Clinton Cash

The downside of corruption

Featured image Senior Clinton campaign strategist Joel Benenson appeared on FOX News Sunday yesterday. As the interview concluded, Chris Wallace raised a particularly interesting question based on one of the revelations from John Podesta’s hacked email account. Benenson acknowledged in February 2015 Clinton would be “very vulnerable” to attacks over the Clinton Foundation’s foreign contributions, which he said would be viewed as “unseemly” by Republicans and some Democrats, according to one hacked »

Clinton Foundation accepted $1 million without telling Clinton State Department

Featured image The Clinton Foundation has admitted that it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department. Clinton had promised to let the Department review new or materially increased support from foreign governments. The Clinton Foundation claims that this did not violate Hillary’s promise because the $1 million gift did not “materially increase” Qatar’s support for the operation. Apparently, it »

Bret Baier corrects

Featured image Bret Baier opened this past Wednesday night’s edition of Special Report with several scoops on the progress of the FBI investigations of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. Baier slightly expanded on his scoops in an interview with Brit Hume on On the Record, the video and transcript of which are posted here. I posted the video of Baier reporting his scoops in “Analyze this.” Paul Mirengoff commented on Baier’s »

Analyze this

Featured image Bret Baier opened last night’s edition of Special Report with several scoops on the progress of the FBI investigations of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation (video below). Baier slightly expanded on his scoops in an interview with Brit Hume on On the Record, the video and transcript of which are posted here. Paul Mirengoff comments on Baier’s report in the adjacent post. RealClearPolitics extracts the five points in Baier’s »

Report: Clinton Foundation investigation a high priority at FBI

Featured image Fox News reports that the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation, an investigation that’s been going on for more than a year, now has a “very high priority.” According to Fox’s sources, FBI agents have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple people (some for the third time) in the Foundation case to determine whether there was a “pay to play” interaction between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. The »

Marc Rich revisited

Featured image In his excellent Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents: From Wilson to Obama, Steve Hayward observes of Bill Clinton: “Clinton’s most flagrant abuse of his constitutional power was the pardon.” As Steve recounts, the pardon of Marc Rich represented abuse of authority, gross corruption and ruthless prevarication all in one tidy package. It signfies! With the return of the Marc Rich pardon to the news — courtesy (ahem) of the »

FBI releases documents regarding Clinton pardon of fugitive Dem donor

Featured image The FBI has published 129 pages of internal documents related to its investigation years ago into Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive Democratic donor Marc Rich. According to the Washington Post, the records don’t appear to provide much new information about the matter (I haven’t yet reviewed them), but they serve as a reminder of the scandal. Naturally, Team Hillary is steamed. Clinton flack Brian Fallon tweeted that the FBI’s move »

The Clinton cash nexus, RICO style

Featured image Yesterday I briefly noted “The Clinton cash nexus” with links to pieces touching on the recent “Bill Clinton Inc.” WikiLeaks revelations. Now comes Andrew McCarthy with a look at the Clinton cash nexus through the eyes of a former federal prosecutor (i.e., his own). Plot spoiler: Andy finds a criminal racketeering enterprise at the heart of the enterprise. Andy’s column — “Clinton’s State Department: A RICO enterprise” — presents the »

The Clinton cash nexus

Featured image Is there anyone in Clintonworld who is out defending the massive corruption revealed in the latest tranche of WikiLeaks/Podesta emails? Last night the Democratic flack Bill Burton appeared on The Kelly File to take up the question from a Clintonian perspective. I would love to include a video or transcript here but cannot find one. Writing from memory, Burton’s response was: RUSSIA, followed by Clinton’s going to win, followed by »

Clinton corruption, two articles

Featured image No one who has been paying attention doubts that the Clinton Foundation is a corrupt enterprise or that Hillary Clinton is a party to the corruption. But two new articles, if read in tandem, drive home the point. The first article is from the Washington Post, no less. It’s called “Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income.” The memo in question was written by »

Hillary’s State Dept. cemented lucrative gig for Bill

Featured image The Washington Post reports that Bill Clinton made millions of dollars through an “honorary” job with a for-profit education firm. This doesn’t strike me as problematic. If a company thinks the Bill Clinton name is worth millions to it, why not pay the millions? And, if you’re Bill Clinton, why not accept them? But here’s the rub: Hillary Clinton used her position as Secretary of State to help cement the »

Major Clinton Foundation donor denied entry into U.S. due to terror ties

Featured image The name Gilbert Chagoury will be familiar to many readers. He’s a friend of Bill Clinton and a major donor to the Clinton Foundation. According to Judicial Watch, which cites Clinton Foundation documents, Chagoury has appeared near the top of the Foundation’s donor list as a $1 million to $5 million contributor. Chagoury’s name came up recently in a newly released 2009 email from Clinton Foundation official Doug Band to »

Memo sheds new light on Clinton-Russia uranium scandal

Featured image 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. Relying on a New York Times report, I wrote about this scandal here. Newly uncovered State Department documents shed additional light on this scandal. But before getting to the new material, I’ll summarize what the New York Times reported. What we knew already In »

Hillary’s Emails and Clinton Cash: the Scandals Come Together

Featured image If you feel that you are hopelessly behind on the news regarding Hillary Clinton’s many breaches of security through her home-brew server as well as the Clinton Cash pay-to-play scandal, in which Hillary more or less auctioned off the State Department, Glenn Reynolds’ latest USA Today column is a good way to catch up. Back in July, Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “there is »

Annals of Clinton corruption

Featured image 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 inspired Judicial Watch to recount the facts surrounding Claudio Osorio. He’s a Clinton Foundation donor who leveraged his “generosity” to get $10 million from the government with help from the Clinton State Department. Osorio is now serving a 12-year prison sentence after scamming the government »

Emails show that Clinton Foundation donors got improved State Dept. access

Featured image For once, the front page of the Washington Post isn’t dominated by reports about Donald Trump scandals real and imagined (the latest Post probe had a team of reporters poring over local property records to check the value of Trump’s golf courses). Instead, the Post shifts its attention to the question of access by big Clinton Foundation donors to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The story is called “Emails reveal »

Report: DOJ denied FBI request to investigate the Clinton Foundation

Featured image For months, there have been rumors that the FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation for public corruption. It has been clear to me that, as I put it yesterday, “even assuming the truth of such reports, I think it’s fanciful to think that anything will come of this; the FBI has shot its wad.” Now comes word, via CNN, that the FBI asked to investigate the Clinton Foundation earlier this »