What Hillary Clinton told Wall Street behind closed doors

Bernie Sanders has found a sweet spot in the armament of Hillary Clinton. That being the obscene amounts of money she is receiving from those who want stuff in return. Oh yes, that is how it works, and Hillary cackling away that it is not so is simply false. Hillary will be dogged for a while about releasing the transcripts, so I have her video response which has changed from “I will look into it” to go to hell essentially. If she tells us she doesn’t have them, that will be a lie. So here we go:

Former secretary routinely demanded a stenographer at paid speeches

Contracts indicate Clinton owns transcripts, controls their release Read more here: McClatchy

But now back to the heart of the matter:

“Enough is enough. If you’ve got something to say, say it directly,” Clinton said the next day, effectively daring Sanders to accuse her of being bought and paid for. She also said she would “look into” releasing the transcripts of her paid speeches. But by Friday morning, her campaign seemed to indicate that full disclosure was not forthcoming. “I don’t think voters are interested in the transcripts,” Joel Benenson, Clinton’s pollster.

Well actually voters are interested, and fortunately, Politico has an account of one recent address which underscores Sanders’ concerns. “Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring, declaring that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish,” Politico writes. “[She struck] a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, in effect: We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to work together to get out of it.” Here’s more:

What the bankers heard her to say was just what they would hope for from a prospective presidential candidate: Beating up the finance industry isn’t going to improve the economy—it needs to stop. And indeed Goldman’s Tim O’Neill, who heads the bank’s asset management business, introduced Clinton by saying how courageous she was for speaking at the bank. (Brave, perhaps, but also well-compensated: Clinton’s minimum fee for paid remarks is $200,000).

Certainly, Clinton offered the money men—and, yes, they are mostly men—at Goldman’s HQ a bit of a morale boost. “It was like, ‘Here’s someone who doesn’t want to vilify us but wants to get business back in the game,’” said an attendee. “Like, maybe here’s someone who can lead us out of the wilderness.”

Right. Wall Street is looking at Washington “with complete revulsion.” Except when it comes to Clinton. Who offers “a way out of the wilderness.”

Needless to say, Politico’s account only serves to underscore the notion that a vote for Hillary is a vote for business as usual inside the Beltway. A ballot for America’s entrenched political aristocracy, and a sure fire ticket to more of the same.

More at Zero Hedge

Hillary Clinton’s Whitewater missing documents, testimony

Yesterday I posted Feds fight FOIA request for Hillary Clinton’s White Water draft indictments. Since this issue has arisen once again, I thought for a Saturday post a bit of a review would give us some fun. First, the amazing thing that amazingly Whitewater records suddenly appear after missing for months. What a surprise!. Then, a bit of parody with the second clip. I will list the pardons her hubby handed out as the door kicked their sorry asses as they collected anything that moved as they exited the White House door for the last time. Sit back, put up your feet, and enjoy.

HILLARY CLINTON APPEARS BEFORE GRAND JURY

Then a bit of humor :

Now the lucky ones who were convicted then pardoned by Bill Clinton.

Ultimately the Clintons were never charged, but 15 other persons were convicted of more than 40 crimes, including Bill Clinton’s successor as Governor, who was removed from office.[44]

Feds fight FOIA request for Hillary Clinton’s White Water draft indictments

If we got lucky and got a decent judge, this could be a hoot. Really. How many even know about the White Water scandal? How many Presidential candidates had draft indictments? Seems a worthy lookie look. But then again, after her tap dance last night during the Dem’s debate, how much would anyone care? Here we go:

The National Archives is fighting a lawsuit trying to force disclosure of several draft indictments of Hillary Clinton prepared by a Whitewater prosecutor in the 1990s.

In a brief filed late Tuesday, Justice Department lawyers and the Archives argue that disclosure of the draft indictments would lead to an unwarranted invasion of Clinton’s privacy and violate a court rule protecting grand jury secrecy.

The conservative group Judicial Watch, which filed suit for the records in October under the Freedom of Information Act, is arguing that Clinton’s ongoing bid for the presidency reinforces the public interest in records about her alleged misconduct.

“She’s one of the most well-known women in the world, seeking the office of the presidency and her privacy interests outweigh the public interest in knowing what’s in that indictment? It’s absurd and it’s shameful that the administration is proposing this,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in an interview. “This is a political decision to protect her candidacy—because it is laughable, legally.”

Read more: Politico

 

Hillary Clinton spins off her mega bucks from Goldman Sachs

Oh Hillary, let me count the ways you have been influenced by “donations” to your slush fund- so-called Global initiative and your direct bucks into your pockets. The selling of the State Department. I know, its painful to watch this clip. But this one is a must. I include just a couple of my posts back a few months.

Hillary Clinton’s Calendars show pay for play in the works

In a little reported story the link with Hillary’s future ambitions as a Presidential candidate and meetings with fundraisers as Secretary of State, show her to be the slimy political hack that she is. Follow the link at the bottom of the post for the full disclosure of her machinations. Follow the money as they say. Long gone are the days when she was “dead broke.”

For Hillary, Charity begins with the Clinton Foundation

$14 Million of their personal charity went to her own foundation. Clever wash wouldn’t you say?

Clinton Foundation donor lobbies State Dept – Gets funding

A donor to the Clinton Foundation reached out to Hillary Clinton’s office to promote a Haiti hotel project that later received support from the U.S. government and Bill Clinton, according to emails released by the Department of State.

Clinton’s dirty fingerprints on largest Export-Import Bank loan

Here is the latest scandal reveal of the Clintons that ties together the Import-Export bank, Dow Chemical, the Saudis, a convicted felon, add Huma Hillary’s gal pal, the Clinton Global Initiative and pure greed.

Hillary Clinton: ‘I would model the kind of ‘behavior’ I’d hope all Americans would have’

Guess where in the world Former AG Eric Holder is working?

Former Attorney General Holder we learn, is now sitting on easy street. Buried in the story regarding Holder’s endorsement of Clinton we find where he landed. On his feet for sure. Ah, now the pieces come together. Recall a post I did in back in 2013: Eric Holder’s Kickbacks from JP Morgan- Billions go to his crony groups Want to know where the money went? Yepper, Acorn like groupies. And now? He is a White Collar defense Attorney and a Lobbyer for guess whom- Big banks, drug companies and defense contractors. Here we go:

Along the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has called for the government to prosecute Wall Street executives who break the law, in place of the corporate settlements frequently employed by the Obama administration. “No one should be too big to jail,” the Democratic presidential contender wrote in October.

But on Wednesday, Clinton accepted the endorsement of former Attorney General Eric Holder, the man who oversaw a record decrease in white-collar prosecutions, and who inadvertently coined the phrase — “too big to jail” — which is often used to describe the Obama Justice Department’s approach to corporate crime.

Holder — who has described his Justice Department as “appropriately aggressive” — is now a white-collar defense attorney at a firm that lobbies for major banks, pharmaceutical companies and defense contractors. 

On Wednesday, he released a statement praising Clinton’s “bold plans” to improve the economy and reform gun regulations. The statement did not mention her plans to rein in Wall Street.During the Obama administration, corporate prosecutions hit a 20-year low, as numerous companies accused of crimes were allowed to enter so-called “deferred prosecution agreements.”

In 2013, when he faced questions about the Justice Department’s failure to prosecute financial executives in the wake of the financial crisis, Holder admitted being “concerned” that some financial institutions might be too large to prosecute without triggering “a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy.”

In those settlements, companies generally admit wrongdoing and pay fines, while their executives avoid the threat of jail time. Clinton has said those agreements “should be used in limited circumstances” and not “in egregious cases of corporate crime.”

More at International Business Times

Hillary Clinton wins six coin tosses for Iowa delegates

This is what we have come to. A coin toss for the old gal. Amazing, six tosses in a row went to Hillary. 90 precincts are missing. You might just might want to take a look at this: Sanders worried about Microsoft’s Apps involvement in Iowa caucus with good reason. But I digress. Here we go:

Letting chance decide, even in a small way, who becomes president sounds bizarre, but it didn’t just happen eight years ago. It happened Monday night in at least a handful of Iowa precincts where Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), now locked in what Sanders called a “virtual tie” in the state, fought to a deadlock. And, in at least six of those precincts, Clinton won spare delegates, based on reporting from the Des Moines Register and video posted to social media.

In another race, those heads-or-tails contests may not have mattered. But, early Tuesday, Clinton was ahead of Sanders in Iowa by just five “state delegate equivalents,” by that state’s particular jargon. Given that slim margin and the unknown intentions of Martin O’Malley’s eight state delegate equivalents now that the former Maryland governor has suspended his presidential campaign, those coin flips are looking mighty significant.

More at Washington Post

MSNBC Highlights The Clintons “Obscene” Speaking Fees

First, let me tell you that you will not hear one cackling word from Hillary in the clip below. Promise. But you will see MSNBC losing faith in the money grubber. Okay, I admit it. I am taking a good deal of pleasure in watching the Dems hyperventilating  and the ole girl spinning in the wind. Something for a Saturday!

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