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June 23, 2016

Secret Service Tell-All: Clintons Believed They Had Magic Pot of Royal Money to Pay For Their Every Whim

The Clintons made their money the old-fashioned way: Graft.

In a new book, a former Secret Service uniformed officer accuses Bill and Hillary Clinton of acting as if they had a “magic royal pot” of taxpayer money at their disposal while living in the White House.

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According to Byrne, the Clintons threw official events at the White House to woo people without regard to the cost to taxpayers.

“As soon as Mr. Clinton became the president, Mrs. Clinton and her staff sought to repair the Clinton brand among groups they thought had been damaged during the campaign, scheduling galas, balls, and dinners,” Byrne writes. “They hosted open house tours day and night, especially around Christmas and for the military. What she and her staffers failed to realize was that the White House had a budget like any other government entity. Each shindig still had to be paid either from the Executive Residence budget or the Democratic Party’s purse.”

According to Byrne, “Early on, the staff kept promising payments but it was common knowledge that they had no idea of where they were coming from. But the buck kept getting passed because Mrs. Clinton didn’t want to hear ‘no,’ and no one wanted to be the bearer of bad news. Evergreen was spoiled.”

More: Emails show State Department knew that appointment of Clinton big-dollar donor to sensitive security posting was a sham.

Eye Update: I think I took a positive turn yesterday night/today. I can read a little easier now (easily on the Kindle, not so easily on the computer, but still better than I had been reading) and sometimes my long distance vision gets pretty clear. Still fuzzy, still doubled images, but better than it was -- bigly. I can read some street and store signs, sometimes, for example.

I might have pretty good vision by Sunday.


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