As the kids say…Boom.
I was talking to a Washington “insider” recently about The Clinton Foundation and we both agreed. It sure did smell like pay to play. This person (not a partisan) could not believe what the Clintons had gotten away with.
Of course the assumption was that Ms. Clinton would become president and the issues surrounding the Clinton Foundation would be swept under the rug. But that didn’t happen. And now little bits of what happened during the Obama years are coming to light.
Keep it coming. The Obama years were particularly crony ones. (Though the GW Bush years were plenty crony too just to be absolutely clear.)
(From The Hill)
An FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in a written statement that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton‘s charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a “reset” in U.S.-Russian relations.
The informant, Douglas Campbell, said in the statement obtained by The Hill that he was told by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide specifically because it was in position to influence the Obama administration, and more specifically Hillary Clinton…
…Campbell added in the testimony that Russian nuclear officials “told me at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving from the Russians to provide in-kind support for the Clintons’ Global Initiative.”
“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months. APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.”