The Tale of Hillary Clinton & the Clinton Foundation Corruption Continues … Donors Given Special Access to State Department
AMERICA, WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED TO SEE TO SHOW YOU THAT HILLARY CLINTON IS AS CORRUPT AS IT GETS?
The AP is reporting, not Fox News, the AP, that more than one half, at least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Hillary Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs. This is called influence peddling folks, or as many like to now refer to it as “pay for play.” What is this, the mob and a protection racket? as Powerline opines, “So it wasn’t absolutely impossible to get a meeting with the Secretary of State if you didn’t contribute to her slush fund, but it was extremely unlikely.”
How could anyone in good conscious actually vote for this corrupt woman who sold the State Department out to the highest bidder. What do you think that she will do as president?
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money – either personally or through companies or groups – to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.
Donors who were granted time with Clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for her help as the Bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a Wall Street executive who sought Clinton’s help with a visa problem; and Estee Lauder executives who were listed as meeting with Clinton while her department worked with the firm’s corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in South Africa.
The AP’s findings represent the first systematic effort to calculate the scope of the intersecting interests of Clinton Foundation donors and people who met personally with Clinton or spoke to her by phone about their needs.
The 154 did not include U.S. federal employees or foreign government representatives. Clinton met with representatives of at least 16 foreign governments that donated as much as $170 million to the Clinton charity, but they were not included in AP’s calculations because such meetings would presumably have been part of her diplomatic duties.
What more do the American people need to see before they can put one and one together and get exactly what Bill and Hillary Clinton were doing? You know its bad when even the WAPO raises an eyebrow at the actions of Hillary Clinton. Sorry America, Hillary Clinton has run out of chances to say she didn’t know, she does not recollect and it was just bad judgement, and not a crime. If it was 5 to 10 out of 154 individuals, that might have been defensible. But when more than 55% of individuals overlap between State and the Clinton Foundation donors … sorry, you are guilty as hell. That goes beyond you should have known better and is an act with intent.
But, COME ON, MAN. It is literally impossible to look at those two paragraphs and not raise your eyebrows. Half of all of the nongovernmental people Clinton either met with or spoke to on the phone during her four years at the State Department were donors to the Clinton Foundation! HALF!
And those 85 people donated $156 million, which, according to my calculator, breaks down to an average contribution just north of $1.8 million. (Yes, I know that not everyone gave the same amount.)
It just plain looks bad. Really bad.
No one is alleging that the Clinton Foundation didn’t (and doesn’t) do enormous amounts of good around the world. It does. (That’s for you, my dearest Twitter haters.) But what the Clinton Foundation does with the money it receives isn’t the point here. At issue is whether there was a too-fuzzy line between Clinton’s work at the State Department and the contributions being made to the foundation. And while nothing in the AP story is proof of any wrongdoing, it is proof of bad judgment.