Clintons and Campaign Contributions Claim ‘No Shred of Evidence’ in Wrong Doing Just Doesn’t Hold Water
Jun. 22, 2015
Brian Fallon, spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s
presidential campaign, dismissed the New York Times story
about Russia gaining control of a significant portion of
U.S. uranium saying that there is not a “shred of
evidence” that Hillary Clinton approved the deal to reward
donors of the Clinton Foundation.
The questions, however, won’t go away. There is too much coincidence to ignore.
Campaigning for president in 1992, Bill Clinton said, “I do not believe we should extend ‘Most Favored Nation’ status to China unless they make significant progress in human rights, arms proliferation and fair trade.”
In August 1993, in response to China’s transferring missile technology to Pakistan, the United States banned the export of American-made technology and computer systems that would aid in the launching of a rocket or missile.
One month later, Michael Armstrong, CEO of Hughes Electronics wrote to President Clinton reminding him of Hughes’ financial support to Democrats in the previous two years. He argued that the sanctions were damaging his company.
In November, President Clinton approved the sale of an $8 million supercomputer to China and in March 1994 further sanctions on the sale of technology for rocket launches were removed.
There was not a “shred of evidence” that the political contributions had any influence on the president’s decisions.
During the 1990’s the Lippo Group, a $5 billion Indonesia conglomerate founded by the father of Clinton pal James Riady, came under investigation for funneling millions of dollars into Democrat campaigns.
Ten days before Bill Clinton left the presidency a plea agreement was reached in which the Lippo Group paid an $8.6 million fine and James Riady’s visa to travel to the United States was revoked.
In 1996 President Clinton used the Antiquities Act to establish the 1.7 million acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.
According to the New York Times the monument removed a trillion dollar low-sulfur, low ash-hence low polluting coal field from the energy markets. The next largest similar coal deposit is, coincidentally, in Indonesia.
After being kept out of the United States for eight
years, James Riady was granted a visa to visit in early
2009. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had no knowledge
of his getting the visa.