Five Most Shocking Details About the Clinton Foundation’s Corruption

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with former President Bill Clinton (photo credit: Karen Murphy via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)

Over the last few months, media scrutiny of Hillary Clinton has focused on the scandals related to her private email servers and alleged mishandling of classified information. Now, however, several news agencies have uncovered documents that appear to implicate the Clinton Foundation in a pay-to-play scheme, where funds were leveraged for access to the State Department.

The media’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation is still ongoing. Reporters have only scratched the surface of the Foundation’s shady connections, and the influence of those connections on Clinton’s time as Secretary of State. However, the information that is publicly available at this time paints an ugly picture of corruption and malfeasance.

Some of the evidence of the most ridiculous deceit and corruption comes from a recent Judicial Watch FOIA request. Their press release said, “It’s no wonder Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin hid emails from the American people, the courts and Congress. They show that the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors, and operatives worked with Hillary Clinton in potential violation of the law.

Other stories of the improper relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department are older, but the Clintons’ avarice is just as shocking in these episodes.

Without further ado, here are some of the most egregious stories that have come out of investigating the Clinton’s shady financial dealings:

1.) Clinton Foundation Aide Left Nearly 150 Phone Messages for Hillary’s Top Aide at State Department

Fox News is reporting that the connections between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department go deeper than was once thought:

A review of State Department call logs for Cheryl Mills, the longtime Clinton confidant who served as chief of staff for the entirety of Clinton’s four-year tenure as America’s top diplomat reflects at least 148 messages from Laura Graham – then the Clinton Foundation’s chief operating officer – between 2010 and 2012.

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Does Bill Clinton Want Hillary to Win?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with former President Bill Clinton (photo credit: Karen Murphy via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)

Bill Clinton is one of the most gifted politicians of his generation.  So how to explain his rookie mistakes in his recent interview with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden?  The former president addressed the controversy about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while his wife was Secretary of State by saying “we have never done anything knowingly inappropriate,” a line sure to evoke memories of his previous semantic gymnastics about the meaning of the word “is.”   He went on to assert that nobody who gave money to him ever tried to influence her.  How does he know?  Because Hillary, the woman only 25 percent of Americans believe to be “ honest and straightforward” according to the NBC/WSJ poll released yesterday, told him so! When asked if he planned to continue giving speeches at $500,000 a pop, Clinton said financial necessity drove him to do so — “I gotta pay our bills.”  Has the multimillionaire forgotten the trouble Hillary got in last year when she justified her speaking fees by saying she and her husband had been “dead broke” when they left the White House?

Bloomberg’s Megan McArdle wonders if “the famed Clinton campaign skills aren’t a bit out of date.”  The panel on Fox News’ Special Report last night mused that the former president might be a little “rusty.”  That may be the explanation for these obvious gaffes.  But I am beginning to think that as disturbing as the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency is to conservatives, it is even more distressing on some level to her husband.   Continue Reading