The Clinton Kleptocracy

Kleptocracy. n.   (from Greek- kleptes, “thief” and kratos, “power” or “rule”, hence “rule by thieves”), “a term applied to a government as seen as having a particularly severe and systematic problem with officials or a ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats) taking advantage of the system to extend their personal wealth and personal power.”

The drip-by-drip revelations of the hacked emails of the inner circle of Hillary Clinton by WikiLeaks, which expressed “concern” of Mrs. Clinton’s non-authorized, non-secure, home-based private server and the entanglements created by the interplay of the Secretary’s official role as U.S. foreign minister (and presumed Obama successor) with the Clinton Foundation, have valididated all “concerns” raised by Republicans, certain media commentators and attentive American citizens about how the Clintons amassed over $111 million dollars since leaving the White House “dead broke” in 2001.

Emails dating back to 2011 from the hacked email account of Hillary campaign chairman John Podesta to others in the Hillary palace guard, reveal a constant pattern of “uncomfortable disquiet” about the overlap between the Clinton Foundation and the public and private sector careers of both Hillary and Bill Clinton.    The anxiety centered around the nexus of Clinton Foundation fundraising, which so centered on paid speeches and requests for access to former president Bill Clinton from (many unsavory) foreign governments, businesses and entrepreneurs, that the entire apparatus was dubbed “Bill Clinton Inc.”.       And of course, these operations all occurred during the time that wife Hillary Rodham Clinton, served as U.S. Secretary of State.

A memo in an email by Doug Band, Bill Clinton’s former top aide and president of consulting company Teneo; which served as the middleman between Foundation donors and the Clinton family, serves as a Rosetta Stone to decipher the full extent of the personal enrichment that has accrued to the Clintons as the result of their service to the country.   Band detailed how he set up for-profit deals for Bill Clinton both for money and “as appropriate, in-kind services for the President and his family – for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like.”   Most shockingly, the 2011 memo further detailed that “President Clinton’s business dealings have yielded more $30 million for him personally with $66 million to be paid out over the next nine years, should he chose to continue with the current engagements.”    This for a “charity” of which only 9% of the funds received go to people in need; the remainder being allocated for “expenses.”

During the time of HRC’s tenure as the Secretary, were those foreign donors contributing to the Clinton Foundation doing so purely to do good works, or was the money paid for access to Madame Secretary’s ear?   Apparently, the King of Morocco thought the availability to whisper into Hillary’s aural canal was the goal and was worth $12 million.  Other donors paid for more direct results: Russian oligarchs cornering the U.S. uranium market; Algeria paying its way off the state-sponsored terrorism list and Irish telecom billionaire Denis O’Connor landing a no-bid, U.S. taxpayer-funded monopoly to repair and then run the entire telecommunications apparatus of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.   It is interesting to note that O’Connor had previously facilitated Bill Clinton obtaining three different speaking engagements in his native Ireland, at $200,000 a piece!

Other emails divulged by WikiLeaks of Friends-of-Bill Foundation donors receiving no-bid contracts to aid Haiti, include a Warren Buffet entity that built all-but-useless “hurricane shelters” which reeked of formaldehyde, with mold and insulation coming out of the walls and Claudio Orsorio, the head of a firm called InnoVida, which received a $10 million federal loan guarantee on an unprecedented two-week fast track basis, for the ostensible purpose of building houses in Haiti.   No houses were ever built and InnoVida defaulted on its loan, as Orsorio diverted the money to pay for a Miami Beach mansion, a Maserati and a Colorado ski chalet.   On the board of directors of InnoVida sat longtime Clinton ally General Wesley Clark.

Other Haiti boondoggles included donors receiving funds to construct roads leading to nowhere and building a posh hotel in Port-au-Prince, while the capital remains devastated.   And then there was the Kingdom of Qatar, a major bankroller of ISIS, which, after a hefty donation, received clearance from Hillary for a controversial sale of jet fighters and then sought “guidance” on “advice” into investing into the Haitian relief effort.  What followed was a “birthday gift” to Bill Clinton from the Kingdom – $1 million dollars in cash!

A review of the hacked WikiLeaks emails seems to  indicate that Hillary’s aides, as opposed to the Clintons, were the adults in the room.   In a September, 2015 email, John Podesta lamented that “we’ve taken a lot of water that won’t be easy to pump out of the boat.”   “Most of that has to do with terrible decisions made pre-campaign, but a lot has to do with her instincts.”   And close Clinton aide Neera Tanden wrote that Hillary was “f*****g insane to use a private email system.”

And new revelations roll in day-by-day as Election Day nears!   And by the way, where are Hillary’s own emails….?

When the Grifters from Arkansas first burst onto the national scene in the 1980s, who could have predicted that Bill and Hillary Clinton would engineer the most lucrative political graft apparatus in the history of American politics, perhaps in the same league as Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos and potentates past?   The fact that the Clintons put the Lincoln Bedroom for sale to the highest bidder in the 1990s was symptomatic of a greedy yearning.    What would the Clinton Kleptocracy put up for sale if Hillary was elected?   And what chits would be called in by foreign interests?    No wonder Hillary and her cronies spent so much effort and ingenuity in attempting to annhilate all traces of her “personal” emails!   Did they get all of them?

At the same time that the WikiLeaks revelations dropped, the increase in Obamacare premiums were announced, surprisingly as scheduled. Obamacare is on life support and the prognosis is critical!    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the prime architect of Obamacare and now the de facto Dr. Strangelove of the American health care system, claims the Obamacare scheme is “working as designed.” While it’s been reported that premiums are to rise “25%” in 2017, that figure is only an average.    The following states will see premium rate increases in excess of 30%, in the coming year:

Arizona – 116%

Oklahoma – 69%

Tennessee – 63%

Minnesota – 59%

Alabama – 58%

Pennsylvania – 55%

Illinois – 44%

Montana – 44%

Kansas – 42%

North Carolina – 40%

South Dakota – 39%

West Virginia – 37%

Hawaii – 35%

Note that Pennsylvania and North Carolina are battleground states and Arizona and Minnesota might be.   Would the good citizens of these states, and the others, as they enter the polls contemplating how they are going to pay for these vast increases in premiums, forgive the Democrats for wrecking their health coverage by thinking “well, I would have voted for Trump, except for the fact that he thinks he can grope women at will?”

It has been a rough last couple of weeks for the Clinton Kleptocracy.    The polls are tightening, perhaps aided by Donald Trump’s new slogan “drain the swamp.”   So apropos!    Is this tightening a natural phenonenom in the last couple of weeks of a hard fought campaign, or are we seeing a 1980-like stretch run of Reagan overcoming Carter at the wire?

The drip, drip, drip of WikiLeaks continues like a Chinese water torture, the Obamacare premium increases weigh on the collective mind of the electorate, and suddenly, riding into town with 650,000 emails in his saddlebag, is Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner!!!

-The Chicago Patriot



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