• Hillary Dodges Questions About ‘Clinton Cash’ Book

    Hillary Clinton and her campaign are just one week into her official campaign are now trying to deal with a bubbling scandal.

    Details leaked from a new book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich are raising questions about whether she and former president Bill Clinton have enriched themselves with the help of foreign governments, just as Hillary Clinton launched week two of her presidential campaign hoping to stick to her middle-class message with her first official stop in New Hampshire

    “Those issues are, in my view, distractions from what this campaign should be about,” Clinton told a small group of reporters when asked directly about allegations in the book, “Clinton Cash.“We’re back into the political season and, therefore will be subjected to all kinds of distractions and attacks, I’m ready for that.”

    “It is, I think, worth noting,” Clinton added, “the Republicans seem to be talking only about me. I don’t know what they’d talk about if I wasn’t in the race. But I am in the race and hopefully we’ll get on to the issues and I look forward to that.”

    Meanwhile, at the White house, Josh Earnest was pressed about whether he can confirm or deny any ethical violations.

    “I know that there have been a lot of accusations made about this but not a lot of evidence,” Earnest said.

    Neither Josh Earnest nor Secretary Clinton directly refuted any of the book’s allegations.

    The new book, by Peter Schweizer, President of the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI) and a Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News, titled “Clinton Cash” is due out May 5th, but a copy was obtained by the New York Times.

    The Times revealed that Clinton Cash describes how the Clintons’ income from 2001 to 2012 was at least $136.5 million and how Mr. Clinton would routinely fetch half-a-million dollar honorariums for speeches while Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State. Secretary Clinton allegedly took official actions to benefit foreign governments and business people who made large donations to the Clinton foundation.

    The Clinton camp will dismiss the book as conservative propaganda but, if the book establishes— even chronologically—a connection between gifts to the Clinton foundation and adjustments to Hillary Clinton’s actions as Secretary of State, that is problematic for her and will raise questions that will prove not easily answered.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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