Hillary approved controversial Saudi arms sale after $10m donated to Clinton Foundation

Hillary approved controversial Saudi arms sale after $10m donated to Clinton Foundation

[Ed. – The hits just keep on coming.]

Second is her unethical use of her position as Secretary of State to elicit millions of dollars of donations to the Clinton Family Foundation. In that context, Hillary approved a number of speaking events in other countries for her husband. Some of those speaking events netted the foundation up to a million dollars.

Now perhaps we are learning of one of the more serious ethical and probably legal violations and abuse of power involves the sale of billions of dollars of advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia.

According to International Business Times:

Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States’ oil-rich ally in the Middle East.

Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region’s fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Department’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family.

But now, in late 2011, Hillary Clinton’s State Department was formally clearing the sale, asserting that it was in the national interest. …

In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing — the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 — contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release. …

How can anyone trust a woman who lies and abuses her power?

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