In a recent interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton claimed that she and Bill were "dead broke" when they left the White House in January 2001. It was an all-too obvious, though absurd attempt to show that she can somehow relate to the economic hard times in which many Americans now find themselves.
Sawyer pressed the Obama administration's former Secretary of State on the issue of why she and her husband command six-figure speaking fees, and Hillary answered: "We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education — it was not easy."
However, not unlike her impeached husband...the woman who most liberals now see as the next Democrat Party nominee for president--lied.
While it's true that the Clintons had accrued more than $5 million in legal bills during their time in Washington, in 1999, the couple managed to purchase a $1.7 million, 11-room home in New York's posh Westchester County. Of course, the new address filled the residency requirement for Hillary's then-upcoming Senate run.
Well, the Clintons' name was on the mortgage, but they didn't exactly pay for it. The man then affectionately referred to as the 'Clintons' bag man,' now known as Virginia's governor, Terry McAuliffe actually forked over $1.35 million his own money to Bankers Trust for the mansion, according to a New York Times article (dated Sep. 3, 1999).
At least officially, the money from McAuliffe was considered a 'loan,' but the money could have simply come from one of the many reported off-shore accounts the Clintons' held...In 2007, it was revealed by Bloomberg News that Bill Clinton had a financial stake in three companies registered in the Cayman Islands (YGOF GP Ltd., Yucaipa Global Holdings and Yucaipa Global Partnership Fund LP). All of those entities were majority-owned by California billionaire and Clinton supporter, Ron Burkle.
Given the shady nature of the Clintons' business dealing over the last 30 years (Whitewater, Hillary's cattle futures deal, etc.), it is difficult to believe anything Hillary says.
But, the couple was anything but "dead broke" when they left the White House. In fact, in December 2000, the New York Times reported that Hillary had just secured an $8 million advance from Simon & Schuster for her memoir, entitled "Living History." At that time, the advance was the second-largest in publishing history.
While First Lady, she published three books: "It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us;" "Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids’ Letters to the First Pets;" and "An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History."
Undoubtedly, a majority of Americans would gladly have traded portfolios with the "dead broke" First Lady...
By 2016, we will have had eight years of Obama's lies. Do Americans have the stomach for another president who seemingly can no longer recognize the truth?