A new book set to hit shelves on May 5th may unleash the biggest Clinton-scandal Fury yet. The book is called “Clinton Cash: the Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” and it’s by investigative journalist Peter Schweizer. Some of what has been leaked about the books is already causing much fear and trembling in the hearts and minds of Democrat operatives, and even the media is being forced to take notice. In dueling reports for the New York Times and Newsweek, you can hear the concern ringing through their liberal voices.
The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.
“We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds,” Mr. Schweizer writes.
His examples include a free-trade agreement in Colombia that benefited a major foundation donor’s natural resource investments in the South American nation, development projects in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake in 2010, and more than $1 million in payments to Mr. Clinton by a Canadian bank and major shareholder in the Keystone XL oil pipeline around the time the project was being debated in the State Department.
From 2001 to 2012, the Clintons’ income was at least $136.5 million, Mr. Schweizer writes, using a figure previously reported in The Post. “During Hillary’s years of public service, the Clintons have conducted or facilitated hundreds of large transactions” with foreign governments and individuals, he writes. “Some of these transactions have put millions in their own pockets.”
The Clinton Foundation has come under scrutiny for accepting foreign donations while Mrs. Clinton served as secretary of state. Last week, the foundation revised its policy to allow donations from countries like Germany, Canada, the Netherlands and Britain but prohibit giving by other nations in the Middle East.
However, what may end up proving most damning are some of the specifics to be found within the book. It was on one of those relationships that Newsweek focused its efforts. In fact Newsweek focused particularly on one dangerous fellow. The fourth richest man in Ukraine, oil and gas magnate Victor Pinchuk, has been uncovered as the single biggest financier of the Clinton’s wealthy lifestyle.
Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, 54, has courted the Clintons for at least nine years – in the United States, the Alps and Ukraine.
Earlier this year, he was confirmed as the largest individual contributor to the Clinton Foundation, whose aims include the creation of “economic opportunity and growth.”
Newsweek has seen declarations and documents from Ukraine that show a series of shipments from Interpipe to Iran in 2011 and 2012, including railway parts and products commonly used in the oil and gas sectors.
Among a number of high-value invoices for products related to rail or oil and gas, one shipment for $1.8m (1.7m) in May 2012 was for “seamless hot-worked steel pipes for pipelines” and destined for a city near the Caspian Sea.
Both the rail and oil and gas sectors are sanctioned by the US, which specifically prohibits any single invoice to the Iranian petrochemical industry worth more than $1m.
Being denied access to US markets and the US banking system could prove catastrophic to Interpipe, given that accountancy giant Ernst & Young has raised questions over its viability.
The person in charge of this list of non-US companies is the Secretary of State, who between 2009 to 2013 – the period during which Pinchuk’s company was trading with Iran – was Hillary Clinton.
So the guy who almost singlehandedly bankrolled the Clinton family Dynasty was also working with Iran at the same time that Hillary Clinton would have been in a place to make sure his company wasn’t sanctioned for breaking American laws. Amazing. It may be the very clearest example of the corrupt and destitute behavior perpetrated by Hillary Clinton yet.
Are there really Americans who are willingly and even hopefully ready to turn over our White House to such a brazen and disgusting criminal?
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