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this book could be a remedy for those who thought Hilary did a good job, as Secretary of State. Obama doesn't appear too great as the past President, either. " Wal-Mart also received tariff-free clothing from the factory. Hillary had sat on the Wal-Mart board back when Bill was Governor of Arkansas.. . Caracol has failed to live up to its hype. promised were 60000 jobs: the actual number was 3000. the daily wage for the workers is roughly five dollars." " On December 9, 2009, the State Department beamed out a video message from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The occasion was 'International Anti-Corruption Day.' "
Details Clinton ties to crooks, warlords, and tyrants. Bill's bribed pardon of Mark Rich was the tip of an enormous iceberg of corruption. Huge bribes were paid to buy Hillary's Senate vote, State Dept rulings, and future presidential action.
--- Hillary gave high State Dept jobs to unqualified Clinton operatives, and special waivers so they could receive double salaries. The Dept made large direct grants to favored firms. She blocked approval of foreign deals till applicants gave to the Foundation or paid Bill for speeches.
--- Bill got scores of millions for mediocre speeches on routine subjects. The exercise was merely a cover for bribes.
--- Hillary connived with freebooters in China, India, Africa, Latin America, who oppressed workers and damaged the environment. Leaders labeled criminal or despotic by the State Dept would nevertheless get waivers, subsidies, honors and awards if they paid the Clintons. Bribed by a rich Nigerian, Hillary delayed naming Boko Haran a terror group: it would hinder his business.
--- Clinton operatives worked to overcome environmentalist opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline after its backers paid the Clintons millions.
--- Most of the self-enrichment involved resource-plunder: diamonds, uranium, gold, oil, iron, lumber. The Clintons gained from the looting of Africa. They got foreign leaders to withhold permits from experienced firms, and grant them to Clinton-tied startups. One notable deal transferred control of vast uranium reserves to Russia.
--- When an earthquake hit Haiti, Bill, as special UN envoy, gave reconstruction contracts to Clinton partners. Crony consultants got fat fees for worthless reports. There were huge overruns and payments for work never done. One project reached only 5% of its target. Hillary's brother got mining rights for a pittance. International relief aid did little good after the Clintons had taken their cut.
--- Hillary's private server was probably used to hide Foundation involvement in State Dept matters, and that is probably why she purged 30,000 emails.
Just finished reading this book. The facts are so incredulous that I checked some of the footnotes, including the signed FEC statement by Hillary showing over $10 million of speech making in 2014. Schweizer stops short of alleging criminal intent due to the difficulty of showing a "transaction" from the flow of money to the actions the Clinton's took despite proximity. The book implicitly suggests we have seen the most corrupt president and secretary of state in our nation's history. A must read for voters wishing to know hard facts, but a sad read, showing America has lost its sensitivity to wrong behavior.
Worth reading. Crony capitalism, greed and corruption with wink of an eye so as not to be obviously criminal. Pretty depressing.
Depressing. Corruption. Power mad people. And yet she will probably be elected because of the D behind her name......
The Marc Rich pardon, Whitewater, Vince Foster, Travelgate & Monica. These scandals and embarrassments have tainted the Clinton brand for more than three decades. However, they pale in comparison to the numerous revelations in Schweizer's book. While Bill & Hillary pretend to champion human rights and democracy across the globe, they're more than willing to cozy up to some of the worst dictators from Kazakhstan to Nigeria - as long as they can profit from it. And profit they do, from Bill Clinton's "speaking fees" and the strings that come with it. Don't think these donors are not going to want their ROI if Hillary becomes president in 2016. A must read for anyone who cares about corruption.
Anyone who follows politics should read this. If you support the Clintons or don't, this should be read and examine the facts presented and weighed accordingly. It brings up the question that people have been asking a long time about the Clintons: why can't they make the choices that would make them less controversial in terms of ethics and morality? They could easily do so and would then not give any ammunition to their critics. Instead they act like they are untouchable and above the bounds of the rules they claim to support. The fact that they have done this to themselves is possibly the only thing that critics and supporters will be able to agree. At best they are irrevocably flawed people or at worst, the worst kinds of politicians, greedy and corrupt. Either way, anyone should give serious pause as to whether they should be allowed to have the power they seek.
4 out of 5 stars because I would like to have seem more than was presented. It's a very hot gun, but not a smoking one. And 4 because it does at least open the door on a larger debate that should happen.
Look at the finances for both parties, they are funded by the same Wall Street corporate elites!
Anyone who falls for the constructed political theater of "Left" vs. "Right", "Blue" vs. "Red", you suckers!
Whatever the motivations or connections that the author has, he still raises some serious and legitimate questions about whether there is a connection between donations made to the Clinton Foundation, and decisions made at the State Department during Hillary's tenure there. He also questions the bulldozing nature of some of the foundation's projects, which often go over the heads of local groups which have dealt with the same issues for decades, to the point of refusing to cooperate with those groups or asking them how best to deploy the money. It's this second item, more than the first, that raises the matter of if Hillary is ready for prime time. An independent eye is needed to clear the air once and for all if the Clintons violated the law - or at the very least, basic ethics.
Not surprising faux media is involved. According to Wiki, the author "is currently the president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), and is a former William J. Casey Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large.".
allegations only. nothing is proven illegal. maybe morally inappropriate.
The "facts" in this book are sketchy at best. People who hate the Clintons will read it and not question the tilt of the author. This book is just the beginning of the Clinton attack machine revving up. All voters should read this book to realize how right wing media creates the appearance of impropriety and runs with it as if it was fact.
Although not a fan of this author, he does present some very damning facts, and opens a door a little bit, which an outstanding author would have really thrown open. While explaining what the Clinton Foundation was up to, he neglects to mention that has been one of the primary functions of foundations since their financial structure was legislated into existence in 1913 [along with the Federal Reserve System, the oil depletion allowance, and the 16th Amendment to collect tax then for the Fed.]. A book to read concurrently with this one to understand what I mean: The Rich and the Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg - - no longer in the Seattle library system, unfortunately, a super-classic! The tipoff of a president's future worth: the sum they have raised for their presidential library - - within about one year after leaving office that will normally be their net worth.
Everyone knew that the Clinton's were corrupt. This book spells out time and place.
It should result in an FBI investigation.