Friday, May 29, 2015

Is there anyone more brazen and corrupt than the Clintons?

The former president of the United States agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award at the June 2014 event after Ms. Nemcova offered a $500,000 contribution to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The donation, made late last year after the foundation sent the charity an invoice, amounted to almost a quarter of the evening’s net proceeds — enough to build 10 preschools in Indonesia.
“The Clinton Foundation had rejected the Happy Hearts Fund invitation more than once, until there was a thinly veiled solicitation and then the offer of an honorarium,” said the former executive director, Sue Veres Royal, who held that position at the time of the gala and was dismissed a few weeks later amid conflicts over the gala and other issues.
Ms. Nemcova then met with officers at the Clinton Foundation, Ms. Veres Royal said. Afterward, she said, “Petra called me and said we have to include an honorarium for him — that they don’t look at these things unless money is offered, and it has to be $500,000.”
Bill Clinton, remember, is the asshole who insisted he'd keep giving speeches in iffy deals for multiple hundreds-of-thousands because 'I've got to pay the bills!'  Because apparently the current $200-million-plus of their fortune won't cut it.



Pawpaw said...

Is there anyone more brazen and corrupt than the Clintons? Short answer: No.

Toastrider said...

The Clinton cash machine is reaching truly epic levels of corruption. If you'd pitched this as a fictional concept -- book, TV, or movie -- people would think you were being unrealistic.

And there's a nasty part of me that can't help but wonder if part of the deal was that Bill got some private time with Ms. Nemcova.

In a sane world these people would be getting their fittings for orange coveralls as we speak.