Former President Bush has spoken at length about his close ties to former President Bill Clinton, at times calling him his “brother from another mother.”
CNN’s Candy Crowley asked Bush during an interview published Friday where that leaves Hillary Clinton: “My sister-in-law!” the president responded light-heartedly.
When asked about a potential Jeb Bush versus Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, the former president conceded they would both be formidable candidates but insisted his brother — his real brother — would win.
Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash, is making waves and annoying the Clintons. But it looks like Peter will soon be annoying the Bushes too for similar reasons. (We suggest Bush Bucks as a possible title for the upcoming expose.)
You know, many people don’t realize that the Bushes and the Clintons are close family friends.
Kind of weird.
“What we’re doing is a drill-down investigation of Jeb’s finances similar to what we did with the Clintons in terms of looking at financial dealings, cronyism, who he’s been involved with,” Schweizer told me on Wednesday. “We’ve found some interesting things.”
Schweizer says he and a team of researchers have been poring over Bush’s financial life for about four months. Among other things, they’re scrutinizing various Florida land deals, an airport deal while Bush was governor that involved state funds, and Chinese investors in Bush’s private equity funds (something I wrote about for Bloomberg last year).