Increase in foreign donations to Clinton Foundation raises ethical questions for possible Hillary 2016 bid

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February 18, 2015

HillaryThe Clinton Foundation reportedly is seeing an increase in contributions from foreign governments after ending a self-imposed ban on such donations, raising new ethical questions as Hillary Clinton prepares for a possible 2016 presidential campaign.

According to The Wall Street Journal, which cited the foundation’s online database, recent donors to the foundation include the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany, and a Canadian government agency promoting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The foundation instituted a foreign gifts ban in 2009 after Hilllary Clinton was named Secretary of State by President Barack Obama. The Journal reports that the ban was not a total one, and some donations were permitted after receiving the approval of State Department ethics officials. Hillary Clinton re-joined the foundation after leaving the State Department in 2013 and has fronted a $250 million endowment campaign.

  • iprazhm

    How wrong is this? Why would rich foreigners be buying…uh investing their money in America’s political candidates and their votes? Scary stuff. Scary but not surprising for this anti-american, anti-christian candidate.

  • Buford

    We know whose interests she represents, and we know that, even as now, it will not be our interests..

    • IllBeYour Huckleberry

      Didnt newsmax that extreme right wing conservative group also contribute. Please recognize the sarcasm.

  • calhar

    Its perfectly clear that these countries are trying to rig our presidency in this country in the name of Islam,and this dumb bitch and cohorts is falling into their hands.This crud aren’t Americans.

  • Voltair

    Hilary has always operated outside of the law and has always gotten a pass….nothing new here!

  • usncb

    I am curious, Is this legal ? Then again does it matter? Crooks begets crooks. If there is a law, lets break it, no one cares.

    • bobnstuff

      Yes it’s 100% legal, it’s going to a non profit foundation. It’s not a campaign donation.

      • usncb

        A non profit foundation run by whom ?? the $$$ JUST might find its way to hitleries campaign fund. Strange how things happen to the Clintons that they no nothing about, strange indeed.

    • calhar

      usncb:Yes it does matter,This so called charity Foundation is nothing more than a front for influencing certain individuals of world government under the disguise of “non profit”I would venture to say that not one person can say where the money goes except the recipients.This is corruption at its worst.But then most don’t know the difference.Dam fools>>>>>>>>>

    • iprazhm

      America has been in a lawless flux maintained by the rich and powerful, while tyranny is the norm for citizens, especially Christians and patriots, since obama took office.

  • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

    LMAO how ridiculous is it to mix the Foundation with the campaign committee even though yes a Tea Potty candidate might try something as ridiculous. Rand Paul quickly came to mind

    • John Wesson

      I’m betting you have just been waiting for the opportunity to use that line. But transferring guilt is probably one of your tools like most other lids. It will be entertaining to see the next president blaming everything on Obama. What goes around, comes around.

      • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

        Do you even realize? You are pissing and moaning about the left complaining about George W. by complaining about Bill Clinton? Really? As for waiting to use a line nope you morons make it so easy I do not need to focus on anything specific I just wait till one of you inserts their foot in their mouth and let my fingers go to work. OH and not as a correction because I think room monitors on here complaining about grammar and spelling are idiots but your finger may have moved a shade too quickly. What are lids?

    • IllBeYour Huckleberry

      No more ridiculous than someone under the name of Bin Ladin donating to obama campaign from the middle east or a poor collage of a birth certificate being posted at whitehouse.gov. When liberals are involved ridiculous is the norm.

      • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

        Nice try asshat but I am not biting! You Tea Potty Christian Conservative Republicans have pulled this one once too many times. Just like Ronnie putting his hand up to his ear pretending he didn’t hear something he could not answer you try to switch the topic when you can’t respond to the remark I made. Sorry Charlie I do not give idiots any of my time but I gave you just sufficient to see how ridiculous you truly are. Ciao

        • IllBeYour Huckleberry

          Insult hardly prove your point any better than your first attempt. Perhaps if you pulled your head out of your… I remember you troll and you have been served more than a few times already.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

            The dumbest moron on here would be the one that decides they will judge who has been served and who hasn’t

          • IllBeYour Huckleberry

            just a typical trolling liberal with little more than insults since his point and opinion have absolutely no validity or value. Perhaps you should return to your liberal sites and soak up some anti Christian articles that are hardly investigative journalism.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

            Exactly as I said the dumbest on here will judge. Thank you for stepping up !!!!

          • IllBeYour Huckleberry

            No, thank you for stepping up since you are the one judging another as being the dumbest on here. Not only are you pointing out how stupid you really are. You stink of liberal hypocrisy and can do little better than child like insults. You even served yourself. See I even give you plenty of credit. GJ

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