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Monday, March 06, 2006

Hillary Clinton 'unaware' of Bill's Dubai ties



Hillary Clinton, a leading opponent of DP World's takeover of some US port operations, was this week forced to admit that she did not know her husband had advised Dubai leaders on how to handle the growing dispute.

But former President Bill Clinton's ties to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates should not have come as a surprise to his New York senator wife.

Mrs Clinton's own senatorial financial disclosure forms reveal that her husband earned $450,000 giving speeches in Dubai in 2002.

Officials from the UAE also donated between $500,000 and $1m to fund Mr Clinton's presidential library in Arkansas.

msnbc

1 Comments:

Blogger joe said...

What's the point? Dubai and the Arab Emerites gave money to the Bush I library too, indeed Bush the younger has gotten the lion share of his business funding from the Emerites.

Is it just that she said she didnt know? seems unlikely to me too, but then I know lots of professional couples that dont discuss every single aspect of their business, who they may be getting paid by or for what. It isnt that odd. Its not even strange that she wouldnt necessarily know something in the financial reporting forms, accountants write that stuff up, they dont do it themselves.

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