By Andrew Bolt ~
Why have Australian Governments – and especially the Conservative one as we have now – been donating to a highly questionable foundation run by the family of Hillary Clinton?
Note once more the role of the Loyal Deputy, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, now also busy trying to get Labor’s Kevin Rudd appointed head of the United Nations.
From the Daily Caller:
Clinton Foundation listings include contributions from the Commonwealth of Australia and the Australian Agency for International Development in a range between totals of $20 million and $50 million…
[But] a September 22, 2014, statement by Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop said that “since 2006, Australia has contributed $88 million to [the Clinton Health Access Initiative] and its sister organization, the Clinton Foundation.”
The $88 million figure Bishop claimed was contradicted earlier this week when Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade released documents under that nation’s Freedom of Information laws. The documents included a listing of 11 separate grants to the Clinton Foundation, its HIV/AIDS, CHAI and a “China Clinton Foundation” that totaled almost $71 million.
The disparity prompted [Marsha] Blackburn, vice-chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to [say] that “reports have shown that the Clinton Foundation has failed to accurately report tens of millions of dollars in foreign government grants, including some while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.”…
“This should be troubling to all Americans as it gives the appearance that there could be a pay-to-play arrangement between the Clintons and foreign governments while the interests of the American people were pushed aside…”
(Via Michael Smith. Thanks to reader WaG311.)
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.