Actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are just two of many rich Americans who thought they could buy their children’s way into college.
They were right but only for a short time.
It is now being learned that the Clintons attempted to do the same thing for daughter Chelsea’s boyfriend nearly two decades ago.
From Washington Examiner:
Bill and Hillary Clinton tried to bully a prestigious scholarship program into selecting Chelsea Clinton’s then-boyfriend and then sought “payback” when they were resisted, according to a former top foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama.
The episode took place nearly 19 years ago but has fresh resonance after revelations last month of multimillion-dollar bribes paid by parents to get their children into elite colleges, including Stanford University, which Chelsea Clinton and her then-boyfriend Jeremy Kane attended. Among those recently implicated was Michelle Obama’s former tennis coach.
Trina Vargo, a veteran U.S. adviser on Ireland, founded the George J. Mitchell Scholarship in 2000. It was named after the former senator who brokered the talks that led to the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement. Vargo said that Bill Clinton intervened in the first year of the scholarship, when Kane, whose 3.19 grade-point average was much weaker than those of the top candidates, had failed to make the final selection round.
President Clinton, who was in his last weeks in the White House, called Mitchell to express his displeasure, according to Vargo in her new book Shenanigans: The U.S.-Ireland Relationship in Uncertain Times. He had submitted a letter of recommendation for Kane, who had already landed an internship in the Clinton White House during his relationship with Chelsea.
Kane worked in the White House speechwriting office from June to September 2000, arriving some 18 months after Clinton had been impeached over this affair with another White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. Kane’s name was not included in Vargo’s book but the Washington Examiner was able separately to establish his identity.
Vargo told the Washington Examiner that the timing of Clinton’s call, which came while the program was choosing its 12 scholarship awardees from a group of 20 finalists, was a blatant attempt to game the selection process. “There’s no way to see that as anything other than an attempt to influence a situation that hadn’t been finalized yet,” she said.
If Democrats had a motto it might be, “never let a good tragedy go to waste.”
In the immediate aftermath of learning that five civilians were murdered and five police officers were shot in Aurora, Illinois, Chelsea Clinton and other Democrats did the unthinkable and invoked politics.
As you’d imagine, they want gun control.
From Daily Caller:
A gunman opened fire inside a manufacturer in Aurora, Illinois, Friday and before the news was a day old, pundits and famous personalities began calling for collective action on gun violence.
Thoughts & prayers for Aurora. Holding all affected in my heart.
Incandescent fury for the lawmakers in Washington and various state capitals who have done nothing to prevent mass shootings. It’s never too early to talk about gun violence prevention – it’s always too late. https://t.co/EGrp8MSaQj
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 15, 2019
A TRUE national emergency.
Don’t accept it.
We can end mass shootings. https://t.co/qLJbNviJQF
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) February 15, 2019
My thoughts are with the people of #Aurora as yet another community in our country deals with senseless tragedy. Gun violence is a national epidemic, and it’s taken Congress far too long to address it.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) February 15, 2019
Another damn mass shooting.
I am a big 2nd Amendment supporter. I own guns. Am well trained in their use. BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Congress DO SOMETHING on a bi-partisan basis. This is our REAL #NationalEmergency #Aurora
— Sophia A. Nelson (@IAmSophiaNelson) February 15, 2019
100 people die from guns every day. That’s a national emergency.
If Trump gets away w this border emergency declaration, then a Dem President can declare a gun violence emergency and institute universal background checks and an assault weapons ban by executive action.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 15, 2019