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White House Has No Problem with Clinton Foreign Money Scandal

The White House Thursday indicated that incredibly – or maybe not so incredibly – it is not the least bit concerned that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have been influenced by foreign officials and businessmen donating to the Clinton Foundation and paying her husband for speeches, and that it doesn’t care that she apparently broke her agreement with President Obama to disclose Foundation donations.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama had no reason to question Clinton’s performance as Secretary of State, even though she had to sign off on a deal involving Canadians and Russians who had provided significant sums to Bill Clinton – and by extension, to Hillary as well – and the Clinton Foundation.

According to a blockbuster New York Times story, Canadian businessmen with uranium mining stakes in the United States donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation even as they created a company called Uranium One and sold it to Russian government officials, giving Russian President Putin control over a fifth of America’s uranium production capacity.

Given the national security implications, the deal had to be approved by U.S. agencies, including Clinton’s State Department, which signed off on it.

What’s more, the Times reports, “shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin and which was promoting Uranium One stock.”

Clinton, according to the Times, broke her agreement with the White House to disclose the contributions to the Clinton Foundation. But Earnest today dodged questions about whether Obama was unhappy that the deal had been broken, directing reporters to ask Clinton about it. And he suggested that despite the heavy money trail, Obama had no concerns that Clinton might have been influenced.

Can you imagine what Senator Obama would have said if someone in the Bush administration was making decisions about policies affecting people funnelng hundreds of thousands of dollars their way?

Here’s ABC’ Jonathan Karl trying to get an answer out of Earnest today.

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27 Responses to White House Has No Problem with Clinton Foreign Money Scandal

  1. oh yes, we can imagine what Sen. Obama would have said if it had been a Bush Administration official. we can imagine it very, very well.

  2. Of course the WH isn’t concerned, at this point.
    They will let the media take the Clintons down.
    Otherwise, the Clintons will expose all of the dirty laundry of the Obamas.

    Fascinating how these scenarios formulate.

  3. We can hear the giddy laughter coming from the back rooms at the WhiteHouse all the way out here in fly-over country.
    There’s no love lost between the Clintons and the Obamas, so this scandal is so sweet a revenge for all of the slurs or slams they threw at MrO during the 2008 campaign.

    What a mess: payola from foreign concerns, IRS troubles, a shady foundation, Benghazi, Huma is who/what, Bubba did that again?, and it all adds up to – there can’t be a more flawed, dirty candidate for the WhiteHouse than MrsClinton.

        • That’s exactly what I think is the truth of the matter; doesn’t matter what she does, she will be the dem candidate; just look who else are they “grooming” to run against her in the primaries? They think she can’t be beat! So sad what this has come to; doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you are well known, a woman and a democrat!

      • The Clintons make it their business to collect dirt on everyone who might get in the way of their drive for power and money. They did it when Slick Willy was POTUS, (Filegate) and they do it now. That’s their insurance policy to make sure that people who “know stuff” keep their mouth shut. See Petraeus and Menendez. Obama does the same thing. That’s who these people are.

    • The Obama crowd is laughing, but they are also hoping the scandal doesn’t creep into the White House which, IMHO, it has the potential of doing. We’ll see.

  4. Both Obama and Clinton are responsible for allowing the sale of Uranium 1 to Russia who now sells uranium to Iran

    When Iran was our enemy that might have been worrisome. Now that Iran is our new breed of ally no problem.

    The corruption and greed and total disdain for Americans and our national security is revolting.

    • I agree. At some level, the Obama people certainly knew what was going on all along. Their dirt collecting machine is on full time. They don’t miss a bit of dirt. Was this a setup to ultimately bring down the Clintons? Does this have ValJar’s fingerprints all over it? Time will tell.

      • In terms of the uranium deal Obama Holder Treasury and a number of other Secretary’s would have to know about if not sign off on such a deal.

        I don’t recall where I read the run down — maybe Powerline.

        This Administration is sick with bottom feeders.

  5. It’s impossible that government officials, likely at the White House and Cabinet (Commerce?, Energy?, Interior?) levels–didn’t know this scam was ongoing. Washington is a small town with rivers of gossip and scandal flowing through every street, every department, every agency. Obama or someone in the WH had to be aware of what was going on. Is Josh, by his response, trying to distance the WH from this latest Clinton scandal for fear WH fingerprints are all over the evidence? Of course he is.

  6. So TransCanada just needs to “hire” Bill for a speech, and miraculously the Keystone Pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast would get approved?

    White House says they don’t care that she sold influence. However, Sen Menendez gets investigated because of a trip on a donor’s private plane, while Hilary sells twenty percent of North America’s uranium deposits for a few million bucks, and she expects to become POTUS…….

    Only in America!!!!

    Realize my post is scattered but this is crazy.

  7. Barack also hopes to live in a $2Billion Glass House, so he will not be throwing any stones.

    Interesting to see Hillary treated Obama like the chump he is. Agreed to disclose, broke her word and dared him to do sumpin about it. He won’t, as he hasn’t with ISIS, Crimea, China.

    Wasn’t Obama the guy who was in charge and who was her Boss and who thus set the ground rules? And thus all blame for her sleazy email practices and sleazy money-grubbing and influence-selling is stuck to his legacy. And what a feeble legacy it is. This is the worst Administration ever.

    It is quite clear that ever global leader and every Administration leader, from Putin to Lois Lerner to the guy who flushed $553 million down Solyndra’s rathole did whatever the hell they wanted because they knew Obama was weak, inexperienced and gutless. And they were 100% correct.

    Obama is taking notes on how to run a sleazy post-presidency. He will have his own $2Billion Foundation that spends 16% on charity and 84% on 4-star travel, Netjets and perqs. His Foundation will have conferences at all the w”aking down the 1%”, Obama will likewise be a parody of “do as I say, not as I do.”

    We can do better, people. Much much better….

  8. The White House got away with foreign funds during the 2008 and 2012 elections right? Didn’t they turn off their verification/security protocols?

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