Saudis Reportedly Funding 20% of Clinton’s Presidential Campaign
by Stephen Lendman
Deep pockets buy enormous influence, Saudi ones among the deepest - used for fostering and proliferating state terrorism along with committing other high crimes.
According to a Middle East Eye (MEE) report, citing Jordan’s official Petra News Agency (PNA), based on comments attributable to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh is providing “20 percent of the total funding to the prospective Democratic (sic) candidate’s campaign.”
Saudis also donate generously to the Clinton Foundation, a racketeering operation masquerading as a charitable NGO, accepting tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments, organizations and individuals, benefitting greatly by selling influence.
US law prohibits foreign interests from funding US elections at the federal, state and local levels. Yet it’s done anyway covertly through shell companies and other devious means.
Jordan’s PNA report quoted prince Mohammed saying Riyadh provided an undisclosed amount of funding to the Clinton campaign.
“Saudi Arabia always has sponsored both the Republican and Democratic Party of America and in (the) current (US electoral campaign) provide(s) with full enthusiasm 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s election even though some events in the country don’t have a positive look to support…a woman for presiden(t),” he reportedly said.
The PNA report was published on the eve of his official visit to Washington, the Saudi Press Agency saying he’s staying until June 16.
According to the Saudi Gazette, his schedule includes meetings in New York with Wall Street firms. Saudi ties to the Clinton are longstanding.
Former Saudi intelligence chief, US ambassador prince Turki bin Feisal was a Bill Clinton classmate at Georgetown University.
As Arkansas governor, he secured a multi-million dollar Saudi donation to the University of Arkansas’ Middle East studies program. Millions more were donated after his 1992 election.
The Clintons are one of America’s notorious crime families. The prospect of Hillary succeeding Obama means likely elevating presidential wrongdoing to an unprecedented level.
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