For New York AG, law only applies to some

By June 15, 2018Politics

The law is supposed to apply equally to all of us. But some of us seem to be more equal that others.

In what appears to be a not-so-coincidental effort by the anti-Trump deep state to distract from the damning Department of Justice Inspector General’s report yesterday — shedding light on the FBI’s gross mishandling of the Clinton email investigation — New York’s attorney general dropped a headline-grabbing lawsuit against Donald Trump, his three eldest children and Trump foundation directors.

The suit alleges a series of misdeeds by the Trump family in how they’ve operated its charitable foundation over the past decade. New York AG Barbara Underwood claims the Trumps used the family foundation to pay off business creditors, to decorate one of his golf clubs and other activities that personally benefitted the family. While the merits of the suit — or lack thereof — remain to be seen, what we do know is that the Clinton Foundation has largely operated as a “pay to play” slush fund primarily established to enrich the Clintons and their crony friends — under the guise of philanthropy.

But of course, no charges have been brought against the Clintons — they always skate.

What we do know is that while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state, millions of dollars flowed into her foundation from Russian-backed entities while she signed off on giving Putin — you know that bogeyman Democrats now claim is the face of evil — 20 percent of U.S. uranium. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, also got $500,000 for a speech in Russia while his wife ran the U.S. State Department.

Now what could Bubba say in a speech that’s so compelling as to justify a half-million-dollar payout?

Did the rights to a fifth of our uranium have anything to do with it?

Don’t bother asking New York’s AG, who’s now going after Trump — she’s not interested.

Nor is she concerned about the millions that poured into the Clinton Foundation from Middle East regimes that oppress women and commit human rights violations.

Did any foreign nations receive any special consideration from the U.S. government in exchange for their donations? Or what about the influence peddling from U.S. corporations, lobbyists and wealthy fat cats who wrote hefty checks to the Clinton Foundation while Mrs. Clinton controlled the levers of power at State?

You’d think an ambitious attorney general eager to make national headlines by grandstanding against a big-name pol could find something to prosecute in all of that. But it appears as though there are different rules for different people.

About Adriana Cohen

Adriana Cohen is host of the “Adriana Cohen Show” heard Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.