Clinton Donor Got State Dept Funds? Does George Clooney know about this?
On last Sunday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, we played you audio of George Clooney’s appearance on the 4/17/16 edition of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” in which he lamented the “obscene” amount of money in politics the day after his fundraisers for Democrats, which some paid more than $350,000 to attend. It’s delicious to watch these Hollywood airheads blithely and brazenly describe their own hypocrisy, sounding as if they are bystanders to the very thing that they are complaining about. Speaking of which, the dissonance and irony in hearing Clooney lament the horrible influence of money in politics wasn’t the worst of it. He also described his efforts to bust “corrupt” politicians, so of course he is supporting Hillary Clinton. Whaaa?
From The Daily Caller:
Hillary Clinton’s Department of State awarded at least $13 million in grants, contracts and loans to her longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus, despite his being ousted in 2011 as managing director of the Bangladesh-based Grameen Bank amid charges of corruption, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The tax funds were given to Yunus through 18 separate U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) award transactions listed by the federal contracting site USAspending.gov.
They highlight how Clinton mixed official government business with Clinton Foundation donors. Yunus gave between $100,000 to $300,000 to the foundation, according to the Clinton Foundation website.
Apparently, this character has been a friend of the Clintons’ for 30 years or so. Bill even helped him get a Nobel Prize in 2006.
The story also includes this little nugget:
Secretary Clinton’s mixing of official work with foundation donors is reportedly the focus of a second, less publicized FBI public corruption investigation of the former secretary of state. The more widely known FBI probe focuses on her use of a private email server located in her New York residence to conduct official government business.
“Presumably if The Daily Caller News Foundation has this information, then the FBI has it,” said Robert T. Hosko, former assistant director of the Bureau’s criminal division. “Certainly, the FBI would want to know the nature of these relationships,” he told TheDCNF.
“That’s precisely the sort of thing that the FBI would be looking at and should be looking at to determine whether there’s an official act of corruption,” he said.
A second FBI investigation? Yes, plus the 38 civil cases seeking information about Grandma’s tenure as Secretary of State.
Why isn’t Crazy Bernie talking about this story rather than babbling incoherently about fracking? Is it possible that he really doesn’t want to win?