For those of you who don't remember, Marc Rich was a traitor of the worst kind, he not only traded with America's enemies, he was charged with fifty-one counts of fraud, racketeering, tax evasion and other heinous crimes.
Then, on the last day of Bill's presidency, he pardoned Rich. Coincidence? I think not.
On Jan. 20, 2001, his last day in office, Bill Clinton issued a pardon for international fugitive Marc Rich. It was universally condemned by the New York Times, the New Republic and even Barney Frank.
Marc Rich traded illegally with America’s enemies including Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran while the Ayatollah held 53 Americans hostage in 1979.
He made about $2 billion selling oil to the apartheid regime in South Africa during a UN embargo.
He did deals with Khadafy’s Libya, Milosevic’s Yugoslavia, Kim Il Sung’s North Korea, Communist dictatorships in Cuba and the Soviet Union itself.
Rich made the FBI’s ten most wanted list.
Then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani charged Rich with 51 counts of fraud, racketeering, tax evasion, and other charges in 1983. Rich fled to Switzerland where there was no extradition for tax crimes.
Clinton’s clemency looked like a payoff. Mrs. Rich had donated $450,000 to the Clinton Library and over $1 million to Democratic campaigns.
Bill Clinton eventually admitted that the pardon had been “terrible politics.” “It wasn’t worth the damage to my reputation,” he said.
The money from those connected to Marc Rich or the pardon scandal continued to the Clintons.
Rich’s business partners, lawyers, advisers and friends have showered millions of dollars on the Clintons in the decade and a half following the scandal.
Rich died in 2013. But his business partners, lawyers, advisers and friends have showered millions of dollars on the Clintons in the decade and a half following the scandal.
Nigerian businessman Gilbert Chagoury was well known as a close ally and business associate of Rich. In 2000, Chagoury was convicted in Geneva of money laundering and aiding a criminal organization in connection with the billions of dollars stolen from Nigeria during the reign of dictator Gen. Sani Abacha.
As part of a plea deal, the conviction was later expunged. Chagoury has been very generous to the Clintons in the years following the Rich pardon. He has organized an event at which Bill was paid $100,000 to speak (in 2003), donated millions to the Clinton Foundation and in 2009 pledged a cool $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. The Chagourys were also active in Hillary’s 2008 presidential bid with money and other assistance.
Bill has lavished praised on Chagoury over the years. In 2005, Bill was the keynote speaker when Chagoury received the “Pride of Heritage Award” from the Lebanese community.
It figures the Clinton Foundation is wrapped up in this. Not to mention Mrs. Rich had donated money to Hillary Clinton on numerous occasions. What the FBI has on the Clinton's in the case of Marc Rich, I'm sure even the Clinton's are eager to find out. Let's hope that the investigators convict them before they end up in black bags, like so many others who have gone against the Clintons.
I can’t wrap my head around such corruption and why anyone would want this family back in the White House ..
Arrest Bill now