundation Is Wrong: Canadian Law Doesn't Prohibit Donor Disclosure.  The Clinton Foundation is coming under light fire for the way it does business.  The New York Times reported that folks connected to uranium mining deals in Kazakhstan gave lots of money to the Clinton Foundation while the involved firm had business before the State Department run by Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton was given half a million dollars to speak for a Russian bank connected to the deal.  And things went well for the companies involved when it came to getting support for their deals from the State Department.  There's also the Clinton Foundation's widespread practice of accepting huge donations from business executives and others who do business with foreign governments combined with failure to be transparent about those donations — even though Hillary Clinton was supposed to make sure contributions to the foundation were fully public.

Eleven strange "coincidences" from the Clinton Foundation.  The big takeaway for ABC's George Stephanopoulos in his interview with author Peter Schweizer was that the book Clinton Cash had no "smoking gun" on Hillary Clinton or the Clinton Foundation.  ABC News did its own investigation of the allegations in Schweizer's book, but Stephanopoulos argued that Schweizer didn't prove a connection between payments and Hillary's actions as Secretary of State.

Goldman Paid Bill Clinton $200,000 For Speech Before Bank Lobbied Hillary Clinton.  Goldman Sachs paid former President Bill Clinton $200,000 to deliver a speech in the spring of 2011, several months before the investment banking giant began lobbying the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton, federal records reviewed by International Business Times show.

Night of the Hunter.  Hillary's the Prey.  [Dylan] Byers quotes New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait, who said, "I'm sure they [the Clintons] don't like having a liberal criticize them.  It might, in some very marginal way, help open up more space for a Democratic challenger." [...] Chait's comment refers to the column he wrote last week in New York Magazine critical of Bill Clinton's post-presidency.  According to Chait, since leaving the White House, the Clintons are "best-case scenario" a whoppingly "disorganized and greedy" pair.  The worst-case, which Chait doesn't state explicitly, is that the Clintons' conduct is criminal.

Apply the Bob McDonnell standard to Hillary.  It wasn't too long ago that the media were full of stories about the arrest and conviction of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife for corruption.  But that case was brought, and a conviction obtained, without any so-called "smoking gun" evidence of a quid-pro-quo.  A pattern of monies and services flowing to the governor, and (compared to Hillary Clinton's State Department) comparatively minor official government acts was enough to send the former guv to the big house.

181 Clinton Foundation donors who lobbied Hillary's State Department.  The size and scope of the symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors is striking.  At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place, according to a Vox analysis of foundation records and federal lobbying disclosures.

The Clintons lower the bar — again.  Everybody screws up.  But if someone won't learn from his mistakes and try to correct his behavior, then he either doesn't think it was a mistake or he just doesn't care.  The one indisputable take-away from Peter Schweizer's new book, "Clinton Cash," is that Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton belong in the latter category.

Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a 'slush fund'.  The Clinton Foundation's finances are so messy that the nation's most influential charity watchdog put it on its "watch list" of problematic nonprofits last month.  The Clinton family's mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.  The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.

Behind the Man Who Outed Clinton's Cash.  It's a mistake for the Clinton campaign to write off conservative author Peter Schweizer as a right-wing hack.  It won't work, and it's not true.  If he were as off-base as the campaign and its allies portray him, would a high-quality publication like The New York Times risk its reputation by partnering with him?  And would Common Cause, the gold standard for good-government groups, which is currently chaired by former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich, be calling for an independent review that would be made public of all large donations to the Clinton Foundation?

The Clintons' Other, Truly Bodacious Mine Boondoggle.  The New York Times reported this week on the unseemly transfer of cash from parties interested in a major uranium deal to the Clintons.  The Canadian company selling Uranium One to the Russians donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation.  And Russians tied to the deal gave Bill Clinton $500,000 for a Moscow speech.  The deal had global consequences.  It would put one fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States under Russian control.  So critical was the deal that it needed the approval of the U.S. State Department.  State approved the deal, and it managed to so without fanfare.  Hillary had failed to disclose the Canadian donors to Obama's White House — this despite her presumed agreement to do just that.

Top Dem money man departs because Clinton hasn't answered ethics questions.  A top Democratic moneyman recruited by Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign has put fundraising activities on hold, saying he can't do it with a clear conscience because the former secretary of state has too many unanswered questions swirling around her.  New York businessman Jon Cooper, who Team Clinton enlisted for its elite corps of early fundraisers known as "HillStarters," said that he decided not to tap his donor network for Mrs. Clinton because she hasn't provided enough answers about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while she ran the State Department, her exclusive use of private email for official business as America's top diplomat and her commitment to liberal priorities.

After destroying her private email server, Hillary boasts about transparency.
Clinton Foundation acknowledges 'mistakes,' emphasizes transparency.  With scrutiny of the Clinton Foundation's financial practices threatening to create political problems for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, the organization on Sunday [4/26/2015] took the unusual step of acknowledging "mistakes" but insisted that it is committed to transparency regarding its donors and operations around the world.  Nevertheless, the foundation explained for the first time publicly that one of its affiliates — a Canada-based charity that bears Bill Clinton's name — would continue to keep its donors secret because of restrictions in Canadian law.

Oooops.  How did an extra $31 million get into my bank account?  And why didn't I notice until I announced my candidacy?
Clinton Foundation addresses disclosure of $31M Canadian donation, re-filing IRS revenue forms.  The Clinton Foundation acknowledged Sunday [4/26/2015] that the nonprofit group "made mistakes" in IRS filings and defended its disclosure of controversial contributions from a Canadian financier, following days of intense public scrutiny about foundation finances.  "We made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them," foundation executive Maura Pally wrote on the foundation website.  "And [we] have taken steps to ensure they don't happen in the future."

Hillary's never-ending cash dash.  [Scroll down]  But the Clinton stories are a different order of magnitude, with no fewer than three big exposés breaking last Thursday [4/23/2015] alone:  a New York Times investigation into a previously unreported Clinton family foundation donation by a Russian oligarch looking to get federal approval to expand U.S. operations (requiring Clinton State Department approval); a Reuters report that the foundation would have to refile years of tax returns because of errors and omissions; and a Washington Post story revealing that Bill Clinton earned $26 million in speaking fees from donors to the family's foundation.

Hillary actually warned us about Clinton Foundation scandals.  Contrary to what is widely reported, the Clinton Foundation never agreed to stop raising money from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.  Such funding should have been off limits — because it risks the appearance that US foreign policy is up for sale.  But even after Republican and Democratic senators pressed her in 2009 to accept limits, she refused.  That should have red-flagged the Clintons' intentions.  Now, reports about a possible link between Clinton Foundation funding and State Department approval of the sale of US uranium interests to Russia should trigger demands that Hillary and Bill forswear foreign funds or end their bid to regain the White House.

Clinton Greed.  [Scroll down]  But, clearly, both Bill and Hillary wanted the good life — and the money it takes to provide it.  Nothing wrong with that, but the means by which they've enriched themselves have been unsavory at best.  And all this makes suspicious the recent revelations that Bill and Hillary have become fabulously rich through the former president's speeches paid by individuals, corporate interests and governments who stood to benefit from their relationship with a former president married to a U.S. senator who then became secretary of state.

Bill and Hillary's Excellent Adventure.  To get to the bottom of the latest incarnation of Clinton-gate, you're going to have to get inside one of the most impenetrable marriages ever.  Good luck with that.  A quarter-century ago, when Bill and Hillary Clinton first arrived on the national scene, their union represented an exciting new political dynamic — two equally smart, ambitious, career-driven people hungry for public office.  Buy one, get one free.  Today many critics see that as the main issue.  The long-awaited close examination of the marriage that has been such an inseparable part of the Clintons' public life, particularly as they've traded places and power in the 16 years since his political career ended and hers began, is finally here.

If 'Clinton Cash' is a lie, Hillary needs to stand up and say it.  This is what you hear from those who support Hillary Clinton: You hear that this upcoming book, "Clinton Cash" by Peter Schweizer, suggesting that she handed out political favors while she was secretary of state like they were party favors as long as it helped raise a ton of dough for her husband's foundation, is nothing more than a new right-wing conspiracy, against her and against her husband.  So now they don't just come at her on Benghazi, and deleted emails.  They come at her and say that a sitting secretary of state spent at least some of her time in that job acting like some old-time ward heeler.  She can't let this stand if she expects to be President.

Clintons Progress from Selling Access to Lincoln Bedroom to Pocketing Millions While Hillary is Sec. of State.  Richard Grenell, an American media commentator and the longest serving U.S. Spokesman at the United Nations, said that, revelations unveiled by Breitbart Senior editor Peter Schweizer in his bombshell book Clinton Cash were "actually quite shocking." In a spellbinding week of interviews, media reports, and articles about the book, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters and Fox News exposed that the Clinton Foundation was receiving huge amounts of cash from foreign governments, while Hillary was the acting Secretary of State.

Report: Clintons Engaged in Pay-for-Play During Efforts to Rebuild Haiti.  Remember that horrible storm that devastated Haiti back in 2010 and the way Bill Clinton went down there to oversee the effort to rebuild?  A new development suggests that if you wanted any of that "rebuild" cash, you had to have a relationship with the Clintons.  Anyone surprised?

Clinton relatives, donors got rich off taxpayer-funded Haiti contracts.  "Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer reported on the US taxpayer money and contracts in Haiti profited Clinton Foundation donors and Clinton relatives on Friday's [4/24/2015] broadcast of the Fox News Channel special "The Tangled Clinton Web."  First, anchor Bret Baier gave an overview of how companies with ties to the Clintons profited in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in the country.

Yet again, the Clintons skate close to the line on ethics.  Service at the highest levels of the United States government demands a certain instinctive sensitivity to right and wrong when it comes to ethics.  So much can happen belowdecks that a Cabinet member or president must set high standards and expect that subordinates will follow the example.  This is why the latest disclosures about the Clinton Foundation's donors raise new concerns about Hillary Clinton's presidential quest.  The questionable transactions involving the foundation and Bill Clinton's big speaking paychecks offer fresh evidence of how the Clintons skate close to the edge of propriety.

First Principles.  When Clinton announced her campaign, she outlined four big fights she would take on.  One of the pillars of her pitch was that she wanted to fix "our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment."  This position has political appeal. [... But] No matter how noble the cause or how good a speaker you are, when someone writes a check with a string of zeros, there's a chance he wants something in return beyond your good works and inspirational message.

Veteran defense lawyers see possible criminal inquiry for Clintons.  With a sitting Democratic senator recently indicted on federal bribery and corruption charges, top criminal defense lawyers in the nation's capital say Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton could conceivably face similar scrutiny, amid mounting disclosures about the tangled finances of her family's philanthropic foundation.  The new book "Clinton Cash" by Peter Schweizer, an investigative reporter affiliated with the right-leaning Hoover Institution, has unleashed a torrent of conflict-of-interest allegations relating to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's own conduct during her tenure, from 2009 to 2013, as secretary of state.

Hillary on the brink of collapse.  A passage from Ernest Hemingway fits the moment.  In "The Sun Also Rises," one character asks, "How did you go bankrupt?" and another responds:  "Two ways.  Gradually, then suddenly."  The exchange captures Hillary Clinton's red alert.  She's been going politically bankrupt for a long time, and now faces the prospect of sudden collapse.  If she's got a winning defense, she better be quick about it.  The ghosts of scandals past are gaining on her and time is not on her side.

Cash For Nukes: The Clinton Crime Family Timeline.  Colin Campbell and Pamela Engel offer an insightful summary of the Clinton Crime Family's latest scandal.  Yeah, I know, it's hard to keep 'em all straight.  I mean the latest one, where Hillary's State Department approved the sale of nuclear weapons material to Russia (and therefore likely Iran) after the Clintons received millions from Russian government entities.

Foreign donations leave Hillary in a cloud.  [Scroll down]  But this was always an imperfect solution to a conundrum:  how to allow the foundation to continue its unquestionably good programs without creating conflicts of interest for Clinton or the appearance thereof.  The split-the-difference deal — effectively limiting foreign government gifts but keeping the spigot open for private foreign (and domestic) interests — was all but guaranteed to produce the current spate of news reports once she launched her presidential bid.  This inherent problem was exacerbated by another one, exasperatingly familiar to longtime Clinton watchers:  The agreement was imperfectly implemented while Clinton was at State and was quickly discarded once she left.  Now Clinton is reaping the consequences of this toxic combination of sloppiness and greed.

Must We Ask a Rude Question About the Clintons?  No one can deny that this smells to high heaven of impropriety, and the best Billy and Hillary's court of admirers and apologists can say in their defense is that the evidence of a conflict of interest is circumstantial and that there is no smoking gun proving their guilt.  But there is another defense that Politico's national editor Michael Hirsch hints at in a piece published yesterday:  their marriage is so dysfunctional that any alleged coordination between the two is unlikely.

How the Clinton Global Initiative Used its Funds During Hillary's Tenure at State.  In 2010, when Barack Obama said, "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money," he certainly wasn't referring to the Clintons.  Because it wasn't enough for Bill Clinton to sell sensitive missile technology to the Red Chinese for campaign donations.  It wasn't enough for Hillary Clinton to sell America's most valuable nuclear technologies to the Russians for "contributions" to her family's personal piggy bank.  That piggy bank, otherwise known as "The Clinton Global  Graft  Initiative", had an interesting way of doling out the "contributions" it received.

Hillary Clinton's Anti-Israel, Pro-Hezbollah Donor.  Just as Johnny Chung famously compared the first Clinton White House to a subway turnstile in which you put money to gain access, the Clinton Foundation is looking to be that turnstile on steroids, with dangerous implications for both American and Israeli security.  One of the contributors to the Clinton Foundation, according to an analysis of known donors by Joseph Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon, is Issam Fares, a Lebanese billionaire and philanthropist who has donated between $1 million and $5 million.  Some would question the sincerity of his philanthropy, since he is very selective about which of his fellow human beings he wishes to benefit and which he wants to see wiped off the face of the earth.

The Emerging Clinton Foundation Scandal.  RICO makes it a crime to run an organization through what's called a "pattern of racketeering activity."  The term racketeering is extensively defined in the statute.  It includes acts involving bribery, fraud, and obstruction of justice, to name just a few.  Prosecutors are fond of RICO because it enables them to unite disparate illicit or corrupt transactions into one framework, the enterprise.  It need not be a mafia family or traditional criminal organization; it can be an ostensibly legitimate organization — e.g., a foundation, a labor union, a corporation, a guild — that, contrary to the image it projects publicly, commits sundry legal offenses in conducting its affairs.  As a matter of fact, if the pattern of offenses includes fraud and influence peddling, then the enterprise's portrayal of itself as a caring, altruistic charitable foundation can be very helpful to the case.

Did Bill and Hillary Clintons' greed threaten America's national security?  Although Peter Schweitzer's new book "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich" will not hit bookstores until May 5, it has already set off a firestorm of controversy that foreign governments bought influence with the Clintons — including when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State — by contributing millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and paying the Clintons millions in speaking fees.

Hillary Clinton: People's champion or greedy sellout?  Hillary Clinton said very little in her presidential campaign kickoff video.  But what she did say may come back to bite her.  She declared that "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.  Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion."  But if anything, we have seen that the deck is always stacked in the Clintons' favor and that Hillary Clinton is willing to sell America down the drain.

Five Questions About the Clintons and a Uranium Company.  The [New York] Times has reported that people involved in a series of Canadian uranium-mining deals channelled money to the Clinton Foundation while the firm had business before the State Department. And, in one case, a Russian investment bank connected to the deals paid money to Bill Clinton personally, through a half-million-dollar speaker's fee.

Unraveling: Liberal Common Cause demands Clinton Foundation, Hillary audit.  The financial issues plaguing Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have become too much even for liberal groups, and now Common Cause is calling for an independent audit of donations to the Clinton Foundation.  Amid suggestions that foreign governments donated to the foundation in hopes of getting special treatment from President Obama's State Department when Clinton was his top diplomat, the group on Friday [4/24/2015] said a "thorough review" is needed.

Bill Clinton sold us to the ChiComs; Hillary sold us to the Russians.  [Scroll down]  Taken in context with how State Department reacted to all manner of aggression by Russia, its selling of advanced weapons to all comers, and its general douchebaggery one is left with the conclusion that our foreign policy was essentially run as an adjunct to Clinton Foundation fundraising schemes and the fattening of the Clinton family checkbook.  This is in keeping with the Clinton philosophy that graft and corruption are the fourth branch of any Democratic administration.  What we are seeing is the Clintons as a leaving, breathing, copulating RICO violation and it seems as though Hillary, rather than Bill, is the brains behind it.

Ooopsie: Bill & Hillary Clinton Foundation Re-Filing Five Years of Tax Returns Over 'Errors'.  As queen Hillary makes ready to be coronated as our next president, her "charity" foundation is undergoing some more scrutiny.  Now the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation has had to re-file its taxes because of a few of those little old oopsie errors.  Clinton's "charity" isn't just re-filing one or two tax returns, the organization is re-filing the last five years of tax returns over errors!

Clintons Lied on Tax Forms, Claiming No Foreign Money to Foundation.  Funny the IRS doesn't notice these errors, like it would if the Clintons weren't leftists.  No, actually it is not funny.

Will the Clinton-Cash Scandal Doom Hillary's White House Bid?  It's hard to boil down the [New York] Times' deeply detailed account, but the broad brushstrokes are as follows:  A Canadian business wanted to sell its uranium mines in Kazakhstan and the U.S. to a Russian state-run — i.e., Vladimir Putin-run — firm.  I know what you're thinking:  What could go wrong?  In order to grease the skids — allegedly, of course — Canadian uranium moguls Frank Giustra and Ian Telfer gave millions to the Clinton Foundation and arranged for $500,000 speech by Bill Clinton (whose speaking fees mysteriously skyrocketed after his wife became secretary of state), bankrolled by a Russian investment bank with interests in the deal.

For Hillary Clinton, Scandals Have Achieved Critical Mass.  With each day, new revelations call into question Hillary Clinton's behavior during her tenure as secretary of state and after.  It's time for her to suspend her campaign and start answering questions.  When even the left-wing media notice a leading Democrat's apparent ethical lapses, she has a real problem.  And so does the Democratic Party, which as of now has all its bets for 2016 placed on Hillary Clinton, who, Peter Schweizer's upcoming book "Clinton Cash" suggests, may have engaged in corrupt behavior in office.

Democrats Went All In On Hillary Clinton.  It's Looking Like a Terrible Bet.  Democrats didn't fully appreciate the size of the gamble they're taking on Hillary Clinton by assuming she's their strongest 2016 candidate, but they're sure finding out now.  Forget the email server.  The latest revelation — that a Canadian mining company with close ties to the Clinton Foundation sold its uranium business to the Russians with approval from Clinton's State Department — is more damaging than any of the previous controversies that have buffeted the campaign.

What "Clinton Cash" Tells Us About Hillary's Relationship With Bill.  From Bill Clinton's perspective, I gather, the Foundation was intended to raise huge amounts of money and to serve as a vehicle through which he would remain an important international player.  Clinton plainly wanted an enormously lucrative and conspicuously consequential post-presidency.  The Clinton Foundation would enable him to meet these aspirations.  And so it has.

Are the Clintons too cozy with the people who give them money?  The massive fundraising and wealth-generating operation that Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have built over the past decade and a half has revived one of the most enduring criticisms of the couple: that they have a blind spot when it comes to setting ethical boundaries with the people who give them money.  Two factors could make the current questions even more problematic.  First, the Clintons now bring in contributions on a scale that would have been unimaginable during the controversies that beset Bill Clinton's presidency in the 1990s.

Josh Earnest Dodges 10 Consecutive Questions About Clinton Foundation.  This has to be a new record:  White House press secretary Josh Earnest dodged no less than ten consecutive questions in a span of five minutes, all about the damning allegations that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traded political favors in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Bill Clinton Cashed In When Hillary Became Secretary of State.  After his wife became Secretary of State, former President Bill Clinton began to collect speaking fees that often doubled or tripled what he had been charging earlier in his post White House years, bringing in millions of dollars from groups that included several with interests pending before the State Department, an ABC News review of financial disclosure records shows.  Where he once had drawn $150,000 for a typical address in the years following his presidency, Clinton saw a succession of staggering paydays for speeches in 2010 and 2011, including $500,000 paid by a Russian investment bank and $750,000 to address a telecom conference in China.

Billionaire Hillary Clinton's Hilarious Class Warfare Rhetoric.  So Hillary Rodham Clinton has acquired a brand new sobriquet.  She's come a long way, baby.  She's gone from the sharp knife-edge of bankruptcy, to having earned the nickname "Quid Pro Dough."  I don't envy her wealth.  I see her, but I wouldn't want to be her.  She's made her money the old fashion way; she influence-pedaled.  Money will never effectively pitch-hit for your dignity, honor or self-respect.  She can stack it to the ceiling, but it will never be any bigger than she is.

Report: Companies With Ties to Clintons Profited After Haiti Quake.  Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier reported on the money made by companies with ties to the Clintons after Haiti earthquake in a preview of an upcoming special based on Peter Schweizer's "Clinton Cash" on Friday's [4/24/2015] "America's Newsroom" on the Fox News Channel.  Baier reported that after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, "Hillary's State Department, working with USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, would oversee America's relief effort.  The government of Haiti set up the IHRC, Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, to coordinate, two men were named co-chairs of the IHRC Executive Committee, Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, and Bill Clinton himself."

Mitt Romney on Hillary's Uraniumgate 'It looks like bribery'.  Mitt Romney has taken the gloves off.  If only he had done so in 2012, a lot more people in Syria, Libya, and elsewhere would be alive, and the American economy and Supreme Court would be in far better shape.

Romney: Donation to Clinton Foundation 'looks like bribery'.  Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday evening [4/23/2015] that foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation make it appear as though Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "was bribed" while secretary of State.  "You know, I've got to tell you, I was stunned by it.  I mean, it looks like bribery," he said while appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show.  "I mean, there is every appearance that Hillary Clinton was bribed to grease the sale of, what, 20 percent of America's uranium production to Russia, and then, it was covered up by lying about a meeting at her home with the principals, and by erasing emails."

What did Hillary know and when did she know it?  For Mrs. Clinton, this is supposed to be the run up to her coronation as the Democrat nominee to be president.  But for Mrs. Clinton, the wheels are coming off of the campaign before it really starts rolling.  For Mrs. Clinton, the albatross around her neck is her greed and the Clinton Foundation.  Almost daily, new reports are coming out about the dealings of the Clinton Foundation.  At the very least it doesn't pass the smell test and at worst it is at least probably cause to show high-level corruption when Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State.

Analysis shows Bill Clinton's speaking fees skyrocketed after Hillary became SecState.  After his wife became Secretary of State, former President Bill Clinton began to collect speaking fees that often doubled or tripled what he had been charging earlier in his post White House years, bringing in millions of dollars from groups that included several with interests pending before the State Department, an ABC News review of financial disclosure records shows.  Where he once had drawn $150,000 for a typical address in the years following his presidency, Clinton saw a succession of staggering paydays for speeches in 2010 and 2011, including $500,000 paid by a Russian investment bank and $750,000 to address a telecom conference in China.

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NYT Reporter: Clinton Officials Lied About a Meeting Taking Place, Unaware of Photo Evidence.  In a Fox News preview of "The Tangled Clinton Web," a New York Times reporter accused the Clinton Foundation of lying to her about a meeting Bill Clinton had with Kazatomprom officials regarding the sale of uranium to Russia. [...] The Clinton Foundation remains under a mountain of scandal accusations that will only get worse as more reports are sure to be filed in the coming weeks offering more examples of the Clintons' blurred lines while in power.

Book claims foreign cash made Bill and Hillary filthy rich.  Hillary Rodham Clinton used her clout as secretary of state to do favors for foreign donors who gave millions to her family foundation — and who paid millions more to her husband, Bill, in speaking fees, a new book charges.  Records show that of the $105 million the former president raked in from speeches over 12 years, about half came during his wife's four-year tenure at the State Department.  The claims in "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich" come just a week after she launched her presidential campaign.

Hillary's Team Outlines 'Clinton Cash' Response: Attack the Messenger.  If you can't dispute a message, you can at least attack the messenger.  And the Hillary Clinton camp is firing away.  They've apparently obtained an advance copy of the upcoming book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," by Peter Schweizer.  The book contains detailed reporting about the various financial dealings that have made the Clintons incredibly wealthy during their decades of "public service."

The Questions Hillary Clinton Doesn't Want Answered About the Clinton Foundation.  Gennifer Flowers.  Cattle futures.  The White House travel office.  Rose Law Firm files.  The Lincoln Bedroom.  Monica Lewinsky.  And now, the Clinton Foundation.  What ties these stories together is the predictable, paint-by-numbers response from the Bill and Hillary Clinton political operation.

Report: Hillary's Advisers Say 'Clinton Cash' 'A Fire We Need to Put Out'.  CNN senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny reported that one of Hillary's advisers referred to "Clinton Cash" as "as a fire that we need to put out" on Tuesday's [4/21/2015] "CNN Newsroom."

When battling Hillary, it's the cronyism, stupid.  Turn over any rock in Clintonworld, and you'll find some species of cronyism wriggling out from beneath it.  Look in her Senate career, and you'll find her selling public policy in exchange for campaign contributions.  Peek into the Clinton presidency, and you'll see her husband selling pardons for gifts to his presidential library.  The Clinton Foundation was a breeding ground for cronyism, with new species being bred by the tawdry liaisons of petrol-state money, U.S. corporations, and the former first family.  Hillary's brother Tony Rodham, Clinton confidants Terry McAuliffe and Rahm Emanuel — they all occupy this world along with a rogue's gallery of revolving-door lobbyists and public-policy profiteers.

Clintons ran Tammany Hall-like money operation.  Officially, they hail from Chappaqua and Washington, by way of Arkansas.  But when it comes to integrity, they're straight out of Tammany Hall.  They are the Clintons of Tammany, and they set their moral compass to the reckonings of George Washington Plunkitt, "The Sage" of that fabled Irish-American political machine.

Menendez co-'conspirator' hosted Bill and Hillary at vacation getaway.  The horndog eye surgeon indicted on corruption charges with Sen. Bob Menendez has hosted Bill and Hillary Clinton at a plush vacation getaway in the Dominican Republic.  Dr. Salomon Melgen entertained the ex-president and ex-secretary of state, now running for president, an ex-Melgen employee said.  Melgen, 60, is accused of giving the New Jersey Democrat nearly $1 million in campaign cash and gifts in exchange for favors that included visas for a bevy of girlfriends.

The 'Clinton Cash' Allegations Are a Test of the Democratic Party's Health.  One thing about these stories is that they demonstrate the mainstream media have spent the Obama years resolutely not doing their jobs — which means that Hillary Clinton has not actually been vetted the way, say, every major Republican in the race has been.  This story — the story of the Clinton Foundation overall — has been hiding in plain sight from 2010 onward.

Many Clinton charity donors also got State Department awards under Hillary.  The published donor records of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation don't give exact dates or amounts of its contributors, but it is possible to create a general timeline for when many of the corporations donated and when they were either nominated or selected for the award.  Silicon Valley giant Cisco was the biggest foundation contributor nominated in 2009, giving the Clinton charity between $1 million and $5 million.  The company then won the award in 2010 when eight of the 12 finalists and two of the three winners had donated to the foundation.

Dr. Ben Carson: Clinton Foundation Should 'Give Back the Money' From Foreign Donors.  Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and political analyst, is often critical of the political corruption inside Washington.  He's taking on Hillary Clinton, likely the Democratic presidential nominee, for the new revelations coming out of the book Clinton Cash, which exposes information about her foundations foreign donors.  "As I have traveled around the country, one of the things that has become clear is that the American people are sick of corruption and dishonesty within the government," said Carson, a likely GOP presidential candidate.  "Doublespeak and redefining terms to fit a narrative is truly unacceptable and misleading."

State Department Documents Reveal Concern about Bill Clinton's Activities with 'Saudi Entities'.  Judicial Watch announced that it has received 126 pages of documents from the State Department related to Hillary Clinton's possible conflicts of interest regarding her position as Secretary of State. [...] The lawsuit is ongoing and had previously forced the disclosure of documents that provided a road map for over 200 conflict-of-interest rulings that led to $48 million for the Clinton Foundation and other Clinton-connected entities during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.  Previously disclosed documents in this lawsuit, for example, raise questions about funds Clinton accepted from entities linked to Saudi Arabia, China and Iran, among others.

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company.  The headline in the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin's latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin:  "Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World."  The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West.  The deal made Rosatom one of the world's largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.

Chelsea Clinton Dodges Questions About NYTimes Report, Foundation Donors With Terrible Women's Rights Records.  Chelsea Clinton was asked about the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation taking money from countries with terrible women's rights records.  Clinton was also asked about the New York Times report today [4/23/2015] on shady payments to her family.  She dodged the questions.

Hillary Clinton struggles to contain media barrage on foreign cash.  Hillary Clinton's camp is swinging back at what has become a deluge of reports detailing perceived conflicts of interest and a lack of transparency about her family foundation's acceptance of foreign cash, but top aides are so far stopping short of full-on panic mode. [...] There is an underlying theme in these reports that has dogged the Clintons for decades and has freshly come to the fore early in Hillary Clinton's second run for the White House — the couple's secretive tendencies and their connections to big sums of cash.

Clinton Family Foundation Received Millions In Undisclosed Russian Contributions During Uranium Mineral Deal.  The New York Times begins digging into some of the quid-pro-quo elements outlined in the upcoming book "Clinton Cash".  A review of a Russian bid to control U.S. Uranium mine interests exposes millions of undisclosed donations to the Clinton Family Foundation which occur during critical timeframes requiring coincidental approval by Secretary Clinton.

Blockbuster NYT story on Clinton Foundation money and deals giving Russia control of American uranium mines.  The New York Times published a story just before the morning television news shows went on air today at 6 AM EDT that appears to contain bombshell information about the nexus of many millions of dollars of donations to the Clinton Foundation and U.S. State Department approval and assistance for transactions that bolstered Russian control of a substantial share of the world uranium supply, including mines in the United States.  Through a complex series of transactions requiring U.S. government approval or assistance over a period of eight years, a Russian atomic energy agency named Rosatom ended up controlling a large share of world uranium production, essential to the generation of electricity, including one fifth of U.S. power capacity.

Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors.  Hillary Clinton's family's charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors.

Clinton Charity to Allow Six Countries to Donate, Not Others.  The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation's board said Wednesday night that future donations will only be allowed from the governments of Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom — all nations that previously supported the charity's health, poverty and climate change programs.

Neo-Marxist Rhetoric From Zillionaire Shrillary.  Considering the explosion in donations to the Clinton Foundation evidently inspired by her influence peddling to foreign governments, and the $billions that went missing from the State Department while she was at the helm, it is conceivable that Secretary of State Shrillary was recently making 300 times what an average CEO makes.  Given the Clintons' infamous knack for monetizing political power, if she makes it back into the White House, she will make more still.

Hillary Clinton's Big Benefactor Has Trade Links with Iran.  Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, 54, has courted the Clintons for at least nine years — in the United States, the Alps and Ukraine.  Earlier this year, he was confirmed as the largest individual contributor to the Clinton Foundation, whose aims include the creation of "economic opportunity and growth".  He also has links to the Tony Blair Foundation and represented its biggest single donor in 2013.

Newsweek: Largest individual donor to Clinton Foundation has trade ties to Iran.  Is another shoe about to drop on the Clinton Foundation, and on Hillary Clinton's problematic rollout?  Newsweek's Rory Ross reported this morning [4/18/2015] that the largest individual donor to the Clinton family business has conducted trade with Iran, perhaps in breach of US sanctions.  Ukrainian energy mogul Victor Pinchuk has connections to the Clintons that go back almost a decade, and financial connections to the regime in Tehran that go much farther.

Foreign money will fuel a shameless Clinton's career.  [There have been] many times in Clinton's career in public life where she has similarly displayed the attitude that rules are for little people, and not herself or her family.  One of the more important reminders of this came earlier this year, when it was revealed that Clinton had shielded work emails at the State Department from public records requests throughout her tenure by using a secret, private email address on a server in her own home.  Such behavior would get most public employees fired, and it actually did play a role in the firing of one of Clinton's ambassadors during her time as secretary of State.  That was just one of many examples, past and present, of the Clinton sense of entitlement.

Donors To The Clinton Foundation Swaying State Dept. Investigation - the Motive Surfaces.  Newsweek's Rory Ross reported this morning [4/19/2015] that the largest individual donor to the Clinton family business has conducted trade with Iran, perhaps in breach of US sanctions.  Ukrainian energy mogul Victor Pinchuk has connections to the Clintons that go back almost a decade, and financial connections to the regime in Tehran that go much farther: [...]

Hillary Clinton's Tangle of Corruption.  When the secretary of state has a policy of pay-to-play, that is bad enough.  It reinforces the impression that Mrs. Clinton is a tangle of corruption, dishonest and untrustworthy, and playing by rules that apply to her and her husband but not to others.  That has happened time and again with the Clintons; it's the pattern and habits of a lifetime.  And there's no indication it will change.

Attacks on author indicate Clinton concern.  The Clinton campaign is starting up its siege engine to shut down a book that levels a damning charge against the presumptive Democratic nominee:  That as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton traded favors for cash that help take her from "dead broke" to enormous wealth.  As with the two most recent scandals to hit the candidate — dubious donations to her family foundation and her destruction of more than 30,000 emails from her time at the state department — the campaign is deploying far and wide to knock down the charges.

Hillary Clinton faces scandal amid expectant presidential run.  Founded in 2001 as The Clinton Foundation and renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation in 2013, this ostensible philanthropic concern has become a liability.  As reported by the International Business Times last week, while serving as secretary of state, Clinton was lobbied by human-rights groups and union leaders to address the Colombian government's abuse of striking oil workers, some of whom had been threatened at gunpoint by the military.  Meanwhile, the oil company in question, Pacific Rubiales, was promising millions to the Clinton Foundation.

Hillary supported trade deal after pledges of $100 million to Clinton Foundation.  A report in the International Business Times adds to the woes of the soon-to-be-announced Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.  Matthew Cunningham-Cook writes a long and interesting account of the dealings between the Clinton Foundation and an oil magnate named Frank Giustra and his company, Pacific Rubiales, with major operations in Colombia.  Those pledges may have had something to do with remarkable changes from the then-secretary of state.  It sure looks a lot as though money bought silence over labor strife and its armed suppression at a Pacific Rubiales refinery in Colombia.

The Stench of Corruption Follows Her Wherever She Goes.  We doubt Team Hillary was thrilled or her critics surprised Tuesday [3/24/2015] when the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security named Mrs. Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, in a report about a firm that allegedly received preferential treatment from the Obama administration.  The firm, Gulf Coast Funds Management, with Tony Rodham listed as its chief executive, allegedly benefited from what the report says was "politically motivated" intervention of then-United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Majorkas, whom president Obama promoted to be the No. 2 official at DHS even as he was under investigation.

Lawsuit: Clintons are guilty of racketeering, influence peddling.  A conservative watchdog has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, arguing that the nation's former top diplomat used a personal email server in order to sell access in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation.  The complaint, filed by conservative activist Larry Klayman's Freedom Watch organization, also names Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation as defendants.  It alleges that both Bill and Hillary Clinton "systematically and continuously... conducted a corrupt enterprise" under the definition of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.  The suit also alleges that the Clintons used mail and wire fraud to ignore multiple Freedom of Information Act requests for documents pertaining to State Department waivers to people and business thwarting U.S. sanctions by doing business with Iran.

Hillary Clinton quits Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton on Sunday resigned from the board of the Clinton Foundation to focus on her just-launched presidential campaign, POLITICO has learned.  Clinton announced her resignation in an email to the foundation's employees Sunday afternoon [4/12/2015], not long after launching her presidential campaign with a digital media blitz.

Hillary: I am not a crook!  Hillary Clinton should know better, know that the cover-up is often worse than any crime, for she once worked as a member of the impeachment inquiry staff for the House Judiciary Committee investigating the "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate Hotel that doomed Richard Nixon's presidency.  The end came when tapes of presidential conversations were found and became public knowledge with one tape containing that famous 18½-minute gap of erased silence that spoke volumes about the cover-up of the break-in at DNC headquarters.

For Clintons, a Hedge Fund in the Family.  Since marrying Chelsea Clinton five years ago, Marc Mezvinsky, a money manager, appears to have settled into his life as Bill and Hillary Clinton's son-in-law.  He has regularly appeared at charitable events, once introducing the former president at the Clinton Foundation's celebrity poker tournament by dryly saying, "You may have heard of my father-in-law."  And at the recent N.B.A. All-Star Game, Mr. Mezvinsky took a seat next to Mr. Clinton and his partner in charitable endeavors, Dikembe Mutombo, the former basketball star.  Beyond the glamour, being part of the Clinton family has provided Mr. Mezvinsky with another perk:  access to wealthy investors with ties to the Clintons.

Rand Paul: Foreign donations to Clinton Foundation [are] 'thinly veiled bribes'.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told POLITICO on Friday that foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation are "thinly veiled bribes," and said Hillary Clinton should return any donations from Saudi Arabia or other countries that abuse the rights of women.  "The normal Clinton response is to cover up, deny, refuse to acknowledge," Paul said in a telephone interview as he was being driven through New Hampshire.  "But the question is whether the country will rise up and respond to the unseemly nature of accepting foreign donations. "

The Clintons' UAE Quid Pro Quo.  Bill and Hillary Clinton have carefully cloaked the foreign money they've accepted in the garb of charitable fundraising.  But alongside the hundreds of millions donated to their Foundation were tens of millions of personal income from foreign sources, devoid of disguise, a naked example of using political power for personal enrichment.  Nowhere has this transaction been as apparent as in their relationship with the United Arab Emirates.

Now Huma Abedin is Being Scrutinized for Possible Corruption.  Sen Chuck Grassley has written two letter to the State Dept. concerning a special arrangement for Huma Abedin, Hillary's closest adviser.  At the same time Abedin worked for the State Dept, she also worked for a company called Teneo.  For those of you who don't know it, Teneo bills itself as an expert in helping your company get government contracts.  Can you see the obvious conflict of interest here?  The Senate is trying to find out if Teneo's clients received government grants and if they did, was Abedin and or Hillary involved?  Abedin also had a private email account that ran off Hillary's server.

Senator Presses for Info on Huma's Special Gov't Status — and Her Emails.  Senator Chuck Grassley has sent two letters to the State Department to ask about Huma Abedin's special government status when she was a government employee — and for information on Abedin's email use while working for the government.  Abedin is a close aide to Hillary Clinton, and worked for the consulting firm Teneo (under a special government employee status) while working for Clinton.

Role of Hillary Clinton's brother in Haiti gold mine raises eyebrows.  Drive down the rutted dirt road a couple of miles to the guardhouse, then hike 15 minutes up to the overgrown hilltop, and there it is:  a piece of 3½-inch-wide PVC pipe sticking out of the ground.  This is what, at least for the time being, a gold mine looks like.  It also has become a potentially problematic issue for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she considers a second presidential run, after it was revealed this month that in 2013, one of her brothers was added to the advisory board of the company that owns the mine.

Hillary Clinton's Billy Carter moment.  Oh, this is fascinating reading:  come for the problematical Haitian gold mine, stay for the exquisitely careful attempts of the Washington Post to needle Hillary Clinton about her brother Tony Rodham without looking like they're needling her.  Basically, what appears to have happened here is that Rodham — a man who has admittedly spent a good of time and effort in a quest to monetize the fact that his sister married a former President — was given a nice little board membership (and, more importantly, stock options) on said mine by VCS Mining.

Bill Clinton 'Unaware' Brother-In-Law on Board of Haitian Gold Mine that Landed Rare Permit.  New reporting by the Washington Post finds a gold mine in Haiti.  Or, at least, confirms previous reporting from Breitbart News about a gold mining contract in that troubled country. [...] If the former president is unaware of his brother-in-law's activities in Haiti, that only proves he doesn't read Breitbart News.

Corruption won't be tolerated. Unless it's massive and benefits the Left.  [I]t seems pretty obvious that if [Former Virginia Governor Bob] McDonnell should face time in the cold stony for making a phone call to a state agency after receiving a few thousand dollars in gifts, then what about Barack Obama steering billions of taxpayer dollars into businesses run by political cronies who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign?  Or, the Obama administration awarding key policy positions to executives from Goldman-Sachs after receiving hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions?  Or how about Mrs. Hillary Clinton, bopping around the country giving speeches at $300,000 a pop that everybody knows are actually campaign contributions?  What about MSDNC host and Obama Advisor Al Sharpton, who owes over $3 million in back taxes?  I don't see the Obama DoJ or IRS going after him.

Pro-Hillary PAC Accused of Illegal Activity in FEC Lawsuit.  An anti-Hillary Clinton PAC filed a lawsuit on Thursday [12/11/2014] to compel the Federal Election Commission to determine whether the pro-Clinton Super PAC Ready for Hillary is violating campaign finance laws.  The Stop Hillary PAC originally filed a complaint with the FEC in January, claiming that Ready for Hillary may be illegally conducting authorized campaign activity on behalf of Hillary Clinton.  According to the complaint, Ready for Hillary used an email list owned by Hillary Clinton's Senate committee to send out fundraising letters.

Say, the Clintons' 'Speaking Fees' Sure Look Like Hefty Foreign Bribes.  Hillary Clinton claims that when she and Bill left the White House, they were "dead broke."  Well, what's One Broke Girl to do with a youthful yet retired husband and lots of legal bills to pay?  Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State.  Bill Clinton set up a foundation, which is tax-exempt.  Through that foundation, Bill booked a pile of extremely lucrative speaking engagements all over the world.  Hillary's State Department approved all of them, according to documents FOIA'd into the light by Judicial Watch and the Washington Examiner.

JW Forces Release of Clinton State Department Conflict of Interest Docs.  Judicial Watch announced today [7/30/2014] the release of more than 200 conflict-of-interest reviews by State Department ethics advisers of proposed Bill Clinton speaking and consulting engagements during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. [...] "These documents are a bombshell and show how the Clintons turned the State Department into a racket to line their own pockets," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  "How the Obama State Department waived hundreds of ethical conflicts that allowed the Clintons and their businesses to accept money from foreign entities and corporations seeking influence boggles the mind.  That former President Clinton trotted the globe collecting huge speaking fees while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy is an outrage.  No wonder it took a court order to get these documents.  One can't imagine what foreign policy issues were mishandled as top State Department officials spent so much time facilitating the Clinton money machine."

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the White House.  [Scroll down]  Act Three has to date been the Clintons triumphant over reality.  They continue to enrich themselves as they travel the world mouthing moral pieties and raking in yet more thinly disguised bribes and taxpayer funds.  (Bill alone has received $16 million in federal money to bankroll himself and the Clinton Foundation now holds assets estimated at a quarter of a billion dollars.  This Foundation is but a charitably named piggybank designed to increase their riches and influence, a great deal of which was received odorously from foreign entities — often ones engaging in the very conduct the Foundation purports to fight — while his wife was secretary of state.)

Chinese company pledged $2 million to Clinton Foundation in 2013.  Since its founding, the Clinton Foundation has invested millions each year for work in fighting AIDS and empowering women, but its recent uptick in donations from foreign governments has been raising questions about the potential influence on Hillary Clinton, as she gets ready to run for president.  The foundation has raised at least $42 million from foreign governments — and according to an analysis by CBS News — at least $170 million from foreign entities and individuals.

The Founding Father... and Mother.  Bill and Hill have created the master scam of our generation, ripping off individuals, institutions, corporations and even entire countries... and they call it a foundation!  One thing is clear:  the Clintons are engirdling the globe and the fat cats have to suck it up.

Hillary Clinton gives unannounced paid speech to eBay executives.  On Wednesday [3/11/2015], a day after her news conference at the United Nations to address the controversy over her e-mail practices, Clinton made an unannounced trip to California, where she delivered a paid speech to executives at eBay, the Silicon Valley e-commerce giant.  The former secretary of state was paid for her appearance, according to a source familiar with the arrangement.  Clinton's representatives as a practice do not disclose her fee, but she typically makes $200,000 to $300,000 per appearance, with visits to the West Coast usually commanding higher payment than those closer to her homes in New York and Washington.

Hillary Clinton's Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept. Sent Country Billions.  Hillary Rodham Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a self-described mining company that in 2012 received one of only two "gold exploitation permits" from the Haitian government — the first issued in over 50 years.  The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also included on its board Bill Clinton's co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.

Return of the Clinton Scandals.  The Clinton Restoration will require routinely defending the indefensible.  It will require recalibrating all legal and ethical standards to suit the personal and financial interests of the Clintons.  It will require a willingness to use these phrases with a shameless abandon:  "old news," "everybody does it" and "not technically illegal."  Usually the advantage of having been around national politics forever is that there are no surprises lurking in the background.  But what should be the most vetted couple in the world always needs just a little more vetting.

Jane Harman: $500K Unreported Donation to Clintons 'Got Lost In System'.  Former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA) takes a "guess" on Fox News Sunday, that the unreported $500,000.00 Algerian donation to the Clinton Foundation "got lost in the system," and was never submitted to the State Department for approval.  Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State at the time, and the buck would have, or should have, stopped at her desk for final approval, had it been questionable, which it surely was.  Political candidates are not allowed to take money from foreign governments.  Algeria is "foreign," is 99 percent Sunni Muslim with 99 percent Berber/Arab ancestry.  She was not a political candidate, at the time, you are saying?  Hillary Clinton has been a political candidate since she followed Bill into the White House in January 1993.

The Liberal Circus.  [Scroll down]  Hillary Clinton likewise has gone from a rather run-of-the-mill liberal grandee to a political grafter.  She apparently solicited donations from foreign government officials and wealthy foreign nationals to contribute to the Clinton Foundation — and this was while she was secretary of State conducting the foreign policy of the United States.  If those charges are proven accurate, how could she ever be trusted to become commander in chief?  Unfortunately, in the last year almost every cause that Hillary Clinton has taken up has been belied by her own actions.

Gingrich: Clintons are influenced by foreign money donations.  Former Speaker Newt Gingrich warned on Friday [2/27/2015] that the threat of radical Islam has crept into U.S. society through soft money funding the nation's universities, think tanks and political commentators.  In the first speech of the day at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Gingrich urged Congress to hold hearings on the threat of radical Islam, and to expand its focus beyond violent jihadis.  "Some of our greatest universities now accept millions from dictators whose values are fundamentally alien to us... people who show up on talk shows, do they tell you who's paying them?" Gingrich said.

Hillary Clinton's Charity Took Major Donations from Dirt-Poor Nations That Received U.S. Taxpayer Aid.  Embattled presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is taking some rhetorical sniper fire for her charitable foundation, which received large contributions from several nations while she was secretary of State.

Reince Priebus: How can Hillary take a 3 a.m. phone call from a country that gave her millions?  In a Q&A session Thursday [2/26/2015], Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus pointed out a potential conflict raised by the Clinton Foundation's acceptance of millions in donations from foreign governments. [...] Priebus raises a valid point.  It will be difficult for Clinton to tell the American people that she will be tough on terrorism or fight for women's rights when her foundation took money from countries with abysmal records on those issues and others.

Hillary Clinton, coin-operated policymaker.  The latest tales of State Department ethics violations, foreign money, and special access would be surprising if they were about anyone but Hillary Clinton.  Throughout her political career Clinton has always blended cash and policy. She's not merely corporatist by disposition, like, say Tim Geithner or Lindsey Graham.  She's not simply sloppy on ethics, like Bob McDonnell or John Kitzhaber.  Hillary is blatantly transactional in her fundraising and policymaking.  And she wants to be president.

What the Clinton Foundation Is Costing Hillary.  When Hillary Clinton left the State Department, in 2013, she put her name on the William J. Clinton Foundation.  She didn't have to do it; she had a résumé that required no institutional validation.  Now, as she prepares for a possible Presidential campaign, she has to deal with half a dozen new reports on the finances of the Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Foreign donation slipped Clinton vetting process.  The Clinton Foundation failed to submit a $500,000 donation from the Algerian government to the State Department for approval under an ethics agreement put in place as Hillary Clinton was being confirmed as secretary of state, a foundation spokesman acknowledged Wednesday [2/25/2015].  The charity's failure to submit the 2010 donation for clearance by State Department ethics lawyers and to disclose that omission for more than five years seem likely to fuel questions about the rigor of the ethics deal that have arisen in recent weeks as Hillary Clinton readies an expected bid for the White House.

Clinton-tied firm accused of illegal 'scheme' to boost Dem groups, candidates.  A Democrat-aligned business founded by a longtime Clinton confidant is being accused of giving valuable voter lists to party committees and candidates, as part of a "scheme" that allegedly runs afoul of campaign finance law.  The charges were detailed in a new complaint filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a conservative watchdog group, on Wednesday [2/18/2015].  They implicate Catalist, LLC., a for-profit company that has provided customized voter data to hundreds of labor unions, Democratic committees and candidates — including the Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaigns in 2008.

Clinton Foundation to reconsider taking foreign donations if Hillary runs.  The Clinton Foundation said Thursday [2/19/2015] that it would evaluate its policies on accepting foreign donations if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016.  "Should Secretary Clinton decide to run for office, we will continue to ensure the Foundation's policies and practices regarding support from international partners are appropriate, just as we did when she served as Secretary of State," the foundation said in a statement.

The Editor says...
But until then, keep those checks coming!

Meet Hillary's Welfare Queens.  Sixty companies that lobbied the State Department between 2009 and 2013, while Hillary was secretary of state, donated more than $26 million to the Clinton Foundation over that time period.  At least 44 of the 60 participated in $3.2 billion worth of philanthropy projects by the Clinton Global Initiative, while at least 15 were part of Clinton-created public-private partnerships.  It's not clear that any of this was illegal and it's possible that some of this supported worthwhile projects.  But it illustrates the nexus between crony capitalism and modern American liberalism as we know it.

Complaint: Extensive Campaign Finance Violations by Clinton-Tied Data Firm.  A Democratic data firm run by supporters of a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign may be illegally supporting and coordinating with the Democratic Party and the offices of senior members of Congress, according to a legal complaint filed on Friday [2/20/2015].  Democrat data giant Catalist is providing below-market services for its ideological and partisan allies and providing a forum for those allies — which include political and policy groups that are legally required to operate independently — to coordinate their electoral and advocacy efforts.  The allegations are spelled out in a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday by a new conservative ethics watchdog called the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust.

Clinton Foundation defends foreign fundraising.  After the Clinton Foundation announced it would reconsider its acceptance of contributions from international governments only if Hillary Clinton runs for president, the The New York Times editorial board urged Clinton not to wait.  The editorial, published Friday [2/20/2015], suggested that reinstating the foundation's 2009 ban on donations from international governments would "reassure the public that the foundation will not become a vehicle for insiders' favoritism, should she run for and win the White House," given the "substantial overlap" between foundation contributors and Clinton campaign bundlers and donors.  At this point, there has been no allegation of a conflict of interest between the foundation and the as yet undeclared Clinton campaign.

Increase in foreign donations to Clinton Foundation raises ethical questions for possible Hillary 2016 bid.  The Clinton Foundation reportedly is seeing an increase in contributions from foreign governments after ending a self-imposed ban on such donations, raising new ethical questions as Hillary Clinton prepares for a possible 2016 presidential campaign.  According to The Wall Street Journal, which cited the foundation's online database, recent donors to the foundation include the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany, and a Canadian government agency promoting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Clintons faced hundreds of ethics probes when Hillary Clinton was in office.  Bill and Hillary Clinton faced more than 200 conflict of interest reviews of their speaking engagements and the former president's business relationships around the world that netted the couple an estimated $48 million during Hillary's tenure as Secretary of State.  As scrutiny over a reported influx of foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation ramps up, the State Department ethics reviews — first reported last July in a joint investigation by the Washington Examiner and the nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch — add another layer to the growing controversy over the revenue stream of the powerful couple's philanthropy machine.

A Stupid and Sleazy Clinton Decision.  Just as Hillary Clinton is getting ready to run for president again, her family's charitable foundation secretly lifted a ban on accepting money from foreign governments.  The Wall Street Journal discovered the ethical breach during a search of donations of more than $50,000 posted on the foundation's online database.  "Recent donors include the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany, and a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL Pipline," reported James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus.  This is sleazy because of the clear conflicts of interest.  What do these foreign countries expect in exchange for their donations?  What pressure would Clinton face as president to return financial favors?

Hillary Clinton Faces Scrutiny for Use of Private Jets.  Hillary Clinton took more than 200 privately chartered flights at taxpayer expense during her eight years in the U.S. Senate, sometimes using the jets of corporations and major campaign donors as she racked up $225,756 in flight costs.  Clinton, 67, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, reported the travel in official filings with the Senate.  The records were provided to Bloomberg News by a Republican operative.  Some of the companies whose planes she used included Coca-Cola Co., Citigroup Inc. and Saban Capital Group Inc.

Center for American Progress Donors Buy Clinton Access, Experts Say.  Supporters of an independent pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC are pouring money into the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank expected to be the ideological nerve center of a Clinton presidential campaign and, possibly, White House.  High-dollar Democratic donors that have publicly backed Clinton's long-expected presidential bid and donated funds to the effort featured prominently on donor lists released by CAP on Wednesday [1/21/2015].  Even before Hillary Clinton declares a presidential run, experts say, donations to CAP can serve as a means to influence its eventual policy platform and to gain access to Clinton's secretive and powerful inner circle.

Clinton Foundation, Hamas Share Major Donor.  The Clinton Foundation and the terror group Hamas share a key donor: The government of Qatar, a leading backer of terror groups that has emerged in recent years as Hamas' chief financial lifeline.  Qatar, which has been designated by the State Department as a "significant terrorist financing risk," has pledged more than $400 million to Hamas since 2012 and has long harbored one of the terror group's senior leaders, Khaled Mashaal.  At the same time, Qatar has sought to curry favor with elite Westerners, donating between $1 million and $5 million through 2013 to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Boeing gave Hillary Clinton's foundation $900,000 weeks after she made 'shameless pitch'.  During a Boeing shareholder meeting on Monday,a conservative activist accused the aircraft company's CEO of buying then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 'commercial advocacy' in Russia by making a $900,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation.  The money was earmarked for rebuilding schools in Haiti in the wake of a devastating 2010 earthquake.  But the contribution came just months after Mrs. Clinton traveled to Moscow where she made what she called a 'shameless pitch' to ask a newly formed state-owned airline 'to buy Boeing aircraft.'  It's not clear whether there was a quid-pro-quo promise of the donation in exchange for Mrs. Clinton's cheerleading.

The Clintons Can't Shake Their Reputation for Ethical Shadiness.  Last week, businessman Troy White pleaded guilty to federal charges arising from a Clinton for President campaign scheme hatched five years ago with the help of key Clinton supporter Jeffrey E. Thompson.  The scheme was designed to assist Hillary's ground game in the run-up to the March 2008 Texas Democratic Primary — which she ultimately won.  According to the underlying legal documents, more than $608,000 was channeled to White to hire "street teams."  But the saga didn't end with White or Thompson.

D.C. executive linked to secret 2008 aid to Hillary Clinton.  The D.C. businessman at the center of an ongoing city corruption investigation secretly spent more than a half-million dollars on get-out-the-vote efforts for Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, according to interviews and court documents filed Wednesday.




The William J. Clinton Foundation
and the Clintons' ability to raise money for themselves.

The Clinton Foundation:  Substance or Style?  The William J. Clinton Foundation proclaims that it is nonpartisan and denies coordinating its activities with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  But considering its extensive ties to Democratic Party fundraisers and placeholders it's hard to believe the foundation isn't at the very least marketing the Clinton Foundation to Hillary-for-President supporters.  And those supporters may want something more than a discount at the Clinton Library gift shop.

Bill And Hil:  Up To Their Old Tricks.  Both Clintons … have refused to disclose the names of donors to the William J. Clinton Foundation.  Bill says he will remain mum about all past donors, though he didn't say that in so many words.  As usual, you have to closely parse his words.  Speaking of Hillary, he said, "If she gets elected president, I will disclose the contributions that people make from there going forward."  Catch that?  He will let the public know about any donations going forward — that is, after January 2009 — but not one donation before then.

Donors list raises fears over Hillary Clinton role as Secretary of State.  Bill Clinton has raised millions of dollars from governments and politicians in the Middle East and Asia, raising fresh concerns about the impartiality of his wife's role as Barack Obama's Secretary of State.  The controversial US firm Blackwater, whose fate as a provider of private security guards to the US State Department in Iraq will likely be decided by Mrs Clinton next year, also gave her husband's foundation up to $25,000, according to a list of 205,000 donors the former president released today.

Saudis, Blackwater among Clinton foundation donors.  Former President Bill Clinton laid out a list of big-ticket donors to his foundation Thursday that is heavy with foreign governments and business interests sure to have a stake in the policies that Hillary Rodham Clinton carries out as secretary of state.  Saudi Arabia and other foreign governments gave at least $46 million, while corporate donors included the Blackwater security firm that protects U.S. diplomats in Iraq.

In Clinton List, a Veil Is Lifted on Foundation.  Former President Bill Clinton has collected tens of millions of dollars for his foundation over the last 10 years from governments in the Middle East, tycoons from Canada, India, Nigeria and Ukraine, and other international figures with interests in American foreign policy. ... Among the largest donors were a businessman who was close to the onetime military ruler of Nigeria, a Ukrainian tycoon who was son-in-law of that former Soviet republic's authoritarian president and a Canadian mining executive who took Mr. Clinton to Kazakhstan while trying to win lucrative uranium contracts.

Leveraging the Clintons:  A critical look at the Clinton Foundation's dubious and often pro-terror donors.

Clinton Writes Off $13.2 Million Loan to Campaign.  Hillary Clinton formally wrote off the $13.2 million she lent her presidential campaign, closing a chapter on her failed race for the White House and helping ease the way for her Senate confirmation as U.S. secretary of state.  Forgiving the loan takes Clinton's personal debt off the books, a step toward shutting down her presidential-campaign committee as she prepares to become the top U.S. diplomat.

Clinton Helping Clinton Retire Debt.  Sen. Hillary Clinton's in-the-red campaign committee has found an innovative way to pay down a slice of its debt — and is getting help from President Clinton's foundation, among other groups, in making it happen.  The William J. Clinton Foundation this week became the latest outside group to buy access to the vast e-mail list compiled by the New York senator's campaign.  Political insiders believe the list is second only to President-elect Barack Obama's in its size and efficiency in reaching potential donors.

Clinton's Donor List Raises Lots of Questions.  This is not about former President Bill Clinton's shakedown of the sheikhs.  They can take care of themselves, Clinton Foundation or no Clinton Foundation.  This is also not about Hillary Clinton's vulnerability to her husband's donors.  She can tell him to "go stuff it," which people say she's been doing for a long time anyway.  Rest assured, the next secretary of state will not shirk her diplomatic obligations for the benefit of some scummy foreign mineral magnate's uranium.

Clinton's Filthy Lucre.  Is it just us, or is there something off about ex-president Bill Clinton using his influence overseas to enrich a pal and then accepting the pal's big donation to his foundation?  This looks like a bribery racket.  Strong words, yes, but a New York Times report details a 2005 incident of Clinton and a minor Canadian mining financier jetting into Kazakhstan, where the two met with the local strongman.

All the ex-President's money.  Former President Bill Clinton is one of a kind, but we knew that already.  No president before him has managed to cash in from his time in office with such shameless abandon.  A Washington Post story by John Solomon and Matthew Mosk is staggering in its revelations of Clinton's greed.  In the six years since he left the presidency, Clinton has taken in nearly $40 million — between nine and 10 million of it last year.  Clinton averaged "almost a speech a day" in 2006.  Twenty percent of his fees reportedly "were for personal income."  The rest of his speeches, says the Post, were for no fee or for donations to Clinton's foundation.

Clintons' Charity Not Listed On Senate Disclosure Forms.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former president Bill Clinton have operated a family charity since 2001, but she failed to list it on annual Senate financial disclosure reports on five occasions.  The Ethics in Government Act requires members of Congress to disclose positions they hold with any outside entity, including nonprofit foundations.

Secret Clinton Foundation Exposed.  In violation of Congressional ethics laws, Hillary Clinton has for years operated a secret foundation that has allowed her and her husband to avoid paying taxes on more than $5 million.  Operated by Hillary, Bill and daughter Chelsea, the multi million-dollar foundation lists a post office box in Chappaqua, N.Y. as its address.  It has given $1.25 million in so-called charitable contributions to a variety of questionable recipients, including Middle Eastern heads of state and a shady Arkansas friend who helped Hillary turn a $1,000 investment into $100,000 with fraudulent commodities trades in 1978.

The Clintons' Hypocrisy is Catching Up.  Over the last several days, The Washington Post has put two stories on its front page that reflect this uneasiness.  The first focused on Bill Clinton's lucrative speaking engagements, which the Post noted in its headline garnered nearly $40 million since 2001.  The second story revealed that, despite Senate ethics rules requiring her to do so, Hillary Clinton failed to disclose the amount of money she and Bill had sheltered from taxes through a family charity they set up when they left the White House (though she amended her disclosures after the story appeared).

Hillary Clinton and Saudi Funny Money:  Conflict of Interest?  There's been a lot of talk, going back to the presidency of Bush 41, of the Bush family's ties to Saudi Arabia.  That's all well and good, but in this day and age there are other presidents — and those with presidential aspirations — whose ties to Saudi Arabia deserve a second look.  Bill and Hillary Clinton, one a former president, one a presidential wannabe, seem to be on very good terms with the Saudis.

Hillary Clinton's Massive Conflict Of Interest:  The fact is that Hillary Clinton is totally unable to be objective on this key question of our national financial sovereignty because she and her husband have been so compromised by their financial dealings with the very countries at issue in the decision.  Should the Saudi monarchy be permitted to purchase an important equity position in some of America's leading banks?  How can Hillary be objective when the very same monarchy donated $10 million to the Clinton Library and Foundation?

A Clinton Goldmine.  New York Times sources say that if Sen. Hillary Clinton loses the Democratic nomination or a general election for President, it will largely be due to the efforts of their investigative and political reporter Jo Becker, who yesterday reported on the ties between former President Bill Clinton and Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra, who has committed almost a quarter billion dollars to Clinton's foundation, largely after Clinton appeared to pave the way for Giustra's company to get a sweet uranium mining deal in Kazakhstan.

Mr. Clinton and the Tycoon:  Frank Giustra is a Canadian mining tycoon who has given generously — more than $130 million — to support the charitable enterprises of former president Bill Clinton.  Mr. Giustra's good works alongside Mr. Clinton may also have been good business.

Bill's Mystery Millions:  Another day, another reason for Democratic primary voters to demand complete financial transparency from Bill and Hillary Clinton.  And, it seems, another reason for the Clintons to shudder at the prospect.

Clinton disclosures didn't list $24 million of Bill's income.  Sen. Hillary Clinton excluded nearly $24 million of her husband's earnings from Senate financial statements from 2004 through 2006, capitalizing on rules that permit senators to limit disclosures of some of their spouses' income. … [By the time the information was released], about 40 states had completed their Democratic primaries and caucuses, meaning that those voters didn't get a clear look at Bill Clinton's finances.

A Donor's Gift Soon Followed Clinton's Help.  An upstate New York developer donated $100,000 to former President Bill Clinton's foundation in November 2004, around the same time that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure millions of dollars in federal assistance for the businessman's mall project.

Bill Clinton's Donors.  In the likely event that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is confirmed as secretary of state, the last thing she will need is a distracting ethics controversy.  That is why Mrs. Clinton's confirmation hearing, now scheduled to begin on Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, must cover wider terrain than pressing world issues.  It should address the awkward intersection between Mrs. Clinton's new post and the charitable and business activities of her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

The Clinton Foundation's secret donor:  Former President Bill Clinton's foundation, despite identifying more than 200,000 of its donors in recent weeks, will not say who paid it windfall prices for stock in a struggling Internet firm with links to the Chinese government.  The William J. Clinton Foundation has identified donors and promised unusual transparency in order to reassure critics who fear the foundation could become the object of largesse from foreign interests seeking to influence his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

To China With Love: The Clinton Legacy.  From campaign finance and technology to national security, IBD takes a look at the relationship Bill and Hillary Clinton have had with China — and the impact it's having on U.S. interests.

Hillary's Ironic Use of the Word 'Unscrupulous'.  Hillary Clinton is now pitching her multi-billion dollar bailout plan for the "victims" of "unscrupulous" mortgage brokers who act "dishonestly and try to take advantage of people".  And what will fix the problem of "unscrupulous" business people?  Why, more government bureaucracy and our money, of course.  It's as if Madame Hillary thinks we taxpayers won't mind one little bit just eating cake, while she gives away a billion here and another few billion there; after all it's not her money.

Another Clinton supporter facing criminal charges.  Another prominent Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter is facing serious criminal charges.  Passaic, N.J., Mayor Samuel "Sammy" Rivera, recently named to Clinton's national Hispanic outreach team, was one of 11 Garden State politicians snared in a federal sting yesterday involving school contracts.




Fundraising in years past
The 2016 Clinton campaign is not the first to be surrounded by a cloud of questionable fundraising practices.

Fundraiser Norman Hsu was right in the middle of this, which is why he now resides in a federal prison.

Hillary Clinton supporter gets more than 2 years for illegally funneling campaign cash.  A northern Virginia businessman was sentenced Friday [5/31/2013] to more than two years in prison for illegally funneling nearly $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's political campaigns in 2006 and 2008.

Another Clinton fundraiser has a suspect past.  A Texas oilman who's accused of defrauding the Nigerian government by illegally pumping and exporting 10 million barrels of oil is a major fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  Kase Lawal of Houston is at least the fourth person accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing to help finance Clinton's political ambitions since 2000 and the second in her quest for the White House.

U.S. Criminal Probe Eyes Clinton Donor.  The new investigation centers around contributions last year by William Danielczyk, chairman of Galen Capital Corp., a northern Virginia private-equity firm, and by the executive's family, employees and investors, according to lawyers and others close to the case.  Investigators are seeking to determine whether the contributions Mr. Danielczyk solicited for Sen. Clinton were then repaid by his company.  It is a federal crime to reimburse political contributions, punishable by fines and sometimes imprisonment.

Formal complaint filed over Elton John's benefit concert for Hillary.  On April 9, the 61-year-old British citizen performed at New York's Radio City Music Hall and raised more than $2.5 million for Mrs. Clinton's campaign coffers. … Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton says the language of the statute is quite explicit.  "The law says foreign nationals can't make any contribution of money or anything else of value to American campaigns," he argues.

Hillary 'Volunteer':  Inside the Beltway would be remiss to overlook a decision in recent days by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) surrounding 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and whether she broke U.S. laws by having British pop singer Elton John, a foreign national, raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for her campaign by performing a benefit concert.  The 1966 Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) was put in place to "minimize foreign intervention" in U.S. elections by establishing a series of limitations on foreign nationals.

Will Hillary Go Down in Corruption Scandals?  The strange story of Democratic fat cat donor Norman Hsu is rich and revealing, but it certainly isn't the only controversy that puts the lie to the Democratic claim to have ended the culture of corruption.  Other embarrassing developments include the fine assessed to Americans Coming Together, the group backed by Democratic donor George Soros; the New Jersey corruption scandal that has cast a wide net over state Democrats; and Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton's legal troubles with former donor Peter Paul.

Hsu's indictment has Clinton battling perceptions.  Dennis Goldford, a political scientist at Drake University in Des Moines, said that by reminding voters of the fundraising controversy surrounding the Clinton-Gore campaign, Hsu's indictment could add to perceptions the Clintons cannot be trusted. … "The question with Hillary Clinton is what baggage does she bring with her?" Goldford said.  "This is additional baggage.  Republicans will remind people of it if she is the nominee."

The Corruption of Clinton's Campaign.  If there is one thing the media agrees upon it is that Hillary Clinton runs a shrewd and disciplined campaign.  This mantra runs through practically every media mention as they report the tried and true horse race story lines.  But the ongoing Norman Hsu fundraising scandal has to call into question this basic premise.

Vote Hillary:  She Thinks You're An Idiot.  The Clintons have played faster and looser with fundraising and donating-for-influence than any Democrat in history, so an attack on Obama's funds is unexpected, the sort of thing that could muddy both of their images — although he would have more to lose.

NYC Chinatown Donorgate Under-Covered.  [Scroll down] These, and other questions, remain under-covered by the major newspapers who reported the Chinatown Donorgate story.  Meanwhile, Howard Wolfson played the Asian race card.  Was that an effort to deflect attention away from what may be the real underlying race issue of this story?  Namely, did the Clinton campaign financially benefit from the on-going plight of illegal Chinese immigrants?  To assume that the campaign staff was unaware of scope of odd donations requires what a politician once called "a willing suspension of disbelief."

Hillary Clinton fundraising scandal has a Utah connection.  Clinton's campaign has refunded $9,200 donated by Salt Lake City couple James and Sherlene Dean.  Their contribution was among the $850,000 refunded because of the connection with fundraiser Norman Hsu.

Earlier coverage, now somewhat outdated:
Clinton Case Mystery:  A Democratic fund-raiser involved in Senator Clinton's 2000 campaign has offered a guilty plea to bank fraud charges and is likely to become a government witness at the upcoming federal trial of a top finance aide to Mrs. Clinton, David Rosen, court records obtained by The New York Sun show.

Donors Stir 'Bundling' Questions.  When Hillary Rodham Clinton held an intimate fund-raising event at her Washington home in late March, Pamela Layton donated $4,600, the maximum allowed by law, to Mrs. Clinton's presidential campaign.  But the 37-year-old Ms. Layton says she and her husband were reimbursed by her husband's boss for the donations.

Hillary's Texas Money Bundler.  Has the Clinton Campaign cloned another Ms. Chung Seto of NYC Chinatown bundling fame, or a Boss Parr from a long-past Texas Senatorial race?  Hillary has a Texas border town bundler, Alonzo Cantu, who, according to the Washington Post, "...persuaded more than 300 people in Hidalgo County, where the median household income in 2006 was $28,660, to write checks ranging from $500 to $2,300 to the senator from New York."

For Clinton, 2000 Fund-Raising Controversy Lingers.  Mrs. Clinton's entanglement with a thrice-convicted felon named Peter Paul is proof of how long campaign-finance problems can haunt a public official.  Mr. Paul became a problem for Mrs. Clinton when his criminal past became public shortly after he helped organize and finance a gala Hollywood fund-raiser for her in August 2000.  Rather than drift away, Mr. Paul has been on the attack against Mrs. Clinton ever since.

Update:
Court Clears Senator Clinton in Donor Lawsuit.  Senator Clinton has won a court battle with a disgruntled campaign donor who claimed that his business dealings were unfairly disrupted by President Clinton, the former first lady, and their associates.  A California appeals court ruled yesterday [10/16/2007] that a lower court judge acted properly when he dismissed Mrs. Clinton and her 2000 Senate campaign from a lawsuit by the donor and former Internet entrepreneur, Peter Paul.

Hillary Clinton Accuser Claims New Evidence of Fraud in Documentary.  One gift that Hillary Clinton is unlikely to enjoy on her 60th birthday Friday [10/26/2007] is the premiere of "Hillary Uncensored," a scathing documentary whose 13-minute trailer has been No. 1 on Google Video since Oct. 10, with more than 1.1 million views to date.

Here is the video:  The Case of Paul v. Clinton.  One-sided, but very informative.

Dishwashers for Clinton.  Donors whose addresses turn out to be tenements.  Dishwashers and waiters who write $1,000 checks.  Immigrants who ante up because they have been instructed to by powerful neighborhood associations, or, as one said, "They informed us to go, so I went."  Others who say they never made the contributions listed in their names or who were not eligible to give because they are not legal residents of the United States.

Hmm:  Chinese Dishwashers Gave Clinton Thousands.  Not a month after the Norman Hsu flap (and eleven years after the Chinese government supposedly tried to help finance Bill's reelection), Hillary is on the defensive about taking money from Chinese immigrant benefactors.  This time, it looks even more awkward.

Chinese dishwashers, waiters donating sizable contributions to Hillary Clinton.  Hillary Clinton is the recipient of large personal donations from a very unlikely source:  Busboys, dishwashers and waiters in New York City's Chinatown, some of whom can't be tracked down.

Clinton campaign taps into an unlikely treasure-trove.  [At several locations] scattered throughout some of the poorest Chinese neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, have been swept by an extraordinary impulse to shower money on one particular presidential candidate — Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Dishwashers, waiters and others whose jobs and dilapidated home addresses seem to make them unpromising targets for political fundraisers are pouring $1,000 and $2,000 contributions into Clinton's campaign treasury.

Hillary's Hurdles:  Dubious Donors.  Asian-American groups don't like the increased scrutiny that Hillary Clinton's mysterious Chinese dishwasher donors are getting. … In the wake of eye-opening investigations by The Post and the Los Angeles Times of more dubious foreign funny money flowing into Hill's coffers, ethnic-grievance groups are stepping forward to condemn these stories as examples of "negligent journalism."  Yep:  The newspapers are guilty of "negligence" because they actually broke news instead of covering it up.

Clinton defends questionable fundraising.  The Los Angeles Times has reported that Clinton had received about 150 donations of between $500 and $2,000 each from dishwashers, street vendors and other low-wage workers.  Of the contributions examined, one-third of the donors could not be found and a $1,000 donor denied giving a contribution, according to the report.

A Bundle of Trouble:  The Clinton campaign has been frequently beset by contributors running afoul of the law.  Last week, a leading Clinton supporter and fund-raiser in New Jersey, Mayor Samuel Rivera of Passaic, was arrested on bribery charges in an FBI sting operation.  In March, businessman Abdul Rehman "Ray" Jinnah fled the country after being indicted on charges he funneled illegal contributions to Mrs. Clinton and other Democrats.

The Hillary Clinton Accountability Project  is a project of the United States Justice Foundation "intended to educate the public about the largest federal election campaign fraud ever reported."  It includes details of a lawsuit filed by Peter Paul in connection with Mrs. Clinton's 2000 election to the U.S. Senate.

Will the media ever report on the upcoming Clinton vs. Paul trial?  A status conference hearing is scheduled for April 25, 2008 in Los Angeles to set a trial date in Paul vs. Clinton.  The court delayed setting a trial date back in February, but a new trial date is expected to be announced three days after the all important Pennsylvania primary. ... How much longer will the media continue to ignore this case?

Hillary's assets.  As a novice trader, [Hillary Clinton] turned a $1,000 investment into a $100,000 profit in the highly risky cattle-futures market … Indeed, her $100,000 profit, equivalent to nearly $300,000 today, was about four times the salary her husband earned as Arkansas attorney general.  Nevertheless, in May 1993, nearly a year before the public learned of Mrs. Clinton's success in cattle futures, she self-righteously declared during her commencement address at the University of Michigan:  "Throughout the 1980s, we heard too much about individual gain, about the ethos of selfishness and greed."

Top Clinton Donor Helps Defraud Elderly.  The mainstream media coverage of a company being federally investigated for selling databases of sick and unsuspecting elderly to scam artists conveniently fails to mention that the firm's owner has given Bill and Hillary Clinton millions of dollars over the years.  The wealthy Nebraska entrepreneur, Vinod Gupta, owns the Omaha-based marketing database company called infoUSA Inc. which happens to be one of the nation's largest compilers of consumer information that is later sold to marketing firms.

Hillary Fundraiser Eludes Jail for 15 Years.  This is one of those stories that could only happen to a Clinton.  Norman Hsu, a prominent Democratic fundraiser who has funnelled hundreds of thousands of dollars into Hillary Clinton's Senate campaigns and pledged to raise $100,000 for her presidential bid has been a fugitive from justice for 15 years.  In 1992, he pleaded no contest to charges of grand theft and agreed to serve three years in jail.  But something funny happened on the way to prison; he never showed up.

Donor surrenders as Clinton camp ponders.  As Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu confronted an old criminal case and faced a new FBI investigation Friday, a fundamental question persisted:  How did Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign fail to see the red flags in Hsu's contributions?

Hillary's Bagman's Patron:  Hillary Clinton claims she can't recall who vouched for Chinese bagman Norman Hsu.  She expects us to believe he just showed up, dumping $850,000 in her lap.  Her campaign chairman, Terry McAuliffe, famous for his careful grooming of big donors and fundraisers, says he's also stumped.  "I don't know how he became involved in the Clinton campaign," he said.

Big Source of Clinton's Cash Is an Unlikely Address.  One of the biggest sources of political donations to Hillary Rodham Clinton is a tiny, lime-green bungalow that lies under the flight path from San Francisco International Airport.  Six members of the Paw family, each listing the house at 41 Shelbourne Ave. as their residence, have donated a combined $45,000 to the Democratic senator from New York since 2005, for her presidential campaign, her Senate re-election last year and her political action committee.

'Smoking Gun' Clinton Tape Released to Public.  The United States Justice Foundation, a conservative group, filed a brief Thursday with the California Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District, asking that the tape be admitted.  "The evidence is of that rare type that captures the very commission of a crime, namely, that of knowingly soliciting, coordinating and accepting federal campaign contributions far in excess of the legal limit of $2,000," the motion filed with the court says.

Fined group tied to Hillary.  Officials of a defunct pro-Democratic group that was hit with a near-record campaign-finance fine last month hold strong ties to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, documents show.  At least four persons who worked for the America Coming Together (ACT) fundraising group, which the Federal Election Commission recently fined $775,000, work directly for the Clinton campaign or hold top positions with consulting firms hired by it.

For Hillary, There's No Such Thing as Dirty Money.  You can trace her appetite for bling back to her Arkansas days, when she was a partner in the Rose Law Firm.  Questions arose about her billing clients, which have not yet been satisfactorily answered.  Nor have the suspicions about her picking up that quick 100 grand in the commodities market been allayed.

How Big Man In McAllen Bundles Big For Clinton.  [Scroll down] The Clinton donors included dozens who had never registered to vote, several who were Republicans and 10 who had previously made contributions to President Bush and former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R). "When Alonzo comes through the door, you want to give to him," said Gerardo J. Reyna, Cantu's brother-in-law. … "The last thing you want to do is get on Alonzo's bad side," he said with a smile.

Hillary's Mystery Money Men:  In 1998, in the midst of the Lewinsky affair, [Hassan] Nemazee collected $60,000 for Bill Clinton's legal defense fund in $10,000 increments from relatives and friends.  Clinton subsequently nominated Nemazee as ambassador to Argentina but withdrew the nomination after an article in Forbes raised questions about Nemazee's business dealings in the 1980s and '90s — which noted that the American-born Nemazee magically became "Hispanic" by acquiring Venezuelan citizenship because of a requirement that certain California public pension funds be run by minorities.

Obama, Clinton Money Man Guilty Of Major Fraud Scheme.  The shady Iranian fundraiser who for years donated lucrative sums to top Democrats — including the president, vice president and secretary of state — has pleaded guilty to a major bank-fraud scheme that could land him in jail for nearly two decades.

Former Hillary Clinton Finance Chairman Gets 12 Years for Ponzi Scheme, NYT Buries Story.  Yesterday [7/15/2010] Hassan Nemazee was sentenced to 12 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme some proceeds of which were funneled into Democratic campaigns.  The New York financier was no stranger to liberal Democratic politics, having served as national finance chairman for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and New York state finance chairman for John Kerry's 2004 presidential run.

Ex-Clinton fundraiser gets 12 years in prison.  A wealthy Manhattan investment banker who was once a top fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton and other big-name Democrats has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for bank fraud.

An unlikely treasure-trove of donors for Clinton.  The candidate's unparalleled fundraising success relies largely on the least-affluent residents of New York's Chinatown — some of whom can't be tracked down.

The Clinton Crime Family.  [No synopsis provided because the copyright owners require advance permission to reprint or excerpt from the article.]

Host Indicted, Clinton Fund-Raiser Canceled.  A Dec. 15 fund-raising event for Hillary Clinton at the home of prominent Mississippi trial laywer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is off, now that Scruggs has been indicted for bribery.

Hillary donors slept in Lincoln bedroom.  Nearly one in five big-money contributors to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, known as "Hillraisers," are the same donors who surfaced in a 1996 White House scandal involving sleepovers in the Lincoln Bedroom and other perks to help re-elect President Clinton.

Clinton accused of illegal fundraising.  Two conservative bloggers filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday [10/31/2007] alleging that Hillary Clinton accepted illegal contributions to her presidential campaign.  The complaint, filed by Matthew Margolis and Mark Noonan, cites stories published in the Los Angeles Times and New York Post questioning contributions to Clinton's Democratic presidential campaigns from impoverished Chinese neighborhoods in New York City.

Another scandal, unrelated to the above...
Clinton fundraising ties to terror group.  [Scroll down]  Further investigation conducted by this investigator of Tamil Tiger activity in the U.S. confirmed published reports that at least one well-known supporter of that terrorist organization, 56 year-old New Jersey resident Ramanathan RANJAN is actively soliciting funds for New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

And another ...
Who Will Tell Hillary?  [Hillary] Clinton's tipping point may have come when it was announced that her $5 million loan to her campaign came from a fund she shares with Bill Clinton.  That puts into play for the general election business deals by the former president that transformed him from an indigent to a multimillionaire and might excite interest in their income tax returns, which the Clintons refuse to release.

Update:
Clinton loaned struggling campaign millions.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton lent her presidential campaign $6.4 million over the past month, her campaign said Wednesday [5/7/2008], underscoring the financial advantage held by her rival, Barack Obama.

Hillary Borrows Bill's Foreign Cash.  Hillary Clinton has now dipped into the joint checking account she shares with her husband, largely made up of speaking fees earned in foreign countries, to finance her presidential campaign.  Clinton's campaign says the New York senator has lent more than $11 million to her presidential campaign to date, far more than the $10 million she reportedly earned from previous books sales. … Campaign finance laws forbid foreign money from entering U.S. elections, but no laws forbid foreign monies being stored in a joint checking account by a candidate's spouse and later being accessed by the candidate.

The Editor says...
If a Republican did the same thing, the news media would be constantly talking about "a millionaire trying to buy the presidency."

Clinton to forfeit $13 million loan, unless...  The financial sacrifice nonetheless stands out against the Clintons' reputation for seizing sometimes eyebrow-raising opportunities to enrich themselves and enhance their lifestyles.  The couple came under intense scrutiny during Bill Clinton's presidency for the astonishing profits made by the then-first lady in a string of late-1970s commodities trades and the couples' investment in an Arkansas land deal that resulted in the convictions of their business partners.

Clinton campaign continued after backing Obama.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's team has told the Federal Election Commission that she continued her campaign even after endorsing Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama on June 7, a claim that lets her transfer millions of dollars from her presidential bid to her Senate campaign.  The former first lady made the $6.4 million transfer from her White House campaign, which remains more than $7 million in debt, to Friends of Hillary on Aug. 28.  That date would fall outside the legal deadline for making such a move if her campaign were to have ended June 7.

U.S. charges Obama fund-raiser in $290 million fraud.  Hassan Nemazee, a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, has been indicted for defrauding Bank of America, HSBC and Citigroup Inc out of more than $290 million in loan proceeds, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday [9/21/2009].

Clinton fundraiser admits $292 million fraud.  A wealthy businessman who raised money for leading Democratic Party politicians, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, pleaded guilty on Thursday [3/18/2010] to defrauding three major banks out of $292.2 million in loan transactions.

Novelist's Ex-Money Man Guilty In Political Donations.  The former business manager for best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell pleaded guilty Monday [1/3/2011] to lying about the source of 21 contributions of $2,300 apiece to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Hillary's fundraising bundler pleads guilty to fraud.  Evan Snapper apparently figured that he would help Hillary Clinton get elected president and enjoy an Elton John concert, all at a client's expense.  Federal authorities said that Snapper also knew he was breaking federal election laws, and may now spend five years in prison remembering that expensive concert.

Months later:
Several big donors to Hillary Clinton now facing criminal allegations.  The indictment of a top Northern Virginia fundraiser last week marks the latest in a series of criminal cases that have ensnared campaign donors to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who relied heavily on wealthy bundlers in her failed 2008 bid for the presidency.  Federal grand jury indictments handed up in Alexandria allege that Galen Capital Group Chairman William P. Danielczyk Jr. and his treasurer illegally reimbursed nearly $190,000 in donations to Clinton's 2008 and 2006 campaigns, sometimes with corporate funds.

Is Hillary Clinton's star fading?  [Scroll down] Other news surfaced this week that was not good for Clinton, but this had more to do with her husband.  The Wall Street Journal had a piece detailing former President Bill Clinton's involvement in a "messy" investment deal involving his personal aide Douglas Band, Yucaipa Cos., an investment firm Clinton has served as "a partner and senior advisor," and Raffaello Follieri, a glitzy 20-something Italian businessman who likes to turn his personal contacts into cash.

Hillary Clinton's Former Campaign Finance Director Indicted.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's former finance director has been indicted on charges of filing fictitious reports that misstated contributions for a Hollywood fund-raising gala for the senator, the Justice Department said Friday [7/6/2007].  The indictment, rare for a political campaign, was unsealed in Los Angeles charging David Rosen with four counts of filing false reports with the Federal Election Commission.

How Hillary Became New York Senator.  Rabbi Twersky has never publicly commented about the sins of his community members and repeatedly turned down interviews to explain the scandal.  That visit launched a series of events that culminated in a controversial last-minute clemency action on behalf of New Square by outgoing President Clinton.  The decision by President Clinton to commute the sentences of four prominent New Square men who stole tens of millions from the federal government in a phony yeshiva scheme enraged law enforcement officials.

Hillary Clinton's Culture of Corruption:  The Scandal Queen.  To see the shocking Scandal Index of the Clinton years, as compiled by the liberal Progressive Review is to appreciate the Clinton's 24/7/365 belief that any progress in their leftist domestic and foreign affairs agenda could only be realized through the most nefarious activity — much of which fit neatly into the criminal category.  Under the listing of "Records Set'" by the Clinton administration (read: co-presidency), Progressive Review cites the following, of which I will only list a sampling:
    •   Most number of convictions and guilty pleas by friends and associates.
    •   Most number of cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation.
    •   Most number of witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify.
    •   Most number of witnesses to die suddenly.
    •   First president sued for sexual harassment.
    •   First president accused of rape.
    •   First president to be held in contempt of court.
    •   First president to be impeached for personal malfeasance.
    •   First first lady to come under criminal investigation.
    •   Largest criminal plea agreement in an illegal campaign-contribution case.
    •   Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions.



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