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THE RODHAM RULES

Clintons Family Has A Long Record Of Profiting Off Her Status All kinds of businesses. Im a general consultant. I just bring different peoples together. I help them negotiate deals. I solve problems for people.
Tony Rodham, CNNs Larry King Live, 3/2/01

Hillary And The Rodham Brothers


Hillary Clintons Blind Eye To Her Brothers Ethical Transgressions Raises Questions The Most Curious Aspect Of The Brothers Rodham Is Not Their Penchant For Bad Behavior But Hillary's Track Record Of Turning A Blind Eye To It. But perhaps the most curious aspect of the Brothers Rodham is not their penchant for bad behavior but Hillary's track record of turning a blind eye to it. Much as Bill endlessly indulged his ne'er-do-well brother, Roger, Hillary has consistently defended her intractable younger siblings, forgiving their misdeeds and allowing them endless second chances. (Keelin McDonnel, Oh Brother, The New Republic, 7/23/07) Her Protective Instinct Raises Questions About How Hillary Will Handle The Inevitable Blunders That The Brothers Will Make Over The Course Of Her [2008] Presidential Campaign. Her protective instinct has hardly reformed the Brothers Rodham; if anything, it has given them more chances to act out and raises questions about how Hillary will handle the inevitable blunders that the brothers will make over the course of her presidential campaign. (Keelin McDonnel, Oh Brother, The New Republic, 7/23/07)

GreenTech Automotive
GreenTech Founders McAuliffe And Charles Wang Were Invited To A State Department Luncheon That Featured Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton And Then-Vice President, Now President Of China Xi Jinping

GreenTech Executives Were Invited To A State Department Luncheon With Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, Joe Biden And Hillary Clinton. GreenTech Automotive (GTA) Chairman Terry McAuliffe, President and CEO, Charles Wang, and Senior Vice President & Head of China Operation Rick Wade were invited to join the U.S. State Department luncheon hosted by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honoring Chinas Vice President Xi Jinping. (GreenTech Automotive, GreenTech Automotive Leadership Attends U.S. State Department Luncheon Honoring Vice President Xi
Jinping Of China, Press Release, 2/14/12)

Vice President Xi Was Very Pleased To Hear About GreenTech Automotive And Its Joint Venture In China. (GreenTech Automotive, GreenTech Automotive Leadership Attends U.S. State Department Luncheon
Honoring Vice President Xi Jinping Of China, Press Release, 2/14/12)

Xi Jinping Was Named Chinas New President Thursday, Completing A MonthsLong Highly Choreographed Transition Of Power. (Wang Zhao, Xis Election To President Completes
Chinas Leadership Transition, The Washington Post, 3/14/13)

Consorting With Dictators


Tony Rodham Received A Six-Figure Payoff For Setting Up A Meeting With President Clinton And A Foreign Dictator In 1997, Rodham Admitted To Receiving A Payoff For Setting Up A Meeting Between President Clinton And Paraguayan President Juan Carlos Wasmosy. By 1997, he was making headlines againthis time for dabbling in foreign affairs. Confronted by a reporter, Tony admitted that associates of Paraguayan President Juan Carlos Wasmosy had offered him a six-figure payoff to set up a meeting for Wasmosy and President Clinton. (Keelin McDonnel, Oh Brother, The New Republic,
7/23/07)

Tony Set The State Department Into A Frenzy When Meeting Cambodias Dictator With A Poor Human Rights Record In 1998, Tony Met With Controversial Cambodian Dictatorial Prime Minister Hun Sen. A year later, Tony sent State Department officials into a frenzy when he visited Cambodia to mingle

with the country's dictatorial Prime Minister Hun Sen. Although Tony claimed he had traveled to the Asian nation as a private citizen, the Cambodian government touted the visit as a signal of President Clinton's approval during a tumultuous election season. (In fact, Sen had provoked nothing but disapproval from the United States for his abysmal human rights record.) (Keelin McDonnel, Oh Brother, The
New Republic, 7/23/07)

Export Plan With International Mob Ties


The Rodhams Hatched A Plan To Export Georgian Hazelnuts In Connection With A Rival To The Georgian President And Clinton Ally Hugh And Tony Hatched A Plan To Export Hazelnuts From The Former Soviet Republic Of Georgia. But it wasn't until September 1999 that Tony cooked up his most bizarre international business venture. Once again teaming up with Hugh, Tony hatched a plan to invest $118 million to grow and export hazelnuts from the former Soviet republic of Georgia. (Keelin McDonnel, Oh
Brother, The New Republic, 7/23/07)

Also Involved Was Suspected Mafioso Aslan Abashidze Who Was A Rival To Georgias President, A Clinton Ally. Also involved in the business was Aslan Abashidze, suspected Mafioso and strongman rival of then-Georgian President (and Clinton ally) Eduard Shevardnadze. It was like the Hugh and Tony show, a former aide says. They had no idea what they were doing. (Keelin McDonnel,
Oh Brother, The New Republic, 7/23/07)

Clintons National Security Advisor Pleaded With The Brothers To Drop The Plan After Abashidze Touted Political Support From President Clinton. National Security Advisor Sandy Berger pleaded with the brothers to drop the scheme after Abashidze trumpeted their involvement as a sign of political support rendered to him by U.S. President Bill Clinton. (Keelin
McDonnel, Oh Brother, The New Republic, 7/23/07)

But It Was Only After Other White House Officials Leaned On Them That Hugh And Tony Agreed To Quit The Venture. (Keelin McDonnel, Oh Brother, The New Republic, 7/23/07)

Pardons
Rodham Was Paid To Help Edward And Vonna Jo Gregory Obtain Pardons From President Clinton Tony Rodham Admitted To Helping Obtain Pardons For Edward And Vonna Jo Gregory Over The Objections Of The Justice Department. Former President Bill Clintons brother-inlaw Tony Rodham helped obtain a presidential pardon for a Tennessee couple last March over the objections of the Justice Department, Mr. Rodham and lawyers involved in the pardon said today. Mr. Clinton pardoned Edgar Allen Gregory Jr. and his wife, Vonna Jo. (Marc Lacey and Don Van Natta Jr., Second
Clinton In-Law Says He Helped To Obtain Pardon, The New York Times, 3/1/01)

The Gregorys Were Convicted Of Bank Fraud In 1982 And Were On Probation Until The Pardon. The Gregorys, who live outside Nashville and own United Shows of America, a carnival company based in Smyrna, Tenn., were convicted of bank fraud in 1982, accused of using the assets of a bank they owned to give loans to friends. They were placed on probation. The pardons free them of the consequences of felony convictions. (Marc Lacey and Don Van Natta Jr., Second Clinton
In-Law Says He Helped To Obtain Pardon, The New York Times, 3/1/01)

Mr. Clinton Pardoned The Gregorys On March 15, 2000. (Marc Lacey and Don Van Natta Jr.,
Second Clinton In-Law Says He Helped To Obtain Pardon, The New York Times, 3/1/01)

Mr. Rodham Did Play An Active Role In Helping Mr. Gregorys Company Have The Opportunity To Erect A Carnival On The White House Lawn In June 1998. (Marc Lacey
and Don Van Natta Jr., Second Clinton In-Law Says He Helped To Obtain Pardon, The New York Times, 3/1/01)

According To A House Report Rodham Had Been Paid $244,769 As A Consultant For The Gregorys. The couple, who had been convicted of bank fraud, hired Tony Rodham as a business consultant and paid him $244,769 in salary over 2 1/2 years, according to a congressional report. President Clinton pardoned the couple in March 2000. The Republican-controlled House Government Reform Committee issued a 2002 report that said Rodham had helped the couple obtain the pardon. (Michael Kranish, Pardons Reemerge As Issue In Clinton Run, The Boston Globe, 2/28/07) Rodham Received A $107,000 Loan, Which Had Not Been Repaid As Of 2007. The Republican-controlled House Government Reform Committee issued a 2002 report that said Rodham had helped the couple obtain the pardon. Edgar Gregory has since died, and his company is now bankrupt. The lawsuit against Tony Rodham, brought by the bankruptcy trustee, revolves around whether the Gregorys loaned Rodham $107,000, or whether that money was part of his salary. The trustee for the bankrupt estate says it was a loan that was never repaid and that, with interest, it would now be $153,000. (Michael Kranish, Pardons Reemerge As Issue In Clinton Run, The Boston Globe,
2/28/07)