• IBD/TIPP Poll: Americans Want Special Prosecutor For Clinton Crimes

    From Nancy Pelosi Is Also Guilty@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jul 5 09:59:35 2017
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    Scandal: Hillary Clinton says if she wins the presidency, it
    might be a good idea for former President Clinton to cut his
    ties to the Clinton Family Foundation. Good idea? A new IBD/TIPP
    Poll suggests that average Americans are way ahead of her on
    this issue.

    "I don't think there are conflicts of interest" with having
    former Bill Clinton run a foundation that raises money around
    the world during her campaign, Hillary Clinton said in an
    interview with ABC News on Tuesday. Americans, it seem, would
    disagree.

    Average people have a far less benign view of what's gone on at
    the Clinton Foundation. And it looms as a major problem for
    Clinton as she pursues the presidency.

    In our latest IBD/TIPP Poll, taken the week of Aug. 26 to Sept.
    1, shows that Americans are increasingly wary of the Clinton
    Foundation's questionable practices, which IBD has written about
    extensively. The poll of 934 adults has a margin of error of +/-
    3.3 percentage points.

    The ups and downs of the Clinton Foundation, it turns out, are
    of big interest to average Americans. Some 72% in the IBD/TIPP
    Poll said they are following it.

    Perhaps more significantly, of the 72% who are following it,
    three-fourths or 77% -- believe that donors to the Clinton
    Foundation received special access and favors from the State
    Department while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state from
    2009 to 2013.

    And there is, surprisingly, bipartisan agreement on this: Some
    55% of Democrats agree that the Clintons used public office to
    dispense favors to their foundation's friends.

    Yet, those investigating both the Clinton email scandal and the
    related questions about the Clinton Foundation have been met
    with hostility by Clinton partisans. FBI Director James Comey,
    who all but indicted Hillary with his words when he announced he
    would not prosecute her, this week even had to defend his
    decision to release more documents from his investigation. For
    the record, his investigation and subsequent testimony to
    Congress found that Hillary lied repeatedly about her home-
    brew email server and about sending and receiving classified
    information on it. All of these are crimes.

    But even bigger questions are now being raised about the cozy
    ties between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary's State
    Department. Though she promised an arms-length relationship to
    the foundation when she was first named secretary of state, at
    least 181 Clinton Foundation donors companies, individuals,
    even countries lobbied the State Department during her years
    there.

    Indeed, more than half the non-government people who met with
    Hillary 85 of 154 while she was in office gave money to the
    Clinton Foundation. Those donors, together, gave as much as $156
    million to the Clinton Foundation, according to an Associated
    Press analysis.

    It strongly suggests a quid-pro-quo relationship, given that the
    State Department can act as a favor-giver and gatekeeper for
    business deals and other lucrative arrangements around the
    world. It reeks of a corrupt pay-to-play system based on a major
    conflict of interest, in which Hillary Clinton was ideally
    positioned to grant government favors to those who had already
    enriched her, her husband Bill and her daughter, Chelsea, by
    giving boatloads of money to the eponymous family foundation.

    Charles Ortel, a highly regarded Wall Street financial expert,
    took a look at the Clinton Foundation's books over the last year
    or so and this week published his partial conclusion: "To
    informed analysts, the Clinton Foundation appears to be a rogue
    charity that has neither been organized nor operated lawfully
    from inception in October 1997 to date ... it is a case study in
    international charity fraud, of mammoth proportions."

    Based on what appears to be repeated violations of the law and a
    shocking disregard for the minimal ethics requirements of
    government officials, it's time for a special prosecutor of
    Hillary Clinton to look into both the family foundation and the
    emails.

    Our polling shows Americans would definitely support such a
    move, either before or after the election. According to
    IBD/TIPP, nearly two-thirds (63%) think a special prosecutor
    should be appointed. And 88% of Republicans and 68% of
    Independents want a special prosecutor to look into the possible
    misconduct. The sentiment that something wrong has taken place
    is overwhelming.

    To save the nation from another failed presidency, it's time to
    put this issue to rest by naming a special prosecutor.

    http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/ibdtipp-poll-time- to-name-a-special-prosecutor-for-possible-clinton-crimes/


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