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Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and…

Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and… (2015)

by Peter Schweizer

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I make it a habit,and encourage others to read everything available past and present on political power holders. And although Peter is touted as politically neutral,he is not. However,he is an able and thorough investigator and apt writer. What he illustrates,in a very limited way( since he could have delved all the way back to the seventies in his search for political brokerage for cash) is pretty much exactly why the left declined to embrace her in 2008,and was deeply divided on supporting her in 2016. There is just as much misdoing,and downright selling out of the American public on Ms. Clinton's part,including Russian influence trading and profiteering as on Donald Trump. The only difference being Ms. Clinton is much more intelligent with her politics and her cash.

For those who have followed the Clintons from their political childhood(so to speak) from Rose Law and Dan Lassiter to her reckless (and narcissist) husband who foisted NAFTA and financial deregulation on the nation,while she served as a calculating politico who had cheered the Iraq War and helped pass George W. Bush’s regressive 2005 bankruptcy bill, to her role in overseeing the expansion of the national-security state, encouraging construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and backing approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership among other evils,much of this comes as no surprise. But if you are not as versed in Clinton,this can be an eye opener.

Here there be slant,there do be; beyond the slant and in the details(that can be chased down and researched by any dilligent reader) you find the light throws stark understanding of why they have always been the left's least embraced. Politics for cash and Clintons are as inimical as the Industrialist barons ever were.

However,caveat-there are inaccuracies and assumptions made that illustrate that the author has a strong political bias and agenda. Do your own diligence on his findings. ( )
  D36613 | Aug 13, 2017 |
Is this the book that lead to Hillary's downfall?
  gmicksmith | Nov 3, 2016 |
Anyone who reads this book and does not come away with the feeling that the Clintons have been taking the US for a ride, for a very long time, should pour another cup of coffee and read the book again. As has already been said, it is well-researched and the "coincidences" are beyond extraordinary. It should also be noted that the Clinton Foundation has been able to amass a bank balance never before experienced by a legitimate charity, in such a short time, without a major disaster or other such occurrence for which major funding would have been needed. This book should be required reading for every voter, before the upcoming election. ( )
  K.J. | Oct 28, 2016 |
This is a powerful, unbelievably well researched book that exposes the contradictions within the Clinton dynasty, although it is so information driven that I could not take it all in without reading it slowly. Still, for ordinary citizens, non-scholars, it shows just how carefully the Clintons, both experienced and knowledgeable lawyers, have skirted the outer edges of our legal and justice system to take advantage of the power they wield within their own party, the Democrats, to advantage themselves time and time again. In much the same way that Bill Clinton exploited the word “is” in his definition of sexual relations, they have exploited the word “fundraising”, for themselves and their Clinton Foundation, during their tenure in government and outside of it for decades. There is little more to say other than that a reader with an open mind will learn how they hobnob with the rich and famous, make deals with shady governments and often shadier operatives, disregard criminal behavior in their associates, and enrich themselves and their friends in the process, which appears to be their primary goal.
The Clintons are very smart. They know how to create an unsolvable puzzle, a maze that is unfathomable and therefore untraceable with regard to their personal and public behavior. From their secret server to their interactions and speeches in foreign countries, their activities read like a web of intrigue that could be found in a novel, but not in reality. However, this truth is stranger than fiction. Because of their expertise in covering their tracks, it is simply not possible to directly point a finger at any particular actions they have taken. There is no straight line that leads to them; rather, there is a circuitous route of coincidences of such sheer magnitude, that seem to involve the enrichment of the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation, and those they have dealings with or arrange meetings for, with heads of state or other influential politicians and leaders, from whom they then curry favor or enrich themselves or other friends and participants, that it is difficult to escape the inevitable conclusion that the Clintons know how to work the system for their own benefit, first and foremost. It appears that the authority of the Clintons knows know bounds. If they see opportunity, they know how to exploit it; they are the perfect opportunists.
Oddly, or perhaps for obvious reasons, depending on who is interested in the question of their behavior patterns, the current government, under Barack Obama, appears not even willing to allow or provide a proper investigation by the Justice Department into their machinations because all the party, and those involved in its hierarchy and in the higher echelons of the administration, seem to care only about winning an election. After reading this book, it feels that their activities, and what is in the best interest of the country, seems secondary to the needs of the party, the Democrats, and the Clintons, who want to retain the White House at all costs.
The Clintons are very powerful indeed; they have done their duty for their party; they have been loyal, and the powers that be believe that they deserve to be rewarded. They are well funded and connected and seem to be coated in Teflon, often avoiding investigation into their questionable activities. The media, already indicted for its bias, refuses to cover their “escapades” honestly or aggressively, and instead, seems to spin the news in favor of the candidates they prefer, avoiding the reporting of actual news. This book makes the point that America seems to be at a very important crossroads which will affect future generations for years. ( )
1 vote thewanderingjew | Aug 31, 2016 |
Near the end of Bill Clinton's second term, he established a non-profit agency for worldwide charitable purposes. However, the Clintons are skilled in blurring the boundaries between charitable, political, and charity. Peter Schweizer provides a detailed referenced book describing contiguous series of events involving requests to Hillary Clinton as U.S. Senator and Secretary of State, monies paid to Bill for speeches, and donations to the Clinton Foundation. Although the author doesn't indicate that political corruption is difficult to prove, he does state that much of the Clintons' relationship with the Clinton Foundation could be considered unethical. With the Clinton Foundation so much in the news, this book does provide the inquiring mind with a good overview of activities of the Clinton Foundation in the 21st century. ( )
1 vote John_Warner | Aug 19, 2016 |
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Ask Team Clinton about the flow of tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation (the formal name is the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, originally called the William J. Clinton Foundation) from foreign governments, corporations, and financiers and you typically get an interesting explanation: it's a sign of love.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062369288, Hardcover)

In 2000, Bill and Hillary Clinton owed millions of dollars in legal debt. Since then, they’ve earned over $130 million. Where did the money come from? Most people assume that the Clintons amassed their wealth through lucrative book deals and high-six figure fees for speaking gigs. Now, Peter Schweizer shows who is really behind those enormous payments.

In his New York Times bestselling books Extortion and Throw Them All Out, Schweizer detailed patterns of official corruption in Washington that led to congressional resignations and new ethics laws. In Clinton Cash, he follows the Clinton money trail, revealing the connection between their personal fortune, their “close personal friends,” the Clinton Foundation, foreign nations, and some of the highest ranks of government.

Schweizer reveals the Clinton’s troubling dealings in Kazakhstan, Colombia, Haiti, and other places at the “wild west” fringe of the global economy. In this blockbuster exposé, Schweizer merely presents the troubling facts he’s uncovered. Meticulously researched and scrupulously sourced, filled with headline-making revelations, Clinton Cash raises serious questions of judgment, of possible indebtedness to an array of foreign interests, and ultimately, of fitness for high public office.

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