Donations to the Clinton Foundation by Swiss bank UBS increased tenfold after Hillary Clinton intervened to settle a dispute with the IRS early in her tenure as secretary of state, according to a published report.And yet, if UBS hadn't made the donations, and Hillary hadn't intervened with the IRS on their behalf, nobody could accuse them of wrong doing (on this matter).
According to the Wall Street Journal, total donations by UBS to the foundation grew from less than $60,000 at the end of 2008 to approximately $600,000 by the end of 2014. The Journal reports that the bank also lent $32 million through entrepreneurship and inner-city loan programs it launched in association with the foundation, while paying former President Bill Clinton $1.5 million to participate in a series of corporate question-and-answer sessions with UBS Chief Executive Bob McCann.
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Clinton, speaking to reporters on Thursday, called any suggestion the donations from UBS to the Clinton Foundation were connected to her intervention "categorically false."
Hillary Clinton’s $600 haircut
Hillary Clinton put part of Bergdorf Goodman on lockdown on Friday to get a $600 haircut at the swanky John Barrett Salon.How much do you want to bet that the haircut (and many others) were graciously paid for using tax exempt money through the Clinton Foundation?
Clinton, with a huge entourage in tow, was spotted being ushered through a side entrance of the Fifth Avenue store on Friday.
A source said, “Staff closed off one side of Bergdorf’s so Hillary could come in privately to get her hair done. An elevator bank was shut down so she could ride up alone, and then she was styled in a private area of the salon. Other customers didn’t get a glimpse. Hillary was later seen with a new feathered hairdo.”
Clinton regularly sees salon owner John Barrett, who charges regular mortals $600 for a cut and blow-dry. Hair color can cost an extra $600.
It is not known how much, or if, Clinton paid for the haircut, and her reps didn’t respond to requests for comment. But Clinton’s attachment to her hairstylists is well documented.
I got a haircut today. $15 and $5 tip, and it took all of 15 minutes. But of course, I didn't have an entourage in tow, unless Georgia counts as an entourage.
Mitchell: Experts can find no reason for a private e-mail system except to thwart oversight
When you've lost Andrea Mitchell. . .
MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: Is it possible, Andrea, that the media analysts and others have underestimated the impact of this e-mail situation on Hillary Clinton’s campaign?Scarborough: IG report on emails “just the tip of the iceberg” for Hillary
ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC: I think so. Look, you have two inspectors general, and they are referring this to the Justice Department… What they are suggesting is that there were classified– four out of the forty randomly selected emails had classified information…
This gets very confusing, and it can be confused further by statements on all sides.That said, the original sin, if you will, is having a private e-mail system...
I was at a security conference speaking to intelligence officials on all sides and the attorney general, we’ll talk about that later. But nobody can give an explanation for why a cabinet secretary would have a private email system other than to thwart inquiries, FOIAs [Freedom of Information Act requests].
Go to the link and watch the video. Poor Mika. . .
Forcing Clinton’s Emails Into the Open - Why we’re suing to make the government do what it seems disinclined to do: get to the bottom of this murky matter.
Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email server while secretary of state is one of the great violations of government transparency in the modern era—a fact reinforced by the troubling developments of the past week. But until the emails stored on her private server are returned to the federal government’s possession, the truth will remain hidden behind a presidential candidate’s campaign-trail claims.A new book gives some insights into the Clinton family: Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’
“He has a blonde, busty mistress, and she’s been code named Energizer by agents. This is unofficially, but that is what they call her…She comes in to the Chappaqua [NY] home whenever Hillary leaves. The details coordinate to make sure they don’t cross paths. She, unlike Hillary, is very nice to the agents. She’ll bring cookies.”Evidently, unlike some of his relationships, this one is consensual.
“Agents say that it’s a business relationship. It’s not a marriage at all. It’s a total fake, like everything else about Hillary. It’s just a big show and a scam.”
Just wait until the whole country is under her thumb. . .
“Hillary Clinton pretends to be this champion of the little people — she’s gonna help the middle class, she’s compassionate. But the reality behind the scenes is she treats her agents and others less powerful than she is with contempt. In fact she’s so abusive to her agents that being assigned to her detail is considered a form of punishment,” he said. “That tells you something about her character.”