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Clinton May Divulge Some Donor Names

From a hopeful Associated Press:

Former President Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton watch the crowd and procession of VIPs during the formal dedication of the Clinton Presidential Center, November 19, 2004.


November 19, 2008

CHICAGO — Former President Bill Clinton has offered several concessions to help Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, his wife, become secretary of state, people familiar with President-elect Barack Obama’s transition vetting process said Wednesday.

Clinton has agreed to release the names of several major donors to his charitable foundation and will submit future foundation activities and paid speeches to a strict ethics review, said Democrats knowledgeable about the discussions.

They also said that Clinton would step away from day-to-day responsibility for his foundation while his wife serves and would alert the State Department to his speaking schedule and any new sources of income. The Democrats spoke only on grounds of anonymity because of the private nature of the Cabinet-selection process…

Bill Clinton had indicated earlier that he would be willing to significantly increase the transparency of those activities if it would boost the former first lady’s chances of getting the job.

A team of attorneys is representing the Clintons in negotiations with Obama officials, in talks which have taken place this week at a law firm in Washington…

Aides familiar with the negotiations said the vetting has gone smoothly and both Clintons had been fully cooperative with the process…

Others closer to the Obama camp have criticized Clinton’s credentials for the job.

Greg Craig, a law school classmate of both Clintons who led Bill Clinton’s defense team during his impeachment, wrote a blistering memo during the primary campaign attacking Hillary Clinton’s claim to have brokered foreign policy deals during her husband’s presidency

“There is no reason to believe … that she was a key player in foreign policy at any time during the Clinton administration,” Craig, an early Obama supporter likely to be White House counsel, wrote in March.

She did not sit in on National Security Council meetings. She did not have a security clearance. She did not attend meetings in the Situation Room,” Craig added. “She did not manage any part of the national security bureaucracy, nor did she have her own national security staff. She did not do any heavy lifting with foreign governments, whether they were friendly or not.”

Gosh, Mr. Clinton may tell the Obama people some of the names of his major donors? What a sacrifice!

So it would seem that power is even more important to the Clintons than money. (Of course Hillary as SOS would also be good for business down the road.)

Never mind that Mrs. Hillary is completely unqualified for the position.

By the way, it is funny to see the AP quoting the newly appointed Obama insider, Greg Craig, about Ms. Rodham.

It sounds like Obama (and his media) really don’t want Hillary to take the job.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Clinton May Divulge Some Donor Names”

  1. Colonel1961 says:

    No security clearance – I assume that means as First Lady? I also assume she has one now? Might be helpful to know the real truth about a few important things…

  2. Diane says:

    So it would seem that power is even more important to the Clintons than money.

    Either that or Bill got tired of dodging lamps.

  3. Trialdog says:

    “strict ethics review”….stop!!! You’re cracking me up.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    The word ETHICS and the Clinton name go together like vinegar and oil mix!! Why is it that if you have any dealings with a Clinton you have to deal with a team of Clinton attorneys? As for Frau Hildas’ credentials……other than the sniper incident in Bosnia and her being rejected for service by the U.S.MARINE CORPS because of her eye sight(both of which are BS) she has none!! Anyway….aren’t there enough of the old Clinton administration criminals in the “YES WE CAN” clan already? Hmmm?

  5. take_no_prisoners says:

    “…aren’t there enough of the old Clinton administration criminals in the “YES WE CAN” clan already?”
    Birds of a feather, flock together! These people were able to help Bubba get away with murder…Obama can spot talent!

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    If they are looking for a donors name, I wonder if Vince Foster could donate some blonde hair found at the scene of his murder / suicide. I am sure he would like a vetting of the truth as to what REALLY happened to him!!

  7. jcheney says:

    Let’s see the list of donors. Make them public. Ha! Won’t happen. Anyway, who says the list will be honest anyway.

  8. 1laidbackRN says:

    I have a feeling that Obama could care less about the conflict of interest. I believe his real interest is in who was fueling the “Clinton Machine”.

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