Hillary gives small, inexperienced glass maker exclusive no-bid “minority” contract . Remember Travelgate, where she not only fired long-term staffers and replaced them with her friends but trashed the reputations of the displaced employees? Can’t change the spots on this leopard.
The company that lost out on this contract, by the way, was Steuben Glass, located in upstate New York, an area Hillary once represented as Senator. But that was then, this is now.
The contracted firm, Systems Design Inc., based in Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood, had no experience making glassware, and its owner had only recently emerged from bankruptcy proceedings, the source said.
As The Post first reported last month, SDI shut out upstate’s Steuben Glass, which has made government glassware since the Truman administration.
“These two [Bennett and Jones] went down to the small-business office and insisted that we have an 8(a) company — have this company SDI do our contract,” the source said.
“They [SDI] don’t know how to make glass. The glassware is being made in Sweden.”
Records show Bennett gave $1,000 to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, $2,000 to the Obama Victory Fund and $2,300 to the Democratic National Committee for the inauguration.
According to the source, Bennett and Jones and their superiors steered the contract to SDI even after agency officials and at least one competitor complained it was a taxpayer rip-off.