The days are long gone when I admired Hillary Clinton and followed the rising star of her career with interest. The tarnish which has gathered around this woman and her ridiculously slick husband has only become darker and more greasy as the years have passed. As far as I am concerned, any remote credibility she might have had as a possible presidential candidate was already lost when it was revealed that she chose to have her own private email server installed in her home while she was still an acting Secretary of State in the employ of the American people. An action like that fairly wreaks that Hillary had email correspondence going on with certain parties that she intended NO ONE would ever see.
Leaving her to act as the ‘official deleter’ of what she deemed was her private email, as opposed to emails which fell under the category of official state business made about as much sense as putting the fox in charge of counting and organizing the hens in the henhouse. OF COURSE Hillary was going to scrub her own home based servers clean of any and all incriminating email exchanges which might reveal unscrupulous activities carried on while she was acting Secretary of State. That goes with the territory of being Hillary Clinton. That it was allowed at all is more than worrisome, it’s preposterous. That allowance now opens the door for new and unimagined email shenanigans by future incumbent government officials which will most likely have Hillary to thank for paving the way for the new “anything goes” era of how government employees are allowed to handle their email. Ugly ‘cans of worms’ that we can’t imagine yet will spill into future news broadcasts as more government officials decide that, they too, will just run a private email server out of their home to take precautionary actions to hide their email life from the prying eyes of peers, other cabinet members, and the press. We can be guaranteed the issue will come up again and again in the future, all thanks to Hillary Clinton’s hubris when she was acting Secretary of State.
But it turns out that peek-a-boo email hide and seek has not been the worst of it. Now comes much more stunning and damning revelations and they appear to be more than hearsay. The New York Times is not exactly a bastion of conservative journalism, so when this story broke, it fairly exploded. Ms. Clinton cannot explain this report away as part of the “vast right wing conspiracy.”
The tell-all book ‘Clinton Cash’ is not out yet, but the allegations in it are gravely serious. If it turns out that the Clintons did indeed accept massive financial gifts in the way of huge speaker fees and lavish donations to their charities in exchange for clearing the way for Russians to buy one of Canada’s top Uranium producing companies, then we have a scandal breaking which is large enough to completely run her ‘Scoobie van’ right off the road and into the ditch of a DERAILED presidential candidacy.
“…. the episode underscores the special ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation’s donors.”
It would also appear that about a year ago while Hillary Clinton was comparing Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler [ RE the Ukraine issue ] in public, her family’s private foundations were accepting lavish donations from their relations with Russia in private. Is it just me, or is something really just VERY WRONG about that?
Cited: “At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.
Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.” See http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/22/nyt-clintons-failed-to-disclose-2-35m-donation-from-russian-owned-uranium-corp/
There is the distinct possibility that the DNC will choose to look elsewhere for a democratic candidate if they deem Hillary’s darkening tarnish to be so severe that it can’t be scrubbed off in time to allow her to remain credible as a DNC choice to run in 2016.
Karma has come calling for Ms. Clinton. She has some quite urgent explaining to do, but I doubt that she can actually merely explain her way out of this one. It becomes an issue of fundamental core character as a leader, not to mention basic trustworthiness. I happen to think that assisting the sale of a strategically important uranium company to Russia is not only un-American, but based on what we know about Vladimir Putin, it borders on the criminal. At the very least it places US national security interests in dire jeopardy. I believe the days when Hillary Clinton was a viable presidential candidate ended before Obama took office.
Remember: we all get exactly the kind presidency that we vote for. After 8 long miserable years of Barack Obama, who was a complete potluck candidate with no real visible record of any kind of government service, aren’t we all smart enough to know better than to vote for a woman whose KNOWN record of public service is so checkered with dark spots that she looks like a walking leopard skin jacket? This is a moment when America is getting a very large dose of FAIR WARNING. You get what you pay for. Think long and hard before you endorse this woman to run in 2016. We all deserve better than this:
“Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.”