Hillary Clinton, who once was accused of looting the White House by ordering publicly owned furniture and other valuable items shipped to her personal residence, now claims President Trump is undermining the office for personal gain.
Clinton, who’s been traveling the world essentially on a “criticize the president” tour, recently granted a Dutch TV interview in which she claimed Trump is using the office for his gain and for his family’s, the Daily Caller reported.
“He has undermined the office and used it to enrich himself and his family. Disregarded laws, ethical standards,” she claimed. “He’s crossed into a territory of behavior and actions that are unpredictable, that are erratic, that are undermining the stability of the global order.”
She earlier drew criticism for claiming during a visit to India that “people who voted for Trump want to strip rights away from minorities and argued that white female voters were swayed by the opinions of their husbands, bosses, and sons.”
Fox News reported when she tried to justify those claims.
Clinton summed up Trump’s message as “you know, you didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs. You don’t want, you know, to see that Indian American succeeding more than you are.”
Then she said she “meant no disrespect to any individual or group.”
It was in Mumbai that she stated Americans did not “deserve” a Trump presidency. She said she won states “that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward” and Trump’s campaign was “looking backwards.”
She also left standing her claims white women who voted for Trump were subject to “a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.”
But a WND compilation of the 22 biggest Clinton scandals shows a considerable amount of money has flowed to the couple through their
When the Clintons left 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2001, they reportedly vandalized and looted the White House, attempting to take $190,000 in gifts and furnishings. Hillary tried to ship furniture to the Clintons’ personal home in Chappaqua, New York.
Additionally, the General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress, reported that ”damage, theft, vandalism and pranks did occur in the White House complex” during the presidential transition from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush,including the theft of a presidential seal.
The GAO found that during their time in the White House, the Clintons also auctioned off and sold taxpayer-financed government goods and services in exchange for political campaign contributions and personal profit. Among the items sold by the Clintons, which Judicial Watch uncovered in various lawsuits, and the media and Congress in their investigations, were: 1) seats on overseas trade missions; 2) export licenses for high technology sales to communist China and elsewhere; 3) commissionerships and judgeships; 4) rides on Air Force One; 5) overnight stays in the White House’s Lincoln Bedroom; 6) graves at Arlington Cemetery; 7) meetings with key Clinton-Gore administration leaders; and other favors.
Chinagate involved the sale of high-tech American secrets.
Judicial Watch found that technology companies made donations of millions of dollars to various Democratic Party entities, including President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, in return for permission to sell high-tech secrets to China.
In a 2013 column titled “Proof Hillary isn’t fit to be president,” Judicial Watch founder Klayman wrote:
Not to be outdone by her prior scandals, Hillary … masterminded a scheme whereby the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign of 1996 took bribes from communist Chinese banks and their government to bankroll the president’s and the Democratic Party’s re-election efforts when it appeared, due to their low standing in the polls, that all the stops needed to be pulled out. It was the lawsuit that I brought against Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, where at Hillary’s instruction, he literally sold seats on Department trade missions to China and elsewhere, which principally uncovered this. In late 1996 and early 1997, the scandal had burgeoned to such a level that joint congressional hearings were empaneled, ultimately to be shut down when Democrats uncovered illegal fundraising by some Republicans. The two parties, faced with mutual assured destruction, simply took an exit stage left. However, I soldiered on with my lawsuit. And, while I uncovered a lot about Bonnie and Clyde and their Chinese ‘friends,’ this scandal ultimately took back seat to the Monica Lewinsky scandal, since the media preferred sex to foreign espionage and graft. Hillary and Bill were ironically saved by Monica, who became the lightening rod drawing attention away to what at the time was perhaps the biggest scandal – Chinagate – in American history.
Another was Pardongate in which Bill Clinton, just before leaving the White House in 2001, granted numerous controversial pardons – including to convicted tax evader Marc Rich, whose wife made significant contributions to Hillary’s 2000 Senate campaign and the Clinton presidential library.
The Associated Press reported Rich had been “indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury on more than 50 counts of fraud, racketeering, trading with Iran during the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis and evading more than $48 million in income taxes – crimes that could have earned him more than 300 years in prison.” Rich fled to Switzerland in 1983 after his indictment and remained on the FBI’s Most Wanted List until President Clinton pardoned him.
Also, Hillary’s brothers, Tony and Hugh Rodham, reportedly received large amounts of money from people who were pardoned by Bill Clinton. Hillary said she and Bill were unaware of the scheme.
Accuracy in Media reported: “Hugh Rodham, Hillary’s brother, was taking money and promising access to help get pardons. Two such high profile cases were those of drug kingpin Carlos Vignali and convicted swindler Glenn Braswell. Rodham received hundreds of thousands of dollars from each, and they were both granted pardons. Rodham was quoted as telling a top White House aide that the pardon for Vignali was ‘very important’ to Hillary.”
There was also the nearly 10,000 percent profit margin for Hillary from one trading episode, before the White House years.
In March 1994, it was revealed Hillary – with no previous experience – had made massive profits from cattle futures trading between 1978 and 1979, when Bill Clinton’s salary as Arkansas attorney general had been modest. She reportedly made $99,537 in profit on a $1,000 investment (a 9,987 percent profit) in just nine months because of a highly placed connection at Tyson Foods, which was the largest employer in Arkansas and a big Clinton donor.
The New York Times reported: “During Mr. Clinton’s tenure as Governor, Tyson benefited from several state decisions, including favorable environmental rulings, $9 million in state loans, and the placement of company executives on important state boards. … The commodities trades were the most successful investment the Clintons ever made. The nearly $100,000 profit enabled them to buy a house, invest in securities and real estate and provide a nest egg for their daughter, Chelsea.”
WND also reported Hillary received funds from an arm of the Iranian government and hired a convicted Iranian-American multimillionaire with ties to Tehran as her national campaign finance director in 2008. The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation accepted $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006 and another contribution of between $25,000 and $50,000 in 2008 from the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which U.S. government prosecutors have identified as an arm of the Iranian government.
For her 2008 presidential campaign, Clinton hired Hassan Nemazee as her national campaign finance director, who was known for his efforts to normalize relations with the theocratic Iranian regime. In 2010, Nemazee pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme in which he obtained $292 million in fraudulent loans. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the American Center for Democracy, spelled out the problem with the Clinton Foundation receiving funds from the Alavi Foundation in a Jan. 5, 2009, article published by Forbes.
“Alavi’s contribution [in 2008] to Clinton came just two days after the Treasury Department also designated Alavi’s partner, the New York-based Assa Corp., as a terrorist entity, and the New York Southern District’s attorney seized and forfeited its assets,” Ehrenfeld wrote.
As WND reported, the Clintons appear to have siphoned off tens of millions of dollars annually from funds the Clinton Foundation received from a United Nations-sponsored program that uses levies on airline tickets to help HIV/AIDs victims in the Third World, charged Wall Street analyst and investor Charles Ortel. The Clinton Foundation also reportedly distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients in Third-World countries.
Although Hillary was appointed to the board of directors of the Clinton Foundation in 2013, after she had resigned as secretary of state, Ortel contended she was complicit in what he described as systematic financial fraud warranting a criminal investigation.
After months of tedious investigation, Ortel concluded the foundation filed financial and tax forms that were materially misleading, incomplete and in error with the goal of enriching the Clintons and their close associates. Ortel alleged Hillary advanced an “inurement” scheme – enriching oneself through a nonprofit organization – in complicity with her husband by positioning various key associates within the Clinton Foundation structure while she served as U.S. senator from New York and subsequently as secretary of state under President Obama.
“Ongoing analysis of legally required public disclosures reveals that while Mrs. Clinton served as director, the Clinton Foundation and its principal constituent elements, filed false and materially misleading tax returns with the IRS and with other governmental authorities, for multiple years,” Ortel charged in his second report on alleged Clinton Foundation mismanagement.
Then there are the allegations of payoffs to the Clinton Foundation for the approval by Hillary Clinton’s State Department of the sale of a 20 percent of U.S. uranium reserves to a state-owned Russian company.
The headline of a New York Times story on the scandal said “Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal.”
Hillary Clinton has said, “I am very proud of the work the Foundation does,” but just 9 percent of the foundation’s money went to charity in 2013. Fox News’ John Stossel noted Charity Navigator, the biggest charity rating service, won’t even list the Clinton Foundation in its rankings.
“This is repulsive. If a Republican candidate ran a charity that did that, it would be a scandal. But the Clintons must be immune.”
And Hillary blasted former Clinton adviser Dick Morris when he alleged in a New York Post article that the former first lady hadn’t disclosed “three or four” pricey handbags from designer Judith Leiber worth more than $3,000 each, five dresses received from the king of Morocco (one of which Hillary was seen wearing), a gold bracelet Chelsea Clinton accepted in India and other gifts Hillary was given during the Clinton administration.
Morris wrote, “Hillary Clinton got many expensive and personal gifts during her eight years as first lady and never disclosed them.”
A Clinton aide acknowledged the handbags were given to Hillary, but he said one was received before the inauguration, another was listed on a 1994 disclosure form and others were turned over to the National Archives. He said four dresses were returned to the king, and Hillary gave the fifth dress to the National Archives after she wore it. The aide claimed the bracelet was also sent to the National Archives.