For years there have been well-respected members of the U.S. military, the intelligence community and law enforcement departments who said they believed Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most corrupt, dishonest and vicious Americans to ever plague our nation’s capital, according to John Sebattino, a former military officer and police intelligence official. For recent proof, he points to the latest actions by the Clintons to end public scrutiny of their allegedly phony charity the Clinton Foundation and its offshoots.
“The reason for their latest bout with dishonesty is their statement on Friday that they will cease accepting donations from foreign countries or organizations. The news media made certain to promulgate the story as if the Clintons were heroes giving up their lifeblood,” said political strategist Mike Baker. “But then on Sunday, we hear the Foundation will still accept contributions and ignore their original promise,” Baker noted.
“These special interests are not giving money because the foundation is such an effective charitable organization; a 2013 New York Times investigation made it seem chaotic. They are not paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to hear shopworn speeches because they expect to obtain profound insights. They want the Clintons’ help, and they’re willing to pay for it,” according to the Trump for President campaign headquarters.
The Associated Press quoted the Clinton campaign on Friday as saying, “If Hillary Clinton is elected President, the Clinton Foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations. Bill Clinton said if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, the family’s foundation would only accept contributions from U.S. citizens and independent charities.”
However, this weekend the Clinton camp released a statement saying: “Big chunks of the Clinton family’s charitable network would be exempt from a self-imposed ban on foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency. [There will] be loopholes that highlight the complexity of disentangling her from the former first family’s myriad potential conflicts of interest.”
“The most prominent of the exceptions applies to the Boston-based Clinton Health Access Initiative, which in 2014 accounted for 66 percent of spending by the Clinton network of charities. … They include the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an entity cofounded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, a joint venture between Bill Clinton and Canadian mining billionaire Frank Giustra,” according to the Trump campaign’s press statement on Sunday.
The GOP presidential candidate then wonders if The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership based in Canada should still be allowed to contribute to the Clinton Foundation, despite still taking non-permissible contributions? That group has given the U.S.-based Foundation close to $30 million.
The Canadian-based Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership was established by President Bill Clinton and Canadian ‘philanthropist’ Frank Giustra, combining “the best of non-profit and for-profit approaches to create new enterprises that capitalize market opportunities to generate social impact by addressing existing market gaps in developing country supply or distribution chains,” according to the Partnership.
“A Canadian charity called the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership — which is run by one of Bill Clinton’s close friends, Frank Giustra — has been moving significant sums of money into the Clinton Foundation’s flagship in New York.,” according to Ken Silverstein at Harper’s Magazine.
“There’s no way for the public to know precisely how much total money the CGEP has taken in over the years—or how much it has forwarded on to the Clinton Foundation—because, unlike in the United States, under Canadian non-profit law charities don’t need to report donors to tax authorities,” wrote Silverstein. “Earlier this year, after being severely criticized by the Canadian press, the CGEP released the names of twenty-four of its donors, but more than 1,000 are still unknown,” he noted.
The Trump for President campaign’s August 21, 2016, press release states: According To Investigative Reporting From Harper’s Ken Silverstein, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership Has Received Money From Corrupt Officials In South Africa During The Former Regime Of Jacob Zuma And From Senior Officials In Equatorial Guinea. “One money-laundering expert and former intelligence officer based in the Middle East—who had access to the foundation’s confidential banking information—told me that members of the royal family in Middle Eastern countries, including Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, have donated money to the CGEP that has then been sluiced through to the Clinton Foundation. He told me that the CGEP has received money from corrupt officials in South Africa during the former regime of Jacob Zuma and from senior officials in Equatorial Guinea, one of the most brutal and crooked dictatorships in the world.” (Ken Silverstein, “Shaky Foundations,” Harper’s Magazine, 11/18/15)
“‘Equatorial Guinea doesn’t give to the Clinton Foundation in New York because it’s too embarrassing,’ [a money-laundering expert and former intelligence officer] said. ‘They give the money anonymously in Canada and that buys them political protection in the United States. The Clinton Foundation is a professionally structured money-laundering operation.’”
“There are other signs that the Clintons and their foundation may have violated federal, state, and international law. Under Treasury Department money-laundering rules, the Clinton Foundation is required to disclose every financial account it holds abroad. It has failed to disclose an account linked to the CGEP on its past eight tax returns,” states the Trump campaign press release.
“While Bill and Hillary Clinton continue to confuse and manipulate the news media and American voters, they have failed to disclose accounts linked between the Clinton Foundation offices in the U.S. and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership in Canada. But at the same time, Hillary Clinton keeps on bringing up Trump’s tax returns and that is what the news media concentrates on,” said political consultant Michael Baker. “Lord forbid the news media actually investigate a quasi-charity that gives only 15¢ out of each dollar it collects for charitable work,” he added.