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The Comeback Id: Bill Clinton after the White House

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Libertarian Democrat Terry Michael sent me this link to the much-discussed Vanity Fair story about Bill Clinton. Worth reading the the whole thing. A snippet:

It is also beyond dispute that Clinton has blended the altruistic efforts of his philanthropy with the private business interests of some of his biggest donors in ways that are surpassingly sloppy, if not unseemly, for any former president. A case in point is Clinton's relationship with Ukraine's Victor Pinchuk, a billionaire and philanthropist who has donated millions to the ex-president's foundation. According to Newsweek, in 2007, at a Pinchuk-sponsored international conference in Yalta, Clinton wowed the crowd with a presentation on Ukraine but also sparked controversy when he was embraced by Pinchuk's father-in-law, the country's former president Leonid Kuchma. Kuchma's repressive regime has been linked by a government investigation to the 2000 murder of a dissident Ukrainian journalist. The man was found decapitated-one of scores of journalists who have been killed or have disappeared in Ukraine since the country achieved independence, in 1991.

More here.

Update: Gina Gershon, I.D.ed in the Vanity Fair article as one of Clinton's consorts, says she did not have sexual relations with that ex-president.