• Colombian Oil Money, Moroccan Cash, Flows into Clinton Foundation

    April 10, 2015

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    The flow of money from foreign governments seeking influence over Candidate/President Hillary Clinton continues at a steady pace; get used to it folks, it could be a long eight years of influence-buying.


    And have you money ready people, and step right up! No need to push and shove, there’s enough sleaze available for everyone!



    Moroccan Cash

    We start with the most current example, a $1 million donation from OCP, a phosphate exporter owned by Morocco’s leaders, to hold a high-profile conference next month in Marrakech. According to Clinton Foundation records, OCP previously donated between $1 million and $5 million to the charity in 2013.

    The OCP firm’s CEO is Mostafa Terrab, who also lobbied on behalf of the Kingdom of Morocco in 2013 and 2014, according to Justice Department records. Terrab filed papers under the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act showing that he worked for Morocco between November 2013 and May 2014, advising Moroccan government officials and helping them prepare for meetings with U.S. officials about economic development issues relating to Africa.

    Hillary is currently still scheduled to appear at what is called the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East and Africa Meeting, on May 5-7. Even if Hillary bows out, Bill and Chelsea will join Moroccan King Mohammed. Who else is expected? Executives from OCP and Coca-Cola, as well as the presidents of Rwanda and Tanzania, and senior officials from the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

    Who are these nice folks Hillary will be hanging out with? The president of Rwanda, according to Human Rights Watch, heads a country where “freedom of expression and association remain tightly controlled. The government obstructed opposition parties and independent civil society organizations, and threatened its critics. Parliamentary elections resulted in an overwhelming majority for the ruling party, with no meaningful challenge. The leadership of one of the last remaining independent human rights organizations was taken over by pro-government elements.”

    Given Hillary’s campaign meme of support for women and girls, she probably already knows that “child marriage in Tanzania limits girls’ access to education and exposes them to serious harm. Human Rights Watch documented cases in which girls as young as seven were married.”

    At least everyone will have plenty to talk about as they stand around counting the money.

    So how’d the Clinton’s get hooked up with all these nice folks? OCP, the company who shelled out the $1 million on behalf of the government of Morocco, was connected with the Clinton Foundation by longtime Clinton supporter Stuart Eizenstat, of the powerhouse law firm Covington and Burling, which represents OCP in Washington.

    Eizenstat is a major Democratic donor who maxed out to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and gives generously himself to the Clinton Foundation. And small world — During Clinton’s State Department years, OCP paid a team led by Eizenstat $760,000 to lobby federal agencies. Eizenstat previously served as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, among other jobs, in the Bill Clinton administration. Oh, and remember Coca Cola, who’ll be at the conference? Eizenstat sits on their International Advisory Board.


    Colombian Oil Money

    According to International Business Times, as union leaders and human rights activists conveyed reports of labor violence to then-Secretary of State Clinton in late 2011 (the photo shows Clinton on a visit to Colombia as Secretary), urging her to pressure the Colombian government to protect labor organizers, she responded with silence. The State Department publicly praised Colombia’s progress on human rights, thereby permitting hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aid to flow to the same Colombian military that labor activists say helped intimidate workers.

    At the same time that Clinton’s State Department was lauding Colombia’s human rights record, her family was forging a financial relationship with Pacific Rubiales, the sprawling Canadian petroleum company at the center of Colombia’s labor strife. The Clintons were also developing commercial ties with the oil giant’s founder, Canadian financier Frank Giustra, who now occupies a seat on the board of the Clinton Foundation.

    IBT claims after millions of dollars were pledged by the oil company to the Clinton Foundation, supplemented by millions more from Giustra himself, Secretary Clinton abruptly changed her position on the controversial U.S.-Colombia trade pact.

    Having opposed the deal as a bad one for labor rights back when she was a presidential candidate in 2008, Clinton promoted it as Secretary of State, calling it “strongly in the interests of both Colombia and the United States.” The change of heart by Clinton and other Democratic leaders enabled congressional passage of a Colombia trade deal that experts say delivered big benefits to foreign investors like Giustra.

    The examples of Morocco and Colombia are only the most recent; read more about the way money flows from foreign governments and corporate donors through the Clinton charities.




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    • Rich Bauer said...

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      04/10/15 9:02 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Chelsea’s husband’s mother is now part of the Clinton power strategy. She’s on the board of some foreign corp which is hoping to milk the EB-5 visa racket via a building project in the Chinatown district of Philadelphia. Gotta love that EB-5 thingee which is clearly better than Huns and Visigoths pillaging and rampaging.

      04/10/15 11:17 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      But for US serfs, 0bama the Hun is facilitating the Visagoth hordes’ illegal immigration campaign of rampaging across the borders AND pillaging our remaining RE$ERVE$!

      04/10/15 5:19 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      To be historically fair we should give Texas, California, Arizona, and New Mexico back to Mexico. We took it from them in the most nefarious manner. They didn’t discern our Manifest Destiny thingee until it was too late.

      04/10/15 5:28 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Mexico controlled Texas (not convincingly enough I guess) and after being fed up with gringos flooding into Texas from the East closed the borders. Americans then started “sneaking” into Texas illegally. Geez- So the gringos were the first “undocumented” ones?

      04/10/15 5:46 PM | Comment Link

    • starknakedtruth said...

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      Mr. Poole…

      We, (in reference to the collective US) don’t have to deed back anything. Trust me when I say, a whole bunch of folks that now reside in the Southwest at the invitation of Obozo never recognized the sovereign border between the US and Mexico anyway.

      And if you’ve never traveled to any of the border regions, allow me to fill you in on a few little secrets… US public schools located within 10 miles of the border are chock full of Mexican kids and they thank you for your tax payer contribution allowing them to attend. Really, they do.

      Furthermore, most of the retail stores, restaurants, and hotels along the border in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas are staffed with folks who also cross the border everyday to work in the US. They are paid in cash and under the table. They pay no taxes, but are now welcomed with open arms and an outstretched hand, insomuch as our Welcome Wagon Prezzy has gifted all comers with tax payer ID cards, access to free medical care and a sack full of other social services goodies. Why on earth would these same folks physically move from the homeland when they don’t have to?

      Ain’t ‘Merika great????

      04/10/15 7:02 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Sovereign borders are so passé if indeed they ever existed. So if one’s great great grandfather lived in “New” Mexico as a Mexican circa 1840 then any offspring who eventually found themselves in Mexico proper would be repatriating themselves by living in
      New Mexico. Fair enough.

      04/10/15 7:38 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Sounds like they don’t need no steenkin’ badges to game the system. Sounds grim.

      04/10/15 9:48 PM | Comment Link

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