By Daily Bell Staff – May 23, 2016
How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M … Hillary Clinton has amassed a huge fortune through shady speaking engagements given to some of the most powerful corporations in the world. – NY Post
As we’ve followed the coverage of Hillary Clinton, we’ve pointed out the negatives continue to mount for her in the mainstream media.
Over the weekend and late last week that trend hasn’t changed. If anything, it’s gotten worse.
We’re beginning to believe that the damage being done to Hillary is already too severe for her to become president- whether or not she is able to continue from a legal standpoint.
Recent mainstream coverage has focused on Hillary’s legal troubles, her growing unpopularity and, in the case of the New York Post, fees she received for speeches. (See above excerpt.)
At the end of the article, there is a list of prominent financial firms that have paid her significant sums. Seeing the list brings home the obvious: These groups were not just paying to for enlightenment: They were paying for access of some sort, or potential access.
Bill Clinton’s speaking fees went up substantially after Hillary became Secretary of State.
More from the article:
Mandatory financial disclosures released this month show that, in just the two years from April 2013 to March 2015, the former first lady, senator and secretary of state collected $21,667,000 in “speaking fees,” not to mention the cool $5 mil she corralled as an advance for her 2014 flop book, “Hard Choices.”
Throw in the additional $26,630,000 her ex-president husband hoovered up in personal-appearance “honoraria,” and the nation can breathe a collective sigh of relief that the former first couple … can finally make ends meet. No wonder Donald Trump calls her “crooked Hillary.”
Observers have speculated that the Clinton’s non-profit enterprises were created as a way to funnel cash.
The non-profit has been labeled problematic by at least one watchdog group. Much of the funds of the non-profit seem to go to family and friends. Some 2,000 staffers around the world receive significant salaries and benefits.
While Secretary of State, Hillary signed a deal allowing a Russian government enterprise to take over one-fifth of all uranium producing capacity in the United States.
Rosatom, the Russian company, bought a Canadian firm run by Frank Giustra, a friend of Bill Clinton’s who has pledged over $130 million to the Clinton family charity. This is seen by critics as a potential quid pro quo.
The list of those who have paid Hillary so much money, sometimes repetitively, definitely inflames suspicions. And while the list itself is damning, other recent articles bluntly assert her legal jeopardy.
Clinton is subject to two substantive probes, one criminal (FBI) and the other civil (Judicial Watch).
Judicial Watch wants to unearth why Clinton set up a private email server to handle her correspondence, including State Department communication.
And Judicial Watch just announced that two close Clinton aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, will testify under oath regarding the server. The judge in the case has been clear that he has not been satisfied with the answers obtained thus far.
Meanwhile, the FBI is trying to determine whether Hillary broke the law when she set up the private server and used it in place of State Dept. facilities.
Hillary labeled the FBI investigation a “security inquiry” but the head of the FBI, James Comey, said he wasn’t aware of the term. The FBI conducts criminal investigations.
Of course, some of the most negative coverage comes from conservative media. A substantive Fox report on Friday by Wayne Allyn Root provided a new and damning perspective simply by reciting a variety of challenges Hillary now faces:
I’ve predicted publicly for a year now that Hillary Clinton, although a prohibitive favorite, still may never become the Democratic Party’s nominee. Don’t look now, but at this moment Hillary is still far from a sure thing to become the Democratic standard-bearer.
This week, she lost Oregon and barely squeaked by in Kentucky. Bernie has now won 11 of the last 14 primaries and caucuses. I ask Democrats, is this your nominee? The winner of your presidential nomination has lost just shy of 80 percent of her races coming down the homestretch. If Hillary were a racehorse with that record, she’d be sent home.
Root mentions that the Russians claim to have 10,000 of Hillary’s hacked emails and intend to release them. He also makes the surprising statement that it is possible the Justice Department might indict Hillary if the FBI recommends it.
I now believe the answer to that question depends on only one factor — is Hillary beating Trump? … I’m betting if Obama senses Hillary is a sinking Titanic — and he still has time before the convention — he will throw her under the bus.
The liberal media trend continues to be negative as well. Just today (Monday) The Huffington Post posted an article entitled, Hillary Clinton Now Loses to Trump in Polls. Bernie Sanders Beats Trump by 10.8 Points. Here’s an excerpt:
If Democrats truly fear a Trump presidency, then superdelegates should make certain Bernie Sanders wins the contested Democratic convention. Bernie Sanders is obviously the best chance for a Democrat in the White House, primarily because he defeats Donald Trump, without the litany of scandals or question marks possessed by Clinton.
Conclusion: The biggest issue by far for Hillary is the FBI investigation. If the FBI decides there is no criminality on her part, then presumably Hillary can continue her campaign. On the other hand, given all the other accusations and innuendos from both sides of the aisle – as well as the Judicial Watch civil suit – Hillary may already be too damaged to win. Probably this is one big reason why Bernie Sanders is continuing hiscampaign.
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