October 19, 2021

Clinton’s State Dept Approved Arms Deals To Govts Who Gave Millions To The Foundation

Clinton’s State Dept Approved Arms Deals To Govts Who Gave Millions To The Foundation

The ethical questions surrounding foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation have entered a new arena: arms sales. According to the Under Clinton’s leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure — derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) — represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term. The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. These extra sales […]

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