Clintons Received $100M+ From Middle East Dictators

Last month, Truth and Action reported that a major donor and fundraiser for Hillary Clinton was personally lobbying on behalf of the Saudi government.  The book, Clinton Cash alleges all sorts of quid pro quo favors between foreign governments and the Clintons.  And now, a Daily Caller investigation is showing that Middle Eastern governments have donated a lot of money to the Clintons over the years, raising the question: can Hillary Clinton be neutral in formulating and carrying out fair foreign policy in the Middle East?

A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary’s claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies.

As a presidential candidate, the amount of foreign cash the Clintons have amassed from the Persian Gulf states is “simply unprecedented,” says national security analyst Patrick Poole.

“These regimes are buying access. You’ve got the Saudis. You’ve got the Kuwaitis, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. There are massive conflicts of interest. It’s beyond comprehension,” Poole told TheDCNF in an interview.

Overall, the Clinton Foundation has received upwards of $85 million in donations from five Persian Gulf states and their monarchs, according to the foundation’s website.

Activist groups have charged the five states — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — committed numerous human rights abuses.

For years, the accusations have centered on the Persian Gulf practice of importing hundreds of thousands of poor foreign laborers who work for low wages, including hundreds of thousands of female “domestic workers” who have no labor rights and often face exploitation and sexual abuse.

The ongoing Clinton financial relationship with despotic Persian Gulf states could hurt Hillary as a supporter of labor rights and tarnish her image as a vigorous supporter of women.

Yet as secretary of state, Clinton consciously and actively sought to legitimize the sheikdoms through many new Department of State programs.

So while Hillary will undoubtedly continue to claim the mantle of champion of the people, and play her woman card, she will have to face the fact that she cozied up with governments who commit horrible human rights violations — especially against women.  If only the media would ask.

If only the media would ask her.

Source: The Daily Caller

Photo: Bahrain Ministry of Foreign



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