Now that President Donald Trump is being accused of all sort of misdeeds — although I think it’s limited to abuse of power at this point — because he asked Ukraine to investigate possibly corrupt practices by Joe and Hunter Biden, perhaps it’s time to revisit news about actual blatant corruption. It involved, who else, Hillary Clinton.
Back in 2016, the Clinton Foundation admitted that it received a “gift” from Qatar to the tune of $1 million while Hillary Clinton was U.S. Secretary of State. Although she promised to let the State Department review any new or significantly increased foreign donations, she (and her husband) failed to inform the agency of Qatar’s royal donation.
“Oops, sorry about that!”
According to Reuters, Qatari officials “pledged the money in 2011 to mark the 65th birthday of Bill Clinton.” They also wanted to meet Bill “in person the following year to present him the check.”
Yeah, right. As the Daily Wire’s editor-at-large, Josh Hammer, puts it: “Who among us has forgotten to report a million-dollar donation from the world’s number one funder of international Sunni Jihad?”
Who among us has forgotten to report a million-dollar donation from the world’s number one funder of international Sunni jihad? https://t.co/rpaarPMXrK
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) December 15, 2019
In typical Clinton modus operandi, Clinton Foundation officials initially refused to confirm the Qatar donation when asked about it by journalists. The admission only came, in 2016, when John Podesta’s emails were published by WikiLeaks. Among these emails was one sent to Podesta by a foundation official to inform Hillary’s presidential campaign chairman about the donation.
And that’s not all. Let’s quote Reuters:
At least eight other countries besides Qatar gave new or increased funding to the foundation, in most cases to fund its health project, without the State Department being informed, according to foundation and agency records. They include Algeria, which gave for the first time in 2010…
The State Department said it has no record of being asked by the foundation to review any increases in support by a foreign government.
If they want to investigate corruption — or “bribery,” as Democrats were saying until a few days ago — Democrats should start with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Something tells me there’s a whole lot to discover there.