Hillary violated ethics agreement and accepted million-dollar secret donation to foundation from Arab petrostate

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Hillary Clinton’s contempt for rules that apply to others could not be clearer. Thanks to Wikileaks, we now know that her ethics agreement with the State Department meant nothing.  As Jonathan Adams of Reuters explains:

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.

If a new foreign government wished to donate or if an existing foreign-government donor, such as 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.

Qatar plays a double game (also known as Taqiyaa), hosting the Sixth Fleet, but also funding Islamic radicalism, included allegedly ISIS. You might think that such a strategic, duplicitous, medieval monarchy would be at the top of the list to monitor, something to take extra care on. But:

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.

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.

Nor is Qatar the only example:

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.

So we had a secretary of state, and a potential president, whose family business receives milliins from foreign coutnries and keeps it secret.

The excuse: it was too small to take notice, pocket change in the scale of Clinton operations.

"Qatar continued supporting Clinton Foundation at equal or lower levels" compared with the country's pre-2009 support, he [foundation spokesman Brian Cookstra] said. He declined to say if Qatar gave any money during the first three years of Clinton's four-year term at the State Department, or what its support before 2009 amounted to.

Accepting a fortune from an Islamic tyrant fuelled by petrodollars and keeping it secret? What could go wrong?

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