Where was The Associated Press when mob boss John Gotti needed them?
The news agency reported on Tuesday that Bill and Hillary Clinton set up a shell or “pass-through” company called WJC, LLC, under the innocuous-sounding headline, “Bill Clinton company shows complexity of family finances.”
(The president’s full name is William Jefferson Clinton, which explains the initials.)
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The company allegedly funneled payments to the former president, but because it has no financial assets, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was not obligated to report its existence in recent financial disclosure reports.
But one man’s “complexity of family finances” is another man’s organized crime syndicate, according to social media user @RBPundit.
The generous AP headline and @RBPundit’s keen observation resulted in a double barrel of snark from social media users. Here’s a sampling from Twitter:
What bias? pic.twitter.com/3JBCuZuHyP
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) May 26, 2015
@JohnEkdahl “Complexity, illegality… To-may-to, to-mah-to.”
— Erich Forschler (@ErichForschler) May 26, 2015
@JohnEkdahl The Gambino Family’s finances were also “complex”.
— Nicky T (@Nickly) May 26, 2015
@JohnEkdahl “Complexity” is what happens when Democrats break the law. It’s just plain “unethical” when Republicans do it. @AP
— Stephen Cromwell (@NewProtectorate) May 26, 2015
.@lachlan “Oh, those crazy Clintons! Who knows what goofy unethical scheme they’ll come up w/ next? Rascals” – AP
— Political Math (@politicalmath) May 26, 2015
@politicalmath @lachlan “The li’l rogues. I know we should be cross, but we can’t stay angry with those two lovable scamps.”
— Randall Silverman (@NHJeffersonian) May 27, 2015
The Clintons setup private email servers to hide accountability for Hillary’s SoS work and a pass-through company to hide sources of income.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) May 26, 2015
CHALLENGE: Show me how the Clintons aren’t basically an organized crime syndicate.
— RB (@RBPundit) May 26, 2015
[pic] MT @RBPundit CHALLENGE: Show me how the Clintons aren’t basically an organized crime syndicate. pic.twitter.com/8rNKXsulCW
— Matthew DesOrmeaux (@cynicusprime) May 26, 2015
@cynicusprime @RBPundit It is amazing to me that they and their close associates are not in jail.
— dblight (@dblight) May 26, 2015
@RBPundit yeah…I got nuthin.
— Take the Red Pill (@5thtune4) May 26, 2015
@RBPundit modern day Tammany hall
— Sean (@standingovasean) May 26, 2015
@RBPundit RICO charges anyone?
— RonTsunamiBarker (@WrongNowShutUp) May 26, 2015
@RBPundit No, not mere organized criminals. More like Russia’s criminal oligarch’s with govt connections.
— Cincinnatus Chili (@cincinchili) May 26, 2015
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