A BILLION+ SMOKING GUNS ON WHY HILLARY CLINTON CANNOT BE PRESIDENT! LARGEST “PAY-TO-PLAY” IN HISTORY!
“Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton’s State Department” by David Sirota, International Business Times
CLINTON @ STATE = APPROVED RECORD ARMS DEAL WITH SAUDI ARABIA (CALLED REPRESSIVE IN STATE DEPT DOCUMENT = $29 BILLION TO BOEING + A consortium of American defense contractors = USED THIS AIR POWER AND BOMBS TO MASS MURDER THE CHILDREN OF YEMEN AND BASICALLY LEVEL THE NATION!
EVEN THE MASS CHILD MURDERING ISRAELIS COMPLAINED IN FEAR OF SAUDIS ATTACKING THEM!
2011 Hillary @ STATE = Formally cleared the sale claiming it was in the national interest and “a top priority” for Clinton personally & the “U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army have excellent relationships in Saudi Arabia.”
FACT: Years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the SAUDIS contributed $10+ million to the Clinton Foundation
FACT: 2011 two months before the deal was finalized = Boeing contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation
CLINTON @ STATE = Saudi WEAPONS DEAL = Just one of dozens of arms deals she approved = Placing weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family Foundation = A EMPIRE OF ITS OWN!
CLINTON @ STATE = Approved $165 Billion in WEAPONS & ARMS Sales to 20 Nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation over three years (2010-2012) = DOUBLE WHAT GW BUSH DID
CLINTON @ STATE = Authorized $151 Billion in separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation = 143% Increase over BUSH YEARS = FAR MORE TO CLINTON FOUNDATION DONORS THAN NATIONS THAT DID NOT DONATE!
CLINTON @ STATE = Saw American defense contractors donated to the Clinton Foundation + Some cases made personal payments to Bill Clinton for speaking engagements.
CLINTON @ STATE = Contractors contributed to the Clinton Foundation at time of $163 billion worth of Pentagon-negotiated deals she authorized (2009-2012). = Many of the Weapons deals to countries ruled by authoritarian regimes whose human rights abuses had been criticized by the department.
CLINTON @ STATE = Approved WEAPONS to Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar = All donors to the Clinton Foundation = State singled them out for corruption + Violations of civil liberties + Violent crackdowns against political opponents + Failed to address TERRORISM.
Even Clinton complained of “an ongoing challenge to persuade Saudi officials to treat terrorist financing emanating from Saudi Arabia as a strategic priority.” + She declared that “Qatar’s overall level of CT cooperation with the U.S. is considered the worst in the region.” + “UAE-based donors have provided financial support to a variety of terrorist groups.”
CLINTON @ STATE = ARMS DEAL worth between $54 million and $141 million to the Clinton Foundation + Many $Hundreds of thousands in payments to the Clinton family directly
CLINTON @ STATE = 13 companies lobbying the State Department paid Bill Clinton $2.5 million in speaking fees while she ruled STATE.
Under federal law = Foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions = SO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION AND A LAUNDERING MIDDLE ENTITY IN CANADA TOOK CARE OF THAT! = Looked at as a philanthropic foundation.
State & Clinton Foundation signed an agreement obligating disclosure to STATE any contributions from its existing foreign government donors and any new foreign government donors. = NEVER REVIEWED BY STATE OR WHITE HOUSE. = During Hillary’s 2009 Senate confirmation hearings, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., urged the Clinton Foundation to NEVER accept contributions from governments abroad. = “Foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a means to gain favor with the secretary of state.”
CLINTON @ STATE = “The word was out to these groups that one of the best ways to gain access and influence with the Clintons was to give to this foundation…This shows why having public officials, or even spouses of public officials, connected with these nonprofits is problematic.” — Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center
CLINTON @ STATE = “Willingness to allow those with business before the State Department to finance her foundation heightens concerns about how she would manage such relationships as president. Can it really be that the Clintons didn’t recognize the questions these transactions would raise? And if they did, what does that say about their sense of the appropriate relationship between private gain and public good?” — Lawrence Lessig, the director of Harvard University’s Safra Center for Ethics.
National Security Experts = Clear overlap between the list of Clinton Foundation donors and those with business before the the State Department = Conflict of interest.
CLINTON @ STATE = Let governments and defense contractors donations to the Clinton Foundation “build up deposits in the ‘favor bank’ and to be well thought of.” — Gregory Suchan, a 34-year State Department veteran
CLINTON BEFORE STATE = Clinton switched from opposing an American free trade agreement with Colombia to supporting it after a Canadian energy and mining magnate with interests in that South American country contributed to the Clinton Foundation.
CLINTON @ STATE = Was empowered to approve or reject deals for a broad range of reasons, from national security considerations to human rights concerns.
CLINTON @ STATE = State Department documents reveal that countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation saw a combined $75 Billion increase in authorized commercial military sales.
Even News reports document = 7+ foreign governments that received State Department clearance for American arms did donate to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary: Algeria, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Thailand, Norway and Australia.
CLINTON @ STATE = Completely ignored Human rights violations in her decisions = ALGERIA 2010 Human Rights Report, showed “Restrictions on freedom of assembly and association” + Tolerating “Arbitrary killing” + “Widespread corruption” + “Lack of judicial independence” + “Used security grounds to constrain freedom of expression and movement.” = Algerian government donated $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation = She approved a 70% increase in WEAPONS including 50,000 “toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents and associated equipment.” + She authorized $2.4+ Billion of direct military hardware and services sales to Algeria = Clinton Foundation did not disclose Algeria’s donation until this year — a violation of the ethics agreement.
CLINTON @ STATE = Algeria Story repeated with Qatar
CLINTON @ STATE = Arms manufacturers were BIG Clinton Foundation donors = Boeing, Honeywell, Hawker Beechcraft + 114 contractors i
ODD ASIDE: NBC put Chelsea Clinton on its payroll in 2011
HILLARY = During her Senate 2009 confirmation declared she and her husband were “committed to ensuring that his work does not present a conflict of interest with the duties of Secretary of State.” + She pledged “to protect against even the appearance of a conflict of interest between his work and the duties of the Secretary of State” + “President Clinton will not pursue an opportunity that presents a conflict.” = Bill Clinton speaking fees reaching $625,000 by entities dealing with Hillary @ STATE
CLINTON @ STATE = BILL CLINTON speaking fees from Kuwait were paid in the same time frame as a series of deals Hillary approved.
Boeing + Lockheed + Goldman = Three companies that delivered money personally to Bill Clinton while benefiting from weapons authorizations issued by Hillary @ STATE
2011 Goldman Sachs paid Bill Clinton $200,000 to speak to “approximately 250 high level clients and investors” in New York and HILLARY @ STATE approved a $675 million foreign military sale involving Hawker Beechcraft + Goldman also contributed at least $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation
Stephen Walt, a Harvard University professor of international affairs, told IBTimes that the intertwining financial relationships between the Clintons, defense contractors and foreign governments seeking weapons approvals is “a vivid example of a very big problem — the degree to which conflicts of interest have become endemic.”