Bill and Hillary Clinton both have consistently relied on what The Diplomad named The Whitewater Defense
This tactic was perfected by the Clintons as they weaseled their way out of a major corruption scandal in Arkansas. That scandal was actually a simple one of real estate developers bribing Governor Bill Clinton with Hillary Clinton serving as the cut-out. The Clintons, however, got their friends in the media to accept, in essence, that Whitewater was just too complicated, boring, technical, and convoluted to explain.
The latest in their long roster of corruption involves the uranium deal, which Allahpundit explains,
Nutshell version: Bill Clinton helped out Kazakhstan’s dictator with some propaganda at home 10 years ago in exchange for Clinton Foundation board member Frank Giustra being allowed to purchase uranium interests inside that country. Giustra’s company got rich and made a correspondingly rich donation to the Foundation. The company ended up merging with another company to form Uranium One, which began buying up uranium interests inside the U.S. Eventually the stakeholders in Uranium One wanted to make a bigger score by selling the company to — ta da — Russia, but they knew a deal like that would need to be approved by top officials of the federal government, including … the Secretary of State. So they dropped another pile of cash on the Clinton Foundation and the deal was approved. (See why Hillary might have been keen to have that private e-mail server of hers wiped?) And now a huge chunk of America’s uranium supply is controlled by Vladimir Putin, one of Iran’s chief nuclear suppliers. The uranium in your soil may eventually end up in an Iranian enrichment facility, thanks to a crook who’s running to be commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. Pay special attention here at around 5:20, when NYT reporter Jo Becker recalls asking Bill Clinton’s spokesman if he’d ever had Kazakh officials over to his home to discuss them purchasing an interest in Westinghouse. No way, said the spokesman. I’ve seen a photo of Bill with the Kazakhs at his home, replied Becker. Oops, said the spokesman.
However, what first popped in my mind was one name: Frank Giustra.
Just two weeks ago I was posting about him: Giustra is the guy who donated $130 million to the Clinton’s philanthropies,
The details of these financial dealings remain murky, but this much is clear: After millions of dollars were pledged by the oil company to the Clinton Foundation — supplemented by millions more from Giustra himself — Secretary Clinton abruptly changed her position on the controversial U.S.-Colombia trade pact. Having opposed the deal as a bad one for labor rights back when she was a presidential candidate in 2008, she now promoted it, calling it “strongly in the interests of both Colombia and the United States.” The change of heart by Clinton and other Democratic leaders enabled congressional passage of a Colombia trade deal that experts say delivered big benefits to foreign investorslike Giustra.
Along with the Whitewater Defense, the Clintons may also rely on the average American’s apathy for a foreign news story: When I brought up the Colombia trade pact story during a podcast, it was dismissed as a foreign story of no interest to the media, much as the Clinton Foundation Haiti scandal.
While some in the media may be demoralized as hell (and for good reason!) over the uranium scandal, others assert “the Clintons still aren’t corrupt,” in the hope that you’ll find all their shenanigans – in The Diplomad’s words – just too complicated, boring, technical, and convoluted to understand.
Simple enough, corruption.
Paul Mirengoff looks at what Clinton Cash tells us about Hillary’s relationship with Bill. I’m not into analyzing what the relationship is between two criminals; Mirengoff gets to what matters, though:
I hope America’s first female president will be a woman who is not under the sway of her husband and who would not permit the family enterprise to be commandeered by a husband notorious for having no sense of proportion or propriety. Hillary Clinton is not that woman.
By now, it’s stridently apparent that the Clintons don’t belong in the White House – they belong in the big house.
Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s blog.
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