Skip to comments.Clinton papers reveal donor, embargo ties
Posted on 03/23/2008 9:46:10 PM PDT by jdm
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With a large charitable donation in hand, Indonesian businessman Mochtar Riady flew to Little Rock to dine with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at a 1993 gala honoring her as an "Arkansan of the Year" at a time his company, a multibillion dollar banking conglomerate, was seeking an end to a 30-year trade embargo with Vietnam.
Five days after the March 4, 1993, dinner at the Excelsior Hotel, Mr. Riady took the embargo question directly to President Clinton, saying in a four-page letter that its demise would bring political reforms in that communist country.
By that time, Mr. Riady's banking conglomerate, the $12 billion Indonesia-based Lippo Group, its subsidiaries and its employees, including his son James and executive John Huang had funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to Mr. Clinton's 1992 presidential race and had guaranteed a $3 million last-minute loan to a cash-short Clinton campaign just before the crucial New York primary in 1992.
Within six months of the dinner, the Lippo firm opened its first offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and a further five months later Mr. Clinton signed an executive order lifting the embargo, which had been in effect since 1964.
The close proximity of Mrs. Clinton's contact and Mr. Riady's Little Rock donation to his efforts to lobby for an end to the embargo were never disclosed at the time and only became public with the release last week of 11,046 pages of Mrs. Clinton's White House activity calendars.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
But of course the Clintons didn’t anything wrong. Nothing to see here...
“...saying in a four-page letter that its demise would bring political reforms in that communist country.”
well, he was right about that. Free trade raises all boats and reforms political systems.
They have always been above the law.
Of course, this is on top of the $76,000,000 the DNC got from the PRC in 1996.
Hillary KNOWS NOTHING about this.
This will be Bill’s fault.
Makes you wonder what’s in the tax returns she won’t release. And the donor records for the lie-brary and massage parlor ... hoo boy, imagine what kind of tale those would tell!
Hillary won’t “recall” it anyway.
James Riady paid a record $8.6 million in criminal fines in 2001 and also pleaded guilty to a felony charge of conspiring to defraud the U.S. by unlawfully reimbursing campaign donors with foreign corporate funds in violation of federal election law.
Mr. Huang pleaded guilty in 1999 to a felony charge of conspiring...
Hillary caught lying about Communist campaign donations in 1992 and sniper fire in Bosnia in 1996. Obama caught with a racist Black Liberation Theology preacher and an advisor scoring illegal access into passport files.
The Draft Gore 08 movement gains steam long before the DNC convention even opens its doors in Denver...
Chump change. It's a fee for the "protection" of the Grand Staircase Escalante.
Bump for reading in morning.
Gee, an Indonesian at a gala to honor the “Arkansan of the Year.” Nothing suspicious there. The Clintons don’t even try to hide their sleaze. Shameless.
Don't forget Hillary's claims that she "helped bring peace to Northern Ireland"...
Those pages are going to be a gold mine.
Ping - will read tomorrow
Did they Discuss Bubba going to Arizona to sign a Bill Making the Largest deposit of clean Burning Coal IN UTAH a National Park thereby making it out of bounds for mining so as to make James Riady and his lippo group the only other supplier of such coal in the world?
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