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Clintons - History of Scandals

[4/29/15] University paid Bill while Hillary steered State Dept. money to its nonprofit affiliate: book

(NY Post) -- 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 (Bill Clinton) played pitchman for Baltimore-based Laureate University, the State Department steered a $1.9 million grant to the nonprofit, the book claims.
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.

[4/28/15] Inside the Beltway: Clinton Foundation gives just 10 percent of funds in charitable grants

(Washington Times) -- A quiet but telling revelation about the Clinton Foundation: Though the organization claims to devote 88 percent of its expenditures on "life changing work," it really spent a mere 10 percent on charitable grants that support such works. So says , the co-founder of The Federalist and a former adviser to Sen. Tom Coburn and Gov. Rick Perry.

“Hillary Clinton’s non-profit spent more on office supplies and rent than it did on charitable grants,” says Mr. Davis, who reached this conclusion after examining the foundation’s 2013 tax filings and doing all the math. He found that 10 percent of all expenditures — that’s $8.5 million — went to travel costs. Employee fringe benefits amounted to $3.7 million, computer and tech costs were $2.1 million, rent $4 million and the final bill for all those foundation conferences was $9.2 million.

[4/28/15] That Time Bill Clinton Ran Ads Attacking His Rivals For Taking Money From Foreign Interests

(Buzzfeed) -- The Clintons have faced scrutiny this year for their family foundation's acceptance of foreign donations, including allegations in a new book Clinton Cash, which alleges that foreign entities gave to the Clinton Foundation or paid Bill Clinton for speeches and in turn received "favors" from the State Department during Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state.

[4/15/15] A brief guide to Clinton scandals from Travelgate to Emailgate

(Washington Examiner) -- Hillary Clinton is entering the presidential race in a cloud of scandal surrounding foreign contributions to the Clinton family foundation and her use of a private email account and server to conduct official business while secretary of state. But she and her husband are no strangers to scandal.

[3/10/15] Hillary Clinton Tries to Quell Controversy Over Private Email

(NYT) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton revealed on Tuesday that she had deleted about half her emails from her years as secretary of state, saying she had turned over to the Obama administration all correspondence about government business but had erased records of communications about private matters, like yoga routines, her daughter's wedding and her mother's funeral.

[6/27/13] Marc Rich dies at 78; his pardon by Clinton stirred controversy

(LA Times) -- Marc Rich and his wife, Denise Rich, in 1986. Rich fled from the United States to Switzerland in 1983 after he was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury. Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" whose controversial 2001 pardon by President Clinton just hours before he left office unleashed a political firestorm of criticism, died Wednesday. He was 78. The billionaire trader in oil, metals and other commodities died of a stroke in a hospital in Lucerne, Switzerland, according to the Marc Rich Group.

[3/10/10] Clinton-era Filegate appears to have closed, 14 years on

(WaPo) -- Filegate, one of the many "-gates" of the Clinton administration, looks to be over -- after a 14-year run. It began after congressional Republicans found out in 1996 that the Clinton White House had sought the FBI file of Billy Ray Dale, who was fired as head of the White House travel office in the...

(WaPo) -- The new president stood before a joint session of Congress and called for health-care reform in the most urgent terms possible. "Our families will never be secure, our businesses will never be strong, and our government will never again be fully solvent until we tackle the health-care crisis.

( -- The Democratic National Committee returned $3 million in illegal or otherwise questionable contributions after much of it was discovered to be from foreign nationals. The affair prompted televised Senate hearings. A special Department of Justice Campaign Finance Task Force eventually resulted in a variety of criminal charges against 27 persons, most of whom were found guilty, the last one in 2003. The Federal Election Commission also fined the DNC $115,000, part of a total of $719,500 in civil penalties, mostly assessed to donors.

[3/24/08] CBS Exposes Hillary Clinton Bosnia Trip (Sniper Lie).

(CBS News) -- CBS news exposes the real story of Hillary Clintons 1996 trip to Bosnia.

(LA Times) -- Speaking before House panel, Chung calls efforts to parlay political access 'the American way.' WASHINGTON - Former Democratic Party donor Johnny Chung detailed for a congressional committee Tuesday his odyssey from obscure Torrance entrepreneur to middle man for contributions from the Chinese government, telling lawmakers, "please keep in mind that I didn't create this system, you did."

[12/20/98] Clinton Impeached - House Approves Articles Alleging Perjury, Obstruction

(WaPo) -- The House of Representatives impeached the president of the United States yesterday for only the second time in American history, charging William Jefferson Clinton with "high crimes and misdemeanors" for lying under oath and obstructing justice to cover up an Oval Office affair with a young intern.

(NYT) -- President Clinton said today that reported political campaign contributions from China to the Democrats had not influenced his foreign policy, but he welcomed further investigation into decisions that made it easier for China to launch American satellites and possibly obtain sensitive technology.

(WaPo) --John Huang first met President Clinton in the early 1980's through their mutual friend, James Riady, the head of the Lippo Group, an Indonesian industrial conglomerate. By at least 1992, while employed by Lippo Bank in California, Huang began to raise illegal foreign money for the DNC through Lippo owned shell companies; these contributions were reimbursed with funds from Lippo's headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia.

(WaPo) -- Like John Huang, Trie raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal contributions from foreign sources to Democratic campaign entities. He was a regular White House visitor and arranged meetings of foreign operators with Clinton, including one who was a Chinese arms dealer. His $450,000 contribution to Clinton's legal defense fund was returned after it was found to have been largely funded by Asian interests. Trie was convicted of violating campaign finance laws in 1998.

(CNN) -- First of all, I want to spell out the facts of my role in the campaign. First of all, to state the obvious, I was a candidate for re-election in the campaign. I worked very hard for the re-election of President Clinton and myself. I'm very proud that I was able to be effective in helping to re-elect President Clinton. And I was very proud that I was able to also in -- as part of that effort -- to help raise campaign funds.

Everything that I did I understood to be lawful. I attended campaign -- traditional campaign fundraising events as a principal speaker in many locations all around the country. The vast majority of the campaign funds that I've been given credit for raising came in that form.

[2/26/97] Bedroom Bucks - Lincoln Bedroom Guests Gave $5.4 Million

(CNN) -- President Bill Clinton's guests in the Lincoln Bedroom gave a total of at least $5.4 million to the Democratic National Committee during 1995 and 1996, according to a study for CNN by the Campaign Study Group.

(CNN) -- The independent counsel who investigated the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown before he died in a plane crash reached no conclusions on whether Brown violated any laws. The final report by independent counsel Daniel Pearson, released today in federal court, says, "My office's investigation of Secretary Brown ended unfinished with his death.

(LA Times) -- David L. Hale, President Clinton's chief accuser in the Whitewater scandal, began telling his story publicly Monday for the first time, recounting how in 1985 he was recruited into an illegal financial conspiracy designed to help the Arkansas Democratic "political family," including then-Gov. Bill Clinton.

(NYT) -- After nearly two years of searches and subpoenas, the White House said this evening that it had unexpectedly discovered copies of missing documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's law firm that describe her work for a failing savings and loan association in the 1980's.

(NYT) -- A memorandum by a former Presidential aide depicts Hillary Rodham Clinton as the central figure in the 1993 travel office dismissals, a politically damaging episode that the aide said had resulted from a climate of fear in which officials did not dare question Mrs. Clinton's wishes.

(LA Times) -- Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.), chairman of the Senate Whitewater investigating committee, declared Monday that he had found a "smoking gun" that demonstrates wrongdoing by advisors to President Clinton. But the White House quickly dismissed it as a "popgun."