From the Left: The Clinton Chronicles continue
In another story, it appears Bill’s post-presidential work as a financial consultant for longtime supporter Ron Burkle, a billionaire investor, could net him a cool $20 million. Clinton was an adviser in Burkle’s Yucaipa investment group, which reaped hundreds of millions of dollars in profits from large domestic sales in recent months. Clinton has been looking to cash out of the deal to remove any potential conflicts of interest with his wife’s White House candidacy. The extent of Bill’s involvement with Yucaipa still remains unclear and, based on the Clintons’ history of questionable business dealings, is worthy of further public scrutiny.
Finally, Hillary Clinton accused Barack Obama in the latest debate of “practicing law and representing your contributor, [Tony] Rezko, in his slum landlord business in inner city Chicago,” a nasty shot that one could read as racially bigoted. Well, what do you know... a photo of Clinton with Rezko surfaced. Hillary pulled out the old standby “I don’t recall...” when questioned about it. “I probably have taken hundreds of thousands of pictures. I don’t know the man. I wouldn’t know him if he walked in the door.” Maybe true, but with Clinton, who knows?