Clinton Foundation May Be In Ethics Breach With Bill's $1 Million "Present" From State Sponsor Of Terrorism

Tyler Durden's picture

Much has been said about an April 2012 email disclosed by WikiLeaks, in which Amitabh Desai, the Clinton Foundation’s director of foreign policy, writes to senior Clinton Foundation officials explaining the “summary of key points” from his meetings with the “Ambassadors from Qatar, Brazil, Peru, Malawi, and Rwanda, in Washington, DC.”

Describing his meeting with the ambassador of Qatar, Desai wrote, “Would like to see WJC [William Jefferson Clinton] ‘for five minutes’ in NYC, to present $1 million check that Qatar promised for WJC’s birthday in 2011.”

“Qatar would welcome our suggestions for investments in Haiti – particularly on education and health,” Desai wrote in the email. “They have allocated most of their $20 million but are happy to consider projects we suggest. I’m collecting input from CF Haiti team.”

While this has been seen by critics of the Clinton Foundation as yet another instance of influence pandering and "pay-to-play", this time there may actually be consequences for the Clinton Foundation: according to the State Department, the previously undisclosed donation suggests there may be an ethics violation by the foundation, even though the State of Qatar is shown on the foundation's website as having given at least that amount. There is no date listed for the donation. A spokesman for the foundation declined to confirm the donation to Reuters.

Underscoring the potential flagrant abuse of ethical guidelines if the Qatar payment is confirmed, Hillary Clinton promised the U.S. government that while she served as secretary of state the foundation would not accept new funding from foreign governments without seeking clearance from the State Department's ethics office. The agreement was designed to dispel concerns that U.S. foreign policy could be swayed by donations to the foundation.

However, and where things get awkward for Clinton, is that the State Department has said it cannot cite any instances of its ethics officials reviewing or approving new donations from foreign governments to the foundation while Clinton served as the country's top diplomat from 2009 until 2013, suggesting the foundation may be in breach of its ethics agreement over the not immaterial donation of $1 million from a foreign state.

"You would need to ask the Foundation whether there were additional matters that it should have submitted for State Department review," the department said in a statement.

The ethics agreement allowed foreign governments that already supported foundation projects to continue while Clinton was at the State Department. However, if one of those governments wanted to "increase materially its commitment," then the foundation was required to ask the department first.  At least in this occasion, it appears that the requirement slipped the Clintons' minds.

Craig Minassian, a foundation spokesman, declined to confirm to Reuters if Qatar gave the $1 million described in the 2012 email. Even if it had, he said he questioned whether the money would be considered a "material increase."

Actually, since according to the Foundation's own website, Qatar gave anywhere between $1 million and $5 million, in the best case scenario the donation would be a rather material 20% increase to Qatar's total. In the worst case, it would be 100%.

Minassian also said Qatar has been donating since 2002, and that some of those donations have been greater than $1 million. Qatar's embassy in Washington did not respond to questions. A spokesman for Clinton, who was campaigning in Seattle on Friday, also did not resond to questions.

Last year, Reuters found that at least seven other foreign governments made new donations to the foundation without the State Department being informed, partly, foundation officials said, because of "oversights."

Then again, with Obama campaigning for Clinton to be elected his successor, and the White House repeatedly declining to discuss the breaches of the agreement Clinton signed with Obama's administration, we doubt anything at all will come out of this particular story.

And just to put a perfect wrapper on this story, here is Hillary Clinton telling Goldman Sachs in 2013, just months after she quit her job as Secretary of State, that Qatar is among the states funding what would emerge to be known as the Islamic State.

If you look at what's happening in Syria, it's clearly a multiply leveled proxy battle. We've got Iran with their agents in Hezbollah, and they're being taken on by indigenous rebels but increasingly a collection of Jihadists who are funded by the Saudis, funded by the Emiratis, funded by Qatar.

Indicatively, this is how much the Clinton foundation has accepted from these three state sponsors of terrorism.

  • Saudi Arabia: $10-$25 million
  • Qatar: $1-$5 million
  • United Arab Emirates: $1-$5 million

Additionally, Bill Clinton has pocketed between $500,000 and $1 million for two speeches sponsored by Qatari entities. Meanwhile the "war" against ISIS continues.

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Bay of Pigs's picture

But Trump said......

(standard response and misdirection from the Clinton camp and MSM)

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"I'm shocked, shocked to find there were undisclosed/unvetted donations." - Hillary Clinton

"Happy Birthday Bill" - Qatar

Occident Mortal's picture

Give it up guys, we're fucked.

45th President is in the pocket of Prince Bin Salman and will do her job serving this guys agenda and squeeze Russian oil out of Europe. Which is also what Soros and Buffett want.

Domestic issues will be delegated to people with no power to actually change anything.

She is bought and paid and so is our military.

Loftie's picture

Saudi Arabia, state sponsor of terror? Pffft!

They're just kiddies compared to these guys.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Bribe is bribe is bribe, no matter if you call it "speaking fee", "birthday gift", or "reimbursable business expense". To quote Cheech & Chong, "It is look it like crap, smell it like crap, taste it like crap… good thing we are not step in."

philipat's picture

Hey Loftie, previously known as mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then lance-a-lot and others. Lance-a-lot got banned very quickly so time to re-use another old persona (non grata)?

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments, which are deliberately dramatic to encourage people to click on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.

SheHunter's picture

Yeah.  I'm slowly coming to terms with that fact. American voters won't be able to pull off a Britian.  First XX gene American president making a bad name for every American woman.  Hell, every woman globally.  Apologies guys.  I know you know this but not all of us are assholes.

dogismycopilot's picture

Don't be mentally weak. They want you to give up. 

adanata's picture


Look at them all smiling and laughing... at us.

wombats's picture

None of this ever actually happened at all.

It is just a story invented by Putin and Trump to smear poor innocent Hillary.   /sarc

Joe Davola's picture

"Ethics" "is" - so many words with murky definitions.

Chupacabra-322's picture

"Ehtics" is "Gas Lighting " for Criminal. As the Criminal Fraud System of the UNITED STATES,
CORP. INC. has been exposed to be completely Lawless.

Hillary Clinton = Whitey Bulger

James Comey = John Connelly

Common logic would dictate arresting them under their own Criminal Fraud UCC Court Sytem for RICO crimes.

Also exposed is "Operation Mocking." Along with the Criminal Complicent Presstitute Media. The Deep State, Criminal NSA & Pure Evil Criminal Psychopaths at the CIA / Mossad / Saudi Aribia / NeoCon Criminal Fascist.

1033eruth's picture

No, they are laughing at you.  I don't have a self worth, poor image problem.  

I do have a problem with the halfwits that are worried about what others think.  (Usually that means the taxpayers are on the hook for some incredible expense so that others are forced to stop laughing).  You're a mindless drip.   

Badsamm's picture

I read this stuff and all I can think of is the Syrian war. Those artisit's impressions of Qatari pipelines cutting through the newly liberated Syrian landscape must have been a real beauty.

Go to jail you evil cunt

dilligaff's picture

"May be ethics breach"  no shit!

Croesus's picture

Clintons are allergic to Ethics. 

Ignatius's picture

How many "May be ethics breach" equal an actual ethics breach?

Someone, give me a number.

1033eruth's picture

You mean, an ethics breach that would actually have consequences for the Clintons?  Well apparently there is no number.  

Its good to be King and Queen.  Ethics are whatever you want them to be when you're royalty. 

Booked's picture

 "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?  Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason." -- John Harington (1561-1612)

BennyBoy's picture


There only 3 "Official" State Sponsors of Terrorism: Iran, Sudan, and Syria. And lots of "Unofficaial" State Sponsors of Terrorism that do the USA's dirty work.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Don't forget the "Wet Work" done to Scalia in the emails. Murderders still at large.

SheHunter's picture

If only the MSM silence on Wet Work were because the MSM was chided into temporary silence by our beloved CIA/FBI due to an in-depth investigation being underway.  But I dream. The MSM silence on Wet Work is another claim by them of  'nothing happening here folks, turn on the eve sitcoms and grab a Micky's."

HedgeJunkie's picture

The is only ONE State sponsor of Terrorism; and that is the good ol' United States War Criminal Government.

All others are merely supporters.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

They fund the Clintons for the same reasons they fund ISIS.  So the Clintons can do to the US what ISIS has done to Syria, Libya, and Europe.

NumberNone's picture

Is it just me or can anyone else easily hear Hillary saying about our democracy after the election "We've had such terrible loss of civility, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it".

DarthVaderMentor's picture

LOL! ETHICS Breach? Who cares about ethics violations when the DOJ and FBI won't even prosecute REAL felonies? America is no longer a country of laws, so only misguided fools worry about ethics!

The hordes of brainwashed globalist slaves and the dead will vote for Hillary and spur the rise of the modern day AMERICAN version of Marie Antoinette who is going to destroy the country.

If she wins, we are doomed. Our only hope is massive destruction of all of our corrupted institutions and government by electing our human political Molotov Cocktail, Donald Trump....

MJ4Vets's picture

I find it to be a common delusion to think that 'Trump will save the Day' - even if he's everything a Constitutionalist, True Red, White, & Blue American hopes he is. Blood, and lots of it, on American soil is the ONLY way we will get back to a Constitutional Republic. Until WE the People resolve ourselves to this, things will only continue to get worse (indefinitely).

fannyplucker's picture

Saudi & Qatar cofounders of ISIS buying favors, not the first time. MSM will never notice it. Hope the Main Street notice and defeat HRC.

Lumberjack's picture

Podesta and crew must be freaking right the fuck out.

max_leering's picture

ethics?... we don't need no steeeenken ethics!

Duc888's picture



I can tell you this.  Hillary's emails, as totally fucked up as they are..... are ABSOLUTELY NOTHING compared to the Clinton Foundation pile of feces.

Hillary's emails will take the Clintons down.  The Clinton Foundation is the thermonuclear explosion that no one in DC will survive.  Trump knows this.  DC knows this.  Putin knows this.  Xi knows this. The avarage Joe the Plumber in USA has no effing clue.

Shit is gonna get real,  REALLY fucking fast if they pry the lid off of this cesspool.



SheHunter's picture

An honest question.  If what you say is fact why is she being coddled in as the next prez?  If what you state has merit the Foundation will be exposed during her tenure.  Which will make her TBTF supporters (ass-kissers) look like criminals alongside the bitch.

RogerMud's picture

beause quite simply, there are a whole bunch of people who are complicit and will be caught up in the explosion if/when it all hits the fan. their only hope is to get Clinton elected, and sweep it all under the White House rug.

Kidbuck's picture

If you like your million dollar bribe, you can keep your million dollar bribe.

AtATrESICI's picture

no shit do the clintons do anything that is not a crime, unethical. or immoral? they seem to work like demons, as bill said.

grunk's picture

She smells like sulphur.

grunk's picture


A barbarous relic.

DarthVaderMentor's picture

It's all the Bushes and Reagan's fault!

bornlastnight's picture

Bush yes...but Reagan definitely NO.

max_leering's picture

Bush "no taxes" 1 and the Shrub 2 were steaming piles of dog shit... I looked up ronnie rayguns in the encyclopaedia and for some reason they show a pic of a dog turd- in color even... guess it could have been a homeless souls turd

silverer's picture

Bush the younger, yes. Which also tells you all you need to know about 'democrat' and 'republican' politicians. The label is meaningless.

grunk's picture

"Clinton" and "Ethics" should not be used in the same sentence.

Unless we are talking sentencing guidelines.

lasvegaspersona's picture

'ethics breach'...that is like a compliment to the Clintons. I do not think they are too woried about a parking ticket?...that could cost the foundation real money....

bornlastnight's picture

OT:  So what's the latest word on the U.S. and Saudi giving ISIS a pass going from Mosul Iraq to Syria?


Nothing in the MSM or any conservative blogs.  Was this another smoke screen to take our eyes off the Clinton and Podesta email scandals?

MissCellany's picture

Wow! Great find. The trial balloon has gone up.

MJ4Vets's picture

I've been calling for Multiaxial Exams, particularly testing for psychopathy & sociopathy, in addition to polygraph with publicly disclosed questions as to Patriotic loyalty for ALL Federally elected or appointed officials, for quite some time. (Other sites - I feel I've 'graduated' to comment on ZH, today.)