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Relationships matter

August 29, 2016

Relationships matterWe have a difficult choice to make in November and much is at stake. Both candidates are less than perfect, but relationships matter and tell us much about them.Ed Mezvinsky was a member of the House of Representatives from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clintons were friends and very politically intertwined for years.He had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie Margolies and later married her after his wife divorced him.In 1993, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, then a freshman Democrat in Congress, cast the deciding vote that got President Bill Clinton’s controversial tax package through the House of Representatives. In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pled guilty to 31 of 69 counts of bank, mail, and wire fraud.Ed Mezvinsky embezzled over $10 million dollars from people via a Ponzi scheme and Nigerian e-mail scam. He was found guilty and was sentenced to 80 months in dederal prison, serving less than 5 years. To this day, he still owes $9.4 million dollars in restitution to his victims.So what? Their son, Marc Mezvinsky, is married to Chelsea Clinton. That’s right - Ed Mezvinsky is Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law.Now Marc and Chelsea are in their early 30’s and purchased a $10.5 million dollar NYC apartment. They were married in George Soro’s mansion. Chelsea Clinton earned $600,000 a year when working for NBC and now works for the Clinton Foundation and sits on many boards.Is there a double standard in political reporting?Steve RoweStratford