In the past couple of months there have been a great deal of ethics and legal concerns arise from Hillary Clinton’s actions while serving as Secretary of State.
First there is the issue of her use of personal email accounts to conduct official government business. Then she lied to everyone and Congress when she said that dog ate her homework, err I mean that all of her emails had been deleted and were unrecoverable. The IRS tried to use to the same excuse with Lois Lerner and it didn’t fly then and it’s not flying now as thousands of her emails are being retrieved from her email servers.
Second is her unethical use of her position as Secretary of State to elicit millions of dollars of donations to the Clinton Family Foundation. In that context, Hillary approved a number of speaking events in other countries for her husband. Some of those speaking events netted the foundation up to a million dollars.
Now perhaps we are learning of one of the more serious ethical and probably legal violations and abuse of power involves the sale of billions of dollars of advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia.
According to International Business Times:
“Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States’ oil-rich ally in the Middle East.”
“Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region’s fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Department’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family.”
“But now, in late 2011, Hillary Clinton’s State Department was formally clearing the sale, asserting that it was in the national interest. At a press conference in Washington to announce the department’s approval, an assistant secretary of state, Andrew Shapiro, declared that the deal had been ‘a top priority’ for Clinton personally. Shapiro, a longtime aide to Clinton since her Senate days, added that the ‘U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army have excellent relationships in Saudi Arabia.’”
“These were not the only relationships bridging leaders of the two nations. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing — the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 — contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.”
“The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire, an International Business Times investigation has found.”
How can anyone trust a woman who lies and abuses her power? Like I’ve said before, we didn’t know about all of Obama’s shady and unlawful character until after he moved into the White House. In Hillary Clinton’s case, we have volumes full of her unethical, amoral and probably illegal actions BEFORE she has a chance to move into the White House again. Yet, the American people have become so dumbed down and ignorant that there is still a very good chance that they will vote her into office. If they do, I predict her rule will be far worse than Obama’s.