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Hillary and “Clinton Cash”

I’m several chapters into “Clinton Cash,” and I think its most valuable asset is the author’s standard to which he measured Hillary Clinton’s actions in the book:

Her own words.

Hillary expressed concern about allowing foreign governments to purchase assets that are strategic to our national security, then changed course after huge donations were made to the Clinton Foundation (and Bill gave a series of lucrative speeches) by investors who would benefit when Hillary signed off on deals that gave Russia control over substantial portions of U.S. and global uranium output.

Hillary, and her husband, have been staunch supporters of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. President Bill Clinton was embarrassed when India violated the NPT. Years later, then-Senator Hillary Clinton spoke about the need to bring India into compliance with the NPT. However, after millions of Indian and Indo-American dollars flowed to the Clinton Foundation (and Bill gave a series of lucrative speeches), Hillary helped India to have their (yellow) cake and eat it to – aka retain nuclear weapon status while U.S. sanctions were lifted.

Hillary spoke out on the need to bring about reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and even co-authored a bill during her Senate tenure that gave the Secretary of State authority to demand human rights reforms in exchange for taxpayer aid dollars the DRC would receive. But rather than enforce the law she helped pass when she later became Secretary of State, Hillary gave the DRC a waiver so that it would not have to meet transparency and accountability requirements tied to U.S. aid dollars – after, you guessed it, millions of dollars flowed to the Clinton Foundation (and Bill gave a series of lucrative speeches).

“Clinton Cash” is a very significant book, and probably the most significant book for the 2016 presidential elections, because it shows how badly Hillary Clinton fails a standard of integrity. The integrity standard she fails is not mine or yours, but the standard set by her very own words.

When she professes to care about human rights, the poor and needy, etc., she should have to answer for the waivers she gave to the DRC and Ethiopia, so that they could continue to receive U.S. taxpayer money in spite of their horrendous human rights record, with zero transparency or accountability.

When she professes to care about equal pay for women, she should have to answer for paying women less than she paid men in her own offices.

When she talks about national security, she should have to answer for her actions which allowed Russia to gain control of U.S. uranium and allowed India to violate the NPT without consequence.

And she should have to give an account for her position changes on each of these issues, which just so happened to coincide with money flowing into the Clinton Foundation and into the Clintons’ personal accounts.

These are all reasons why you should read “Clinton Cash,” and they are reasons why Hillary should not be president of these United States.

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June 5, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment