A zebra doesn’t change its spots

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I don’t think democrats have thought this through. It’s not a question of if she would do it. She already has.

Via Wikileaks release of Podesta emails it has been made exceedingly clear that hillary and bill clinton used hillary’s position at State to funnel cash into their own pockets and into the Clinton Foundation.

“Throughout the past almost 11 years since President Clinton left office, I have sought to leverage my activities, including my partner role at Teneo, to support and to raise funds for the Foundation,” Band wrote. “This memorandum strives to set forth how I have endeavored to support the Clinton Foundation and President Clinton personally.”

Under a section titled “For-Profit Activity of President Clinton (i.e., Bill Clinton, Inc.),” Band wrote that he and Clinton aide Justin Cooper “found, developed and brought” to Clinton all four of his advisory arrangements at the time – arrangements that “yielded more than $30 million for him personally, with $66 million to be paid out over the next nine years should he choose to continue with the current engagements.” The memo also included a footnote explaining how Clinton’s speaking agent estimated that during a 10-year period, “$20 million in speeches for the President have derived … from Justin and my efforts.”

What’s more, Band and Cooper apparently helped make Clinton wealthy – and “solicited and obtained … in-kind services … for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like” – at no extra charge.

The clinton’s rode the Teneo horse:

Band wrote that Teneo was solely responsible for negotiating numerous speeches and speaking fees for Clinton, including $1.15 million from Ericson, $900,000 from UBS and $700,000 from Barclays.

Band also used his position at Teneo, which was established in June 2011, to solicit the company’s clients to donate to the Foundation. That roster of contributors included The Coca-Cola Company giving $4.33 million over six years and Barclays Capital paying $1.1 million over four years.

This isn’t a question of whether the clinton’s used hillary’s position at State to enrich themselves. They did. bill clinton had so many egregious conflicts of interest that even Band was put off:

“I signed a conflict of interest policy as a board member of cgi,” Band wrote in a Nov. 17 email to Podesta in which he referred to Clinton by his initials, WJC. “…Oddly, wjc does not have to sign such a document even though he is personally paid by 3 cgi sponsors, gets many expensive gifts from them, some that are at home etc.”

He added: “I could add 500 different examples of things like this.”

Over time, things got rocky between Band and Teneo:

In late 2011, several events changed Band’s association with CGI: (1) Chelsea Clinton was appointed to the CGI board; (2) A CGI corporate audit was ongoing; (3) It was reported that Teneo was paid $125,000 per month by MF Global, a brokerage firm that lost $600 million of investors’ money; and (4) Hillary Clinton worried about the perception that Teneo’s overseas clients influenced her judgment as Secretary of State, according to The New Republic.

But if Band couldn’t beat them, he joined them:

Eventually, Band’s official relationship with the Foundation was severed, though he remained an adviser to Clinton, and Clinton stepped back from his Teneo adviser role, but became a client of the company.

Yesterday a for Assistant Director of the FBI confirmed that there is an active investigation into pay for play in the Clinton Foundation. James Kallstrom, another former Assistant Director of the FBI, calls the Clinton’s a “crime family”:

“The Clintons, that’s a crime family, basically,” Kallstrom said. “It’s like organized crime. I mean the Clinton Foundation is a cesspool.”

Does anyone seriously believe that any of this would change with the clinton’s back in the White House?

Chris Matthews doesn’t:

“You know what I think? I’m going to be more judgmental than Beth who’s a straight reporter. I’ll make a judgment. Every time I watch a politician engage in a certain pattern of behavior before they go to the White House, they continue to engage in that pattern afterwards. People don’t change because we swear them into the White House. They become that person big-time. And the Clintons were raising money like this hand over hand, hand over fist, back in 1996, using—we called it Motel 6. They were hoarding them in, pulling them in by train loads of contributors and then letting them sit in the Lincoln bedroom for a while and charging them by the hour. You can still vote for Hillary Clinton, but remember, you’re getting this as part of the package, because that’s been their pattern.”

And neither do I. As Al Gore once famously said:

“A zebra doesn’t change its spots”

No it doesn’t. So here’s how it would go: You want an audience with the Queen? You want a Bill signed?

Put a million dollars in Bill’s pocket and another few million into CGI- just like when she was Secretary of State, but the buy-in might be raised. If you don’t have the money, you’re out of luck. Saudi, Qatar, Apple, GE, Google- they’ve got the bucks and their interests will be in the game. All coincidental-like. Wink, wink.

I agree completely with Glenn Reynolds when he says

The truth is, neither one of our leading candidates for president is a paragon of virtue. But only one of them has already made a habit of flouting the law while in office, selling favors and escaping the consequences, and only one of them is likely to be able to pull it off from the White House.

And that’s the problem. If Secretary of State Clinton, serving under a president and with an eye on winning a second term in the White House, wasn’t constrained by the rules, who will constrain her if she’s president?

Indeed. Pay to play, baby, but on a scale like you’ve never seen. If I’m Trump, that the message I pound.

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26 Responses to “A zebra doesn’t change its spots”

  1. 2

    Nostradamus

    Yesterday a for Assistant Director of the FBI confirmed that there is an active investigation into pay for play in the Clinton Foundation. James Kallstrom, another former Assistant Director of the FBI, calls the Clinton’s a “crime family”:

    “The Clintons, that’s a crime family, basically,” Kallstrom said. “It’s like organized crime. I mean the Clinton Foundation is a cesspool.”

  2. 3

    Bill… Deplorable Me

    So, all this time while Matthews was defending Clinton, he was aware of their criminal tendencies? The one and only surprising part of this is that Matthews confessed it.

    Lots of accusations have been leveled at the Clinton’s, some too fantastic to believe, yet the vast majority of them have been proven true. What kind of fool still believes these liars?

    Good Lord.

  3. 4

    Nostradamus

    I think we all agree that A) Huma committed PERJURY by lying about turning over all devices, and B) Huma’s immunity deal just went up in smoke, so either she sings or does the perp walk.

    But there are two other points no major media source is reporting on.

    That FBI sources claim there is AN ACTIVE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY pertaining to The Clinton Foundation and,

    If any of the emails on Huma’s pooter were ones not turned over previously to the FBI, then HILLARY does the frog march.

    THUS: A vote for Hillary is really a vote for a Kaine Presidency by default because Hillary will certainly be impeached.

    NOW YOU KNOW WHY OBAMA IS STAYING IN D.C. “FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER YEAR” using his daughters school as an excuse.

    It would amount to a Shadow Government and you can bet every Dem congressman would just love it.

    Note that Obama knew about the shady server but did not stop Hillary. He gave her all the rope she needed to hang herself. Exit Hillary, enter Obama.

    Because Kaine is A PUPPET. Not presidential material. No power structure surrounding him.

  4. 5

    david7134

    Hillary is going to jail. I was trying to figure out why her aide would send emails to herself over her husband’s computer. Then it dawned on me, Hillary’s server would keep emails from being archived and bleaching them would definitely remove them from any scrutiny. Huma was clearly aware of that, but by sending them to herself, she established a record that could not be erased. Thus, the emails would be in the Microsoft cloud or similar for Apple. Now, why would she do that? She states it was to facilitate printing. Why does she need to print them, especially all 30,000. And, she would have been required to give those papers to the FBI months ago or provide evidence of their safe destruction (I have to do this for medical records).

    So, why keep the emails? It is clear that this was Uma’s get out of jail card. This was her little hide that would be used to negotiate her position in the future if a really true criminal case was developed. But the FBI stumbled upon it. These emails will have the dirt on Hillary and the foundation. It is what the public has been trying to get for years and what Hillary has been trying to hide, as well as Obama and Justice.

    What does this mean? Hillary is going to jail (I am doing my happy dance). She might be elected as we have very stupid people in our country, but immediately a special prosecutor will be arranged, and she will go to jail. Her crimes are so extensive that I don’t think Obama can pardon her, and that may mean that Obama will be looking at time as well, and even Lynch. If Trump gets in, then he can use this as a spring board to clean house of both the Republicans and Democrats.

  5. 7

    kitt

    This is not Humas get out of jail free card she voided her immunity by not handing over all the government documents as agreed. So she should be in custody as she is a flight risk there is over a billion of Clinton cash in Qtar, something tells me she has more copies.

  6. 8

    Nostradamus

    Source, Wall Street Journal:

    “Federal agents are preparing to scour roughly 650,000 emails contained on the laptop of former Rep. Anthony Weiner to see how many relate to a prior probe of Hillary Clinton’s email use, as metadata on the device suggests there may be thousands sent to or from the private server that the Democratic nominee used while she was Secretary of State.”

    SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND!
    OH MY!

    It is inconceivable that all of them pertained only to the pedophile, and the ones pertaining to Hillary all were previously turned over to the FBI AS ORDERED.

    Hillary is in serious trouble.

  7. 9

    Spurwing Plover

    Do we realy ever expect anything difference in politics espiealy with the election coming up and the demac-RATS will do anything to remain in power and further advance the NWO

  8. 10

    Nostradamus

    PJ Media:

    Former G-Man Tom Fuentes said, “The FBI has an intensive investigation, ongoing, into the Clinton Foundation.” He added that “the reports that three divisions came in with a request to Washington to open cases, and that they were turned down by the Department of Justice — that’s not true.”

    “What was turned down was that they be the originating office,” Fuentes explained. “Headquarters at the FBI made the determination that the investigation would go forward as a comprehensive, unified case, and be coordinated. So that investigation is ongoing and Huma Abedin, and her role in the foundation and possible allegations concerning the activities of the secretary of state, the nature of the foundation and possible pay to play — that’s still being looked at.”

    Fuentes continued, saying that “now you have her emails on a computer where the FBI already has a separate case going for Anthony Weiner’s alleged activities with a minor girl — so in a sense it’s almost turned into a one-stop shopping for the FBI. They could have implications affecting three separate investigations on one computer.”

    OH MY!

  9. 12

    Skookum

    The saddest player in this comedic tragedy is Anthony Weiner. He was hoping for a romantic interlude with a tight bodied teenybopper and ended up screwing a 70 year-old lesbian, who looks like there are two little boys having a boxing match in the seat of her pant suit when she is walking away.

  10. 13

    Nostradamus

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FoxNews is reporting that an “ASTONISHING” number of email meta data on Anthony Weiner’s emails have ‘.gov’ addresses on them.

  11. 14

    Skookum

    @Nostradamus: It was Fox that interviewed Mrs. Lincoln on the night of the assassination and asked, “We’re sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident, but what did you think of the play?”

    Rearranging deck chairs and stowing cutlery on the Lusitania seemed pointless, but Fox News has been lost in the pointless forrest for years and they are desperately seeking a point of view.

  12. 17

    james raider

    With Obama/Jarrett having presided over and manipulated the most corrupt Administration in American history, it might have been impossible to conceive of a more corrupt one, and yet, here we are with the Clintons venturing for a 3rd. Clinton Term.

    Rod Serling, of Twilight Zone fame, wouldn’t have dared venture into such nightmarish fantasy.

  13. 18

    Nanny G

    BreakingNews
    On FOX Report Sunday Doug Schoen has just announced that he can no longer support the Fmr Sec of St Hillary.
    He is a MAJOR DNC apologist – it stopped the show!
    The ‘rats are jumping off the sinking ship.

  14. 19

    Skookum

    Let’s not worry too much about Anthony’s future, even if he is facing prison time like the rest of them; he maintains that you can’t keep a good weiner down.

  15. 20

    kitt

    not 10s of thousands but 650 thousand emails this is wikileaks on illegal steroids, Assange would be jealous of this stash! Huma you are toast. She must have been spying on every single government employee connected with the state dept.

  16. 21

    Nanny G

    An NYPD leak (they were the agency going after Weiner) has claimed that Hillary photos with female children from the pedophile island are on the Weiner computer.
    Anthony kept them for their content because he goes for all those sorts of things.
    This on top of all the .gov stuff.

  17. 22

    Nanny G

    On Friday afternoon, the FBI alerted Congress that they were re-opening their investigation into Hillary’s emails.

    As soon as that hit the news, the Google searches for a certain phrase went through the roof.

    The phrase was: “Change Early Vote”!!

    Here’s the chart for the three days before, then the spike on the Friday announcement.

    If you’re in LA, MI, WI, MN, PA, NY or CT you can change your vote!

    PS, according to an Oct 30 Florida poll, Donald Trump is winning 32% of the largest Florida Democrat constituency, registered white Democrats without a college degree.
    Among Cuban voters Mr. Trump leads, 52 percent vs. 42 percent.
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/10/30/upshot/florida-poll.html?_r=2

    YEAH, that’s right, in FLA, Donald Trump has 1/3rd of DEMOCRAT males w/o college.
    A BIG constituency.

  18. 23

    mathman

    Please.
    Let us get the title correct.
    A zebra cannot change his stripes, nor the leopard his spots.
    “I yam what I yam.” said Popeye.
    And HRC is what she has always been: a person thinking only of herself and never of anyone else. No reset can change HRC.

  19. 24

    Artfldgr

    AFter so many years the dems have yet to learn that they would be better to launch submarines to avoid the sinking ship problem… maybe putin will loan some… not like the dems and the KGB/FSB havent worked together in the past, ask the lion of the senate… [yes, i know he is dead, but since he is probably voting, ask him then]

  20. 25

    Nanny G

    Al Gore managed to mangle a Bible verse.

    But, in so many things Hillary has not been able to change.
    Gay marriage, for example.
    Wikileaks has some pretty damning stuff if you happen to be for gay marriage and think Hillary is, too.
    Actually, she’s not.
    She’s just careful with her words so you THINK she is.
    Hillary Clinton’s stance on Gay Marriage hasn’t changed since 2004.

    In 2004, Hillary Clinton spoke against gay people and gay marriage. Clinton declared that “Marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman.”

    In an email titled “Re: one chain on DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act)” from 2015 we see
    Clinton staffers stuck working around Clinton’s disapproval of gays.


    “I think everyone agrees we shouldn’t restate her argument. Question is whether she’s going to agree to explicitly disavow it. And I doubt it.”

    “I’m not saying double down or ever say it again. I’m just saying that she’s not going to want to say she was wrong about that, given she and her husband believe it and have repeated it many times. Better to reiterate evolution, opposition to DOMA when court considered it, and forward looking stance. “


    “Forward looking stance?” what does that even mean?
    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2631

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