…and lands a friend in scandal…ANOTHER one? Add this scandal to the LONG list of scandals.
The Washington Post: no one seems to trust the Clintons…go figure.
For the past four years, the Clintons have jetted around on Vinod Gupta’s corporate plane, to Switzerland, Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico — $900,000 worth of travel. The former president secured a $3.3 million consulting deal with Gupta’s technology firm. His presidential library got a six-figure gift, too.
Gupta, whose big donations to the Democratic Party earned him a Lincoln Bedroom overnight when Bill Clinton was president, has emerged as a key benefactor of Clinton’s post-presidency — and Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s presidential candidacy.
Vinod Gupta and his company gave at least $1 million to help pay for a lavish celebration ahead of New Year’s Day 2000. (1999 Photo By Frank Johnston — The Washington Post)
The dispute over Gupta’s bankrolling of the Clintons offers new detail about how successfully Bill Clinton has leveraged the inner circle of donors he cultivated during his tenure in the White House to his personal financial benefit since he left office. In addition, it suggests the degree to which Hillary Clinton’s political career is also benefiting from those connections.