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Thursday, April 23, 2015

New York Times Editorial, "Candidate Clinton and the Foundation": A Sugar-Coated Slap on the Wrist

Yesterday, DNC Chairman Howard Dean responded to questions concerning the Uranium One Scandal by accusing The New York Times of "sloppy" reporting. What does The New York Times have to say about this? In an editorial entitled "Candidate Clinton and the Foundation," The New York Times blithely informs us, "Nothing illegal has been alleged about the foundation, the global philanthropic initiative founded by former President Bill Clinton."

"Nothing illegal has been alleged about the foundation"? Oh really? As stated by Mitt Romney on the Hugh Hewitt Show:

"I’ve got to tell you, I was stunned by it. I mean, it looks like bribery. I mean, there's every appearance that Hillary Clinton was bribed to grease the sale of what - twenty percent of Amercia's uranium production to Russia, and then it was covered up by lying about a meeting at her home with the principals and by erasing emails. I presume we might know for sure whether there was or was not bribery if she hadn't wiped out thousands of emails. But this is a very, very serious series of facts, and it looks like bribery."

Does it indeed look like bribery? Have another look at the Times article entitled "Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company" by Jo Becker and Mike McIntire:

"As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock."

Question: Prior to the deal, had Uranium One's chairman ever donated funds to the Clinton Foundation?

But why should we believe anything that Mitt Romney tells us? After all, he put the family dog on the roof of his car when driving to Canada on vacation . . .

1 comment:

  1. imagine what Senator Menendez would say about whether anything "illegal" is involved with the Clintons.