The other email problem: Clinton Foundation got millions from Middle Eastern countries while she was SecState

The other fallout from Hillary’s little email problem is what it’s uncovering about the Clinton Foundation’s payola from foreign governments – while she was Secretary of State.

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? Saudi Arabia isn’t exactly the poster child for women’s rights.

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. Oops.

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. But it’s questionable whether the donors had truly charitable intentions.

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.”

“Many of the foundation’s biggest donors are foreigners who are legally barred from giving to U.S. political candidates. A third of foundation donors who have given more than $1 million are foreign governments or other entities based outside the United States, and foreign donors make up more than half of those who have given more than $5 million.”

You’d think that countries like the Dominican Republic might want to keep their pesos at home to combat those initiatives rather than contributing to the Clintons, but maybe they’re getting ready for Hillary too.

By the way, I served in Congressman West’s congressional office, so I also know a little something about “.gov” emails. I carried both my iPhone and the government-issued Blackberry. In order to access my government email account from a home computer, I was issued another small electronic key device which generated a rolling security code that had to be entered within a certain amount of time on the web log-in page. It was made very clear during the ethics training I attended what could and could not be discussed using the official email address.

Ethics training? Sure seems like Hillary managed to skip that, but I guess what difference, at this point, does it make?

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sirgarruovl
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and you would have to wonder just what did she promise these nations to get such gifts???

Harold Patterson
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She promised them a gold mine but all they’ll get is the shaft.

Uncle Ruckus
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ETHICS?? Like the GUARDIAN FUND collecting over 6 million dollars while spending over 4 millions on FUNDRAISING?? Those type of ETHICS??

Dellburt
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No, like Al the master race baiter Sharpton collecting race card money and not paying taxes!

Brendan
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Keep deflecting.
Al Sharpton is a lowlife race-baiting opportunistic huckster.

Those are the only words I can post on this forum to describe that divisive lowlife.

But what does Sharpton’s misdeeds have to do with defending Allen West’s?

Andy Martin
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West doesn’t claim to represent all blacks or any blacks. Al does.

Brendan
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So what?
Al Sharpton being a lying opportunistic piece of filth doesn’t make it okay for Allen West to raid the Guardian fund.
Pointing out someone else’s bad behavior doesn’t excuse his.
I agree that Sharpton is a lowlife

Andy Martin
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So you suck ace pimp Al’s joint. Typical liberal slime. And West raids the fund? Care to prove that pimp licker? https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00493221 2014 PAC Summary Data Select a Cycle: 2014 2012 2010 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 Total Receipts$6,494,338Total Spent$6,183,176Begin Cash on Hand$8,687End Cash on Hand$319,849Debts$0Independent Expenditures$1,707,253Date of last reportDecember 31, 2014 2014 PAC Contribution DataContributions from this PAC to federal candidates (list recipients) (0% to Democrats, 100% to Republicans)$70,000Contributions to this PAC from individual donors of $200 or more ( list donors)$1,460,460
Brendan
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HAHAAH… thanks for providing a link that proves my point.
Now dod the math on that and you might notice a pretty big discrepancy and a lot of missing money

Andy Martin
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Missing money? How stupid are you? The report shows more cash on hand than what he stated with at the beginning of the year. So what’s missing idiot? You’re officially the dope of the day now Brenda! LOL!

Brendan
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wow… so you think $319,849 is more than $6,494,338?
That’s impressive math.
Yes, dummy… of course he ended with more cash than he began with… but you are ignoring over 6 million in donations.

They account for about 2 million of that as contributing to Republican candidates.
where did the other four million go?

Andy Martin
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Hey stooopid…………….Begin Cash on Hand $8,687, End Cash on Hand $319,849. $319,849 equals……..Total Receipts $6,494,338 minus Total Spent $6,183,176. What kind of phhukin idiot are you in real life? What is being hidden you dumb slob? LOL! Sit yer dumb azz down Brenda.

Brendan
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Why are you ignoring the six million, you moron?

Andy Martin
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LOL moron! I put both 6mil + figures in the post. Total Receipts $6,494,338 minus Total Spent $6,183,176.Idiot.

Brendan
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You’re getting warmer.
Now here is some simple math for you.
If the fund was designed to be used to contribute to candidates that West deemed worthy… and only 2 million was given to the campaigns of worthy candidates… yet the fund spent 6 million… where did 4 million go?

Andy Martin
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What are you blabbering about now? Go back to the link I gave you and show me what is not accounted for. You ran your mouth about the 6 mil figure and I kicked your dumb ass on that. So what is he hiding idiot?

Brendan
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Simple math.
Look at how much they spent… just over six million.
Then look at how much they gave to republican candidates… Around two million.

So what did they spend the other four million on?
Where did that go?

Andy Martin
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Where is he hiding any money moron? All accounted for. Take a friggin accounting class you dick.

Brendan
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Simple question. The guardian fund was set up so that Mr Wet could give money to the campaigns of candidates that he felt were worthy. The fund amassed over 6 million and spent almost all six million. two million was spent as contributions to campaigns. What was the other four million spent on? where did the four million go? Did he spend it as a salary for himself? It seems that only one third of money donated to his fund was used for its stated purpose… what happened to the other two thirds? Did he need four million to think… Read more »
Andy Martin
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It’s in the fund stupid. Can you read? You’re a typical Common Core genius.

Andy Martin
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Hey unc suck balls, response to one one your pathetic candidates sleeping with the enemy.

Uncle Ruckus
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another homosexual reference

Andy Martin
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Fist yourself.

CheetoBuster
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The Clintons are corrupt?? Say it isn’t so….LOL

Jeff Dyer
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Lest we not forget, Hillary was fired from a House Services Committee investigating Watergate in the 70’s (hard to image for those who weren’t around way back then I’m sure) for “…being an unethical, dishonest lawyer who conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.” Let’s not even touch on her improprieties since then. Once a thieving liar, always a thieving liar I say. Some things never change. So you still want to vote for Hillary because, what, she’s female? Certainly not on her track record of course.… Read more »
Donald McGuinness
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Thanks. I keep trying to remind people of this. But nobody seems to remember or pay attention. There is so much crime surrounding this woman that it is unbelievable that she has not been tared and feathered and rode out of DC on a rail, long ago.

Brendan
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So where’s the violation Mr West?
Did any of the money donated to the Clinton Foundation that was marked for international relief find its way into Hilliary’s campaign funds?

If not… then no, there is no ethics violation.

Asking wild accusatory questions is not the same as there actually being any wrongdoing.

Cinda Anderson
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The wrong doing is accepting millions during her time as Secretary of state, private email, the list goes on, and o and on, and on.

Brendan
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She did not accept any money.
the money went top the foundation… the foundation used it on various programs.
None of it went to the Clintons themselves.

Donald McGuinness
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You sound so sure. Are you involved with the Clinton foundation? And No I am not. But I think questions need to be asked in the light of past performance by the Clinton’s and scandals that surrounded them.

Brendan
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i am only sure because, for all the questions and digging that has already occurred, there has been nothing to suggest that any of it went into their pockets and that the money was, in fact, used on the programs the foundation runs around the world. I agree with you that questions should always be asked and investigations should be conducted. The allegation made in this article is that she may have been influenced by the contribution to the foundation, not that she received any money herself. My comment above was in direct response to another person who wrongly claimed… Read more »
Donald McGuinness
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I am sorry but you have not answered my question. Are you involved with the Clinton foundation? Again you say you are sure. As if you are one of the accountants, or one of the investigators.
I believe the digging has not yet began. From what I have seen, much more digging needs to be done. We can not, yet, be SURE of anything.

Brendan
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Ah… i see where you’re going with this. Guilty until proven innocent, right? No.. I am not involved in the Clinton Foundation. And am i correct in guessing that your response to that will be that then there is no way for me to be certain that they did not somehow funnel millions directly to the Clintons? If that is your reasoning, then any wild accusation against anyone should be accepted as true. And you are incorrect in your assumption that the digging has not begun. It most certainly has. The money is accounted for. I’m guessing you feel the… Read more »
Donald McGuinness
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No, Your assumptions are incorrect and you seem to be a bit defensive on the matter. I presume anyone to be innocent until PROVEN guilty. All of the investigation has not been completed, thus any assumption of innocence or guilt is equally wrong. So making a statement that you are SURE is made in the void of a complete investigation. When I say the digging has not yet begun, maybe is incorrectly put. What I should have said was that all of the digging has a long way to go before it proves any guilt OR innocence. And you are… Read more »
Harold Patterson
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Where’s the violation? Don’t wait for the IRS to audit the Clinton’s, they’re too busy trying to get rid of conservative groups ala Lois Lerner. Don’t start the red herring that there is no evidence. Every time the IRS claims all the emails have been turned over to Congress they suddenly discover thousands more that were overlooked. It would be great if the IRS had to beg for documents from law abiding citizens.

Brendan
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What does the IRS have to do with this?

Harold Patterson
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You can’t be this dense by accident. The FEC calls in the IRS in to see if any campaign finance laws were violated. Following so far? If the laws were violated, then the FEC takes action. Since this is Bubba and the Hildabeest, it won’t happen.

Brendan
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Wow… that was utterly stupid.
You should know what you’re talking about before you call other people dense.

None of this has anything to do with campaign laws you moron.
So not only does this have nothing to do with the IRS… it also has nothing to do with the FEC.
this didn’t involve any campaign.

That was incredibly stupid.

Harold Patterson
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We’ll see Einstein. Just follow the money.

Brendan
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Knowing that this had nothing to do with the FEC doesn’t make me Einstein… it just means I know how to read.

Andy Martin
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Hey slob. He said one of them violated ethics rules with Obama.

Brendan
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Perhaps you should read the Washington Post article that Allen West referenced.
There was no ethics violation on the part of Hillary Clinton.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/foreign-governments-gave-millions-to-foundation-while-clinton-was-at-state-dept/2015/02/25/31937c1e-bc3f-11e4-8668-4e7ba8439ca6_story.html?postshare=3671424911701912

Andy Martin
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n the news Donation to Clinton Foundation while Hillary was secretary of state violated ethics agreement, report says Fox News‎ – 1 day agoThe Clinton Foundation was on the defensive Wednesday after disclosing that it had … Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept. Washington Post‎ – 1 day ago Report: Clinton Foundation Violated Donation Ethics While Hillary Was in Office | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com Algemeiner‎ – 20 hours agoMore news for hillary ethics violation ‘Open-air bribery’: Will Hillary answer for Clinton … – Twitchy twitchy.com/…/open-air-bribery-will-hillary-answer-for-clinton-foundati… 1 day ago – It’s interesting that… Read more »
Brendan
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Try reading those articles.
The alleged ethics violation wasn’t against Hillary

Andy Martin
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Sure they were.

Brendan
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read

Andy Martin
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Read……………..

The Clinton Foundation was on the defensive Wednesday after disclosing that it had accepted millions of dollars from several foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, including one donation that violated the foundation’s ethics agreement with the Obama administration.

Brendan
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thanks for proving my point.
The ethics violation wasn’t against Hillary.
It was against the Foundation, before she joined the Foundation.

Cinda Anderson
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You are the one naive, the foundation is the Clintons .

Brendan
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No… none of that money goes to the Clintons.

Andy Martin
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LOL! So Hillary is playing stupid like you are? Thanks for proving MY point. Now go kiss Hillary’s joint………….

http://liminalities.net/2-1/sdcp/images/hillary.gif

Brendan
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Sorry kid… your ignorance is shining.
the violation was on the part of members of a foundation she hadn’t even joined yet.
Nice try kid.

George Lortz
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How the F–k did you get in the Army with 1 arm? Have you ever heard the phrase ‘one hand washes the other’ ? Gee, if I donate money to this organization, who has the Sec.of State as one of the principals (CLINTON foundation),,maybe I’ll be treated better than someone who didn’t donate. Your ignorance is explained by the fact that your profile lists you as a native N.Yer. Enjoy your SAFE act.

Andy Martin
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Sit down [email protected] You shill for criminals.

Uncle Ruckus
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Hey allen….why aren’t you speaking at the LOONFEST called C-PAC?? Weren’t invited?? Conservatives believe you are too NUTTY for them??

CheetoBuster
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Why do you support corruption?

SubSumeYou
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Ruckus is an instigator trolling boarfd.

OhioGolfer
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She’s a liar and a crook….no wonder she’s a democrat.

CheetoBuster
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The Clinton’s are so corrupt even the far left have had enough of them! What about the 6 billion she lost??

banger377
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She always looks like she is reading off a teleprompter on the back of her cornea’s. What a small minded phony.