STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Critical Hit to Clinton Campaign as Media Dives Into Corporate Ties
By Daily Bell Staff - May 23, 2016

How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M … Hillary Clinton has amassed a huge fortune through shady speaking engagements given to some of the most powerful corporations in the world. – NY Post

As we’ve followed the coverage of Hillary Clinton, we’ve pointed out the negatives continue to mount for her in the mainstream media.

Over the weekend and late last week that trend hasn’t changed. If anything, it’s gotten worse.

We’re beginning to believe that the damage being done to Hillary is already too severe for her to become president- whether or not she is able to continue from a legal standpoint.

Recent mainstream coverage has focused on Hillary’s legal troubles, her growing unpopularity and, in the case of the New York Post, fees she received for speeches. (See above excerpt.)

At the end of the article, there is a list of prominent financial firms that have paid her significant sums. Seeing the list brings home the obvious: These groups were not just paying to for enlightenment: They were paying for access of some sort, or potential access.

Bill Clinton’s speaking fees went up substantially after Hillary became Secretary of State.

More from the article:

Mandatory financial disclosures released this month show that, in just the two years from April 2013 to March 2015, the former first lady, senator and secretary of state collected $21,667,000 in “speaking fees,” not to mention the cool $5 mil she corralled as an advance for her 2014 flop book, “Hard Choices.”

Throw in the additional $26,630,000 her ex-president husband hoovered up in personal-appearance “honoraria,” and the nation can breathe a collective sigh of relief that the former first couple … can finally make ends meet.  No wonder Donald Trump calls her “crooked Hillary.”

Observers have speculated that the Clinton’s non-profit enterprises were created as a way to funnel cash.

The non-profit has been labeled problematic by at least one watchdog group. Much of the funds of the non-profit seem to go to family and friends. Some 2,000 staffers around the world receive significant salaries and benefits.

While Secretary of State, Hillary signed a deal allowing a Russian government enterprise to take over one-fifth of all uranium producing capacity in the United States.

Rosatom, the Russian company, bought a Canadian firm run by Frank Giustra, a friend of Bill Clinton’s who has pledged over $130 million to the Clinton family charity. This is seen by critics as a potential quid pro quo.

The list of those who have paid Hillary so much money, sometimes repetitively, definitely inflames suspicions. And while the list itself is damning, other recent articles bluntly assert her legal jeopardy.

Clinton is subject to two substantive probes, one criminal (FBI) and the other civil (Judicial Watch).

Judicial Watch wants to unearth why Clinton set up a private email server to handle her correspondence, including State Department communication.

And Judicial Watch just announced that two close Clinton aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, will testify under oath regarding the server. The judge in the case has been clear that he has not been satisfied with the answers obtained thus far.

Meanwhile, the FBI is trying to determine whether Hillary broke the law when she set up the private server and used it in place of State Dept. facilities.

Hillary labeled the FBI investigation a “security inquiry” but the head of the FBI, James Comey, said he wasn’t aware of the term. The FBI conducts criminal investigations.

Of course, some of the most negative coverage comes from conservative media. A substantive Fox report on Friday by Wayne Allyn Root provided a new and damning perspective simply by reciting a variety of challenges Hillary now faces:

I’ve predicted publicly for a year now that Hillary Clinton,   although a prohibitive favorite, still may never become the Democratic Party’s nominee.   Don’t look now, but at this moment Hillary is still far from a sure thing to become the Democratic standard-bearer.

This week, she lost Oregon and barely squeaked by in Kentucky. Bernie has now won 11 of the last 14 primaries and caucuses.   I ask Democrats, is this your nominee? The winner of your presidential nomination has lost just shy of 80 percent of her races coming down the homestretch. If Hillary were a racehorse with that record, she’d be sent home.

Root mentions that the Russians claim to have 10,000 of Hillary’s hacked emails and intend to release them. He also makes the surprising statement that it is possible the Justice Department might indict Hillary if the FBI recommends it.

I now believe the answer to that question depends on only one factor — is Hillary beating Trump?  …  I’m betting if Obama senses Hillary is a sinking Titanic — and he still has time before the convention — he will throw her under the bus.

The liberal media trend continues to be negative as well. Just today (Monday) The Huffington Post posted an article entitled, Hillary Clinton Now Loses to Trump in Polls. Bernie Sanders Beats Trump by 10.8 Points. Here’s an excerpt:

If Democrats truly fear a Trump presidency, then superdelegates should make certain Bernie Sanders wins the contested Democratic convention. Bernie Sanders is obviously the best chance for a Democrat in the White House, primarily because he defeats Donald Trump, without the litany of scandals or question marks possessed by Clinton.

Conclusion: The biggest issue by far for Hillary is the FBI investigation. If the FBI decides there is no criminality on her part, then presumably Hillary can continue her campaign. On the other hand, given all the other accusations and innuendos from both sides of the aisle – as well as the Judicial Watch civil suit – Hillary may already be too damaged to win. Probably this is one big reason why Bernie Sanders is continuing his campaign.

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  • Bruce C.

    One positive interpretation of this is that Clinton supporters evidently didn’t know about a lot of this information being “brought out” (again), hence their gradual change of sentiment. Ignorance is no joke but at least they care that she’s a snake. I didn’t know that so many of her supporters didn’t know about her shenanigans. I thought they knew but didn’t care.

    It will be interesting to see how the Republicans handle Sanders. His story is probably a lot different than his supporters think too, and hopefully they will care. A lot of his supporters are so young they just might. Idealism can go both ways.

    • David Mowers

      B. I. N. G. O.

  • Flem

    I’ll give it too Trump. He hit the nail squarely on the head. Crooked Hillary is exactly correct. Another oligarch that belongs in jail.

  • paul

    Hillary is being sacrificed by gradual revelation of her life long criminal/treasonable activities. This is a planned scenario to push Trump firmly into a landslide victory for the White House. The US is about to enter the dumpster and the elite have scripted a plan to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. It might work for awhile but eventually it will fail, if for no other reason, the US is now ineffectual and has it’s world leadership roll.

  • Not sure what you mean, but it sounds interesting …

    • paul

      No US president has ever been selected by the people. The use of the media and a scripted game plan convinces the masses that a certain candidate is going to help them and the country. You are played like a violin.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDreLyC_FTQ

  • mary

    Hillary being “sacrificed?” What a strange statement. Was Al Capone sacrificed? I’ll have to think about this….

    Bruce, it’s questionable that Hillary supporters didn’t know what a crook she is, just as her “husband’s” supporters knew all the allegations against him. They are ideologues. They don’t care if they are voting for the devil himself. They vote for the candidate they think will push through their pet political project and that’s all that matters.

    “It’s time for a woman in the White House…” Ugh.

    • Bruce C.

      In that case the “new” allegations shouldn’t be swaying them but they are. If after all her laundry is regurgitated she still maintains the same voters she’s had then you have a point, but fortunately that’s not happening.

      • mary

        Not sure the “new” allegations are swaying anyone, exactly. My pov isn’t so conventional, neither is the DB’s, if I might be so bold.

        Maybe the way to look at it is that there has been some kind of change of directions by tptb, so they are unleashing the media dogs to push her corruption in the public’s face. It’s not that her crimes were unknown to anyone, but that they are not longer making excuses for them. The content isn’t different, it’s the tone that’s changing.

        Anyway, I suspect there’s a disagreement among the top criminals about policy that’s playing out in the election. The neocons have gotten a pass for years, until they took off the gloves with Russia, leading Heinz and Ziggy to crawl out from under their rocks in whatever nursing homes they reside to tell them to back off. Maybe they decided that the neocons are too uppity and kicking the Hillbillies to the curb is the way to do it.

        I just don’t think that the obvious explanation is correct with these creeps.

        • Good points.

        • Bruce C.

          As far as I’m concerned Hillary was a flawed candidate to begin with and I was a bit surprised she was even allowed to run. However, given the expected Republican opponent they figured even she could close. Ditto for “crazy” Bernie – not even a Dem – but good for comic relief.

          Now that Trump has “surprised” Clinton is an embarrassment and Bernie is a third wheel. Beware of giving too much credit to “anyone” (yet never underestimate the ingenuity of idiots).

          Bottom line is if you’re right then the new “tone” about Clinton may not be working. I say it is. If it isn’t then you’ve got to debit tptb (again). Choose your poison.

  • drlent

    BILL AND HILLS ARE LIARS, CROOKS, AND DEVIOUS BEYOND BELIEF—AND HAVE LEFT A TRAIL OF DEAD BODIES IN THEIR WAKE—IF YOU THINK THE CLINTON FOUNDATION HAS A LOT OF MONEY NOW, JUST WAIT AND SEE WHAT IS HAS IF SHE IS ELECTED PRES.

  • Bruce C.

    You give the “elites” too much credit, IMO.

  • knifemare69

    This story is a load of crap – if it wasn’t for the fawning collaborator pressitutes there would BE no Hillary presidential campaign. She has the world view of Idi Amin, the diplomatic skills of an ISIS terrorist and the economic acumen of Bernie Madoff. Without the bootlicking mainstream presstitutes Hillary wouldn’t be able to run as DOG CATCHER anywhere, much less for president. They cover for her crimes like Obama covers for his darling Syrian cannibal jihadis…

    • Marten

      Amen Buddy…

    • LawrenceNeal

      Don’t forget the support of Debbie Wasserman.

  • Mark Y
  • David Mowers

    Americans are tired of the status quo…

    Tired of the corruption…

    Sick of being the losing party in all government legislation…

    Time for an honest politician.

    Bernie Sanders

    • Marten

      “The occupation of the Amerikan Mind ” Roger Waters

      • Marten

        And by the way, dear DB, It would be great to have an interview with Roger Waters

  • robertsgt40

    I think if Hildabeast was a racehorse she’d be headed for the glue factory.

  • rmp

    I find it hard to believe that America would elect Sanders as president. I don’t think we’re that messed up yet. Ten points over Trump? I don’t buy it.

    • RAndrewOhge

      When you spend too much time gobbling Corporatist Media, you believe all sorts of BS-n’est pas?

    • David Mowers

      Even Trump has questioned the point of of our monetary policy if does no good for ordinary Americans.

      He even suggested once that we could fund universal health care by printing money.

  • David Mowers

    Hillary is being sacrificed on the alter of the God, “IN-TER-NET-TON!”

    …people are becoming more aware of the world they live in.

  • charliesix

    She will not be president but she will not go to jail. I’d love to see what happens to her criminal enterprise masquerading as a non-profit.

  • NormVan

    Trey Gowdy is going to release the Benghazi report before the convention. Hiliary’s place in history as the ‘Butcher of Libya’ is locked in.

    • Martin the American redux

      I hope you’re right,but, I’ve lost faith in Trey Today.

    • Bruce C.

      Trey is a complete moron.

  • Martin the American redux

    Scary stuff DB, does it lend credence for the nightmarish ticket of Joe and Elizabeth?

  • Martin the American redux

    Radio talk show host Dr. Savage has been saying since the beginning of the race that Mr. Sanders was set up by Hillary in order to make her look more middle of the road. Any chance he has grown in to a Frankenstein?

    • We’ve read that too – and that Sanders has become an unexpected problem.

  • gordon

    Just hope that you are right DB for all our american friends. Another 4 years of obamahill would be too awful to contemplate.

  • Praetor

    The Clinton’s are the most despicable people in politics, and that’s because we know them. The crazy thing is, the people that control them are worse. The thing about this political cycle. The controllers know, we know how corrupt the Clintons are. So, they most of did some serious calculations to come to the conclusion Hillary could win. Never vote for anyone but a Democrat, Democrats voting the party platform, name recognition, everything said about the Clintons are lies, and the calculation goes. But, there is another train of thought. They have wanted a Republican as Prez this time around along. Go back to Eisenhower (Rep.), Kennedy (Dem.), Nixon (Rep.), Carter (Dem.), Reagan (Rep.), ‘Ok, but he was CIA’, Bush (Rep.), Clinton (Dem.), Bush (Rep.), Obama (Dem.). Just goes to show, they don’t care witch parties in the big house. Then there is Trump, Hmmm!!!

    • Samarami

      That which you’ve outlined in your last paragraph, Praetor, is exactly why I would never devote one column inch to any of these bread-and-circus events called “US Elections”. They’re in place to distract genuine producers from reality.

      A marvelous tool in the science of rulership.

      What difference could it possibly make whether tweedlee-dee or tweedlee-dumb “win” to become coronated (“crowned” to be grammatically correct) grand wizard of the klan? You lose either way.

      For my money Clinton can be wizardress, Trump vice-wiz. Sam

  • Zulugroove

    Amazing the amount of people who vote ,cheer ,..& raise money for ,..and defend this despicable being !! It speaks to the level of intelligence of joe avarage public!
    To busy tying to keep his head above debt, to really READ what is published on this criminal ! Running for office! A wild dream/ nightmare !!!!

  • LawrenceNeal

    Bernie Sanders is continuing because he is the right choice.

  • Randy

    After all of this phony posturing, these crooked deals being exposed on BOTH parties over the years, rigged up elections and everything else going on, it’s just absolutely amazing to me that anybody is still behind politics and politicians. That Kool-Aid must be the most addictive stuff anybody has ever seen in the universe, known or unknown. It’s the most completely thorough system of brainwashing/indoctrination in the public fool system and controlled media that one could ever hope for!
    No matter how many facts about the corruption come to light, the political system zombies still flat out refuse to see that their favorite sociopath politician is committing crimes left and right. Maybe Schopenhauer was on to something there, that certain people DO have a death wish, and that’s why they do crazy, irrational things, like supporting politicians! What else can explain it all?

  • Pilgrim

    The best way to NOT get a ticket when speeding is to make sure there’s at least one lane of traffic going faster than your car.

    Throughout their career, the Clintons have stayed out of the fast lane. There have always been a handful of scummy politicians scummier than them. Scrutiny always falls on the lowest-hanging fruit and up to now, the Clinton’s ham-handed smash ‘n grabs have been overlooked.

    It’s my bet that the Hill-Billies have alot of dirt on a whole lot of cons, scams and ponzi schemes being played by a whole lot of D.C. players, and they’re leveraging a lot of “you show ’em mine and I’ll show ’em yours” gambits in a bid to stay out of the sunshine.

    But at this point, they’re the ones careening at 120 in the fast lane. They’ve passed up everybody else and may find themselves in the same ditch Blago found himself in back in 2008.

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