A LIBERAL CORPORATE CRONYIST? YES …
|| By FITSNEWS || No one thinks former U.S. First Lady/ Senator/ Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be denied the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. And given the fractured “Republican” electorate, she stands a better than average chance of capturing the White House.
But there have been – and continue to be – serious speed bumps on the road to Clinton’s coronation.
The latest one? A CNN investigative report exposing the extent to which Clinton’s family foundation – the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) – has been bankrolled by financial institutions “that were under investigation, involved in litigation or had been fined by government agencies and regulators.”
Among these institutions? The notoriously “too big to indict” HSBC – a British mega-bank at the heart of a scandal involving U.S. president Barack Obama‘s attorney general designate Loretta Lynch. Never heard of HSBC? Don’t be embarrassed. In some legacy media circles they’re also “too big to criticize.”
So it’s understandable you may not know who they are … although a recent U.S. Congressional report concluded the bank exposed the American financial system “to money laundering and terrorist financing risks.”
“All of the banks (contributing to CGI) have had pockmarked pasts – and many were either under investigation or fined for breaking Iran sanctions, while Clinton was secretary of State,” CNN’s Alexandra Jaffe reported.
Jaffe’s report comes on the same day The Wall Street Journal published a story about Clinton conducting official government business on a personal account during her tenure as Secretary of State. Previously, the Journal has exposed how Clinton aggressively lobbied for government contracts on behalf of companies which contributed to her family’s foundation.
“At least 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during her tenure donated a total of more than $26 million to the Clinton Foundation,” James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Bellhaus of the Journal reported.
And Clinton lobbied for them, too, helping these corporations secure major contracts with foreign governments … including deals for Boeing, Chevron and Walmart.
Clinton’s corporate cronyism – like her newfound “neoconservatism” (a.k.a. warmongering) – is upsetting to liberals, who reflexively recoil from candidates who are too cozy with Wall Street.
They should recoil … and so should you, whether the politician cozying up is a “liberal” like Clinton or a “conservative” like Jeb Bush.