Bill Clinton used taxpayer money to set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server
According to this story Bill Clinton used taxpayer money to subsidize the Clinton Foundation as well as buying equipment for Hillary Clinton’s personal email server and paying somebody to it set up. Here is more:
Bill Clinton’s staff used a decades-old federal government program, originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to subsidize his family’s foundation and an associated business, and to support his wife’s private email server, a POLITICO investigation has found.
Taxpayer cash was used to buy IT equipment — including servers — housed at the Clinton Foundation, and also to supplement the pay and benefits of several aides now at the center of the email and cash-for-access scandals dogging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
There is apparently nothing illegal about this because:
The Act authorizes the GSA to fund the pensions, correspondence, support staff and travel of ex-presidents. It was passed in 1958 to “maintain the dignity” of the presidency by helping former commanders in chief avoid hard times like those that befell Harry S. Truman.
While correspondence is covered it is hard to believe the Act was meant to cover official State Department business, this was not in the spirit of the law, and as the article linked above states:
it does offer fresh evidence of how the Clintons blurred the line between their nonprofit foundation, Hillary Clinton’s State Department, and the business dealings of Bill Clinton and the couple’s aides.
I would take it one step beyond this and say there were no lines to be blurred.
The fund was meant to keep ex-presidents from becoming indigent, but as multimillionaires who did not have to worry about this problem the Clinton’s instead used the money to help ensure Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails and the link between the Clinton Foundation could be more easily kept under wraps. This is nothing more than a big slap in the face to taxpayers and voters all across the nation.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium