The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton

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The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton was written by Amanda B. Carpenter and published by the publishing house of Regnery Publishing on October 11, 2006.

Carpenter wrote the 320-page book to "give you all the ammunition to help end Hillary's White House dreams once and for all. "[1]

Notable quotes

  • "Now you can't get much more duplicitous and deceptive with the voters than vowing not to take money from somebody and then after taking $1 million and a half and then asking for another $100,000," Peter Paul, campaign contributor commenting on his helping organize a Hollywood fundraiser.[2]
  • "Thus, incurring a mere $35,000 fine, Hillary Clinton's campaign got away with one of the largest, most fraudulent campaign contributions in political history."[3]
  • "Clinton managed to procure the $125 million for New York first responders from funds designated for victims of Hurricane Katrina."[4]
  • "Hillary Clinton's voting record and rare candid comments reveal an economic philosophy based on central planning, bigger government, higher and more complex taxes, and increased regulation of private industry."[5]
  • In 2001 at a speech Clinton said: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."[6]
  • "In Clinton's eyes, government redistricting -- not private entrepreneurship -- is the key to economic growth."[7]
  • "She wants the government to force couples to engage in 'mandatory cooling-off periods, with education and counseling for partners' before being able to divorce."[8]
  • "Clinton cheered a system that puts children in government-run schools 'even before they reach the age of three' and fawned over their 'modern and inviting' buildings with 'bright and colorful' interiors."[9]
  • "Oh, I couldn't possibly answer that right now. My office will get back to you." -- Hillary Clinton to reporters when asked what is her favorite book.[10]
  • Hillary's one constant in Iraq has been to say whatever seems politically expedient."[11]

Primary claims advanced by the book

Foreign cash

The first chapter of the book outlines how Clinton could use foreign cash to finance a presidential campaign. Because Hillary's husband Bill Clinton earns vast sums of money in speaking engagements, she has access to that money in their joint financial bank accounts. Using foreign money in a campaign is illegal. Carpenter asked campaign finance lawyers about the possibility of Clinton using foreign money. She also interviewed Russ Feingold and Chris Shays -- sponsors of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform act -- and asked them of the possibility that Clinton could use money that her husband had been paid from overseas speaking engagements. Both officials said it would be "troubling" and likely illegal.[12]

Some of the foreign payments to the Clinton's include:

  • $300,000 in 2002 from the Australian Council for the Peaceful Reunification of China[13]
  • $475,000 in 2002 for two speeches from The Dabbagh Group, which is a Saudi financial services conglomerate[14]
  • $925,000 in 2001 and 2002 for seven appearances at fundraisers for Australian public relations firm Markson Sparks[15]
  • $200,000 for a 30-minute speech in May 2002 by the CEO of a Chinese company who played a prominent role in the Communist Chinese government.[16]

Campaign donations

The second chapter opens with a recap of a campaign contributor who hosted a Hollywood fundraiser that raised more than $1 million for Hillary's first Senatorial campaign. Peter Paul, the businessman who hosted the event, is also a convicted felon, which prompted the Clinton campaign to try and distance itself from Paul once that revelation was revealed in the Washington Post. Paul admitted in interviews with Carpenter that the event was thrown as a quid-pro-quo exchange to get Bill Clinton to work as a spokesman for Paul's company.[17]

For the Hollywood gala, more than $1.1 million in in-kind contributions were made to the Hillary for Senate campaign. But only $400,000 was reported to the Federal Election Commission. Five years later, the FEC issued a brief stating that the New York State Democratic Committee had failed to disclose $721,895 in in-kind contributions.[17]

After Hillary's campaign publicly denounced Paul and returned a $2,000 campaign contribution, the relationship between the parties continued. Paul mentions to the author that he was asked for an additional $100,000, even after the campaign had issued a statement indicating a severing of ties.[17]

Indictment

In June 2002, David Rosen -- Hillary's national finance director -- was indicted on four counts for underreporting the Hollywood gala in 2000. Two of the charges were dropped and Rosen was acquitted for two others.[18] Another event organizer -- Aaron Tonken -- served jail time for his role in the gala.[19]

Other notable donors

  • Willie Tan, a Saipan-based sweatshop operator, donated $8,000.[20]
  • International Profit Associates (IPA), a company owned by disbarred New York lawyer John Burgess, donated $157,000 to Clinton. Most politicians returned all funds that were donated by Burgess, when it was revealed that he had a criminal record for attempted larcey and patronizing a 16-year-old prostitute.[20]

Wal-mart

Hillary made a public display of returning a $5,000 contribution from Wal-mart, stating she no longer agreed with the direction of the company. However, her campaign refused to return a $27,000 contribution from a donor, Sam Waksal, who was indicted for fraudulent insider trading, bank fraud, and obstruction of justice. A New York Post report detailed that Waksal had actually given $63,000. Clinton's campaign announced it would donate the money to charity -- however, only $7,000 remained because $56,000 had already been spent.[21]

Economic viewpoints

The third and fourth chapters detail Clinton's voting record and thoughts about economic policy, particularly regarding taxation.

  • During her 2000 Senate campaign, Clinton spoke out against the Estate tax, stating, "You ought to be able to leave your land and the bulk of your fortunes to your children and not the government." However, while a member of the Senate, Clinton voted in favor of an amendment that would have kept the estate tax in place.[22]
  • Hillary sponsored or cosponsored 169 bills in her first two years of office that resulted in an additional $124 billion of spending.[23]
  • According to the National Taxpayer's Union, Hillary was the second most "expensive" Senator from 2001-2004.[24]

Pork projects

The following are some pork projects Hillary secured for the New York region.[25]
2001

  • $450,000 to revitalize teh College Park neighborhood of Schenectady[26]
  • $250,000 for a roof replacement and other improvements to the Lesbian and Gay Communities Services Center in New York City[26]
  • $200,000 to build paths in the Canandaigua's Lagoon Park[26]

2002

  • $350,000 for a survey of Albany's economic growth[25]
  • $4 million for the Rochester National Center for Excellence[25]
  • $3 million for restoration of biuldings and trails among other things at the Val-Kill's Eleanor Roosevelt Center[26]

2003

  • $250,000 for the Metropolitan Development Authroty of Syracuse and central New York's "Vision 2010"[25]
  • $250,000 for Rural Opportunities, Inc.[25]
  • $550,000 for the New York City Initiative: Music Educators for New York City[26]
  • $720,000 to replace a local motel in Schenectady[26]
  • $250,000 for a new performing arts center[26]
  • $250,000 for an indoor sports facility in Binghamton[26]
  • $250,000 to renovate the Auburn Schine Theater[26]

2004

  • $250,000 for Broome-Tioga Works (2004)[25]
  • $5 million for a museum in Baltimore[26]
  • $949,474 for genetics and stock research at Cornell[26]
  • $2.5 million to fight Asian long-horned beetles[26]
  • $250,000 for an indoor sports field in Vestal[26]
  • $200,000 for the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum[26]
  • $250,000 for living and working space for artists in Buffalo[26]

2005

  • $200,000 to double the Stanley Theater[26]
  • $12 million to protect the Montauk lighthouse[26]
  • $805,938 for a waste-to-energy program at Clarkson University[26]

2006

  • $50,000 for a "golden nematode" program at Cornell[26]

Westchester County

Westchester County is one of the wealthiest in the country, with average income of a single-member household at $67,555. Hillary helped steer more than $7 million in 2002 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money. CDBG funds are typically meant to address poverty and low-income community needs. [27]

Family values

Chapters 5 and 6 relate to Hillary's thoughts on healthcare and family values.

  • When discussing school choice, Hillary implied that the implementation of a voucher program could ultimately lead to children going to a "School of Jihad."[28]
  • However, when discussing public schools, Hillary said she favors competition and choice among public schools.[29]

Media

Chapter 7 chronicles Clinton's relationship with the media. Hillary was known for having a reputation of being standoffish with media members at the Capitol. Often times she ignored reporters or responded "I don't know" when other Senators would freely mingle with the media. [30]

  • Controlling her image: Clinton is described as being manipulative regarding her image and perception. One particular incident involved the Code Pink organization and its plans to protest at the Take Back America conference where Clinton was speaking. The group is radically anti-war and believed Clinton has a pro-war record. According to the co-founder Gael Murphy:[31]
Fearing that Code Pink would openly confront Clinton on her pro-war policy, the organizers of Take Back America entered into negotiations with Code Pink...They pleaded with us not to protest her keynote breakfast address...Instead we were told we could distribute flyers explaining Hillary's pro-war position inside and outside the hotel, and we would be called on to ask her the first question after the speech. We agreed." [31]
However, that agreement was reportedly abandoned and all Code Pink affiliated individuals were barred from the event.[31]
  • Editing the Internet: Carpenter examines Hillary's commentary on regulating the Internet. Clinton said: "there are a number of serious issues without any kind of an editing or gate-keeping function [on the Internet]."[32]
  • Airbrushing: A 2001 report in Drudge detailed a speech by Clinton at the Concert for New York City, several weeks after 9/11. The story indicated that Clinton was received poorly by some members of the crowd, including firemen and policemen shouting "Get off the stage! We don't want you here!" When the concert was aired in December, the footage of boos was allegedly edited out of the clip, replaced with clapping. The concert was produced by Viacom, a large donor of Clinton's.[33]
  • Viacom: Viacom's publishing house "Simon & Schuster" gave Hillary an $8 million advance for her memoir Living History. This sum was given just before she assumed office as a senator, which raised some questions over the ethics rules. The Congressional Accountability Project sent a letter to Clinton outlining that concern:[34]
Given Viacom's extensive efforts to affect the outcome of numerous matters pending before the Senate and federal government, if you accept the $8 million book advance from Simon & Schuster, you may violate Senate rules regarding conflicts of interest, which mandate 'no member, officer or employee shall engage in any outside business or professional activity or employment for compensation which is inconsistent or in conflict with the conscientious performance of official duties'... the sheer size of your $8 million book advance raises questions about whether you and Senate processes may be affected by large cash payments from a major media conglomerate. This book contact, with its uniquely lavish advance for an elected official, may be, in fact, a way for that corporation to place money into your pockets, perhaps to curry favor with you."[34]

Immigration

Chapter 8 chronicles Clinton's viewpoints on immigration, notably her public statements on both sides of the issue.

  • After Hurricane Katrina, Clinton proposed amnesty and welfare benefits to any illegal aliens affected by the Hurricane.[35]
  • In 2003, Clinton went on a radio show and said she was "adamantly against illegal aliens" and favored a form of ID.[36]
  • Clinton helped secure $25 million for additional protection along the Canadian border.[37]

9/11

Chapter 9 focuses on Hillary's political response to 9/11. Predominantly, the chapter alleges that Hillary used the event to further her political ambitions.[38]

  • Two days after 9/11, Clinton and Chuck Schumer asked President Bush to send $20 billion to New York. A 2005 report in the New York Daily News exposed a misuse of the 9/11 funds. In particular, Goldman Sachs received a $25 million grant in 2005.[39]
  • Several other companies received federal aid money despite high profits. Including:[40]
    • Donald Trump: $150,000
    • Ford Models agency: $100,000
    • Morgan Stanley: $300,000
    • Two Rockefeller group subsidiaries owned by the Mitsubishi Estate group: $234,397 each
  • After 9/11, a program was created to provide federal funds for "clean air" purchases for New York city residents (ie, air conditioners, purifiers and vacuum cleaners). The program was slated to cost about $15 million. It ultimately cost more than $129 million.[41]
  • In 2006, Hillary opposed President Bush's signing a $6.8 billion contract with the United Arab Emirates on a Dubai Ports World. She said the contract would compromise America's security and "fiscal sovereignty." While Hillary opposed the accord under the premise that the United States should not be "handing over U.S. ports," Bill Clinton was openly engaging in lucrative relationships with Dubai. He earned more than $600,000 in speeches there. When Hillary was questioned about her husband's positive, pro-active relationship with Dubai, she responded, "That's...I mean, as far as I know, he supports my position and has said so publicly."[42]

Iraq

  • On October 11, 2002, Hillary voted yes on House Joint Resolution 114, to authorize war against Iraq.[43]
  • Hillary made the following speech the day before the vote on the Iraq war:
In the four years since the inspectors, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East which, as we know all too well, affects American security. This much is undisputed.[44]
  • In early 2005, Hillary rejected a deadline for withdrawing troops from Iraq. Several months later, she supported an amendment to create such a deadline.[45]

See also

References

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