Sure, why not: Hillary never disclosed secret shell company that funnels income to Bill Clinton

posted at 5:21 pm on May 26, 2015 by Allahpundit

This story had to wait for a slow news day because “Clintons hide information from public about possible conflicts of interest” barely qualifies as “news” anymore.

Unlike Hillary’s deleted e-mails and the Clinton Foundation’s “mistakes” and memory lapses about its donors, though, this appears to be kinda sorta above board.

The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family’s finances.

Because the company, WJC, LLC, has no financial assets, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was not obligated to report its existence in her recent financial disclosure report, officials with Bill Clinton’s private office and the Clinton campaign said. They were responding to questions by The Associated Press, which reviewed corporate documents…

Under federal disclosure rules for spouses’ earned income, Hillary Clinton was only obligated to identify the source of her spouse’s income and confirm that he received more than $1,000. As a result, the precise amounts of Bill Clinton’s earned income from consulting have not been disclosed, and it’s not known how much was routed through WJC, LLC…

The purpose of Bill Clinton’s U.S.-based company was not disclosed in any of the corporate filings in Delaware and New York, but State Department files recently reviewed by the AP show that WJC, LLC surfaced in emails from Bill Clinton’s aides to the department’s ethics officials.

Did they use the LLC for tax advantages or as a passthrough for payments from people and/or companies whom the Clintons would rather not be connected to publicly? Does Hillary have an LLC of her own (“HRC, LLC” or, better yet, “POTUS, LLC”)? I figured they already had all the slush-fund money they needed from the Clinton Foundation, but now here’s a rich new vein of secret income for the media to investigate. I think it’d be a bold show of leadership on the part of Hillary, who’s very deeply concerned indeed about the influence of money in politics, to start making comprehensive disclosures about her family’s income sources in order to shame the Republicans into following suit. Let’s see who WJC, LLC has been doing business with, in the spirit of transparency and accountability that the Clintons would themselves impose on (lesser members of) America’s political class.

Speaking of money from dubious sources, if you missed it elsewhere today, enjoy this early look at Hillary 2016 campaign merchandise. The pantsuit t-shirt and crocheted pillow are the two buzziest items, for good reason — they both reduce Hillary in different ways to her gender, the strongest argument for electing someone whose record is as mediocre as hers. She’s going to run a celebrity/identity politics campaign like Obama did, but Obama had enormous personal charisma to his admirers. His potential to be the first black president was part of his personal appeal, but only part of it; he had charm to burn too, which is why the more overt attempts to racialize the campaign in 2008 were usually farmed out to his surrogates. Hillary doesn’t have that same charm so she’s going to make the “first woman president” pitch more directly. That’s what the script calls for and they’re sticking to it.


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Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 5:25 PM

A brutha’s gotta pay his bills, ya know.

hillbillyjim on May 26, 2015 at 5:25 PM

lol! Would it be too much to say H.R. Clinton seems to be less than forthcoming?

thatsafactjack on May 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Beinart has no credibility left, zero.

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 5:25 PM

That should be the caption beneath their photo.

thatsafactjack on May 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Indeed J. They’re selling America, to one land at a time.

Their foundation is a big int’l money laundering operation, with 10% to charities, as a front.

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 5:28 PM

HRC could commit homicide, live, on national TV, and a large portion of her supporters would still be committed.

They really should be, you know, committed.

hillbillyjim on May 26, 2015 at 5:29 PM

A Clinton administration would be the most transparent since the Obama administration.

antipc on May 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Her candidacy should already be at the bottom of the Marianas Trench. The media will keep her afloat through anything.

Madd_Addam on May 26, 2015 at 5:32 PM

It all depends on what the meaning of the word is, is.

Deafdog on May 26, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Hillary never disclosed secret shell company that funnels income to Bill Clinton

Meanwhile, the vast majority of the corrupt Ministry of Truth is spending their focus on ignoring all of this….

Athos on May 26, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Sadly, to 50% of the country it will not matter.

Agent of the Cross on May 26, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Until the obama admin. goes after these crooks I will assume that they are getting kickbacks into the billions.

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 5:36 PM

“What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”

————— somebody famous for her candid campaign

So true.

hillbillyjim on May 26, 2015 at 5:44 PM

I hope all this info on the money laundering Clinton foundation doesn’t fade away when it really matters and independent voters start paying attention. Of course that’s based on the wildly optimistic view that the undecided will actually care. Committed lefties will never care. The Five just did this story, and Julie Roginsky, the lib sub for Beckel flat out said she doesn’t care about ethics, only “women’s issues”.

polly2150 on May 26, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Does Chelsea have one, too?

Blake on May 26, 2015 at 5:45 PM

I recall the ‘White Paper’ the Hughes satellite folks had to generate for the ChiComs after Bernie Schwartz (FOB and Pres. of Lorral Corp) DEMANDED that they explain how the HS satellite could not have cause the booster failure that killed a LOT of villagers.
The aerospace community was astounded. (An understatement if there EVER was one.)
With that ‘Intelligence Spill’ the ChiComs gained DECADES of knowledge about how to insert multiple payloads into precision Geosynchronous orbit. And … alter those parameters and you have MIRV technology.
All for a lousy (reported) $3.5 million in campaign contributions to the Clinton Campaign.
And King Putt put away $800 Billion with his Stimulus – Summer of Recovery. Remember?

Stupid Americans.

Missilengr on May 26, 2015 at 5:45 PM

These guys out-launder Maytag.

spd rdr on May 26, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Wait until they get their hands on the treasury.They are the real Untouchables.

docflash on May 26, 2015 at 5:47 PM

My God, is there nothing these crooks won’t do?

Occams Stubble on May 26, 2015 at 5:47 PM

Shrillary is use to dirty laundry.

Flange on May 26, 2015 at 5:50 PM

Sadly, to 50% of the country it will not matter.

Agent of the Cross on May 26, 2015 at 5:35 PM

I’m doing it all wrong. If 50% of the country is this stupid, I could be a multi-millionaire running scams.

All I need is a shell company and some useless trinkets and distractions to sell.

Think I’ll set up an app called “AreUStupid?”. Charge 2 bucks to take the test.

MichaelGabriel on May 26, 2015 at 5:52 PM

Tammany Hall is appalled at the Clintons’ corruption.

Hillary Clinton belongs in jail.

rbj on May 26, 2015 at 5:59 PM

I’m doing it all wrong. If 50% of the country is this stupid, I could be a multi-millionaire running scams.

All I need is a shell company and some useless trinkets and distractions to sell.

Think I’ll set up an app called “AreUStupid?”. Charge 2 bucks to take the test.

MichaelGabriel on May 26, 2015 at 5:52 PM

You don’t even need the shell company.

Are you old enough to remember thePet Rock™?

hillbillyjim on May 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM

It’s not like they have any shame or qualms about being corrupt, or have any scruples or care what anyone thinks. AND they have friends in high places who will just keep on giving them money in the hopes that she gets elected and then they’ll start calling in the favors. Business as usual for the King and Queen of sleaze.

scalleywag on May 26, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Lies kill.

They cut you and your blood flows now via the lies.

You stand and watch yourselves bleed out.

Only truth can save you now.

Seek truth now or bleed out as you and your children watch.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 26, 2015 at 6:01 PM

It is not they

who do these crimes,

it is we the people

who allow it

that are the failure.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 26, 2015 at 6:04 PM

For those such as these evil crooks there will be no redemption.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 26, 2015 at 6:06 PM

They are scars on Americas soul.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 26, 2015 at 6:07 PM

I am assuming that a blue dress/cigar combo in the Clinton Merchandise Store. Should be a great fundraiser.

12th Legion on May 26, 2015 at 6:07 PM

Bill and Hillary is the real life equivalent of Petyr Baelish marrying Cersie Lannister.

MichaelGabriel on May 26, 2015 at 6:09 PM

I’m not so concerned with the Clintons being corrupt.

What concerns me more is that millions of people may very well see all this on her, and willingly vote for her anyway. Because … why? Her great hope and vision for the future? Her record of personal accomplishment?

Or just because the bought-and-paid-for media trumpets her and the sheep, bleating “four legs good, two legs bad”, trundle into the voting booth en masse?

If we elect Clinton, we are getting exactly what we deserve and ask for.

:(

pendell2 on May 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

HRC could commit homicide, live, on national TV, and a large portion of her supporters would still be committed.

They really should be, you know, committed.

hillbillyjim on May 26, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Same currently holds true for Obama. Welcome to the new democratic party.

Lies, crimes, scandals, nothing matters if your name s followed by a D.

Unless there’s more than one. Then it comes down to how much you’re going to give away to leech voters.

Oxymoron on May 26, 2015 at 6:23 PM

Her candidacy should already be at the bottom of the Marianas Trench. The media will keep her afloat through anything.

Madd_Addam on May 26, 2015 at 5:32 PM

Unless Fauxcahontas throws her hat into the ring.

In which case all of Hillary’s crime and corruption will suddenly “matter” to the media and the wing nuts.

Oxymoron on May 26, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Did they use the LLC for tax advantages or as a passthrough for payments from people and/or companies whom the Clintons would rather not be connected to publicly?

Yes.

GarandFan on May 26, 2015 at 6:40 PM

i seen my opportunity and i took it

clandestine on May 26, 2015 at 8:16 PM

Hey, nothing sinister as Bil Clinton says, “ah just need the money hah hah.”

jake49 on May 26, 2015 at 8:21 PM

I don’t think there’s a big problem here…the solution is fairly obvious…first you hire 6 black men with pitchforks to come and clean out the stall where Bill has been living and then 3 cans of that doublestrength flat white rustoleum quick dry spray paint over all the visible boards and both hinges, 2 coats is best, and suddenly….white as snow and smelling like a rose and in good with the coloreds….problem solved

clandestine on May 26, 2015 at 8:33 PM

I think the feelings of the big donors will get hurt when they want to call in a favor and Hillary says, I’ll put it on my list of priorities.

There is no way this woman will ever pay off or pay back anything.

ru2sel on May 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

ru2sel on May 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Might be even scarier if she actually tried to.

Oxymoron on May 26, 2015 at 11:55 PM