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  • White House Dodges Clinton Donation Questions

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was in the hot seat Thursday and declined to answer a single question about the tangled web of corrupting between the State Department and Clinton Foundation, and new revelations that Hillary Clinton approved of a huge uranium transfer to Russia in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation and speaking fees for Bill Clinton.

    On Monday, Earnest tried to deflect questions about favoritism between the Clintons, their foundation, and foreign entities.

    “I can say clearly what happened, which is that there was a memorandum of understanding that was put in place that went above and beyond the ethical guidelines that the federal government previously had in place.  And the President continues to be extraordinarily proud of the work that Secretary Clinton did as a Secretary of State.  But for these specific accusations that are presented without any evidence, I’d refer you to the political types that are more well-versed in those kinds of things,” Earnest said earlier this week.

    ABC’s Jon Karl grilled Earnest directly Thursday for several minutes about the same memorandum of understanding that Hillary Clinton was asked to sign before she became Obama’s secretary of state.

    “Essentially then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised to make public donations to the Clinton foundation and also speaking fees for President Clinton. Isn’t it clear now that Secretary Clinton did not abide by her own memorandum of president?” Karl asked.

    “I’m not sure that that’s clear, but you should go ask Secretary Clinton about that,” Earnest responded.

    “You are asking about the compliance with this particular matter and whether it lived up to the standards that Secretary Clinton had set for herself, and so I refer you to Secretary Clinton’s team,” Earnest said, pointing to the Clinton Campaign to answer the questions.

    Here’s what you can expect from the Obama and Hillary camps about this major story: Reporters will ask the White House about Clinton Foundation scandals; the White House will deflect the question to the State Department. When the State Department is asked about the Clinton’s widespread corruption, they’ll divert the media to the Clinton Foundation. When reporters ask the Clinton Foundation, they’ll point the press back to the White House.

    It’s the kind of stuff that’ll make your head explode.

    So much for the Obama administration’s promise to be the most transparent administration in the history of the United States.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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