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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Yup, the AP didn't do a great job here. It should say "Normally it takes x days/months to approve a request". Responsible journalism is a thing of the past.

    I think the much bigger "story" here is exactly who he was asking permission to hang with. A great number of them - including Barclays - were under investigation by our government.
    My first question is whether most people even bother to ask in the first place. And why.
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't think Mitt Romney's wife is Secretary of State.
    Aaaaaannnnddddd so what? I thought the whole point of this is "well Barclays does unethical practice"? 1.)All banks do. and 2.)If that is actually the point then well, they give campaign moeny to a **** ton of elected individuals, and give speaking money to a lot of others as well, let not be hypocritical with our criticism now shall we?
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

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    State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days | Fox News


    "Honest" Hillary doesn't bat an eye at taking care of hers and herself by any means. What a fine example of integrity!! She should be President.

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    Doesn't do much for me. All US presidents make $ off of speaking engagements.

    The fact that the secretary of state easily approved the requests of a former and recent two term president, someone she could trust with the message the administration wanted is a non starter
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

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    Aaaaaannnnddddd so what? I thought the whole point of this is "well Barclays does unethical practice"? 1.)All banks do. and 2.)If that is actually the point then well, they give campaign moeny to a **** ton of elected individuals, and give speaking money to a lot of others as well, let not be hypocritical with our criticism now shall we?
    I thought the whole point of the AP article was the speed of the State Department approving Bill Clinton's request to rub elbows with groups that were under investigation. How did you get that the article was a referendum on Barclay's business practices?
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

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    Doesn't do much for me. All US presidents make $ off of speaking engagements.

    The fact that the secretary of state easily approved the requests of a former and recent two term president, someone she could trust with the message the administration wanted is a non starter
    I don't think he was representing the administration on these speaking engagements.
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I thought the whole point of the AP article was the speed of the State Department approving Bill Clinton's request to rub elbows with groups that were under investigation. How did you get that the article was a referendum on Barclay's business practices?
    It's a way of diverting your attention away from the corruption of the Clintons.
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Dude, I've already agreed with you that it is suspicious. But as Tim pointed out, unless it can be shown that its a break from SD norms, its a non story. Demonstrate that or drop it.
    The link does that with the noted times. All it takes is reading. So deflecting that it doesn't show that it wasn't normal, which is what I showed Tim. Just isn't nor was ever the case. So get over it.....you were wrong!

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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

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    The link does that with the noted times. All it takes is reading. So deflecting that it doesn't show that it wasn't normal, which is what I showed Tim. Just isn't nor was ever the case. So get over it.....you were wrong!
    No you're wrong, but not just wrong, you're dishonest, such is your patronising bs, and hatred of our president. I can't get over that.
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I thought the whole point of the AP article was the speed of the State Department approving Bill Clinton's request to rub elbows with groups that were under investigation. How did you get that the article was a referendum on Barclay's business practices?
    Is there a problem of politicians spouses "rubbing elbows" with bankers or something? I thought this was a common practice in politics and is well known?
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't think he was representing the administration on these speaking engagements.
    Heya TB. Looks like on this one Bilbo Undercut US Policy.



    The path to a Russian acquisition of American uranium deposits began in 2005 in Kazakhstan, where the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra orchestrated his first big uranium deal, with Mr. Clinton at his side. The two men had flown aboard Mr. Giustra’s private jet to Almaty, Kazakhstan, where they dined with the authoritarian president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev. Mr. Clinton handed the Kazakh president a propaganda coup when he expressed support for Mr. Nazarbayev’s bid to head an international elections monitoring group, undercutting American foreign policy and criticism of Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record by, among others, his wife, then a senator.....snip~

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us...pany.html?_r=2

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