Recently declared GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul has been hinting for a while now that a new book would drop bombshell accusations on the Clinton campaign — revelations so explosive and so damaging that they could blow a huge hole in Hillary’s nascent run for the White House, if not sink it altogether. As The New York Times describes it: “The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings ‘big news’ that will ‘shock people’ and make voters ‘question’ the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
The as-yet-unreleased book whose advanced word is already causing huge waves in many media circles is Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, by Peter Schweizer. You may recall that Schweizer is the best-selling author of such hard-hitting political zingers as Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets and Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison.
The latest Schweizer exposé, as described by the Times, details what the author characterizes as a self-serving “pay to play” racket set up by Bill and Hillary Clinton involving their foundation and her influence while secretary of state. The Times articles calls Clinton Cash “the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.” It reportedly describes the same sort of allegedly illicit activities that resulted in Democrat Sen. Robert Menedez recently being indicted for corruption in office.
A number of media outlets, including Fox News, are readying in-depth reports on Schweizer’s findings for the coming weeks. The New York Times — which has aggressively and repeatedly gone after Hillary Clinton for her questionable use of a personal, private email account to conduct official government business — is once again taking a lead position among liberal media in exposing Mrs. Clinton’s perceived political vulnerabilities.
The revelations in Clinton Cash, notes the Times article, are being downplayed by Clinton campaign operatives trying to dismiss the new 186-page investigation of donations by foreign entities to the Clinton Foundation as just another “conservative hit job.”
“The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.”
Because Mrs. Clinton seems to be able to dodge, shed, and inoculate herself against scandals that would likely bring down many other politicians, it will certainly be interesting to see if this latest round of disclosures and the intense media attention paid to them will actually resonate with Democrat voters who tend to overlook virtually all criticism of Hillary.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth