Flip the spy coin: No snooping on the Clintons despite Bill’s global affairs?

Bush the 2nd with Bill Clinton

Snip from photo of former presidents George W. Bush with Bill Clinton featured at the George W. Bush Institute

As most legacy media focus on allegations about Russia and the 2016 US presidential election, President Donald Trump is the target. Thus far, newspapers like The Washington Post have run story after story usually sourced to anonymous “officials”.

No charges have been filed against anyone. The US government on all levels has been less than forthcoming about all of this. We do know some things for sure, and they have to do with the Clintons’ affairs in world politics and former president Barack Obama.

For one thing, the Obama administration was definitely spying on Trump and his associates. According to officials who’ve spoken publicly, some of that spying affected people completely unrelated to any Russia angle and who are suspected of committing no crime.

No one has asked FBI director James Comey, former national security actor Susan Rice, or former CIA head John Brennan an important question. Why did the Clintons, including former secretary of state Hillary, not get the attention Trump got from the intel community?

Grounds aplenty existed.

Start with the Uranium deal. No, Hillary Clinton didn’t unilaterally approve the deal. As secretary of state, however, she was a member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Did she speak out against the deal? Did she advise Obama on it?

PayPal contributions link adWhy didn’t Obama and Clinton take steps to stop it? After all, both these politicos now claim Russia is indeed, as losing 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney said, perceived as a “geopolitical foe” of the US. Dems including Obama scoffed at Romney for saying that, by the way.

Media and fact checkers allied with the left rushed to defend Mrs. Clinton’s involvement in the Uranium sale. Snopes’ defense is the most laughable, allegedly clearing her while admitting this:

“Of the remaining individuals connected with Uranium One who donated to the Clinton Foundation, only one was found to have contributed during the same time frame that the deal was taking place, according to The New York Times — Ian Telfer, the company’s chairman:

‘His donations through the Fernwood Foundation included $1 million reported in 2009, the year his company appealed to the American Embassy to help it keep its mines in Kazakhstan; $250,000 in 2010, the year the Russians sought majority control; as well as $600,000 in 2011 and $500,000 in 2012. Mr. Telfer said that his donations had nothing to do with his business dealings, and that he had never discussed Uranium One with Mr. or Mrs. Clinton. He said he had given the money because he wanted to support Mr. Giustra’s charitable endeavors with Mr. Clinton. “Frank and I have been friends and business partners for almost 20 years,” he said.’

Another foreign investment deal drew a negative reaction from Mrs. Clinton and Obama—the Dubai Ports World controversy. Democrats directed heavy criticism at the administration of George W. Bush over ports management. While Mrs. Clinton was decrying a deal with DPW, her husband was doing the opposite. According to the late Robert Novak:

“While Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was ripping President Bush’s handling of American ports management, Bill Clinton was pushing for one of his favorite White House aides to be hired to defend the deal. The former president proposed to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) his onetime press secretary, Joe Lockhart, as Washington spokesman for the UAE-owned company, Dubai Ports World.”

Stop right there. Bill Clinton, head of one of the most powerful foundations on the globe, was apparently involving himself in US foreign policy a couple years before his wife would run for the presidency after being named Democrats’ nominee.

If Susan Rice and Obama were so concerned about national security, why weren’t they spying on Mr. Clinton?

Novak also said:

“According to well-placed UAE sources, the former president made the suggestion at the very highest level of the oil-rich state. The relationship between him and the UAE is far from casual. The sheikdom has contributed to the Clinton Presidential Library, and brought Clinton to Dubai in 2002 and 2005 for highly paid speeches (reportedly at $300,000 apiece).”

Has anyone in the US government considered whether the UAE attempted to influence our election(s)?

Did anyone in our esteemed intel or law enforcement community lift a finger in 2013 after a scandal broke and was buried by media Democrats control? In that year, Americans who get news not chopped into pro-Democrat sound bites each evening learned our nuclear facilities were virtually open to the world. Whose decisions enabled this? Judicial Watch reported:

“A year after an 82-year-old nun made headlines for breaking into the government’s key bomb-grade uranium storage facility a federal audit says security was compromised at a nearby nuclear weapons lab when thousands of foreign nationals from communist and Middle Eastern countries were granted “unaccompanied access.”

While Trump associates have been targets of bureaucratic snoops, Bill Clinton and Obama continue to enjoy a pass. If the US government whose employees overwhelmingly favor Democrats actually served the people, the Clintons would have been investigated long before Donald Trump  ever declared his candidacy.

That the Clintons have enjoyed a nothing-sticks pass says it all about the Obama administration weaponizing government against those who oppose collectivist leftwing policies.

As for Snopes, the obvious conclusion has escaped that site and other media. The Obama administration blessed that Russia Uranium deal because CFIUS comprises officials appointed or hired by the president. In Obama’s case, the majority of his staff and appointees were recycled from the Clinton apparatchik.

If you can add 2+2, there is no way you can deny Bill Clinton, via his foundation, “meddled” not only in US affairs but also those of other countries after he left office. Investigate that.

I’d be willing to bet some of those Clinton foundation donors who parted with large sums of money might be willing to talk now that the candidate they counted on lost the election handily.

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/April 4, 2017)

About Kay Day

Kay B. Day is a freelance writer who has published in national and international magazines and websites. The author of 3 books, her work is anthologized in textbooks and collections. She has won awards for poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Day is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Authors Guild.
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