Sec. State Hillary + Russia + Boeing + Clinton Foundation = Ethics Questions

In past years, many politicians withdrew from elections over scandalous allegations. It usually took only one scandal to force an embarrassing retreat from the election arena, but that’s not the case with Hillary Clinton. The scandals surrounding her are piling up as fast as Obama’s crimes.

This week I’m happy to announce that another scandal surrounding Hillary has emerged. According to Fox News:

“Traveling abroad on official business as secretary of state, Clinton often visited Boeing facilities and made a pitch for the host country to buy Boeing jets. During one visit to Shanghai in May 2010, she boasted that ‘more than half the commercial jetliners operating in China are made by Boeing.’”

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“A sales plug in Russia in 2009, though, may have proved especially fruitful. While touring a Boeing plant, Secretary of State Clinton said, ‘We’re delighted that a new Russian airline, Rossiya, is actively considering acquisition of Boeing aircraft, and this is a shameless pitch.’”

“In 2010, Boeing landed the Russian deal, worth $3.7 billion. And two months later, the company donated $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation.”

“This chain of events is raising new questions for Clinton, and Boeing, as the former secretary of state launches her 2016 presidential campaign. The Boeing deal only adds to a growing list of business deals involving Clinton Foundation donors now coming under scrutiny.”

The ethics issue doesn’t end there. After Hillary helped secure the Boeing contract with Russia, Boeing also paid Bill Clinton $250,000 for a speaking event held in 2012. To add to the ethics questions, Bill’s speaking event and a number of others were approved by the State Department’s Ethics Office while Hillary was still their boss.

But wait, there’s more. Tim Keating is the chief lobbyist for Boeing and a former aide for Bill Clinton. Keating hosted a fundraiser for the political action committee, Ready for Hillary. Boeing did not object to the possible conflict of interest involved and said that all of their employees are free to do whatever they want on their own personal time.

The ethics involved has caused some concern for at least one Boeing shareholder, David Almasi, who confronted James McNerney, CEO of Boeing, saying:

“That opens the door to charges of honest services fraud, that there was a quid pro quo between the Clinton Foundation, the State Department and Boeing.”

Like most people who are caught red-handed doing something wrong, Boeing and Hillary supporters are hastily making excuses to cover an obvious breach of ethics. A Boeing spokesman stated:

“Our contribution to the Clinton Foundation to help the people of Haiti rebuild was a transparent act of compassion and an investment aimed at aiding the long-term interests and hopes of the Haitian people.”

Scandal after scandal and questionable ethics, Hillary seems to just brush everything off to the side and keep on her course for the White House. It just demonstrates how little ethics or shame she really has. Most people with any sense of decency would bow out of such an important race as that for the presidency, but no one is saying Hillary is a decent person with any sense of morality or ethics.

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