Goldman Paid Bill Clinton $200K Before Lobbying Hillary On Export-Import Bank

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As documented here on several occasions of late, there are new questions surrounding charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Most notably, a Reuters investigation revealed that the Clinton family charities may have suffered what we called a “Geithner moment” when they failed to report tens of millions in contributions from foreign governments on tax documents. The foundation will now refile five years worth of returns and hasn’t ruled out the possibility that it may need to amend returns dating back some 15 years. 

This prompted acting CEO Maura Pally to pen a lengthy blog post in which she explains the “mistakes” and attempts to reassure the public that the Clinton Foundation is taking special care to guard against “conflicts of interest” as Hillary begins her run for The White House. Pally also notes that similar measures were taken when Clinton was Secretary of State although, as we noted, the charity accepted donations from the likes of Kuwait, Qatar and Oman while she was the nation’s top diplomat. 

Now there are new questions as IBTimes suggests there may be a connection between a $200,000 payment made to Bill Clinton by Goldman Sachs in 2011, and the bank’s efforts to lobby the State Department ahead of legislation involving the Export-Import Bank which was set to provide a loan that would end up financing the purchase of millions of dollars in aircraft from a company partially owned by Goldman. Here’s more: 

Goldman Sachs paid former President Bill Clinton $200,000 to deliver a speech in the spring of 2011, several months before the investment banking giant began lobbying the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton, federal records reviewed by International Business Times show.

 

Goldman’s objective in lobbying the State Department could not be immediately discerned. The lobbying disclosure filings note only that Goldman sought to “monitor deficit reduction issues” -- specifically, a bill known as the Budget Control Act -- and the bank declined to answer questions about the precise nature of its interests…

 

In recent days, attention to overlapping interests that have donated to the Clinton family’s private interests while also allegedly seeking to influence State Department policy has reached a fever pitch amid leaks from a forthcoming book on the subject, “Clinton Cash,” by Peter Schweizer.

 

The involvement of Goldman Sachs seems certain to amplify that scrutiny. The bank brings a reputation as uniquely well-connected in Washington given that many of its former executives have landed in the uppermost ranks of the Treasury Department…

 

State Department records show that Bill Clinton’s $200,000 Goldman Sachs speech was delivered April 11, 2011, to “approximately 250 high level clients and investors” at a United Nations dining room in New York.

 

In federal disclosure documents, the Duberstein Group is listed as lobbying the Clinton State Department on behalf of Goldman Sachs between July and September 2011. Goldman Sachs paid the Duberstein Group $100,000 during that time.

 

Those records show that the firm was specifically lobbying the department on “proposed legislation” linked to a series of budget bills. One bill continued congressional authorization for the Export-Import Bank, a government-backed lender whose financing was critical for the prospects of a company in which Goldman owned a stake. 


The original budget bill was introduced in July and did not include an extension of the Export-Import Bank, but the bank reauthorization was added in late September, during the same period Goldman was lobbying the State Department on the bill.

 

In August 2011, the bank authorized a $75 million loan enabling a Chinese firm to purchase aircraft from Beechcraft (known before emerging from bankruptcy in February 2013 as Hawker Beechcraft), a company that was part-owned by Goldman. Beechcraft had lobbied the Clinton State Department on issues relating to foreign military sales in 2009 and 2010, according to its lobbying disclosures.

Readers can draw their own conclusions here, and we don't think it's any surprise that Wall Street lobbyists wield considerable power in Washington, but the takeaway is that, as we've said on a number of occasions recently, you can expect to learn much, much more in the coming months about the degree to which the Clinton Foundation — and any other avenue through which foreign governments, Vampire squids, and a whole host of other state and non-state actors can channel money — is used as a means of buying influence with America's maybe next President.

And because we can't help ourselves, here is how we imagine Hillary would respond to the above:

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kaiserhoff's picture

I am shocked, shocked I say, that Billery is a thieving worthless piece of shit,

  for going on 40 years now.

boogerbently's picture

 

"Goldman Paid Bill Clinton $200K Before Lobbying Hillary On Export-Import Bank"

 

Ah, but no "smoking gun", "Quid pro quo", "hidden video footage".

An innocent coincidence, I'm sure. To be relevant to popular politics, it would require people to make the logical analysis that the two were related, instead of just being MORE right wing conspiracy.....from the same voters that hang on Kim K's every word and made rachel maddow #1 on CNN.

Save_America1st's picture

So Bill and Hillary were/are CIA from the good 'ol college days, right?  Right.  Who was head of the CIA back then?  Well coincicdentally enough it was George Bush...you know...the guy who tried to assasinate Ronald Reagan.  He was their handler in the CIA.  Slick Willy and the Hilldabeast have been CIA all along working together w/ the Bush-dogs all these years. 

After GW it was Bill...after Bill it was GW Jr...after GW Jr. it comes to a real scumbag piece of shit who's parents were also CIA and Marxist/Commie scumbags (all a "secret" of course, but Frank Marshall Davis is obviously O-fuck-tard's real dad as everyone should know by now...more treasonous scum from inside the system)

And gee, isn't it interesting how we now have another so-called "choice" (hahahahahaha) being force fed as hard as possible down our throats by TPTB between another Bush and the Hag of Benghazi? 

Isn't....that...interesting????  And it sure does wonders for keeping the sheep-tards divided between the imaginary Right-Left paradigm while either one who "wins" (hahahahahahaha) continues on with the same fucking crimes.

Makes ya wonder if there's really a choice now, don't it?  It's all just a Game of Sociopaths, bitchez.  Hmmm...that sounds like a good name for a cable series of power, control, deciet, treason and murder to me. ;-)

Just sayin'...

cynicalskeptic's picture

Search for 'Mena, Arkansas' -   Clinton was hip deep in Iran-Contra games.....

 

There hasn't been anyone allowed to run for President since Carter unless they were 'pre=approved' by the Deep State.  Carter tried to rein in the CIA and was kneecapped for it (he fared better than JFK).  Ronnie got shot when  he started to act on some of his 'pre-nomination' ideals (leaving Bush I running things while he was recupreating).    

The President is just a figurehead.   Look at Obama's family history and his own links to the CIA......  there's a reason nobody was ever held accountable for torture and other war crimes.  The people were truly pissed after Bush II butnever got a rel choice to vote for anyone who might undo some of the damage and hold people accountable.

Obama may have been the ultimate Manchurian Candidate - though I suspect it was intended that he simply divert the outrage in the electorate away from anyone likely to make real changes.   God forbid the reaction to Bush II allowed soem real reformer to get intothe White House.  The problem is that the handpicked choice - Hillary - lost control and blew the nomination.    

The marketing campaign worked too well.  'Hope and Change' was what people wanted.  Too bad they didn't get either.  Obama got the nomination - leaving people scrambling to fill in gaps in his background.   Mom's family was long time Company - and I'll bet Barry was working for the Company when he was supposed to be at Columbia.

Obamas said he'd act to hold people accountible if people forced his hand.  But instead of responding like FDR would have with Occupy Wall Street and the general discontent nationwide, Obama repressed the very sentiments that got him elected.  We thought we were voting for a change in course - ionstead we got Bush III.  

The next round - 2016 - won't be any different.   But the Empire is collapsing.   You can only prop a failing system up with force for so long and the more you repress the change that's needed, the worse you make the outcome when it all falls apart.  You will have peaceful evolution and change or revolution.   But then the real powers make money no matter what happens.  

Just glad my life is nearinf its end.  The next 20 years are going to be hell.

usednabused's picture

I don't know, but that sure is an evil looking bitch in that photo. I do think she would qualify in the worlds 10 ugliest contest.

A Nanny Moose's picture

...fell outta the ugly tree, and hit every branch on the way down.

Manthong's picture

i think the focus should be on the pedo-plane to the Carribean

prefan4200's picture

The only people who would be surprised by the Clinton's shenanigans are those who are not and have not been paying attention..... and that's a LOT of voters.

A Lunatic's picture

Why do you think they are pushing so hard to get several thousand drones operational and flying the friendly American skies in the next few years.? I feel like they are racing to tie up all of the loose ends and put the final pieces of the police state puzzle in place before we can muster any meaningful resistance.....

analyzer_66's picture

Drones can be removed from the skies either by hacking them, jamming their signal or outright shooting them down.  This will be a new pasttime when the interweb is taken down by the police state faction.

earleflorida's picture

'Olli North, Reagan/ Iran-Contra, Clinton's Arkansaw (central-hub dist. ctr.?) Mansion, and the 'Days of our Lives in Mena!?!' ` 12/29/07

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1945653/posts/

 


daveO's picture

Carter was a lap dog, too. He joined Rockefeller's CFR 3 years before inauguration. Reagan is the only one to slip thru the primaries since JFK was assassinated. Look at how the debt has soared since Reagan was shot.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Federal_Debt_Held_by_...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/US_Public_Debt_...

WTFUD's picture

It's a Family Affair, it's a family affair!

I wonder if Billy & Hilly have nightmares stepping over the corpses OR sleep like babies knowing that their tyrannical pursuit of power and wealth has got them where they are today and are ready to step up their game, again.

Bilderberg and Other Cult organisations ensure sanctuary as the cabal's disciples get on with the GOD's ( Satan's ) work.

Save_America1st's picture

sociopaths can't have nightmares compared to regular people.  I suppose what we would call nightmares, those motherfuckers have orgasms over. 

weburke's picture

cant believe they are not going to get away with this. Good, I am so sick of that murderous pair.      so, its   BUSH.

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NoDebt's picture

If she was in the mob there would be a RICO case against her for this shit.  But being a Clinton, her punishment will be spending 8 years in the White House.  

What banker could resist supporting her?  You know two things from the get-go:

1.  Everything will be for sale

2.  You own a printing press

A Nanny Moose's picture

Government = the most popular mafia in a geographic region.

Dazman's picture

She is a terrorist, and nothing less or more

Shad_ow's picture

She is a traitor and terrorist and you know what the penalty for this is.  You also know what her penalty will be, nothing but more power and riches.

Jonesy's picture

Yay!  Jews win again!

weburke's picture

jews are in deep trouble. 

venturen's picture

just like Arkansas...just with 3 extra zeros

venturen's picture

What Difference Does It Make....Obama wouldn't prosecute the Clinton for being the head of ISIS or murdering people(Vince may you rest in peace)

Van Halen's picture

It's only $200,000!

At this point, what difference does it make?

European American's picture

Why does this hideous Creature get so much airtime, here at ZH? 

IT will devour itself before the audition is over.

NoDebt's picture

Standing silent has proven to be an ineffective counter-measure in modern times.

gwar5's picture

The Clintons are so 90's. Why do these parasites even pretend to earn the money giving speeches instead of just taking the bag full of Benjamins like everybody else?

 

insanelysane's picture

These poor Clintons are dead broke and all you ZH meanies are calling them names.  How is Chelsea and the grand baby going to survive on just her hubby's income from his family's hedge fund?  Jets, limos, and 5 star hotels cost money.

Stoploss's picture

Bribery, out in the open plain and simple for all to see.

GS bribed Bill to push Hill to ok the bank while employed for the state dept may be a direct act of treason, or a felony at the very least.

Now we watch as not one thing will happen. (except for moar bribes and felonies) which will continue to go unpunished.

 

Until it doesn't...  Probably won't be the best day for politicians as the judges jury's and executioners will be wearing jeans. (Picked up at the local star of hope).

wisefool's picture

You did it sir. Hilary is the "blue haired" girl to Llyods technoviking. I could give up the ghost right now, but I know better days and art are ahead. Thanks as always.

Atomizer's picture

Just wait until her private network emails surface. Hillary will have to wear her prism glasses again  

khakuda's picture

Hillary OWNED

Goldman Sachs greasing the skids? Priceless.

WTFUD's picture

Was this Legal? ( I hear the whole Z/H fraternity laughing at my naivety ).

NoDebt's picture

No.  But just try to prove it.

buzzsaw99's picture

too much politics. they are all crooked, we get it.

Otrader's picture

Are there any honest polictians in DC?  <crickets>

thebigunit's picture

The Clinton's have got to be the most prolific fundraisers of all time.

People make movies about bank robberies, train robberies, jewel thieves, etc.  But these are all pikers.

It's time for "Clinton Fundraising, The Movie".

CAST

Bill Clinton - - - Alec Baldwin

Hillary Clinton - - - Kim Kardashian

Barney Frank - - - Pee Wee Herman

John Boehner - - -  Bill Murray

Mitch McConnell - - - Don Knotts

Barack Obama - - - Richard Pryor

Nancy Pelosi - - - Rosie O'Donnell

Jamie Dimon . . . Lee Van Cleef

Lloyd Blankfein - - - Samual L. Jackson

Ben Bernanke - - - Eli Wallach

Joe Biden - - - Moe Horwitz

lester1's picture

Hillary  is toast..

 

She won't get past the primary.

NoDebt's picture

Let's hope you're right.  But my experience with the Clintons says otherwise.

thebigunit's picture

Hillary  is toast..

I said it first!

goldenbuddha454's picture

That's called protection money.

BlackChicken's picture

Same as it ever was...

If this hag were to win the general selection, it would be Clair Wolfe 's vision come true .

kchrisc's picture

Hillary and Bill, just two turds amongst the myriad of turds and filth in the cesspool that is the DC US.

Time for the American people to pump out and drain the cesspool and bury these turds.

Liberty is a demand. Tyranny is submission.

 

"Honey, put the dice blade on the guillotine."

Downtoolong's picture

It’s like a double whammy of shame for the Clintons. First, there’s the fact that they are running a charity primarily for purposes of money laundering, bribery, crony compensation, and embezzlement. Second, they are too effing stupid when it comes to money matters to figure out how to get away with it. But, that’s been the case for quite a while hasn’t it (see Whitewater). And, if they have learned anything since, it’s that behavior others would be ashamed of (see Bill and Monica) somehow garners them more support, because, being effing stupid still means you are much smarter than the average voter.

Meanwhile, Lloyd is shopping the employee roster for another scapegoat. All Goldman associates beware.    

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Otrader's picture

"Tell us something we don't know, mfer!"  - Eddie Murphy