Conflict Of Interest For Hillary As Secretary Of State

For days now political pundits and newscasts have been discussing the rumor that Barack Obama may be looking at Hillary Clinton as his pick for Secretary of State.  A rumor that most assuredly came from the Hillary Clinton camp.  There is just a slight problem with that pick the way I see it:  Bill Clinton.  Bill Clinton has his fingers in the piggie banks of so many foreign countries that one has to ask themselves wouldn’t there be a conflict of interest here for Hillary?

Bill Clinton’s library has received sizable donations from Saudi Arabia to the tune of $10 million.  About 10% of the $165 million that was raised for the library came from foreign sources.  Sources that former President Clinton has been very tight lipped about.  Some of these other foreign country donors include the governments of Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan and Brunei.  Each of them donated approximately $1 million.

Then there is Bill Clinton’s “Clinton Global Initiative”.  This foundation is committed to global education, energy and climate change, global health and poverty alleviation.  All participants from different countries must make a specific commitment to action.  These commitments from 2005 through to the present add up to about $30 billion.  Participation is by invitation only and is for a select group of heads of state, CEOs, philanthropists, media voices, religious leaders and academics.  The website for the Initiative states, “We encourage CGI members and interested parties to contribute to an existing commitment that seels monetary, in kind, or other resources to meet its targets.”  The fee for membership into CGI in New York is $20,000 per year and the fee for CGI Asia is $5,000 a year.

So it is not too difficult to connect the dots and see how favors are going to need to be repaid and asked for and since President Clinton is being secretive about contributions there must be something there that he really doesn’t want to have exposed.  At least now we know why the Clintons were so happy to jump on Obama’s bandwagon.  We all knew something big had been promised.


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