Ready for Hillary? Seems like foreign governments have been preparing for some time.
The Washington Post reports “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.”
Algeria, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman are among the seven. By the way, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have also previously contributed.
Ironically, one of the foundation’s programs, led by Hillary and Chelsea, seeks to improve the lives of women and girls.
I wonder how that’s working out?
The $500,000 donation from Algeria was questionable because it came while Clinton was secretary of state. Algeria made the donation ostensibly to assist with Haiti earthquake relief, but it came at a time when Algeria was spending heavily to lobby the State Department on human rights issues.
There’s no reason why Algeria couldn’t have simply donated directly to Haiti, but they just “happened” to be spending nearly half a million dollars on lobbying at the same time. Apparently Algeria has not donated to the foundation since.
In any event, as of 2014, the foundation had raised about two BILLION dollars.
The Washington Post says “Nearly half of the major donors who are backing Ready for Hillary, a group promoting her 2016 presidential bid, as well as nearly half of the bundlers from her 2008 campaign, have given at least $10,000 to the foundation, either on their own or through foundations or companies they run.”