The fact that the sale was legal says nothing about the $500000.00 speaking fee or the $145 million in donations to the foundation ? Can you say pay to play or bribery ?
The Clinton Foundation continues to be the subject of a great deal of controversy long after Hillary Clinton lost her election to Donald Trump.
The most recent stems from the Obama administration’s controversial approval of a Russian company’s purchase of Uranium One. That purchase gave Russia control of 20% of the uranium in the United States.
While that deal was under consideration, however, the Justice Department was investigating a series of criminal acts inside the U.S. committed by Russian nuclear officials, including bribery, extortion and racketeering.
In addition, they uncovered evidence that Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, creating the appearance, at least of a conflict of interest, since Hillary Clinton, who was then Secretary of State, signed off on the Uranium One purchase.
When Hillary Clinton agreed to be Secretary of State during President Obama’s first term, she promised her distance from the Clinton Foundation. The foundation also agreed to limit foreign donations.
Both agreements were for good reasons. Foreign officials and governments were big donors to the Clintons’ family foundation, and there were concerns in the Obama administration about conflicts of interest between the foundation and Hillary Clinton’s work at Secretary of State.https://www.investors.com/politics/clinton-foundation-scandal/
Clinton Global Initiative to shut down, lays off 22 as donations dry up
The Clinton Global Initiative has terminated 22 employees and will soon become another casualty of the 2016 election season.
CGI, which opened in 2005, will officially close April 15, 2017. Paperwork filed with the New York Department of Labor Jan. 12 confirmed the “discontinuation,” along with the termination of 22 employees. The Jan. 12 filing makes permanent plans issued Aug. 22 by former President Bill Clinton as the family attempted to extricate itself from any conflicts of interest.
CGI was criticized prior to the Nov. 8, 2016, election when stolen emails belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta detailed some of the group’s inner workings. WikiLeaks documents revealed Teneo co-founder Douglas Band discussing ways his consulting firm secured lucrative deals for Mr. Clinton.
“There is no way under any circumstance that The Clinton Foundation should be operating if she is elected president,” NBC’s Chuck Todd said during an Oct. 27, 2016, interview on The Steve Cochran Show. “I don’t see how they can keep that going. I just don’t.”
Clinton Foundation umbrella (including the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Clinton Climate Initiative, the Clinton Development Initiative, the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative). The CGI is not the same thing as the Foundation itself,
The email server is a crime unto it’s self !