Have we heard all about the Clinton's crooked deals by now or is there more to come?
In early 2009 after Hillary Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state, she met with the Swiss foreign minister in Geneva to discuss the impact of an Internal Revenue Service suit against UBS AG to get the identities of Americans with secret bank accounts, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The Swiss minister stated that if the IRS case proceeded, Switzerland’s largest bank could face prosecution on both sides of the Atlantic either by violating Swiss bank secrecy laws by giving the names to US tax authorities, or refusing and facing criminal charges in US federal court.
A few months after the meeting, Clinton had hammered out a tentative settlement; these types of negotiations are not usually handled by the State Department, the Journal said.
As part of the deal, UBS gave up information on 4,450 accounts, or roughly 8.5 percent of the accounts sought by the IRS
UBS donated $600,000 to the Clinton Foundation and paid Bill Clinton $1.5 million dollars to participate in a series of question and answer sessions with UBS CEO Bob McCann
Here's a link to the NY Post report.
- yLv 73 years agoFavorite Answer
With the latest news that the State dept has been stonewalling and the latest one means info wont be coming out until after the election. Pretty much confirms that there are plenty more crooked deals just waiting to be shown the light of day. Wont happen though, the corruption runs too deep and we will only be left with unanswered question. Pretty much like we have been from all of the Clinton and Obama scandals.
- TimLv 73 years ago
How is this a crooked deal? A Swiss bank account is protected by their governments laws and constitution. The IRS can not stop the Swiss they control all international transactions due to ownership of the Swift Code. I don't think you understand that Banks own the currency in the USA the Federal Reserve.is owned by banks. You can make judgments all you want but what you think is legal in one country will get you put away in a foreign prison. Understand what a State of Nature is completely.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 73 years ago
The reason "these types of negotiations are not usually handled by the State Department" is that the Swiss had never before given any information, on any account, at the request of any U.S. Secretary of State. She was the first to get them to give any information on even one account, and you say that she got them to give information on thousands of accounts.
It's really extraordinary that she got UBS to give up information on 4,450 accounts.
Even just getting information on one account would be more than all the previous Secretaries of State, from Thomas Jefferson to Connie Rice, combined, were able to get from all the Swiss banks, combined: zero.
- martinLv 73 years ago
Your account leaves one big impression on a person who is just an ordinary voter and not a politician, millionaire, or powerful person: the Clintons are extremely powerful and influential people. Their foundation has a noble stated purpose. Pray to God that such powerful and influential people will use their talents to help mankind. I think they will.
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- Anonymous3 years ago
There's plenty more stuff that Republicans can pull out of their a**es and lie about her. I can't imagine what they'll make up next, but one thing's for sure, it will be entertaining as all get out. I never get tired of laughing at them.
- 3 years ago
Will it matter? Many on the left have already admitted to her myriad shortcomings, yet still cry "She's better than Trump".
- StuartLv 63 years ago
who owns the wall street journal?