CLEVELAND, Ohio–Clinton Cash, the film based on the best-selling book of the same name by Peter Schweizer, is out, with a screening held here at the Republican National Convention.
“We made this film for liberals,” Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon, who co-wrote and produced the film, told the audience, of which about one quarter seemed to be young, progressive liberals.
Author Schweizer narrates the film, which presents stunning indictment of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s blatant monetization of their political influence in a series of tawdry “pay-to-play” schemes with a rogue’s gallery of authoritarian dictators and rapacious natural resource corporate magnates around the world.
“They’re like the villains in the James Bond movies,” Bannon told the crowd.
The case against Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and the purchasers of political influence is an air-tight whirlwind tour of some of the most corrupt and despotic regimes in the world.
And the Clintons are in every country with open palms, waiting for the despots and corporate magnates to pay up. In return, they betray the ideals of their erstwhile liberal supporters.
Schweizer noted that the Clintons, who claimed to be broke and in debt in 2000, are now worth $200 million. The bulk of that fortune, $140 million, was amassed while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, Schweizer pointed out.
The modus operandi of the former president and the potential future president is a classic quid pro quo.
Bill and Hillary Clinton, he at the Clinton Foundation, where an estimated 90 percent of donations go to expenses and “overhead,” she as Secretary of State, form a tag team to shake down sketchy corporate magnates and corporations for millions in donations to the Clinton Foundation and speaking fees for Bill. In return, Hillary pressures foreign governments to grant lucrative natural resource and mineral rights to their donors. She also reverses American foreign policy to benefit benefactors of the Clintons.
Bill Clinton has made it clear that if Hillary is elected president, he will continue to rake in the speaking fees, which range from $200,000 to $750,000 per speech, from corporations who seek to benefit from his wife’s public policy decisions.
The Clintons’ ethics are a far cry from those of former Democratic President Harry Truman, who refused to even serve on the board of any corporation when he left office in 1953.
The Clintons are establishing a dangerous precedent for the country, Schweizer said. There is nothing to prevent a future Secretary of Defense, for instance, from sending his or her spouse out on the speaking circuit of despotic countries whose interests are in opposition to those of the United States and picking up checks in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, just like the Clintons.
In Rwanda, the Clinton Foundation has partnered with dictator Paul Kagame, who has a history of human rights violations and has ruled that country with an iron fist for twenty-one years.
In Haiti, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew in for a press conference after the devastating earthquake, then headed back to Washington, D.C. after a few hours on the ground. Shortly after, an obscure company with little mining experience was granted gold mining rights in the impoverished country. Shortly after that, Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, was named to the board of directors of that once obscure company.
But the coup de grace in Clinton Cash “pay-to-play” arrangements came with Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate who soon began donating millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and subsequently donated millions more to newly formed Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership.
Around the time of that first generous donation, Bill and Hillary Clinton helped Giustra nail down lucrative gold and other natural resource deals with the countries of Colombia and Kazakhstan.
In Colombia Giustra obtained the concessions to cut down a huge swath of the rain forest, which he promptly sold as timber in a lucrative deal with China.
Breitbart’s Milo, who spoke at the screening, noted that in addition to Clinton Cash, the movie, millennials can learn the details in a new graphic novel of the same name.
After the screening, Breitbart executive chairman Bannon said he expects to screen the film for a progressive group in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention next week. After that screening, the film will be released digitally on the web where it can be seen for free.
“Based on the reaction from the liberals and progressives in the audience who have just seen this film today, it’s important that as many people as possible see this film,” Bannon said.