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Tuesday, May 22, 2018


FoxNews gets it snark on when it tweets: "Hillary Clinton to get Harvard metal for transformative impact on society." Obviously, FoxNews finds this ironic or amusing. I don't see why ... uh, yeah, I do.

Giving Hillary an award like the one Harvard is providing is like giving Bernie Madoff an award for transformative impact on the financial markets.

After all, both raised huge sums of money while doing their jobs, both made implicit promises about a "return on investment" that donors/investors would receive; both became very wealthy as a consequence of their schemes, both refused to share the inner workings of their money raising schemes, both were dishonest and corrupt, both destroyed evidence of wrongdoing, both had powerful friends who repeatedly looked the other way as illicit activities continued.

In fact, there's only one real difference—Bernie is in jail and Hillary isn't. Bernie is a pariah, but Hillary remains an icon to many.


Upon reading this, many of my pro-Hillary progressive friends will be upset. How can I compare HRC with Bernie Madoff, even with a smile? Bernie, after all, is a Ponzi scheme operator who swindled thousands out of their hard earned money. Hillary, on the other hand ... let's take a look.

Hillary and Bill Clinton raised well over $100 million (some say $150 million) for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) over a period of about 16 years. IRS records indicate that just over 6 percent of that money went to the charitable causes they pitched. Six cents on the dollar! What happened to the rest? Law enforcement agencies and the main stream media seem quite uninterested in that very simple question.

But its more than that. Many of the donors to the CGI were from far away places (can you spell Russia?) and there are significant pay-for-play implications for the "donations" made while Hillary was Secretary of State under Barack Obama. Again, Law enforcement agencies and the main stream media seem quite uninterested in finding out whether there was, in fact, pay-for-play.

But its more than that. Hillary used her influence to play fast and loose with taxpayer money. Here's a tiny example:
A company [Long Term Strategy Group] whose president [Jacqueline Newmyer] is "best friends" with Chelsea Clinton [that would be the same Chelsea that 'earned' $600,000 plus 'expenses' per year working part time for the CGI] received more than $11 million in contracts over the last decade from a highly secretive Department of Defense think tank, but to date, the group lacks official federal approval to handle classified materials, according to sensitive documents ...

The Office of Net Assessment is so sensitive, the specialized think tank is housed in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and reports directly to the secretary.

To date, the Long Term Strategy Group has received $11.2 million in contracts, according to USAspending,gov, a government database of federal contracts.

But after winning a decade of contracts from the Office of Net Assessment, the federal agency is only now in the process of granting clearance to the company. Long Term Strategy Group never operated a secure room on their premises to handle classified materials, according to the Defense Security Service, a federal agency that approves secure rooms inside private sector firms. Long Term Strategy Group operates offices in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Mass.
I know ... this is chicken feed by federal government standards, and yes, everyone in Washington does things like this, but wasn't Hillary supposed to be different? If Donald Trump had done this for his son before he was elected president, there'd be another special prosecutor appointed to investigate.

I repeat ... HRC is dishonest and corrupt, but she's so well-connected and so well-protected that she'll never be held accountable for anything. I guess that makes her "transformative."