Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton's brothers could cause major problems for her presidential campaign
Posted on 05/16/2015 1:14:33 PM PDT by Hojczyk
"They're essentially the id of Bill and Hillary Clinton. A bunch of money-grubbing and opportunistic hillbillies with no sense of ethics, decency, or even legality."
Indeed, while Hugh Rodham has yet to make headlines this cycle, last weekend, the New York Times published a story delving into Clinton's youngest brother, Tony Rodham. The paper reported he had repeatedly tried to profit from his connection to the former first family.
The newspaper pointed to a wide range of Tony Rodham's business activities including a Haitian gold mining venture and speeches he gave before Chinese investor conferences and a California cosmetics company.
"The connections to the Clintons have given Mr. Rodham, a self-described 'facilitator,' a unique appeal and a range of opportunities," The Times' Steve Eder wrote. "But his business dealings have often invited public scrutiny and uncomfortable questions for the Clintons."
Earlier this year, Tony Rodham was linked to alleged political favors in a report published by the Department of Homeland Security's investigator general. The report criticized a top DHS employee for appearing to go out of his way in 2010 and 2011 to assist "a politically connected regional center," where Tony was listed as the CEO.
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I don’t care WHO drives the stake into her heart - SOMEONE - PLEASE - Just Do It! :)
“They’re essentially the id of Bill and Hillary Clinton. A bunch of money-grubbing and opportunistic hillbillies with no sense of ethics, decency, or even legality.”
Remove “the id” and it’s still accurate.
I've already got reasons not to vote for her, like she's a frigging liberal.
Her brothers, but not Hitlery herself. Yes OK, because Hitlery has a pristine record. My God, has there EVER been a politician more protected by the media than this cow? Oh she broke the law again and again and again and again and again but pay no attention, they are just little “scandals”. For everyone else it’s a “crime” but when Hitlery does it it’s a “scandal” that is quickly brushed under the rug like her recent CRIME with the emails.
My thoughts exactly. Like the Clintons AREN’T?
Hillary was tossed from the Watergate committee she must have been really bad
Doesn't that describe Bill and Hillary pretty well.
Also, why "hillbillies"? Isn't that racist or something?
Careful, talk like that and Mike Huckabee might sit on you.
Hillary Clinton should be the major problem to any campaign for anything other than federal prisoner!
If the Bill and Hill scandals aren’t enough to dissuade a potential Democrat voter, I doubt that anything her brothers could possibly do would matter.
Huey P. Long used to say that the only way he could lose would be to get caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy. But, even if a Rodham brother were caught with a dead girl, I doubt it would affect a Clinton voter. Of course, if one were found in bed with a live boy, the Clintons would exploit it as a positive with today’s Democrat voters.
The Clintons and everyone associated closely with them have dubious ties, but will that really matter? There could be FBI surveillance videos of Hill and Bill bribing undercover agents and she would still get half the nation’s vote for president.
Scandals are one thing, but the body count surrounding the Clintons should tell everyone that these people are never held accountible for anything.
Expedited visas applicants had (1) forged paperwork, (2) tried to conceal the actual sources of their investment, and, (3) in one case, had ties to a child pornography business.
REFERENCE Circa 2012, Sen Charles Grassley (Rep-Iowa) exposed the DHS-USCIS visa program--Sen Grassley said ICE identified key vulnerabilities in EB-5 visas:
1) Export of sensitive technology/economic espionage.
2) Use by foreign government agents/espionage.
3) Use by terrorists.
4) Investment fraud by regional center.
5) Investment fraud by investors.
6) Fraud conspiracies by investors and regional center.
7) Illicit finance/money laundering.
WASHINGTON Before their sister moved into the White House, Tony and Hugh Rodham lived simple, anonymous lives in Miami. Tony was a private investigator and process server. Hugh was a public defender. Neither was a political player. All that changed when Bill Clinton became president and their sister Hillary Rodham Clinton became first lady.
These days (2001), Tony Rodham is a Washington consultant who travels around the world in search of business opportunities. He has recently been to Taiwan, Dubai, Cambodia and the former Soviet Union. Hugh is a lawyer in Fort Lauderdale who works on class-action lawsuits and moves in political circles.
The brothers' activities became a focus of attention last week as a (2001) congressional committee examined the controversial pardons and commutations President Clinton granted before leaving office in January. The House panel cited $434,000 that Hugh Rodham collected--and subsequently repaid--for lobbying the White House on behalf of two felons seeking presidential clemency.
Tony Rodham acknowledged that he, too, lobbied his brother-in-law on behalf of a friend and business associate who was later pardoned, but said he didn't receive money for his efforts. The pardon cases provided new examples of the way that the brothers have sometimes entwined family relationships, personal business and political influence since the Clintons entered the White House in 1993.
In a number of cases, people have sought them out for their famous name--and the perception that it is valuable. In others, the two have made good use of the Democratic contacts that come from being part of the president's family. "You've got a man that is the brother-in-law of the president of the United States. He's the brother of the first lady of the United States and certain people are going to know his name," said Tennessee carnival owner Edgar Allen Gregory Jr., who hired Tony Rodham in August 1997 as a consultant for his business. "By nature of who he is, he is going to have various contacts throughout life."
Gregory sent Tony Rodham to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 1998 to pursue a carnival deal there that never materialized. Last year, the New York Times reported this week, Rodham talked to President Clinton about Gregory's desire for a pardon for a 1982 bank fraud conviction. Gregory received the pardon in March.
"It is absurd to even say that I used any kind of influence," Tony Rodham said Friday night on CNN's "Larry King Live." "Yeah, I talked to my brother-in-law. I told him that Ed Gregory is a good guy, he is a guy that, you know, this was hurting his business. He needs it, his business, to support his family, and he is the kind of person that the pardon system was designed for."
Friends of the brothers acknowledge that on occasion they have taken advantage of their special access to the Clintons but insist they did not demand special favors. "They were very sensitive not to overstep the line," said Gene Prescott, a Miami hotelier and friend. Neel Lattimore, the former first lady's press secretary, said Hillary's younger brothers were familiar faces at the White House, where they visited often. "They seemed harmless," she said.
Friends cite Hugh's fees in the two clemency cases--which Hillary Clinton publicly called last month a "terrible misjudgment"--as an aberration. Both Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton said they were unaware of his fees and demanded he return the money.
By most accounts, Tony Rodham, 46, has been the most active in seeking business opportunities since the Clintons moved into the White House. In the last four years, he has sought deals all over the world, sometimes using his political contacts. "I just bring different peoples together. I help them negotiate deals. I solve problems for people," Tony Rodman said on CNN.
In August 1999, he and Hugh traveled to the Republic of Georgia to set up a $118-million hazelnut company. Tony had met his partner in the deal, Stephen Graham, through the Democratic National Committee, where Tony went to work in the mid-1990s.
What about her “husband” Slick Willie?
It’s amazing isn’t it, liberals would rather have an incredibly corrupt politician in office as long as he or she is liberal and they think they can win. Screw the 100 thousand other people who are leagues more qualified with more integrity, no, all they care about is winning. If they thought Charles Manson would win they would elect him as well. Who cares if the country goes to hell, if the country gets invaded, if terrorists get the upper hand, screw that - winning is more important than anything all so they can give each other air kisses at cocktail parties and pat each other on the back. Like my brother was saying about Obama: He has the resume of a child. He was a professional student and he knows how to make phone calls. But who cares, let’s make him leader of the free world because he can win. So for the past 6 years we’ve had a freakin’ child running the country. A little boy who thinks cops are the bad guys like he’s playing a video game, that thugs and gangstas are cool and terrorists are neato and Iran is awesome dude. It’s unbelievable, my 6 year old nephew has more common sense than this moron. What was it, last week he was giving a speech saying we have a problem with the police and racism in the USA. PLEASE show me one single solitary shred of evidence of that Mr. Obama. No, who needs evidence. Let’s just play make believe because it is so much fun, who cares if cops get killed as a result. I bet this guy plays with toys when he’s in the Oval office, he’s a freakin’ child.
I loved your post and I agree wholeheartedly. You really nailed O. My brother says we have too many wrestling fans voting these days! I look forward to the day the Manchild leaves office. I pray that is the day President Cruz gets sworn in. :)
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