Clinton Cash goes into great detail to reveal many of the political and financial connections that allowed Bill and Hillary Clinton to go from being ‘dead broke’ after leaving the White House, to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with $2 billion in donations to their foundation. This wealth was accumulated during the time that Mrs. Clinton’s was Secretary of State. The entire fortune was accumulated through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors.
One of the most revealing examples is Ericsson, a telecom giant that had come under heavy fire for selling telecom equipment to countries that were considered state sponsors of terrorism by Hillary’s State Department.
The company received a letter in late 2010 from the Securities and Exchange Commission, warning it about the sells to oppressive governments. U.S. diplomatic cables noted that State Department officials had “regularly and increasingly” raised Ericsson’s transgressions with the Swedish foreign minister.
In June 2011, the State Department began drafting a list of specific goods and services that should be covered under expanded sanctions that were to be imposed on Iran and other state sponsors of terrorism.
Meanwhile, Ericsson decided to pay Bill Clinton more money than he had ever been paid for a single speech: $750,000. In the previous decade, Ericsson had never sponsored a speaking engagement for either Hillary or Bill Clinton.
During his November 12, 2011 speech at a telecom conference in Hong Kong, Bill Clinton spoke in general terms about the positive role telecom plays in our lives. One week later, on November 19, the State Department unveiled its new sanctions list for Iran. Telecom was not on the list.
Seven DAYS after Bill Clinton received payment, Hillary Clinton’s State Department issued a statement that said “we’re going to ask the company to police themselves.”
In April 2012, President Obama signed an executive order imposing sanctions on telecom sales to Iran and Syria. But those sanctions did not cover Ericsson’s work in Iran.
I encourage anyone and everyone, regardless of what side of the political fence you are on to WATCH this film. You will clearly see just how much money plays into the decision making of career politicians and just how corrupt and damaging to ALL people, the establishment of D.C. is and how financially motivated they are in all the decision making.
Another disturbing “coincidence” is when former President Bill Clinton “appears” to have played a role in helping mining magnate Frank Giustra enter into a lucrative uranium mining deal with Kazakhstan. That deal coincided with generous donations to the Clinton Foundation.
From the back cover of the book:
Most people assume that the Clintons amassed their considerable wealth through lucrative book deals and speaking gigs that sometimes paid as much as $500,000–$750,000. But who paid these fees, and why? Often foreign businessmen and governments made the enormous payments, believing the Clintons would help advance their interests.
As Peter Schweizer reveals, the Clintons typically blur the lines between politics, philanthropy, and business. Consider the following: Bill flies into a third world country, where he spends time in the company of a businessman described as a “close personal friend.” Introductions are made. A deal is struck—usually to exploit natural resources, such as uranium, oil, or timber, on a large and highly profitable scale. Soon after that, enormous contributions are made to the Clinton Foundation from those who benefited from the deal, while Bill is commissioned to deliver a series of highly paid speeches. Moreover, some of these deals require approval or review by the US government and fall within the purview of a powerful senator and secretary of state.
This scenario plays out again and again—in Kazakhstan, Colombia, and other places at the “Wild West” fringe of the global economy. Often the people involved are characters of a kind that an American ex-president (not to mention the spouse of a sitting senator, secretary of state, or presidential candidate) should have nothing to do with.
In this blockbuster exposé, Schweizer reveals
- the mysterious multimillion-dollar Foundation gift from an obscure Indian politician that coincided with Senator Clinton’s reversal on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty;
- how Secretary of State Clinton was involved in allowing the transfer of nearly 50 percent of US domestic uranium output to the Russian government, benefiting large donors to the Clinton Foundation;
- how multimillion-dollar contracts for Haiti disaster relief were awarded to donors and friends of Hillary and Bill;
- how Bill received large payments for speeches from foreign businesses and governments with matters pending before the State Department;
- how the Clintons’ joint visit to Colombia was followed by the grant of lucrative logging rights to a Canadian billionaire, a top Clinton Foundation donor;
- how Bill received $2 million for speeches from the largest shareholder in the Keystone Pipeline project, even as Hillary played a role in approving it.
Meticulously researched and scrupulously sourced, Clinton Cash raises serious and alarming questions of judgment, of possible indebtedness to an array of foreign interests, and, ultimately, of fitness for high public office.
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