And now a brief word about ethics from Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton continues to attack President Trump while abroad, this time during an interview with a Dutch news network.
“He has undermined the office and used it to enrich himself and his family,” Clinton said. “Disregarded laws, ethical standards.”
It’s Tony Rodham on line 1.
Sitting in a courtroom three years ago, after skipping out on a sizable legal bill, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s youngest brother struck a reassuring tone: Don’t worry, the money is coming.
“I deal through the Clinton Foundation,” Tony Rodham said, according to court transcripts uncovered by the New York Times. He gave his word that Hillary and Bill were setting him up with Haitian-government permits to build a $22 million housing development in the earthquake-stricken country.
“I hound my brother-in-law, because it’s his fund that we’re going to get our money from,” Rodham explained, promising a $1 million check once the Haitian-government paved the way, enough both to cover the outstanding legal fees and take his family to Disney World.
Enriching family? Good thing the Clintons never do that.
With his sister serving as secretary of state, Tony Rodham, the brother of likely Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, became a kind of traveling salesman in China for a politically connected green car company that was building a factory in a distressed corner of Mississippi.
Rodham, who did not respond to messages and emails sent to the firms, has said nothing publicly about an inspector general report issued this week that offers a detailed account of pressure exerted on a Department of Homeland Security official to try to speed up review of visa requests. The report says that both Rodham and McAuliffe contacted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas for help and that agency employees believed the men were getting preferential treatment because of their political ties.
And let’s not forget Pardongate.
The Clinton Library files reveal additional details about clemency cases pushed by Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, who acknowledged in 2001 that he urged President Bill Clinton to pardon Tennessee carnival operators, Edgar and Vonna Jo Gregory, on bank fraud convictions. Rodham also said he told his sister Hillary Clinton, about the pardon request about the same time.
The Gregory pardons became the focus of a congressional inquiry in 2001, and Rodham acknowledged that he received about $325,000 from the couple over two-and-a-half years. He maintained the payments and loans were unrelated to his clemency intervention.
The newly released papers show the president and his aides acting with urgency on the Gregory case about the time the couple asked Rodham in late 1999 or early 2000 for help to clear their records of bank fraud convictions from the 1980s.
“He’s already lost 1 big contract over this,” Bill Clinton wrote on a December 21, 1999 memo in which longtime Clinton counselor and lawyer Bruce Lindsey reported that the White House staff was urging the Justice Department to “complete their review” of the Gregorys’ request.
Clinton approved pardons for both Gregorys the following month over the Justice Department’s objections.
And last time I checked, Trump hasn’t been renting out the Lincoln Bedroom.
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