Opinion| ICYMI 6/9/19 – It looks like the Clinton’s experienced a tragic loss back in June.
Right Wing Tribune reported that “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost the presidential election to Donald J. Trump announced that her brother Anthony Rodham has died. He was 65.
Clinton wrote in a post on Twitter that her brother passed away sometime Friday night, although she did not comment on the cause of death.
“We lost my brother Tony last night. It’s hard to find words, my mind is flooded with memories of him today. When he walked into a room he’d light it up with laughter. He was kind, generous, & a wonderful husband to Megan & father to Zach, Simon, & Fiona. We’ll miss him very much,” she said.
We lost my brother Tony last night. It’s hard to find words, my mind is flooded with memories of him today. When he walked into a room he’d light it up with laughter. He was kind, generous, & a wonderful husband to Megan & father to Zach, Simon, & Fiona. We’ll miss him very much.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 8, 2019
The Daily Caller reported that “Clinton did not say how her brother Tony Rodham died. There have not been any recent reports that he was ill.”
Rodham, who was 65, was involved in numerous controversies over the past couple of decades.
One scandal involved Rodham’s work in gaining a pardon for Edgar and Vonna Jo Gregory, Tennessee carnival operators who had been convicted of bank fraud. Former President Bill Clinton pardoned them in March 2000. (RELATED: Hillary’s Brother Saw The Clintons As His Road To Riches)
It was later discovered that Rodham received $325,000 in loans from the Gregorys and that he spoke with Bill Clinton about the pardon issue.
More recently, Rodham was involved in a scandal regarding GreenTech Automotive, an electric car company that was the subject of a Department of Homeland Security investigation. Rodham and Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton ally and former governor of Virginia, were partners in the company, which relied on investments from Chinese nationals.
The DHS inspector general found in 2015 that a top agency official, Alejandro Mayorkas, helped GreenTech in applications for EB-5 visas, which grant green cards to foreign investors who invest at least $500,000 in American companies.
There is always a ton of speculation when someone close to the Clinton’s passes away. We have no evidence at this time to suggest there was foul play.