Welcome back to a long overdue continuation of the Clinton Foundation Connection series, in which We expose the Clinton Foundation’s criminal activities and pay to play schemes.
Now yesterday afternoon (Oct 4th), at around 4 PM EST, Guccifer 2.0 released a set of documents relating to the Clinton Foundation which had been reportedly hacked a month or two ago.
Here is the Tweet about the hacking:
First Word of hacking in August:
The Clinton Foundation has denied this hacking, with Fortune Magazine stating:
A Clinton Foundation official denied the claim in a statement to Fortune. “Once again, we still have no evidence Clinton Foundation systems were breached and have not been notified by law enforcement of an issue,” the official said. “None of the folders or files shown are from the Clinton Foundation.”
We are going to review some important documents in this dump and then I’ll explain their importance.
The file is a large 820-860 MB 7z file with many other files in it, including a file called, “Pay to Play” which we will get into later.
Some files include salaries, donations, politicians who donated, documents, names of donors, and other information that may lead us to the biggest Smoking gun in politcal history.
Without further ado, Let’s get right into it.
1) “Emails” File
This file immediately caught the attention of some people as it may contain information about Emails sent between the Clinton foundation and other entities in government.
I did not find anything of the sort, but there were no emails of the sort, but we did find invoices for certain folks.
We found emails from folks at the address, @Cybersource.org, emailing folks at the address @dnc.org regarding fees.
Cybersource is a Credit Card payment system management company, which is
Cybersource has also been linked to over $500,000 in donations from CyberSource to the 2008 Hillary For President Campaign PAC in one month, also to the OVF.
Now, Why such a large donation to the Clinton Campaign form a Credit Card management company?
Well, apparently, this happened the next year:, according to Bloomberg:
Visa Inc., the world’s biggest payments network, agreed to buy CyberSource Corp. for about $2 billion in cash to expand online and defend its market share from electronic-commerce firms such as EBay Inc.’s PayPal.
Visa will pay $26 a share for Mountain View, California-based CyberSource, which helps merchants accept online payments and provides security solutions, the companies said today in a statement. That’s about 34 percent more than CyberSource’s closing price yesterday on the Nasdaq Stock Market…
…Visa will gain access to about 295,000 CyberSource merchants, including Google Inc., Facebook and Home Depot Inc. Visa is growing as consumers shift from cash and checks to electronic payments. The San Francisco-based company’s share of global purchase transactions rose to 64.79 percent last year, from 64.09 percent in 2008, according to the Nilson Report, an industry newsletter. No. 2 MasterCard Inc. fell to 26.5 percent.
And Visa is Part of the Clinton Global Initiative:
It is possible that the Clinton Foundation / Global Initiative had an eye for Cybersource due to it’s high profile Merchants such as Google and Facebook. and requested payment to be brought out by Visa, which is close with the Foundation.
Such a buyout would allow these merchants to begin sending money to the Clinton Foundation and advertise this Foundation on their website as a way to generate income, or for Presidential campaigns to advertise.
It’s also possible that Some of the money CyberSource had raised went to the Clinton Campaign to the Obama For America fund, as this deal was being negotiated between 2008 and 2009.
2) Pay to Play
Another file found in the New Leaks is simply called, Pay to Play, which caught the attention of Many journalists, and social media users, signaling that there were pay to Play operations going on between the Clinton Foundation and Congress or other government entities.
Here’s what was found:
Bill 1: Smart Energy Act
On February 14, 2012, Bass introduced HR 4017 the Smart Energy Act. Eighty-three companies/associations lobbied on the bill and spent over $80 million total on lobbying during the same time they listed the bill on their lobbying reports.
Eighteen of the 83 companies that lobbied on the bill also contributed to Bass at some point during his political career, donating a total of $141,430 to his campaigns. Four employees of the companies that lobbied on the bill also donated to Bass over his career for a total of $17,800….
…Several of the companies that lobbied on the bill and donated to Bass would financially benefit from the bill. The majority of the companies/associations were from the energy, technology and construction industries…
…Seven companies/associations donated to Bass within 50 days of the introduction of the energy bill, donating a total of $18,000 to his 2012 campaign.
Some Corporations that Donated to the Bill:
- US Chamber Of Commerce
- Dow Chemical
- About 50 others.
Some Companies that donated for lobbying the bill that were closely tied to the Clinton Foundation include Exxon:
Faced with new questions last week about her cash haul from the oil and gas industry, Hillary Clinton and her campaign fended off the queries with a flat rejoinder: There is no explicit quid pro quo between major donations and public policies pushed by Clinton. The Clinton team also noted that the millions of dollars that flowed to her campaign and a super PAC supporting her White House bid came from the industry’s individual employees and lobbyists, not from the oil companies themselves.
But Clinton’s family foundation has accepted millions of dollars directly from major fossil fuel companies — including from those that lobbied her State Department just before the agency approved a controversial pipeline delivering what environmentalists call one of the world’s dirtiest sources of energy. The Clinton Foundation did not respond to International Business Times’ request for comment.
In 2009, the Clinton-led State Department approved a permit for the 400-mile Alberta Clipper pipeline, which is designed to pump up to 450,000 barrels of oil per day from the Canadian oil sands to Wisconsin (where recent polls show Democratic primary voters are concerned about its impact). According to federal lobbying records reviewed by the IBT, Chevron and ConocoPhillips both lobbied the State Department specifically on the issue of “oil sands” in the immediate months prior to the department’s approval, as did a trade association funded by ExxonMobil.
Those three oil companies have delivered between between $2.5 million and $3 million to the Clinton Foundation. That is on top of money their executives and lobbyists delivered to Clinton’s campaign and super PAC in her 2008 presidential bid — the year before she approved the pipeline.
Dow Chemical Company:
And many other corporations that have ties to the Clinton Foundation and their missions.It’s likely the Clintons were trying to profit off of the bill through energy bills and deals
2: HR3342: Affordable Medicines Utilization Act of 2011
One month after the bill was introduced, Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest manufacturer of generic drugs, donated $1,000 to Rep. Bass. This is the first time Teva Pharmaceuticals had given to Rep. Bass.
On November 3, 2011, Rep. Bass introduced a companion bill (HR 3342) in the House of Representatives. According to Rep. Bass, the bill “will allow states to keep 50 percent of the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) savings directly associated with an increase in generic drug substitution.
Unlike the Senate version of the bill, Bass’ bill also created a grant program for states with higher generic substitution rates of 92 to implement other ways to achieve further savings in Medicaid.
Teva Lobbied on Bass’ Rx Drug Bill, Spent $32 Million Pushing Legislative Agenda
Since 2001, the company has spent $32,235,000 pushing its legislative agenda in Congress.
Harold Snyder, the head of Israeli company Teva Pharmaceuticals, donated $1m-$5m to the Clinton foundation in 2008:
Harold Snyder, director for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the largest drug company in Israel. His son, Jay T. Snyder, serves on the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, which oversees State Department activities, and served as a senior U.S. adviser to the United Nations, where he worked on international trade and poverty. Jay Snyder donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the foundation.
It is also possible here that the Bill was to benefit Teva’s sales of generic medicines sales and boost revenue in order to donate more to the Clinton’s Foundation and personal accounts.
The Bill would have allowed for more generic drug substitution for patients in order to raise savings for those who have medicare, which allowed for more profits for generic companies such as Teva.
Teva has also participated in commitments for The Clinton Global Initiative.
3: HR 4056
In February 2012, Brian Bilbray wrote H.R 4056, a bill that would prevent states from conducting inspections of drug warehouses, factories, and medical device warehouses. The bill would benefit pharmaceutical companies and help them get their product to market faster.
California is the only state that performs state inspections in addition to those conducted by the FDA. This bill would only benefit Pharmaceutical companies with facilities in California.
Pharmaceutical companies with drug warehouses in California would inherently benefit from this legislation.
If a company lobbied on the bill, it is understood as having a financial interest in the legislation.
In total, pharmaceutical companies that lobbied for the bill gave Bilbray $15,000 this cycle through their political action committees. Pharmaceutical companies with facilities in California gave Bilbray $19,000 this cycle through their political action committees. The timing of some of the donations show potential for pay to play.
There is a correlation between contributions from the pharmaceutical industry and the number of bills Bilbray has introduced that pertain to the industry.
In February 2012, Bilbray introduced HR 4056, the “Science and Technology Regulatory Relief Act of 2012.”
The legislation would prohibit any state or political subdivision from requiring inspection of a factory, warehouse, or establishment to comply with Public Health Service Act requirements. The bill was meant to erase duplicative inspections and help life science and medical technology companies get their product to market quicker. [HR 4056, 2/16/12; North County Times, 2/22/12]
The bill had six co-sponsors, all from southern California, including Democratic representative Susan Davis. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. [HR 4056, 2/16/12]
The bill would only apply to pharmaceutical companies in California, as California is the only state that conducts its own inspections in addition to the FDA.
Again, Exxon appears on this list, as well as Boston Scientific Corporation, and AMTA, the Advanced Medical Technology Assn.
Abbott Laboratories also lobbied on the bill, who donated $50,000 to $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
Billbray has also received over $100,000 in donations from the Pharmaceutical and the Oil industry since 2006.
This is 2012.
One member is Chevron, who has close connections to the Clintons.
A big oil company that stood to lose billions of dollars in an environmental lawsuit funneled generous donations to the Clinton Foundation and a political pet project of Hillary Clinton’s while it lobbied the State Department to intervene in the case on its behalf.
Chevron Corporation had been embroiled in a legal battle over allegations that it polluted a stretch of Ecuador’s rainforest with toxic waste after it acquired New York-based Texaco, whose oil wells had contributed to the pollution, in 2001.
Chevron claimed that an Ecuadorian court order that it pay villagers $18 billion — a sum later reduced to $9.5 billion — was the result of a corrupt scheme in which environmental groups were complicit.
Chevron’s ties to Clinton raise questions about whether its generous spending gained it favor with the State Department and the woman who ran it during a critical point in the case.
Other companies include:
- Mary Streett, a lobbyist for BP, gave Clinton’s campaign the maximum allowable amount ($2700). Her sister, Stephanie S. Streett, is the Executive Director of the William J. Clinton Foundation and former executive director of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation (Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, 990 report 2013). The Podesta Group (Tony Podesta) also lobbied for BP, on issues including the Gulf of Mexico spill response and recovery.
ConocoPhillips boasts that “we hold nearly 1.1 million net acres of land in the oil sands,” which is “one of the largest land and resource positions in the region.” Federal records show the company lobbied the State Department every quarter of 2009, and lobbied the department specifically on “Canadian Oil Sands development” from April to June and then from October to December. ConocoPhillips has given the Clinton foundation between $10,000 and $25,000.
Some donors from the health industry include the following: