Friday, April 10, 2015

Hillary! – Foreign Policy for Sale

There has been well-founded speculation that the Clinton Foundation is big slush fund for the Clintons.  But This. Is. Damning. (Language warning.)

Once she became Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary! had an odd change of position:

On the campaign trail in 2008, Hillary Clinton, along with then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, opposed the deal as a raw deal for workers, according to IBT. The pair changed their tune after the election and publicly supported the trade agreement. As secretary of State, Clinton’s State Department certified annually that Colombia was "meeting statutory criteria related to human rights."

Now what could have possibly brought about that that change?  Surely not contributions of multiple tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation by one Frank Giustra, who has mining (oil) investments in Columbia (and whom the Clintons had previously assisted in Kazakhstan).

The details of these financial dealings remain murky, but this much is clear: After millions of dollars were pledged by the [Columbian] oil company to the Clinton Foundation -- supplemented by millions more from Giustra himself -- Secretary Clinton abruptly changed her position on the controversial U.S.-Colombia trade pact. Having opposed the deal as a bad one for labor rights back when she was a presidential candidate in 2008, she now promoted it, calling it "strongly in the interests of both Colombia and the United States." The change of heart by Clinton and other Democratic leaders enabled congressional passage of a Colombia trade deal that experts say delivered big benefits to foreign investors like Giustra.

Check out Ace who has more with lot of links.  Noah Rothman is on this, too.  But it is already clear that under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U. S. foreign policy was for sale - to the financial benefit of the Clintons and friends.

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