We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Washington Post reports that Bill Clinton has received $26 million in speaking fees from entities that also donated to the Clinton Global Initiative.
The Washington Examiner reports, “Twenty-two of the 37 corporations nominated for a prestigious State Department award — and six of the eight ultimate winners — while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State were also donors to the Clinton family foundation.”
...The Obama administration wanted Hillary Clinton to use official government email. She didn’t. The Obama administration also demanded that the Clinton Foundation disclose all its donors while she served as Secretary of State. It didn’t comply with that request, either.
Mark Halperin: Will the Old Clinton Playbook Work? Well, Wall St loves her so there's that. Who else does? I wonder. I suspect both the Bushes and the Clintons will be past history soon, if not already.
How would all of this go over if the Clintons were conservative Repubs?
This all makes me wonder what schemes are being run by Obama to be paid off by the Iranians and others. I would guess John Kerry and others are running similar rackets to sell their influence for large sums of money.
In the old days, in this country and others, this would end up with you being put in front of a wall and being executed by firing squad. Now people yawn.
I never thought Hillary! would get the nomination, but I'm surprised at the volume of attacks and the seriousness of them that are coming from the lapdog media. I think this is starting to look terminal. At the very least, it sure makes her populist "screw the 1%" message even harder to make.
She'll get the nomination, and then all her faults and flaws will be portrayed as having been the result of ploys by "right wing extremists" to "blacken her and destroy her good name".
"right wing extremists" controlled by the chosen GOP candidate of course, who's probably going to be (also selected by the MSM) Jeb Bush.
Which means that of course they can pull out the old "Bush did it" mantra once again, seamlessly merging the entire Bush family together as one vast right wing conspiracy to turn the presidency into their personal family business.
The Clinton Foundation is simply a conduit for foreign operatives to purchase US secrets and influence from the Clintons. This shouldn't be a surprise after Bill Clinton did the same during his time in office.