Whatever conservatives may think of one-time Democratic presidents like JFK, it would still be shocking to learn that 20 per cent of their campaign contributions had come from, say, the communist governments of Cuba or North Vietnam. Even their harshest critics on the right would probably dismiss such accusations as absurd. And they’d be correct.
Now fast forward to 2016, when what was once unthinkable has become an everyday practice, at least when the Democrat in question is Hillary Clinton.
ZeroHedge.com has the story, starting with Clinton’s remarks after the Orlando terrorist attack — that the Saudis must stop funding extremist schools and mosques around the world.
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.
As MEE notes, 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. (…)
As a reminder, it is illegal in the United States for foreign countries to try to influence the outcome of elections by funding candidates. That appears not to have stopped the Saudis, however.
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.
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.
And by the way: Doesn’t Clinton want to abolish fossil fuels and replace them with “green” energy? Why don’t her supporters ask why she’s taking millions in evil oil money?
If there was a way to power our cars and homes with liberal hypocrisy, America would have achieved energy independence long ago.
Credit: Zero Hedge