With the release of a graphic novel and the film based upon his newest book, Clinton Cash, writer Peter Schweizer has come to certain conclusions, after spending countless hours in research and before publishing his current bestseller, which has been stirring the political pot.
“It really is a topic that goes to the heart and soul of why people are so frustrated and angry at Washington, which is this perception that politicians go in with relatively modest means and they come out fabulously wealthy,” the author is quoted by Elizabeth Harrington last May in her story for the Free Beacon.
“And the Clinton’s have done that, there’s no logical explanation other than that they have monetized public service in a massive way.”
Schweizer’s thoughts on the problem of money and politics comes a bit more clearly into view with other media interviews he has done. During an interview the author did with C-Span, more details emerged from Schweizer. Asked by the host if money follows political figures who perhaps have a “certain set of beliefs,” Schweizer replied “[s]ometimes it does.”
“You can find instances where a politician that [is aligned] with a particular cause, or policy view, is getting large sums of money from a certain industry, but people would be surprised if you look at a lot of major U.S. corporations, they tend to give to people right down the middle politically,” replied Schweizer. “So you will fine that the oil and gas industry, for example, they will give to democrats who perhaps are not predisposed to support their position.”
“The money often times acts as a means of access or a gateway, and [I] had examples that I cite in the book,” Schweizer continues to explain the issue. For example, the writer said then, recalling a meeting with a Shell executive and a member of Congress wherein there was much “lambasting” of the industry executive by elected officials for the “high gasoline prices.”
Schweizer recalled that right after the meeting, “… that very same elected official asked this executive if they might consider organizing a fundraiser for them.”
The Clinton Cash author continued by saying “[i]f you’re an executive and you just heard this sort of veiled threat that maybe we should try to nationalize you guys and then there’s an attempt to say, could you raise money for me, it’s hard not to see that as some sort of extortive practice.”
Candidate Hillary and DNC Debbie
In recent news headlines, we learned from the Head of the Democratic National Committee will be stepping down at the end of the Democratic Party convention because of the whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks’ email gift to the voting world. But then Clinton hired the DNC Chair, according to the story over at Townhall Online. As is posted on Reddit, however, more has been realized by the very involved r/SandersForPresident citizen researchers.
And as the DNC Convention begins Monday in Philadelphia, there is a new video clip from Reuters, a rough cut with no narration via website Rumble, in which Senator Bernie Sanders is asking his supporters to shift their allegiance from him over to rival Hillary Clinton and her new Vice Presidential running mate, Tim Kaine.
The crowd cheers when sanders announcing Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is resigning.
One very significant uranium-mining deal, pulled from the Clinton Cash book and mentioned over at the New Yorker by writer Amy Davidson, seems to illustrate why Schweizer is so determined to get his information out to the voting public before November.
“‘… [P]eople involved in a series of Canadian uranium-mining deals channeled money to the Clinton Foundation while the firm at the deal’s center had business before the State Department,’ according to her report on the matter. ‘And, in one case, a Russian investment bank connected to the deals paid money to Bill Clinton personally, through a half-million-dollar speaker’s fee.'”
And, while it is all very complicated, those watchful voters on the world wide web are not just shocked into silence. They are engaging with each other.
Currently watching #ClintonCash. I thought we had corruption issues in Ontario, but wow, how is Hillary not in jail. I’m almost sick.
— Andrew Van’t Wout (@AVWout) July 24, 2016
In the New Yorker report, one Clinton campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, was quoted in the story as pushing back against the information Schweizer has published.
“To suggest the State Department, under then-Secretary Clinton, exerted undue influence in the U.S. government’s review of the sale of Uranium One is utterly baseless.”
But Schweizer has laid out quite a bit of information and the Clinton campaign, while calling it a “smear project,” cannot ignore the fact that it all looks so very shady when a big deal goes through and there are foreign ties and special interests and the Secretary of State’s name is attached.
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