User:RobSmith/Clinton Foundation conflicts of interest

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The Clinton Foundation conflicts of interest cited below roughly fall into three categories : (1) past conflicts during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as U.S. Secretary of State; (2) conflicts of interest related to fundraising for election campaigns; and (3) potential conflicts should Hillary Clinton be elected president of the United States. Potential conflicts are of concern given a president would find it difficult to recuse themself in a decision that only the president can make, such as the Keystone XL pipeline.[1]

The Clinton Foundation Federal Tax ID number is 31-1580204.

Known donor list as of 2008.

Oil companies[2]

  • Chevron, Alberta Clipper
  • American Petroleum Institute, Canadian Oil Sands
  • Exxon Mobile, Candadian Oil Sands
  • ConocoPhillips, Canadian Oil Sands

Arms sales[3]

In all, governments and corporations involved in the arms deals approved by Clinton’s State Department have delivered between $54 million and $141 million to the Clinton Foundation as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the Clinton family, according to foundation and State Department records. [4]

  • Algeria
  • Saudi Arabia, paid foundation at least $10 million, bought $29 billion arms deal.[5][6]
  • Kuwait, paid Bill Clinton $425,000 in speaking fees, recieved approval for million $693 purchase of Boeing fighter aircraft.[7]
  • United Arab Emirates, donated between $1 million and $5 million.
  • Oman, donated between $1 million and $5 million.
  • Qatar
  • Thailand
  • Norway
  • Australia, donated $5 million and $10 million.

Defense contractors

American defense contractors donated to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state and in some cases made personal payments to Bill Clinton for speaking engagements. Such firms and their subsidiaries were listed as contractors in $163 billion worth of deals that were authorized by the Clinton State Department between 2009 and 2012.

  • Boeing; paid foundation $10 million, recieved Saudia contract. In 2010 paid foundation $900,000 and recieved approval for $3.7 billion Russian deal.[8] Donated at least $5 million in total.
  • Honeywell, paid at least $50,000
  • Hawker Beechcraft (owned by Goldman Sachs), paid at least $500,000.
  • General Electric. NBC put Chelsea Clinton on its payroll as a network correspondent in November 2011, when it was still 49 percent owned by General Electric, a major defense contractor that benefitted from the Clinton State Department's arms export approval. General Electric donated at least $1 million.
  • Lockhead Martin, paid at least $250,000
  • United Technologies, paid at least $50,000

Free trade agreements

  • Colombia, reversed opposition after foundation took cash from Frank Giustra, who also sits on the Foundation Board.[9]
  • Panama. Donors to the Clinton foundation use Panama for offshore tax havens and money laundering as revealed in the Panama Papers.[10]


  • Frank Giustra
  • Rajiv Fernando purchased a seat on the State Department's International Security Advisory Board with a $250,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation. Fernando also served as a 2016 unelected Superdelegate for Hillary Clinton to the Democatic Convention. [11]
  • George Stephanopoulos, Clinton surrogate and alleged news anchor gave $75,000.[12]
  • Richard L. Friedman, hotel developer, asked for help building hotels in Haiti.[13][14]
  • Bill Cosby

Foreign governments

  • China. A Chinese firm, Rilin Enterprises, run by a member of the Chinese parliament with close security and intelligence connections to the Chinese government, has donated $2 million.[15]
  • Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Global Affairs Canada) gave $480,000 and cites the Keystone XL pipeline as one of it's priorities.[16]
  • Germany, donated between $100,000 and $250,000.
  • Italy
  • Netherlands

Foreign entities

  • UBS, a Swiss bank and one of the world's largest, was fined $780 million in February 2009 in a U.S. Federal Court on charges it helped thousands of Americans evade taxes.[17] Donations to the foundation increased tenfold to $600,000 after Hillary intervened where Department of Justice prosecutors and the IRS previously had been the lead agencies. Additionally, Bill Clinton collected $1.5 million in speaking fees.[18]
  • FIFA (Federacion Internationale de Football Association), currently facing Department of Justice charges for money laundering, racketeering and wire fraud, donated at least $50,000.[19]

Domestic entities

  • Energy Pioneer Solutions Inc., a for-profit entity. The Clinton Global Initiative helped arrange $2 million in financial commitments to benefit the company owned by longtime Clinton friends and the Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. The CGI was able to secure an $812,000 grant from then-Energy Secretary Steven Chu. IRS regulations are explicit, all non-profit activites are not to be used for private or personal gain.[20]
  • Happy Hearts Fund, offered Bill Clinton a lifetime achievement award twice which he turned down until there was a veiled solicitation and offer for $500,000, then he accepted. Clinton pocketed nearly one quarter of the charity event which could have built 10 preschools in Indonesia, according to the New York Times.[22]


  • Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership. A Canadian law provides a convenient loophole for money laundering. The law prohibits charities from disclosing individual donors without their permission. 1,100 secret donors remain undisclosed, thanks to Clinton Foundation Board member Frank Guistra's, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership.[23] [24]

See also


  17. UBS fined $780 million in tax evasion scandal, Investment News, February 19, 2009.