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The Clinton Foundation under-reported donations made by Russian nuclear company

November 29, 2017

  Back in October we learned the FBI had evidence of collusion between the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One but did nothing with it. This led to the House to open up investigations into the both the Uranium One deal and the Clinton Foundation.

  Now we are learning, according to this story, that the Clinton Foundation vastly under-reported contributions made by  a company which was lobbying for Russia’s nuclear company. Here is more:

The Clinton Foundation’s donor disclosure site vastly understated support that the Clinton Global Initiative received from APCO Worldwide, a global communications firm that lobbied on behalf of Russia’s state-owned nuclear company.

The site, created to detect conflicts of interest for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton because of her family’s various charitable efforts, shows APCO gave between $25,000 and $50,000 over the last decade.

But according to interviews and internal documents reviewed by The Hill, APCO was much more generous and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in pro-bono services and in-kind contributions to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) between 2008 and 2016.

For instance, an internal CGI document prepared in fall 2011 lists APCO’s in-kind contribution at $275,000 for that year alone. And APCO’s annual report on its global charitable efforts boasted of a large jump in support for CGI in 2011.

“In 2011, APCO significantly increased its pro-bono support for CGI and, for the first time, our team managed the press around CGI’s America meeting, as well as its global Annual Meeting,” APCO stated in a report submitted to the United Nations Global Compact. 

The increase in the contributions came as APCO was paid $3 million in 2010 and 2011 to work for Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned nuclear company. Rosatom paid APCO to lobby the State Department and other federal agencies on behalf of its Tenex subsidiary, which sought to increase its commercial uranium sales in the United States.

  As you read in the block quote above the donation site in question here was set up to monitor Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State to ensure there were no conflicts of interest. The site showed that Hillary Clinton’s “charities” recieved between $25,000 and $50,000 over the course of a decade from APCO and yet we now know APCO donated $275,000 in 2011 alone and this was at the same time APCO was being paid to lobby for Russian uranium sales. That is quite a difference!

  This timing must a coincidence and the discrepancy must have been an oversight due to sloppy bookkeeping, right? 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    November 29, 2017 10:53 pm

    I’m sure Mr and Mrs Bubbahill are shaking in their boots.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Brittius permalink
    November 30, 2017 5:14 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

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