Sachs: People in Charity Work Unhappy With Clinton’s Schmoozing For Years

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” in a discussion about the book “Clinton Cash,” left-leaning economics professors Jeffrey Sachs said, “There is a lot of money sloshing around, and everything is blurred, and it’s not good.”

Sachs said, “There is a lot here that is real, whether it’s quid pro quos or not, who knows. But the amount of schmoozing involved and crossing lines and one person putting money in a foundation, and then Clinton getting unbelievable amounts for his speeches, and then contracts going one way or another. It’s not good. Those blurry lines have been seen by many people.”

“People that work this places like Haiti, for example, saw that this massive machine of State Department, Clinton Foundation, private businesses with money flowing in every every direction,” Sachs said. “Clinton getting awards with massive price tags that he charges, contracts going to the businesses that were giving the awards. Nobody liked it. Nobody liked it and people saw it for years.”

“I think that it was a huge distraction from serious policy and serious direction unfortunately,” he added. “And that was a widespread feeling of many people that were involved in the relief operations, as well, that this was not a serious approach. It was not a systemic approach.  There were too many friends around. There were too many ad-hoc plane flights in to do this deal or that deal, and there was not the systematic approach that one needs after a devastation. That’s the sad part of it. Just a lot of schmooze factor, and a lot of money flowing without clear lines.”

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