Let’s face it, she could be shackled and on her way to Leavenworth and these clowns will still endorse her. They know this is a futile gesture since they just can’t come to grips this hopelessly corrupt woman is the likely Democrat nominee in 2016.
Nothing illegal has been alleged about the foundation, the global philanthropic initiative founded by former President Bill Clinton. But no one knows better than Mrs. Clinton that this is the tooth-and-claw political season where accusations are going to fly for the next 19 months. And no one should know better than the former senator and first lady that they will fester if straightforward answers are not offered to the public.
The increasing scrutiny of the foundation has raised several points that need to be addressed by Mrs. Clinton and the former president. These relate most importantly to the flow of multimillions in donations from foreigners and others to the foundation, how Mrs. Clinton dealt with potential conflicts as secretary of state and how she intends to guard against such conflicts should she win the White House.
The only plausible answer is full and complete disclosure of all sources of money going to the foundation. And the foundation needs to reinstate the ban on donations from foreign governments for the rest of her campaign — the same prohibition that was in place when she was in the Obama administration.
The messiness of her connection with the foundation has been shown in a report by The Times on a complex business deal involving Canadian mining entrepreneurs who made donations to the foundation and were at the time selling their uranium company to the Russian state-owned nuclear energy company. That deal, which included uranium mining stakes in the United States, required approval by the federal government, including the State Department.
The donations, which included $2.35 million from a principal in the deal, were not publicly disclosed by the foundation, even though Mrs. Clinton had signed an agreement with the Obama administration requiring the foundation to disclose all donors as a condition of her becoming secretary of state. This failure is an inexcusable violation of her pledge. The donations were discovered through Canadian tax records by Times reporters. Media scrutiny is continuing, with Reuters reporting that the foundation is refiling some returns found to be erroneous.
But why should Grandma concern herself? Her spokesman wrote his own defense and then tweeted about it, so this should make things magically disappear:
Read this fact check of today's NYT story that repeats false claims from the partisan book "Clinton Cash" https://t.co/n1hW5ypk6f
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) April 23, 2015
Oh, did we mention who wrote that “fact checK”? Yeah, Fallon himself. Not to be outdone, the circlejerk continued:
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) April 24, 2015
Oh, so Giustra absolves himself and Grandma’s campaign chairman tweets about it. How cute. The Times may not even realize it, but Clinton’s people are calling them liars.
These half steps show that candidate Clinton is aware of the complications she and Bill Clinton have created for themselves. She needs to do a lot more, because this problem is not going away.
Face it, folks, they’re never coming clean, and they plan to shit all over you.