The Disastrous Clinton Post-Presidency


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

 

As we begin to learn more and more about what a flop the Clinton Global Initiative is it add more rule to the questions about why either of them should ever set foot in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s post terms in office have been as big of disasters as they are as individuals and the made for politics couple they want us to believe they are.

 

Ozzie and Harriet they are not and will never be. Bill-Gates-Failure-Quote They never learn from their failures, and failure is not an option for the future.

 

 

 

New York Magazine

April 24, 2015
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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton listens to the speech of U.S. President Barack Obama during the seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Sheraton New York Hotel on September 21, 2011 in New York City. Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

The qualities of an effective presidency do not seem to transfer onto a post-presidency. Jimmy Carter was an ineffective president who became an exemplary post-president. Bill Clinton appears to be the reverse.

All sorts of unproven worst-case-scenario questions float around the web of connections between Bill’s private work, 20-Clinton-Foundation.w529.h352.2xHillary Clinton’s public role as secretary of State, the Clinton’s’ quasi-public charity, and Hillary’s noncompliant email system. But the best-case scenario is bad enough: The Clintons have been disorganized and greedy.

The news today about the Clinton’s all fleshes out, in one way or another, their lack of interest in policing serious conflict-of-interest problems that arise in their overlapping roles:

  • The New York Times has a report about the State Department’s decision to approve the sale of Uranium mines to a Russian company that donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Global Initiative, and that a Russian investment bank promoting the deal paid Bill $500,000 for a speech in Moscow.
  • The Washington Post reports that Bill Clinton has received $26 million in speaking fees from entities that also donated to the Clinton Global Initiative.
  • The Washington Examiner reports, “Twenty-two of the 37 corporations nominated for a prestigious State Department award — and six of the eight ultimate winners — while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State were also donors to the Clinton family foundation.”
  • And Reuters reports, “Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors.”

The Clinton campaign is batting down the darkest and most conspiratorial interpretation of these stories, and where this all leads remains to be seen. But the most positive interpretation is not exactly good.

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The Blood on Obama’s Hands


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper, Patriot, and Infidel.

Never in U.S. History has America been subject to the tyrannical zealot, the likes of Barack Hussein Obama.obamabenghaziemptychair1

He fails to take responsibility and when possible, uses the courts and executive orders in an attempt to sweep the horrific consequences of his inaction under the rug.

Obama must be impeached or removed from office by any legal means. 

Front Page Magazine

Reprinted from RedState.com.

obama-benghazi-blood-on-his-handsWhen conservatives consider the casualties of Obama’s national security policies, their attention is drawn quite naturally to Benghazi. In this shameful episode, the Obama Administration sacrificed an ambassador and three American heroes to protect a deceptive presidential campaign message in which Obama claimed that the war against al-Qaeda was over and won (“Osama bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaeda is on the run”).

The facts are these: Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American heroes were sent into an al-Qaeda stomping ground that the British and other diplomatic consulates had already evacuated.

They were denied the security they had requested; they were then left to die during a seven hour fire fight when their compound was attacked, and finally betrayed in death, when Obama and his representatives lied to the world about what had taken place and when he failed to bring their killers to justice as he had mendaciously promised he would.

Benghazi can be seen as the collateral damage caused by presidential lies – and worse – presidential denial that there is in fact a war that Islamists have declared on America.
Instead Obama insists – in the official language he authorized and that is still in place – that America’s responses to acts of Islamic terror should be described as “overseas contingency operations.”
If Islamic murders and beheadings take place in the homeland, Obama calls them “workplace violence.” Benghazi is also the most shameful presidential abandonment of Americans in the field in our history, a disgrace compounded when Obama justified his trade of five Taliban Generals for one American deserter by saying Americans don’t leave their countrymen on the battlefield, which is precisely what he did in Benghazi.
All of which justifies the conservative focus on this terrible event.
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Reporters Outnumber Voters as Hillary Clinton Opens Campaign in Iowa


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Hillary Destroyer.

Only a being with a dysfunctional mind would not expect this. 

Come on, name a single accomplishment, and killing people like those left to die in Benghazi and Vince Foster doesn’t count.

fork-in-turkeyLike the turkey she is and always will be, she’s done, stick three or four forks in her. 

The National Journal

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Who painted the smile on “Ms. Chubby cheeks?”  Could she be a bigger fraud?

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Hillary Clinton hits economic themes in her first meetings with Iowans.
By Emily Schultheis

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April 14, 2015 MONTICELLO, Iowa—

Hillary Clinton may have been speaking to just 22 people here at her Iowa kickoff event, but the now-official 2016 candidate was looking far beyond the voters in the room when she outlined in the clearest terms yet the rationale for her campaign.

“A lot of people in the last few days have asked me, ‘Why do you want to do this?’ and ‘What motivates you?'” Clinton said at the event. “And I’ve thought a lot about it, and I guess the short answer is, I’ve been fighting for children and families my entire life. … I want to be the champion who goes to bat for Americans.”

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Clinton named four areas of focus for her campaign: building the economy up “tomorrow, not yesterday,” strengthening families and communities, fixing the country’s “dysfunctional political system”—including getting “unaccountable” money out of the system—and protecting Americans from external threats.

It was her first time in Iowa since visiting the state during the 2014 midterm elections—and her first as a candidate since January 2008 on the eve of the Iowa caucuses. And the small, by-invitation-only format reflected her team’s explicit focus on more-intimate meetings with voters as Clinton tries for a second time to win the Democratic nomination.

Gone are the soaring speeches and the big rally crowds, swapped out for roundtable discussions and meet-and-greets with local activists.

But the dozens of reporters both in the room and chasing after her van outside were a reminder of just how difficult it will be for one of the most recognizable public figures in the world to hold events that truly feel intimate.

On Tuesday, for example, Clinton was seated at a table with just seven other people for the discussion, with an audience of another 15. But those Iowans were far outnumbered by the dozens of reporters who were bunched together behind a thin yellow rope at the back of the room.

Indeed, despite some limits on the number of press credentials handed out by Clinton’s Iowa team—each outlet had one person in the room, and national television and photography was pooled—it still was a big group.

Bigger yet was the press crowd outside, where reporters who weren’t admitted to the event chased Clinton’s van when it first pulled up here, contributing to the feeling of a media circus surrounding the former secretary of State’s Iowa launch.

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Republican’s Response to Hillary’s announcement: I’m running for President


 crew-2231By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Hillary Snuffer

The ad below was perfectly timed as well as perfectly written.

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There is absolutely no reason that a reprehensible douche bag like Hillary Clinton should believe;

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that the office of the U.S. Presidency is owed to her.

It is just another of her many delusions.

A day in the life of a Hillary Clinton voter.

Is that you young Hillary voter?

 

 

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Here’s a breakdown of every scandal swirling around Hillary


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Today, Sunday April 12th, fittingly the same day in history “1905 – The Hippodrome opened in New York City,” Hillary Clinton will announce her candidacy for the nomination of the Democrats for President of the United States.

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Clinton is far better known for being a thin-skinned foul-mouthed lamp throwing harpy , then any accomplishments when she held the office of Jr. Senator from New York or Secretary of State.  In fact can you name a single accomplishment that made America a better country?

How many people have run for the United States President as yet convicted co-conspirators in murder?  Calling Vince Foster.

As the charade went Vince committed suicide which has been show by skeptics to be untrue.

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Harpy, note the unplanned similarity in looks.

Hildabeast will not likely do well with the anal probe she is about to receive by the republicans on T.V. ads as well as the media once the shark chum is in the water. 

**UPDATE** FOX NEWSFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday officially announced her 2016 presidential campaign, ending months of speculation and anticipation about whether she would seek the Democratic nomination.

Here’s the You Tube she ginned up for the announcement.  Ah yes, more lies and deceit, this will be fun watching her be bitch slapped again.

You plan to earn my vote?  Here’s a little song for you.

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Hillary has proved one thing, it’s still possible to hide 200 lbs of merde in a pantsuit or for that matter a 25 lb canvas bag.

New York Post

Expected to announce her presidential run Sunday, Hillary Clinton has been attempting to rebrand herself: She’s Hillary 2.0, campaigning out of Brooklyn, a more accessible, relatable candidate who learned the lessons of her bruising, failed 2008 bid: From now on, no equivocating, no entitlement, no dubious financial dealings.

How much has changed?

The Shady Foundation

Founded in 2001 as The Clinton Foundation and renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation in 2013, this ostensible philanthropic concern has become a liability.

As reported by the International Business Times last week, while serving as secretary of state, Clinton was lobbied by human-rights groups and union leaders to address the Colombian government’s abuse of striking oil workers, some of whom had been threatened at gunpoint by the military. Meanwhile, the oil company in question, Pacific Rubiales, was promising millions to the Clinton Foundation.

Hillary’s State Department wound up publicly hailing Colombia’s commitment to human-rights reform — and that statement allowed the United States to continue funding the Colombian military.

Today, the founder of Pacific Rubiales is a board member of the Clinton Foundation.

And as Politico reported last week, a major phosphate company owned by the Moroccan government has just pledged at least $1 million to the foundation. In 2011, Clinton’s State Department assailed Morocco as a corrupt state guilty of “arbitrary arrests and corruption in all branches of government.” Women in Morocco are still subjugated by Islamic rule, yet last September, Hillary Clinton’s public stance on the government had changed.

“A vital hub for economic and cultural exchange,” she called it, one that was “in the midst of dramatic changes.”

The foundation had stopped accepting money from foreign governments in 2009, when Hillary became secretary of state. When she resigned in 2013, the foundation changed this policy, and it has since taken money from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

The Spotty Resume

Hillary served as US senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, but her accomplishments are thin. No piece of legislation bears her name. Her tenure came to be defined in the 2008 presidential primaries by her vote for the war in Iraq — which Obama, who had opposed the war, used to chip away at her foreign-policy bona fides.

Her accomplishments as secretary of state are as unclear. She traveled to 112 countries, but again, she has nothing of consequence to her name: no peace treaty, no accord, no summit of consequence. Her defenders say that she helped restore America’s reputation in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; critics say she was too afraid to make a mistake that would affect her presidential run in 2016.

When asked in 2014 by Diane Sawyer to name her greatest achievement or “signature doctrine,” Hillary could not. “We haven’t had a doctrine since containment worked with the Soviet Union,” she said. “But we’ve had presidents who’ve made some tough calls and some hard choices, some of which have worked, and some of which have not.”

The Suspicious Finances

Without ever breaking any laws, the Clinton’s have long appeared to be reaping ill-gotten gains. Right before Bill was elected governor of Arkansas, family friend James Blair, who also worked as a lawyer for Tyson Foods, helped her turn $12,000 worth of stock.

Hillary only had $1,000 in her account at the time — into a near-immediate $100,000 profit. She did not disclose this until her husband’s second year in office.It was during Bill’s first run for president, in 1992, that the Whitewater scandal surfaced.

In the 1970s and ’80s, the Clinton’s and their friends Jim and Susan McDougal had invested in the Whitewater Development Corp.; it was alleged that Clinton, as governor, had pressured a local S&L to loan Susan McDougal $300,000 for real-estate investments with the company, and that transactions between an Arkansas bank and Bill Clinton had been concealed.

Neither Clinton was charged, though both McDougal’s and Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, who served as governor after Clinton, were convicted of fraud.

The Spectacular Greed

Clinton will likely position herself as the champion of the middle class. Yet in 2014, it was revealed that Clinton, who charges a minimum of $300,000 per speech, also had an extensive list of demands.

Most anyone who hires Hillary to speak must also provide a private jet — a $39 million Gulfstream G450 or better — and put her up in presidential suites. Her standard agreement requires her presence for only 90 minutes, and 50 photos with 100 attendees — no more.

Hillary has defended her enormous speaking fees by saying she and Bill were “not only dead broke, but in debt” when they left the White House.

In 1999, Bill and Hillary bought their house in Chappaqua for $1.7 million, and in 2000 purchased a seven-bedroom in Washington, DC, for $2.85 million. Hillary’s Senate financial disclosure form that year listed their assets at $1.8 million.

In Clintonian fashion, Hillary backed off the “dead broke” statement — sort of. “I regret it. It was inartful,” she said. “But it was accurate.”

The Other Women

One of the great lessons of 2008, say Hillary’s aides, is that she has learned to run toward history, not from it: Instead of downplaying her gender, she’ll amplify it, running not just as the potential first female president but as a proud feminist.

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If so, she may create a new problem for herself: How to explain her decades-long defense of her womanizing husband — a philanderer at best, a predator at worst? In 2014, the papers of Hillary’s late friend Diane Blair were made public; in them, Blair wrote that Hillary dismissed Monica Lewinksy, then a 22-year-old White House intern, as a “narcissistic loony-toon” and insisted that Bill had not abused his power.

As for Bill’s other women — including Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey, who alleged sexual harassment, and Juanita Broad­drick, who accused him of rape — the Clintons often embarked on a “nuts and sluts” campaign, denigrating the accusers.

According to Carl Bernstein’s “A Woman in Charge,” Hillary called Bill’s longtime mistress Gennifer Flowers “trailer trash”; she also encouraged his team to get signed statements from all of Bill’s other women, swearing they’d never had sex with him.

Willey later said that Hillary spearheaded a “terror campaign” against her. “She is the war on women, as far as I’m concerned,” Willey said.

The Secret E-Mails

In March, we learned that during her four-year stint as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton conducted all business — political, public, and private — solely through her personal e-mail account, on a server in her house.When asked why she didn’t use two e-mails, one for official business and one for personal use, Hillary said: “I thought it would be easier to just carry one device for my work and for my personal e-mails instead of two.”

Then an e-mail surfaced that was sent from her iPad, undermining that excuse.

In a press conference to address the controversy, Clinton answered questions with all-too-familiar arrogance, contempt and incredulity that her word should be questioned.

“She came off as defensive and artificially put-off,” one Democratic strategist told New York magazine.

“I’m a huge Hillary Clinton fan,” said another. “But after that press conference, I do have major concerns about her ability as a campaigner and to get elected.”

 

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Verifying Iran Nuclear Deal Not Possible


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper, Patriot, and Infidel.

 

Since the U.S. abrogated the authority of inspections to the U.N. the treaty will not be worth the paper it is written on.

Once again Obama attempts to pull a fast one on Americans and our lack luster members of congress, on both sides of the aisle.

 

un-obama_shillary_gun-grab-plan-550x344No different from Hillary’s bogus support of the U.N. Gun Ban Treaty each have little use for the U.S. Constitution.

Article II, Section II, Clause II of the U.S. Constitution set the law for entering into a treaty with a foreign entity.

That would go as a never mind for Obama who has attempted to destroy the U.S. Constitution at every opportunity possible.

It would require 2/3 majority of both houses of congress to vote aye, and that just isn’t going to happen.Obama-constitution-burning-1

Past Iranian cheating to be codified by future accord, it’s in the Muslim genome  and commanded by the Qur’an to lie.

 

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April 6, 2015

Despite promises by President Obama that Iranian cheating on a new treaty will be detected, verifying Tehran’s compliance with a future nuclear accord will be very difficult if not impossible, arms experts say.

“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will not be effectively verifiable,” said Paula DeSutter, assistant secretary of state for verification, compliance, and implementation from 2002 to 2009.

Obama said Saturday that the framework nuclear deal reached in Switzerland would provide “unprecedented verification.”

International inspectors “will have unprecedented access to Iran’s nuclear program because Iran will face more inspections than any other country in the world,” he said in a Saturday radio address.

“If Iran cheats, the world will know it,” Obama said. “If we see something suspicious, we will inspect it. So this deal is not based on trust, it’s based on unprecedented verification.”

But arms control experts challenged the administration’s assertions that a final deal to be hammered out in detail between now and June can be verified, based on Iran’s past cheating and the failure of similar arms verification procedures.

A White House fact sheet on the outline of the future agreement states that the new accord will not require Iran to dismantle centrifuges, or to remove stockpiled nuclear material from the country or convert such material into less dangerous fuel rods.

The agreement also would permit continued nuclear research at facilities built in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which Iran signed in 1970 but has violated repeatedly since at least the early 2000s.

The centerpiece for verifying Iranian compliance will be a document called the Additional Protocol of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), according to the White House.

However, the State Department’s most recent report on arms compliance, made public in July, states that Iran signed an IAEA Additional Protocol in 2003 but “implemented it provisionally and selectively from 2003 to 2006,” when Tehran stopped complying altogether.

“The framework claims that Iran will once again execute an Additional Protocol with IAEA,” said William R. Harris, an international lawyer who formerly took part in drafting and verifying U.S. arms control agreements. “This might yield unprecedented verification opportunities, but can the international community count on faithful implementation?”

Harris also said Iran could cheat by shipping secretly built nuclear arms to North Korea, based on published reports indicating Iran co-financed North Korea’s nuclear tests, and that Iranian ballistic missile test signals reportedly showed “earmarks” of North Korean guidance systems.

“So what would prevent storage of Iranian nuclear weapons at underground North Korean sites?” he asked. “If there is to be full-scope inspection in Iran, the incentives for extraterritorial R&D and storage increase.”

U.S. intelligence agencies, which will be called on to verify the agreement, also have a spotty record for estimating foreign arms programs. After erroneously claiming Iraq had large stocks of weapons of mass destruction, the intelligence community produced a 2007 National Intelligence Estimate that falsely concluded that Iran halted work on nuclear weapons in 2003.

The IAEA, in a restricted 2011 report, contradicted the estimate by stating that Iran continued nuclear arms work past 2003, including work on computer modeling used in building nuclear warheads.

White House officials who briefed reporters last week on the new framework agreement said the key to verification of the future pact will be the new IAEA protocol. The protocol will provide greater access and information on the Iranian nuclear program, including its hidden and secret sites, they said.

The nuclear facilities at Fordow, an underground facility where centrifuges will be removed, and Natanz, another major centrifuge facility, were both built in violation of the NPT and will not be dismantled.

Additionally, the nuclear facility at Parchin, where Iran is believed to have carried out most of its nuclear weapons work, is not mentioned in any of the fact sheets by name.

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Pattern emerges in Clinton document flap


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalism, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

The Clinton’s have always thought of themselves as above the law.

Laws are made for the “Cake eaters,” among us.

ded4a770d081a7a7ad072fb6a8fe1b3aHillary Clinton caught in a web of deception regarding official documents. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

It’s this exact mindset that will lead to Hillary’s inability to carry the Democrat flag for president in 2016.

Once the press turns on her scandals of the past and all of her gates, she will not be able to articulate a positive agenda for the country, as if the Democrats ever had one that didn’t fail.

At the absolute minimum Hillary Clinton is guilty of Obstructing Justice as she knowingly destroyed information that would have been used against her.

The Examiner

Anthony Martin

March 30, 2015

The unusual circumstances surrounding Hillary Clinton‘s private Internet server and the disappearance of thousands of official emails and documents only serve to point to a pattern of behavior that precludes any possibility of trust. The Clinton’s have been down this road before under highly unusual circumstances.

In the current document flap, Clinton was asked by U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy — who chairs the House Committee that is investigating Clinton — to provide tens of thousands of emails from her personal server.

Clinton used the server to conduct official government business, bypassing the official government server at the State Department. Officials are required by federal law to turn over to the U.S. government all official documents and emails. Clinton admitted to having such documents on her private server while Secretary of State but claimed she had turned them all in when she left office.

It turns out that Hillary had not turned over all of the pertinent emails, leading Gowdy to request that the rest of the emails be provided to his committee as part of the investigation.

Some time later Clinton informed Gowdy that she had scrubbed the server free of all documents, emails and all. Gowdy responded by noting that such actions could be felonies. It is a major mistake for anyone in government to underestimate Gowdy.

Not only did he begin his law career as a Department of Justice attorney, but he later became a longtime state’s attorney in his district in South Carolina, to which he was repeatedly reelected. Gowdy gained a reputation of being a no-nonsense prosecutor who tenaciously went after criminals with little or no trepidation.

Perhaps it will turn out that the biggest mistake Hillary makes with regard to the investigation into her Benghazi fiasco is attempting to take on Gowdy. Time will tell. But one thing Gowdy has on his side going forward is the fact that the Clintons have been down this road before, culminating in missing official documents and charges leveled against a top aide.

In 2005, for example, longtime Clinton associate and National Security Adviser Sandy Berger was charged with taking Clinton administration documents out of the National Archives.

But these were not merely official documents. They were top classified documents that by law were to stay housed at the National Archives.

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Big Media Blacks Out the Clinton Foundation Foreign-Money Story Even Though It’s A Crime


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

 

Seriously, if foreign countries and entities want Hillary Clinton to be the next U.S. President shouldn’t that be the final nail in the coffin of the chronic liar and serial perjurer?  Hillary is bringing an entire new meaning to the phrase, “Know your Enemies.”

It makes perfect sense when one considers the knowledge level of those voting in United States Elections.

 

 

Trie-Chung-HuangRemember,  Johnny Chung: contributor and colleague; many visits to Clinton White House and Oval Office with mainland Chinese associates; several illegal campaign contributions, money laundering, tax fraud, and bank fraud guilty pleas (“Democrat Fund-Raiser Pleads Guilty” March 17, 1998).

Chung, has told federal investigators that the chief of China’s military intelligence funneled $300,000 through him to back President Clinton’s 1996 campaign

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Among the many, many reasons why Americans hate and distrust the mainstream media, we’ve got the amazing spectacle of a major story directly impacting a likely presidential candidate — Hillary Clinton — completely blacked out in favor of obsessive coverage for llamas on the loose.

To mix animal metaphors, many liberal-media critics smell a rat every time the airwaves are filled with obsession over a frivolous story.  NewsBusters clocked six minutes on the story of llamas running loose in Arizona, but only 32 seconds of coverage on one of the major networks (CBS) for the incredible tale of Hillary Clinton’s foundation raking in foreign and corporate cash both during and after her tenure as Secretary of State.

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This is the same media that squeezed a solid week of shrieking, hysterical news coverage out of Rudy Giuliani, who isn’t even running for anything, expressing doubts about the depth of Barack Obama’s love for America.  Even the casual news consumer realized the intensity of this coverage had little to do with its news-worthiness.  

It was, in part, a cynical attempt to use Giuliani’s remarks as a hydraulic piston to hammer the Republicans who probably are running for president, beginning with — but by no means limited to — Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, but mostly it was a sustained wail of anguish and outrage from media elites, who identify so strongly with their beloved Barack Obama that they took Giuliani’s s remarks as a personal slight against them.

There’s no question about the depth of Hillary Clinton’s love for money.  As the Clinton Foundation story gets deeper, it’s increasingly difficult for the mainstream press to justify ignoring it.  They’ll be even more reluctant to ask her about it, the way hordes of them followed Walker around and interrogated him about what he thinks Barack Obama is thinking.  Hillary Clinton doesn’t get asked about anything.

The media allows her to remain invisible for as long as she likes, and since her public appearances tend to become gaffe avalanches, she stays invisible quite a bit.  It would be a certain sign that the media favoritism her nascent candidacy depends on was evaporating if they actually asked her about the Clinton Foundation stories.

The story we’ve been hearing so little about from the press came in two stages.  First, the Wall Street Journal dished on the Clinton Foundation quietly dropping its “self-imposed ban on collecting funds from foreign governments” and collecting a rapidly increasing amount of foreign money.  Second, the Washington Post discovered that “self-imposed ban” wasn’t exactly imposed with rigorous discipline to begin with:

The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation officials disclosed Wednesday.

Most of the contributions were possible because of exceptions written into the foundation’s 2008 agreement, which included limits on foreign-government donations.

The agreement, reached before Clinton’s nomination amid concerns that countries could use foundation donations to gain favor with a Clinton-led State Department, allowed governments that had previously donated money to continue making contributions at similar levels.

The new disclosures, provided in response to questions from The Washington Post, make clear that the 2008 agreement did not prohibit foreign countries with interests before the U.S. government from giving money to the charity closely linked to the secretary of state.

In one instance, foundation officials acknowledged they should have sought approval in 2010 from the State Department ethics office, as required by the agreement for new government donors, before accepting a $500,000 donation from the Algerian government.

The money was given to assist with earthquake relief in Haiti, the foundation said. At the time, Algeria, which has sought a closer relationship with Washington, was spending heavily to lobby the State Department on human rights issues.

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