Hillary’s ethics agreement required she report such donations to State
As the fetid swamp that surrounds Hillary and everything she touches becomes more clear to more Americans, her “charity” has confirmed that it did indeed receive a $1 million “donation” from Qatar while she was Secretary of State. Qatar, one of the forces involved in toppling Libya’s Muammar el-Qaddafi and a vocal cheerleader for Assad’s ouster over the Qatar-Turkey pipeline, clearly had the same goals that drove Hillary’s time at State . . . and resulted in one of her infamous and chilling cackling outbursts.
The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments.
Qatari officials pledged the money in 2011 to mark the 65th birthday of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton’s husband, and sought to meet the former U.S. president in person the following year to present him the check, according to an email from a foundation official to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta. The email, among thousands hacked from Podesta’s account, was published last month by WikiLeaks.
In 2009, Hillary signed an ethics agreement in order to accept her appointment at State, and part of that agreement required her to disclose to State’s ethics official donations to the Clinton Foundation from foreign governments.
So far, State has not been able to locate any documentation that this “charitable donation” was reported.
Clinton Found. Admits it received $1M gift from Qatar w/out notifying State Dept while HRC Sec of State https://t.co/BFwUev0x9S
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) November 5, 2016
Clinton signed an ethics agreement governing her family’s globe-straddling foundation in order to become secretary of state in 2009. The agreement was designed to increase transparency to avoid appearances that U.S. foreign policy could be swayed by wealthy donors.
If a new foreign government wished to donate or if an existing foreign-government donor, such as Qatar, wanted to “increase materially” its support of ongoing programs, Clinton promised that the State Department’s ethics official would be notified and given a chance to raise any concerns.
Clinton Foundation officials last month declined to confirm the Qatar donation. In response to additional questions, a foundation spokesman, Brian Cookstra, this week said that it accepted the $1 million gift from Qatar, but this did not amount to a “material increase” in the Gulf country’s support for the charity. Cookstra declined to say whether Qatari officials received their requested meeting with Bill Clinton.
Officials at Qatar’s embassy in Washington and in its Council of Ministers in the capital, Doha, declined to discuss the donation.
The State Department has said it has no record of the foundation submitting the Qatar gift for review, and that it was incumbent on the foundation to notify the department about donations that needed attention. A department spokeswoman did not respond to additional questions about the donation.
Asked whether Qatar was funding a specific program at the foundation, Cookstra said the country supported the organization’s “overall humanitarian work.”