Yesterday, I saw a story from one of my close FB friends about a weapons sale to Kenya, signed on January 19th…..Obama’s last day in office. The story is attached and outlines a request for a congressional investigation. On its face, it seems like an innocuous story about only 14 planes, weaponized to fight Al-Shabab. It further talks about who got the contract and who didn’t. It states a company called L3 Technologies received this contract. The contract became a no bid contract and a company that has a lot of past experience with these planes claim they could be made for half the price. Regardless, the contract was issued to L3 Technologies for 418 million dollars. The funny thing is, not only is L3 double the price, they have never made a plane, let alone one like this. So I began to wonder just what was going on.
Well, I looked into L3 Technologies. I thought I had heard the name before in other research. I was right. L3 Technologies is formerly L3 Communications. One of their 11 directors is Peter Cohen. Mr. Cohen is also the founder and CEO of the Cowen Group. From Wilkepedia:
“Cowen Group Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that provides alternative investment management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services through its two business segments: Ramius, LLC, a global alternative investment management business, and Cowen and Company, LLC, a broker-dealer business”
Now the Cowen Group has been around quite awhile. The Vice-Chairman of the Cowen Group is Stelios Papandopolus. Papandopolus is also on the board of Joule Unlimited along with Reuban Vardanyan, a close friend of Vladimir Putin. Why is this important? I recently wrote an expose on my blog about Joule. (included at the bottom) This is the company that Russia invested $35 million in to work against our fracking industry. Vardanyan is also the founder of Skolkovo…..the venture acquiring American technology from more than a dozen of our biggest tech firms…..ALL contributing to the Clinton Foundation to the tune of $20 million.
So what do think? Do I have to write more? OK…….A mature American company, with experience, is not considered for a military contract for weaponized planes in Kenya. Instead, a company, with no experience, gets a contract for twice the market price. Coincidently, directors of that company are also directors and officers of a Russian financed business, that John Podesta was a director and held 75,000 shares of stock, that he did not disclose.
Just how much more evidence does the justice department or the FBI need? Folks I’m telling you….I can’t look into a story that doesn’t have the Clintons somewhere in it. The corruption, cronyism, illegality, and down right treason is rampant. It truly is a swamp….and I hope someday, we will see an end to this corruption. One can only hope.
Over the last few months I have been exposing a pattern of corruption within the Clinton Foundation and its many tentacle outcroppings. It is pervasive to say the least. Since the election of 2016 is now history, and Hillary Clinton lost, will it all just go away? There is not one doubt in my mind that there is no possible way it will end. What I have exposed and what you should garner from these stories is that this is not the corruption of the past. Yes, there has always been corruption in government….not a big surprise. One corporation would fund a campaign to elect a congressman or senator that would introduce a bill or create a regulation to benefit that donor. That’s one thing, its gone on for as long as we’ve been a country. But shaping the global system, while benefitting financially, a global elite, is quite another. Foundations are now the means of accomplishing this. Money can flow into these organizations….many times anonymously, and buy influence from politicians, leaders, and whole countries. It’s not just the Clinton Foundation. These foundations hide in plain sight. They use some of their donations to do good work, while using the bulk of it to shape world events….and that takes a lot of money. Organizations like the Hellenic Initiative in Greece, created by the CEO of Dow Chemical, The Radcliffe Foundation in Canada, that has bought the Columbian government, and run by Frank Guistra, or the Soros Foundation that has bought several Balkan nations. There are dozens of others.
As Americans we were born to be good. So many of us grew up believing in God and country, mom, and apple pie. We believe in the constitution and what it stands for, our founding, our exceptionalism….we are Americans! I often ask myself, since I know history…is there something different about this than about what happened in the past? It’s a hard question to answer. Many times, throughout history, there have been very bad things that have happened in government. America survived and got better and stronger. Is this just another one of those times? I suppose you could frame it that way…but I’m not so sure. The world is changing. It is moving from a centuries old nationalistic system to a global system. What happens to America in a global system? A global system necessitates, I believe, that capitalism has to go away. At least the kind of capitalism that we understand. If global elites are deciding where the wealth goes, who benefits, and who loses, where does it leave the American middle class? I really don’t believe we can stop this push to globalism…but we can slow it down. Hillary and Bill represent the end of a corrupt generation. If we can show them to the door, and hold them to account, we can send a strong message that our ideals can prevail. That doesn’t mean that a new, younger generation of crooks isn’t following in their foot steps, but we will have sent a huge message to them that they must figure out another method to steal, lie and cheat the American people.
While doing this research I came to feel like I live in the Matrix. We go about our lives, while we really have no control over anything that happens. So many of us pay attention, do our due diligence, help our candidates, and vote, all the while thinking we did our part to support our beliefs and vision for America. Does any of it matter? Can this corruption be changed….be stopped? I guess my analogy would say, could we stop the use of cell phones and the use of the internet? Yes it is possible, but extremely unlikely. This level of corruption has been developed over decades by people bent on power. The lawyers that create the systems are smart and know the laws they need to use to maintain deniability of any wrong doing. Prosecuting the Clintons and making them an example should be of the highest priorities.
When Donald Trump won the election, I was elated. Not so much because he is a republican or he will implement new trade deals, fix the border, or implement any number of new policies. I have always saw Trump as one of us. Yeah, he’s a billionaire…I get it. But he is a normal American businessman. He doesn’t deal in global corruption. Sure, in his world there are bribes and payoffs and favors…..but none of those things affect the world order. My hope is Trump will see this corruption and react to it. He claims to be a nationalist. He can end this wave of global corruption, he has that power, now. Will they stand by and accept the change? NO! They won’t. If Trump does what I think he is capable of doing, his life will be in real jeopardy. This is no joke….they will use all their tools to defeat everything he proposes, but when it fails….if it fails….they will look to Pence, an establishment elite, to continue the status quo. Don’t forget why we elected Trump. Yes to change course, but for so many of us, we were fighting the establishment in the parties that implements all the demands of the global elite……NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, the WTO, the World Bank, the IMF, the EXP/IMP Bank, foreign subsidiary laws, Bank Bailouts, Stimulus, Low interest rates, and quantitative easing….all policies and organizations to benefit the global elite and big money special interests.
I will continue to do my work exposing corruption….I hope you all will continue to pay attention.
The Final Chapter…. No conspiracy, this is what reality looks like
I have purposely saved the most egregious crimes of the Clintons for the last chapter. These crimes are so far above regular criminality, that they threaten the very fabric of humanity. It is so clear to me how all the pieces fit together now, that I know I will have trouble convincing many that this is no conspiracy theory.
Before I get into the star of this story, I want to talk about the big picture. In the past, you may have asked yourself the same question I have asked myself many times….why do so many nations hate America? Haven’t we helped millions to be free? Haven’t we fostered freedom and prosperity around the globe? And haven’t we championed human rights and liberty in every corner of the globe? Yet if the answer to all those questions is yes, then why are we so hated? The answer may not be obvious, but there is an answer. There may have been a time in the not to distant past, when the answer to those questions was yes….but things have changed and we, as rank and file Americans have not seen or understood that change. I remember when we refused to do business with China because of their human rights violations. We refused as a nation to accept doing business with nations that abused their own citizens. We even went to war in Vietnam to stop communism from taking over the South. Many times in our past, we came to the rescue of beleaguered peoples that were oppressed by their governments. But no more. We now find ourselves in a global economy where human rights are defined by global corporate interests. Profits and stock prices are now put ahead of any human consideration.
Nothing has been more written about than the actions of George Soros. With his estimated 23 billion of wealth he has not only manipulated dozens of small foreign nations, but has actually taken over several putting his employees in control. These actions have allowed Soros to manipulate markets, currencies, and government interactions all, for his financial benefit. While Soros may be the focus of many observers, he is not the only wealthy person taking advantage of small countries for their own financial gain. The proliferation of these actions by wealthy individuals and organizations has been caused, and sanctioned by the now ever corrupt American government.
Soros is not the only player in this rush to build wealth for a few while the peoples of the world suck up the scraps. This study has shown me a few things in this big picture. The first is how much I can see the appeal of pure communism, why it is the go-to revolutionary means to rid the world of oligarchy and tyranny. But this too, has been co-opted by the rich and powerful, controlling the production of wealth to benefit the few at the expense of the people. The second is how the term “free trade” has been championed around the world by these rich oligarchs to fool the people into looking the other way, while they steal the wealth of America and offer us cheap goods from China, Mexico and a host of other poor nations that have already been raped of their wealth. And the third is how it is being accomplished. The rise of non-profits to amass huge sums of money to be used to buy influence, cause chaos, and grant favors, has created a new means to an end. Foundations, Initiatives and other “humanitarian” NGOs are used to camouflage the real work these organizations are in business for….to create great wealth for a few, while tapping into the people’s money all around the world.
The case I have been investigating now, for months is the Clinton Foundation. In this episode we will be exposing the Foundations connection to the largest individual donor to the CF…..Frank Giustra.
Frank Giustra is one of these guys that I have been speaking of. He’s one of the wealthiest people in Canada. He is a Canadian citizen that has his hands in many industries and ventures. Giustra is big in mining, oil, and the movie industry in Vancouver. He also funds and operates a Canadian foundation called the Radcliffe Foundation and a Canadian arm of the Clinton Foundation….The Clinton-Giustra Global Initiative (CGGI). Frank Giustra is a very corrupt individual and is the poster child for the corruption that steals wealth from wherever he can find it. It’s a very long story of deal making, influence buying, union bashing and global theft. At the bottom I will link to a story that fully covers Giustra from the IBTimes. I am also linking to the documentary “Clinton Cash” which lays out a very well researched case on the Clinton Foundation. It focuses on Haiti and also talks about Giustra. Here, I’m just going to cover one aspect of this corruption…..Columbia.
When Giustra met Bill Clinton he was involved in the oil industry in Columbia. He was a major investor to Pacific Rubiales, a private oil company in Columbia. His involvement in Pacific Rubiales is very convoluted. A company called Endeavor Mining that Giustra founded, had board members sitting on the boards of both companies. One news service called Pacific Rubiales “Giustra’s shell company”. Bill Clinton, because he was president, had strong ties to the president of Columbia….Alvaro Uribe. Clinton introduced Giustra to Uribe. Not long after that introduction Uribe hastened the privatization of Columbia’s oil company, Ecopetrol. This privatization would allow Pacific Rubiales to have access to Columbian oil. Shortly after their initial meeting with Uribe, Clinton and Giustra created another “Charity” called the Clinton-Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) Its stated purpose was to “generate both social and financial returns for investors”. 4.4 million dollars found its way into this new entity from Pacific Rubiales. Bill and Frank were now partners.
There’s much more to this story….but you can read it on the attached link if you need to know more. Suffice it to say that to this point this shady operation, although unethical and unsavory, may not be criminal. What has to be understood, and is the whole point of this research, is that these shady deals and wealth grabbing ventures, are impossible to pull off without government backing. Clinton got Uribe to cooperate….I’m sure he did it out of his love for capitalism. But just what service was Giustra looking for, and how was he able to sell all that oil? First Uribe…..It seems that Pacific Rubiales had a union problem. The company was underpaying their workers and not providing any kind of acceptable working conditions. The workers tried desperately to form a union to negotiate their grievances. Uribe sent in the army, quashed the union, jailed the organizers, and snuffed out the opposition with force. Third world stuff, right? Not so fast. All this was in the context of “free trade”. The US was in negotiation with Columbia to create a Columbian Free Trade Agreement….CAFTA! This would allow the oil to be sent to America without tariffs or restrictions. The trade deal….proposed in 2007….was opposed by Hillary Clinton and the democrats in the senate. You see, the democrats get a lot of union support here, and the unions were not happy with what was transpiring in Columbia. So CAFTA sat on the table for two years. One other thing you should know. A trade deal like CAFTA requires our state department to certify that the trading country meets all human rights agreements as set forth in the treaty….you know, like it used to be! Fast forward to 2010. Hillary Clinton is now SOS. She now is 100% behind CAFTA and so is Obama…..both were totally opposed to it just two years previous. What happened? I’m positive it had nothing to do with the Clinton partnership or the 31 million dollars Giustra donated to the Clinton Foundation, or the 100 million he has pledged. One question lingers for me. I know the Clintons are corrupt and I know Giustra is corrupt…..but what did Obama get out of it? We may never know…but we do know that he is now a multi-millionaire. Just how do those things happen? Anyway, I digress. Just looking at this one incident, you should get a sense how this all works. Government works with the crooks to steal the money. It’s no different than a gang paying off the beat cops to look the other way, while they sell their drugs. It’s just on a much larger scale. You should also get the sense that government is above the law. Many of the things they do skirt or get around the law because no one investigates or prosecutes. I hope and pray that Trump will provide someone honest to put an end to all this crap. The middle class in America or anywhere in the world can’t grow and prosper as long as these crooks continue to steal it all.
Is it possible the Clinton Foundation will just melt away? No chance!
Recently my FB friend Herman Talmadge posted this article from Armstrong Economics….It gives us some insight into Trump’s recent announcement that he wasn’t going to go after Hillary. I wanted to give them credit for this story….thank you.
Hillary supporters claimed that the Clinton Foundation was an innocent, “charitable” organization. On his proposed first day to “Drain the Swamp,” Trump will impose a LIFETIME BAN ON LOBBYING FOR FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. Numerous foreign governments handed money to the Clintons purely for “influence.” The corruption with Norway’s link to the Clinton Foundation extended to Obama. This was the reason Obama was given the Noble Peace Prize, and Jens Stoltenberg, who approved the half…-billion donation from Norway to the Clintons, was made the head of NATO in Europe.
The Norwegian newspaper Hegnar reports that Norway is expected to slash their contributions to the Clinton Foundation now that Hillary has lost the presidency. Norway’s pay-off to the Clinton Foundation was strategic. According to local press, during the period 2007 to 2015, Norway sent 584 million to the Clinton Foundation. For the next three years, they promised the Clintons a further 92 million.
Now that Hillary lost, Norway it is cutting those donations by 87%. Our sources are whispering that all other foreign governments will follow. With Trump’s lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign governments, Hillary’s days of influence are starting to crash and burn. Trump did not say he would indict her. He has cut off Hillary’s funding by foreign governments that she cultivated as Secretary of State. Anyone who really believed countries like Saudi Arabia donated to Hillary to support women and gay rights which they do not respect at home are sublime fools. Hillary’s emails to Podesta admitted that Saudi Arabia and Qatar were both giving financial and logistical support to the Islamic State and other extremist Sunni groups, demonstrating that indeed this has been a civil war between Sunni and Shia. The Clinton Foundation’s list of donors confirmed that Saudis donated to her. Now, the Saudis and Qatar are rumored among our sources to be chopping off their donations to Hillary following her loss.
Trump has come out and said he does not intend to indict Hillary because it would be “very very divisive” for the country. I believe this is the correct choice. Nevertheless, Draining the Swamp has begun!
The new gods of the world By Ken George 11-20-2016
Dow is one of the bigger pesticide producers in the world, and holds its own ground in an agrochemical arena flooded by Monsanto and Syngenta strongholds. Since 2011, it has been revealed that Dow’s donations to a Clinton-aligned firm, range in the tens of millions. Douglas Band has been described as the man who encouraged big corporations to donate money to “Bill Clinton Inc.,” to prop the Clinton’s income. Companies such as Coca Cola and Dow Chemical, which were clients of Band’s firm, Teneo, were those named in the 2011 memo named “Attorney-Client Privilege.” The memo was sent by Band to two attorneys who were reviewing the Clinton Foundation.
For me, it would really be comical, if it weren’t so criminal. You can’t look at a donor to the Clinton Foundation, without discovering some less than honest behavior. So many special favors, sweet deals, access, and criminal behavior, with a total disregard for ethics, national policy, or law! My latest adventure was to investigate a man named Andrew Nicholas Liveris. Not many people would immediately recognize the name, but he is a multi-national industrial CEO. He runs the Dow Chemical Company, based in Midland, Michigan. They make chemicals….chemicals for every conceivable endeavor and industry. They have plants all over the world, but we are concerned with only one. A brand new, state of the art, plant in Saudi Arabia. Yes, that’s right, Dow partnered with Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, ARAMCO to build a $20 billion factory in Al Sharqiya, Saudi Arabia. So once again, we have to ask the question, what does this have to do with the Clintons? You have to start with understanding the magnitude of a 20 billion dollar plant. Even though Dow and the Saudis are more than capable of financing that big of a deal, they had to get taxpayer help. Before I go into the details, let me just say this is about the bigger picture. It’s wonderful that an American company like Dow needs to expand. I might even be able to accept that Saudi Arabia was the best place to build a state of the art factory. What I cannot accept is that, we, the people of America, have to help finance such a venture. OK, now that I got that off my chest….let me continue.
Let’s start with Andre Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical. As with most of the Clinton’s friends and donors….this guy is a piece of work. After an internal audit was conducted, after a whistle-blower came forward, Liveris was found to have used nearly a million dollars of company money for personal expenses. He was forced to return nearly $800,000 to the business. He also started his own foundation in Greece called the Hellenic Initiative. It has the makings of another Clinton Foundation….a charity that does good works, while siphoning off millions for founders and friends. I don’t suppose then, it would be surprising to find out that two of the biggest funders of “Bill Clinton Inc” Dow and Coke, both sit on the board of this new charity. Liveris is a close and long time friend of Bill Clinton. Now nothing so far is illegal or even dubious, maybe incestuous, but nothing indicates foul play, to this point.
Enter Teneo. You would have to read all my pieces to understand how important Teneo is to the Clinton Foundation. I’m not going to go into all of it again. At the time that the Sadara plant was being conceived, Teneo was a consultant to Dow, raking in 2.8 million a year. E-mails have been released recently that disclose conversations between Doug Band, a Teneo founder and CEO of the Clinton Foundation, and a director of the Exp/Imp bank, Kevin Varney. He writes: “If you guys think there is an opportunity to work together I remain very interested and excited by the possibilities, Thanks again for considering me. Teneo is doing some amazing work and has a great team.” Mr. Varney was trolling for a job. There were meetings and conversations between Band, Declan Kelly and two other Ex/Im Bank directors concerning possible employment. This was all going on in the context of many conservatives in congress trying to end the Bank….here’s a piece of the timeline. The Export/Import Bank Re-authorization Act of 2012 was introduced in June of 2011. It was passed by the House on May 9, 2012, passed by the senate on May 15th and signed by the president on May 30th 2012. The next morning, May 31st, Varney sent the following to Band, Kelly and head of Teneo’s investment bank, Michael Madden: “The President signed Exim’s re-authorization yesterday, With that done I’m free to move forward” The job wrangling went on for another two months through August of 2012. Meanwhile, prior to these negotiations, Dow was spending millions lobbying congress on Exp/Imp Bank. Fred Hochberg who I’ve mentioned in another post……the Chairman of the Exp/Imp Bank, recused himself from the vote, not sighting a reason. On August 22nd, 2012, the Exp/Imp Bank authorized the loan to Sadara….the largest loan ever underwritten by the bank….4.975 billion dollars. What’s purely coincidental was Teneo’s fees to Dow dramatically increased in 2012 and 2013 to $16 million, from $2.8 million. You can read more about this here: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421081/hillary-clinton-ex-im-5-billion-loan-saudis-dow-chemical
Something has occurred to me while doing all this research. Big picture stuff…..throughout history people have been used by the rich and powerful elite for their own benefit. As far back as ancient Egypt there were the Pharaohs. They had all the power, they were gods, looked down on the people and used them for their own benefit. Then came Rome and its republic….things changed for a little while. Then the Caesars took control, they were gods. They took all the power and used the people for their benefit. The rise of the Church changed things for a while, but it too, became corrupt and used the people. Next were the monarchies. The Kings and Queens took control and used the people for their benefit. Finally, came America and it changed again for awhile…..but then came the carpet baggers, the Robber Barons and the Captains of Industry…..they took control and used the people for their benefit. Along came Ronald Reagan and there was a short respite…..it didn’t last long. Now it appears we have the Foundations, the charities, the lobbyists, the consultants, and the multi-national corporations. They have taken control and look down on the people as merely a tool to use for their benefit. The theme of Lamentations from the Bible is that there is nothing new under the sun. The Clintons and the rest of this global elite are just one more group of individuals that want control and are willing to use us for their benefit. They are the gods of the 21st century.
Crony capitalism or massive corruption? “What difference does it make” By Ken George 11-16-2016
INCEST! No matter where I look, I find some connection between government and the Clinton Foundation. My latest find is in the Export/Import Bank. For those that are unfamiliar with this crony big government money pit, let me explain. We often hear in the headlines Boeing, or GE, or some other giant corporation makes a huge sale to some foreign nation or state-run airline or company and we‘re suppose to act like that’s great for America. But is it? Many will show graphs and charts extolling our strong exports that create thousands of American jobs. But let me put it this way…..if you cut your grass, and pay yourself 20 bucks….would you consider that income? No that’s not a joke, that’s how the export/import bank works. Boeing gets an order for 6, hundred million dollar jets from Podunk Airlines in Thirdworldistan. The sale price is $600 million. The export/import bank loans the $600 million to Thirdworldistan. Thirdworldistan then is able to pay Boeing. Somewhere along the way, the US State Department provides $600 million to Thirdworldistan in foreign aid, who then uses it to pay back the export/import bank. Just to recap….we, the taxpayers, just bought Thirdworldistan 6 very expensive jets, and our export business just grew by $600 million, but we, the US taxpayers paid the whole bill. In my world, we call that a scam!
But what does this have to do with the Clinton Foundation. You don’t have to look to deep in any money pit, to find the Clintons with their hands in it. The Chairman of the export/import bank is Fred Hochberg. Forget that he was appointed by Bill Clinton, and forget that he was a huge 6 figure bundler for the Hillary campaign, and you can even forget that he showed up in NH to campaign for Hillary. But look to his $25,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation, along with a 900,000 dollar donation from Boeing to the foundation, two months after closing on a $3.7 billion dollar sale with a Russian airline company. But that wasn’t enough….Boeing’s chief lobbyist, Tim Keating, hosted a huge fundraiser for Hillary shortly after the deal, then 6 months later Boeing paid Bill, $250,000 to give executives a speech. And finally, Hillary got Boeing to spend $2 million on her pet project in China….an American pavilion at the Chinese World’s Fair.
All this is rather transparent, but still looks bad. Pay for play, again while we foot the bill. But it all begs the question what else, that’s not so transparent, might it have cost us as a nation so Boeing could get their sale and Bill and Hillary could get a few bucks? I’m sure it was coincidental, but this happened in 2009-10…..just a very short time before we eliminated our missile shield in Poland that Russia railed about. Also it was just a short time before Russia invaded Georgia and then Ukraine. Of course I’m speculating….but could there have been a wink and a nod, that we would do nothing….we wouldn’t send weapons to Ukraine or Georgia, that Russia would be uninhibited by the US? It’s a wild theory, but the patterns are just to striking to ignore.
To be fair, is it good or bad for America to have an export/import bank? Would it cost thousands of jobs if we didn’t pay for Boeing’s jets, or GE’s windmills or hundreds of other American products being sold to foreign countries? Look at it this way….if we valued those jobs, why not just buy them from them for us? Buy our airlines a jet or two. Buy products from our small businesses so they can prosper. Why not just pay workers not to work? You see….all those things would never be considered because this America…the land of free enterprise, competition, and capitalism. What I’ve explained in this blog, is Fascism…..government partnering with corporations to control production. Its simply un-American.
Finally, I have now written 7 pieces on massive corruption surrounding the Clinton Foundation. I’ve spent about 30 hours reading and searching on the internet for this information. For Mr. Comey, our FBI director, to say there’s nothing here is to be willfully blind. Was his investigation so narrow that they just refused to look at anything else? Who can say why it was dropped. But, like I said, you don’t have to look far to find a corrupt act by the Clinton Foundation. The congress has vowed to investigate further, but that’s political. This should be unraveled by the justice department and this corruption must be ended.
Taxes, Healthcare, and Golf….the scam of the century!
By Ken George 11-15-2016
Sometimes, as I do research on the Clinton Foundation, I want to take a shower. By doing this, you see how incestuous the entire system is. Probably stuff we shouldn’t know. We live our lives everyday and this crap is going on all around us….the rich getting richer, while we pay all the bills. In my last segment, I talked about a foreign donor, Gilbert Chagoury. But in this piece, I want to talk about something totally different: tax returns. From 2007 through 2015, the Clintons have donated $18,001,450 to charity. If you pay taxes, you understand that that is a deductable expense. That means you deduct it from your gross income, and save paying any tax on that amount. So at a 30% tax rate, an $18 million deduction would save about 5 and a half million dollars in taxes….not chicken feed! But guess what? Of that $18,001,450, $17,826,000 or 99% went to the Clinton Foundation. But Bill did give $200 to his high school alma mater, Hot Springs High School. Just so we’re clear…..we, the people, forfeited $5 and half million dollars of our money so the Clintons could take $18 million out of one hand and put it in the other hand. Make no mistake….I haven’t yet written on this, but the vast majority of all Clinton Foundation money benefits the Clintons, personally, in some way.
OK! That’s the big picture. Let’s take a deeper look at 2015. In that year, the Clintons donated $1,042,000 to charity. One million of that went to the Clinton Foundation. But what about that other $42,000? It went to the Desert Classic Charities. That’s the charity that runs the former Bob Hope Golf Classic. It is now called the Humana Challenge, sponsored by Humana…yes, the health insurance company. Desert Classic Charities is responsible for distributing profits from the event to other charities. DCC has $12 million in assets. In 2015 DCC distributed $2 million to dozens of local charities, but also distributed $700,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Why? That’s a great question. This is where it gets really complicated so you have to PAY ATTENTION! The chairman of the board of Humana is Mike McCallister and the president of Humana is Bruce Broussard. Mr. Broussard sits on the board of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)…which represents 1300 insurance companies as an “advocacy” group. They were a major player in the writing of Obamacare and making sure insurance companies got reimbursed for any losses. Just how did that happen? America’s Health Insurance Plans has dozens of lobbyists, but one thing really caught my eye. They are a major funder of Center for American Progress. Ever hear of them before? I have…..the chairman and founder is John Podesta….yeah that guy, Hillary’s long time friend and campaign chairman. Mike McCallister is also a director of AHIP and also sits on the board of Pfizer…the drug company. Humana is also a major funder of the Clinton Foundation. In fact, Doug Band…..I talked about him before, he’s the CEO of the Clinton Foundation, sat on the board of Desert Classic Charities in 2014…the organization that decides where the money will go. If you’ve read the other parts of this research, you also heard me talk about DeClan Kelly, the founder and CEO of FTI consulting, the forerunner of Teneo, and partner to the Clinton Foundation. FTI is a major lobbyist and consulting firm to AHIP. There’s a lot more detail I could provide, but its getting pretty complicated.
Let me summarize what I believe. Humana pays the Clinton Foundation for something other than sponsoring a golf tournament. But what? What did that relationship and $700,000 buy? Humana runs the board at AHIP. FTI lobbies for them in congress. Congress made it so insurance companies could not lose money no matter what happened, and in another great show of support for the American taxpayer, a bill was introduced in January of 2015 called the “Insurance Company Bail Out Prevention Act”. By the way, that bill sits in committee in both chambers and, as yet, has not come to a vote. Meanwhile, President Obama circumvented the congress, once again, by using executive discretion and took care of the insurance companies. So all the insurance companies had to do was provide access, and take the subsidies, and not risk losing any money. Sweet! Not only did they “partner” with the Clintons, but they also paid John Podesta, and the Declan Kelly guys, too. Real sweet! The Clintons got what they wanted, Podesta and Kelly got a boatload of money, the insurance industry got what it wanted, 20,000,000 people got insurance, and we got the bill for the whole scam, and now 25% premium increases…..super sweet!
I’ll bet you didn’t know a round of golf could cost so much!