Roger Stone is a political operative, consultant, speaker, and author. He was featured in the Netflix documentary “Get me Roger Stone”. A veteran of 10 national presidential campaigns, he served as a senior campaign aide to four Republican presidents, including Nixon, Reagan and Donald J. Trump, and served as Chairman of Donald Trump’s Presidential Exploratory Committee in 2000 and Strategic Consultant in 2012.
Among his books are the New York Times bestseller “The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ”, the Clinton’s War on Women, The Bush Crime Family, and the Making of the President 2016- How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution.
Mr. Stone’s articles appear in Fox Opinion, Infowars, Breitbart News, StoneZone, the Daily Caller, and the New York Times. Mr. Stone’s websites StoneColdTruth.com and StoneZone.com, offers insights on current political topics. Mr. Stone appears on InfoWars.com, where he hosts an hour-long show five days a week.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLINTON’S FINANCIAL EMPIRE
By Roger Stone
… The Clinton’s have always pushed legal and ethical boundaries when it came to campaign donations.
One only has to look back to the Clinton’s many scandals starting with what was called “Whitewater” back when Mr. Clinton was Attorney General and Governor of Arkansas to current times. But here are two from the last decade.
In the summer of 2007, Hillary was forced to return almost $900,000 from fundraisers Norman Hsu, Johnny Chung, and Charlie Tree after all three were convicted of illegal campaign fundraising.
In Federal Grand Jury proceedings, Johnny Chung testified that “the White House was like a subway turnstile, you put the money in, and you get in.”
In 1997, a story appeared both in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, that “hundreds of thousands of dollars flowed into the Clinton Campaign from Chinese dishwashers who donated $1,000.00 each.”
The only problem was that when the Los Angeles Times investigated these dishwashers, it became apparent that most of them either didn’t exist, or that they had no idea they had donated to the Clinton’s. The fundraising illegalities were so extensive that according to U.S. News and World Report senior writer Michael Barone “120 people either fled the country in order to avoid being interrogated by investigators, plead the fifth amendment, or otherwise avoided questions.” “Fourteen guilty pleas came out of that.” “What this shows is that at the very least the Clinton campaign is guilty of not using due diligence in vetting out suspicious donations.”
Another case shows that Hillary Clinton was directly involved in what the New York Times has called “the biggest campaign finance fraud in the history of the United States.” The story, as reported in the Times as well as on CNN, goes as follows. Peter F Paul, a Miami lawyer who had been convicted of cocaine possession and fraud, trying to swindle the Cuban government out of $8.7 million, served a three year sentence and then moved to Hollywood to make a fresh start for himself as a Hollywood producer and promoter. In February of 2000, Paul met with Hollywood charity fundraiser Aaron Tonken who happened to be one of the Clinton’s top money contacts in Hollywood. Tonkin admittedly was obsessed with celebrities.
In meetings with Hillary Clinton, Tonkin offered a deal. In exchange for donations to Hillary’s 2000 Senate campaign, Hillary would give Paul access to President Bill Clinton for business opportunities once Clinton left the White House. In taped telephone recordings at a Federal prison, where Paul was serving a sentence for fundraising scams, he says this, “it was a growing relationship (Hillary’s and his) I didn’t know where it ultimately would lead, but I suppose not to a good place because all the people that I met around them (the Clintons), that I dealt with in different events, have all gone to prison.”
The crowning event in their relationship was to hold a major fundraising party with hundreds of Hollywood celebrities. In June of 2000, Paul agreed to finance what would be the largest and most lavish political fundraiser ever staged in Hollywood. It was called The Hollywood Gala Salute to President William Jefferson Clinton. In tape recorded conversations between Hillary and Paul, they discuss the event. This is evidence of two criminal offenses committed by Hillary Clinton, in which she clearly violates Federal election statutes. Although the event cost $1.1 million, her campaign entered the cost at $400,000.
According to the New York Times, the $700,000 difference was used to secretly fund Hillary’s Senate campaign. In the end, Hillary was fined $35,000. and Paul was charged with Federal campaign donations fraud. Hillary paid the fine and continued to accept campaign donation money from Paul even though their crime had been exposed. Amazingly, the media seemed to give her a pass. Paul has vowed to spend the rest of his life trying to expose what he characterizes as “Hillary’s chronic pattern of corruption.”
In the latest example of questionable fundraising tactics, Hillary Clinton tried to sidestep the laws governing foreign donations by using the Clinton Global Initiative (foundation) as a back door, allowing foreign donors to contribute. The Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Foundation, founded in 2001, has raised a sum, according to the Washington Post, approaching $2 billion. Analysis of its funds show that 40% of its contributions have come from foreign sources.
The Clinton Global Initiative was created as a spinoff of the Clinton Foundation to avoid a conflict of interest during the four years she held position of Secretary of State. As soon as she stepped down from that position, the Clinton Global Initiative was reincorporated back into the Clinton Foundation.
Reince Priebus, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee said, as reported by the Washington Post, “Unless Hillary Clinton immediately reinstates the ban on foreign countries giving to her foundation and returns millions of dollars these governments have already donated, she’s setting an incredibly dangerous precedent.”
When the Wall Street Journal revealed that the “Clinton Foundation had dropped its prohibition on donations from foreign governments, many thought it was an especially sleazy move, even for the Clinton’s.” As Bloomberg editor John Heilman said: “Their obsession with money…has been a hallmark of their careers.”
The Wall Street Journal reported that “the Clinton Foundation has raised at least $48 million from overseas governments.” The Washington Post has reported that Algeria, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Australia, Norway, and the Dominican Republic are some of the foreign governments that have donated to the Foundation. According to an article in The Federalist, posted on March 2, 2015 by Sean Davis, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and Algeria all funneled cash to the Clinton Foundation while each country had business pending before the U.S. government. The Post goes on to report that “In one instance, Foundation officials acknowledged they should have sought approval in 2010 from the State Department ethics office, as required by the agreement for new government donors, before accepting a $500,000 donation from the Algerian government.”
The money was given to assist with earthquake relief in Haiti, the Foundation said. At the time, Algeria, which has sought a closer relationship with Washington, was spending heavily to lobby the State Department on human rights issues. Most of the contributions were possible because of exceptions written into the foundation’s 2008 agreement, which included limits on foreign-government donations.
In a recent development, protesters gathered at the Clinton Foundation to complain of missing money from the Haiti Recovery. Daniel Halper, author of Clinton Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, wrote that “the protesters claimed that the $10 billion meant to help rebuild Haiti did little to help the country after the devastating earthquake. And that much of the money went to non-Haitian companies.” As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton devoted much of her time in 2010 to the Haitian Recovery.
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