Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Friday, 28 October 2016

Latest WikiLeaks dump ties Clinton Foundation to personal enrichment claims

From the Guardian - former advisers boast of securing more than $100m for ‘Bill Clinton Inc’ after being questioned about their own conflicts of interest

"Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on embarrassing revelations of blurred lines between the Clinton Foundation and the family’s business interests, as fresh WikiLeaks emails cause their biggest political stir yet.

The new disclosures detail the extent of what was dubbed “Bill Clinton Inc” by advisers who boasted of securing more than $100m for the former president when challenged about their own conflicts of interest.

One email discussing an internal investigation into whether the foundation’s charitable status was at risk reveals Chelsea Clinton warning that her father would be “horrified” to hear that comparisons were being made between his activities and “Tony Blair’s profit motivations”.

Now the affair threatens to cast a cloud over Hillary Clinton’s campaign as demands are made for the full internal audit to be made public rather than just the snapshots provided via WikiLeaks."

The full article can be read here.

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