New Report: Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons From Hillary's State Department
A new report by David Sirota and Andrew Perez at the International Business Times details how Clinton Foundation donors received weapons deals from Hillary Clinton's State Department. The IBT analysis shows that Clinton's State Department sold $165 billion worth of commercial arms to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation. The investigation also identifies $151 billion in separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 countries that donated money to the Clinton Foundation.
The story points out that, "under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions -- a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy." However, "nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers."
The IBT story comes after months of media criticism regarding the Clinton Foundation's donor list and its potential connection to the uproar over Clinton's "email scandal." The reporting introduces an additional layer of complexity to accumulating conflicts of interests. You can read the report here.