Patterico's Pontifications

8/24/2016

“There Certainly Can Be a Softening”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:33 pm

UPDATE: Back taxes!

Hillary Clinton And Her Dirty Deeds

Filed under: General — Dana @ 7:05 am

[guest post by Dana]

The hits just keep coming. Whether they’ll make a difference in the election, or anything else, is frustratingly doubtful.

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Donors who were granted time with Clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for her help as the Bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a Wall Street executive who sought Clinton’s help with a visa problem; and Estee Lauder executives who were listed as meeting with Clinton while her department worked with the firm’s corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in South Africa.

They are among at least 85 of 154 people with private interests who either met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton and also gave to her family’s charities, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. The 154 does not include U.S. federal employees or foreign government representatives.

Clinton spokesman, Brian Fallon called it “outrageous to “misrepresent” Clinton’s meetings with these donors as anything but coincidental.

Juggling all those favors of access must have been exhausting for the then-Secretary of State, given that Huma Abedin apparently had to remind her to take her nap. All things considered, it sure would have been better for Huma if monitoring nap time for her boss was the only demand made of her.

Oh. Do you know who else donated $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation while Clinton was Secretary of State?

–Dana


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