The horse is out of the barn and Hillary’s PR team cannot contain all of the media.
While most big media sits on its hands readers have plenty to say.
On Ireland –
The Irish Times – Funding the Clinton Foundation
“. . . we need to know why Irish Aid, the Government’s fund for world development aid, should be donating between €5 million and €10 million to such a private organisation (“Denis O’Brien and Digicel biggest Irish donors to Clinton Foundation”, August 23rd). The Ireland Fund, which was originally intended to promote reconciliation on this island, should also say why it is donating funds to the Clinton Foundation.”
On Bahrain –
“. . . Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain was rebuffed when he requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton — something to which he was entitled since Bahrain has been a steadfast U.S. ally in the Middle East. Then he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation to get an appointment. Ms. Abedin advised Band that when she went through “normal channels” at State, Mrs. Clinton declined to meet. After Mr. Band intervened, the meeting was set up within only 48 hours. Surprise, surprise. It seemed Mr. Band described the prince in an email as a “good friend of ours.” No, make that a great and generous friend. According to the Clinton Foundation website, in 2005, Salman committed to establishing the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) for the Clinton Global Initiative. And by 2010, it had contributed $32 million to CGI. The Kingdom of Bahrain reportedly gave between $50,000 and $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. And Bahrain Petroleum also gave an additional $25,000 to $50,000.”
” . . . Lots of news organizations have picked up on the fact that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the Crown Prince of Bahrain after his family gave millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. “Good friend of ours,” as a Foundation official put it.
But no one has yet explored the possible foreign policy consequences of that gift. Bahrain violently put down its Arab Spring, not long after those contributions.
And Clinton had very little to say against the Bahrain repression of nonviolent protesters.“
Pence: Foreign Clinton Foundation Donors Can Make ‘Down Payment’ on Access to Hillary’s White House
Chicago Tribune – If the Clinton Foundation has nothing to hide, prove it
” . . . It’s against federal law for charities to act in the interests of private business or individuals. Yet the Clinton Foundation secured high-paying gigs for its namesakes and helped for-profit corporations with family ties set up lucrative deals.”
“. . . Peabody Energy, a major coal company, hired Aboussie and the lobbying firm of the former Speaker of the House Dick Gephardt to set up a meeting with Clinton to discuss the company’s “clean energy and sustainability” activities around the world as well as their dealings with Chinese officials.
Aboussie has donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, and she admitted to be hired by Peabody due to her “relationship with the Clintons.””