It is illegal for foreign countries to attempt to influence the outcome of elections by funding candidates in the United States, however illegality has never stopped the Clinton’s that will secure their power and wealth.
The Saudi Arabia royal family has been a frequent bedfellow with both Bill and Hillary, donating fast sums to the Clinton Foundation, as well as paying the Podesta Group, founded by Hillary’s campaign chair John Podesta, a tidy figure of $200,000 to “raise the country’s visibility” in the United States.
The paper-money trail between Hillary and the Saudi Prince is damning and most recently, though now deleted, 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 dirty money exchange has been going on for decades and in a just world should hurt Hillary’s bid for election.
At least $100 million have been given to Bill and Hillary Clinton from Persian Gulf regimes and their leaders. Hillary is in bed with these Persian Gulf Sheiks, allowing them to “buy access” and influence, while claiming she is capable of “carrying out independent Middle East policies”.
The links between presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and the Saudi royal family go back many years. Republicans and Democrats alike have long expressed concern over Clinton’s ties with the wealthy monarchy after Saudi Arabia — along with other Clinton Foundation donor countries — received major arms deals from her State Department, writes Truth and Action.
By now, most people are familiar with the controversies surrounding the Clinton Foundation and the State Department under Hillary Clinton’s leadership. During her reign as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton’s State Department approved $165 billion worth of arms sales to 20 foreign nations — countries that just so happened to have donated a lot of money to Bill and Hillary’s Clinton Foundation.
Hillary’s close connection with these regimes, which are known for human rights violations, should hurt her Presidential bid, yet her blind and deluded fan-base cannot see through her wrinkled facade.
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has enthusiastically boasted about funding 20% of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the Presidency. In a statement posted online by the Petra News Agency, but since taken down, it claimed the following:
“Saudi Arabia always has sponsored both Republican and Democratic Party of America and in America current election also provide with full enthusiasm 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s election even though some events in the country don’t have a positive look to support the king of a woman (sic) for presidency,” the report quoted Prince Mohammed as having said.
According to the US Federal Election commission, over the past two years Clinton has raised a little more than $211.8 million. 20% of this sum is $42.4 million.
Fortunately, the “Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs managed to capture the report and has re-published the original Arabic Petra report”.
Below is a screenshot of the English report published, and then quickly deleted, by the Petra News Agency:
If the boasting of the Prince is true and $42.4 million has been donated to Hillary’s campaign, she has violated the Federal Election Campaign Act.
The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.
The ban on political contributions and expenditures by foreign nationals was first enacted in 1966 as part of the amendments to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), an “internal security” statute. The goal of the FARA was to minimize foreign intervention in U.S. elections by establishing a series of limitations on foreign nationals. These included registration requirements for the agents of foreign principals and a general prohibition on political contributions by foreign nationals. In 1974, the prohibition was incorporated into the Federal Election Campaign Act (the FECA), giving the Federal Election Commission (FEC) jurisdiction over its enforcement and interpretation.
Hillary Clinton is far from a law abiding citizen if it gets in the way of her ultimate goal which it to be the President of the United States. Nothing stops her from ethical or moral indiscretions if her end game is achievable through such actions. Her alignment with Saudi Arabia, a country with extreme human rights violations is of no consequence to Hillary, as long as they help her along her path to victory.
The report was published (and then mysteriously deleted) on the eve of Prince Mohammed making an official visit to the United States. The Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday that the senior royal was due to fly to Washington where he will meet officials to discuss US-Saudi ties.
He will remain in the American capital until 16 June, when he will travel to New York for meetings with financial companies, the Saudi Gazette reported.
Prince Mohammed will discuss regional issues with American officials, and he will hold talks with the financial companies about his vision for diversifying Saudi Arabia’s economy away from oil dependency.
Links between Saudi Arabia and the Clinton family, including with Hillary’s campaign, are well reported. In 2008, it was revealed that the Gulf kingdom had donated between $10m and $25m to the Clinton Foundation, a charity set up by Hillary’s husband and former US President Bill Clinton.
Last year the Centre for Studies and Media Affairs at the Saudi Royal Court paid public relations firm the Podesta Group $200,000 for a month-long project to provide “public relations services”.
The Podesta Group was founded in 1988 by brothers John and Tony Podesta. John Podesta is the chair of Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the next US president.
“This news comes just as its been revealed that the Obama administration may declassify many pages of the 9/11 report that many assume contains links between the September 11th terrorist attacks and Saudi Arabia.
Should those accusations prove correct, this money may very well be money well spent. The irreparable damage that could come from an American ally’s connections to the nation’s largest terrorist attack would no doubt be catastrophic for the image of the oil-rich nation.
Of course, leave it to someone with Clinton ties to try and protect Saudi Arabia from American rage. Lately, it’s been the liberal way to protect Muslims from any type of public ridicule, even when they’re linked to terror.”
The report goes on to discuss claims that the still-classified documents in the 9/11 Commission report contain damaging information to the Saudi government — information that shows ties between Saudi government officials and several of the 9/11 hijackers. Hillary Clinton has remained largely silent on whether she would support a bill that would allow victims of terrorist attacks to sue governments who aided and abetted the perpetrators. Now, it would appear, we know why she has kept her mouth shut.
Hillary’s association with the Saudi government should be a detriment to her claim that she is the most equipped to hand foreign policy, the most experienced. Experience, however, does not equate effective and judicious decision making, and in Hillary’s case, her decision making has always been tainted by her selfish desire for power, and not what is in the best interest for America.
“The Saudi government and its affiliates have spent millions of dollars on U.S. law, lobby and public relations firms to raise the country’s visibility in the United States and before the United Nations at a crucial time.
And some of Washington’s premier law and lobby firms — including Podesta Group, BGR Government Affairs, DLA Piper and Pillsbury Winthrop — have been tasked with the job, according to a review of Justice Department filings.”
The Post added some specifics about the Saudi contract with the Podesta Group but failed to report the significant detail that the firm’s owner, who is personally working on the Saudi account, is John Podesta’s brother. The Post only identified Tony Podesta as “a top Democratic lobbyist and major contributor to Hillary Clinton.”
In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. This is what she said:
“The third area that demands attention is preventing radicalization and countering efforts by ISIS and other international terrorist networks to recruit in the United States and Europe. For starters, it is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations. And they should stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism. We also have to use all our capabilities to counter jihadist propaganda online. This is something that I spend a lot of time on at the State Department.”
There is nothing wrong with that statement, as it is the whole truth – Saudi Arabia’s involvement in supporting terrorism stretches from Sept 11 all the way through to ISIS – however, where there is a big, and potentially law-breaking, problem is what Jordan’s official news agency, Petra News Agency, reported on Sunday citing the Saudi crown price, namely that Saudi Arabia is a major funder of Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the next president of the United States.
Hypocritical Hillary must have been on the phone with the Prince, after making this statement, to let him know she was just appeasing the American public.