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The Clinton Foundation’s donor disclosure site vastly understated support that the Clinton Global Initiative received from APCO Worldwide, a global communications firm that lobbied on behalf of Russia’s state-owned nuclear company.
The site, created to detect conflicts of interest for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton because of her family’s various charitable efforts, shows APCO gave between $25,000 and $50,000 over the last decade.
But according to interviews and internal documents reviewed by The Hill, APCO was much more generous and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in pro-bono services and in-kind contributions to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) between 2008 and 2016.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: xuenchen Wow xue, I want to ask a somewhat personal question. Do you have nightmares about the Clintons? Did they touch you? It's ok to talk about it here. Nothing leaves ATS. EVER.....
APCO Worldwide is an independent global public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. With more than 600 employees in 35 worldwide locations, it is also the second largest independently owned PR firm in the United States. Wikipedia
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
Revenue: 119.9 million USD (2016)
Founder: Margery Kraus
Number of employees: 680
Subsidiaries: StrawberryFrog, Apco Worldwide Ltd, MORE
Ms. Margery Kraus founded APCO Worldwide, Inc. in 1984 and serves as its Executive Chairman. Ms. Kraus served as Chief Executive Officer of Apco Worldwide Inc until January 1, 2015. She has broad exposure to companies from all over the world. She served as the Chairman of Council of Public Relations Firms, The since October 2009. She served as the President of APCO Worldwide, Inc. Ms. Kraus has been a Trustee of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company since March 30, 2004. She serves as a Trustee of Institute for Public Relations. Ms. Kraus serves as Member of the International Advisory Board of Group Menatep Limited. She serves as a Director of The Creative Coalition Inc. She sits on the advisory board of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as the steering committee of the school's Center for Executive Women. Ms. Kraus served on Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Policyowners' Examining Committee (POEC). Her achievements in the field of public affairs and public relations have been recognized through a number of prestigious awards, including the 2001 International PR Professional of the Year by PRWeek. She has authored numerous articles in the field of public affairs management and is a guest lecturer throughout the world. Prior to the creation of APCO, She assisted in establishing the Close Up Foundation, a multi-million dollar education foundation sponsored in part by the United States Congress and serves as its Board Member. She serves on a number of other institutional and corporate boards and committees which include the Public Affairs Council, the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation, the International Management and Development Institute and she is chair of the Governmental Relations Committee of the Council of PR Firms. She served as a Director at Quartet Merger Corporation since June 2013. She serves as a Member of International Advisory Board of GML Limited. She serves as a Trustee of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of NML Variable Annuity Account A. In addition, She is a member of the board of trustees of American University, the advisory board of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University and the Council on American Politics of the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. Ms. Kraus served as the Director of Council of Public Relations Firms until October 2010., The. Ms. Kraus was also named one of the 50 “Women Who Mean Business” at Washington Business Journal in 2004. Ms. Kraus holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Political Science and Public Law from the American University.
Geraldine B. Laybourne
The Creative Coalition Inc.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like some more possible Russian connections to the Clinton Foundation.
Apparently the CF had to make disclosures of who donates and how much.
There was some kind of "agreement" reached to provide "transparency" because Hillary Clinton was designated to be Secretary of State.
Seems they understated amounts because of "in kind" services donated (i.e. not cash).
Confusing, but something has been uncovered. Undoubtedly something sinister.