The HRC You Knew But Forgot About

Here are a few goodies you should remember about Hillary Clinton:

The Clintons are terrorist sympathizers —

On August 11, 1999, Clinton commuted the sentences of 16 members of FALN, a violent Puerto Rican nationalist group that set off 120 bombs in the United States mostly in New York City and Chicago, convicted for conspiracies to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as for firearms and explosives violations.

But wait it gets better! Bush probably took lesson from HRC’s husband:

President Clinton cited executive privilege for his refusal to turn over some documents to Congress related to his decision to offer clemency to members of the FALN terrorist group.

Of course, HRC herself has “a lifetime of experience” with pardons:

In March 2000, Bill Clinton pardoned Edgar and Vonna Jo Gregory, owners of the carnival company United Shows International, for charges of bank fraud from a 1982 conviction (the couple were already out of jail, but the prior conviction prevented them from doing business transactions in certain states). First Lady Hillary Clinton’s youngest brother, Tony Rodham, was an acquaintance of the Gregorys, and had lobbied Clinton on their behalf. In October 2006, the group Judicial Watch filed a request with the U.S. Justice Department for an investigation, alleging that Rodham had received $107,000 from the Gregorys for the pardons, in the form of loans that were never repaid, as part of a quid pro quo scheme.

Not only did she marry a philanderer but her brother has ties to criminals that Bill later pardoned. And we thought the current Administration was good? They are, but the warm up act wasn’t bad either. Lest we should forget the most notorious pardon was Marc Rich (and HRC has a direct tie-in)

Marc Rich, a fugitive, was pardoned of tax evasion, after clemency pleas from Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, among many other international luminaries. He was required to pay a $100 million dollar fine and waive any use of the pardon as a defense against any future civil charges that were filed against him in the same case. Critics complained that Denise Rich, his former wife, had made substantial donations to the Clinton library and to Mrs. Clinton’s senate campaign. Emails uncovered during the course of the investigation revealed that her final donation was provided a year before Scooter Libby requested that she approach Clinton for a pardon. According to Paul Volcker’s independent investigation of Iraqi Oil-for-Food kickback schemes, Marc Rich was a middleman for several suspect Iraqi oil deals involving over 4 million barrels of oil.

(my emphasis added)The Scooter Libby tie-in was an added, but unintended bonus. Precious. Birds of a feather, as it were. I guess that’s a good start. After eight years of Clinton “experience” I’ve decided I don’t want to spend another four years trying to explain their “errors in judgment.” Eight years should be enough for anyone.

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