wild....boots2asses: Hillary Clinton's career in government:
1) When she was an attorney working on the Watergate investigation, she was fired by her supervisor for “lying and unethical behavior.” Jerry Zeifman, who is a lifelong Democrat, was a supervisor for 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. When the investigation was complete, Zeifman said he fired Hillary and refused to give her a recommendation…“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality. “ (Google Jerry Zeifman) 1 job #1 - Failure
2) When Bill Clinton recaptured the governorship in 1982 he appointed his wife to head a special task force charged with reforming Arkansas’ education system, at that time widely regarded as the worst in the country. The plan Mrs. Clinton came up with showcased teacher testing and funding the schools through a sales tax increase, an astoundingly regressive proposal since it imposed new costs on the poor in a very poor state while sparing any levies on big corporations. The plan went through. Arkansas’ educational ranking remained abysmal. 2 jobs - 2 Failures.
Rodham had no experience in such financial instruments. Bill Clinton's salary as Arkansas Attorney General and then Governor of Arkansas was modest and Rodham was interested in building a financial cushion for the future. The ill-fated Whitewater Development Corporation would be another such effort from this time. Starting in October 1978, when Bill Clinton was Attorney General and on the verge of being elected Governor, she was guided by James Blair, a friend, lawyer, outside counsel to Tyson Foods, Arkansas' largest employer, and, since 1977, a futures trader who was doing so well he encouraged friends and family to enter the commodity markets as well. Blair in turn traded through, and relied upon cattle markets expertise from, broker Robert L. "Red" Bone of Refco, a former Tyson executive and professional poker player who was a World Series of Poker semifinalist
Rodham later wrote that she educated herself about the market and followed it closely, winning and losing money. By January 1979, she was up $26,000; but later, she would lose $16,000 in a single trade. At one point she owed in excess of $100,000 to Refco as part of covering losses, but no margin calls were made by Refco against her. Near the end of the trading, Blair correctly sold short and gave her a $40,000 gain in one afternoon. In July 1979, once she became pregnant with Chelsea Clinton, "I lost my nerve for gambling [and] walked away from the table $100,000 ahead." She briefly traded sugar futures contracts and other non-cattle commodities in October 1979, but more conservatively, through Stephens Inc. During this period she made about $6,500 in gains (which she failed to pay taxes on at the time, consequently later paying some $14,600 in federal and state tax penalties in the 1990s). Once her daughter was born in February 1980, she moved all her commodities gains into U.S. Treasury Bonds.
Hillary and Saul Alinsky
The work was unnoticed until Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the White House as First Lady. Clinton researchers and political opponents sought out the thesis, thinking it contained evidence that Rodham had held strong radical or socialist views.
In early 1993, the White House requested that Wellesley not release the thesis to anyone. Wellesley complied, instituting a new rule that closed access to the thesis of any sitting U.S. president or first lady, a rule that in practice applied only to Rodham. Clinton critics and several biographers seized upon this action as a sure sign that the thesis held politically explosive contents that would reveal her radicalism or extremism. Hostile Clinton biographer Barbara Olson wrote in 1999 that Clinton "does not want the American people to know the extent to which she internalized and assimilated the beliefs and methods of Saul Alinsky." In her 2003 memoirs, Clinton mentioned the thesis only briefly, saying she had agreed with some of Alinsky's ideas, but had not agreed with his belief that it was impossible to "change the system" from inside.
Years after the Clintons left the White House, the mystery thesis held its allure; for example, in 2005 Clinton critic Peggy Noonan wrote that it was "the Rosetta Stone of Hillary studies . . . [which] Wellesley College obligingly continues to suppress on her request."
3) As First Lady of the United States, Bill gave Hillary another shot:
The Clinton health care plan, known officially as the Health Security Act, was a 1993 healthcare reform package proposed by the administration of President Bill Clinton and closely associated with the chair of the task force devising the plan, First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The plan was so wildly unpopular on all levels, it led to the Republicans simultaneously winning both the House and Senate in 1994 for the first time since 1953. 3 jobs - 3 Failures.
4) Hillary's first ethics problem involving White House operations was "Travelgate". A memo written by David Watkins depicted Hillary Clinton at the center of the 1993 travel office dismissals. Watkins wrote, "we both know that there would be hell to pay" if "we failed to take swift and decisive action in conformity with the First Lady's wishes."
May 19: seven White House Travel Office staffers were fired, for little apparent reason besides to make way for a company owned by Clinton's friends (Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason) from Arkansas. Prior to the removal of the previous staff -- who historically would carryover from administration-to-administration -- Harry Thomason accused Travel Office employees of demanding kickbacks. An accusation later proved false. 4 jobs - 4 Failures
5) May 9, 1996, Hillary Clinton lied about coming under sniper fire as she was landing in Bosnia
This Clinton scandal involves the discovery of over 900 Republican FBI files in the White House. Files of former Secretary of State James Baker, former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, and Newt Gingrich's spokesman Tony Blankley were found to be on this list. Upon the discovery of these files, the White House issued an excuse claiming that the files were mistakenly requested by a White House employee working with an outdated list. They were called a simple "snafu." Investigations into Filegate revealed that not a common White House worker but the President's friend and close advisor, Anthony Marceca, had requested the files. When the presidency starts illegally compiling an enemies list it is a sure sign he is not fit to serve office and that, just maybe, a crime has been committed. Craig Livingstone, director of the White House's Office of Personnel Security, had improperly requested, and received from the FBI in 1993 and 1994, background reports without asking permission of the subject individuals. Livingstone seemed to lack qualifications for even this position; he had worked on a number of Democratic Party campaigns and transitions, including being an advance man for the Clinton-Gore 1992 campaign, and his only prior job in the "security" field was that of a local bar bouncer at a Washington, D.C., night club .An FBI document suggested that Livingstone had been given his position because First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was a friend of Livingstone's mother and recommended him. In 1999, Clinton gave a sworn statement that she had nothing to do with Livingstone's hiring. Livingstone also stated under oath there was no truth to the supposed hiring relationship. Hillary Clinton would later refer to the whole files matter as a "pseudo scandal" while we won't classify Hillary's involvement here as a job, she certainly did nothing to make a situation better, and it's rather obvious she helped make it worse.
U.S. Senator from New York:
Senator Clinton voted against the two major tax cuts packages introduced by President Bush, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, saying it was fiscally irresponsible to reopen the budget deficit. At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, Clinton had called for maintaining a budget surplus to pay down the national debt for future generations. At a fundraiser in 2004, she told a crowd of financial donors that "Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you" but that "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
The truth is that Mr. Bush’s deficits were the product of spending, not tax cuts. Ms. Clinton either did not understand economics, or chose to stick to a party line which she knew was incorrect.
By 2003, Bush cut the dividend and capital gains rates to 15 percent each, and the economy responded. In two years, stocks rose 20 percent. In three years, $15 trillion of new wealth was created. The U.S. economy added 8 million new jobs from mid-2003 to early 2007, and the median household increased its wealth by $20,000 in real terms.
But the real jolt for tax-cutting opponents was that the 03 Bush tax cuts also generated a massive increase in federal tax receipts. From 2004 to 2007, federal tax revenues increased by $785 billion, the largest four-year increase in American history. According to the Treasury Department, individual and corporate income tax receipts were up 40 percent in the three years following the Bush tax cuts. And (bonus) the rich paid an even higher percentage of the total tax burden than they had at any time in at least the previous 40 years. This was news to the New York Times, whose astonished editorial board could only describe the gains as a “surprise windfall.” (That the New York Times understood economics no better than Mrs. Clinton is no surprise. Perhaps we should even give Mrs. Clinton some slack if she "learned" any of her economic beliefs from articles in the New York Times, for example, Times contributor/economist Paul Krugman, who recently suggested we can eliminate out debt to China simply by minting a trillion dollar coin. ) Unfortunately, Mr. Bush allowed Congress to spend away those additional tax revenues on matters concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, immigration, etc., Mrs. Clinton basically voted along party lines. She was neither sponsor nor co-sponsor to any major legislation passed during her 2 terms in the Senate.
I see no reason to label her Senate career as a failure, but unless I'm missing something, it seems just like the vast majority of other Senators' careers...mediocre. Certainly nothing so remarkable as to deserve potential presidential adulation.
5 jobs - 4 Failures 1 wash.
As Secretary of State:
- "Re-Set" button with Russia - How'd THAT work out? - Failure
- "Arab Spring " - ditto - failure
- Benghazi: it has become apparent that she knew it was terrorist attack while it was happening, yet STILL publicly spoke about the " video" as the cause for weeks. Supposedly was too distraught to go on the Sunday Moring talk shows the following week, so Susan Rice was sent out to lie instead. If true, and she was "too distraught" to face the nation, how can she be Commander-in-Chief?
Still hasn't explained why she denied repeated requests for greater security in the weeks and months leading up to the attack (even after Brits were attacked and subsequently left). A former State Department official has told lawmakers that Hillary Clinton allies privately removed politically damaging documents before turning over files to the supposedly independent board investigating the Benghazi terror attack. Chaffetz said that Maxwell claimed Clinton's chief of staff and deputy chief of staff were overseeing the document operation, which allegedly took place on a weekend in a basement office of the State Department. - Huge failure.
- Investigation into a series of cases involving sexual misconduct by both ambassadors as well as security personnel were called off on the orders of senior State Department officials on Clinton’s watch. Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills gave the order in one case while other top-level officials stopped other probes. The confirmation of the cases in an internal State Department memo shows a pattern of sexual misconduct—including on the part of those charged with protecting Clinton—that is troubling. But the manner in which higher-ups consistently suppressed these embarrassing investigations is even more worrisome. While Clinton is not personally named as the one ordering the cover-ups, the links between the secretary and those committing the bad behavior as well as those shutting down the probes are clear.
- Despite Islamic terrorism experts and intelligence analysts warning the White House and State Department otherwise, Obama, Clinton and even Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano insisted the Muslim Brotherhood was a moderate Muslim organization. Less than a year later, the new Egyptian government arrested and charged 43 non-governmental organization (NGO) workers with illegally operating a business in that Arab country. Meanwhile the USAID did not have a permanent inspector general and relied on an acting official.
Of the 43 criminally charged 17 of them were United States citizens. That number included then-U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's son. The Americans, including Raymond LaHood, Jr., were finally freed in March 2012, but until after the Obama State Department secretly gave the Egyptian government a "ransom" payment of $4.6 million, which was on top of all the money the U.S. government gave to the Egyptians in foreign aid, loan guarantees, and other "support." – giving money to terrorists whoever thought Clinton would do it. - Failure
The most egregious in a list of potentially explosive stories involves Howard Gutman, the U.S. ambassador to Belgium who was accused of routinely ditching his security detail and then soliciting prostitutes, including minors. But Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary of state for management, ordered the investigation shut down. - Failure
99 major failures covering 6 roles in government
no major specific positive accomplishments
So, what exactly has Mrs. Clinton has done to merit her status as a Presidential candidate? Note, I don't consider her having a chance to be elected the first woman President an "accomplishment". I would love to see a woman President if she's the most qualified person (male or female) for the job. I haven't been able to find a shred of evidence in her government career that shows her to be qualified, let alone the most qualified. She has been given numerous opportunities in high-profile, high-responsibility government jobs. I can't find one where her performance made things better. There are obviously plenty where things were worse by the time she left. Can we afford a President with such a track record of failure(s)? Too harsh? Please give me any specific examples of Mrs. Clinton performing a job capably, efficiently, ethically that she left in a better position than it was before she took over. Good Luck.
hillary was found to have in 2014 during the 2008 illegal campaign shadow operation going on $608,750 by minyon moore. Do you really want this evil women in the white house, i sure dont. We need new blood, new ideas and not the same old rehashed B*S
The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report.
The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” according to the report.
The alert, originally sent on March 20 and just released this week, warns that the missing contracting funds “could expose the department to substantial financial losses.”
Hillary Clinton: It 'doesn't matter' if Bowe Bergdahl deserted his unit is the same excuse used somewhere else think it’s called BENGHAZI.
Hillary supported DOMA back in 1996 before she is now against the law her husband signed back in 1996.
In a statement that was made in National Harbor, Maryland on May 6, Hillary Clinton indicated that we as a country needed to adopt tighter gun restrictions in an attempt to stave off economic inequality that is contributing greatly to social collapse. By shifting the argument away from the merits of gun control and towards the situation with the economy, she has essentially conceded the point and given her detractors all of the ammunition they need to beat her in future discussions and debates. Whether or not she realizes that she's done that is a subject that is up for debate.
Next, the child rapist she had acquitted while as an attorney in private practice. Not only is there an audiotape of her cackling over how she knew he was guilty, but she also verbally belittled the 12-year-old victim on the stand so she could win her case. Its’ her job was to wage a "war on little girls.
Recently, Hillary Clinton said this at a recent campaign event: 'Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. How out of touch is this woman
It’s not Clinton’s first gaffe of the unofficial 2016 race. This past June, when she released her latest book, “Hard Choices,” she said she and her husband, the ex-president, came out of the White House in 2001 “dead broke.” For a couple that could instantly command multimillion-dollar book deals and six-figure speaking gigs, the comment seemed strangely off.
Hillary Clinton operatives' emails leaked: 'Punish those voters
ABC News has obtained leaked emails and a secret email list containing the names of Hillary Clinton operatives, known as the "Mook Mafia." The list is named for Robby Mook, who has worked on various Democratic campaigns and has been mentioned as a possible campaign manager for Clinton in 2016. The email list was also maintained with Marlon Marshal, now an Obama White House aide. It went out to about 150 campaign and political operatives, according to ABC. Contents of the eye-opening emails were published yesterday by ABC, and may give voters an insight into the dirty 2016 presidential campaign Clinton intends to run.
Chatwal, 70, is an immigrant from India who is chairman of the $1.5 billion Hampshire Hotels & Resorts empire, which owns luxury hotels around the world. He has long been close to both Bill and Hillary Clinton; he raised more than $100,000 for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign and, according to his lawyer’s own filings in his case, was a founder of the Clinton Global Initiative, a charitable arm of the former first couple’s foundation. He once accompanied Bill Clinton on a trip to India. Illegally raising money for Hillary 2008 campaign for president
Hillary Clinton, speaking at a foreign policy conference and saying this:
HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: This is what we call smart power, using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security, leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect even for one's enemies, trying to understand and, insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view, helping to define the problems to determine the solution. That is what we believe, in the 21st century, will change, change the prospects for peace. So I take she wants to sit down with boko haram, the president of sudan who is up for charges of genocide, ISIS and have a dinner date with them
this is about hillary and where her daughter was on 9/11/2001,
It was the second time world affairs have put Chelsea’s life at stake, except on both occasions, Hillary made it up:
She said that Chelsea was jogging around the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 and happened to duck into a coffee shop when the airplanes hit. She said that this move saved Chelsea’s life. But Chelsea told Talk magazine that she was in a friend’s apartment four miles from ground zero when the first plane hit. Her friend called her, waking her up, and told her to turn on the TV. On television, she saw the second plane hit, disproving Hillary’s claim that “she heard the plane hit. She heard it. She did.”
“Our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps, the secret military tribunals, the secret White House email accounts,” Clinton said. “It’s a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok. It is everything our founders were afraid of, everything our Constitution was designed to prevent.” Hillary Clinton - 2007
amazing she accused the bush administration the same thing she is doing with her emails on her personal own server and violated the form OF-109 she signed before becoming SOS.
One other point I want to make is this, Brachfeld's contention that President Clinton's former national security adviser Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger could have stolen original, uncatalogued, highly classified terrorism documents 14 months earlier by wrapping them around his socks and beneath his pants, as National Archives staff member John Laster reported witnessing.
Brachfeld said he was worried that during four visits in 2002 and 2003, Berger had the opportunity to remove more than the five documents he admitted taking. Brachfeld wanted the Justice Department to notify officials of the 9/11 Commission that Berger's actions -- in combination with a bungled Archives response -- might have obstructed the commission's review of Clinton's terrorism policies. Clintons will do anything they need to stop the truth from coming out.
Hillary Clinton recently blasted the hidden financial dealings exposed in the Panama Papers, but she and her husband have multiple connections with people who have used the besieged law firm Mossack Fonseca to establish offshore entities.
Among them are Gabrielle Fialkoff, finance director for Hillary Clinton’s first campaign for the U.S. Senate; Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate who has traveled the globe with Bill Clinton; the Chagoury family, which pledged $1 billion in projects to the Clinton Global Initiative; and Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, who was at the center of a Democratic fund-raising scandal when Bill Clinton was president. Also using the Panamanian law firm was the company founded by the late billionaire investor Marc Rich, an international fugitive when Bill Clinton pardoned him in the final hours of his presidency.
The ties are both recent and decades old, not surprising for the Democratic presidential front-runner and her husband, who have been in public life since the 1970s.
Each is listed in the massive leak of data from Mossack Fonseca, a law firm with expertise in registering offshore companies, which can have legitimate business purposes, but can also be used to evade taxes and launder money. Several heads of state were found in the leak, leading to the departure of the leader of Iceland and investigations in several other countries.
McClatchy Newspapers and about 350 other journalists working under the umbrella of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists have searched an archive containing more than 11.5 million Mossack Fonseca documents, including passports, financial records and emails. After a series of articles earlier this month revealed how business owners and politicians used offshores, authorities raided the law firm’s offices in Panama. The law firm has denied all accusations of wrongdoing.
Hillary Clinton condemned what she called “outrageous tax havens and loopholes that super-rich people across the world are exploiting.”
“Now, some of this behavior is clearly against the law, and everyone who violates the law anywhere should be held accountable,” she said, speaking at the AFL-CIO convention recently. “But it’s also scandalous how much is actually legal.”
The Clintons themselves do not appear to be in Mossack Fonseca’s database, nor does it appear that their daughter, Chelsea, or her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, who co-founded a hedge fund, are listed. But Bill and Hillary Clinton’s connections to people who have used offshores is fuel for her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders.
Clinton has struggled throughout her campaign to show that she can relate to working Americans, while Sanders has cast her as a wealthy out-of-touch Washington insider who has accepted hefty paychecks for speeches and received millions of dollars in campaign contributions from those tied to big businesses. Her connection to the Panama Papers, even if indirect, could magnify that perception.
Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion in New York, said it would draw voters’ attention once again to Clinton’s ties to big money. “It certainly would play into Sanders’ narrative,” he said.
Sanders said Clinton’s support of a free-trade agreement between the U.S. and Panama – one that he claims has allowed the wealthy to avoid paying taxes – should disqualify her from being the Democratic nominee for president.
“I don’t think you are qualified if you supported the Panama free trade agreement, something I very strongly opposed, which has made it easier for wealthy people and corporations all over the world to avoid paying taxes owed to their countries,” Sanders said recently.
To be sure, a long life in politics has allowed the Clintons to accumulate relationships to wealthy people and businesses across the globe.
One such connection is to Jean-Raymond Boulle, a one-time diamond miner from the volcanic island nation of Mauritius whose company was once based in Bill Clinton’s hometown of Hope, Ark. In the mid 1990s, Boulle was listed as a director of Auk Limited, a British Virgin Islands offshore company, and Gridco Limited, a Bahamas offshore company.
yep sure didnt accomplished anything in her political career with time in office