The Clinton Foundation has a shady past.
Bill and Hillary using it as a pay-for-play slush fund helped sink her Presidential campaign.
Now they are caught in another controversy that could devastate both Bill and Hillary.
Foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation were a never-ending scandal in 2016.
Money from foreign governments poured into the Foundation in the run up to Hillary’s campaign, and critics believed they were more like payoffs for future services rendered by Hillary once she was President as opposed to charitable donations.
The critics felt vindicated in their suspicions when after the election, foreign government donations to the Clinton Foundation dried up.
The Observer reports:
Clinton Foundation scandals emerged as a major blow to Hillary Clinton’s campaign this past election, as emails released by WikiLeaks and from FOIA requests revealed pay-to-play schemes and overt conflicts of interest between the Foundation and Clinton’s State Department. Though the Clintons and their supporters staunchly defended the Foundation, pointing to the charitable work it produced to defend any criticisms, such claims of corruption were proven correct.
It now appears that Norway, one of the most prolific foreign Clinton Foundation donors, is decreasing its annual donation from $20 million in 2015 to $4.2 million this year—a significant drop suggesting the foreign government had expected to receive benefits in return for its generous donation. Norway’s move also provides further evidence that the Foundation serves more as a front to sell access to the Clintons than as an organization focused on philanthropy. While the Foundation may have conducted some charitable work, its greater purpose has always been to boost the Clinton brand, market the Clintons on the highly paid speech circuit, and offer donors access to the Clintons and their prolific network of elite and corporate connections.
Given how damaging the scandals surrounding foreign money were — and considering Chelsea Clinton is widely assumed to desire a run for elective office — a secret meeting between a Clinton Foundation representative and the U.N. Secretary General raised eyebrows.
The Clinton Foundation and the United Nations are being curiously tight-lipped about a meeting that took place last week between the Foundation’s head of foreign policy and the UN’s Deputy Secretary-General — the latest sign of the controversial organization’s continued and sometimes surreptitious maneuverings.
Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed met Friday with the Clinton Foundation’s director of foreign policy Amitabh Desai. The meeting was first noticed by UN blog Inner City Press, in a one line entry on Mohammed’s schedule.
A spokesman for Secretary-General António Guterres told Breitbart News on Friday that the meeting, which took place at the UN headquarters in New York City, was “part of the ongoing effort to engage and mobilize support from different development partners and stakeholders for the implementation of the 2030 Development Agenda.”
The 2030 Agenda is the UN’s main push for its “sustainable development” goals. These goals are intended to broadly solve global problems such as poverty and inequality while doing so in a way that also combats climate change.
Chelsea Clinton is the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation.
During the campaign, it was reported she tried to put a stop to Clinton associates using her dad’s name to cash in on the Foundation.
Meetings with foreign entities continuing after the 2016 election could follow her around should she one day run for office.
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