Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich by Peter Schweizer

Find in catalogI strongly recommend this for anyone planning on voting in the presidential election next year. This is investigative reporting that isn’t necessarily going to be found in short newspaper or magazine articles. The author has included 45-plus pages of bibliographic citations to back up his study of how the Clintons have made dozens of millions of dollars in Bill’s speechmaking fees ($500,000 for a one-hour speech in India) in addition to many many more donations to the Clinton Foundation. The problem is that many of the payments have been followed by or preceded by support by either or both Clintons for the same foreign entity that made the payment and/or donation. At times the Clintons even seemed to change their opinions and their support. The issues at stake are huge (for instance, India’s the only country not held to the normally strict rule of signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty before being given more nuclear resources). Another example is noted in the book jacket: “How Bill received $2 million for speeches from the largest shareholder in the Keystone Pipeline project, even as Hillary played a role in approving it.” Many of the foreign principals have been accused of human rights violations, corruption, and other serious issues. There is a lot of info here, albeit more questions than answers, due to the intricacies of the issues under discussion. I’d recommend chapters 4,5,6, and 8 as the most astounding and interesting to me.

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