[ExI] The Clinton Foundation

Legionara legionara at openmailbox.org
Sun Aug 28 20:04:45 UTC 2016

Left wingers look at the Clinton Foundation as if it is a great,
benevolent force acting for human good, but let's take off our rosey

The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars in donations, and
billions (with a big 'b') in pledges from foreign governments and
private individuals whom Mrs. Clinton met and worked with through the
State Department.


The Clinton Foundation received lavish donations from a
Lebanese-Nigerian businessman Gilbert Chagoury, who has ties to former
kleptocrat Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha.  Under Abacha's rule,
Chagoury prospered, and attempted (and largely succeeded) to improve
the United States' relations with the dictator.  Mr. Chagoury was
placed on the DHS no-fly list for links to terror groups related to the 
Lebanese extremist organization Hezbollah.


The story of "Russia's Silicon Valley", is an interesting one. Many
prominent Clinton Foundation donors such as Google, Cisco, and Intel
were courted by Clinton's State Department to participate in a project
financed by the Kremlin through Rusnano, the Russian State Investment
Fund.  Interestingly, 60% of the "partners" working in Skolkovo have
made donations to the Clinton Foundation, including numerous Russian
firms.  Alarmingly, the Skolkovo Foundation chief Viktor Vekselberg
contributed through his own company, Renova Group.

Perhaps more worrying than what appears to be Clinton taking her cut
from a very lucrative deal she orchestrated through her State
Department connections is the actual research produced by the project.
The firms invented such technologies as a hypersonic cruise missile,
which would normally be subject to export controls as this technology
is vital to national security.


Or how about the consultant for Peabody Energy who raised funds for the
Foundation in exchange for State Department help in its expansion into
Mongolia and China?


Or how foreign government officials as important as the Crown Prince of
Bahrain were informed that they could not see Clinton unless they went
through Huma Abedin at the Clinton Foundation, which cost said Crown
Prince as much as $150,000?

The evidence piles up by the day.  I have no love for Mr. Trump, but it
is clear to me that Mrs. Clinton is not fit to hold any public office,
let alone the *allegedly* most important one of all.

On Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:14:09 -0400
John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> Right wingers look at the Clinton Foundation as if it is some sort of
> international crime organization straight out of a James Bond movie,
> but let's look at the facts.
> The watchdog group, CharityWatch gives the foundation a strong “A.”
> It spent 88% of its 2014 outlays  on programs not overhead which is
> very good for a charity, and it only had to spend $2 to raise $100.
> CharityWatch president Daniel Borochoff says "*the available data
> indicates that the Clinton Foundation is a top-tier institution in
> the philanthropic world*".
> https://www.charitywatch.org/ratings-and-metrics/bill-hillary-chelsea-clinton-foundation/478
> The Clinton Foundation spent $313 million for R&D to develop new
> vaccines. Meanwhile  Donald Trump is helping to spread the
> unscientific imbecilic and lethal urban myth that vaccines cause
> autism and said  "*Just the other day, 2 years old, 2½ years old, a
> child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and
> a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is
> autistic*."
> Over the years the Clinton Foundation provided treatment for 36
> million people with tropical diseases and helped 27 million people
> get access to safe drinking water.
> I think the world needs more international crime organizations.
>  John K Clark

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