Clinton Foundation happenings—22.214.171.124.39.j.,b43—5 reports
Clinton, ISIS Funded By Same Money? WikiLeaks’ Assange Says Saudi Arabia, Qatar Giving Money To Both:
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s Clinton Foundation and the Islamic State group (ISIS) both receive funding from the same sources in the Middle East, namely the government of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Julian Assange claimed in a recent interview.
In an interview that will be broadcast by Russia Today (RT) on Saturday, the founder of the controversial nonprofit information dissemination organization WikiLeaks accused the former secretary of state of underplaying the support that the country’s allies in the Middle East provide to the extremist group behind numerous deaths across the world.
Assange, who has been seeking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, and his organization released over 30,000 emails from Clinton’s private server, along with about 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee and over 50,000 emails from her campaign manager John Podesta.
One of these email exchanges between Clinton and Podesta, then an advisor to President Barack Obama, had details of Clinton telling Podesta to “bring pressure” on the Middle Eastern powers “which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL [Islamic State, IS, ISIS] and other radical Sunni groups,” RT reported.
“All serious analysts know, and even the US government has agreed, that some Saudi figures have been supporting ISIS and funding ISIS, but the dodge has always been that it is some ‘rogue’ princes using their oil money to do whatever they like, but actually the government disapproves. But that email says that it is the government of Saudi Arabia, and the government of Qatar that have been funding ISIS,” Assange said in the interview, adding that the email was one of the most important ones in the email dump.
“Under Hillary Clinton — and the Clinton emails reveal a significant discussion of it — the biggest-ever arms deal in the world was made with Saudi Arabia: more than $80 billion,” Assange said. He went on to answer interviewer John Pilger’s question regarding whether the same money funds both the ISIS and Clinton with a simple “yes.”
“Banks, intelligence, arms companies, foreign money, etc. are all united behind Hillary Clinton. And the media as well. Media owners, and the journalists themselves,” Assange said, concluding that the Republican nominee won’t be “permitted to win” as he has no establishment by his side.
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$50M of corruption for Bill Clinton:
Revelations unearthed in WikiLeaks emails from an aide that detail the inner workings of “Bill Clinton Inc.” could be an 11th-hour “game-changer” that breathes new life into Donald Trump’s campaign, a leading pollster says. “If it continues to have legs and it doesn’t get buried by something else, it could be a game-changer,” said John Zogby, the founder of the Zogby Poll. “This race is not over. We do not know who’s going to vote,” Zogby said. “Donald Trump’s core base becomes larger the smaller the Clinton turnout is. In that way, it could have an impact.”
Resource: WikiLeaks most damaging emails
In a 2011 memo hacked from Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s email and released Wednesday, Bill Clinton aide Doug Band laid out the “unorthodox nature” of how he and other aides sought out speaking and consulting gigs around the world for the former president while also raising funds for the Clinton Foundation. Band said his firm, Teneo, secured “more than $50 million in for-profit activity” for what he called “Bill Clinton Inc.” He also landed “in-kind services for the President and his family,” including personal travel, hospitality and vacations.
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Teneo also pressed corporations for donations to the Clinton Foundation, which the company confirmed in a statement to the media yesterday. “Teneo worked to encourage clients, where appropriate, to support the Clinton Foundation because of the good work that it does around the world,” the company said. Zogby said the shady activity, in an election often viewed as a choice between the lesser of two evils, could dampen turnout for the Democrats. “It’s almost like the Clintons and the seven cardinal sins,” Zogby said. “The key question is if this is what was done in the name of philanthropy at a time before, during and after she was secretary of state, what does this mean for a Clinton White House? More access? More wealth? More self-aggrandizement?”
Trump himself blasted what he called the “outright corruption” of the Clintons on the campaign trail and sought to use it as a glimpse into what a Hillary Clinton White House might look like.
“The more emails WikiLeaks releases, the more the lines between the Clinton Foundation, the Secretary of State’s office, and the Clintons’ personal finances are blurred,” Trump said in a statement. “Mr. Band called the arrangement ‘unorthodox.’ The rest of us call it outright corruption,” Trump said. “If the Clintons were willing to play this fast and loose with their enterprise when they weren’t in the White House, just imagine what they will do if they are given the chance to control the Oval Office.”
SHOW ME THE MONEY
A 13-page confidential memo sent in 2011 from former President Bill Clinton’s longtime aide Doug Band details the management of “Bill Clinton Inc.” The memo breaks down the more than $50 million in “for-profit activity” Band’s corporate consulting firm, Teneo, helped “secure for President Clinton to date.” Here are some highlights from the memo, which surfaced in a WikiLeaks dump Wednesday: * Band said that between 2001 and November 2011, Bill Clinton’s business arrangements yielded more than $30 million for him personally, with $66 million to be paid out over the next nine years, “should he choose to continue with the current engagements.”
* Among the “for-profit” activities Band arranged: a $3.5 million annual payment from Laureate International Universities — a network of for-profit universities and colleges that also donated more than $1 million to the Clinton Global Initiative — in exchange for Clinton serving as an honorary chairman. * UBS Global Wealth Management, which had donated more than $500,000 to Clinton charities, paid Clinton about $2 million in speaking fees.
* Band said he convinced Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson to pay Clinton $1 million to speak for two one-hour sessions in Hong Kong. * Band said Teneo “cultivated its client relationship” with Barclays Capital to line up two paid speeches Clinton delivered in 2010 and 2011 totaling more than $700,000.
source–boston herald, home news, gopusa, chris galdieri,
‘Clinton Cash’ Author Calls for ‘Major IRS Investigation’ of Clinton Foundation 11/7/16–:
A shocking revelation to emerge from the latest cache of WikiLeaks emails is that Clinton Foundation resources were apparently used to pay for Chelsea Clinton’s 2010 wedding. “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer said on “Fox & Friends” this morning that this is just more evidence that the Clinton Foundation is not a legitimate charity. He explained that this new allegation about the foundation is based on an email written by Bill Clinton’s right hand man, Doug Band.
Band wrote to future Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta about “the investigation into [Chelsea] getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents.”
“I hope that you will speak to her and end this… Once we go down this road…”
Schweizer cited internal reviews of the Clinton Foundation by outside law firms and entities, saying that the charity was deemed a “political operation.”
He added that the blurring of those lines meant that Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and others could monetize their relationship to the foundation. “If nothing else, there needs to be a major IRS investigation,” Schweizer said. He noted that the IRS has become too politicized and the Clintons too powerful, so he called for a special prosecutor or independent counsel to look into the Clinton Foundation.
Clinton WikiLeaks Update: Chelsea Clinton Used Foundation Funds For Lavish Wedding, Leaked Email Suggests:
Chelsea Clinton allegedly used Clinton Foundation money and other charity resources to pay for her wedding to Marc Mezvinsky, according to emails released Sunday by WikiLeaks. The revelation was made in an email by Doug Band, former top aide to President Bill Clinton, on Jan. 4, 2012. “The investigation into her getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents….” Band reportedly wrote to John Podesta, now Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. “I hope that you will speak to her and end this. Once we go down this road….”
According to the Daily Mail, Clinton’s wedding cost about $3 million, but it is unclear how much money went from the Clinton Foundation to the wedding.
The FBI is currently investigating The Clinton Foundation as the Democratic presidential nominee aims for the White House. The WikiLeaks email about Chelsea Clinton’s wedding was released just two days before the Election Day. Hillary Clinton had earlier said that some of the “personal” emails she deleted from her secret, “homebrew” server – the subject of another FBI probe – were related to Chelsea’s wedding.
source-politics, suman varandani, int’l business times,
Report alleges Chelsea Clinton’s husband used foundation to raise hedge fund money;
Chelsea Clinton’s husband may have used connections to the Clinton Foundation to raise money for his hedge fund, according to an allegation by a longtime Clinton aide released Sunday as part of hacked documents from WikiLeaks, Politico reports.
Marc Mezvinsky allegedly used invitations to a Clinton Foundation poker event to to woo wealthy Clinton supporters he wanted to invest in his hedge fund. He also relied on the a billionaire foundation donor to raise money for the hedge fund, the Wikileaks emails allege. The memo and the email from 2011 and 2012 come from ex-Clinton aide Doug Band and were sent to current Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, Politico said.
Band did not respond to Politico’s request for comment, nor did Chelsea Clinton or the Clinton Foundation. A spokesman for the hedge fund in question also declined to comment.
source-politics, cyra master, the hill