Opinion: Sam Hanna, Jr. – Hilary’s America and Clinton Cash

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Hilary’s America and Clinton Cash

Perhaps you’re one of the tortured souls who tuned in this week to watch coverage of the Democratic National Convention. Perhaps you couldn’t bear to watch any of it.

Whatever the case may be, you owe it to yourself to take time out of your busy schedule to watch two recently released films about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, and her husband Bill, the former president.

Last week, New York Times best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza released Hillary’s America. It’s a 107-minute film about the former Secretary of State’s checkered past including actions she took as secretary of state to assist individuals and corporations that contributed money to the Clinton Foundation or to its so-called do-gooder operation, the Clinton Global Initiative, or CGI. The former president and his wife founded the Clinton Foundation shortly after Clinton wrapped up his second term as president in 2000. In 2005, the Clintons started CGI.

According to Peter Schweizer’s book, Clinton Cash, which was made into a movie as well and was released online over the weekend, hundreds of individuals and corporations have donated billions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and CGI. In a number of cases, contributors received assistance from then-Secretary of State Clinton in order to conduct business in some foreign land where billions of dollars in revenues and profits were at stake.

D’Souza’s film touched on the pay-for-play scheme, too, including the former president being paid exorbitant speaking fees from individuals and corporations that needed his wife’s help at the State Department to make big money, usually at someone else’s expenses including millions of dirt poor Africans living under dictatorships.
It gets better. Both D’Souza’s movie and Schweizer’s book and film explored how the Russians took control of some 20 percent of the uranium production in America. You read that right. In America. And the Russians pulled it off with the help of the Clintons, and along the way, the Clinton Foundation collected some $145 million in contributions from the thugs who put the deal together.

In other words, the Russians, to this day, are harvesting uranium in America to build nuclear weapons in Russia. Moreover, the Russians are selling uranium to the Iranians.
In Hillary’s America, D’Souza takes the viewer down memory lane to the 1800s to the birth of the Democratic Party. He focuses significant attention on Andrew Jackson, a Democrat, who served as president from 1829-1837. Though widely regarded as the president who put the wheels in motion to decimate the Native American population in America, Jackson, like his predecessor and fellow Democrat Thomas Jefferson, was a slave owner. A brutal owner at that.

Sort of makes you wonder why the Louisiana Democratic Party still carries on with its annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraiser each year, named in honor, of course, of the two former Democratic presidents.

D’Souza’s film does a decent of job of dispelling the notion that the modern-day Democratic Party has always championed civil rights for minorities of all stripes and colors or has fought on behalf of the working man or working woman. Unfortunately, too many black Americans and liberal whites will never believe it regardless of the evidence that supports D’Souza’s argument. Still, it’s an argument worth having, especially in light of the turn of events in recent days in which scores of emails among members of the staff at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as well as members of the media were released to the general public by the purveyor of truth itself, WikiLeaks.

Needless to say, the national media is a lapdog for the Democrats, and the hacks at the DNC don’t have many nice things to say about Hispanics or Bernie Sanders and his followers.

So if you’re inclined to believe the nonsense that’s been peddled this week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, it’s worth remembering D’Souza paid a pretty heavy price the last time he released a film that was less than favorable to the Democratic establishment, particularly President Barack Obama. For it was just four years ago that D’Souza’s film, 2016: Obama’s America, hit the big screen. In it, D’Souza accurately predicted Obama would tear down the U.S. military, radical Muslim extremists would terrorize the Middle East and the Russians and Chinese would re-emerge as powers on the world stage. Civil unrest would rear its head in America, too, D’Souza suggested. All by 2016.

In 2014, D’Souza was indicted by a federal grand jury for making illegal campaign contributions to a candidate for the U.S. Senate, who happened to be a personal friend of his. In May 2014, D’Souza pled guilty to one charge of using “straw donors” to make an illegal campaign contribution. What he actually did was give more money to a particular candidate than the law allowed.

And for his egregious infraction, a federal judge who was appointed to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton, sentenced to D’Souza to eight months in a halfway house, placed him on five years probation and fined him $30,000. He shouldn’t have spent one night behind bars, but that’s neither here nor there now.

If anything, go see Hillary’s America. Your ticket purchase might help D’Souza pay his legal fees when the Feds come calling again, which is a certainty if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

And while you’re at it, take in Clinton Cash. It’s an eye-opener.

Sam Hanna is a state
political writer.