Steve Chapman on Hillary Clinton's Double Standard on Money and Politics


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Bill and Hillary Clinton are to money what the Gulf of Mexico is to the Mississippi River: the inevitable destination of a large and never-ending flow, which is sometimes polluted. 

The latest example comes in the form of donations of $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation by the chairman of a Canadian uranium company that needed, and got, U.S. government approval to be taken over by a Russian firm that enjoys the favor of Vladimir Putin. Maybe you can guess who was secretary of state at the time the State Department reviewed the deal. 

But on a visit to Iowa, Clinton criticized campaign financing, saying, "We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if it takes a constitutional amendment." Steve Chapman analyzes the apparent hypocrisy.