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Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Clinton Foundation Moment: "Unless The Saudi Sheikh Gave Us $6 Million, This Sounds Crazy To Do"

In what appears an amusing instance of the Clinton Foundation caught (with its pants down) in a glorious pay-to-play moment, in one of today's leaked Podesta emails from November 2011, Ira Magaziner, who is Vice Chairman and CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, sent an email to John Podesta and Amitabh Desai, Director of Foreign Policy at the Clinton Foundation, in which he said that "CHAI [Clinton Health Access Initiative] would like to request that President Clinton call Sheik Mohammed to thank him for offering his plane to the conference in Ethiopia and expressing regrets that President Clinton's schedule does not permit him to attend the conference."

He appears to be referring to Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-'Amoudi, a Saudi Arabian and Ethiopian billionaire businessman, whose net worth was estimated at Forbes at $8.3 billion as of 2016.

He is also a prominent donor of the Clinton Health Access Initiative.
To this the response by Desai is a very simple one: "Unless Sheikh Mo has sent us a $6 million check, this sounds crazy to do."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you take the time to go on the WikiLeaks website and read some of these e-mails, it appears Clinton could not think on her own. And one she relied on so much was Sidney Blumenthal. What did he have to do with the State Dept? And why was he involved so much in Libya and other foreign matters? No wonder she wanted a private server for "convenience." Something smells very fishy here.