Yet again, another Wikileaks document dump catches Hillary Clinton in a dishonest spot – this time, making off-hand comments about the duplicity of America’s important overseas allies.
And once again, her Clinton Foundation has surfaced as a curious funding partner.
Here’s the story, in brief: In a 2014 email to John Podesta, who now serves as Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman but then served as counselor to President Obama, Clinton quipped that Saudi, as well as Qatar, might not be so in line with American interests as seems on surface.
The Daily Caller reported it this way: “Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sent an email to her campaign chairman John Podesta in 2014, who was then-counselor to President Barack Obama, that said Saudi Arabia and Qatar are both giving financial and logistical support to the Islamic State and other extremist Sunni groups, according to a recent Wikileaks release.”
The email from Clinton to Podesta was sent August 17 of that year, outlining an eight-point means of destroying ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Clinton’s big idea?
To support the Kurds on the ground, and stay away from any type of conventional ground troops’ missions.
She wrote, the Daily Caller reported: “While this military/para-military operation is moving forward, we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region.”
But this is the real story behind the story: As the Daily Caller notes, the Clinton Foundation has received big bucks from Qatar and from Saudi.
“Qatar has given between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and Saudi Arabia has donated upwards of $25 million dollars to the Foundation,” the news outlet said.
The bigger question is: Will the Clinton Foundation return these funds?
We’ll have to wait and see.
From the Daily Caller: “The Clinton campaign has not replied to a Daily Caller inquiry about whether the Clinton Foundation will return donations from these two nations that, according to Hillary Clinton, fund ISIS.”
Source: Daily Caller