Carly Fiorina scandal explodes: she illegally sold millions in HP products to Iran

Even as Carly Fiorina gains momentum in the republican primary, her past role as CEO of Hewlett Packard is coming back to haunt her in ways which go far beyond her mere incompetence, layoffs, and firing. Even as she talks tough against the regime in Iran, it turns out she defied an Executive Order and sold millions of dollars in HP computers and printers to that same Iran regime. Suddenly, it appears we have the first real scandal of the 2016 election cycle.

It turns out this wasn’t a one-time thing either. At one point Carly Fiorina was illegally selling so much HP product to Iran that the company had nearly half the printer marketshare in the rogue nation. Worse, she tried to hide it by using a third party company. According to MSNBC, the sales were in violation of an Executive Order in place from President Bill Clinton. Ultimately the SEC caught her red handed, according to the Boston Globe, and put a stop to the law-breaking. So will this sink her campaign?

The issue had largely been forgotten in the zeitgeist after she was fired from Hewlett Packard for incompetence and then subsequently lost a state election and disappeared from the public eye. However now that Carly Fiorina is back on the national stage and once again under public scrutiny, her illegal behavior at HP is suddenly the center of attention again. It’s highly unlikely she’ll face any criminal charges in the matter. But considering her hardline stance on Iran and her opposition to President Obama‘s peace deal in favor of a path to war, and the fact that Iran would be conducting its business with computers she sold to them during any such war, it’s difficult to see how she weathers this scandal. Read the full MSNBC article here. If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution:

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  1. Shirley Fiorentino on September 20, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    She is a fabricator and embellished non existent PP video occurrence!

  2. Judith Langston on September 20, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    She is a BITCH!!!!!!

  3. ips prez on September 20, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Obama peace deal versus path to war. Really? Are you honestly that stupid?

    • al on September 25, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      you are kidding, the war if such will happen will so unhampered by this agreement
      I don’t see giving them $$$

    • Eli on December 31, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      No, but you are

  4. Amused on September 21, 2015 at 7:19 am

    This was her secret plan: OIL for Ink. Crude oil was trading for about $100/55 gallon barrel. HP Inkjet printers use proprietary cartridges…her plan was to bankrupt Iran by forcing them to trade oil for ink! The ink in HP cartridges sells for about $20,000/gallon, or $1,100,000 per barrel.

    And while modern cars can get north of 40 mpg, an HP print cartridge lasts about two weeks.

    Carly is a true patriot who was on the front lines in our covert war with Iran.

    • Brian on October 12, 2015 at 6:21 am

      LOL! You should write for “The Onion”….

  5. cheryl hurt on September 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    False info. She was never found guilty of any of this
    The liberal press targeting our candidates one at a time. So Jeb Bush is the candidate.we must wake up and see what the Democrats and even the moderate Republicans do to get our more conservative candidates out.

    • Kstafford on September 21, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      “We” don’t seem to have to do anything, as your “conservative” candidates seem to be able to do their own damage with no help from anyone else.

  6. Ed on September 21, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    NOT the first scandal of he 2016 race! Just the first Republican scandal. Let us not forget Hillary!
    I really doubt that this is factual, probably just another left wing media outlet refusing to look at the Democratic front runner.

    • Melissa on September 21, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      The Democratic frontrunner should be, and probably is, Bernie Sanders

  7. Grace Ann on September 22, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I don’t know why this matters to the people who don’t care that we are giving the A-OK for Iran to have nuclear weapons and the key to unlock billions of bucks! Shame shame on the person who would sell them computers. Hypocrite much?

    • Steve K on December 13, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      You don’t have a clue about reality, do you.
      Iran’s so-called nuclear program has been scrapped. They have given up hundreds of modern(ish) centrifuges, required to produce weapons-grade material, and have been left with a handful of 1st-gen versions, from the 1950s. Early 1950s.
      They are allowing inspectors access to any and all facilities, at will, without warning.
      And other conditions to get sanctions lifted. They gave up the farm, with little in return for it.

      Should the inspections find anything, the sanctions will be replaced immediately, that day, without having to form a committee to design, negotiate and/or ask the rest of the international community.

      • ralph on January 2, 2016 at 3:18 am

        r u crazy they gave up one fifth of the centrifuges, and so you know all they have to do to decommission a centrifuge, is disconnect power and remove at least one other connection. That is the same as you unplugging your washing machine and disconnecting the hose. Plus they get to inspect the most secretive sites themselves, Also to be realistic, the sanctions took what twenty years to get to a point that they actually were starting to work, now you want to give them cash. What do you think they will do with it, feed the poor?

      • Patrick B on May 1, 2016 at 6:23 pm

        Interested in some beachfront property in Nebraska?

  8. Sylvia Barritt on September 22, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    And what else do you believe?

  9. al on September 25, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    scandal for republicans shows writers’ biases
    Hillary is covered in deceit fraud cheating

    • Steve K on December 13, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Koch-Sucking Wrong-Whingers have been saying that since the 1990s. And do you know what they’ve got to show for it?

      Absolutely nothing but lies, innuendo, slander and libel.

  10. Paul M Smith on December 15, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Talking about Scandals and waste of tax payer $$, what about the many millions spent of the numerous Benghazi investigations and subsequent Hearings? This Select Committee spent many months and our precious treasure attempting to fabricate a scandal against Hillary Clinton, hoping to derail her chances as the front runner for the Democratic nominee for President. It’s hard to imagine, yet totally predictable, that such partisan shenanigans were allowed to play out in the Congress of the United States. In most cases, these hearings are in search of plausible failures in conduct or policy, but multiple serious investigations were held and the findings/conclusions and recommendations had been made and implemented many months prior. It wasn’t until the committee fell flat on it’s face on National TV that it abruptly came to an end. When is the last time you’ve heard the word Bengahzi? This one cost you and me. An epic waste of taxpayer money. When do we wake up???

    • Stanton on December 15, 2015 at 9:05 am

      When the Republicans will graciously decide to refund all of the taxpayers’ monies they have stolen to fund said witch hunt against Hillary Clinton.

      • Tricia on May 1, 2016 at 8:22 am


    • Tricia on May 1, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Hilary and Obama are both traitors to our county, it is NOT a waste of money to investigate and prosecute and hopefully eventually arrest, try, convict, sentence and HANG THESE TRAITORS!

  11. Rick Hurley on May 1, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Ted SCruz
    Carly Fiorina

    Wait for it. …………….

    What took him so long????

  12. Tricia on May 1, 2016 at 8:19 am

    And THE POS TRAITOR Obama negotiated an ILLEGAL TREATY to give Iran nuclear weapons that would wipe out Israel and the US! I don’t agree with her selling computers to Iran, but Obama’s illegal so-called TREATY is far more despicable and deadly!

  13. Dale Simmons on August 13, 2016 at 6:59 am

    What did the Iranians do to get millions of substandard HP products dumped on them? My word, HP products are absolute junk, are poorly backed up and barely make the warranty period out before becoming expensive doorstops.

    Oh, those poor Iranians.

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