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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Claim: Boeing used CGI donation to buy Hillary's 'commercial advocacy'

During a Boeing shareholder meeting on Monday,a conservative activist accused the aircraft company's CEO of buying then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 'commercial advocacy' in Russia by making a $900,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation.

The money was earmarked for rebuilding schools in Haiti in the wake of a devastating 2010 earthquake.

But the contribution came just months after Mrs. Clinton traveled to Moscow where she made what she called a 'shameless pitch' to ask a newly formed state-owned airline 'to buy Boeing aircraft.' It's not clear whether there was a quid-pro-quo promise of the donation in exchange for Mrs. Clinton's cheerleading.

Clinton promised during the October 13, 2009 visit to Boeing Design Center Moscow that the U.S. Export-Import Bank 'would welcome an application for financing from Rosavia [the airline] to support its purchase of Boeing Aircraft, and I hope that on a future visit I'll see a lot of new Rosavia-Boeing planes when I land in Moscow.'

Boeing ultimately won a $3.7 billion Russian contract.



Anonymous said...

She let them die! She belongs behind bars.

lmclain said...

"It's not clear if there was a quid-pro-quo promise....."
That's a salient point in bribery, isn't it?
And only THEY think it's not clear.
If you asked Boeing to donate to a hospital for the poor in the USA, with no strings attached, security would throw you out the front door so fast you wouldn't be able to finish your sentence.
The return on bribery is rather lucrative, especially when you bribe someone who may be a future President.
Keep cheering.