on the front page of the seattle times 24.08.2016 we find articles on a drug company profiteering the "epipen," a device for injecting epinephrine that prevents sometimes fatal allergic reactions; a headline & story that "bamboo," a "... former woodland park zoo resident..." transferred to a zoo in oklahoma city has had the tip of her tail bitten off, and hanging in tatters; and a headline that soothes, telling us that obama has "reassured" residents of louisiana that they will rebuild from recent floodwaters, (presumably still bush's fault.)
on page 5 of section a, under the full article on the louisiana flood waters, we find a headline that "secretary clinton met foundation donors, ..." a rather innocuous heading that really doesn't convey that she was collecting "donations" to her family foundation while serving as secretary of state in the obama administration, a "charity" that provides, among other things, income to the clintons.
the story, as printed in the seattle times, is set forth below:
"more than half the people outside the government who met with hillary clinton while she was secretary of state gave money [oddly enough, not "capped" in the article:jjj] gave money--either personally or through companies or groups--to the clinton foundation.
donors who were granted time with clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for her help as the bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a wall street executive who sought clinton's help with a visa problem; and estee lauder executives who were listed as meeting with clinton while her department worked with the firm's corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in south africa.
they are among at least 85 of 154 people with private interests who either met or had phone conversations scheduled with clinton and also gave to her family's charities, according to a review of state department calendars released so far to the associated press. combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. the 154 does not include u.s. federal employees or foreign-government representatives. [as i read the english language, this strongly implies that some of those people "gave" as well.: jjj]
the meetings between the [now] democratic presidential nominee [and the then secretary of state:jjj] and foundation donors do not appear to violate legal agreements clinton and former president clinton signed before she joined the state department in 2009. [leaving aside any analysis of whether such "agreements" were legal.:jjj]
clinton's campaign said the ap analysis was flawed because it did not include in its calculations meetings with foreign diplomats or u.s. government officials, and the meetings (associated press_ examined covered only the first half of clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
'it is ourageous to misrepresent secretary clinton's basis for meeting with these individuals,' spokesman brian fallon said. he called it 'a distorted portrayal of how often she crossed paths with individuals connected to charitable donations to the clinton foundation.'
republican presidential nominee donald trump fiercely criticized the links between the clinton foundation and the state department.
'it is impossible to figure out where the clinton foundations ends and the state department begins,' he said at a rally tuesday night in austin, texas.
state department officials have said they are not aware of any agency actions influenced by the clinton foundation.
muhammad ynus, a bangladeshi economist who won the 2006 nobel peace prize for pioneering low-interest 'microcredit' for poor business owners, met with clinton and talked with her by phone during a period when bangladeshi government authorities investigating his oversight of a nonprofit bank and ultimately pressured him to resign from the bank's board.
he pleaded for help in messages to clinton, and she ordered aides to find way to assist him.
grameen america, the bank's nonprofit u.s. flagship, which yunus chairs, has given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the foundation-- a figure that bank spokes-woman becky asch said reflects the institution's annual fees to attend cgi meetings."
i have to confess that donald trump is not the only one who has trouble figuring out where hilary clinton ends and the state department begins, or, is it the other way around? and, i am equally troubled by trying to figure out where hilary** clinton ends, and the american press begins: it seems to me, that the later are entirely in her service, making a servile lapdog out of the independent and objective press.
journalists, indeed. (you have to imagine the derisive snort. i am not sure "harrumph" quite does it.)
she is dirty, venal, grasping and greedy quite beyond belief. not to mention guilty of deceit, corruption and influence peddling, as she gathers money at every turn of her "public service." and, the american press and media serve her willingly.
john jay @ 08.25.2016