Just when you thought it was safe to start a new pyramid scheme . . . another reputed con artist is raising money for Senator Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign, as Charles Hurt and Jeane MacIntosh report for the New York Post:
A purported pyramid-scheme operator who was run out of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor has reinvented himself as the head of an upstate group accused of being a “cult” – and his devotees have pumped thousands into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential run.
Executives and top associates of the Albany-based NXIVM group – along with their family members – donated $29,900 to Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to federal records.
On March 14 and April 13, records show, more than a dozen contributions poured into Clinton’s coffers from NXIVM, an executive and group-awareness training organization led by Brooklyn-born Keith Raniere, 47.
Most were from first-time political donors, each giving the $2,300 maximum.
Read it all at the link above. It’s apparent the Clinton campaign doesn’t care to know very much about their donors. Now, if media or bloggers dig out the dirt, Hillary will return the money when she must, always with the same excuse – “We had NO idea of this!”
At some point, turning a blind eye should become an issue of its own. Isn’t it a concern that the woman who, when questioned by a federal grand jury about the Rose Law Firm records which had been in her possession despite being under subpoena for two years, answered “I don’t recall” a reported 147 times now is giving the stock answer about questionable contributions and contributors, “I didn’t know”?
Observers usually interpret Hillary’s high negative ratings as an indication many people “don’t like her.” Isn’t it just as likely those negatives arose because people don’t TRUST her instead?
In her case, mistrust seems particularly well placed . . .