Peter Schweizer, author of “Clinton Cash” about the Clinton Foundation finances, various campaign committees and former President Bill Clinton’s speaking fees, implied this week that he has hired full-time security for himself after receiving credible death threats leading up to the book’s publication on May 5.
When asked during a Bloomberg interview if he received any death threats over his controversial book, Peter Schweizer would only say he has “security.” “I’ll just say we have security. And that security is not something that just came because we decided to have security. And we’ll just leave it at that,” he said.
The allegations in “Clinton Cash” have become a thorn in the side of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign since last Thursday when pre-release copies were given to a number of media organizations for scrutiny – reviews that have sparked the publication of stories critical of Hillary Clinton based, in part, on Schweizer’s book.
Schweizer’s book accuses Clinton of granting State Department favors to foreign governments, companies and individuals in return for speaking fees to her husband and for donations to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation – Clinton Foundation for short.
In one such story, The New York Times wrote about an inexplicable decision by the State Department to approve a deal granting a Russian state agency ownership rights to U.S. uranium-production – a deal that some experts say has given Russia control over 20% of America’s uranium reserves.
According to the story, many people and entities that stood to benefit from the deal gave millions of undisclosed dollars to the Clinton Foundation at the time.
In typical fashion, the Clinton smear machine ignored the message and attacked the messenger who dismissed Schweizer as a partisan hit man.
Specifically, Clinton and her allies called attention to Schweizer’s apparent lack of evidence that Clinton ever took direct action at the State Department to benefit her foundation’s donors despite a timeline of strange coincidences – money changing hands shortly before or after key State Department decisions involving donors were made – that the Hillary campaign has so far failed to explain.
More telling is the fact that Schweizer gave news outlets including The New York Times, MSNBC and Fox News advanced copies of “Clinton Cash” and asked them to check his research and punch holes in the book if they could.
So far, these news organizations have not punched any holes in his book.