AMERICAN THINKER.- With the much publicized recent health scare regarding Hillary Clinton, there are rumors of the Democrat National Committee seriously considering replacing her. Here is why they can't.
In a nutshell, it is the Clinton Family Foundation. With millions of dollars collected from donors, including foreign governments, it is hardly a secret that those donors expect their money's worth – not in charity, but in influence. A Clinton in the White House will be the one and only avenue of repayment to those donors.
No one else will do – not even another Democrat. No one outside the Clinton family will reliably honor those agreements.
This creates enormous potential difficulties, if not outright catastrophe, for the Democratic Party. If Hillary does not win the presidency, those donors are going to be very, shall we say, disappointed – or may we go so far as to say, very angry? At a minimum, we may expect that they will demand refunds of their money. Unless kept secret – and how could it be? – word of the corruption and criminality will become public, and its wide-ranging implications will be thoroughly investigated by a Trump administration.
If she does win, however, Mrs. Clinton will clearly be unable to perform the exhausting duties of the presidency. What then?
The Clintons anticipated that problem, which is why Hillary has already averred that she will place her husband in charge of the economy. A major part of a working plan would be for her to appoint her husband as secretary of state, which would place Bill Clinton in position to effectively exercise all the powers of the presidency using Hillary's authority. The foundation donors will be pleased with that arrangement, because they can then collect their pound of flesh from the American taxpayer.
Should Mrs. Clinton become so obviously unable to carry out the duties of the presidency that the incapacity could not be disguised, the normal procedure would be for succession in the following order: the vice president, the speaker of the House – and then the senior cabinet member, which would be, oh my, Bill Clinton. Although it seems that no president can serve more than two terms, a Clinton Supreme Court might easily find an emergency exception, emanating from a penumbra of the Constitution.
In such a case, Bill Clinton would have only two three [including the Senate president pro tem –ed.] people separating him from becoming a third-term president. I would hate to be either any of them.
FOREIGN GOVERNMENT DONATIONS TO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION WHILE HILLARY WAS A U.S. SENATORMás...
* “As of 2008, the Clinton Foundation raised at least $46 million from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei, Oman, and other foreign governments–the very governments Secretary of State Hillary Clinton eventually negotiated with. ” [Breitbart, 8/14/13]
* As Of January 2009, “Saudi Arabia, Norway And Other Foreign Governments Gave At Least $46 Million” To The Clinton Foundation “And Donors With Ties To India Delivered Millions More.” [Associated Press, 1/18/09]
* “According to Clinton's list, Saudi Arabia gave $10 million to $25 million to the foundation. Other government donors include Norway, Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei, Oman, Italy, Jamaica and Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The Dutch national lottery gave $5 million to $10 million.” [Associated Press,1/18/09]
* “AUSAID, the Australian government's overseas aid program, and COPRESIDA-Secretariado Tecnico, a Dominican Republic government agency formed to fight AIDS, each gave $10 million to $25 million.” [Associated Press, 1/18/09]