Ever since Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash” hit the news, Team Hillary has been deflecting from the charges of cronyism in the book with counter-assaults on Schweizer, claiming he is being paid by Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, or some other member of the vast right-wing conspiracy.
The attacks do not hold much water when you consider that Schweizer’s last book, “Extortion,” dealt with congressional members from both parties, who enriched themselves by using inside information learned via their congressional duties to trade in stocks.
It gets juicier: In an interview Wednesday with Joshua Green of Bloomberg News, Schweizer revealed that his next book attacks a Repubican, Jeb Bush:
Schweizer is working on a similar investigation of Jeb Bush’s finances that he expects to publish this summer.
As he did with the Clinton book, Schweizer is hoping to partner with media organizations interested in reporting on and advancing his examination of Bush’s finances—an arrangement Schweizer feels has been mischaracterized in the media. “With the Clinton book, we didn’t just give it to reporters with the expectation that they would report on the book,” he says. “We shared it early on with investigative reporters at ABC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post because we wanted that additional scrutiny [of the book’s subjects]. And we want similar scrutiny for this project.”
Schweizer also wanted to rebut the implication that he may have been paid by news organizations for an early look at the book. “There was absolutely no money that changed hands,” he says. “It’s ridiculous to suggest so. “
Green was also on Thursday morning where he talked about the Schweizer interview:
Cross-posted at The Lid