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

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

    State Department officials under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton moved quickly when aides to Bill Clinton asked them in March 2010 to approve plans for the former president to address clients of a multinational British bank, Barclays. Within four days, the department's ethics office signed off on the request -- as it did for hundreds of others from the former president during his wife's four-year tenure leading the agency.

    Its standard response, fired off in a short memo: "We have no objection."
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    "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.

    /sarcasm off
    At this point, what difference does it make? They had bills to pay don'tcha know!
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    At this point, what difference does it make? They had bills to pay don'tcha know!
    You mean they had Bill to pay.
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    "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.

    /sarcasm off
    I'm suprised giving a speech at a private event has to be "ok'd" by the state department in the first place... And if you're point is that he spoke at events in which a Banking company (Barclays) broke the law....Ummmm you do know its BANKING we are talking about?

    You really wanna go down that path? Mitt Romeny is collecting a fat check from them giving speeches to the same group (Barclays). And if you whole beef is that they gave money to Clinton, you might wanna check out their PAC funds, and who they gave $$$ to... https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/loo...852&cycle=2014

    But hey if your point is that we need to get money out of politics and severly restrict it and its influence! Then, hell yea! Im with you.

    But if your point is "look! Hillary bad! Bad!" meh, I agree that I I'm not Clinton fan, but I'm not falling for this partisan argument.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    "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.

    /sarcasm off

    This would have more legs if you could show that the process of approving similar requests took longer or was out of the norm?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I'm suprised giving a speech at a private event has to be "ok'd" by the state department in the first place... And if you're point is that he spoke at events in which a Banking company (Barclays) broke the law....Ummmm you do know its BANKING we are talking about?

    You really wanna go down that path? Mitt Romeny is collecting a fat check from them giving speeches to the same group (Barclays). And if you whole beef is that they gave money to Clinton, you might wanna check out their PAC funds, and who they gave $$$ to... https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/loo...852&cycle=2014

    But hey if your point is that we need to get money out of politics and severly restrict it and its influence! Then, hell yea! Im with you.

    But if your point is "look! Hillary bad! Bad!" meh, I agree that I I'm not Clinton fan, but I'm not falling for this partisan argument.
    It plays to her integrity and suitability as a Presidential candidate.
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    This would have more legs if you could show that the process of approving similar requests took longer or was out of the norm?

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    Clearly that's the purpose of the article. An article articulating that the normal amount of time was taken would be ludicrous.
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

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    "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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It plays to her integrity and suitability as a Presidential candidate.
    So Mitt Romney was unfit to be president? I agree.
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    Re: State Department OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Clearly that's the purpose of the article. An article articulating that the normal amount of time was taken would be ludicrous.
    Agreed, but I failed to read anywhere in this article where the compared and contrasted similar situations, and for me, this is no news unless they can make that showing.


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