The Clinton Foundation Donor List is large, and there are some that got special perks as a result of these donations.
The Washington Examiner Reports:
But thousands of emails made public by the State Department between May of last year and Friday indicate donors to the Clinton Foundation were often given personal meetings, generous contracts or special consideration that was seemingly not afforded to the same number of private groups that had not written checks to the charity.
The allegations that sparked the reported probe, which the FBI has yet to confirm or deny, focus simply on whether the State Department extended preferential treatment to Clinton Foundation contributors.”
There is also a list of 9 Times these donors got perks after gifting money to the foundation, Let’s read them and dig into them!
1) Blackstone Group
Donor Records show that the Blackstone Group donated Between $250K-$500K To the foundation in 2009.
Who is Blackstone?
Virtually, an investment firm for Wall Street, big money players.
In 2009, the same year of the donation, An email was sent that apparently shows Clinton talking about helping obtain a “Visa” for one of their employees, or key workers.
In the Same Email above, Clinton Asked her aides to lift regulations on Honeywell that may have caused interference with Sales.
In that case, Mr. Cote asked the State Department, under clinton, to remove these regulations from their company.
What is Honeywell?
“Honeywell International, Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate company that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services and aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, from private consumers to major corporations and governments.”
-Wikipedia (Hey, It can be accurate)
3) Greif Inc.
In October of 2010, A now deleted email was released through the state department which shows, According to the Washington Examiner:
“Gregory Milne, a Clinton Foundation employee, asked Mills if she could meet with the CEO of Greif, Inc., a foundation donor, about their application for a U.S. Agency for International Development grant. USAID is housed within the State Department.
Milne also asked if the Greif executives could meet with Clinton personally.”
It also shows that one Clinton aide, Named Caitlin Klevorick encouraging the meeting. She is also one of these special government employees who consults with Clinton foundation donors.
Now, who is Grief?
A Manufacturing company in Ohio that specializes in industrial packaging.
In 2012, Pharmaceutical Company Merck’s CEO Kenneth Frazier met with Clinton and the state department.
Merck had donated between $250K-$500K and had libied for Clinton during her presidential term in 2008.
Four months after that meeting, There were press clips released to Clinton which talked about a new multi-million dollar health partnership between the state department and the State Department
Merck, According to their site, is:
“To discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world.”
“Our goal is to lead the way to a healthier future. But we also care about how we get there together.”
Read more about their company at http://www.merck.com/about/home.html
It obvious to know who Cisco is, If you don’t Here’s a brief description:
“Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. At Cisco customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.
The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge – the multi-protocol router was born.”
Now, In 2009, According to the Washington Examiner:
“Clinton welcomed a meeting with a top Cisco executive in April 2009, just as the corporate leader and friend was moving into a position that gave him purview of the company’s business in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Dave Stone, a former head of the Transportation Security Administration, emailed Clinton during the early months of her State Department tenure to inform her that he had accepted a senior position at Cisco and to ask for a meeting with Clinton.
Stone touted “the use of the Network to improve the quality of life of Millions of people in areas such as Education, Health Care and Security,” something he would be pushing at Cisco.”
Cisco donated between $1-$5 Million to the foundation
Here’s that email:
Cisco was also nominated for a very prestigious award from the State Dept. in 2009 and won in 2010.
I’ll talk about these awards in the next blog post.
Boeing’s Relationship with the state Dept has been under fire for a connection between a Russian contract that was facilitated by the State Department, and being a major contributor to the Clinton Foundation.
Boeing donated between $1-$5 Million and enjoyed perks while in connection with the State Department in 2009.
First, Clinton’s closest aides approved security clearance for Stanley Roth, a high-ranking executive at Boeing, to join diplomats on a presidential delegation to Mongolia in June 2009, According to the Washington Examiner
Why is a Boeing Representative going to a delegation in Mongolia?
Then, In 2012, Clinton met with the CEO of Boeing to discuss whatever it was,
Six Months Later, Boeing executives were invited to South Africa with the Export-Import Bank to sign taxpayer-backed deals in countries in Africa.
Boeing is an Aircraft company that manufactures airplane parts for both domestic flights and Military aircraft.
7) Morgan Stanley
“An executive at Morgan Stanley enjoyed a warm welcome from Clinton in July 2009 when he reached out to schedule a meeting with her.
Stephen Roach, chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, wrote to Clinton early that month and said he “[w]ould love the opportunity to meet with you briefly and give you up update on my thoughts/ insights into China and the rest of the region.” Reported the Washington Examiner
Clinton Helped Morgan Stanley Advance their marketing into Foreign territories such as China and Japan, as well as to deal with them.
M.S. Has also donated to Clinton this year, as well as the $100K-$250K to the foundation.
8) General Electric
An Associate to CEO Inmelt of GE Emailed clinton to request a meeting about Jobs to the company, Clinton replied, “I would like to do this”
Inmelt Also helped Clinton’s staff with making calls to grab private funds for a State Department project in 2010.
Clinton also gave the Half a Million to a Million donor Several partnerships totaling in the Millions to Billions.
I’ll talk about this in a later blog post.
Here are some:
9) George Soros
I’ll let the article explain itself.
“George Soros, whose own foundation has given between $500,000 and $1 million to the Clinton Foundation, told a mutual friend in May 2012 he was “impressed” by the level of access he was able to gain to Clinton while she served as secretary of state.
Soros apparently said he enjoyed the fact that he could “always” get a meeting or get on the phone with Clinton when he wanted to discuss his ideas for policies.
Clinton’s official schedule indicated she met with Soros at the State Department in March 2012.”
What is up with these donors getting special perks and promotion from Clinton State Department? The answer is clear.
If you give to Clinton, You get a payback, and a hefty one, too.