The latest chapter in the never-ending scandalous saga of the Clintons, père and mère, is related to the rebuilding of Haiti after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck in January 2010. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Clinton Foundation chief and former POTUS Bubba visited a few days after the quake and pledged to help the nation rebuild. In fact, Bill was named U.N. special envoy to Haiti, enabling him to join his wife in controling the billions of dollars of contracts awarded by the State Department to rebuild Haiti.
As Bret Baier explains in the video below, many of those who got one of the bountiful contracts “just happened to” give large donations to the Clinton Foundation.
The government of Haiti played an unwitting role in the skulduggery when it set up the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) and installed the Haitian Prime Minister and Bill Clinton as co-chairs of the commission’s executive committee. Soon a number of members of that commission wrote a letter expressing concerns they were not involved in the process and all of the decisions were being made by Clinton and the prime minister. Many claimed that the national priorities of the Haitians were being disregarded by the decisions made. They were correct.
For example, there was the Haitian Mobile Money Initiative, a system developed to allow Haitians to transfer money via cell phone. That contract was awarded to a company called Digicel, which earned more than $50 million. The company is run by Irish billionaire Denis O’Brien,who set up high-paying speeches for Bill Clinton and donated millions of his own to the Clinton Foundation.
Another program enabled Haiti to raise needed capital by exploiting the country’s mineral resources. One of the companies that was awarded a mining permit was VCS Mining . Right after the company received the contract, it “just happened” to install Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony on its board of directors.
Then there was the Caracol Industrial Park, announced in Haiti with great fanfare at a ceremony which included many American celebrities. The anchor store is a Korean manufacturer who “just happened” to be a Clinton supporter.
Cross-posted at The Lid