Oh look, the guy behind the Clinton uranium deal was also the guy behind the Clinton FTA deal

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Oh look, the guy behind the Clinton uranium deal was also the guy behind the Clinton FTA deal

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.

James Taranto has a longer ver­sion, and of course, there’s the Clin­ton Cash book, but the whole thing is explained in the eight minute long video Allah­pun­dit men­tions above.

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,

As Colom­bian Oil Money Flowed To Clin­tons, State Depart­ment Took No Action To Pre­vent Labor Violations

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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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.

James Taranto has a longer version, and of course, there’s the Clinton Cash book, but the whole thing is explained in the eight minute long video Allahpundit mentions above.

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,

As Colombian Oil Money Flowed To Clintons, State Department Took No Action To Prevent Labor Violations

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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