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Tue Jul 28, 2015, 09:55 PM

Last month Hillary hired a major Keystone XL lobbyist to her campaign

Hillary Clinton's Newest Consultant Was A Major Keystone Lobbyist
Posted: 06/25/2015 12:34 pm EDT Updated: 06/25/2015 2:59 pm EDT


The newest hire for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is a longtime strategist who played a key role in her 2008 primary defeat while working for then-Sen. Barack Obama.

He’s also a Washington lobbyist who lobbied the State Department -- led, at the time, by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- on behalf of the company seeking to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

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Berman lobbied the House, the Senate and multiple federal agencies. In the second and fourth quarters of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011, the State Department was among the agencies that he lobbied. Clinton was running the department at the time.

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There is also concern about Clinton’s position on the matter. Because the pipeline would cross an international border, the State Department is charged with deciding whether it would be in the national interest to grant a permit to the project. While secretary of state in 2010, Clinton said the department was "inclined" to sign off on the pipeline. On the campaign trail, however, Clinton has declined to comment on Keystone one way or the other. And since then, there have been accusations that she's been the object of influence peddling. Two Canadian banks "tightly connected" to promoting the pipeline have paid her $1.6 million for just eight speeches.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/25/hillary-clinton-keystone_n_7663356.html

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Bjorn Against Jul 2015 OP
Juicy_Bellows Jul 2015 #1
restorefreedom Jul 2015 #2
beam me up scottie Jul 2015 #3
Mnpaul Jul 2015 #5
beam me up scottie Jul 2015 #6
6chars Jul 2015 #8
Cheese Sandwich Jul 2015 #4
cherokeeprogressive Jul 2015 #7
AtomicKitten Jul 2015 #9
Cheese Sandwich Jul 2015 #10
cyberswede Jul 2015 #11

Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 10:15 PM

1. Well Al B. Sure!

How about that?

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 10:17 PM

2. gee and she is reluctant to take a position.....

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 10:17 PM

3. She wanted more diversity!

Lobbyists are terribly underrepresented in Bernie's campaign staff.



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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 11:35 PM

5. Lobbyists are people too!

Hillary in 2007 at NN

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Response to Mnpaul (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 11:49 PM

6. Someone has to hire them and I'm just the candidate to lead the way!

She got booed for that too, I believe.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:51 AM

8. lol

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 10:21 PM

4. Not surprising, in 2011 and 2012 it was common knowledge Hillary was pro-pipeline at State.

 



Any recall this Mark Fiore cartoon. Notice how in the animation it talks about the pipeline...

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 12:30 AM

7. "I need to sell it... I'll pay you $X dollars to figure out how."

 

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:56 AM

9. of course she did

 

Bernie2016 because reasons.

edited for snark

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 09:48 AM

10. I think it's a myth that she didn't answer the XL Pipeline question.

 

She said she was in a position to set it in motion, and she did that. That means she is in favor of it right? She set it in motion.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 10:46 AM

11. Well, she better fucking well be paying him at least $15 an hour.

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