Clinton corruption continues: Hillary's son-in-law ensnared in Goldman Sachs pay-to-play scandal

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  1. aaronvan Suspended

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    WHEN HILLARY CLINTON’S son-in-law sought funding for his new hedge fund in 2011, he found financial backing from one of the biggest names on Wall Street: Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein.

    The fund, called Eaglevale Partners, was founded by Chelsea Clinton’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and two of his partners. Blankfein not only personally invested in the fund, but allowed his association with it to be used in the fund’s marketing.

    The investment did not turn out to be a savvy business decision. Earlier this month, Mezvinsky was forced to shutter one of the investment vehicles he launched under Eaglevale, called Eaglevale Hellenic Opportunity, after losing 90 percent of its money betting on the Greek recovery. The flagship Eaglevale fund has also lost money, according to the New York Times.

    https://theintercept.com/2016/05/27...ldman-sachs-ceo-invested-with-her-son-in-law/

    Man, even married into the Clinton Corruption Clan, this doofus managed to run his hedge fund into the ground. Can't be too bright.
     
  2. caesarp macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I won't vote for the son-in-law - -thanks for posting. Whew, I almost voted for him. And in similar news, Billy Carter drank a lot of beer.

    Now, if you want to consider real election related news, I'd be a little more concerned about Trump and his legal woes and his abuse of the legal system:

    http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/we-...mp-is-named-in-at-least-169-federal-lawsuits/

    Including these nice ones:

    • The U.S. Department of Justice sued Trump for an antitrust violation in 1988 and won. Trump was forced to pay $750,000. The real-estate magnate agreed to pay the penalty stemming from his attempted takeovers of two companies. The feds said that his stock purchases in the companies violated the FTC’s notification requirements.

    • 1990 was a big legal year for Donald Trump. He was named as a defendant in 21 lawsuits filed by different businesses and individuals. Several sued him for securities fraud and breach of contract. Most of the complaints stem from the Trump’s corporation filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy from creditors following the building of the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. By 1991, the resort was nearly $3 billion in debt, according to the New York Times.
    Now which is worse? A son-in-law of a candidate or an actual candidate doing bad stuff? Hmmm, I wonder?

    I think Trump has tons of scum reeking off of him.
     
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    That's it? Some unknown lefty blog from last February reporting **** that happened in 1990? I'll never get those two minutes back. You owe me.
     
  4. caesarp macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, so we shouldn't look back in time -- right? http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-e...clinton-sex-scandals-20160529-snap-story.html

    Look, you lost this thread -- I won. Admit it. Unless the Trump lawsuits cited are inaccurate, you got nothing. I don't care where the info was posted -- is it factual or isn't it? If you have nothing to show they are not factual, you lost.

    And you missed (or purposely ignored) the point about citing to wrong doing by relatives, as opposed to the person running. Your tactics in posting are similar to Trump - just ignore the facts.
     
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    A hah haha hah. You are exactly like Trump -- way to exaggerate. The article does not say that. Here's the entirety of Trump in the article:

    "And then there was Trump.

    “Donald Trump’s a smart man, but he must have a couple of dumb guys working for him,” said Muller, running a hand through his brushed-back gray hair.

    The presumptive Republican presidential nominee had agreed to come speak at the event’s Sunday rally. But he had just found out that Trump’s staff thought the appearance was Monday.

    Trump would make it Sunday, they promised.

    Muller supports Trump in spite of the New York billionaire’s disparaging remarks about POWs — “I like people that weren’t captured” Trump said as a dig at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former POW in Vietnam.

    “I’m not bothered by it,” Muller said. “Sometimes people say things. They don’t have time to think, and they say the wrong things.”
    So first Trump may speak to them (but there is confusion about the dates and whether Trump can make it). And then one guy says he's not bothered by Trump's comment about McCain.

    Again, facts don't concern you.
     
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    caesarp with some pent-up emotion, busting out at the sound of the bell everything he’s got on Trump.

    Guess what? It doesn’t matter.

    Not when there’s a staff of 175 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents working Clinton’s case.

    She’ll be indicted and Trump will be out free and making America great again as President, undoing the intentional malfeasance that Obama has perpetrated upon America.
     
  8. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    Lookie here - yet another @aaronvan thread title and premise that is not supported by the link provided.

    There is no "scandal" mentioned. There was simply an investment gone bad. There's no accusation of funds misused or otherwise inappropriately missing.

    There is no "play" mentioned that is supposedly being paid for. The accusation of "pay-to-play scandal" is laughable and nowhere to be found in the article.

    There is no mention of who is being "corrupted" or of any specific "corruption." I don't think that word means what the OP thinks it means.
     
  9. caesarp macrumors 6502a

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    "making America great again". So its not great? Says who? Define great? That statement seems reactionary. Go back to a mythical golden age. Please. Are you serious.

    I doubt Clinton will be indicted for using personal email to conduct gov't business. Seems more like a policy guideline violation. That's all you got -- Trump's done way worse? Including filing frivolous lawsuits and abusing the court system, in addition to being sued himself for fraud in the Trump University case, being investigated by the NY AG for that and many more. All of it a lot worse than not using email in accordance with security guidelines.
     
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    Clinton and Bush hugged and smiled as well.

    And while we forget, let's also forget that Scalia and Ginsberg were actually best buddies once the political fighting was done. So if they can be friends when off duty, so can anyone else.

    Sheesh, I have friends at work who are staunch right-wingers though you wouldn't recognize it because they want government to, for example, take over cell phone companies so everyone to have the same low price as those on welfare get. Um, that's an example of socialism, the thing y'all tell us you otherwise hate... But I don't point that out to him, how roads and police and other things are funded, et cetera...
     
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    And if there's one person in the running who has a considerable amount of investments gone bad, it'd be Trump. So it's gotta be spiced up a bit.
     
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    What's that phrase people keep hearing, "Nobody owes you anything", from right-wingers? Hmmm, both ways - hmm... :D
    --- Post Merged, May 31, 2016 ---
    So Vietnam vets applaud Trump's having his clothing made in Vietnam and then-allies such as China? (As the following source claims: http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/08/news/economy/donald-trump-trade/ ) That's a bit shocking to read.

    Didn't he also defer going to service? (according to this site's claims: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...ome-under-attack-over-Vietnam-deferments.html )
     
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    Does this mean one should be like "good thing I'm voting for Donald Trump not Trump Entertainment Resorts or The Trump Organization? :p
     
  14. caesarp macrumors 6502a

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    If you turn a blind eye to who is the primary person responsible for and hiding behind those corporate entities -- yes.

    Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts filed for bankruptcy again in 2004 when his casinos -- including the Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Marina and Trump Plaza casinos in Atlantic City and a riverboat casino in Indiana -- had accrued an estimated $1.8 billion in debt, according to the Associated Press. Trump agreed to reduce his share in the company from 47 to 27 percent in a restructuring plan, but he was still the company’s largest single shareholder and remained in charge of its operations.

    The first bankruptcy associated with Trump was perhaps the most significant in terms of his personal finances, according to news reports at the time. He funded the construction of the $1 billion Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, which opened in 1990. By 1991, the casino was nearly $3 billion in debt, while Trump had racked up nearly $900 million in personal liabilities, so the business decided to file for Chapter 11 reorganization, according to the New York Times. As a result, Trump gave up half his personal stake in the casino and sold his yacht and airline,
     
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    So many red herrings and I forgot to bring my fishing tackle.

    The fact that Marc Mezvinsky managed to lose money doesn't really mean much to the Clinton campaign and Trump's apparent financial incompetence doesn't work as an accurate counter-argument. Instead, it's possible for both of them to be total dongs with other people's money.

    So too, with the Rolling Thunder rally. The fact that thousands of Harley-riding veterans are supporting the Republican candidate for president isn't a surprise either.

    It's hardly news except for the fact that politically-aware veterans are willing to forgive Trump's attack on POWs because they've been primed for the idea—by decades of political wrangling—that Democrats don't support the military or veterans.

    But, that doesn't mean that Trump will actually help veterans—he won't solve the VA and his current fundraising for veterans was a political stunt, complete with a sudden flurry of check writing following a WaPo investigation.

    I cannot overstate how much this election makes me feel like grave Mercurtio, bleeding onto a street in Verona.
     
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    Geez I didn't know Chelsea Clinton was married...




    There goes that fantasy
     

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