Donald Trump disappointed a lot of people when he said, last week, that he had no interest in continuing the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server or her role in the Clinton Foundation. What the new president actually does when he takes office may be moot.
The FBI has an ongoing investigation that spans at least 10 states and is looking into “pay-for-play “allegations against the Clintons with respect to their foundation. Donald Trump’s new Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is a sworn enemy of the Clinton Crime Family and I don’t expect him to call off the dogs with respect to the Clinton Foundation.
Then there’s any number of state Attorneys General who have expressed an interest in investigating Clintons.
And then there’s a new twist. Foreign governments.
Word is that the Trump administration will likely pressure U.S. ambassadors to have foreign governments probe the Clinton Foundation’s financial dealings. At least two countries, Haiti and Colombia, are more than willing to go after Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea.
The Clintons raised billions of dollars in aid that was supposed to be directed to Haiti but only 5% to 15% of that money actually showed up in Haiti and almost none of it went to help the poor who were the hardest hit after a devastating earthquake in 2010.
In addition, Hillary Clinton’s brother, shown here in a golf cart with Bill, was on the Board of Directors for a mining company that received one of only two “gold exploration permits” from the Haitian government. Those were the first permits of their kind issued in over 50 years. The royalties to be paid to the Haitian government were paid at 2 ½% of the value of the gold extracted. That’s less than half the standard rate.
The Haitians would love to get their hands on the Clintons.
In Columbia there were similar shenanigans when Frank Giustra, a wealthy Canadian friend of the Clintons managed to acquire large parcels of land and set up a very profitable oil business. That followed a $100 million pledge to the Clinton Crime Foundation.
The Clinton Foundation is famous for the amount of money they raise and how little of it goes to the causes for which they raise the money. They’ve taken in hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign governments including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, and Australia.
Two years ago, according to tax filings, the Clinton Foundation actually gave about 15% of the revenue they raised to the causes for which they raise the money. According to more recent tax filings that number is down to about 5%. The Clinton Foundation is a 501c(3) “charity,” but it appears that the only people benefiting from the Clintons’ “charity” are Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea and their good friends.
It’s also rumored that the IRS, specifically an office in Texas, is taking a hard look at the Foundation.
The bottom line here is that Donald Trump may not have to do anything. Any one of probably a dozen foreign governments look like they’d be happy to take care of the Clintons. Personally, I’d love to see the whole Clinton crowd sitting in a Haitian prison.
I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning.
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