Did a big donor of the Clinton Foundation use those links to get “face time” while financing Hezbollah? Gilbert Chagoury’s name keeps popping up in the Clinton Foundation-State Department nexus, but it’s Chagoury’s run-in with Homeland Security that has eyebrows raised at the moment. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported that Chagoury landed on the no-fly list prior to Hillary Clinton’s tenure at State, and two years ago got denied entry over questions about his connections to Lebanese partners of the radical Islamist terror group:
Since the 1990s, Chagoury has also cultivated a friendship with the Clinton family — in part by writing large checks, including a contribution of at least $1 million to the Clinton Foundation.
By the time Hillary Clinton became secretary of State, the relationship was strong enough for Bill Clinton’s closest aide to push for Chagoury to get access to top diplomats, and the agency began exploring a deal, still under consideration, to build a consulate on Chagoury family land in Lagos, Nigeria.