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Clintons So ‘Broke’ They Had To Steal WH Furniture

Some more sordid details about the Clinton’s sordid wealth circa 2001, via William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection:

2001 was Hillary’s Year of Great Fortune, not of being “dead broke”

By William A. Jacobson | June 9, 2014

It was not a “Hard Choice” for Hillary simply to have told the truth about the vast fortune she and Bill accumulated immediately upon leaving office…

The problem is not that the Clintons made a fortune. This is America, after all. People are entitled to make a fortune so long as they do so lawfully, and we’ve not yet reached the point where the law dictates when people have made enough. The problem is that Hillary is not being straight with the public…

In mid-December 2000, a month before Bill left office, Hillary signed a book deal with a near record $8 million advance..

In 2001, Bill made $9.1 million in speaking fees, Hillary received $2,8 million of her book advance, and they had at least several million in the bank and investments. [NYT:] Mrs. Clinton Reports That Her Husband Made $9.2 Million From Speeches Last Year…

By far the biggest asset reported in Mrs. Clinton’s filing today was accounts at Citibank that contained $5 million to $25 million and generated $100,000 to $1 million in interest income. The family’s second-largest asset was a blind trust that contained $1 million to $5 million but lost an undisclosed amount last year.

In August 2001, Bill signed a $10 million record book deal, [CBS] Clinton Signs Record Book Deal…

That figure could be just the tip of the iceberg. The Washington Post reports the former president has received dozens of inquiries from international publishers who hope to buy foreign rights to the book.

On top of all this was the tawdry spectacle of the Clintons receiving questionable gifts in preparation for their departure from the White House [BBC]:

Less than a week after leaving the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton are facing criticism for accepting gifts worth $190,000 for their New York State home.

There have been allegations of favouritism, as one of the donors is the former wife of fugitive financier Marc Rich, who was pardoned by Mr Clinton on his last day in office.

Won’t it be fun reliving all of the many Clinton scandals one more time?

And the even more tawdry spectacle of the Clintons having purloined White House furnishings, as this February 6, 2001 NY Times report recounts:

Former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton received authorization to take certain household furnishings to their new homes as gifts but will return any items that are found to be White House property, a spokesman said today…

The disclosure, reported in today’s Washington Post, came three days after the Clintons said they would pay $86,000 to cover the value of gifts they received last year in an effort to avoid the appearance of impropriety. The couple had originally sought to leave with $190,000 in gifts…

The removal of White House furnishings started a year before Bill left office, The L.A. Times reported on February 10, 2001:

President Clinton and his wife started shipping White House furniture to the Clintons’ newly purchased home in New York more than a year ago, despite questions at the time by the White House chief usher about whether they were entitled to remove the items.

The day before the items were shipped out, chief usher Gary Walters said he questioned whether the Clintons should be taking the furnishings because he believed they were government property donated as part of a White House redecoration project in 1993, during Clinton’s first year in office.

And I haven’t even mentioned the pension and other support payments ex-Presidents receive.

For Hillary Clinton to present herself and Bill as “dead broke” in 2001 just is not true. In fact, it’s false…

Dishonesty? From a Clinton?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Clintons So ‘Broke’ They Had To Steal WH Furniture”

  1. JPTravis says:

    And that Marc Rich pardon, bought with those gifts for the Clintons’ new house? Let’s not forget who engineered that pardon legally, operating outside normal Justice Department guidelines for presidential pardons: that would be our current Attorney General, Eric Holder. That’s how you earn advancement in the Democrat Party’s hierarchy: skullduggery in the service of liberalism.

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