Donors to Clinton Foundation met Clinton privately at US State Department
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s outspoken deflection of her emails being much ado about nothing is losing its merit. Material evidence is mounting that she will have ethics challenges if elected president, The Associate Press reported.
A recent FBI update shows that there were 15,000 private emails not released by Clinton when they were sought by that agency. Recently, Judicial Watch, an American conservative watchdog organization, also released more than 700 pages of new documents that show Clinton Foundation donors were given direct access to the US Department of State.
According to AP, “At least 85 to 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.
Donors who were granted time with Clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for help as the Bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a Wall Street executive who sought Clinton’s help with a visa problem and Estee Lauder executives who were listed as meeting with Clinton while her department worked with the firm’s corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in South Africa.”
Her Republican vice president opponent Mike Pence visited King of Prussia Tuesday, August 23, where he reminded people that when Clinton was on Jimmy Kimmel, she said her emails were boring. The Associated Press, who requested information, found the opposite to be true that the emails had plenty of public interest.
Pence said, while campaigning in Pennsylvania, “We learn from the FBI there’s 15,000 more emails that Hillary Clinton didn’t turn over, and judicial watch released more than 700 pages of new documents that, again, show Clinton Foundation donors were given direct access to the State Department. Hillary Clinton went on Jimmy Kimmel and actually said–she joked that her emails were ‘so boring’ and just wondered aloud what a few more emails would make. You know, the American people are tired of paying to play politics in Washington, D.C., and it’s gonna come to a crashing end when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.”
Read the entire AP article here.