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  • Clinton Accepting Foreign Donations During Campaign

    It's called "conflict of interest", but the Clintons are infamous for it.

    The Clinton Foundation said late Wednesday that it will continue to accept donations from foreign governments during Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, despite concerns that such gifts will create a conflict of interest for the Democratic front-runner.
    The foundation's board said that donations directly to the foundation would only be allowed from six governments — Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. However, other governments could continue to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a subsidiary program that encourages donors to match contributions from others to tackle international problems without direct donations to the charity.
    The foundation also said it would stop holding CGI meetings abroad after a final session planned for Morocco in May. According to the Wall Street Journal, ministers from any government would be allowed to attend and appear on panels at CGI meetings and those governments would be permitted to pay attendance fees of $20,000.
    Ethics experts had called on the foundation to stop accepting all foreign donations for the duration of Clinton's presidential campaign.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015...n-governments/

  • #2
    Well, neither her nor Slick Willie have ever displayed an ounce of integrity or loyalty before, so why expect them to start now?
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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    • #3
      Clinton Foundation Not equal Clinton Campaign.
      “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
      “To talk of many things:
      Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
      Of cabbages—and kings—
      And why the sea is boiling hot—
      And whether pigs have wings.”
      ― Lewis Carroll

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      • #4
        I don't, but a surprising number of forum members will...the same ones who love Obama.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
          Clinton Foundation Not equal Clinton Campaign.
          Of course not! Who could or would ever think that?

          The Clintons are as honest and loyal to the country as the day is long.

          And how much koolaid have you had today?

          Sincerely,
          M
          We are not now that strength which in old days
          Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
          Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
          To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Massena View Post
            Of course not! Who could or would ever think that?

            The Clintons are as honest and loyal to the country as the day is long.

            And how much koolaid have you had today?

            Sincerely,
            M
            And what do you think of the 100's of millions that go to all of the candidates campaigns? Are you opposed to those as well? You know the DIRECT influence purchases? Please save the Poutrage. When you complain about those I'll think you're actually interested in stopping the 'conflict of interest' from outside sources.
            “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
            “To talk of many things:
            Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
            Of cabbages—and kings—
            And why the sea is boiling hot—
            And whether pigs have wings.”
            ― Lewis Carroll

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
              I don't, but a surprising number of forum members will...the same ones who love Obama.
              I 'love' neither. However I don't expect for you to understand about a person being able to post facts about one side and not be a 'supporter'. Based on your inability to actually check what you post.
              “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
              “To talk of many things:
              Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
              Of cabbages—and kings—
              And why the sea is boiling hot—
              And whether pigs have wings.”
              ― Lewis Carroll

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              • #8
                Mmmm...the Koolaid is strong today, it is.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                  I 'love' neither. However I don't expect for you to understand about a person being able to post facts about one side and not be a 'supporter'. Based on your inability to actually check what you post.
                  Because you do come across as approving of their behavior.

                  Perhaps you're playing devil's advocate, but if so you're doing it with a bit more passion than one would expect.
                  Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                  • #10
                    Certain people here pretend to care about what ALL politicians do, when it is obvious that they have a very clear bias for the Conservative side of things. So there is nothing wrong with having an obvious bias toward a Progressive point of view. It is the American Way after all. Otherwise we’d all be voting for just one party like the Russians or the Chinese do.

                    RE: The Clinton Foundation. It is now the family business. So do we expect all family members of politicians whose family owns or runs businesses to stop all business while their relatives are campaigning?

                    For instance will Neil Bush, Jeb's brother, stop being the Chairman of the Board of Points of Light, which is an international charity which their father, Bush 41, founded?

                    And he is on the boards of various other charitable organizations, he is the chairman of an Investment firm in Singapore and on the board of a Hong Kong company. Should he stop all activity that some might use for the influence?

                    http://www.pointsoflight.org/people/...bers/neil-bush
                    Homo homini lupus

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                    • #11
                      When it comes to graft the rules don't apply to Democrats... Everybody knows that...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jannie View Post
                        RE: The Clinton Foundation. It is now the family business. So do we expect all family members of politicians whose family owns or runs businesses to stop all business while their relatives are campaigning?
                        It isn't a question of her or her family quitting the business. It is an ethical question about the foundation accepting money from foreign governments. Some of those governments have really bad track records when it comes to women's rights and roles in society.
                        "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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                        • #13
                          What, you don’t think the Saudis or some other foreign country donates to the Bushes Points of Light charity or work for it or in it, or that they did not give to the last few Presidential Libraries, especially when the Saudis and the Bushes have been joined at the hands (grasping) for close on to 50 years? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_o..._House_of_Saud look at the picture of the book cover for an example of the grasping hands.
                          Points of Light (POL) – the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people where it's needed most.
                          http://www.pointsoflight.org/jobs/ex...andson-network

                          This goes back a ways but hey, if they contributed in some form it is unlikely that the gifts will be forgotten by either family.
                          It is troubling when the spouse of a presidential candidate receives millions of dollars secretly from one or more overseas sources. But what's more problematic is the prospect of a sitting president obtaining foreign cash for a pet project and not disclosing it. (The Saudis reportedly also gave the presidential library of the first President Bush millions of dollars. After being generous to George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, it's unlikely they will stiff the younger Bush)
                          http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2008...ng-his-library

                          All I have to say is that there is more than one to skin a cat or for a foreign country to donate to a political family or cause.

                          No politician will turn down money if it is legal to take. Remember when it was said when the Supreme court opened up the political campaigns to taking big bucks from corporations and someone said that it would make it very likely that would mean foreign contributors and one of the Justices said that was unlikely. Let's say that the Apple corporation has a large Saudi stock owner and that he encouraged the company to contribute to one of his pet politicians would that be illegal?
                          Worth an estimated $27 billion, the enigmatic Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has very public holdings: he is the second-largest voting shareholder in News Corp., he owns Paris’s George V hotel and part of New York City’s Plaza hotel, he is a stockholder in Apple, and he will soon own the world’s tallest building. But the private origins—and exact size—of his massive fortune are the subject of continued debate between bin Talal and prominent media outlets.
                          http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2013/...in-talal-saudi

                          You don’t think that the Prince is making political contributions through his corporations or influencing their contributions here in the US?

                          Any one of our politicians will likely be taking money from some foreign source in the forthcoming campaign year and they will know in some roundabout way just who was putting that money in their pockets.

                          Tell me that’s not the truth!

                          The Clinton Foundation may be a little more open with it than a lot of others. I think I admire the openness of it a bit more than taking it in a more hidden fashion.
                          Last edited by Jannie; 16 Apr 15, 13:34.
                          Homo homini lupus

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jannie View Post
                            The Clinton Foundation may be a little more open with it than a lot of others. I think I admire the openness of it a bit more than taking it in a more hidden fashion.
                            They are open with it so that makes it alright?
                            "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jannie View Post
                              Certain people here pretend to care about what ALL politicians do, when it is obvious that they have a very clear bias for the Conservative side of things. So there is nothing wrong with having an obvious bias toward a Progressive point of view. It is the American Way after all. Otherwise we’d all be voting for just one party like the Russians or the Chinese do.

                              RE: The Clinton Foundation. It is now the family business. So do we expect all family members of politicians whose family owns or runs businesses to stop all business while their relatives are campaigning?

                              For instance will Neil Bush, Jeb's brother, stop being the Chairman of the Board of Points of Light, which is an international charity which their father, Bush 41, founded?

                              And he is on the boards of various other charitable organizations, he is the chairman of an Investment firm in Singapore and on the board of a Hong Kong company. Should he stop all activity that some might use for the influence?

                              http://www.pointsoflight.org/people/...bers/neil-bush
                              No, I don't think so. The Clinton's don't care about the future of the United States. Hillary Clinton has proven that as SecState. Do you really wish her to be president? That would mean four more years of dishonesty, scandal, and her habitual lying.

                              You've really got to be kidding.

                              And if the 'Foundation' is the 'family business' then there is a greater problem that we suspected. It is supposed to be a charity, is it not? -Not a 'business.'

                              Sincerely,
                              M
                              We are not now that strength which in old days
                              Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                              Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                              To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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