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originally posted by: andrew778
This one is interesting also
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The one thing in here I feel strongly about is that she NOT include the part about meeting with other former secretaries and that they told her she should do this. I recognize that the boss will have to approve, but if she wants to include that, I'd say we should discuss with her. I worry it opens a major can of worms and deflects the heat in a potentially unhelpful way.
In 2011, the State Department cleared an enormous arms deal: Led by Boeing, a consortium of American defense contractors would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns over the kingdom's troublesome human rights record. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, Saudi Arabia had contributed $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, and just two months before the jet deal was finalized, Boeing donated $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to an International Business Times investigation released Tuesday.
The Saudi transaction is just one example of nations and companies that had donated to the Clinton Foundation seeing an increase in arms deals while Hillary Clinton oversaw the State Department. IBT found that between October 2010 and September 2012, State approved $165 billion in commercial arms sales to 20 nations that had donated to the foundation, plus another $151 billion worth of Pentagon-brokered arms deals to 16 of those countries—a 143 percent increase over the same time frame under the Bush Administration. The sales boosted the military power of authoritarian regimes such as Qatar, Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman, which, like Saudi Arabia, had been criticized by the department for human rights abuses. www.motherjones.com...
Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department
Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure -- derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) -- represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.
The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. These extra sales were part of a broad increase in American military exports that accompanied Obama’s arrival in the White House. The 143 percent increase in U.S. arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors compares to an 80 percent increase in such sales to all countries over the same time period.
American defense contractors also donated to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state and in some cases made personal payments to Bill Clinton for speaking engagements. Such firms and their subsidiaries were listed as contractors in $163 billion worth of Pentagon-negotiated deals that were authorized by the Clinton State Department between 2009 and 2012.
Information about high-level corruption involving the rulers of Washington's closest ally in north Africa was brought to the attention of the US consulate in Casablanca, Morocco's commercial capital, by a businessman in 2009, leading diplomats to describe "the appalling greed" of those close to King Mohammed VI.
According to the US report, decisions involving Omnium Nord Africain (ONA), a holding company owned by the king, are made only by the king and two of his powerful associates. "To have discussions with anyone else would be a waste of time," the head of the company is quoted as saying.
Royal involvement in business is a hot topic in Morocco but public discussion of it is sensitive. The US embassy in Rabat reported to Washington in a separate cable that "corruption is prevalent at all levels of Moroccan society". www.theguardian.com...
King of Morroco paid 12 million for access to Clinton through CGI
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: ReAdY2AsCeNd
And not just the Moroccon government:
A liberal human rights organization and several Republican lawmakers, for instance, are criticizing the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation for accepting donations from a Moroccan government-owned mining company, whose seven-figure sponsorship of this week’s gathering came amid growing scrutiny of foreign-government contributions to the charity.
The Morocco conference offers the latest examples of the Clinton Foundation accepting money from foreign entities. The event is sponsored by an array of global corporations, including the state-owned Office Cherifien des Phosphates, or OCP, which has given between $1 million and $5 million overall to the foundation and whose sponsorship of the Morocco conference was first reported by Politico.
“OCP’s operations in Western Sahara are only appropriate under international law if they are acting in the best interests of the people of Western Sahara, and right now they are not,” said David McKean, a senior program officer at the center. “The fact that OCP carries out its operations in Western Sahara so publicly seems intended to send the message that they feel they can do so with impunity.”
Other money comes from Akwa Group, a Moroccan conglomerate that focuses on oil and gas, and Channel IT, a telecom company founded in Nigeria that has extended its reach to 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Channel IT — which hosted a welcome reception for CGI attendees Tuesday in Marrakesh — is led by wealthy entrepreneur Bassim Haidar, a regular at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, who has signed on with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and bills himself as “Lebanon’s First Astronaut.”
Looks like several Moroccon/African energy companies also.
Looks like Morocco has been courted for some time:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) — In remarks delivered September 24 at the closing session of this year's Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that Morocco will host the first iteration of CGI Middle East & Africa in the spring of 2015.
Citing the 118 commitments totaling more than half a billion dollars that were made over the course of CGI Asia in 2008 and CGI Latin America in 2013, Secretary Clinton noted "what we can achieve when we take the show on the road and reach new partners." Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
"That Morocco was selected to host CGI's first-ever Middle East & Africa conference speaks to Morocco's regional leadership, stability, and strong private and public sector actors that are ready and willing to take on the leading issues of the day," said former US Ambassador to Morocco Edward M. Gabriel
I wonder if former Ambassador Gabriel is one of the Ambassadors noted in the DNC leaks?
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
Back in 2012, Hillary was pretty adamant about speaking with the King of Morocco:
From: Hanley, Monica R [mailto:HanleyMR@state.govj
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 06:33 PM
- The King of Morocco has not gotten back to us with a time but ops will try again when its a reasonable hour for the Moroccans.
--call w King should be scheduled so keep working w Huma
Oh, btw, she was also working on setting up a call with Eric Holder in this email chain and here, at least, indicates that she understands how to secure communications:
--I will speak to Holder. Does he need to speak secure? I can do either.
Bill Clinton's staff used a decades-old federal government program, originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to subsidize his family’s foundation and an associated business, and to support his wife’s private email server, a POLITICO investigation has found.
Taxpayer cash was used to buy IT equipment — including servers — housed at the Clinton Foundation, and also to supplement the pay and benefits of several aides now at the center of the email and cash-for-access scandals dogging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
This investigation, which is based on records obtained from the General Services Administration through the Freedom of Information Act, does not reveal anything illegal. But it does offer fresh evidence of how the Clintons blurred the line between their nonprofit foundation, Hillary Clinton’s State Department, and the business dealings of Bill Clinton and the couple’s aides. The thousands of pages of newly uncovered records reveal sometimes granular detail about how Bill Clinton’s representatives directed the spending of taxpayer cash allocated by the GSA under the Former President’s Act.
A new batch of emails released Tuesday is raising fresh questions about whether Clinton Foundation donors got preferential treatment from the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure at the top.
Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch released 44 new email exchanges which it says were not in the original 30,000 handed over to the State Department, despite the Democratic presidential nominee's claims she turned over all work-related emails amid the now-closed probe into her private server use.
The documents, produced as a result of the group's FOIA lawsuit, appear to challenge Clinton's insistence that there is "no connection" between her family foundation and her work at the department. www.foxnews.com...
However, a string of State Department emails from January 2011 -- made public through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Citizens United -- demonstrates that Clinton’s State Department did not separate itself from the Clinton Foundation but instead collaborated with it.
The US did not revoke Bellerive’s visa, and it is not clear whether the State Department contemplated doing so.
Bellerive was an important Bill Clinton ally. After the January 2010 earthquake, he worked with the State Department and inside the Haitian parliament to pass emergency legislation that created the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC). He and Clinton became its co-chairmen.
“Perhaps if former Saint Lucia minister Richard Frederick had donated money to the Clinton Foundation instead of resorting to the courts, he would have stood a better chance of resolving his own visa revocation issues,” said regional commentator Melanius Alphonse.
Caribbean News Now
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Pull up "clinton-foundation-vulnerabilities-master-doc-final.docx".
It's a 44 page DNC dossier on the Clinton Foundation. 'Single paragraph citations' start to finish from all mainstream news & official documents.
'FOBs': How Hillary's State Dept. Gave Special Attention to 'Friends of Bill' After Haiti Quake
In a series of candid email exchanges with top Clinton Foundation officials during the hours after the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake, a senior aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly gave special attention to those identified by the abbreviations “FOB” (friends of Bill Clinton) or “WJC VIPs” (William Jefferson Clinton VIPs).
“Need you to flag when people are friends of WJC,” wrote Caitlin Klevorick, then a senior State Department official who was juggling incoming offers of assistance being funneled to the State Department by the Clinton Foundation. “Most I can probably ID but not all.”
“Is this a FOB!” Klevorick writes later, when a Clinton Foundation aide forwards a woman’s offer of medical supplies. “If not, she should go to cidi.org,” she adds, directing the person deemed not to be a Clinton friend to a general government website.