The case of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brothers who received payments from people pardoned by President Bill Clinton in the waning months of his presidency is back in the news. The Boston Globe report that Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony is battling an order to repay more than $100,000 he received from a couple pardoned by President Clinton.
Tony Rodham, who acknowledged approaching the president about a pardon for the couple, is the second of Hillary Clinton’s brothers to receive money from people who were later pardoned by President Clinton. Hugh Rodham received $400,000 from two people, one of whom was pardoned and one whose sentence was commuted. “It is a legitimate campaign issue,” said Stephen Gillers, professor of legal ethics at New York University School of Law. He said that Hillary Clinton, who is running for president, should answer questions about her brothers’ and her own involvement in the pardons because “the stench of the Marc Rich pardon still stinks and it has never been adequately explained. ”