Video: Pay-for-play at Clinton Foundation for Haiti relief?

posted at 3:21 pm on April 24, 2015 by Ed Morrissey

It’s not the first time this allegation has arisen. A month ago, the Washington Post did some digging on the Clinton Foundation’s operations in Haiti and found evidence that the Clintons were more interested in making money for themselves and their cronies than in helping the Haitians. They put money in fancy hotels and business parks, and Hillary’s brother mysteriously appeared as one of the principals in a gold-mine operation. The Post acknowledged that author Peter Schweizer dug up that nugget, about which Bill Clinton claimed ignorance:

Controversy surrounding the Clintons only deepened with the recent revelation, contained in an upcoming book by Peter Schweizer, that Tony Rodham — Hillary Clinton’s younger brother — serves on the advisory board of a U.S.-based company that in 2012 won one of Haiti’s first two gold-mining permits in 50 years. After objection from the Haitian Senate, the permits have been placed on hold.

“Neither Bill Clinton nor the brother of Hillary Clinton are individuals who share the interests of the Haitian people,” said Samuel Nesner, an anti-mining activist who thinks mining poses great environmental risks and will mainly benefit foreign investors. “They are part of the elite class who are operating to exploit the Haitian people.”

Clinton Foundation officials said Bill Clinton had been unaware of Rodham’s involvement in the mine project. A spokesman for Hillary Clinton said she does not know the chief executive of the mine.

According to Fox News, the book Clinton Cash by Schweizer will have even more evidence of quid pro quo when it comes out in ten days (via Daniel Halper):

“Another bombshell set to drop on the growing scandal surrounding the Clintons. Fox News now learning about a direct connection between money flowing to the Clinton Foundation and the effort to rebuild a devastated Haiti in 2010,” said host Bill Hemmer.

“So both Hillary and Bill Clinton were on the ground in Haiti just days after that massive earthquake rocked that country. But the author of Clinton Cash is now claiming that to get one of the lucrative contracts to rebuild the country, you just had to have a ‘relationship with the Clintons,” host Martha MacCallum added.

This suggests that Schweizer found something more significant than the Tony Rodham gold-mine deal, or that perhaps it’s been further substantiated. The Washington Post report only has that as a true influence-peddling possibility in its story on Haiti, although the funding of all those high-end hotels and business parks certainly gives the impression that the Clintons were more interested in making their friends happy than with rebuilding Haiti for Haitians. If the Clinton Foundation acted to influence Haitian contracting on behalf of their contributors, which is what this appears to report, then it’s yet another level of corruption — but not the deepest or worst level, to be sure.

Michael Ramirez gives us a look at the real foundation of the Clinton Foundation for Investors Business Daily. It’s a pretty crooked enterprise:

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Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.


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Kaching!

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2015 at 3:23 PM

Perhaps the Three Clintons should visit Haiti to smooth things over.

Tsar of Earth on April 24, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Ironically, Haiti is the same dump of misery it was the day the disaster happened, with all the billions sent in, most of it controlled by the traitorous Clintons.

The Clintons will make the obamas trillionaires, via their treasonous affairs; thus, no one from Justice or the FBI will ever look into them.

Count also on the Congress to be as stupid, as always.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2015 at 3:25 PM

A month ago, the Washington Post did some digging on the Clinton Foundation’s operations in Haiti and found evidence that the Clintons were more interested in making money for themselves and their cronies than in helping the Haitians.

Surprise of the day. Not.

rbj on April 24, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Whitewater….it all started with whitewater. Remember how conservatives were accused by Hillary for setting whitewater as a fake scandal?

Oil Can on April 24, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Watch the Fox special at 22:00 Eastern.

It is still just the tip of the iceberg.

Whatever you do, please keep Hill-O-Beans in the race.

Warren is way more dangerous.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Bill heard that several Haitian brothels had collapsed in the earthquake, and he was just eager to help lift these young women up and get them back on top.

RBMN on April 24, 2015 at 3:29 PM

Congress: “Was there quid pro quo?”

Clintons: “I do not recall.”

Tsar of Earth on April 24, 2015 at 3:29 PM

The Trio Corruptodation spent 70 million on travel alone.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM

So the Clintons are just like the Looters in New Orleans right
after Katrina??

ToddPA on April 24, 2015 at 3:31 PM

I saw Chelsea speak, in a video, yesterday, and I needed a garbage can…to hurl. She sounds like Hillary on rabies.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2015 at 3:31 PM

How much God Damned rotten Filth can be contained in
two human beings is beyond me….

ToddPA on April 24, 2015 at 3:33 PM

Clinton sent me to Haiti once. Back in the 90’s.

wolly4321 on April 24, 2015 at 3:33 PM

…and he [Clinton] was just eager to help lift these young women up and get them back on top.

RBMN on April 24, 2015 at 3:29 PM

Oof. TMI. ;) Sort of like the mental image you get from “pay for play” in the title.

jwolf on April 24, 2015 at 3:33 PM

But the author of Clinton Cash is now claiming that to get one of the lucrative contracts to rebuild the country, you just had to have a ‘relationship with the Clintons,

Ambulance chasing taken to the most rotten extreme.

jmtham156 on April 24, 2015 at 3:34 PM

How much God Damned rotten Filth can be contained in
two human beings is beyond me….

ToddPA on April 24, 2015 at 3:33 PM

3…there’s the apple…

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2015 at 3:35 PM

A month ago, the Washington Post did some digging on the Clinton Foundation’s operations in Haiti and found evidence that the Clintons were more interested in making money for themselves and their cronies than in helping the Haitians.

When it comes to the Clintons, you should automatically start with the premise that they are lining their own pockets. After that everything else falls in line.

antipc on April 24, 2015 at 3:36 PM

The Clintons are disgusting, repulsive, amoral pieces of crap. Hopefully this drip-drip-drip continues until these slimeball crooks are forced to withdraw from the 2016 election.

Aizen on April 24, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Bill heard that several Haitian brothels had collapsed in the earthquake, and he was just eager to help lift these young women up and get them back on top.

RBMN on April 24, 2015 at 3:29 PM

On top of what? Bill’s manhood?

Steve Z on April 24, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Can I get HillBloc? This deluge of pictures of “The One Who Should Not Be Named” are causing me medical problems.

FOWG1 on April 24, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Bill and Hillary only lie and steal for the best of reasons.

Themselves.

profitsbeard on April 24, 2015 at 3:53 PM

How much did Anderson Cooper pay to go play with those little Haitian boys? -Harry Reid

Flange on April 24, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Familiar with an orginizaton that does charity work in Haiti, and basically told the money (no surprise) did not go to those it was meant to help, and that the Clinton;s act as though they own Haiti and are not liked by the locals.

disguted by the elites on April 24, 2015 at 3:56 PM

It’s like Hillary is just in it for the money and wants to get some payback on the D party at the same time, for stabbing her in the back in 2008…all these scandals and the entire pro forma campaign she is running, plus all the money rolling in for said campaign…

Its like she is trying to drain coffers of donors, shaft any potential rivals by squatting on their turf and getting her talking points bombed, and then she will just have one scandal too many and quit. The day after the major primary application filings are due.

Almost like a plan or something.

ajacksonian on April 24, 2015 at 3:58 PM

I wonder if Hillary would fit into Susan Mcdougal’s orange jumpsuit?

meci on April 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Ambulance chasing taken to the most rotten extreme.

jmtham156 on April 24, 2015 at 3:34 PM

“Never let a crisis go to waste” is the progressive left motto I guess.

KW64 on April 24, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Edited for accuracy…

Ambulance chasing taken to the most rotten Rodham extreme.

jmtham156 on April 24, 2015 at 3:34 PM

yaedon on April 24, 2015 at 6:23 PM

I wonder if Hillary would fit into Susan Mcdougal’s orange jumpsuit?

meci on April 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM

I’m sure us taxpayers could afford her an orange pantsuit or two.

jcmorris on April 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM

I can see why Putin and friends roll their eyes when they get moral lectures from people they have already bribed.

David Blue on April 25, 2015 at 2:34 AM

About finished with Clinton Cash…these people have no shame. I would love to hear a debate between Carly Fiorina and Hillary. Carly is outstanding. I can actually understand what she says, and imagine this, SHE ANSWERS QUESTIONS! She understands business. She understands people. She understands economics. Listening to her makes me realize what a complete joke politicians like Hillary, Harry Reid, and Elizabeth Warren are. They’ve been in the business way too long, have overstayed their welcome, and no longer have anything to offer. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are another two, who, although people may not like what they hear, speak a truth from their perspective that is not gobbly-gook.

georgekaplan on June 21, 2015 at 7:07 PM