Skip to comments.Who Is David Edwards?
Posted on 03/24/2002 7:49:03 AM PST by rdavis84
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No relation. AT ALL. To this "David Edwards" who is a smear on a good family name. Sheesh! I hate the Clintons!
"A few years earlier, Mr. Edwards provided important help to a company linked by family ties to then Vice President George Bush. In 198, Mr. Edwards and Mr. Bakhsh rode to the rescue of Harken Energy, a struggling Texas oil company that included George W. Bush on its board. Harken's web of Middle East connections was detailed in a 1991 Wall Street Journal report. Stephens officials, including Mr. Edwards, came up with an unusual arrangement to help cash-poor Harken: Union Bank of Switzerland would give the oil company a $25 million cash infusion in exchange for stock. UBS, the Journal noted, was not known as an investor in small U.S. companies and was a joint-venture partner with BCCI in a Geneva-based bank."
for a more current updated thread on this topic, click the following link: Harken's ME connections
THANKS for the ping . . . I surely wish that all of our archives were available . . . OUR WORK IS MISSING!
Yeah, but look at the Bright Side of it ---- You don't have to kick ndcrorp....ndcorp......that ND guy out of the way to post replies!
Never DID like that guy.
But Gov. Clinton may have had some Saudi resources of his own. Mr. Clinton was a Georgetown University class-mate of Turki bin Feisal, the current head of Saudi intelligence.
Sources in Arkansas say Mr. Clinton's famous networking skills also put him in contact with Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. University officials participated in a Clinton-Bandar meeting in the spring of 1991, when they and Mr. Mr. Edwards joined the governor in delivering a request for a major gift to the ambassador. According to a 1991 gubernatorial disclosure statement, Mr. Clinton and Prince Banal also were together on June 13, when they traveled from Aspen to Little Rock on a jet leased by the Saudis.
Despite such contacts, no progress in raising money was made until Gov. Clinton received the Democratic presidential nomination. One month later, Mr. Edwards handled an anonymous lead gift to the university of $3.5 million for a Middle East studies program. Individuals familiar with the gift say it came from the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce. According to the Cyprus-based Arab Press Service, the gift was approved by Saudi Arabia's King Fahd at the recommendation of Prince Turki.
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