Leftist Corruption Update: How Foreign Cash Made Bill And Hillary ‘Filthy Rich’

How Foreign Cash Made Bill And Hillary ‘Filthy Rich’ – New York Post

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Hillary Rodham Clinton used her clout as secretary of state to do favors for foreign donors who gave millions to her family foundation – and who paid millions more to her husband, Bill, in speaking fees, a new book charges.

Records show that of the $105 million the former president raked in from speeches over 12 years, about half came during his wife’s four-year tenure at the State Department.

The claims in “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” come just a week after she launched her presidential campaign.

They raise questions about shady foreign money flowing into the Clinton Foundation – and what actions Hillary took in her official capacity in exchange for the cash.

“During Hillary’s years of public service, the Clintons have conducted or facilitated hundreds of large transactions,” writes author Peter Schweizer, according to The New York Times, which first reported the story.

“Some of these transactions have put millions in their own pockets.”

Schweizer – a former speech-writing consultant for President George W. Bush – said he found a clear “pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable US policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds.”

One example of an alleged quid pro quo cited by the Times and other sources involved the State Department’s backing of a free-trade agreement with Colombia that benefited a company founded by a big donor to the Clinton Foundation.

Hillary opposed the trade deal when running for president in 2008 because of the South American country’s poor record on workers’ rights.

But then the company, Canadian-based Pacific Rubiales, and its founder, Clinton Foundation board member Frank Giustra, donated “millions” to the foundation, The International Business Times reported.

In 2010, the State Department under Hillary lauded Colombia’s human rights record, allowing Giustra’s company to reap huge profits.

The book also examines lucrative development contracts awarded to foundation donors following the devastating Haitian earthquake in 2010. And it reports that Hillary’s brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a small North Carolina mining company that in 2012 got one of only two coveted “gold exploitation permits” from the government of Haiti – the first issued in more than 50 years, according to the website Breitbart.

Bill Clinton himself was paid $1 million by a Canadian bank and major shareholder in the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the State Department was considering the project, Schweizer charges.

Records show that Bill’s earnings from appearance fees – both foreign and domestic – spiked at $17 million in 2012, Hillary’s last year at State.

During Hillary’s four-year stint as secretary of state, the ex-president earned about $48 million of a $105 million speaking haul amassed between 2001 and 2013.

More than half of the $48 million was paid by companies in China, Japan, Canada, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Cayman Islands, among others.

The author writes that “of the 13 Clinton speeches that fetched $500,000 or more, only two occurred during the years his wife was not secretary of state.”

Bill Clinton is believed to be the richest living ex-president and one of the 10 wealthiest ever.

Most estimates put the power couple’s combined net worth at $100 million to $200 million.

Some of the fees were paid at the Clintons’ request to their foundation – netting domestic donors a fat tax break. But most went directly to Bill, and the fees make up the family’s main source of income, The Washington Post reported.

Following Hillary’s decision to run for president, the foundation itself announced last week it would accept donations only from Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany and Norway.

The 186-page book will go on sale May 5, but Hillary wasted no time dismissing it.

“We’re back into the political season and, therefore, we will be subjected to all kinds of distraction and attacks and I’m ready for that. I know that that comes, unfortunately, with the territory,” she said Monday in Keene, NH.

“It is, I think, worth noting that the Republicans seem to only be talking about me. I don’t know what they’d talk about if I wasn’t in the race, but I am in the race and hopefully we’ll get on to the issues,” she added.

Allison Moore, spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, responded by bringing up Hillary’s use of a private email account for official business and her deletion of thousands of emails.

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Hillary Clinton Must Answer For Libya (IBD Editorial)

Hillary Clinton Must Answer For Libya – IBD Editorial

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As refugees flood the Mediterranean, Europe is in a crisis. But the issue is not about how many lifeboats to send; it’s the failed state of Libya. Why isn’t Hillary Clinton, the architect of U.S. Libya policy, answering questions?

The European Union is being hit with a refugee crisis of unprecedented proportions as another boat loaded with emigres capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa on Saturday. Nearly all of its 900 passengers drowned in what’s billed as the worst maritime disaster in the history of the Mediterranean.

The Mediterranean, now known as “a cemetery without graves,” will be crossed by some 500,000 refugees this year, up from about 220,000 last year.

At the same time, a second round of beheadings of Christians by Islamic State terrorists on Libya’s beaches over the weekend drives the point home: Terrorists are on the rise, and a strong base of their operations is in Libya, a failed state that was taken over by a vile menagerie of pirates, slavers and smugglers in the rubble of the toppled Gadhafi regime.

Who’s responsible here? None other than Hillary Clinton, who served as President Obama’s secretary of state during the overthrow of the longtime dictatorship of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

And that raises again the valid questions on what really happened in Libya.

At that time, the U.S. was partnering with Europe, chiefly France, in a supposedly easy operation to get rid of the annoying dictator and then watch what the alliance thought would be the flourishing of democracy. It was called “leading from behind.”

The U.S. withdrew support from Gadhafi – who, by the way, had voluntarily renounced his nuclear program in the interest of preserving himself – only to be waylaid by mobs and killed.

Instead of democracy, what flourished was barbarism with absolutely no state emerging from what had been a largely tribal society.

The brazen murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11, 2012, showed what was ahead for the country instead.

Who let that happen? And who was it who allowed their killers to get away with it with no fear of being hunted down and brought to justice? One suspect sipped on a strawberry frappe in a fancy hotel while being interviewed by the New York Times. He was at ease because he knew nobody was looking for him.

Weapons go unguarded and fall into the hands of terrorists. Islamic radicals destroy the beautiful country of Mali, home to ancient cultural treasures. An even more menacing element takes advantage of the U.S. failure to support Egypt by attacking the country on its western flank, beheading 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians last month, and inserting an explicit threat to Rome with it. They repeated the barbarism over the weekend with another group of Christians.

A disaster this complete is the result of foreign policy incompetence on an untold scale, and demands answers from the policymakers behind it.

But instead of calling on Clinton to answer questions, the press gives her a pass, and the Obama administration watched approvingly as she destroyed a gigantic cache of emails that might have shed light on what kind of trouble she was opening the country to during her service as secretary of state.

It’s an outrage, and the press and public have every right to expect answers from her.

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Obama-Backed Islamist Mohamed Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Torturing Protesters

Egypt’s Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison – Al Arabiya News

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An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in jail for involvement in the arrests and torture of protesters during his rule.

But the court acquitted Morsi of murder charges that could have seen him sentenced to death over the killings of a journalist and two protesters during clashes outside a presidential palace in 2012.

Morsi had been facing the prospect of a death penalty, which would have been a symbolic blow against his Muslim Brotherhood movement – target of a brutal government crackdown after then army chief and now president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew him on July 3, 2013.

Ahead of the verdict, the Brotherhood slammed Sisi and called for pro-Morsi protests on Tuesday.

“The coup commander is exploiting the judiciary as a weapon in the battle against popular will and the democratic and revolutionary legitimacy represented by President Mohammad Morsi,” it said in a statement.

Morsi also faces a possible death penalty in two other trials, including one in which he is accused of spying for foreign powers.

Separate verdicts in those two cases are due on May 16.

Morsi was toppled after mass street protests against his year-long rule.

The new authorities then launched a sweeping crackdown on his supporters in which more than 1,400 people were killed and thousands jailed.

Hundreds have been sentenced to death after speedy mass trials which the United Nations called “unprecedented in recent history”.

The authorities have also targeted secular and liberal activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak, Morsi’s predecessor.

In November, a court dropped murder charges against Mubarak in his own trial over the deaths of hundreds of protesters in 2011.

Tuesday’s verdict involved a case in which Mursi and 14 other defendants, seven of whom are on the run, are charged with the killing of three protesters and torturing several more during clashes in front of the presidential palace on December 5, 2012.

Defense lawyers say there is no proof Morsi incited the clashes. The verdict is open to appeal.

Sisi has vowed to “eradicate” the Brotherhood, an 85-year-old movement that staged major electoral gains between Mubarak’s fall and Morsi’s presidential victory in May 2012.

The movement was designated a “terrorist group” in December 2013, with the authorities blaming it for attacks on the security forces.

Jihadists have claimed these attacks in retaliation for the anti-Brotherhood crackdown.

In a country where the army has been in power for decades, Sisi’s May 2014 presidential victory crushed hopes raised since the popular anti-Mubarak revolt of a civilian democracy.

However, Sisi’s regime is widely popular among Egyptians tired of more than four years of political turmoil, but rights groups say it is more repressive than under Mubarak.

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Christians Thrown Overboard Left To Drown By Obama (Kirsten Powers)

Christians Thrown Overboard Left To Drown By Obama – Kirsten Powers

Obama only mentions Christians to lecture them, rather than defend them from persecution.

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What do you call it when 12 men are drowned at sea for praying to Jesus?

Answer: Religious persecution.

Yet, when a throng of Muslims threw a dozen Christians overboard a migrant ship traveling from Libya to Italy, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi missed the opportunity to label it as such. Standing next to President Obama at their joint news conference Friday, Renzi dismissed it as a one-off event and said, “The problem is not a problem of (a) clash of religions.”

While the prime minister plunged his head into the sand, Italian authorities arrested and charged the Muslim migrants with “multiple aggravated murder motivated by religious hate,” according to the BBC.

As Renzi was questioned about the incident, Obama was mute on the killings. He failed to interject any sense of outrage or even tepid concern for the targeting of Christians for their faith. If a Christian mob on a ship bound for Italy threw 12 Muslims to their death for praying to Allah, does anyone think the president would have been so disinterested? When three North Carolina Muslims were gunned down by a virulent atheist, Obama rightly spoke out against the horrifying killings. But he just can’t seem to find any passion for the mass persecution of Middle Eastern Christians or the eradication of Christianity from its birthplace.

Religious persecution of Christians is rampant worldwide, as Pew has noted, but nowhere is it more prevalent than in the Middle East and Northern Africa, where followers of Jesus are the targets of religious cleansing. Pope Francis has repeatedly decried the persecution and begged the world for help, but it has had little impact. Western leaders – including Obama – will be remembered for their near silence as this human rights tragedy unfolded. The president’s mumblings about the atrocities visited upon Christians (usually extracted after public outcry over his silence) are few and far between. And it will be hard to forget his lecturing of Christians at the National Prayer Breakfast about the centuries-old Crusades while Middle Eastern Christians were at that moment being harassed, driven from their homes, tortured and murdered for their faith.

A week and a half after Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech, 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded for being “people of the cross.” Seven of the victims were former students of my friend and hero “Mama” Maggie Gobran, known as the “Mother Theresa of Cairo” for her work with the poorest of the poor. She told me these dear men grew up in rural Upper Egypt and had gone to Libya seeking work to support their families. They died with dignity as they called out to their God, while the cowardly murderers masked their faces.

Rather than hectoring Christians about their ancestors’ misdeeds, Obama should honor these men and the countless Middle Eastern Christians persecuted before them.

Monday, there was more horrifying news: ISIL terrorists released a video purporting to show more religiously motivated killing. According to CNN, before beheading and shooting two groups of Christians in Libya, a speaker said, “The Islamic State has offered the Christian community (the opportunity to convert to Islam or pay a tax for being Christian) many times and set a deadline for this, but the Christians never cooperated.”

So they kill them.

Indeed, let’s talk more about the Crusades.

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Israeli President Rivlin Refuses To Meet With Notorious Anti-Semite Jimmy Carter

Rivlin Refuses Meeting In Israel With Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter – Jerusalem Post

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President Reuven Rivlin has refused to meet with former U.S. president Jimmy Carter during his upcoming visit to the region, due to his stances over recent years seen as “anti-Israel.”

In recent years, Carter has become one of the most prominent critics of Israel, notably when during last summer’s war with Hamas he denounced the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza as illegitimate.

An Israeli diplomatic official told The Jerusalem Post’s Hebrew sister publication Ma’ariv that the Foreign Ministry recommended Rivlin not meet with Carter, in order to transmit the message that those who harm Israel will not meet with the president.

Carter is reportedly expected to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories in the coming weeks.

Carter has criticized successive U.S. administrations for failing to clinch an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. He has advocated controversial positions, chief among them that the West should engage Hamas in diplomatic negotiations.

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Evil Bitch Alert: ‘Scooby Van’ Clocked Driving 92 MPH Through New Hampshire In Pouring Rain

Scooby Hits The Road At 92 MPH! Secret Service Zooms Hillary To Dinner Through Driving Rain Following Secret Afternoon House Party – Daily Mail

Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s security detail led a handful of journalists on two lengthy high-speed chases to homes of influential Democrats on Monday.

Her lone official appearance on her first day in New Hampshire was a carefully stage-managed small-business roundtable in Keene.

But a lunchtime visit to a main-street bakery and two more appointments later in the day were off-the-books and under the public’s radar.

If police radar had been engaged, however, it would have clocked Hillary’s signature black conversion van – ‘Scooby’, for the uninitiated – hitting 92 mph in a driving rainstorm on Interstate 89, where the top speed limit is 65.

No one in the motorcade displayed flashing lights or blasted a siren.

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TRIAL BALLOON: A New Hampshire political operative described Hillary Clinton’s afternoon meeting at this Claremont, NH home as an entree toward an endorsement by Senator Jeanne Shaheen. The home belongs to one of Shaheen’s trusted aides

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OFF TO THE RACES: Clinton returned to her beloved Mystery Machine following her afternoon house party

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FINISH LINE: Clinton’s entourage dined and partied at the home of former New Hampshire state Senate President Sylvia Larsen

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After Clinton emerged from Whitney Brothers, a children’s furniture manufacturer, her black Chevy conversion van raced an hour north to the town of Claremont, hitting 73 in a 55 mph zone.

Two hours later Scooby was on the move to Concord, bookended by a Secret Service detail that parted the puddles and kept the motorcade nose-to-tail – with the caboose car slamming on the brakes time and again.

The Claremont event took Clinton to the home of Bethany Yurek, a constituent services ‘special assistant’ to New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Yurek is not a Washington heavy-hitter, but is part of Shaheen’s inner circle.

A political operative close to Shaheen’s New Hampshire office said the meeting was meant to include a discussion about nudging the senator toward a presidential endorsement.

In the nation’s first presidential primary voting state, an early nod from a sitting senator to a former senator could carry enough weight to ward off Clinton’s potential competitors.

Yurek did not respond to phone messages seeking comment, and Clinton’s campaign made arrangements only for the New York Times to attend.

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SCOOBY SIGHTINGS: On Monday the CLinton campagin-mobile made stops in three New Hampshire towns

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PIT STOP: Scooby’s Secret Service driver gassed up Hillary’s chariot before opening up her engine and pushing it to 92 mph

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MEET MOLLY: Clinton enjoyed the oldest campaign tactic in the book – posing with a baby – on Monday in the New Hampshire town of Keene, and gushed that she wanted to bring the infant home with her

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In Claremont, according to tweets from a Times reporter, the wealthy former secretary of state’s messaging featured progressive-friendly lines about income inequality.

‘The deck is stacked in their favor,’ she said of America’s super-rich. ‘My job is to reshuffle the cards.’

Clinton and her husband, the former president, are themselves among America’s much-derided ‘one per cent’ richest.

She also sounded an alarm about capital gains tax cuts for big banks being the ‘root’ of America’s economic malaise.

That seems calibrated to appeal to Democrats on her left flank – those who are pining for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to enter the race.

Clinton’s Concord stop was a 7:00 dinner event at the sprawling home of former New Hampshire state Senate President Sylvia Larsen.

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GOOD NIGHT’S REST: Clinton and her traveling campaign team stayed Monday night at the Centennial hotel, a Victoria property full of ’boutique furniture pieces and chic art taken from the pages of Vogue’

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TOP AIDE: Huma Abedin, Hillary’s right-hand woman, is on the campaign trail and stayed by Clinton’s side as they stopped at a bakery in Keene on Monday

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Larsen is a longtime Clinton loyalist who endorsed Hillary’s first presidential bid in 2007. She hosted a ‘Ready For Hillary’ house party in February at the same home that hosted the candidate herself on Monday night.

That house is steeped in Clinton lore. When then-Governor Bill Clinton filed his papers to run in the 1992 New Hampshire primary, it was Hillary who delivered the documents to the state capitol.

Her last stop before making that trek in the rain was a gathering of professional women at Larsen’s home.

On Tuesday the Clinton campaign will remain in Concord for a second roundtable event – this time at the New Hampshire Technical Institute, the local community college.

They’ll be well-rested.

On Monday night Clinton and her team stayed at the Centennial hotel in Concord, a Victorian-era complex full of ’boutique furniture pieces and chic art taken from the pages of Vogue,’ according to the hotel’s website.

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Here Are 17 Reasons It’s Impossible For Hillary Clinton To Relate To Normal Americans (Eric Owens)

Here Are 17 Reasons It’s Impossible For Hillary Clinton To Relate To Normal Americans – Eric Owens

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton suffered quite a bit of mockery this week as her carefully orchestrated campaign rollout turned into a deluge of punchlines and Chipotle-related mockery.

It’s been great fun – and a refreshing relief from several sad years of reluctance to make fun of President Barack Obama.

At the same time, Clinton is more than a comical candidate who cannot possibly relate to regular, normal Americans. She’s also entitled and out-of-touch.

The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents” by Ronald Kessler lays out episode after episode of rude, insolent, belligerent behavior by Hillary Clinton which demonstrates she is undeserving of the presidency and unfit to represent the United States.

A throng of Secret Service employees and White House staffers spoke very candidly with Kessler, the author of seven New York Times best sellers, for the August 2014 book.

Here are 17 examples of Clinton’s awfulness.

1. – Secret Service agents view protecting Hillary as a form of punishment. As Kessler notes, Clinton frequently declares her deep concern for ordinary Americans. And, in fact, the Wellesley College-educated Democrat has stressed a fuzzy set of populist-progressive principles thus far in her campaign.

However, she has an embarrassingly long history of treating actual Americans terribly when she interacts with them. Her seething anger is so persistent that Secret Service agents and law enforcement personnel have long considered the assignment of protecting her “a form of punishment.”

“Hillary was so mistrustful and vengeful,” on ex-Secret Service agent told Kessler.

“She’s very angry and sarcastic and is very hard on her staff,” a source said. “She is a totally different person behind the scenes than what you see when she is being interviewed.”

“She’s known to snap at agents and yell at agents and dress them down to their faces, and they just have to be humble,” a source explained, “and walk away.”

“Agents don’t deserve that,” a Secret Service agent told Kessler. “They’re there to do a job, they’re there to protect her, they’ll lay their life down for hers, and there’s absolutely no respect for that.”

2. – Hillary is woefully disorganized and habitually late. Showing up on time won’t be a feature of a Hillary Clinton presidency, according to Kessler. “She had children running her campaign,” an agent who was around the 2000 version of Clinton told the author. “She had a lack of organization and a lack of maturity. She could not keep a schedule.”

3. – Hillary likes to tell the people who protect to fuck off. Back when the Monica Lewinsky scandal was in full bloom, Kessler recounts, a uniformed Secret Service was on duty on the South Lawn of the White House when Hillary showed up in the back of a limousine.

“The first lady steps out of the limo, and another uniformed officer says to her, ‘Good morning, ma’am,”‘ the agent told Kessler. “Her response to him was ‘F off.’ I couldn’t believe I heard it.”

4. – Hillary once had a father of four fired because he helped Barbara Bush with a computer problem. The man was a White House usher, Christopher B. Emery. Barbara Bush had contacted Emery when she was having problems setting up a laptop because Emery had helped the former first lady with computer problems a couple times previously.

For offering this assistance to a former White House resident, Hillary successfully demanded that Emery be fired. The family man was unable to find another job for a year.

5. – Hillary hates the military and didn’t want officers wearing their military uniforms in her presence. “She didn’t appear to like law enforcement or the military,” former Secret Service agent Lloyd Bulman told Kessler.

“She wouldn’t go over and meet military people or police officers, as most protectees do. She was just really rude to almost everybody. She’d act like she didn’t want you around, like you were beneath her,” the agent said.

She didn’t want to see police officers in uniform.

“How do you explain that to the police?” a disgusted Secret Service agent asked. “She wanted state troopers and local police to wear suits and stay in unmarked cars. If there were an incident, that could pose a big problem. People don’t know police are in the area unless officers wear uniforms and drive police cars. If they are unaware of a police presence, people are more likely to get out of control.”

The former secretary of state also did not want to see American military officers in their uniforms.

“Hillary didn’t like the military aides wearing their uniforms around the White House,” yet another Secret Service agent recalled. “She asked if they would wear business suits instead. The uniform’s a sign of pride, and they’re proud to wear their uniform. I know that the military was actually really offended by it.”

6. – Hillary once yelled at a guy for changing a light bulb while she was at the White House. Kessler recounts an incident involving an electrician who was changing a light bulb inside the White House. Clinton dressed this man down because she didn’t want any work done inside the 54,896-square-foot residence while she was on the premises.

“She caught the guy on a ladder doing the lightbulb,” Franette McCulloch, an assistant White House pastry chef during the Clinton administration, told the author. “He was a basket case.

7. – Hillary demanded White House workers never speak to her and hide behind the drapes when she appeared. It was a standing rule, according to Kessler.

“No one spoke to her when she was going from one location to another,” former FBI agent Coy Copeland told Kessler. “In fact, anyone who would see her coming would just step into the first available office.”

“We were basically told, the Clintons don’t want to see you, they don’t want to hear you, get out of the way,” an ex-Secret Service agent told the author. “If Hillary was walking down a hall, you were supposed to hide behind drapes used as partitions. Supervisors would tell us, ‘Listen, stand behind this curtain. They’re coming,’ or ‘Just stand out of the way, don’t be seen.”‘

8. – Hillary once insulted a man by asking him if he shopped at J.C. Penney. The 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner who is running as a compassionate voice for everyday Americans had the encounter in a hallway of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Kessler reports. The subject of her ire was a member of independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigative team.

The man addressed Hillary, saying “Good morning, Mrs. Clinton,” FBI agent Copeland told Kessler.

“She jumped all over him,” Copeland told the author. “‘How dare you? You people are just destroying my husband.’ It was that vast right-wing conspiracy rant. Then she had to tack on something to the effect of ‘And where do you buy your suits? Penney’s?’”

The embarrassed Starr investigator told Copeland the story a few weeks after the incident occurred. “He said, ‘I was wearing the best suit I owned,’” Copeland said.

9. – Hillary drove Vince Foster to suicide by belittling him. Foster, White House deputy counsel under Bill Clinton, committed suicide on July 20, 1993. He had been a mentor to Hillary prior to Clinton’s rise to the presidency back when Hillary worked at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Ark.

Hillary ridiculed and vilified Foster in front of White House aides during meetings concerning Hillary’s failed single-payer healthcare scheme. Specifically, according to Kessler, she was frustrated about some legal concerns he had raised.

“Hillary put him down really, really bad in a pretty good-size meeting,” Copeland, who learned of the incident through others, told Kessler. “She told him he didn’t get the picture, and he would always be a little hick-town lawyer who was obviously not ready for the big time.”

“The put-down that she gave him in that big meeting just pushed him over the edge,” the former FBI agent said.

“Foster was profoundly depressed, but Hillary lambasting him was the final straw because she publicly embarrassed him in front of others,” another former FBI agent, Jim Clemente, told the author. “Hillary blamed him for failed nominations, claimed he had not vetted them properly, and said in front of his White House colleagues, ‘You’re not protecting us’ and ‘You have failed us.’ That was the final blow.”

Foster, who left a wife and three children, shot himself in a Washington, D.C. park about a week later.

10. – Hillary orchestrated the mass firings of White House travel office employees for Bill Clinton’s cousin. Clinton presidential assistant W. David Watkins told Kessler that Hillary schemed to fire seven White House travel office employees so Catherine A. Cornelius, Bill Clinton’s third cousin, and some friends of the Clintons could take over the travel business for their own benefit.

“We both know that there would be hell to pay” if “we failed to take swift and decisive action in conformity with the First Lady’s wishes,” Watkins wrote in a memo to then White House chief of staff Thomas F. McLarty.

11. – Hillary wants to be protected by Secret Service agents but she doesn’t want to see the agents. Both Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton issued a directive during the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles that Secret Service agents were to avoid being seen.

“We were told they didn’t want to see us,” an agent who was on the Staples Center assignment told Kessler. And so, when either Clinton approached, members of their protection detail were supposed to hide.

More generally, Secret Service agents who protected Hillary say she routinely ignored them and never expressed an ounce of gratitude.

“Hillary never talked to us,” an agent told Kessler. “Most all members of first families would talk to us and smile. She never did that.”

When she did speak to the Secret Service, it was to complain.

“Hillary would cuss at Secret Service drivers for going over bumps,” former agent Jeff Crane told Kessler.

12. – Hillary would fly into a rage whenever her staff failed to bring in a big enough audience to fake spontaneous events. On one of her famous, carefully choreographed listening tours, Clinton’s advance teams planned “‘impromptu’ visits at diners and local hangouts,” a Secret Service agent remembers.

“The events were all staged, and the questions were screened. She would stop off at diners. The campaign would tell them three days ahead that they were coming. They would talk to the owner and tell him to invite everyone and bring his friends,” the agent told the author.

Clinton would become angry if the events did not meet her expectations.

“Hillary flew in to rages when she thought her campaign staff had not corralled enough onlookers beforehand,” the agent said. “Hillary had an explosive temper.”

13. – Hillary once complained about a 4-H Club visit because it would be insufficient for fundraising. When she was running in New York for the U.S. Senate seat she eventually won, Clinton’s staff scheduled a 4-H Club visit in a dairy-heavy region of upstate New York. When the future senator arrived, she was deeply disappointed to see cows and regular people dressed in blue jeans.

Hillary flew into a rage. “She turned to a staffer and said, ‘What the f- did we come here for? There’s no money here,”‘ a Secret Service agent then on the scene told Kessler.

4-H clubs are organizations for kids administered by the United States Department of Agriculture.

14. – Hillary stays in the master bedrooms of the homes of her big Democratic donors. During previous runs for electoral office, Clinton would regularly show up late at night at the homes of Democratic powerbrokers and sleep in the main bedroom. “We would show up at their homes at 2 A.M., and she would sleep in the master bedroom,” an agent told Kessler.

She has also been known to berate her staffers for the hotels they choose.

15. – Hillary Clinton regularly leaves the place where she is when Bill shows up. The protection agency is able to track the movements of the leaders and former leaders it is sworn to protect. Frequently, agents have noted, whenever Bill shows up at a place where Hillary Clinton is, Hillary immediately leaves.

“It was funny, because on the radio you’d hear that she went some­ where, and then you’d hear that he went to the same location, and every time he went to her, she would go somewhere else,” a former agent told Kessler.

Also, for the record, Bill Clinton is still cheating on Hillary with a fake-breasted blonde mistress who shows up immediately after Hillary leaves their home in Chappaqua, N.Y. The woman’s Secret Service nickname is “Energizer.”

16. – Hillary’s staffers are bitter little Hillary clones. Secret Service agents say Huma Abedin, a longtime Hillary staffer (and spouse of Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner) is just as nasty as Hillary. In 2008, for example, an agent helped Abedin after she got lost trying to find a presidential debate in Los Angeles.

Abedin was ungrateful for the effort. “She was belligerent and angry about being late for the event,” the agent told Kessler. “No appreciation for any of it, not a thank-you or anything. That was common for her people to be rude.”

On another occasion, Abedin was not wearing proper identification but tried to barge past Secret Service agents, anyway.

“You don’t have the proper identification to go beyond this point,” a female agent reportedly told Abedin.

“Huma basically tried to throw her weight around,” a former Secret Service agent told the author. “She tried to just force her way through and said belligerently, ‘Do you know who I am?”‘

It didn’t work. Abedin was forced to calm down and cooperate so the Secret Service could confirm her identity.

17. – Secret Service agents rebelled against Hillary by making Abedin carry her own damn bags – and Hillary’s, too. Many times, Secret Service agents carry the luggage of first ladies and other members of a president’s entourage. However, it’s not a requirement. With Abedin, “the agents were just like, ‘Hey, you’re going to be like that? Well, you get your own luggage to the car. Oh, and by the way, you can carry the first lady’s luggage to the car, too,’” an agent explained to Kessler. “She’d have four bags, and we’d stand there and watch her and say, ‘Oh, can we hold the door open for you?’ ”

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