While you’ve been distracted by the Obama Riots in Baltimore, Grandma Clinton’s problems keep piling up. It’s amazing how many corrective actions the Clintons have been scrambling to make based on revelations in a book that hasn’t even come out yet. Remember, they told us this book was a nothing burger, but they’re already gone to refile taxesof the shady Clinton Foundation and now this.
Bill Clinton collected hefty speaking fees as the “honorary chairman” of a for-profit university, but suddenly ended his relationship last week after Hillary Rodham Clinton attacked for-profit colleges and the money flow to Bill was threatened.
The new book “Clinton Cash” says government grants to the school’s nonprofit affiliate soared when Hillary became secretary of state.
As Bubba played pitchman for Baltimore-based Laureat University, the State Department steered a $1.9 million grant to the nonprofit, the book claims.
“Isn’t it troubling that while Bill Clinton was being paid by a private corporation, the corporation was also benefiting from State Department actions . . . Isn’t it troubling that this seeming conflict of interest was not disclosed?” writes author Peter Schweizer.
The Clinton’s profiting off a for-profit university? This can only mean one thing: Grandma will be coming out in favor of making college more affordable, because she cares.
Bill Clinton severed his ties to the university last week — just days after Hillary on the campaign trail in Iowa charged that some for-profit colleges were ripping off students.
Weird, but we could swear impartial “journalist” George Stephanopoulos laid all these questions to rest this past Sunday.
She said on April 14 that it was important to look at “some of the for-profit schools, some of the scandals that have arisen in these places where they take all the money and put all these young people and their families into debt.”
We’re going to need a bigger hypocrisy meter.
Hillary’s populist tone was a shift from her days at Foggy Bottom, where the State Department embraced Laureate with open arms, according to the book.
“Shortly after Bill become honorary chancellor in April 2010, Hillary made Laureate part of her State Department Global Partnership,” the book says.
Laureate insisted that Bill Clinton left only because his five-year deal had come to a close.
But the ties between the two were deep.
Laureate and its not-for-profit affiliate, the International Youth Foundation, are headed by Doug Becker, and the school donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Let’s face it: These two are crooks abd everyone knows it.