Saturday, June 06, 2015

What's a few zeros among friends?

Clinton the inauthentic

By Dana Milbank Opinion writer June 4 WashPost

Rep. Sean Duffy, a Wisconsin Republican who was a reality TV star before entering politics, is unlikely to be listed in any Smartest Member of Congress rankings. Yet even he finds it easy to uncover scandal at the Clinton Foundation.

At a House hearing this week, Duffy was in high dudgeon, discussing ties between Hillary Clinton and Boeing. “In ’09, Secretary Clinton . . . makes a shameless pitch in Russia that a Russian airline should buy Boeing airplanes,” he said. “I would like all airlines to buy our great American jets, but she’s making a pitch as the secretary of state! And then, um, in 2010, a short while later, actually Boeing gets the contract for $3.7 billion. And after that, it’s amazing: Boeing makes a $900 million contribution to the Clinton Foundation!”

At this point, Duffy’s neighbor, Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) quietly told him the contribution was $900,000, not $900 million.

“Thank you, Bill,” Duffy said, without correcting the record.

(More here.)

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