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Hillary’s Fundraising Favor

- September 30, 2013

Hillary Clinton Is Collecting Cash For Her Family's Favorite Money Man

Tonight, Hillary Clinton Is Hosting A Fundraiser For Terry McAuliffe. "Bill Clinton has already given $100,000 to McAuliffe's campaign, and Hillary Clinton was to hold a fundraiser for him in Washington on Sept. 30, her first political event since she left the State Department, as she ponders whether to make another run for president." (Gary Robertson, "The Money Man," Richmond Magazine, 9/25/13)

Longtime Clinton Allies Paul Begala And James Carville Are Hosting Another Fundraiser For McAuliffe Immediately Following Clinton's Event. "Bill Clinton's campaign strategists, Paul Begala and James Carville, are the headliners for the event, which is scheduled to start right after a fundraiser at Hillary Clinton's house, according to an invitation obtained by POLITICO. The other hosts: Tina Flournoy, who is Bill Clinton's chief of staff; longtime Hillary Clinton confidantes Maggie Williams, Cheryl Mills, Capricia Marshall and Melanne Verveer; and former Clinton White House chiefs of staff Mack McLarty and John Podesta." (Jonathan Allen, "A Clintonworld After-Party For Terry McAuliffe," Politico, 9/24/13)

MCAULIFFE HIRED CLINTON'S BROTHER FOR A DO-NOTHING JOB TIED TO GREENTECH'S VISA CONTROVERSY

McAuliffe Hired Anthony Rodham, Hillary Clinton's Brother, To Oversee Investor Recruitment For GreenTech. "Mr. McAuliffe's GreenTech career - he resigned as chairman last December to focus on his campaign - fits a pattern of tying into the Clinton network. His old friend Bill Clinton attended the ribbon cutting at GreenTech's Mississippi plant in July 2012. Mr. McAuliffe hired Anthony Rodham, Mrs. Clinton's younger brother, to oversee investor recruitment." (Trip Gabriel, "Hopeful's Connections Jolt Bitter Virginia Race," The New York Times , 8/9/13)

Company Lawyers Wrote Rodham's Important Emails And He Was Seldom In The Office, According To Company Insiders. "But if GreenTech thought the Clinton connection would help with financing, Mr. Rodham, according to current and former GreenTech executives, did not play a key role. Company lawyers have been known to write his important e-mails. A former senior employee said Mr. Rodham was almost never in the office, a glass tower next to the Tysons Galleria mall here in Northern Virginia." (Trip Gabriel, "Hopeful's Connections Jolt Bitter Virginia Race," The New York Times , 8/9/13)

  • Former GreenTech Executive: "I Don't Recall Seeing Him On E-Mail Chains, On Conference Calls; I Don't Recall Him Having Any Material Involvement Whatsoever." "A former executive who worked in the office shared by GreenTech and Gulf Coast, where Mr. Rodham held the title of president, spoke of rarely spotting him. "I don't recall seeing him on e-mail chains, on conference calls; I don't recall him having any material involvement whatsoever," said the former executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect relationships with other GreenTech figures. (Trip Gabriel, "Hopeful's Connections Jolt Bitter Virginia Race," The New York Times , 8/9/13)

Rodham's Name Was Used To Push The Homeland Security Department On GreenTech's Visa Cases. "Mr. Rodham e-mailed him in January: 'We really appreciate your assistance in looking into this matter for us to move our cases along.' Mr. Mayorkas forwarded the e-mail to a subordinate, adding, 'Importance: High.' Mr. Wang, however, said Mr. Rodham did not actually write the e-mail and that a company lawyer had drafted it." (Trip Gabriel, "Hopeful's Connections Jolt Bitter Virginia Race," The New York Times , 8/9/13)

ARCHITECTS OF CLINTON'S 2008 "SHADOW CAMPAIGN" ARE MCAULIFFE ALLIES

Hillary Clinton's 2008 Presidential Campaign Received $608,000 In Undisclosed Assistance From A Single Politically-Connected Businessman

D.C. Businessman Jeffrey Thompson Paid New York Marketing Executive Troy White $608,000 To Conduct Undisclosed Get-Out-The-Vote Operations For Hillary Clinton In Multiple States. "Jeffrey E. Thompson, a former city contractor who allegedly financed a secret campaign for then-mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray (D) in 2010, financed an independent effort to reach urban voters on behalf of Clinton in Texas and at least three other states during the 2008 Democratic primaries, according to the interviews and documents. Thompson allegedly paid Troy White, a New York marketing executive, more than $608,000 to hire "street teams" to distribute posters, stickers and yard signs beginning in February 2008 to help raise Clinton's profile during her primary battle with then-Sen. Barack Obama, according to the documents and interviews with several people familiar with the investigation." (Ann E Marimow and Philip Rucker, "D.C. executive linked to secret 2008 aid to Hillary Clinton," The Washington Post , 9/11/13)

  • When Asked In Court If There Was "Some Cooperation" Between Him And The Clinton Campaign, White Responded "Yes." "U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly asked White during the hearing whether there was "some cooperation" between the official campaign and his operation. White responded, 'Yes.'" (Ann E Marimow and Philip Rucker, "D.C. executive linked to secret 2008 aid to Hillary Clinton," The Washington Post , 9/11/13)

McAuliffe Received $2,500 From Jeffrey E. Thompson On June 5, 2009. (Virginia Public Access Project, Accessed 9/30/13)

  • McAuliffe Has Refused To Return Thompson's Contribution. "Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign said Thursday that he would not return a 2009 campaign donation from a businessman at the center of a corruption investigation." (Ben Pershing And Laura Vozzella, "McAuliffe Says He Won't Give Back Thompson Donation," The Washington Post , 9/12/13)

The Clinton Operative Who Introduced Thompson And White Is A Long-Time McAuliffe Ally

Thompson And White Were Introduced By Minyon Moore, A Clinton Campaign Advisor And Long-Time McAuliffe Ally. "The documents show that White - who pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor tax charge - and Thompson were introduced by Minyon Moore, then a Clinton adviser who had worked for McAuliffe when he was chairman of the Democratic National Committee. (Ben Pershing And Laura Vozzella, "McAuliffe Says He Won't Give Back Thompson Donation," The Washington Post, 9/12/13)

  • Moore Provided White With Campaign Materials, Such As Bumper Stickers And Yard Signs, As Well As "Confidential Internal Information" About The Campaign's Itinerary. "According to prosecutors, White maintained contact with Moore, who arranged for Clinton's Texas campaign office to provide White's 'street team workers' with campaign-prepared materials - such as bumper stickers and yard signs. Moore also gave White 'confidential internal information' about the campaign's itinerary, according to the court filing. (Ann E Marimow and Philip Rucker, "D.C. executive linked to secret 2008 aid to Hillary Clinton," The Washington Post , 9/11/13)

McAuliffe Appointed Moore His Chief Operating Officer When He Was Elected Chairman Of The Democratic National Committee. "In his 2008 book, "What a Party," McAuliffe writes: "My first official act as chairman was to name Minyon Moore as my chief operating officer. Minyon was one of the classiest, most talented women in American politics, as well as one of the most loyal." (Ben Pershing And Laura Vozzella, "McAuliffe Says He Won't Give Back Thompson Donation," The Washington Post, 9/12/13)

Moore Is Credited With Having Helped Secure The DNC Chairmanship For McAuliffe. "McAuliffe also credited Moore with helping to secure him the DNC chairmanship in the first place, noting that she helped round up support from the DNC Black Caucus." (Ben Pershing And Laura Vozzella, "McAuliffe Says He Won't Give Back Thompson Donation," The Washington Post, 9/12/13)

MCAULIFFE RAKED IN THE CASH FOR BILL CLINTON, AND HE DIDN'T MIND GETTING HIS HANDS DIRTY TO DO IT

McAuliffe Openly Bragged About Selling Access To The President "Thousands Of Times"

McAuliffe: "'I'm A Salesman Who Sells Something. And The Product Happens To Be The President.'" (Ed Vulliamy, "Alligator Wrestling: $15,000 Your Lunch With Bill: $50,000," The Observer, 8/24/97)

McAuliffe: "'Did I Ever Ring Anyone And Say That For $50,000 You Can Have Lunch With The President? Or, For Whatever, You Can Fly On Air Force One? Yes, I Did - Thousands Of Times! And So What?'" "'I'm a salesman who sells something. And the product happens to be the President. Did I ever ring anyone and say that for $ 50,000 you can have lunch with the President? Or, for whatever, you can fly on Air Force One? Yes, I did - thousands of times! And so what?'" (Ed Vulliamy, "Alligator Wrestling: $15,000 Your Lunch With Bill: $50,000," The Observer, 8/24/97)

"When It Comes To Political Money, This Is A Period When Rome Is Burning And McAuliffe Is The Fiddler," Says Fred Wertheimer Of Democracy 21, A Nonprofit Group Dedicated To Tracking The Influence Of Money On Politics. (Michael Weisskopf, "The Kingmaker," Time, 5/30/00)

McAuliffe Was The "Booking Agent Of The Lincoln Bedroom"

McAuliffe Devised The Strategy To Woo Clinton Donors By Offering Perks Like Overnight Stays In The White House's Lincoln Bedroom. "This is far from the first time McAuliffe has come to the aid of the Clintons. He headed fund-raising for the president's 1996 reelection campaign, devising the strategy that included wooing big donors with such benefits as overnight stays in the Lincoln Bedroom." (Ruth Marcus, "Clinton's Home Loan Deal Raises Questions," The Washington Post, 9/4/99)

Many Democratic Donors Stayed Overnight Under McAuliffe's Program That One Democratic Fundraiser Likened The White House To A "Motel 6." "So many big-money donors have slept at the White House in recent years that one Clinton fund-raiser likens the executive mansion to a Motel 6." (Michael Weisskopf And Charles R Babcock, "Donors Pay And Stay At White House," The Washington Post, 12/15/96)

A FBI Agent Who Investigated The Scheme Said 178 Individuals Who Contributed Over $5 Million To The DNC Stayed Overnight At The White House Under McAuliffe And Clinton. FBI SPECIAL AGENT JEROME CAMPANE: "Of the remaining 178 individuals, FEC records revealed that these individuals contributed a total of over $5 million to the DNC during the '96 election cycle. These 178 people can be divided into 114 families. And if you analyze it from that perspective, it results in an average contribution, at least per family, of over $44,000." (Special Agent Jerome Campane, Governmental Affairs Committee, United States Senate, Testimony, 9/18/97)

McAuliffe Helped Orchestrate A Contribution Swap Scheme Between Bill Clinton's Re-Election Campaign And The Teamsters

In 1997, The Senate Investigated Whether The Clinton Re-Election Campaign Had Illegally Engineered A Contribution Swap With The Teamsters. "The Senate committee investigating allegations of campaign fund-raising abuses turned its attention for the first time yesterday to the possibility that funds from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters were improperly directed into the Clinton-Gore reelection effort last year. The panel's chairman, Sen. Fred D. Thompson (R-Tenn.), suggested early yesterday that President Clinton knew about an alleged conspiracy to swap Teamsters contributions in exchange for Democratic fund-raisers directing big donors to contribute to the reelection effort of Teamsters President Ron Carey." (Susan Schmidt, "Teamsters Contributions To Clinton Effort Probed," The Washington Post, 10/9/97)

McAuliffe Gave Sworn Testimony That He Had No Part In The Alleged Scheme. "The report also cited sworn Senate testimony by Terence McAuliffe, who was treasurer of the Clinton-Gore '96 campaign, in which he said he had no active part in discussions about a contribution swap scheme that triggered a federal grand jury investigation of the 1996 Teamsters election." (Kevin Galvin, "Fund-Raising Report Says Gore, Others Misstated Campaign '96 Roles," The Associated Press, 2/10/98)

Senate Investigators Concluded That "Terry McAuliffe And Or Other Officials Of The DNC Participated In Efforts To Engage In A Contribution Swap Scheme." "The Senate investigators, working for the GOP-controlled Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, reached this conclusion: 'In sum, the committee concludes that Terry McAuliffe and or other officials of the DNC participated in efforts to engage in a contribution swap scheme. Such efforts included soliciting an illegal contribution for Carey's campaign.'" (Chris Mondics, "McAuliffe Knew About Teamsters Plan To Swap Funds, Officials Say," The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/20/01)

The DNC's Former Finance Director Testified In Federal Court That McAuliffe Had Played "A Major Role" In The Scheme. "A former Democratic official has testified that Terence McAuliffe, President Clinton's friend and chief fund-raiser, played a major role in promoting an illegal scheme in which Democratic donors were to contribute to the Teamster president's re-election campaign, and in exchange the Teamsters were to donate large sums to the Democrats. The official, Richard Sullivan, the Democratic National Committee's former finance director, testified in Manhattan at the trial of William Hamilton, the Teamsters former political director, that Mr. McAuliffe urged him and other fund-raisers to find a rich Democrat to donate at least $50,000 to the 1996 re-election campaign of Ron Carey, the former Teamsters president. (Steven Greenhouse, "Witness Says Clinton Friend Had Part In Teamster Money Scheme," The New York Times, 11/18/99)

McAuliffe Acknowledged Discussing A Potential Swap Of Campaign Funds, Saying "You Help Me, I'll Help You. That's Politics." "This year, Mr. McAuliffe's role in a questionable plan to swap contributions in 1996 by the Teamsters union and the Democratic Party surfaced during the federal trial in New York of the former political director of the union, who was convicted of fraud and conspiracy. Mr. McAuliffe, in an interview, acknowledged discussing a potential swap. 'You help me, I'll help you. That's politics,' he said. But he denied doing anything wrong, saying he had not known that the plan - which was never implemented - was meant to aid the 1996 re-election campaign of Ron Carey, the former Teamsters president." (Jeff Gerth, "Friendship Counts: Clinton's Top Fund-Raiser Made Lots For Himself, Too," The New York Times, 12/12/99)


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