On Breitbart News Sunday, Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer said he feared that all of the pay-to-play shenanigans associated with the Clintons and their family foundation may become “standard operating procedure” in future administrations if the Clintons are allowed to get away with it.
“This is unprecedented in American political history–a secretary of state has taken large sums of money from foreign entities while policy decisions were being made,” he said on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125. “And that’s my fear–if the Clintons are allowed to do this, this is going to become standard operating procedure in the future, whether you’re talking about a secretary of state or a secretary of defense.”
Schweizer, the Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute President whose blockbuster and New York Times best-selling book has rocked and overshadowed Clinton’s campaign rollout, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that the Clintons have yet to answer even the most “basic, fundamental questions that should be easy to answer.”
Specifically, Schweizer pointed out that even though the Clintons had an agreement with the Obama administration to disclose all of the donors to their foundation while she was his secretary of state, “we know they haven’t done that” and “there are literally more than 1,000 donors that have been undisclosed.”
“They still have not answered the basic question about why they did not disclose [their donors],” he said, noting that even top Democrats in the Obama administration “were concerned enough that they asked for disclosures.” He emphasized that “this was a requirement that President-elect Obama and his team placed on her taking the job… if they were not prepared to release every year the names of every contributor to the foundation, then she was not going to be secretary of state.”
Schweizer said he believed Clinton violated federal ethics laws because those laws require lawmakers and government officials to “not only avoid conflicts of interest but to avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest.”
Two months after her presidential announcement that Schweizer’s book big-footed, Clinton “officially” kicked off her campaign on Saturday by vowing to fight for “everyday people” against the hedge fund managers, corporations, billionaires and the type of unaccountable money that has flowed into her family’s foundation and bank accounts.
In a robotic and mechanical speech on New York’s Roosevelt Island that checked off all of the standard left-wing talking points, Clinton, doing her best to channel her inner Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), declared that “prosperity can’t be just for CEOs and hedge fund managers” and “democracy just can’t be for billionaires and corporations.”
But the revelations in Schweizer’s book have not only made it nearly impossible for Clinton to highlight her tenure at the state department, they have also undercut Clinton’s ability to frame herself as a champion for “everyday people” against the monied interests.
Mainstream media outlets have confirmed and continue to expand upon the revelations in Schweizer’s Clinton Cash book, which has been largely responsible for Clinton’s “honest and trustworthy” numbers plummeting in nearly every poll conducted since the book’s publication two months ago.