October 28, 2015

Clinton’s Ex-Im Bank Position The Result Of Campaign Donations

Today at Saint Anselm College’s “Politics & Eggs” in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton gave a strong endorsement of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) and advocated for its reauthorization.

But just like so many of Clinton’s positions, this Ex-Im defense is the result of political money flowing into her campaign accounts.

Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Ex-Im Bank, has been a consistent donor to Bill and Hillary Clinton, giving more than $20,000 to the Clintons’ campaigns. He even stayed in the Lincoln Bedroom and attended a “White House Coffee”—each part of a Clinton fundraising scandal from the 1990s.

Additionally, Hochberg and his mother, Lillian Vernon, have donated between $35,000 and $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

And just like so many of the other Clinton confidantes, Hochberg communicated with Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State, thanking her for supporting the Ex-Im Bank:

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Clinton’s position on Ex-Im is more of the same: a politically-driven willingness to say or do anything to win, and that includes supporting a program that lends a helping hand (with taxpayer dollars) her campaign donors.