- Jan 25, 2013
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In the new documentary “Clinton Cash,” it becomes all too clear how the former First Couple went from rags to filthy rich — with the emphasis on filthy.
For example, a Nigerian newspaper publisher tied to the ruling People’s Democratic Party — which is 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, as they collected their checks.
Secretary Clinton even made an official visit to Nigeria in 2012, congratulating Jonathan on his nonexistent “reform efforts.” It was American legitimacy bestowed at a bargain price. And just the opposite of what Human Rights Watch had implored her to do.
Here’s another example of the pair’s lucrative shenanigans. TD Bank never engaged Bill Clinton to speak during his first eight years out of the White House. But in 2009, four days after Hillary was nominated secretary of state, Bill made the first of a string of speeches for which TD paid almost $2 million. An astounding amount.
And guess what. TD Bank was the single largest shareholder in the Keystone XL pipeline, which required State Department approval. Lo and behold, Hillary Clinton decided to support the pipeline — a heresy to environmentalists — and delayed the Obama administration’s rejection of it.
Just look at the McDonnells. Their lawyers argue that they are innocent because they merely opened doors. They never expressly said, “Pay me, and I’ll do what you want.”
The McDonnells appealed to the US Supreme Court, where their conviction may be overturned. Chief Justice John Roberts has suggested that politicians shouldn’t be convicted of corruption unless there’s proof of a quid pro quo.
First look at explosive Hillary documentary, ‘Clinton Cash’ | New York Post
Is that kind of thing considered a personal attack?