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Popular June 21 , 2016 By Editor Of The Daily IQ R.J. Smith
1. Boy Can She Pick 'em - The Cattle Futures Scandal
In 1978 and 1979, lawyer and First Lady of Arkansas Hillary Rodham engaged in a series of trades of cattle futures contracts. She made a modest investment of $1,000. This investment later turned into a $100,000 windfall in a short ten month period of trading in the highly volatile futures market. Not bad for a side gig!
In 1994, after Hillary Rodham Clinton had become First Lady of the United States, the trading became the subject of considerable controversy. First and foremost, Clinton’s close personal friend was an executive at Tyson’s Foods Inc. According to the New York Times, Tyson Foods also received $9 Million in government grants. Many regarded this whole transaction as simple back door bribery, an allegation that the Clinton’s strongly denied. There were no official investigations of the trading and Clinton was never charged with any wrongdoing.
2. Check This Out - FBI Background Checks Scandal
The Clinton’s are known for playing “hard ball politics”. When they first arrived to the White House they had the FBI perform over 700 background checks on their Republican rivals. However, they were very lax with the hiring of a close personal friend Craig Livingstone. He was named the Head of Office of Personal Security.
3. Full Concierge Service aka Travelgate
The first major ethics controversy of the Clinton White House administration was known as Travelgate. It began in May 1993, when seven employees of the White House Travel Office were fired. This was extremely odd. It is usually customary for regular staff to stay in place after a change in the Oval Office. So this action began to raise eyebrows throughout Washington. The White House stated the firings were done because of financial improprieties within the Travel Office, as reveled by….an FBI investigation ordered by the Clinton’s (recognize the trend). Critics contended that the firings were done to allow friends of the Clinton’s to take over the travel business and that the involvement of the FBI was unwarranted. Heavy media attention forced the White House to reinstate most of the employees in other jobs and remove the Clinton associates from the travel role.
Hillary gradually came under scrutiny for allegedly having played a central role in the firings and making false statements about her role in it. In 2000, Independent Counsel Robert Ray issued his final report on Travelgate. As usual, no charges came from the investigation.
4. The Curious Case Of Vince Foster
Vince Foster was a childhood friend of Bill Clinton and also worked closely with Hillary at The Rose Law Firm during the 1970s. After Bill became President, it was only natural that Foster would accompany the Clinton’s to Washington. Foster became Bill’s Deputy White House counsel. In an odd turn, reports later surfaced that Foster suffered from depression, which caused him to end his life via alleged suicide in a Virginia park. It has been speculated that the suicide was a cover up for “foul play”. Some have gone as far as to point a finger at the Clinton's.
5. Some Drug Money Please
Jorge Cabrera was a long-time supporter of the Democratic Party. It came as no surprise to many, when Jorge wrote a personal check for $20,000 to the Democrats during the 1990’s. Jorge could be seen in many photos and meetings with none other than Hillary herself. Unfortunately for Hillary, Photoshop was not as popular then as it is now. Jorge was arrested a few months after his $20,000 donation was cashed by the Dems, in a drug bust in Miami. He was sentenced to 19 years behind bars.
6. Catch Me If You Can
During Hillary’s run for Presidential Office in 2008, a man by the name of Norman Hsu raised thousands and thousands of dollars for Hillary. It later came to light that Hsu was nothing more than a criminal. He was a fugitive of the law who had scammed people and businesses out of thousands of dollars.
7. Brian Williams Stole Her Idea
When she was First Lady, Hillary went on an official visit to Bosnia to meet American troops who had been stationed there. During her return she retold stories to the press that she and her group had come under sniper fire. Hillary later retracted her statement about her experience stating she had “made a mistake” in regards to her trip to Bosnia.
8. The Importance Of Whitewater
A March 1992, New York Times article published during the U.S. presidential campaign reported that the Clinton's, then Governor and first lady of Arkansas, had invested and lost money in the Whitewater Development Corporation. The article gave L. Jean Lewis, a Resolution Trust Corporation investigator a reason to pause. She began to investigate failure of Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, owned by Jim and Susan McDougal. The McDougal’s were the Clinton’s partner in the White Water deal. On September 2, 1992, Lewis submitted a criminal referral to the FBI naming Bill and Hillary Clinton as witnesses in the Madison Guaranty case. Little Rock U.S. Attorney Charles A. Banks and the FBI determined that the referral lacked merit, but Lewis proceeded to press onward. From 1992 to 1994, Lewis issued several additional referrals against the Clinton's until finally she was allowed to testify before the Senate Whitewater Committee in 1995.
David Hale, the source of criminal allegations against the Clinton's, claimed in November 1993, that Bill Clinton had pressured him into providing an illegal $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal. A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation did result in convictions against the McDougal's for their role in the Whitewater project. Jim Guy Tucker, Bill Clinton's successor as Arkansas governor, was convicted of fraud and sentenced to four years of probation for his role in the matter. Susan McDougal served 18 months in prison for contempt of court for refusing to answer questions relating to Whitewater. The Clinton's themselves were never prosecuted, and Susan McDougal was granted a pardon by President Clinton.
9. Some Strings Attached To Wall Street
The Clinton's are filthy rich. Maybe not Trump rich, but they don't worry about their next meal....they just want to make sure it will be served with caviar. After the Financial Crisis in 2008 Hillary gave a number of "paid speeches" at the nations largest banks. She was reportedly paid over $1 million for each speech. It is safe to say that those speaking engagements and fees came with no strings attached....
10. The Midnight Run
When the Clinton administration handed over the keys of the White House to the incoming Bush administration, allegations of “damage, theft, vandalism and pranks” were in abundance. When the Clinton’s moved from the White House to their New York home they allegedly took items from the White House which they shouldn’t have, totalling a shocking $190,000. The couple ultimately returned the items, but the scandal lived on.
11. A Pact With The Devil
Bill Clinton has been involved in probably a dozen sex scandals from alleged rape to allegedly exposing himself to various women. He’s even admitted some of his affairs. The Monica Lewinsky scandal was the most overt embarrassment the Oval Office has ever endured. Many people do not understand why Hillary stood by him. Some of Bill’s victims even said that Hillary bribed and threatened them to stay quiet. Hillary is the polarizing figure of Feminism. She is an extremely successful woman who broke a great amount of barriers. However, she stayed with Bill. Why?
If you go by the Wikipidia definition, "The 2012 Benghazi attack took place on the evening of September 11, 2012, when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith. Stevens was the first U.S. Ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979. The attack has also been referred to as the Battle of Benghazi. Several hours later, a second assault targeted a different compound about one mile away, killing CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. Ten others were also injured in the attacks."
Ultimately, The Secretary Of State, Hillary Clinton was 100% responsible for all security for the 60,000 foreign diplomats stationed at the 275 outposts throughout the world. Wouldn't it make sense that the person in charge should ultimately be responsible ?
13. You've Got Mail - The Email Scandal
It came out in the media that Hillary was keeping a personal Blackberry for her emails while in office. This Blackberry required Hillary to have her own "personal" server. This was a major security breach. She could’ve had sensitive material in her emails. There is still an ongoing debate over whether she will be punished for having classified emails on her personal phone. Based on Hillary's past performance, any form of punishment is highly unlikely.
14. Bizarro Robin Hood
The Clinton Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Bill and Hillary to confront issues like: global warming, climate change and poverty. Well, like many not for profits, the profits sometimes end up in places where they don’t belong. Many have charged the Clintons with using their foundation to advance their own agendas. It culminated in allegations of donations totaling over $100 million from sheiks and oil nations.
Charles Ortel, a Wall Street financial analyst, who reviewed the Clinton Foundation's books, filings and records concluded that "a substantial portion of Clinton Foundation activities is certainly not 'charitable' or 'tax-exempt' in the accepted legal senses, so I wonder why state, federal, and foreign regulators have allowed the Clinton Foundation to continue operating as it has done, illegally, for so long."
5. The Leaning Tower Of Pisa
Clinton was one of the most liberal members of Congress during her time in the Senate. According to an analysis of roll call votes by Voteview, Clinton’s record was more liberal than 70 percent of Democrats in her final term in the Senate. She was more liberal than 85 percent of all members of Congress.