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Read the following Article and you will see where the details of the gift was published.
CraigM Brown said:
The Hill described the gift as "white gold jewelry with teardrop rubies and diamonds containing a necklace, a bracelet, earrings and a ring."
The gift gained attention in the August 30 publication of a 2012 list of gifts in the Federal Register.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton outpaced President Barack Obama last year in receiving lavish gifts from foreign leaders.
Clinton received gold jewelry worth half a million dollars from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The State Department said the gift included a necklace bracelet, ring and earrings. The white gold was adorned with teardrop rubies and diamonds. Clinton also got gold, sapphire and diamond jewelry worth $58,000 from Brunei's queen.
Obama's most expensive gift was a $16,500 gold-plated clock from Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the Saudi defense minister.
Obama, a big sports fan, scored a red, white and blue basketball from — and autographed by — Chinese President President Xi Jinping. British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, gave Obama a customized Dunlop table tennis table with United States and United Kingdom decals and paddles worth $1,100.
The gifts were among a bounty of vases, watches, artwork and other items given to the Obama family and top U.S. officials in 2012, according to the department's Office of Protocol, which catalogs the gifts and publishes an annual listing.
But don't look for Clinton or Obama to pocket the swag. Under law, most gifts must go to the National Archives or General Services Administration, unless recipients reimburse the U.S. Treasury for them.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny gave Obama a package of gifts worth $7,246.19 that included a certificate of Obama's Irish heritage, two silver shamrock charm bracelets and a lamb's wool scarf and blanket.
Myanmar President Thein Sein offered gifts of jewelry for the first lady, Michelle Obama, and the Obama daughters, Malia and Sasha. The first lady was given a $4,200 pearl necklace with a gold and diamond clasp. The Obama daughters received two flower brooches of pearl, diamond and gold valued at $4,440.
Britain's Samantha Cameron gave the first lady a cashmere scarf by J. Saunders worth $480.
There were gifts that could be consumed and those from display.
Clinton got $560 worth of cognac from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Obama received a saber with a 34-inch blade and a silver filigree handle from Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
Vice President Joe Biden got a silver knife and chopsticks with silver ends from Mongolia's prime minister and a female bare-breasted bust from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
The gift list published in the Federal Register also included a present Obama received back in 2009. It was package of artwork worth $124,000 given to the president by Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's flamboyant former premier. Included was a large book of art, photographs and text by Marilena Ferrari along with a gold-painted box with bookmark and magnifying glass.
The State Department said its gift listings sometimes run late due to processing.
Then why is she still here?
Of course Qatar & the Saudi's are funding rebel groups in Syria, they have been trying to get Assad to allow their gas pipeline for years, with no success!
They talked about oil connections to the Iraq war, but now we have CLEAR motivations by backers of this Syrian invasion!
This article goes a great job of spelling out many of the details:
"The Geopolitics of Gas and the Syrian Crisis: Syrian Opposition Armed to Thwart Construction of Iran-Iraq-Syrian Gas Pipeline"
Patricia Bresler said:
The definitive word is 'Former'. She accepted these gifts after her bloody reign ended. Don't think we can get her on this.No time limitation. She can still be heal accountable.
doesn't the original 13th amendment also state no one with a title of nobility, etc, is eligible to hold any office under this Constitution?
It seems apparent we should remove all lawyers and other such from government permanently and also from being citizens of the Republic of the united States of America.
Jim the problem is not lawyers, it is corrupt politicians that accept financial gifts from people that wish to control how they vote. The original 13th amendment was primarily written to prevent elected officials from selling favors to the highest bidders. I think that it is wrong government officials to accept bribes regardless of their profession.
A lawyer that twists or distorts the original intent of the Constitution is not honoring his oath and should be dismissed not because he is a lawyer, but because he is a traitor. A banker, teacher or an accountant that dishonors his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution is should also be indicted and prosecuted for treason.