Originally published July 21 2015
Hillary Clinton hires Monsanto lobbyist to run her campaign
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Former first lady, U.S. senator and Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has set upon a campaign manager for her recently announced second attempt to win the White House -- a man who has also served as chief lobbyist for Monsanto, the "most evil corporation in the world."
Clinton picked long-time Monsanto promoter Jerry Crawford to head up her "Ready for Hillary" Super PAC. As reported by TrueActivist.com, Crawford has worked mostly with Democratic politicians in the past, but he has also lent his support to Republicans as well -- anyone, really, "who was willing to support Monsanto's goals would receive support from Crawford," the site continued.
In particular, Crawford has worked with Hillary's husband, former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President and global warming alarmist Al Gore, former U.S. senator and current Secretary of State John Kerry and Bill Northey. Through the years, Crawford has taken a lead in fighting against small-time, family-owned farming operations in court to protect Monsanto's monopoly on seeds.
Interestingly, Clinton is attempting to rebrand herself as 1) a champion of women's rights; and 2) a champion of ordinary Americans. To the latter point, in recent days she pledged to topple the 1 percent -- a reference to the country's super-rich, while obviously remaining a member of the same ruling class she purports to be fighting against (and for no good purpose, other than to imply that anyone with wealth is not living the American dream but using it to repress the masses, when in reality, the repression is enforced largely by the government she served).
The myriad of questions surrounding Clinton's cash donations is growing
To that point, Clinton is already receiving massive donations from a number of corrupt aristocratic organizations in the U.S. and around the world, noted TrueActivist.com.
For example, in June 2014 she was paid to speak to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, expressing openly her support for GM crops:
I stand in favor of using seeds and products that have a proven track record.... And to continue to try to make the case for those who are skeptical that they may not know what they're eating already. The question of genetically modified food or hybrids has gone on for many, many years. And there is again a big gap between what the facts are and what perceptions are.
You can see the full video here.
As for Crawford, a long piece by The Washington Post claimed that he wanted to win Iowa for Clinton, one of the first primary states -- a victory that could give her campaign some momentum. The paper notes that Crawford "has shepherded every Democratic presidential nominee in the most important caucus state going back to 1980 -- every nominee except for one, that is. Crawford, 65, still blames himself for Clinton's 2008 third-place finish in the Hawkeye State, from which her campaign never really recovered."
This time, he says, he's "trying to make amends" in attempting, once more, to deliver Iowa.
Other "intertwined" special interests
Crawford -- as well as other Hillary Clinton faithfuls -- already has problems, however, and none of Monsanto's money or influence may be able to help fix them.
As reported by The Atlantic, Hillary Clinton -- like husband Bill -- has a money problem, as in, money that has been donated to the Clinton family foundation, some of it from foreign governments while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state.
"It's been clear for some time that the Clinton Foundation presented tricky and novel conflict-of-interest challenges for the candidate, and now the specific stories of those challenges are emerging. In fact, it can be tough to keep them straight," the magazine said in its online edition April 23.
-- The Russian government, the State Department and U.S.-owned uranium;
-- Clinton Foundation tax returns with missing foreign donations;
-- How Bill benefited from his wife's cabinet-level job; and
-- Intertwined personal and charitable interests.
You can read The Atlantic piece here, which links out to appropriate original sources.
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