The 2016 presidential election campaign will be remembered by voters as one of the most bitter and comical races ever seen. The actions of both candidates ranged from disappointing to the surreal. The Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State and Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, was often referred to as a liar and criminal by her adversary. Her supporters believed that the charges were unfounded and amplified by a Republican candidate that capitalized on fear, despair and paranoia. But the question remains even after the election, what was really going on behind closed doors in the Clinton campaign and was criminality involved? Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D., examines the history of the former first couple in this investigative report that dives deep inside the Clinton Foundation and its many ties to corporations, crooks, thieves and the power-hungry elite.
Supporters of the Clintons will find this book hard to accept. However, Corsi has done his homework and details the complicated web of financial deals and exploits that have resulted in millions of dollars in revenue. For those who voted against Clinton, many of the facts in this book might already be known. And for others, the book will leave them indifferent towards Clinton. In fact, it could be argued that in spite of the information in the book, she could have been a good president. As it stands now, that is something we will never know. What we do know through Corsi’s book, is that there is more than meets the eye with regards to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
The story begins in 2001 following the devastating earthquake that struck Gujarat, India on January 26, 2001. Out of this tragedy came the American India Foundation and the beginning of a long list of shadowy figures, questionable acquisitions, offshore accounts, nearly non-existent bookkeeping, insufficient auditing and a very dark legacy. Corsi has carefully researched each and explains all of them in detail. The revelations are shocking and eye-opening. Incredibly, Corsi states that the reason behind his book was to prevent future first couples from following the lead of the Clintons once they have left office. He is not a law enforcement offer and does not have any legal authority to bring charges against the Clintons or commence any investigative committee. But he does a provide a voice of reason in trying to make sense of how the Clintons have become exceedingly wealthy following their time in the White House.
Following his service as president, Bill Clinton became an even bigger celebrity bringing celebrity star power and political clout to charity groups worldwide. And as valued public speaker, he found himself in high demand at organizations, school and other public events worldwide. His travels and speeches have earned him great wealth, far more than most would believe. To say that it is unreal would be an understatement. And after the reader has finished this book, he or she will see the former commander-in-chief in a different light. In this review I make no attempt to demonize Mr. and Mrs. Clinton. It is not my place nor my intention. Corsi also does not appear to have a personal vendetta. In fact, he never mentions his political affiliation if any. But he does make it clear that he feels that what has happened as a result of their actions, is both regrettable and unfortunate. And also highly suspicious and in some cases possibly illegal.
The Clinton Foundation and it subsidiaries formed a nucleus of companies determined to make as much money as possible regardless of those affected. The American India Foundation is the tip of the iceberg and is followed by other scandals such as UNITAID, the Haiti earthquake relief effort, Ranbaxy, the 2004 Tsunami, Uranium One and the email scandal that erupted during her second presidential campaign. The information is sobering and absurd but it is necessary in understanding how charities are supposed to operate and why many people feel that they never have good intentions. Sadly, this book confirms what many have believed about global initiatives and the true nature of the Clinton family.
Today, Hillary is out of the public spotlight on a daily basis. It should be noted that she did in fact win the popular vote by several million votes. And while she did not win the needed 270 electoral votes, she earned the votes of millions of Americans who believed she was better for the country in the long run. Have millions of people read this book? Probably not. Would they have voted differently if they had? Possibly. Now that the election is long done and she is not in the oval office, most will not care about the book at all for it is not relevant to the current state of the union. However, I feel that the target audience of this book is America’s youth for they are the future of this nation and will become the politicians of tomorrow that hopefully not make the same mistakes made by the power couple. This is the inside story of the Clinton empire as dark as it gets.