The Clinton's rented out the Lincoln Bedroom for Campaign Cash

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Rented out the Lincoln Bedroom for Campaign Cash

BY WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

More than 800 people stayed overnight in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House during President Bill Clinton's tenure. At least $5.4 million in campaign contributions from many of those guests went into Clinton's re-election effort. Linda Thomason and actress Markie Post -- are pictured here trashing the bed by treating it like a trampoline. The mattress was eventually replaced

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Renting The Lincoln Bedroom

Rented out the Lincoln Bedroom for Campaign Cash

BY WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

More than 800 people stayed overnight in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House during President Bill Clinton's tenure. At least $5.4 million in campaign contributions from many of those guests went into Clinton's re-election effort. Among the paying guests were movie producer Steven Spielberg, Dreamworks SKG head David Geffen and long-time Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman.

Two of the Lincoln Bedroom's renters -- Linda Thomason and actress Markie Post -- are pictured here trashing the bed by treating it like a trampoline. The mattress was eventually replaced through online provider matresses.com.

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cnn - Lincoln Bedroom Guests Gave $5.4 Million
President Bill Clinton's guests in the Lincoln Bedroom gave a total of at least $5.4 million to the Democratic National Committee during 1995 and 1996,


seattlepi - Selling Lincoln bedroom disrespectful
Former President Gerald Ford was once quoted as saying that "if President Lincoln was alive, he would roll over in his grave."


wnd - Is the Lincoln Bedroom for rent again?
First, Bill Clinton was accused of selling access to the White House, and now it’s President Obama selling the goods.


whitehouse - White House Overnight Guest Program
Perhaps the most exciting part of the Overnight Guest Program is the unprecedented access


weeklystandard - Man Behind Lincoln Bedroom Fundraising Scheme Defends Clintons Taking Foreign Cash
In 1993, Terry McAuliffe authored a memo that would essentially turn the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House into a hotel for top campaign donors.


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