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Hillary's latest Big Lie

Dick Morris

By Dick Morris

Published Dec. 18, 2015

There she goes again. Another BIG Hillary lie.

When asked by an Iowa voter whether she would pledge to refuse campaign contributions from energy interests, Hillary Clinton said she didn’t think she ever took money from the oil and gas industry.

That’s a lie and she knows it.

The fact is that she’s benefited from almost $400 MILLION that came from the energy industry.

The total of her payments from oil, gas, and mining interests to her Senate and Presidential campaigns, along with the speaking fees paid to her and Bill, and donations to the Clinton Foundation have netted the Clintons over $325 MILLION. If you add on speaking fees and donations by oil-producing Middle Eastern countries, the total is between $368 – $398 MILLION. (Those countries include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Brunei, Oman, and Kuwait) That’s almost $400 million.

She says that if she did get money from the energy industry, she doesn’t remember.

That’s a lot to forget. Especially since at least $20 million of it went directly into Bill and Hillary’s joint bank accounts and was reported as joint income. But who’s counting?

Hillary received almost $2 million in direct campaign contributions from individuals who work for oil and gas companies. And, of course, as she knows, corporations are not permitted to make campaign contributions. That’s why they get their employees to do it.

She says she won’t take money from oil and gas companies, but she knows she can’t — that’s illegal. But she sanctimoniously promises not to do it. She says she’ll take money from individuals who work for energy companies.

EARTH TO HILLARY: That’s how corporations make campaign contributions.

She says she’s not a favorite of the energy companies. That’s not true, wither.

In her current presidential campaign, she’s already received about $365,000 from the oil and gas folks. That makes her the third top recipient of all 22 presidential candidates. Only Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush — both with ties to Texas oil companies, raked in more than she did.

And energy industry lobbyists have jumped on the Hillary Bandwagon. Her own campaign released the names of 159 registered lobbyists who are bundlers for Hillary. Forty of them have worked against climate control, supported offshore drilling or promoted the Keystone Pipeline and other energy issues. Bundlers raise over $100,000 each for her campaign.

She says that if she did get money from the energy industry, she doesn’t remember.

Either she’s dumber than we think, or she thinks we’re really dumb.

The Keystone pipeline was a windfall for Bill and Hillary. The Clintons cleaned up on Pipeline investors. Hillary was personally paid $1.5 million by two Canadian banks that are investors in the Keystone Pipeline — right after she left the State Department, where she subtly endorsed the Pipeline that she now opposes.

And Bill Clinton was paid over $10 million by TD Bank, a major Pipeline investor. He also received another $1 million in speaking fees from other energy sources.

It didn’t stop there. The Clinton Foundation benefitted from the kindness of energy companies. Duke Energy, Cheniere Energy, Entergy. ExxonMobil, and NRG Energy all gave from $1 to $5 million.

Chevron and Energy Development gave between $500,000 – $1 million and Hess, Noble Energy, and Inter-Energy gave between $250,000 to $500,000.

Chevron and ExxonMobil also chipped in $5 million each for one of Hillary’s pet projects: the U.S. Pavilion at the China Expo. After that, both companies were featured at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Hillary must have been out of the room — or she certainly would have remembered.

And, finally, mega-donor Canadian mining billionaire Frank Giustra — who has investments in the Keystone Pipeline, has pledged over $300 million. Giustra also owns the Colombian oil company Pacific Rubiales and other international energy companies.

So, Hillary’s latest $400 million lie is easy to see through. It’s staring her right in the face.

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Dick Morris, who served as adviser to former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and former President Clinton, is the author of 16 books, including his latest, Screwed and Here Come the Black Helicopters.

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