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Clinton's Hat Trick Of Deception

- January 13, 2016

All Three Claims In New TV Ad Crumble Under Scrutiny

In A New Campaign Ad, Clinton Claims "She Stood Up To China" And "Went Toe To Toe With Russia On Human Rights" And Took Credit For Passage Of The Children's Health Insurance Plan. CAMPAIGN AD: "She stood up to China and spoke out on women's rights. Went toe to toe with Russia on human rights. The drug and insurance companies spent millions against her, but Hillary didn't quit until 8 million children got health care." (Hillary For America, Stood Strong, Accessed 1/13/16)

Weeks After Hillary Clinton's State Department "Rebuffed" Human Rights Sanctions Against Russia, Bill Clinton Collected A $500,000 Speaking Fee And Received A Personal Thank-You Call From Vladimir Putin For His Appearance At The Russian Investment Bank's Investors That Would Have Been Targeted

In 2010, Members Of Congress Wrote To Clinton Seeking To Deny Visas To People Who Had Been Implicated By A Russian Tax-Refund Fraud Scheme. "Members of Congress wrote to Mrs. Clinton in 2010 seeking to deny visas to people who had been implicated by Russian accountant Sergei Magnitsky, who was jailed and died in prison after he uncovered evidence of a large tax-refund fraud. William Browder, a foreign investor in Russia who had hired Mr. Magnitsky, alleged that the accountant had turned up evidence that Renaissance officials, among others, participated in the fraud." (James Grimaldi And Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

  • These Proposed Sanctions Occurred During The Obama Administration's Attempt At A Russia Reset. "The Russian government was opposed to sanctions. At the time, the Obama administration was attempting to reset relations with Russia." (James Grimaldi And Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

Hillary Clinton's State Department "Rebuffed" The Sanctions Request From Congress. "The State Department rebuffed the request from Congress. 'We…do not support such a measure at this time,' a department official wrote to one senator." (James Grimaldi And Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

In 2012, Bill Clinton Received A "Substantial Payout" From Renaissance Capital, A Russian Investment Bank Whose Executives Were At Risk Of Being Hurt By Potential U.S. Sanctions. " Mr. Clinton also received a substantial payout in 2010 from Renaissance Capital, a Russian investment bank whose executives were at risk of being hurt by possible U.S. sanctions tied to a complex and controversial case of alleged corruption in Russia." (James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

A Few Weeks After The State Department Rejected The Sanctions Request, Bill Clinton Was Paid $500,000 To Speak At A Renaissance Capital Investors Conference. "A few weeks later, Bill Clinton participated in a question-and-answer session at a Renaissance Capital investors conference. He was paid $500,000." (James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

  • For His Appearance At The Renaissance Capital Investors Conference, Bill Clinton Received A Personal Thank-You Call From Vladimir Putin. " After the appearance, Mr. Clinton received a personal thank-you call from Vladimir Putin, then the Russian prime minister, the government news agency TASS reported." (James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, "Speaking Fees Meet Politics For Clintons," The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/15)

Clinton's Record Shows She Failed To Address Human Rights Abuses In China

Clinton's Record "Suggests That A President Clinton Would Not Be As Tough On Chinese Human-Rights Abuses As Candidate Clinton Is Suggesting." "All of which suggests that a President Clinton would not be as tough on Chinese human-rights abuses as Candidate Clinton is suggesting. Highlighting China's many unjust policies as a private citizen on Twitter is fine, but American voters should also examine her different record in government." (Editorial, "Clinton's China Pose," The Wall Street Journal, 9/29/15)

  • "Highlighting China's Many Unjust Policies As A Private Citizen On Twitter Is Fine, But American Voters Should Also Examine Her Different Record In Government." (Editorial, "Clinton's China Pose," The Wall Street Journal, 9/29/15)

Clinton "Made Clear During Her Tenure As Secretary Of State That" Other Interests Would Not "Become Captive To The Human Rights Cases." "Mrs. Clinton has mentioned Mr. Chen's bravery in public as one of the most startling among China's human rights dissidents. But she has also made clear during her tenure as secretary of state that the vital economic and strategic dealings with China cannot become captive to the human rights cases." (Jane Perlez and Sharon Lafraniere, "Chinese Dissident Is Released From Embassy, Causing Turmoil For U.S.," The New York Times , 5/3/12)

In 2009, Clinton Said Human Rights "Can't Interfere With The Global Economic Crisis, The Global Climate Change Crisis, And The Security Crisis." CLINTON: "But successive administrations and Chinese governments have been poised back and forth on these issues, and we have to continue to press them. But our pressing on those issues can't interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis, and the security crisis. We have to have a dialogue that leads to an understanding and cooperation on each of those." (Hillary Clinton, Roundtable With Traveling Press, Seoul, South Korea, 2/20/09)

  • Clinton "Infuriated" Human Rights Organizations When She Claimed "That Human Rights Concerns 'Can't Interfere' With Pressing China For Greater Cooperation." "Clinton, who on Sunday will complete a one-week tour of Asia, infuriated human rights organizations when she told reporters Friday that human rights concerns 'can't interfere' with pressing China for greater cooperation on the economic front, the environment and the impasse over North Korea's nuclear program. Many advocates were especially upset because Clinton, as first lady, achieved renown in 1995 for making a tough speech in Beijing about China's human rights record." (Glenn Kessler, "U.S., China to Focus On Slump, Climate," The Washington Post, 2/22/09)
  • Clinton's Statement Will "Demoralize Thousands Of Democracy Advocates In China, And It Will Cause Many Others Around The World To Wonder About The Character" Of The Obama Administration. "But Ms. Clinton's statement will have an effect: It will demoralize thousands of democracy advocates in China, and it will cause many others around the world to wonder about the character of the new U.S. administration." (Editorial, "Hillary Clinton's Silence On Chinese Human Rights," The Washington Post, 2/24/09)

"Clinton Has Described The State Department's Handling Of The Case Of Blind Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng As An Important Achievement" And A Reminder Of The Importance Of Human Rights. "Hillary Clinton has described the State Department's handling of the case of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng as an important achievement during her time at Foggy Bottom - a reminder that 'our defense of universal human rights is one of America's greatest sources of strength." (Nahal Toosi, "Hillary Clinton And The Case Of Chen Guangcheng," Politico, 3/19/15)

  • "But Chen Himself Was Not So Impressed." (Nahal Toosi, "Hillary Clinton And The Case Of Chen Guangcheng," Politico, 3/19/15)
  • In His 2015 Memoir, Chen "Writes About Feeling Extreme Pressure From Clinton Aides To Quickly Accept A Deal With The Chinese - One That He Feared Would Expose Him And His Family To More Abuse." "In his new memoir, the so-called 'barefoot lawyer,' who managed against all odds to flee house arrest and seek refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in 2012, writes about feeling extreme pressure from Clinton aides to quickly accept a deal with the Chinese - one that he feared would expose him and his family to more abuse. He suggests that at times he felt as if U.S. diplomats had misled him, and he undercuts Clinton's assertion in her recent memoir that U.S. officials "had done what Chen said he wanted every step of the way." (Nahal Toosi, "Hillary Clinton And The Case Of Chen Guangcheng," Politico, 3/19/15)

And Clinton Continues To Exaggerate Her Role In SCHIP

Clinton "Had Little To Do" With SCHIP. "Hillary Clinton, who has frequently described herself on the campaign trail as playing a pivotal role in forging a children's health insurance plan, had little to do with crafting the landmark legislation or ushering it through Congress, according to several lawmakers, staffers, and healthcare advocates involved in the issue." (Susan Milligan, "Clinton Role In Health Program Disputed," Boston Globe, 3/14/08)

"Current And Former Lawmakers And Staff Said Hillary Clinton Had No Role In Helping To Write" SCHIP. "And several current and former lawmakers and staff said Hillary Clinton had no role in helping to write the congressional legislation, which grew out of a similar program approved in Massachusetts in 1996." (Susan Milligan, "Clinton Role In Health Program Disputed," Boston Globe, 3/14/08)

During The 2008 Campaign, Lawmakers Fumed Over "Clinton's Exaggeration" Of Her Role On SCHIP. "But privately, some lawmakers and staff members are fuming over what they see as Clinton's exaggeration of her role in developing SCHIP, including her campaign ads claiming she 'helped create' the program. The irritation has grown since Nov. 1, when Clinton - along with fellow senators and presidential candidates Barack Obama, Chris Dodd, and John McCain - missed a Senate vote to extend the SCHIP program, which was approved without the votes of those lawmakers." (Susan Milligan, "Clinton Role In Health Program Disputed," Boston Globe, 3/14/08)

During SCHIP Negotiations, Hillary Clinton's Name "Barely Surfaced." "During months of SCHIP negotiations in 1997, her name rarely surfaced in news accounts. Clinton never testified before Congress or held a news conference on the bill. When Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), the lead GOP negotiator of the children's health bill, heard reports that Clinton was depicting herself as SCHIP's main advocate, 'I had to blink a few times,' he said. Hatch said he doesn't recall a single conversation with Clinton about SCHIP, even a mention of her name. 'If she was involved, I didn't know about it,' he said." (Shailagh Murray And Jonathan Weisman, "Both Obama And Clinton Embellish Their Roles," The Washington Post, 3/24/08)

  • Then-Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV): "You Know How She [Clinton] Says, 'I Started SCHIP'? Well So Did I." "'You know how she says, 'I started SCHIP'? Well, so did I,' joked Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), one of the Democrats who pushed the bill across the finish line along with Kennedy." (Shailagh Murray And Jonathan Weisman, "Both Obama And Clinton Embellish Their Roles," The Washington Post, 3/24/08)
  • Then-Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) Noted That Clinton's Only Connection To SCHIP Was That She Was The First Lady. "But when her rhetoric on the campaign trail started to filter back to the Capitol, the veteran legislator became stingier with his praise. 'At the last hour, the administration supported it, and she was part of the administration, so I suppose she could say she supported it at the time,' Kennedy said." (Shailagh Murray And Jonathan Weisman, "Both Obama And Clinton Embellish Their Roles," The Washington Post, 3/24/08)

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