Pay -To- Play: Move along folks….nothing to see here. No corruption or anything like that

September 6, 2016

Submitted by:  Veronica Coffin

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Move along folks….nothing to see here. No corruption or anything like that. No biggie.

Pay -To- Play

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The recent release of additional private emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email servers based at her New York home provide a clearer picture of the “pay-to-play” connections between Clinton’s State Department, her and her husband’s and daughter’s Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, and the private investment consulting and investment firm of Teneo Holdings, Inc. in Manhattan.
Donor
Amount given to Clinton Foundation/Global Initiative (CGI)
Received in return
Prince of Abu Dhabi and Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahayan and the Al Nahayan family of Abu Dhabi

<$5,000,000
Access to HRC at State Dept. and a $500,000 environmental speech by Bill Clinton given at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi while HRC was meeting in Washington with Shaikh Abdullah.
Algeria

$500,000
State clearance for U.S. arms sales to Algeria. Deal included biological and chemical agents.
Australia, Commonwealth of

$75,000,000
Strong State Dept. for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which stands to be a boon for Australian multinational firms.
Bahrain, Kingdom of

$250,000
Muted criticism by State of Bahrain’s abysmal human rights practices.
Boeing Corp.

$900,000
State Dept. clearance for $29 billion arms U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia, including Boeing’s F-15 fighter.
Brunei Darussalam, Sultanate of

$5,000,000
State Dept. clearance for U.S. weapons sales to Brunei.
Cameroon, Republic of

<$100,000
Influence buying by the Cameroon government with the Clinton State Department.
Canada

$500,000
State Dept. support for Canada’s Keystone XL pipeline, eventually vetoed by Barack Obama.
Chagoury Group
<$5,000,000 in cash and a $1,000,000,000 pledge
HRC delayed designating Nigeria’s Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization because of Chagoury Group’s investments and operations in Nigeria. Chagoury Group received the “Sustainable Development Award” from the CGI. Chagooury helped the family of Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha hide his wealth stolen from Nigeria’s oil revenues.
Confederation of Indian Industry

<$1,000,000
Access for Indian businesses to U.S. government officials.
Corning, Inc.

$150,000
Clinton arranged for international access for the New York-based firm.
Dahdaleh, Victor

<$5,000,000
Lobbyist for Bahrain state-owned aluminum company who sought a contract between the Bahraini firm and the U.S.-owned Alcoa World Alumina.
Dominican Republic

<$25,000,000
Clinton Foundation board member Rolando Gonzalez’s company InterEnergy received contracts from Dominican government for wind energy projects. The firm received Domican President’s Gold Citizen Award in 2010.
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

<$100,000
State pressure on Justice Dept. to curtail criminal investigation of FIFA.
Fernwood Foundation (Canadian foundation run by Canadian uranium mining mogul Ian Telfer

$2,600,000
Telfer’s UrAsia and Uranium One Corporations, co-owned with Canadian mining magnate and “Friend of Bill” Frank Giustra receved favorable uranium mining deals with Kazakhstan and Russia’s ROSATOM and Kazakhstan’s KAZATOMPROM.
Flanders, Government of

€780,000 ($872,000)
High-level access to U.S. government officials by Flemish government officials and businesses.
GEMS Education, Dubai

$5,600,000
Bill Clinton made “honorary chairman” of the Dubai company.
Germany, Federal Republic of

$250,000
High-level access to U.S. government officials by German officials and businessmen.
Giustra, Frank (Canadian mining magnate) (Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership/Radcliffe Foundation)

$31,300,000
State soft-peddled threat of the Islamic State because Lafarge had negotiated with the terrorists to maintain its operations in ISIL-controlled territory in Syria. arranged favorable deals with Kazakhstan and its president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Hindustan Construction Corp. (India)

<$500,000
Access for corporate officials to U.S. government officials.
Ireland, Republic of

<$158,300,000
Influence-buying by Irish government with the Clintons.
Italy, Republic of

$100,000
Influence buying by the Italian government with the Clinton State Department.
Jamaica
$100,000
Digicel Group, owned by Irish billionaire and Friend of Bill, Denis O’Brien, received USAID grant for a telecommunications project in Jamaica. Digicel (Jamaica) paid Bill Clinton $225,000 for a speech in Kingston. That was in addition to the $100,000 kicked in by Jamaica to the Clinton Foundation.
Kuwait, Emirate of

$10,000,000
State Dept. clearance for U.S. weapons sales to Kuwait.
Lafarge Group
<$100,000
State soft-peddled threat of Islamic State (ISIL) in Syria because Lafarge had an agreement with ISIL not to interfere in Lafarge activities in ISIL-controlled territory in Syria. HRC was a director of Lafarge between 1990 and 1992, at a time when the firm was selling strategic military materials to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
Lesotho, Kingdom of

<$100,000
Kickback from $11.2 million Irish grant to Clinton Foundation for HIV/AIDS abatement in Lesotho.
Mittal, Lakshmi, owner of ArcelorMittal, a major steel company, and board member of Goldman Sachs

<$5,000,000
Favorable opportunities in Kazakhstan, where Mittal is a member of the Foreign Investment Council of Kazakhstan. Dovetails with Bill Clinton’s uranium deals with Giustra and Nazarbayev.
Sheikh Mohammed H. Al Amoudi (Ethiopian-Saudi billionaire)1

<$10,000,000
Influence-buying within the Clinton State Dept.
Monsanto

<$5,000,000
State advocated for Monsanto “Frankenfood” and “Frankenseeds” worldwide.
Netherlands, Kingdom of the (Netherlands National Lottery)

$10,000,000
State helped open up investment opportunities for Dutch firms in Africa.
New Zealand, Government of

$1,200,000
Influence-buying within the Clinton State Dept.
Norway, Kingdom of

$89,600,000
Norwegian government split up donations to make them look smaller than they actually were. Norwegian firms received investment opportunities in the developing world, courtesy of the U.S. Millennium Goals Corporation.
Oman, Sultanate of

<$5,000,000
State clearance for U.S. weapons sales to Oman.
Papua New Guinea, Government of

<$100,000
Influence-buying within the Clinton State Dept.
Qatar, Emirate of

<$5,000,000
State Dept. approval for U.S. arms sales to Qatar. State pressure on Justice Dept. to curtail investigation of bribery payments regarding FIFA and 2022 World Cup host, Qatar.
Ras al Khaimah, Emirate of

$50,000
Influence-buying within the Clinton State Dept.
Rwanda, Republic of

$200,000
Influence-buying with HRC’s State Department.
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of

$25,000,000
State Dept. approval for U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Suzlon Energy, Ltd. (Amsterdam)

<$5,000,000
State and CGI promoted wind turbine solutions in developing countries. Suzlon, owned by an Indian national, is a leading supplier of wind turbines.
Swaziland, Kingdom of

<$100,000
Access to U.S. government officials for Swazi government/private business leaders.
Sweden, Kingdom of

$7,200,000
Access to U.S. government officials for Swedish government/private business leaders.
Switzerland, Confederation of

$325,000
Access to U.S. government officials for Swiss government/private business leaders.
Tenerife Island, Government of

$50,000
High-level access to U.S. government officials by Flemish government officials and businesses.
Taiwan

$10,000,000
State Dept. approval for U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan.
United Arab Emirates

<$5,000,000
State Dept. approval for U.S. weapons sales to the UAE.
United Kingdom

£50,000,000 ($78,000,000)
Access for key UK officials and UK businesses to key U.S.government policymakers.
Victor Pinchuk Foundation (Ukraine)

$8,600,000
Buy influence with Clinton at State to pressure Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to free jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Walmart, Inc.

<$5,000,000
HRC pressured Indian government to open up India to Walmart, an action opposed by India’s small retailers.

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