Clinton Bucks Trend, Rakes in Cash From Weapons Industry
By Leonard Doyle, Independent UK
The US arms industry is backing Hillary Clinton for President and has all but abandoned its traditional allies in the Republican party. Mrs Clinton has also emerged as Wall Street’s favourite. Investment bankers have opened their wallets in unprecedented numbers for the New York senator over the past three months and, in the process, dumped their earlier favourite, Barack Obama.
Hillary Clinton’s Bush Connection
NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Real News Project reports exclusively today that the engineer of George W. Bush’s rescue from financial disaster—a man who would propel Bush on the path to elective office—has quietly moved into Hillary Clinton’s inner circle of key financial backers. The engineer is longtime GOP backer Alan Quasha. His mysterious Harken Energy drew intense scrutiny from investigators and the media in the early 90’s and again during Bush’s first term because of its dubious financial practices and board members connected to the corrupt Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). Along with a business partner, Quasha has been forging new links with Clinton and her associates for several years. Among other things, they have raised substantial sums for her, and in 2005 they discreetly hired Clinton confidant and longtime Democratic Party money man Terry McAuliffe, providing him with a lucrative temporary perch until the Clinton campaign formally launched with McAuliffe as its chairman.
Dennis Kucinich’s campaign is accepting contributions from people like you, here: