FLOTUS at Bilderberg (No, Not Michelle)
[Update: Will Banyan wrote about this last year, in his article Obama’s Bilderberg No-Show]
Last year there was a singular report in the National Journal about a FOIA release of documents at the Clinton Presidential Library which revealed that Hillary Clinton had in fact attended the 1997 Bilderberg Conference. I thought it would quickly make the rounds in alternative circles, but I was wrong.
Turns out there’s quite a bit of material now accessible at the Clinton Presidential Library about Bilderberg during Bill’s time in office – 31 folders, approximately 1,328 pages worth. According to the finding aid:
This collection consists of cables, correspondence, email, memoranda, speeches, talking points, and tracking sheets concerning the Bilderberg Group, its conferences and events in which the President, First Lady, and White House staff were connected.
The Bilderberg meetings began in 1954 when a group of leading citizens from Western Europe and the United States started to hold regular conferences for off-the-record discussions of major trends in the postwar period amoung the Atlantic Community. About 115 participants are invited to each meeting by the Bilderberg chairman in consultation with the steering committee. Members are primarily government and business leaders. Participants speak in a personal capacity, and conference proceedings are not distributed publicly.
Then Governor Clinton attended the 1991 Bilderberg Conference in Baden-Baden, Germany (for which no records were available); and First Lady Hillary Clinton attended the Atlanta, Georgia Conference in June of 1997. President Clinton made brief remarks at the Bilderberg Steering Committee Meeting in October of 1995. Also, several National Security Council staff members have spoken at Bilderberg events.
It was common knowledge that Clinton attended the 1991 conference and he was included on the Bilderberg official list. The 1997 list, however, certainly didn’t mention that Hillary had attended; the fact that a sitting president addressed the Bilderberg Steering Committee is a new revelation as well.
Hillary’s Bilderberg speech apparently contained “a strong endorsement of immediate NATO membership for the Baltics.” Her husband signed a pledge of partnership in 1998 but full membership was only granted in 2004.
At any rate, she lied in that video when asked a direct question about attending any Bilderberg conference.
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