I am sure it was simply an oversight, you know like when many of those who got one of the bountiful State Dept. contracts to help rebuild Haiti also “just happened to” give large donations to the Clinton Foundation.
On Friday Reuters reported the Clinton Foundation “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.” I am sure she meant to report it. Perhaps the check came when Hillary was writing one of those personal emails about yoga or her daughter’s wedding and it slipped her mind.
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…
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