From the WashingtonPost.com:
Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.
by Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation officials disclosed Wednesday.
Most of the contributions were possible because of exceptions written into the foundation’s 2008 agreement, which included limits on foreign-government donations.
The agreement, reached before Clinton’s nomination amid concerns that countries could use foundation donations to gain favor with a Clinton-led State Department, allowed governments that had previously donated money to continue making contributions at similar levels.
The new disclosures, provided in response to questions from The Washington Post, make clear that the 2008 agreement did not prohibit foreign countries with interests before the U.S. government from giving money to the charity closely linked to the secretary of state.
The “Clinton Foundation“?
Do you think you might find this information on the Clinton Foundation site today, perchance?
$25 million dollars from the Saudis, whilst Hillary was Secretary of State.
Can anyone even remotely suggest a “conflict of interest” here?
In one instance, foundation officials acknowledged they should have sought approval in 2010 from the State Department ethics office, as required by the agreement for new government donors, before accepting a $500,000 donation from the Algerian government.
Algeria. Of course. Such a pro-American government in North Africa. It is 99% Islamic.
Some of the donations came from countries with complicated diplomatic, military and financial relationships with the U.S. government, including Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.
Complicated. Right. Because Kuwait, Qatar and Oman aren’t Islamic.
Hell, ISIS isn’t Islamic, per Barack Hussein Obaka.
Further, another inconvenient fact:
Rarely, if ever, has a potential commander in chief been so closely associated with an organization that has solicited financial support from foreign governments. Clinton formally joined the foundation in 2013 after leaving the State Department, and the organization was renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Good for you, Chelsea. I have always advocated the inculcation of corruption of the innocents at the very earliest age. As I’ve said for years, “I’m either for less corruption or my greater ability to participate in it.” Good for you, Chelsea; you’ve started early.
The Washington Post reported last week that foreign sources, including governments, made up a third of those who have given the foundation more than $1 million over time. The Post found that the foundation, begun by former president Bill Clinton, has raised nearly $2 billion since its creation in 2001.
Good for background. Only $2 billion dollars. Meh. Except: more than PETA. More than MoveOn.org, more than any Occupy movement.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the foundation had accepted new foreign-government money now that he 2008 agreement has lapsed.
Oh shucky-darn. The Clinton Foundation taking advantage of loopholes?
Foreign governments had been major donors to the foundation before President Obama nominated Clinton to become secretary of state in 2009. When the foundation released a list of its donors for the first time in 2008, as a result of the agreement with the Obama administration, it disclosed, for instance, that Saudi Arabia had given between $10 million and $25 million.
Saudi Arabia contributed up to $25 million dollars to Hillary Clinton.
But then-Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Indiana) said:
“The Clinton Foundation exists as a temptation for any foreign entity or government that believes it could curry favor through a donation,” he said then. “It also sets up potential perception problems with any action taken by the secretary of state in relation to foreign givers or their countries.”
Potential problems, anyone? Bueller?