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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton Rewarded 194 Donors With Seats on State Dept. Advisory Boards

The Washington Examinerreports that 194 of Hillary Clinton’s donors were named to advisory boards while she was Secretary of State between 2009 and 2012.

These were all people who donated to “either to her family’s foundation, her political campaigns, or both, or were affiliated with groups that had,” according to the Examiner’sreview of federal records. Fully 40 percent of the State Department advisory appointments during Clinton’s time as Secretary of State went to her donors.

The Examiner is careful to note such appointments are not illegal or unprecedented, as “presidents and cabinet secretaries from both parties have long rewarded friends and contributors with high-level appointments,” but suggests this news will not mix well with questions swirling around “pay for play” access given to Clinton Foundation donors by the former Secretary of State.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that they were all well-qualified for their positions. At least they had the wardrobes.

Anonymous said...

That's what politicians do....

Anonymous said...

No surprise here.

Anonymous said...

Not trump.