BREAKING: Clinton Foundation CONFIRMS – Hillary Did Not Report $1M Gift From Qatar To FEDS

BREAKING: Clinton Foundation CONFIRMS – Hillary Did Not Report $1M Gift From Qatar To FEDS

Clinton’s word is worth zilch. The Clinton Foundation received a $1 million donation from Qatar in honor of Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday in 2011. Hillary Clinton signed an ethics agreement in 2009 when she became Secretary of State. If a foreign government wanted to donate funds to any entity connected to Hillary Clinton, she was supposed to notify the government. If Qatar wanted to “increase materially” its support of ongoing programs, Clinton promised that the State Department’s ethics official would be notified and given a chance to raise any concerns. She just never bothered.

We learn via Breitbart of this development. Why the Clinton Foundation would pick now, just days before the election, to disclose that, I have no idea. It looks incredibly bad. In fact, it looks exactly like what it is… a Muslim nation buying influence from the Clintons. WikiLeaks exposed it in emails they released and I guess they had to admit it. More corruption… what a surprise.

MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images

MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images

From Breitbart:

(REUTERS) The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments.

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Qatari officials pledged the money in 2011 to mark the 65th birthday of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton’s husband, and sought to meet the former U.S. president in person the following year to present him the check, according to an email from a foundation official to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta. The email, among thousands hacked from Podesta’s account, was published last month by WikiLeaks.

Clinton signed an ethics agreement governing her family’s globe-straddling foundation in order to become secretary of state in 2009. The agreement was designed to increase transparency to avoid appearances that U.S. foreign policy could be swayed by wealthy donors.

More from Reuters:

At least eight other countries besides Qatar gave new or increased funding to the foundation, in most cases to fund its health project, without the State Department being informed, according to foundation and agency records. They include Algeria, which gave for the first time in 2010, and the United Kingdom, which nearly tripled its support for the foundation’s health project to $11.2 million between 2009 and 2012.

Foundation officials have said some of those donations, including Algeria, were oversights and should have been flagged, while others, such as the UK increase, did not qualify as material increases.

The foundation has declined to describe what sort of increase in funding by a foreign government would have triggered notification of the State Department for review. Cookstra said the agreement was designed to “allow foreign funding for critical Clinton Foundation programs” to continue without disruption.

The State Department said it has no record of being asked by the foundation to review any increases in support by a foreign government.

Clinton Foundation officials last month declined to confirm the Qatar donation. Gee, so they only did so when forced to by WikiLeaks. In response to additional questions, a foundation spokesman, Brian Cookstra, this week said that it accepted the $1 million gift from Qatar, but this did not amount to a “material increase” in the Gulf country’s support for the charity. You are kidding right? I highly doubt it is normal for them to give $1 million or more to the Clinton slush fund. Cookstra declined to say whether Qatari officials received their requested meeting with Bill Clinton. That right there… is very telling.

This doesn’t look to me like ‘transparency’ or normal business. It’s look like a pay off by a foreign entity.

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