By Harry C. Alford
The Obama Administration was taking form. Our new Attorney General Eric Holder was instantly mired in scandal with the Fast and Furious debacle. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State seemed rather tame but that was just the quiet before the storm. One afternoon Minyon Moore from the Dewey Square Group (one of the Podesta companies) brought me two complimentary tickets to the kickoff of the new Clinton Global Initiative. The tickets were priced at $1200 each so Kay and I were impressed with the gift. So off we went to New York City to rub elbows with the movers and shakers of the world.
We arrived at the event early and picked out a strategic table. We were eventually joined by none other than the late, honorable Maya Angelou and her guest, Deloris Jordan – Michael Jordan’s mother. She saved a chair and eventually we found out that it was for former President Bill Clinton himself who would come and go as the night went on. I was immediately amazed as I watched some of the most powerful people in the world start to occupy the large room. Presidents, kings, sheiks from all over the world were in attendance. They seemed all too eager to participate and become a part of this new venture.
I came to the realization that the Clintons have done it again. This new venture was on its way to raising close to a billion dollars in contributions and that kind of money meant pure power. Furthermore, it became clear that Hillary Clinton was going to get the Secretary of State position. What a conflict! You have the world connections that a typical former US president would have, and your wife would be the Secretary of State for the most powerful nation on earth. Drop money into your nonprofit and they could get favors done through the set up at the State Department. It appeared, and it would become one of the biggest schemes in world history right before our eyes. The hustling Clintons pulled this game off!
The game was simple. A nation, dictator or magnate would drop millions of dollars into the nonprofit, Clinton Global Initiative, and then would make a wish list to be enacted upon by the State Department in an “official” capacity. The influence of the United States was for sale and the Obama Administration, Congress and many others bought into the operation. It would not be long before the scandals started to breakout all over the world.
The terror group ISIS would form under this malfeasance and became a major threat to the free world. Obama was in denial and Hillary was preoccupied filling up the Clinton coffers. She had two close assistants, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills who were both on the payrolls of the State Department and the nonprofit at the same time. You can’t make this up! Syria, Iran, Egypt, Iraq, Indonesia, Africa, etc. were all descending into chaos and congressional hearings started popping up all over the place. The game between the State Department and CGI was becoming a full-blown disaster and Obama seemed helpless.
Obama won the second election, Hillary ran out of the State Department and went full time with the Clinton Foundation as the Clinton Global Initiative hustle started drying up. Despite her dismal showing as a State Department Secretary, Hillary began to run for the 2016 primary. She had amassed a great fortune from the nonprofit and “Pay for Play” activities that her financial might would be overwhelming for any other serious primary candidate.
During his second administration, Obama forgot about the fundraising activities a second term president was supposed to do for his political party. The Democratic National Committee would soon run into near financial ruin and that made it ripe for the Clinton campaign to flash all their cash and take the party over. All other democratic candidates did not have a chance. It would be soon known that the 2016 democratic race was rigged from the beginning. The Clintons would have their way.
One big thing happened along the way. They did not regard the Republican candidate Donald Trump as competition. Indeed, this billionaire would be a formidable foe with a platform that attracted the American majority. Hillary went down in “flames” and the rigging of the democratic primary is now known to all. The scandals and abuses still must be dealt with and the Obama Legacy will show a less than noble tenure. With teammates like the Clintons you would be cursed and not treated too kindly by history.
And the beat goes on!
Mr. Alford is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce®. Website: www.nationalbcc.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org