• Bill Clinton Defends Foreign Donations to Clinton Foundation

    March 12, 2015

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    Posted in: Democracy

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    See if you can spot what is wrong with this picture!

    Conflicts of Interest?

    We told you earlier about how during her term as Secretary of State, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation did not accept donations from foreign governments. Now, with Hillary as a pseudo-candidate for president, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation has started to accept donations from foreign governments.

    According to The Wall Street Journal, the foundation has already received funding from the United Arab Emirates (somewhere between $1 million and $5 million, the Clinton’s only report ranges), Saudi Arabia (total between $10 million and $25 million), and others.



    Bill Responds

    Some people raised concerns about the Clinton Foundation receiving such generous donations. Was the UAE and Saudi money simply because those nations believe in the good work the Foundation does, or were the donations a conflict of interest, an advance pay off, given that Clinton Foundation principle Hillary intends to be the next president?

    Because those questions can be so hard to parse out, Bill Clinton now explains.

    “My theory about all this is, disclose everything,” Clinton said at an event sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative University. “And then let people make their judgments.” Clinton did not explain how his “disclose everything” mantra seems in conflict with the foreign donations coming to light only after extensive media reporting, and how the full details still remain hidden because the Foundation refuses to disclose any further details, such as precise numbers.

    “I believe we have done a lot more good than harm,” he added. “And I believe this is a good thing.”

    “For example, the UAE gave us money,” Clinton said. “Do we agree with everything they do? No. But they are helping us fight ISIS and they built a great university with NYU, open to people around the world… Do I agree with all the foreign policy of Saudi Arabia? No.”

    Bill did not mention how the NYU UAE project is mired in accusations of near-slave labor conditions for some of its workers, or how NYU has bowed to the UAE to “scrub” its curriculum and campus policies to match local anti-democractic political beliefs.

    He also forgot to mention how the UAE pulled out of America’s ISIS bombing campaign after that Jordanian pilot was captured in December (the UAE has since re-entered the campaign in a limited way.)



    What is Wrong with This Picture

    But we began with a test: See if you can spot what is wrong with this picture. Got it yet?

    Bill never answered the key question regarding the foreign donations. Is it ethical for the Clinton Foundation to accept such generous foreign donations as Hillary prepares to run for president? Is there a conflict of interest? Why or why not?

    And there is the heart of the matter. When things begin to unfold around a Clinton, the “answers” and explanations do not seem to match the questions. It is almost as if we are meant to be… distracted.

    BONUS: Who was interviewing Bill in the interaction above? Why didn’t the interviewer probe a bit, maybe ask a follow-up question or two? The guy asking Bill about all this was Larry Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show.” Wilmore’s show purports to skewer politicians and pass satirical judgement on the news. Whether anyone likes it or not, a very large number of Americans now get their “news” from Comedy Central’s faux news shows. No conflict of interest evident there, with him pitching softballs at Clinton, right?




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    • John Poole said...

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      Can Bill run as Hillary’s vice? Is that how the American empire reaches a historical zenith of perverse folly?

      03/12/15 1:04 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      quote”Can Bill run as Hillary’s vice?”unquote

      You’re sick. 🙂 But man, talk about a reality show.(insert rolling eyes smiley here)

      So, now politicians can be influenced by virtue of contributions to their “foundations”. Don’t even need a lobbyist.

      Next the briber’s will blatantly just put wads of cash in the politicians inbox. Who needs Pac’s anymore. The public don’t care. Hell, at some point they’ll applaud it. Especially if it’s their candidate of choice.

      sheezusHchrist.. if buying influence was any more blatant they’d announce it in the NYT’s.

      03/12/15 2:02 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Hillary’s hand lovingly supporting Bill’s chin and cheek would need a full year’s worth of discussion at a psychiatric convention. The published results would still be refuted by their supporters.

      03/12/15 2:46 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      Watchya talkin’ Bout, John? It could be Any of $3 Bill’s Bimbo eruptions! Besides, if Willy’s Still BLACK; it’s All GOOD for Willmore!

      03/13/15 1:11 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      There is a perverse cooperative arrangement between Bubba and Hag Hillary. There’s probably a strange name for it in some dusty psychology tome under teratology.

      03/13/15 1:21 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Just a thought- Hillary keeps appearing at women’s empowerment conferences (for a fee of course). If those women don’t recognize her clear mental pathology they deserve an America were women are intellectually burked up and relegated to a permanent second class status. Hillary’s obsession with being POTUS is clearly pathological. She has compromised a normal woman’s conditions to achieve her goals. Accomodating a cheating husband means she needs the vindication of a victory in 2016 to assuage that embarrassing fact. Voting for her would be an act of betrayal for healthy womanhood.

      03/13/15 2:10 AM | Comment Link

    • Despite Hillary Clinton Promise, Her Charity Did Not Disclose Donors | Ghosts of Tom Joad - Peter Van Buren said...

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      […] aka The Clinton Foundation, have come under increasing scrutiny, particularly over their lack of overall transparency, and their acceptance of significant foreign government donations that some feel are little more […]

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