A little more than 20 years ago, William Jefferson Clinton gained the Presidency by selling his soul and American technology to China in exchange for campaign contributions that rocketed him into the Oval Office. Now in 2016, his wife and former first lady is following in his footsteps by using foreign contributions from Saudi Arabia to try to accomplish this same feat.
In a report that was published and then mysteriously deleted on June 12 by the Petra News Agency, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is quoted as having provided upwards of 20 percent of her total campaign funding for her Presidential campaign.
As MEE notes, the Petra News Agency published on Sunday what it described as exclusive comments from Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman which included a claim that Riyadh has provided 20 percent of the total funding to the prospective Democratic candidate’s campaign.
The report was later deleted and the news agency has not responded to requests for comment from Middle East Eye. However, the deletion took place too late, as the Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs managed to capture the report and has re-published the original Arabic Petra report, which quoted Prince Mohammed as having said Saudi Arabia had provided with “full enthusiasm” an undisclosed amount of money to Clinton. – Zerohedge
Campaign contributions from foreign sources and governments are illegal in America, but this has not stopped Hillary Clinton from using her autonomous foundation to receive such funds by selling favors to foreign nationals, especially while holding the position of Secretary of State. And perhaps what is most ironic is that the other Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been flagged multiple times for receiving donations from foreign sources, and has had to give them up to stave off a Federal investigation.
Thousands of contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign in January violated federal campaign finance laws, election regulators said on Thursday.
The Federal Election Commission sent a letter to the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign committee on Thursday with a 90-page spreadsheet listing 3,457 “excessive, prohibited, and impermissible contributions.”
The campaign’s January financial disclosure filing listed contributions from foreign nationals and unregistered political committees, the FEC said. Other contributions came from donors who exceeded the $2,700 per-election limit.
“Although the Commission may take further legal action concerning the acceptance of [excessive or prohibited] contributions, your prompt action to refund the prohibited amount will be taken into consideration,” the FEC told the campaign. – Free Beacon
During the 1990’s, contributions from China to Bill Clinton’s election campaign resulted in two landmark laws and regulations that benefited China, and ended the U.S.’s domination as a manufacturing economy. First was the passage of NAFTA, which then was followed with the giving of China a most favored trade nation endorsement.
For the Clinton dynasty, it appears that laws mean little to them, and that the means justify the ends in the gaining of absolute power. And one has to wonder what promises were made to Saudi Arabia in exchange for their money, if the report of them funding a large portion of Hillary’s candidacy comes out to be true.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for Secretsofthefed.com, Examiner.com,Roguemoney.net, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.