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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bill Clinton Meets With 'Vast Right Wing Conspiracy' Financier

On Thursday of last week Bill Clinton met with Barack Obama and made a public statement that Obama would "win and win handily," referring to the November elections. On Wednesday Bill Clinton was meeting with a man called "the vast right wing conspiracy."
Barack Obama and Bill Clinton made a public appearance together after sitting down in Harlem for a takeout lunch and a two hour conversation. Then Clinton smiled at the cameras and said, "I predict that Sen. Obama will win and win handily," as the LA Times reports.

All forgiven or on the way to being forgiven for the tough talk during the hard fought primaries between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Or so it seems.

The day before that publicized meeting between Clinton and Obama, a Clinton associate tells Fox News, that Richard Mellon Scaife, was meeting with Bill Clinton at the former president's Harlem Global Initiative office.

Scaife is the principal heir to the Mellon banking, oil, and aluminum fortune and known for his financial support to conservative organizations and owns the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Scaife, once called the "Funding Father Of the Right, by Washington Post in 1999, spent millions of dollars to "unearth damaging information" regarding Bill Clinton during his presidential term.

Scaife, 76, gave at least $1.8 million to various conservative outlets, principally The American Spectator magazine, to “unearth damaging information about” Clinton.

The Spectator published original stories on then-Gov. Bill Clinton’s alleged use of Arkansas state troopers to obtain women for consensual sexual encounters with Clinton.

Scaife bankrolled other efforts that led to investigations of the 1993 suicide of former deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster and the Clintons’ real estate investment known as Whitewater.

These stories led to congressional inquiries and set in motion the creation of an independent counsel.

According to an associate of Bill Clinton there was shock at seeing "the vast right wing conspiracy walk right past you and into Clinton’s office."

The Fox report says the meeting between Scaife and Clinton was requested by Scaife to " discuss Clinton’s global initiative work" and discuss possible joint efforts on projects.

This is not the first time the Clinton's seemed to be getting cozy with Scaife as NewsWeek shows us back in 2007 where surprise was expressed about the Clinton's meeting with what was called their "archenemy,", with NewsWeek stating it was "unusual, if not plain weird," and speculated that the Clinton's were embracing Scaife because he could help Hillary Clinton in her quest to win the Democratic Presidential candidate spot where Scaife actually ended up endorsing Hillary Clinton as World Net Daily reported in January of 2008.

Politics does, indeed, make strange bedfellows.

One has to wonder if all is truly forgiven between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and if not, Obama should be a tad worried right about now.

H/T Moderate Voice.