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Tue Feb 23, 2016, 11:40 PM

Hillary's Pay-to-Pay Speaking Fees Disqualify Her as a Presidential Candidate

I started to write a post myself on the fact that Hillary Clinton is an attorney who knows that judges are required to recuse themselves from hearing cases in which they have a financial interest. Her "show me where a financial contribution ever changed my vote" is a ridiculous thing for an attorney to say. But after writing a few sentences, I thought that I should do a search and see if anybody had written on this topic in a more thorough way than I could. Lo and behold, I found this article on this very topic that was posted yesterday at commondreams.org.

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/02/22/hillary-clintons-pay-play-speaking-fees-disqualify-her-presidential-candidate

This article includes a list of paid speeches given by Hillary and Bill Clinton to financial institutions from 2001-2014 for total fees of at least $7.7 million. And the financial industry is just the tip of the iceberg. From February, 2001 through May, 2015 the total speech income of Bill and Hillary Clinton totals over $153 million for 729 speeches, just over $210,000 per speech. The "that's what they offered" response by Hillary over getting $225,000 per speech from Goldman Sachs was a half truth at best. That was Hillary's going rate to give a speech in 2013, as you can see on the list of speeches given by Hillary in that year. So "that's what they offered" just happened to be just what she charged.

Whether or not Hillary releases the transcripts should be irrelevant. I agree with the author of this article that she should be disqualified as a Presidential candidate.

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Reply Hillary's Pay-to-Pay Speaking Fees Disqualify Her as a Presidential Candidate (Original post)
BernieforPres2016 Feb 2016 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2016 #1
BernieforPres2016 Feb 2016 #4
AzDar Feb 2016 #2
Politicalboi Feb 2016 #3
Rosa Luxemburg Feb 2016 #5
Dems to Win Feb 2016 #6

Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 11:50 PM

1. It may be a great theory, but I really doubt she will disqualify herself on this or any basis. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 12:15 AM

4. Clearly she is not going to disqualify herself

But any federal judge in a similar position would, or he/she would face a motion for recusal from the attorney who was opposing the attorney or party who had given financial compensation to the judge.

Hillary served on the Board of Wal-Mart Directors from 1986-92. Sam Walton was well known for not allowing Wal-Mart buyers to accept even a free meal from a supplier or potential supplier because it could influence their judgment.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 11:57 PM

2. K & R

 

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 12:01 AM

3. This is how it should be

 

But we're talking about The Queen. She can lie and cheat, and still some still support her no matter what. They don't see the danger they put us in if she's the nominee. Even if every Bernie supporter voted for her, she still wouldn't win.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 01:29 AM

5. $153 million between them is disgusting

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 04:55 AM

6. She's certainly disqualified herself from receiving my primary vote

 

And the GE vote of some of my family members.

MOST politicians are smart enough to wait to cash in on their public service until AFTER they have run for election for the last time. Hillary cashed in and now wants our votes. It is another example of her poor judgement.

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