It truly seems liberals own the corner market on hypocrisy, a point that’s been made very clear in the aftermath of the presidential election which saw the defeat of leftist darling Hillary Clinton at the hands of GOP nominee Donald Trump.
While they decry Trump and his supporters as hateful, racist, misogynist bullies, they themselves are beating up others who dare openly support our nation’s president-elect, while others have campaigned for the rape of our incoming first lady and the assassination of our president-elect.
Now, in another spectacular show of hypocrisy, lefties are raising concerns about former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s consideration as Secretary of State in Trump’s administration. Specifically, they’re concerned about — wait for it — Giuliani’s monetary connections to Qatar, Venezuela, and Iran.
Pot, meet kettle!
According to Politico, Rudy Giuliani’s paid consulting for foreign governments would present conflicts of interest as the nation’s top diplomat that would make the Clinton Foundation look trifling.
Since leaving the New York mayor’s office, Giuliani has made millions as a lawyer and consultant, including for some clients at odds with U.S. foreign policy. When some of those ties surfaced amid Giuliani’s own presidential bid in 2007, they were considered to pose an unprecedented number of ethical quandaries for a potential commander in chief.
Now those concerns have no doubt been eclipsed by Donald Trump’s own web of business entanglements, which are still not completely known to the public. Giuliani’s participation in Trump’s transition and contention for the job of secretary of state poses a direct challenge to Trump’s promises to root out Washington self-dealing and ban his administration’s officials from lobbying for foreign governments.
In 2011, an exiled Iranian political party called the Mujahedin e-Khalq, known as the MEK, paid Giuliani to give a speech in Washington calling on the State Department to remove the group from its list of terrorist organizations. The MEK recruited a host of other formal officials to its cause and succeeded in reversing the terrorist designation in 2012.
A subsidiary of Giuliani’s consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, advised Qatar’s state-run oil company on security at a natural gas plant, The Wall Street Journal reported. Qatar is a U.S. ally that hosts a major American military base but once stifled an attempt to arrest Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, who went on to mastermind the Sept. 11 attacks, according to the 9/11 commission report.
The same subsidiary, Giuliani Security & Safety, provided security advice to a Singapore gambling project on behalf of a partnership that included a tycoon close to the North Korean regime who is considered an organized crime figure by the U.S., according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. “I think the person involved, if it’s correct, was a 1 percent owner that had no involvement with us, we never worked for, had nothing to do with,” Giuliani told NBC’s Tim Russert at the time.
Now, if you remember correctly, the lamestream media hardly reported on the Clinton Foundation’s donations from foreign countries, even as large sums of them were occurring during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State — which smacked of Clinton selling access to our government in order to line her own pockets.
Of course, Democrats had no problem either ignoring that or making excuses for it.
It would appear that the only time Democrats and the media are concerned about things like “ethics” and “conflicts of interest” is when they’re talking about Republicans.
[This article was written by Michael Cantrell]