Peter Schweizer, the author of "Clinton Cash", which will officially be released on May 5th but has had some advance notices, is the source of the break in information. Schweizer is a Conservative writer whose work received raves about his sourcing even from the liberal New York Times. And Schweizer says that the Clinton family has been the recipient of over two billion dollars in contributions from various sources including foreign government supported enterprises. And since this particular deal over Uranium One with its Canadian owner happened while Hillary was Secretary of State, the scent of influence peddling by a high ranking Administration official for money is very strong. But I think that one aspect of the approval, which of course Clinton signed off on, is not being look at by the press.
Actually it's much worse than that as we saw yesterday. George Stephanopoulis of ABC and a former confidante and principal staff member of the Clinton Administration, threw all possible credibility out the window with the way he interviewed Schweizer, jumping on him in a way that showed clear partiality. But Stephanopoulis has always been in the tank for his former employers and has no business posing as a news analyst.
But what we are missing here is that Clinton's action goes deeper here and it likely leads to culpability on the the part of the President as well. You see, Barack Obama as is characteristic of him, claims no knowledge of what happened. He strikes his usual tone as a President who gets his news from the morning shows or newspaper as many Americans do. But for the Uranium One deal to be approved, particularly with the implications to national security that ownership of uranium carries, it required sign off by seven key government officials, all in Obama's Cabinet and all required to keep their boss informed of their actions. These officials included Secretaries of State (of course, Hillary at the time), Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce, Energy, Treasury and the Attorney General.
Without saying any more, I will leave you with this question: Do you think that all of these key officials would not have told the President of the United States of the decision they made. I find it ludicrous that they did not but you must be the judge of the question for yourself. Regardless of what you ultimately decide, it is certainly at least a good question to decide about what calls itself the most transparent administration in history. And pigs fly.
Oh, I almost forgot, it was reported yesterday that the Clinton Family Foundation has expended six percent of it's funding in support of charity. Quite a generous giver, don't you think?
Now go have a great day even though it is very likely that our nation is clearly not in good hands. I'll see you again tomorrow.