The Clinton Foundation reportedly is seeing an increase in contributions from foreign governments after ending a self-imposed ban on such donations, raising new ethical questions as Hillary Clinton prepares for a possible 2016 presidential campaign. According to The Wall Street Journal, which cited the foundation’s online database, recent donors to the foundation include the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany, and a Canadian government agency promoting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
The foundation instituted a foreign gifts ban in 2009 after Hilllary Clinton was named Secretary of State by President Barack Obama. The Journal reports that the ban was not a total one, and some donations were permitted after receiving the approval of State Department ethics officials. Hillary Clinton re-joined the foundation after leaving the State Department in 2013 and has fronted a $250 million endowment campaign.
Ethics experts have told the Journal that the Foundation should re-imposed its ban while Hillary Clinton considers a possible White House bid.
In all, a tally by the Journal has found that the number of foreign donors doubled in 2014 from the previous year. The UAE donated between $1 million and $5 million last year, while the German government gave between $100,000 and $250,000. Repeat donors include Saudi Arabia, which has contributed at least $10 million since the foundation’s founding in 1999, and Australia, which has given at least $5 million.
“Ethics” my foot. The Clinton Foundation is now a blatant money-laundering and favor-currying operation designed to constantly increase the wealth of these two grifters. And she expects to get elected president, on top of everything. A criminal organization masquerading as a political party, indeed.