State Dept. spends $70K on Obama books

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A Legal Expert

Buffalo, NY

#1 Oct 29, 2013
A lists of questionable government spendings to benefit Obama??? How come no one raised this issue during the Election Campaign???

For the Record: The State Department has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking “key libraries” around the world with “Dreams From My Father” more than a decade after its release.

The U.S. Embassy in Egypt, for instance, spent $28,636 in August 2009 for copies of Mr. Obama’s best-selling 1995 memoir. Six weeks earlier, the embassy had placed another order for the same book for more than $9,000, federal purchasing records show.

About the same time, halfway around the world, the U.S. Embassy in South Korea had the same idea and spent more than $6,000 for copies of “Dreams From My Father.”

One month later, the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, spent more than $3,800 for hardcover copies of the Indonesian version of Mr. Obama’s “The Audacity of Hope,” records show.

A review of the expenditures in a federal database did not reveal any examples of State Department purchases of books by former Presidents George W. Bush or Bill Clinton. The purchases of Mr. Obama’s literary work mostly, but not always, took place in the months after Mr. Obama captured the White House.

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A Legal Expert

Buffalo, NY

#2 Oct 29, 2013
Any one with decency would donate those books!!! Now, the question on Taxes DUE TO IRS!!!

Also, A Reminder: David Cheever of Oahu, Hawaii might have bought a tons of those books!!!
A Legal Expert

Buffalo, NY

#3 Oct 29, 2013
Let me decode: David Cheever of Oahu, Hawaii has the right to buy millions of dollars worth of Obama books..

But if he listed them under the Items of Deduction for being A Lobbyist, it might serve a Totally questionable circumstance...The legality of this Item of Expenditure needs to be investigated thoroughly!!!

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