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Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Mr. Giustra was in hot pursuit of an exclusive deal to tap them.
Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his luxuriously appointed MD-87 jet that day was a former president of the United States, Bill Clinton.
Within two days, corporate records show that Mr. Giustra also came up a winner when his company signed preliminary agreements giving it the right to buy into three uranium projects controlled by Kazakhstan’s state-owned uranium agency, Kazatomprom.
The monster deal stunned the mining industry, turning an unknown shell company into one of the world’s largest uranium producers in a transaction ultimately worth tens of millions of dollars to Mr. Giustra, analysts said.
Just months after the Kazakh pact was finalized, Mr. Clinton’s charitable foundation received its own windfall: a $31.3 million donation from Mr. Giustra that had remained a secret until he acknowledged it last month. The gift, combined with Mr. Giustra’s more recent and public pledge to give the William J. Clinton Foundation an additional $100 million, secured Mr. Giustra a place in Mr. Clinton’s inner circle, an exclusive club of wealthy entrepreneurs in which friendship with the former president has its privileges.
Frank Giustra, Cairman (01-07) Endeavour Financial
Endeavour Financial Ltd.
9 September 1997 (about 19 years ago)
10 November 2010
Non-distributing corporation with 50 or fewer shareholders
1700 PARK PLACE
666 BURRARD STREET
Canada Business Corporations Act - 1992-02-28
2800594 CANADA INC.
ENDEAVOUR FINANCIAL CORPORATION
Inactive Directors / Officers
BILL KOUTSOURAS, director
DOUGLAS J. BOWLBY, director
Fiore Management & Advisory Corp.
17 November 2010 (almost 6 years ago)
Non-distributing corporation with 50 or fewer shareholders
666 BURRARD STREET
SUITE 1700, PARK PLACE
Canada Business Corporations Act - 2010-11-10
Endeavour Capital & Advisory (Canada) Ltd.
Endeavour Financial Ltd.
Endeavour Management Services (Canada) Ltd.
Directors / Officers
Gordon Keep, director
The 57-year-old Giustra, who bears the haircut of Caesar, the stature of Napoleon, and was described to The Daily Caller as a “puppet-master,” has interests in a wide variety of industries — including the film industry and the olive oil business. But his main interest is in mining, and he has made millions investing in shell companies in the industry and turning them for massive profit. Technically, Giustra is the CEO of Fiore Financial, but he is heavily involved and invested in numerous companies, including Endeavour Financial, and its offshoot, the Cayman Islands-based Endeavour Mining.
Frank's entrepreneurial successes also include the founding of Lionsgate Entertainment, now one of the world's largest independent film companies.
I wanted to follow up with you on a major project we are working on - > the executive search for the CEO of CGSGI. We have retained Russell > Reynolds for the search, and we are working with Annie Simonds from > their Washington DC office. They have identified a number of viable > candidates and we are scheduled to conduct in-person interviews in NY > on December 7th and 8th, with follow up interviews on December 19th and 20th.
Another alternative could be to reschedule the interviews for January, > but the objective has been to move this along at an aggressive pace as > Frank Giustra is very eager to fill this position (it has been vacant > since mid-year). Once we agree on the second-round candidates, we > could also fly the candidates out to San Francisco where Eric is based.
Chief Human Resources Officer at William J. Clinton Foundation
Greater New York City Area Executive Office
Clinton Foundation, ORBIS International, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
“CGSGI works with the mining industry, local and national governments, and other non-governmental organizations to enable sustainable growth in countries where the mining sector plays a significant role,” the memorandum notes. “It is funded by significant commitments from Frank Giustra, Carlos Slim, Lukas Lundin and various mining related entities.”
On another front, the Washington Post reported yesterday that Giustra formed in Canada a charity, the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP), that evaded the State Department ethics agreement by concealing the names of some 1,100 donors. According to the Post, the CGEP “has spent nearly $30 million in current U.S. dollars since 2007; and nearly $25 million of that spending has gone directly to the Clinton Foundation.”
Shaking down the mining industry for donations to “sustainable growth” is a beautiful scam, truly Clintonian in its slickness. But we now know that Frank Giustra probably had the last laugh. News reports say Giustra himself donated more than $31 million to the Clinton Foundation since the mid-2000s—a relationship that greased the skids for huge profits in his deals for Kazakh uranium and Colombian energy.
It’s hard to imagine someone arguing that funding should be cut off for the more than 8 million people getting access to live-saving HIV/AIDS medicine in more than 70 countries, the nearly 40,000 farmers in Malawi, Tanzania, and Rwanda trying to earn a better living or the reduction of 33,500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.”
I'm glad they only had one child...
One day, according to Payne, he was walking through the second-floor private kitchen when an agent walked in behind him waiting to escort Chelsea to Sidwell Friends, the private school she attended in northwest Washington. Chelsea was on the phone.
“Oh, I’ve got to go,” she told her friend. “The pigs are here.”
The agent turned “crimson,” Payne recalls. “Ms. Clinton, I want to tell you something. My job is to stand between you, your family, and a bullet. Do you understand?”
She replied: “Well, that’s what my mother and father call you.”
Now, new WikiLeaks emails reveal additional details behind the the man, Eric Braverman, who was brought in as CEO by Chelsea to change the controversial practices of the Foundation but abruptly resigned a short time later after being pushed out by long-time Clinton loyalists who had apparently grown very comfortable with the status quo.
Below is the new email exchange which begins when Neera Tanden warns John Podesta to "keep tabs on Doug Band" who she assumed was the insider who told NBC to "follow the money and find the real HRC scandal." Interestingly, John Podesta writes back quickly to identify the real source as former Clinton Foundation CEO Eric Braverman which seems to be shocking to Tanden who replies simply, "Holy Moses."
Ironically, Braverman's resignation also came shortly after the following email from Huma Abedin showing that Hillary directly approached the King of Morocco to host a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. In return, the King had promised "$12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting." Huma concludes her email by saying "she [Hillary] created this mess and she knows it."
So was this the questionable "contribution from foreign governments with lax oversight" that ultimately caused Braverman to resign?
More importantly, where is Eric Braverman now? Clearly, at one point, Braverman expressed some interest in exposing the deep corruption within the Clinton Foundation...now, with all of the new WikiLeaks disclosures, would seem like an opportune time to do just that.
Eric Braverman was chief executive officer of the Clinton Foundation from 2013 to 2015. At the Foundation, Braverman led an effort to help ensure long-term sustainability—securing an endowment, transforming the organization’s use of data, establishing governance practices to reflect changing laws and public expectations, consolidating entities, and creating professional development for staff.
Previously, Braverman served as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he advised leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors on strategy, organization, and operations. Named by Fortune magazine in 2010 as one of the “40 Most Influential Leaders in Business” worldwide under 40 years old, Braverman co-founded McKinsey’s public sector practice and directed its work on government innovation globally. He also served as an advisor on performance management and technology for President Obama's transition team in 2008.
Braverman is a frequent speaker on government at events, conferences, and seminars around the world—both in academic and practitioner-oriented settings—focusing particularly on innovation in government and the importance of partnership between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to improve lives.
Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale
Greater New York City Area
Clinton Foundation, McKinsey & Company
Yale Law School
originally posted by: TheLastOmen
I am posting to reach post count to share some very important information and make a new thread to get it on the live feed with everyone regarding the current state of affairs.
This should NOT be taken lightly. /pol/ is currently in the process of researching the underground Swiss base mentioned in said post.
Cheryl has offered to host us at her office in Chevy Chase. >> So final details are: >> >> 12:00pm >> Sunday, Feb 2 >> Artemis Real Estate 5404 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 410, Chevy Chase, MD.
Q: Any other exorbitantly rich families we should be looking into other than the obvious Rockefeller, Rothschilds, Saudi senpai etc.
A: Gates, Buffett, Soros, African kings, the Royal family.
I am researching all the emails from Philip Munger in the #PodestaEmails
Here was his debate advice:
Philip R. Munger
Address: Lives and/or works in New York, NY .
Philip R. Munger personal relations:
Charles T. Munger - son
Other current Philip R. Munger relationships:
Organizing for Action - advisory board co-chair
Philip R. Munger past relationships:
White House state dinner (10/18/2016) - invited guest
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation - funder
Organizing for Action - contributor
Priorities USA Action - contributor
Other current Charles T. Munger relationships:
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. - vice chairman
As an example of this, the ties from The Clinton Foundation
to HSBC, and UBS...not so easy to trace the money
from clients of these banks to The Foundation.
.@HillaryClinton chair advising her 2 kiss up 2 fmr Pres Of UBS Banks & Obama adviser who wants "direct relationship w/ u" #PodestaEmails17
Below is a list of key vulberability points for consideration. John, I added some important process questions at the end per our discussion this morning.
*Donations and candidate participation*
- Money from foreign governments
- Domestic or foreign individual donors with vetting issues (i.e. the campaign and foundation should agree on vetting criteria and jointly discuss any donors who fall outside the criteria)
- HRC attending Foundation events
- HRC's name remaining in the Foundation name
- Travel on corporate or donated planes (these should be vetted against SD and Senate work)
- Especially lavish/high-end hotels for events
- Overseas events with foreign leaders or government officials
- If the Foundations issue reports that are critical of its own progress or indicate that there may not have been progress on projects
- Potential conflicts from overseas-owned organizations (UK and Sweeden)
*Process questions *
- Who presents information to HRC and the family on vulnerabilities and press issues?
- Who needs to be engaged in discussing press matters regarding the foundation?
- Who has the ultimate say on press language? Who is engaged in the sign off process? (note: the Foundation will be the on the record voice on Foundation issues)
- Is the campaign engaged in discussing Foundation donor vetting?
- Is the campaign engaged in discussing Foundation operations like foreign events, domestic events to avoid vulnerabilities?