The Clintons Just Can’t Stop Lying About Their Wealth
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
You have to give the Clintons credit. Some politicians just lie once and move on. The Clintons however really dig into a lie. They cover it over with more lies and act offended when you don’t believe them.
First Hillary Clinton claimed that they were dead broke when they left the White House. And by dead broke, she meant in a position to buy a mansion so she could run for president.
Then she said that she “wasn’t truly well off” after the couple earned over $100 million.
“I think I had the lowest net worth of any American president in the 20th Century when I took office,” he offered, unsolicited.
Considering that Harry Truman left the White House with nothing but a $112 army pension, that’s obviously not true.
“Had it not been for the fact that I was able to sell some property that my brother, sister, and I inherited from our mother, I would practically be on relief, but with the sale of that property I am not financially embarrassed,” Truman had said.
Meanwhile Hillary Clinton had earned $188,547 in 1991 mostly thanks to Bill’s political connections. (That’s around $328,000 today.)
Their net worth was between $350,000 and $1,000,000. Since Hillary’s wealth was a contested issue, it was hard to nail down.
It didn’t hurt that the Clintons had a really good investment track record.
“The market was going up dramatically at that time,” Vice President Al Gore said in loyal defense of the Clintons when Hillary’s neat little cattle futures profit came to light. “That time” was October 11, 1979, three weeks before Bill Clinton was elected governor of Arkansas. Ten months later, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Governor Clinton made $100,000 in profit on a $1,000 investment. Eat your heart out Bill Gates.
The story intensified in April 1994, when the first couple was forced to pay an additional $14,615 in back taxes and interest after it was learned that the first lady had made more money on commodity trades than had been revealed to the public or to the IRS.
Hillary, lying about her dirty money for more than two decades.
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