Politics Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.

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  1. MARIS61

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    You're in office, I (Carlyle Group) make a deal with you that you commit treason by abusing your office to maximize my profits and I (Carlyle Group) promise you a cushy job and other payoffs after you leave office.

    This is how all major industries in America operate, and how most politicians in America operate. It's the standard way of buying influence in America.

    But go ahead and play dumb, as you always do.
     
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    Denny Crane It's not even loaded! Staff Member Administrator

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    What does that have to do specifically with Carslysle group? Any politician can be bribed by anyone.

    You're still deflecting.

    Hillary took money from foreign governments while Secy. of State. Instead of her having to spend her own money on lavish trips, she was able to use the charity's money. She took money from the Canadian government agency responsible for lobbying to get Keystone Pipeline approved and built.

    Quid pro quo.

    You have no examples of treason - those types of statements by you are why it's hard to take you seriously.
     
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    ALL politicians ARE bribed by someone. No politician has ever avoided owing huge favors to donors (without being assassinated, imprisoned, or run out of politics.

    Hillary never took a dime. Donations were made directly to a charitable organization, and used solely for charity work in foreign countries.

    I gave many examples, but you never read the links and apparently don't understand what and who the Carlyle Group represents, and how deeply imbedded they are in the control of our Department of Defense.
     
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    Borrow from Peter (Charity) to pay Paul (lavish vacations, world travel). She and her husband have a slush fund of $2Billion to spend as they see fit.

    I totally understand and know who the Carlyle group is.

    But you and a bunch of nutty conspiracy theorists think they're the boogeyman.
     
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    Right wing NY Times

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/u...ndation-over-finances-and-ambitions.html?_r=0

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    For most of the foundation’s existence, its leadership has been dominated by loyal veterans of the Clintons’ political lives. Ira C. Magaziner, who was a Rhodes scholar with Mr. Clinton and ran Mrs. Clinton’s failed attempt at a health care overhaul in the 1990s, is widely credited as the driving force behind the foundation’s largest project, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which, among other efforts, negotiates bulk purchasing agreements and price discounts on lifesaving medicines.

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    Today, big-name companies vie to buy sponsorships at prices of $250,000 and up, money that has helped subsidize the foundation’s annual operating costs. Last year, the foundation and two subsidiaries had revenues of more than $214 million.

    Yet the foundation’s expansion has also been accompanied by financial problems. In 2007 and 2008, the foundation also found itself competing against Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign for donors amid a recession. Millions of dollars in contributions intended to seed an endowment were diverted to other programs, creating tension between Mr. Magaziner and Mr. Band. The foundation piled up a $40 million deficit during those two years, according to tax returns. Last year, it ran more than $8 million in the red.

    Amid those shortfalls, the foundation has sometimes catered to donors and celebrities who gave money in ways that raised eyebrows in the low-key nonprofit world. In 2009, during a Clinton Global Initiative gathering at the University of Texas at Austin, the foundation purchased a first-class ticket for the actress Natalie Portman, a special guest, who brought her beloved Yorkie, according to two former foundation employees.

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    By 2011, the firm had added a third partner, Declan Kelly, a former State Department envoy for Mrs. Clinton. And Mr. Clinton had signed up as a paid adviser to the firm.

    Teneo worked on retainer, charging monthly fees as high as $250,000, according to current and former clients. The firm recruited clients who were also Clinton Foundation donors, while Mr. Band and Mr. Kelly encouraged others to become new foundation donors. Its marketing materials highlighted Mr. Band’s relationship with Mr. Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, where Mr. Band sat on the board of directors through 2011 and remains an adviser. Some Clinton aides and foundation employees began to wonder where the foundation ended and Teneo began.

    Those worries intensified after the collapse of MF Global, the international brokerage firm led by Jon S. Corzine, a former governor of New Jersey, in the fall of 2011. The firm had been among Teneo’s earliest clients, and its collapse over bad European investments — while paying $125,000 a month for the firm’s public relations and financial advice — drew Teneo and the Clintons unwanted publicity.
     
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    Slick (Willie!).

    Donations go into the charity, he takes it out as paid fees as an advisor to on of the charity's vendors.

    Rob Peter to pay Paul.

    Sluck!
     

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