Ha! Bill Clinton Jokes About A President Taking Property From WH

Campaigning in Kentucky for Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky, Clinton made light of now deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych for trying to "privatize" Ukraine's presidential residence, saying, "Can you imagine what somebody would do if the President, or any president, tried to say I think I'll privatize the White House and keep the paintings if it's all the same to you?"

Bill must have forgotten about this...

The Clintons took $28K worth of furnishings that didn't belong to them when they left the WH in 2001, just before George W. Bush arrived.

nytimes 2/6/2001
Former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton received authorization to take certain household furnishings to their new homes as gifts but will return any items that are found to be White House property, a spokesman said today.
In the latest criticism over their departure from the White House, the Clintons faced questions today about taking $28,000 worth of furnishings, which two donors were quoted as saying had been intended to become part of the permanent White House collection, not gifts to the Clintons.

The disclosure, reported in today's Washington Post, came three days after the Clintons said they would pay $86,000 to cover the value of gifts they received last year in an effort to avoid the appearance of impropriety.

The couple had originally sought to leave with $190,000 in gifts.
Officials said that at least $28,000 worth of furnishings, donated in 1993 as part of the White House restoration project, had been registered by the National Park Service as gifts to the permanent collection of the White House and not the Clintons.

What also happened for those who may have forgotten - Clinton staffers ripped phone cords out of walls, left obscene voicemail messages, defaced bathrooms and vandalized computer keyboards by removing the "W" keys on all the computers when they left the White House in 2001. The staffers did about $15K in damage to the WH according to a GAO report released in 2002