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Is O’Malley Being Investigated For Conduct Resembling The Clintons?

- August 31, 2015

MARTIN O'MALLEY BEING INVESTIGATED FOR TAKING TAXPAYERS' FURNITURE

The Maryland State Ethics Commission Has Been Asked To Rule "On Whether Former Gov. Martin O'Malley's Purchase Of Furniture From The Governor's Mansion Violated Rules Regarding State-Owned Property." "An assistant attorney general asked Friday for a state ethics commission ruling on whether former Gov. Martin O'Malley's purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion violated rules regarding state-owned property." (Doug Donovan, "State Ethics Board Examining Martin O'Malley's Purchase Of Mansion Furniture," The Baltimore Sun, 8/29/15)

When O'Malley Left The Governor's Mansion, He And His Family "Left With Most Of Its Taxpayer-Purchased Furnishings - 54 Items That He Bought At Steep Discounts Because Every Piece Had Been Declared 'Junk' By His Administration." "When O'Malley and his family moved out of the mansion in January, they left with most of its taxpayer-purchased furnishings - 54 items that he bought at steep discounts because every piece had been declared 'junk' by his administration." (Doug Donovan, "State Ethics Board Examining Martin O'Malley's Purchase Of Mansion Furniture," The Baltimore Sun, 8/29/15)

  • O'Malley, "Paid $9,638 For Armoires, Beds, Chairs, Desks, Lamps, Mirrors, Ottomans, Tables And Other Items That Originally Cost Taxpayers $62,000…" "O'Malley and his wife, Baltimore District Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley, paid $9,638 for armoires, beds, chairs, desks, lamps, mirrors, ottomans, tables and other items that originally cost taxpayers $62,000, according to documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun." (Doug Donovan, "State Ethics Board Examining Martin O'Malley's Purchase Of Mansion Furniture," The Baltimore Sun, 8/29/15)

"An Agency Rule Prohibits Preferential Sales Of State-Owned Property To Government Officials." (Doug Donovan, "State Ethics Board Examining Martin O'Malley's Purchase Of Mansion Furniture," The Baltimore Sun, 8/29/15)

THE CLINTONS LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH FURNITURE AND OTHER GIFTS WORTH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS

The Clintons Left The White House With Over $190,000 Worth Of Furniture, Art And Gifts. "[The Clintons'] financial-disclosure forms revealed that they walked away with $190,027 worth of furniture, china, flatware, art, and other gifts, nearly half of it acquired in their final year. It also turned out that they took some property that actually belonged to the permanent White House collection." (Sally Bedell Smith, For Love Of Politics, 2007, p. 452)

  • Among The Clintons' Gifts Were Two Coffee Tables And Chairs From Denise Rich, Ex-Wife Of Clinton Pardon Recipient Marc Rich. "Denise Rich of New York, also a significant campaign contributor whose fugitive former husband Mr. Clinton pardoned in the final hours of his presidency, provided two coffee tables and two chairs valued at $7,375." (Editorial, "Count The Spoons," The Washington Post, 1/24/01)

The Washington Post : "No Previous President Appears To Have Accepted Parting Gifts Of Such Magnitude, Nor Did The Clintons Approach Their Last Year's Total In Prior Years. The List Makes It Sound As If The Clintons Registered For Wedding Gifts…" "No previous president appears to have accepted parting gifts of such magnitude, nor did the Clintons approach their last year's total in prior years. The list makes it sound as if the Clintons registered for wedding gifts: some $ 22,000 worth of china, including several gifts of about $ 5,000 each; about $ 18,000 for flatware, some in similar increments; $ 19,900 for two sofas, an easy chair and an ottoman; $ 3,650 for a kitchen table and four chairs; $ 2,993 for 'televisions and DVD player.'" (Editorial, "Count The Spoons," The Washington Post, 1/24/01)

  • "The List Demonstrates Again The Clintons' Defining Characteristic: They Have No Capacity For Embarrassment. Words Like Shabby And Tawdry Come To Mind. They Don't Begin To Do It Justice." (Editorial, "Count The Spoons," The Washington Post, 1/24/01)

NBC's Chris Matthews Accused The Clintons Of Engaging In A "Pig Fest … On Their Way Out The Door." MATTHEWS: "What's the message to the American voter of this pig fest by the Clintons on their way out the door, pardoning people who'll help them later, grabbing the loot they can get now?" (CNBC's "Hardball," 1/25/01)

  • Matthews: " You Can't Even Have Lunch With Somebody Without Reporting It [In The Senate]. … [Y]et Here's Somebody Hauling In Furniture And Silverware, Stocking A House Having Done People." (CNBC's "Hardball," 1/25/01)

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