Saturday, February 02, 2008

Clinton Corruption Story #10,874 (and counting)

Glenn Reynolds highlights yet another ethical question, which has more the appearance of something that Vladimir Putin would undertake than an ex-President of the United States--unless of course that President is William Jefferson Clinton:
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY EDITORIALIZES: "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."
From the linked story:

... 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. Shortly afterward, Clinton's pal won a huge uranium-mining contract that left competing mining companies astounded.

Anything untoward? Clinton says of course not. After all, doesn't every ex-president jet in to Central Asia from time to time to check up on his charity projects and sample the gourmet cuisine? Nothing to see here, move along.

But the story doesn't end there. Clinton's friend, Frank Giustra, eventually ended up a billionaire from that "lucky" trip. He then donated $31.3 million to Clinton's $208 million foundation as its largest donor in 2006. Any connection? Nada, Clinton's defenders say. ...

Riiight... For all of the complaints (which naturally are not getting a lot of play in Big Media...) about the fact that Bill Clinton is purposefully withholding from the public Library documents which would ostensibly "prove" just how much of a "major player" Hillary Clinton was during her husband's Presidency (as she's claimed repeatedly to have been in her own campaign); when it comes to the Clinton Library, there seems to be a lot more uncharted territory--including the utter lack of information about the people who have donated enormous sums of money to build said library, and just exactly what those donors got in return...

For the sleaziest Administration in American history, the hits just keep on coming.

1 comment:

Reliapundit said...

if rwr or ghwb had done anything like this there woulda been non-stop msm coverage until the money was returned.

since it was a lib, he gets a pass.