April 12, 2015

4 Other Notable Moments On This Day In Clinton History

As Hillary Clinton (finally) makes her presidential campaign official today, here’s a look back at some notable events and headlines about the Clintons on this day:

1994:  Whitewater Documents ReleasedWhitewater 1On April 12, 1994, the Clintons’ partner in the Whitewater investment scandal, James McDougal, released more than 2,000 pages of documents that suggested Hillary Clinton played a more active role in Whitewater’s final years, despite the Clintons describing themselves as just “passive investors” during Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.

1994 Chicago Tribune Headline: “Clintons Pay $14,615 In Taxes From Missed 1980 Capital Gain”

Back TaxesOn April 12, 1994, it was reported that the Clintons paid $14,615 in back taxes and interest stemming from income from Hillary Clinton’s commodity trading days that they did not report on their tax return for 1980.

2002 New York Daily News Headline With Clinton Condemning Future Foundation Donor: “Millions Raised For Bombers’ Kin”

SaudiOn April 12, 2002, the New York Daily News reported on Hillary Clinton’s remarks decrying Saudi Arabia for aiding terrorists. Clinton said any effort “that creates incentives for acts of terror or provides a reward for suicide bombings is reprehensible.” The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, however, has been a big contributor to the Clinton Foundation over the years, donating between $10 million and $25 million.

2006 The Associated Press Headline: “Sen. Clinton Calls For ‘Return To Fiscal Discipline'”

2006On April 12, 2006, The Associated Press reported then-Sen. Hillary Clinton’s remarks from a meeting with the Economic Club of Chicago. During the meeting, Clinton slammed then-President George W. Bush’s fiscal policies, saying “over the long term … red-ink fiscal policies will undermine America’s competitiveness.” Clinton would go on to serve in an administration that passed a failed $800 billion stimulus, ObamaCare, and added $5.8 trillion to the national debt under her watch while she begged the Chinese to continue to buy more American debt.