Surprise: Most Clinton Foundation donors got larger weapons deals from Hillary’s State Department

posted at 11:21 am on May 26, 2015 by Allahpundit

Of 20 nations that donated to the Foundation, 17 had more robust weapons transactions in the three fiscal years that State was led by Hillary than in the last three years of the previous administration. How do you convince a president who got elected in 2008 on an anti-war platform repudiating warmongering cowboy George W. Bush to ramp up arms deals to unsavory regimes in the Middle East? Slipping a fat envelope into the Clinton slush fund’s collection box couldn’t hurt. And evidently didn’t.

Personally, I’m pretty excited to have every foreign-policy transaction the United States engages in through 2020, at a minimum, scrutinized after the fact to see just how much the president and her husband personally benefited from our partner’s largesse.

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.

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…

In all, governments and corporations involved in the arms deals approved by Clinton’s State Department have delivered between $54 million and $141 million to the Clinton Foundation as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the Clinton family, according to foundation and State Department records. The Clinton Foundation publishes only a rough range of individual contributors’ donations, making a more precise accounting impossible.

You can guess the coming spin from Team Hillary: U.S. military exports have been booming under Obama for years, and not just to Clinton Foundation donors. “There’s an Obama arms bazaar going on,” said one arms-control expert back in 2011. The next year, Obama set a record for weapons shipments to the Middle East. The year after that, after Hillary had left State, he relaxed military export controls further by shifting some of State’s duties to approve weapons deals over to the Commerce Department, which could be more “flexible” in approving sales to nations with dubious human-rights records. “After adjusting for inflation,” wrote arms-control wonk William Hartung last month, “the volume of major deals concluded by the Obama administration in its first five years exceeds the amount approved by the Bush administration in its full eight years in office by nearly $30 billion. That also means that the Obama administration has approved more arms sales than any U.S. administration since World War II.” And you can understand why, given the parameters of Hopenchange foreign policy: As we’re seeing right now in Iraq, Obama’s a fan of equipping foreign powers to defend U.S. interests, whether they’re truly able to do so or not, because it spares him from having to deploy U.S. military assets. Better that ISIS set up a terror state in the heart of Iraq and Syria than any combat units be sent in by a guy who got elected running against the Iraq war. It may seem counterintuitive but ramping up military exports makes sense for a White House that leans heavily on diplomacy (sometimes to a fault, a la Iran), strongly favors military disengagement, and needed a way to goose the economy in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Demand for weapons among Middle Eastern regimes was higher too during O’s first term thanks to jitters from the Arab Spring.

But none of that proves or disproves that donations made to the Clinton Foundation and the weapons that followed were matters of correlation, not causation. On the contrary, foreign regimes arguably would have had more reason to slip Bill and Hillary an envelope if they had reason to believe Obama was planning to turn on the arms spigot during his first term. They might have gotten more weapons whether they donated or not, but that’s true of many bribes; they’re insurance that a course of action will be taken even if independent motives to take that action exist. And of course, however Team Hillary spins this, the sober fact remains for the left that their next nominee will have presided over an unprecedented spree of weapons dealing, including to brutal authoritarian regimes, which complicates the tried-and-true Democratic narrative that Republicans are the party of warmongers. In fact, expect some of the sharper GOP candidates this time around to rebut that by wondering if one not-so-hidden reason why military exports ballooned under Obama is because the world became much less safe under his foreign policy. Of course Middle Eastern autocrats need weapons after Obama encouraged the Arab Spring by turning his back on Hosni Mubarak; of course the Saudis are frantic for the Pentagon to sell them massive amounts of arms while Obama’s new friends in Tehran terrorize Sunni populations in four different countries, the latest in the Kingdom’s backyard. That Hillary got paid from the aftermath just makes the stench that much more obnoxious.


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Casablanca

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 11:25 AM

1st real scandal, that was actually Bush’s fault, handled perfectly by tough guy Obama.
forest on May 21, 2014 at 9:58 AM

I’m terrified because the right has latched on a scandal about inappropriate use of IT resources! Why there’a minuscule chance you might hurt the chances of a politician I don’t particularly care for.
Please.
Tlaloc on March 10, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Finally. An actual scandal.
libfreeordie on May 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 11:26 AM

So Hillary DID accomplish something as Secretary of State besides get an Ambassador killed.

ConstantineXI on May 26, 2015 at 11:26 AM

No proof…the mob boss never does the deed, as a poster once stated, they are not the smartest, but they are cunning…

right2bright on May 26, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Goebbels, Hitler and Marx died too soon.

Coulter is late…it’s already done.

Adios America!

Welcome to the U.S. of Zimbabwe and the Americas.

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM

We’re fighting our own weapons and money.

docflash on May 26, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Beinart, ‘intellectual’ azzhole.

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Clintonland = sleaze

Aizen on May 26, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Free market

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 11:33 AM

The Clintons have been in the influence peddling business longer than they were in government. Working in politics and government is just the dues they had to pay to get in to a more lucrative field. Now Hillary has to run, painful or not, to justify the advance payments for future presidential services rendered.

RBMN on May 26, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Casablanca

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 11:25 AM

More like the bar scene from Star Wars.

Happy Nomad on May 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM

How in God’s name does Hillary still poll so high in favorable ratings?

She’s a real piece of work. And it’s not like the email scandal currently under investigation is even close to her only scandal. She’s been proven to be the stereotypical caricature of the corrupt politician. I mean, how blindly partisan are Democrat voters that they can’t see through Hillary’s blatant lies, pandering, and can actually believe a single solitary thing that spews from her flapping gums?

It’s mind-boggling.

JetBoy on May 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM

But news reports document that at least seven foreign governments that received State Department clearance for American arms did donate to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary: Algeria, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Thailand, Norway and Australia.

NORWAY? From the Swedish threat?

cbenoistd on May 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM

ISIS is getting better deals from Obama and his 60 country Middle East coalition.

antipc on May 26, 2015 at 11:37 AM

You can guess the coming spin from Team Hillary: U.S. military exports have been booming under Obama for years,

But did they insist on background checks and waiting periods?

dogsoldier on May 26, 2015 at 11:38 AM

There is no smoking gun.

– George Stephanopoulos

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 11:41 AM

There is no smoking gun.

– George Stephanopoulos

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 11:41 AM

That’s another thing…What Stephanopoulos did was, IMO, worse than Brian Williams’ fabricated stories. And anyone who believes Steph’s lame excuses needs their head examined. How he still keeps his job I’ll never know.

JetBoy on May 26, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Two shrews of America, the Hildabeast and the Mooch.

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 11:46 AM

More like the bar scene from Star Wars.

Happy Nomad on May 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Was gambling involved? :)

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 11:47 AM

The Clintons selling off America, one Foundation deal at a time.

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 11:48 AM

How in God’s name does Hillary still poll so high in favorable ratings?

She’s a real piece of work. And it’s not like the email scandal currently under investigation is even close to her only scandal. She’s been proven to be the stereotypical caricature of the corrupt politician. I mean, how blindly partisan are Democrat voters that they can’t see through Hillary’s blatant lies, pandering, and can actually believe a single solitary thing that spews from her flapping gums?

It’s mind-boggling.

JetBoy on May 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM

People are stupid, especially people who vote Democrat.

Aizen on May 26, 2015 at 11:49 AM

The fact that Hillary is corrupt up to her bleary gin soaked eyeballs does not bother libtards at all. Liberals have phony compassion for their lessers (blacks)and that is what makes them morally superior to everyone else. That is all she needs.

DeweyWins on May 26, 2015 at 11:50 AM

…no quid pro cro here….move along

JugEarsButtHurt on May 26, 2015 at 11:51 AM

I’d just like to say that the comments on HotAir have traditionally been well-thought-out and meaningful. But since folks like lidfreeordie, tlaloc, forest and their comrades have been allowed to post their thoughts, the comments are now cluttered with incoherent ramblings of tinfoil hat-wearing lefties.

Can we please clean up/moderate the comments better so that the intelligent folks, the ones who actually move the conversation forward, don’t have to fight through the progressive trolls in order to have a meaningful conversation?

Case in point:

1st real scandal, that was actually Bush’s fault, handled perfectly by tough guy Obama. forest on May 21, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Are you kidding me!? That statement would be laughable if it wasn’t so typical of the progressive left. Former president Ronald Reagan said it best when he said:

“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”

I’m finding it harder every day to find value in the content at Hot Air.

conservablogger on May 26, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Of 20 nations that donated to the Foundation, 17 had more robust weapons transactions in the three fiscal years that State was led by Hillary than in the last three years of the previous administration.

It’s called free-range fundraising. You get much more robust results if you don’t care about whose quid you’re quoing.

Happy Nomad on May 26, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Scooter Libby did far worse, far worse. Get off Hillary’s case ! /s

steveracer on May 26, 2015 at 11:53 AM

And to think all these years, I figured Imelda Marcos
was the Queen of this type of behavior…Killary puts
her to shame!!

Damn, go buy some shoes Darlin!

ToddPA on May 26, 2015 at 11:53 AM

How [Stephanopoulos] still keeps his job I’ll never know.

JetBoy on May 26, 2015 at 11:46 AM

This will be interesting to watch this play out. How does ABC cover, or not cover, a story like this with George Stephanopoulos as ABC News’ Chief Anchor?

If they cover it, especially if George is doing the story, you would have to believe the coverage is slanted in favor of the Clintons. If they don’t cover it, you would have to believe George was instrumental in squashing it. (Much like Brian Williams did with stories unfavorable to the left.)

When a *news* organization loses all credibility, what do they have left?

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Well, if that’s the case, then one of the Cartels has serious amounts of cash they handed her, considering the State Dept. was giving them weapons for free.

ajacksonian on May 26, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Moral schizophrenics

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Obama’s a fan of equipping foreign powers to defend U.S. interests, whether they’re truly able to do so or not, because it spares him from having to deploy U.S. military assets.

Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat- Sun Tzu

And this administration is about as noisy as you can get.

Happy Nomad on May 26, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Slush fund.
Money laundering.
Estate tax evasion.
Income tax evasion.
Pay for play at the highest levels of our government.
Foreign influence.

But it’s the Clintons. So, no biggie. Everyone go back to sleep and get ready for Hillary.

KMC1 on May 26, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Make guns illegal put the Clinton Arms Sales Operation out of business.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 26, 2015 at 12:02 PM

…proving once again…The Skank was allowed to run a covert op inside the friendly confines of the State Dept…

…these are just the deals we know about…we don’t yet know exactly what was happening in Libya that got 4 Americans killed…on Hillary’s watch…

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 26, 2015 at 12:04 PM

OT

Come to find out one of the big Chinese solar manf. companies was just a normal investment scam.

They are catching on….

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Can we please clean up/moderate the comments better so that the intelligent folks, the ones who actually move the conversation forward, don’t have to fight through the progressive trolls in order to have a meaningful conversation?

conservablogger on May 26, 2015 at 11:52 AM

A couple of ways to handle the trolls are to either ignore them or mock them. While refusing to feed the trolls may usually be the preferred method, if one feels like they must engage:

Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

Use their own rules against them. They hate that.

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Norway is actually looking to be a seller on the weapons market, particularly with the JSM to JSF customers. Actually a good thing in and of itself, but the Clintons apparently demanded tribute for it, too.

Count to 10 on May 26, 2015 at 12:06 PM

I am sure Mr. Obama is just reading about this information in the newspaper this morning.

Alopen on May 26, 2015 at 12:07 PM

Isn’t this why Duke Cunningham was in the can for several years??

Deano1952 on May 26, 2015 at 12:10 PM

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.

Good grief! I was helping the economy, you ungrateful prols! ~ H.R. Clinton

LoganSix on May 26, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Oh, look – another clear and present danger to the country.

There was a time when the country treated threats like this realistically, rather than making them wealthy and entertaining the notion of electing them to the highest office in the government.

Midas on May 26, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

Use their own rules against them. They hate that.

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM

I’m not convinced. Being subject to ridicule seems to require, at some level, the cognitive ability to recognize it.

These people are beyond shame or the ability to be mocked at times. It honestly doesn’t seem to phase them.

Midas on May 26, 2015 at 12:14 PM

How in God’s name does Hillary still poll so high in favorable ratings?

She’s a real piece of work. And it’s not like the email scandal currently under investigation is even close to her only scandal. She’s been proven to be the stereotypical caricature of the corrupt politician. I mean, how blindly partisan are Democrat voters that they can’t see through Hillary’s blatant lies, pandering, and can actually believe a single solitary thing that spews from her flapping gums?

It’s mind-boggling.

JetBoy on May 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM

The same way Obama does.

“The Left” is simply functionally moronic, functionally evil, or some combination of the two.

They see this kind of thing and reflexively don’t understand it, don’t care, enthusiastically approve, whatever. There is some intersection of stupid/evil at work in virtually all of them, I’m not kidding.

Midas on May 26, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Use their own rules against them. They hate that.

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM

…exactly…

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 26, 2015 at 12:18 PM

That also means that the Obama administration has approved more arms sales than any U.S. administration since World War II.

Pretty good for someone who got the “Nobel Peace Prize”.

GarandFan on May 26, 2015 at 12:19 PM

How in God’s name does Hillary still poll so high in favorable ratings?

JetBoy on May 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Two reasons.

1) The power of the Fifth Column Treasonous Media to tell people what they are required to think.

2) The majority of Marxist Liberal Progressive Democrats only have one moral ethic. The End Justifies the Means.

1.6 % of the populations is homosexual, but the majority of the population think 25 – 30% of the population are homosexual.

That, just like Hillary’s popularity is an open display of how powerful the Fifth Column Treasonous Media are. The Media can and do lie to the American people virtually on an hourly basis. The American people believe what the media tells them, because they cannot believe that anyone would so blatantly and consistently lie to them.

Once you accept that the end justifies the means, you have abandoned any sense of morality. The morally unacceptable becomes acceptable because the circumstance are different. In short, the evil you do today is outweighed by the good you will do tomorrow.

Except that tomorrow never comes while the evil you do today never cease and keeps piling up. The scales of justice are never ever balanced by doing good tomorrow to pay for today’s evil.

oscarwilde on May 26, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Pay for play through the Clinton Foundation???

Drip… drip… drip…

Khun Joe on May 26, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Use their own rules against them. They hate that.

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM

…exactly…

Pelosi Schmelosi on May 26, 2015 at 12:18 PM

Quit dreaming, it doesn’t work, because they don’t have any rules to be used against them.

oscarwilde on May 26, 2015 at 12:21 PM

But are they on a National Gun Registry.

RickB on May 26, 2015 at 12:24 PM

These people are beyond shame or the ability to be mocked at times. It honestly doesn’t seem to phase them.

Midas on May 26, 2015 at 12:14 PM

For the most part, I agree, which is why I usually just ignore them (including skipping their comments altogether). Mocking them and exposing their hypocrisy, especially by using their own words are used against them, and then watching them flail, is primarily for the entertainment of others.

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Quit dreaming, it doesn’t work, because they don’t have any rules to be used against them.

oscarwilde on May 26, 2015 at 12:21 PM

I’m not suggesting it makes them go away; it doesn’t. The only value, if there is any, is watching them gradually become more and more unhinged as their arguments are systematically dismantled.

Like I said above, I tend to ignore them. They really do hate that.

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

Use their own rules against them. They hate that.

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM

My favorite, especially because all of the trolls here shoot from the hip, or either cut and paste without looking at the content.

It’s really funny to listen to some of them. They’re repeating the things they’ve heard all their lives that we’ve shot full of holes here before, like a certain one who can’t get the Israel-U.S. Navy story right, or that the Soviet Union was going to collapse anyway but can’t point out a single story saying that before it actually collapsed.

Well, it may not make a difference to them, but it brightens my day. :)

itsspideyman on May 26, 2015 at 12:39 PM

These extra sales were part of a broad increase in American military exports that accompanied Obama’s arrival in the White House.

That’s got to be worth another Nobel Peace Prize.

rbj on May 26, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Personally, I’m pretty excited to have every foreign-policy transaction the United States engages in through 2020, at a minimum, scrutinized after the fact to see just how much the president and her husband personally benefited from our partner’s largesse.

How Eeyore-ish of you, AP! Hillary isn’t president yet, and if enough of this sleaze gets out to independent voters, she never will be president!

Steve Z on May 26, 2015 at 12:57 PM

Apparently we’re giving weapons to everyone on the planet except for the innocents being slaughtered by ISIS. That’ll teach ’em not to pay Hillary.

gwgm on May 26, 2015 at 12:57 PM

So, was the plan to remove the weapons from the military’s arsenal so that the U.S. wouldn’t have them when they were needed?

LoganSix on May 26, 2015 at 1:21 PM

From the headlines thread:

What difference does it make?

It won’t matter…I talked to a friend of mine, who was a big supporter of Hillary when she was last a candidate…what was his response to all of this, and he is an informed guy…

“It’s no big deal, all politicians have skeletons in the closet they are just making it a big deal to sell papers”…

Completely unaffected by all of this, doesn’t matter at all, not one bit.

right2bright on May 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Exactly like my idiot lib sister. When I started talking about this she just said “All politicians are corrupt.”
That was it, no more discussion, Hillary is no worse than any other politician, so she can vote for her happily. Never mind that if a republican pulled 1/100 of the crap Hillary has, he would be in jail, not running for president.

MassConservative on May 26, 2015 at 1:31 PM

MassConservative on May 26, 2015 at 1:42 PM

I am starting to wonder when Obama and his minions will finally be blamed for losing Iraq. Think about it. In 1975, after South Vietnam fell to North Vietnam, the Republicans and Gerald Ford were blamed for “Losing Vietnam,” as if it really could have been saved. South Vietnam had an unbelievably corrupt government with not nearly enough people willing to actually defend, let alone die for, the concept of a democratic Vietnam. So the true believers, the communists, proved once again that ideology is way stronger than an army that is trained by the United States. And for all the billions of dollars pumped into South Vietnam, what did it get us? A bunch of corrupt politicians with a poorly led army that, when the chips were down, could not stand up to an invading force.

Does ANY of this sound familiar to you in Iraq? We spent billions of dollars training and supporting the worthless regime in Baghdad, and what has it gotten us? Absolutely NOTHING. And now people want to invest more lives and more money into a country where its own people don’t think it’s worth defending? I wouldn’t give the average Iraqi the time of day, let alone more American military lives.

And before any of you start screaming about all the lives that were already invested in Iraq and that were now all wasted for nothing, let me tell you that I feel your pain, but there is precious little we can do about it now. When South Vietnam fell, how did all the veterans who fought there, let alone the relatives of all the troops that died there, feel about that? They felt devastated and betrayed. How do all the family members who lost loved ones in Iraq feel today? They undoubtedly feel devastated and betrayed too. But just like we couldn’t re-invade South Vietnam to prevent it from falling, we also cannot go back into Iraq to keep together a bogus country that is determined to fall apart, with the Kurds in the north, ISIS in the midsection, and the Shias supported by Iran in the south. I’m sorry, but there is just not much we can do for a country that isn’t willing to fight for itself.

So who do we blame, who do we hold accountable? The people that got us into this mess, BOTH Bush for getting us into it and Obama for squandering a fairly stable country in his haste to run away from Iraq. Also, I sincerely hope that this whole experience finally cures us of this stupid notion of nation building, especially in a vile and fetid place like the Muslim Middle East, where they wouldn’t know a democracy from a car wreck, which is what most of their countries are.

I’m sure a lot of you disagree, but after seeing what happened in Vietnam, it’s not surprising that people forgot its lessons and made the same mistakes a generation later in Iraq. And if we don’t heed the lessons of Iraq, we’re just going to make the same mistakes somewhere else, and that would simply give us more veterans and their families who feel devastated and betrayed.

Libertyship46 on May 26, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Hate to bust your bubble on this, and I’m certainly no fan of the Clinton’s, but what if anything about this is illegal. Nothing and that is the true crime here. The Clinton’s will use the law, skirt the law. They will chew it up and spit it out in your face BUT they did not get where they are by violating the law.

jpcpt03 on May 26, 2015 at 2:07 PM

Hate to bust your bubble on this, and I’m certainly no fan of the Clinton’s, but what if anything about this is illegal. Nothing and that is the true crime here. The Clinton’s will use the law, skirt the law. They will chew it up and spit it out in your face BUT they did not get where they are by violating the law.

jpcpt03 on May 26, 2015 at 2:07 PM

It’s illegal for government officials to take bribes, or to take payment to act “as an agent” of a foreign government.

dentarthurdent on May 26, 2015 at 2:39 PM

BUT they did not get where they are by violating the law.
jpcpt03 on May 26, 2015 at 2:07 PM

Conflict of interest.

Congress passed a criminal conflict of interest law, 18 U.S.C. § 208, which prohibits you from working on an assignment in some situations – even if you know you can be objective and even if your supervisor wants you to work on it. Specifically, this law says that you may not work on an assignment that you know will affect your own financial interests or the financial interests of your spouse or your minor child. The prohibition also applies if you know the assignment will affect the financial interests of your general partner, or of an organization that you serve as an officer, director, employee, general partner, or trustee. And it even applies when you know the matter will affect the financial interests of someone with whom you have an arrangement for employment, or with whom you are negotiating for employment.

dentarthurdent on May 26, 2015 at 2:47 PM

BUT they did not get where they are by violating the law.
jpcpt03 on May 26, 2015 at 2:07 PM

Get a big donation to your family “charity” foundation, make a favorable decision for the foreign government or corporation who made the donation.

Bribery:

18 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2012 Edition
Title 18 – CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I – CRIMES
CHAPTER 11 – BRIBERY, GRAFT, AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Sec. 201 – Bribery of public officials and witnesses
From the U.S. Government Printing Office, http://www.gpo.gov

(2) being a public official or person selected to be a public official, directly or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity, in return for:

(A) being influenced in the performance of any official act;

(B) being influenced to commit or aid in committing, or to collude in, or allow, any fraud, or make opportunity for the commission of any fraud, on the United States; or

(C) being induced to do or omit to do any act in violation of the official duty of such official or person;

dentarthurdent on May 26, 2015 at 2:52 PM

dentarthurdent on May 26, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Thanks of the kindly supplied information. Who ever you are your obviously not a causal observer but must have much information for us.
If what you state is true, and I do absolutely believe it to be so, then share with us WHY the Clinton’s have not been INVESTIGATED, SHUT DOWN and in JAIL. Instead she is considered by many to be the front runner for Office Of President.

jpcpt03 on May 26, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Is it just that the Clinton’s time is running out?

jpcpt03 on May 26, 2015 at 5:31 PM

When a *news* organization loses all credibility, what do they have left?

pain train on May 26, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Pulitzer Prizes.

AesopFan on May 26, 2015 at 11:56 PM

…The Media can and do lie to the American people virtually on an hourly basis. The American people believe what the media tells them, because they cannot believe that anyone would so blatantly and consistently lie to them.

Once you accept that the end justifies the means, you have abandoned any sense of morality. The morally unacceptable becomes acceptable because the circumstance are different. In short, the evil you do today is outweighed by the good you will do tomorrow.

Except that tomorrow never comes while the evil you do today never cease and keeps piling up. The scales of justice are never ever balanced by doing good tomorrow to pay for today’s evil.

oscarwilde on May 26, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Brilliant.

AesopFan on May 26, 2015 at 11:56 PM

Quit dreaming, it doesn’t work, because they don’t have any rules to be used against them.

oscarwilde on May 26, 2015 at 12:21 PM

Indeed.

AesopFan on May 26, 2015 at 11:57 PM