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Clinton Foundation Taking Funds From Foreign Governments, Keystone XL Group

The Clinton Foundation has resumed taking money from foreign governments according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. After Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State in 2009 the Clinton Foundation stopped taking money from foreign governments at the behest of the Obama Administration for fear of conflicts of interest. Now, the practice has returned despite indications that Hillary Clinton is likely to run for president.

The donors include some problematic countries  such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia as well as “a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline. ”  The State Department notoriously claimed in a report that the Keystone XL pipeline would not contribute to environmental damage despite the fact that building the pipeline would facilitate the extraction of dirty tar sands oil.

One of the 2014 donations comes from a Canadian agency promoting the proposed Keystone pipeline, which is favored by Republicans and under review by the Obama administration. The Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development agency of Canada, a first-time donor, gave between $250,000 and $500,000. The donations, which are disclosed voluntarily by the foundation, are given only in ranges.

One of the agency’s priorities for 2014-2015 was to promote Keystone XL “as a stable and secure source of energy and energy technology,” according to the agency’s website. Mrs. Clinton’s State Department was involved in approving the U.S. government’s initial environmental-impact statement. Since leaving State, Mrs. Clinton has repeatedly declined to comment on Keystone.

The Clinton Foundation is not the only family organ to be under scrutiny. The Clinton Global Initiative was recently exposed as a market for favor trading and credibility laundering. The Clintons catering to corporate concerns in exchange for cash is nothing new.

So is anyone surprised? This is the kind of cash and carry governing we have learned to expect from the Clintons and will no doubt get more of should Hillary prevail in 2016. On the plus side the hope and change rhetoric will probably be more muted as it will be so blatantly untrue.

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Clinton Foundation Taking Funds From Foreign Governments, Keystone XL Group

The Clinton Foundation has resumed taking money from foreign governments according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. After Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State in 2009 the Clinton Foundation stopped taking money from foreign governments at the behest of the Obama Administration for fear of conflicts of interest. Now, the practice has returned despite indications that Hillary Clinton is likely to run for president.

The donors include some problematic countries such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia as well as “a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline. ” The State Department notoriously claimed in a report that the Keystone XL pipeline would not contribute to environmental damage despite the fact that building the pipeline would facilitate the extraction of dirty tar sands oil.

One of the 2014 donations comes from a Canadian agency promoting the proposed Keystone pipeline, which is favored by Republicans and under review by the Obama administration. The Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development agency of Canada, a first-time donor, gave between $250,000 and $500,000. The donations, which are disclosed voluntarily by the foundation, are given only in ranges.

One of the agency’s priorities for 2014-2015 was to promote Keystone XL “as a stable and secure source of energy and energy technology,” according to the agency’s website. Mrs. Clinton’s State Department was involved in approving the U.S. government’s initial environmental-impact statement. Since leaving State, Mrs. Clinton has repeatedly declined to comment on Keystone.

The Clinton Foundation is not the only family organ to be under scrutiny. The Clinton Global Initiative was recently exposed as a market for favor trading and credibility laundering. The Clintons catering to corporate concerns in exchange for cash is nothing new.

So is anyone surprised? This is the kind of cash and carry governing we have learned to expect from the Clintons and will no doubt get more of should Hillary prevail in 2016. On the plus side the hope and change rhetoric will probably be more muted as it will be so blatantly untrue.

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Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.

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