“Hillary Clinton failed (miserably) to maintain a firewall between the Clinton Foundation and her State Department…
“We don’t subscribe to the where-there’s-smoke-there’s-fire school of thinking.
“Still, there’s a rule of journalistic ethics that we think ought to apply to government officials, too: Avoid not just conflicts of interest, but the appearance of conflicts of interest. Because in the public’s eye, they’re all the same.
“That’s certainly the case with the Clinton Foundation and the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.”
This comes from the partner in Penn Square Partners that was largely responsible for ramming through the Convention Center that enabled it to gain a half interest in the Marriott Hotel, largely as a gift from tax payers. And who now plans to expand the hotel, partially and conceivably almost wholly at tax payer expense via the latest CRIZ legislation.
Where is LNP’s fire wall?
Clinton’s “appearance” has to do with funding a foundation that is devoted to helping needy people. LNP’s is to feeding itself form the public trough.
Also from the source that was among the earliest in the state to call for Kathleen Kane’s resignation when she was indicted by a grand jury, not yet having an opportunity to defend herself. (Hopefully more about what was behind that at a future date.)
Shame on LNP. It is bad enough to fleece the community without blatantly insulting its intelligence. And yet again, perhaps the lack of community intelligence is the problem.