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Morning Joe Spends 17 Minutes Bashing Clinton Inc.

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported on a memo written by Bill Clinton aide, Doug Band, which outlines the inner workings of Clinton Inc. According to the Washington Post:

“In doing so, Band also detailed a circle of enrichment in which he raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations such as Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola that were clients of his firm, Teneo, while pressing many of those same donors to provide personal income to the former president.”

MSNBC’s Morning Joe spent the opening 17 minutes of the show on Thursday slamming Clinton Inc.

“They’re bragging in the memo they can shake down the same corporations they’re taking Foundation money for, they can shake them down for $66 million for a quote ‘Bill Clinton Inc.,’ for Bill and Hillary personally,” Joe Scarborough said astonished.

Eddie Glaude told the panel, “It certainly confirms a deep suspicion that there’s an ethical deficit that defines how they operate in the political domain.”

“This is sleazy, and everybody knows it’s sleazy. You’re trading in public service while someone is Secretary of State,” Scarborough went on to say.

“I call that more than ethically challenged,” Mika Brzezinski said of the $66 million made by Clinton Inc.

Scarborough added, “I mean, it’s trading in public service for hundreds of millions of dollars personally.”

“There no question that if you’ve ever been to CGI, you see business going on and that Bill Clinton, Doug Band and others enriched themselves by leveraging those relationships,” Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin informed the panel.