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Last night/this morning.

Lock up your nurses.

Ex-President Bill Clinton recovering from infection in hospital, doctors say (Reuters)

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Last night.

US Democratic National Convention.

“At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command centre. Instead, it’s a storm centre. There’s only chaos. Just one thing never changes — his [Trump’s] determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. The buck never stops there.”

Former President Bill Clinton…

*drops cigar*

Someone needs a rub down.

Bill Clinton lays out a stark choice for voters in his Democratic National Convention speech (CNBC)

Previously: Shaky Foundation

Former US president Bill Clinton in Dublin in 2018

Last night/this morning.

Documents about dealings between Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were publicly released.

Virginia Giuffre, who  accused Epstein of sex trafficking, said that she once saw former US President Bill Clinton on Epstein’s island with “two young girls” from New York.

Via Newsweek:

In the questioning by lawyer Jack Scarola, Guiffre was asked, “Do you have any recollection of Jeffrey Epstein’s specifically telling you that ‘Bill Clinton owes me favors?'”

“Yes, I do,” Guiffre answered. “It was a laugh though. He would laugh it off. You know, I remember asking Jeffrey what’s Bill Clinton doing here [on Epstein’s island] kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me favors.”

“He never told me what favors they were,” Guiffre continued. “I never knew. I didn’t know if he was serious. It was just a joke… He told me a long time ago that everyone owes him favors. They’re all in each other’s pockets.”

Shortly thereafter, Scarola asked her “Were sexual orgies a regular occurrence on the island at Jeffrey’s house?” Guiffre responded, “Yes.”

Scarola then asked if she was ever present with Epstein and Clinton on the island.

“Ghislane, Emmy [another girl who was allegedly a regular at Epstein’s house], and there was 2 young girls that I could identify. I never really knew them well anyways. It was just 2 girls from New York,” Guiffre answered, and said they were all staying in Epstein’s house on the island.

Bill Clinton Went to Jeffrey Epstein’s Island With 2 ‘Young Girls’, Virginia Giuffre Says (Newsweek)

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From top: Bill Clinton’s portrait; from left Denis O’Brien, artist Colin Davidson and Mr Clinton at its unveiling yesterday

As does the nose strangely.

Yesterday.

Clinton Foundation HQ, Manhattan, New York.

Standing beside the painting, Bill Clinton said: “This actually captures a part of my personality I often try to keep hidden because I try always to be upbeat, I always try to be positive I always to think that the best is around the corner.”

…Irish businessman Denis O’Brien was among the guests at the function and he was thanked for supporting the role of the Clinton Foundation in a number of countries.

FBI Agents (out of picture).

Clinton moved by a ‘very Irish portrait’ Tommie Gorman, RTÉ)

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Pics: RTE

From top: Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Bill Clinton; Trina Vargo and her new book on US-Irish relations

The new book called ‘Shenanigans: the US-Ireland Relationship in Uncertain Times‘ is written by former Democratic foreign policy advisor Trina Vargo, who runs the scholarship programme, which is named after former US senator George Mitchell,

Ms Vargo writes that in November 2000, Mr Mitchell told her that he had received a call from Mr Clinton, saying he was unhappy that Chelsea’s boyfriend had not been shortlisted for the scholarship to Ireland.

Chelsea’s boyfriend did not get the scholarship. In 2012, the US State Department, then under Mrs Clinton, cut funding to the Mitchell scholarship, citing budgetary measures.

…A spokesperson for the Clintons has told RTÉ News that the claims are “baseless and patently false”.

Clintons deny cutting Irish scholarship funding (RTÉ)

Clintons accused of nepotism in book on US-Ireland relations (The Guardian)

Pic: Getty

Hello you.

This afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Former US President Bill Clinton and Denis O’Brien at the Concern Worldwide 50 years ‘Tackling Extreme Poverty ‘ conference.

Good times.

Previously: Legal Coffee Drinker: A Serious Judgement Call

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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This morning.

Dublin City University.

Sleaze-soaked former US President Bill Clinton ahead of an honory doctorate for his hands on work with young graduates the peace process.

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Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton: A money trail of sexual scandals (Washington Post)

Good times.

Pic: DCU

Update:

Hello you.

Bill Clinton (top) and Clinton Foundation donor Denis O’Brien (above) and Bill Clinton at DCU.

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Bill Clinton and Enda Kenny at a Clinton Foundation event at New York University in February, 2012

As you may be aware Irish Aid, the Government development agency, donated $5 million to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Further to this.

For years, Clinton partisans have blindly defended every criticism of the Clinton Foundation by pointing to the good work the charity has done.

But the WikiLeaks emails from John Podesta, Hillary Clinton‘s campaign chair, have confirmed nearly every criticism of the Clinton Foundation, debunking the claim that it is solely a philanthropic endeavor run by the Clintons.

Jeff Stein, a writer at the generally pro-Clinton Vox, rescinded previous claims he made that the Clinton Foundation wasn’t used to personally enrich the family’s wealth after WikiLeaks released an email revealing Chelsea Clinton used the foundation to direct investors to her husband’s hedge fund and treated Clinton Foundation funds as a personal bank account.

“His raising money for his own fund hasn’t been going well and he has cvc making some calls for him to get mtgs with some clinton people,”

Teneo president Doug Band, who has some close ties with the foundation, wrote in a January 2012 email to Podesta and other Clinton staff:

“Marc has invited several potential investors and a few current business ones to the poker night. I assume all are contributing to the foundation, which of course isn’t the point. What is the point is that he is doing precisely what he accused me of doing as the entire plan of his has been to use this for his business which he is.”

Previously-released emails have revealed a pay-to-play exchange between the government of Morocco and then-Secretary of State Clinton. Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk used his prolific donations to the Clinton Foundation to solicit political favors….

Good times

Latest WikiLeaks Reveals Clinton Critics Were Right All Along (Observer)

The Podesta Emails (Wikileaks)

Earlier: To The Wire

Michael Taft: May The Best Woman Win

Previously: Anyone For Teneo?

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Teneo is a company co-founded by New York-based Irish PR consultant Declan Kelly (top with Bill Clinton in 2011) and currently embroiled in the ongoing Wikleaks dump.

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, hosts  Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski unpicked the latest leaked memo from Mr Kelly’s Teneo co-founder Doug Band revealing the “intersection” of the Clinton’s charitable and personal income.

Writing in 2011, Mr Band said Teneo partners had raised “in excess of $8 million for the foundation and $3 million” in paid speaking fees for Bill Clinton and secured contracts for the former president “that would pay out $66 million over the subsequent nine years”.

Good times.

‘Bill Clinton, Inc.’ Memo Reveals Tangled Business, Charitable Ties (Time)

Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income (Washington Post)

Podesta 20 (Wikileaks)

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From Mr Band’s memo.

Full document here

The American Ireland Fund?

Thanks Johnny

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This morning

The Bill Clinton statue, Ballybunion, County Kerry/

Radio Kerry‘s Jerry O’Sullivan writes:

Pretty creepy….by the hair I’m going with it being a mask of The Donald.

Update: Donald Trumps Clinton In Ballybunion

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This afternoon.

Barry H writes:

In the window of Picado Mexican restaurant on Richmond St South [Dublin 2]…