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Clinton Foundation Confirms (Unreported) $1 Million Donation from Qatar

Clinton Foundation Confirms (Unreported) $1 Million Donation from Qatar

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.

Reuters reports:

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.

Reuters continues:

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.”

Despite knowing that Qatar was funding ISIS, the Clinton Foundation continued to—and continues to—accept “gifts” and “donations.”


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She’s going to jail.

    BuckIV in reply to Barry. | November 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Only if she loses the election.

      Observer in reply to BuckIV. | November 5, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Not even then. Obama will pardon her crimes before he leaves office, out of fear that if he doesn’t, she will take him down with her.

        SeniorD in reply to Observer. | November 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm

        Ah, there’s the rub!

        al-Chicagi knows he will have to issue a pardon to keep his ‘legacy’ alive but to pardon the Wicked Witch of Chappaqua before the election just about guarantees she’ll lose big time. If she wins but he doesn’t pardon her until January, the FBI will have more than enough time to evaluate the records and leak the results to friendly Congresscritters. If she loses, Katie bar the door as Clinton, Inc. makes a hasty flight to a nice secure home in Switzerland courtesy of Marc Rich.

        I think this is what would be called ‘Hoist by his own petard’.

        murkyv in reply to Observer. | November 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm

        Do pardons apply to crimes not yet committed?

        Should Hillary skate, she ain’t noways tahhhred of committing felonies just yet.

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DieJustAsHappy | November 5, 2016 at 1:50 pm

“It’s time to close the history books on the Clintons, and to open a bright new chapter focused on the great citizens of our country.” ~ Donald Trump

she had promised to let the agency review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments.

State gave her an easy way to dodge this. Easy and obvious. Take lots of money from parties trying to buy influence, but don’t take more than usual.

And sure enough—

… 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.

An obvious loophole, and of course they found it. And used it. And are doubtless using it now.

The thing about corruption—unlike many other crimes—is that it involves more than one guilty party. Hillary, State, and Qatar are all in on this one. Qatar we can’t expect to do much about; but if Hillary and State are allowed to maintain this system, well then, the voters get what they deserve.

Did Gaddafi invade Qatar? Did Assad?

Progressive wars (e.g. social injustice adventurism, mineral rights redistribution, eminent domain through depravations) bringing reformed dictators (and American ambassadors) to “justice” through sodomy and abortion.

Then there is immigration reform in refugee crises and mass emigration, and mass abortion, in an “oil for food” program, union pay for play scheme, or democratic leverage a la class diversity schemes (e.g. institutional racism, female chauvinism)

Oh, well. Choices. Pro-Choices.

legacyrepublican | November 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm

It’s okay. Since they sent the money for Hillary’s Qatar lessons, she will claim they didn’t pull her strings all.

After all, they only strum them to make beautiful music for themselves.

A million here. A million there. After a while it adds up to be real money.

Apparently only us little people think of a million dollars as being significant enough to report. I suppose the Clinton Foundation figured they got a million from Quatar every years so this wasn’t a “material increase.”

Hmm. I just saw this via Drudge.

Could be big if there are several more.

But the funny part … imagine the court cases if enough electors actually do follow through.

Imagine the Democratic party going to court about this when in 2000 they were trying to do the same thing after SCOTUS chimed in.

    I saw that, too, Rod. I think it’s most likely that even if Trump wins the popular vote (and he well may), he’ll not get enough electoral votes to become president. He may, it’s not impossible, but it does seem improbable given the current electoral map.

    That said, the Obama admin is clearly worried about this election; there’s a reason they are hammering the supposed (and likely real, at least to some extent) Russian influence. Obama, Inc. is essentially saying what Trump is saying: the election is rigged . . . if they lose.

    No matter who wins or who wins what (popular and/or electoral), a whole bunch of people are going to feel that they and their guy/gal got cheated. That’s not good for our republic, but it is what it is.

    Both sides are playing the people for fools/useful idiots and ginning up resistance . . . no matter who wins what. It’s a dangerous game that history tells us never ends well.

buckeyeminuteman | November 5, 2016 at 3:24 pm

Pocket change from the natural gas billionaire shieks. Still nobody in a high level executive position like her’s should be taking money from foreign governments. Government employees can’t take gifts from private companies that exceed $25 because of the appearance of impropriety. Why on Earth was she allowed to be the SecState and keep the Foundation open at the same time?

Notice several questions that have NOT been asked of the POTUS:

“If Hillary Clinton loses the election, will you pardon her before leaving office?”

“Did you know about the Clinton Foundation accepting multi-million dollar donations from foreign countries while Hillary was your Secretary of State?”

“Now that emails have come to light that show you emailing Hillary Clinton on her private server at a time when you claimed not to know she had one, will you be issuing a correction to your statement?”

So? Congress will do nothing nor will the DoJ. They are corrupt.

The Pedestal emails have references to some really dark stuff, so of course the kiddies at Reddit have decided to have fun with it.

I could really do with either an edit button or a (*^&%&^*& word processing program that will simply leave me with my own typos.

It’s “Podesta,” a person’s name, and not “Pedestal,” which the word processor has substitued twice in a row, now.

She didn’t steal money out of the pockets of poor laborers who worked on her properties and then saw themselves cheated out of their pay.