The 2016 election cycle is sure to be an interesting one. On the Right we have one of the most successful businessmen in the world as well as a neurosurgeon with nearly 70 honorary doctorates, among other candidates. And on the Left we have a woman who seems to be the subject of a new scandal every week — from Benghazi to missing emails.
While the media is all too happy to dig into the pasts of the Republican contenders, they don’t afford Hillary the same “luxury.” Luckily, we at Headline Politics have memories that span more than a decade.
And, we’ve dug up some riches:
Back in 2001, The New York Times reported on a now decade-old Clinton scandal. Near the end of Bill Clinton’s presidency, he and his wife were given permission to take certain household items to their new property – see how far they tried to take it.
via the Times:
In the latest criticism over their departure from the White House, the Clintons faced questions today about taking $28,000 worth of furnishings, which two donors were quoted as saying had been intended to become part of the permanent White House collection, not gifts to the Clintons.
The disclosure, reported in today’s Washington Post, came three days after the Clintons said they would pay $86,000 to cover the value of gifts they received last year in an effort to avoid the appearance of impropriety. The couple had originally sought to leave with $190,000 in gifts.
Officials said that at least $28,000 worth of furnishings, donated in 1993 as part of the White House restoration project, had been registered by the National Park Service as gifts to the permanent collection of the White House and not the Clintons.
At the time, ethics rules prohibited Hillary from accepting any gifts exceeding $50 in value, so that rule was clearly violated. Something Hillary has repeated time and again in her various jobs.
But irony is never something to be lost on the Clintons.
In a speech Bill gave last year he mocked Ukraine’s president for attempting to privatize his presidential residence. Clinton remarked “Can you imagine what somebody would do if the President, or any president, tried to say I think I’ll privatize the White House and keep the paintings if it’s all the same to you?”
Oh yes, we all can imagine.
The truth is, there are just too many scandals and falsehoods in her past for anyone to overlook.
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