In exchange for holding an event in Morocco, the Clinton Global Initiative received a $12 million donation.
Top aide Huma Abedin notes that the meeting in the North African Muslim country was Hillary’s idea, not the charity’s.
Abedin adds, “She created this mess and she knows it.”
Donald Trump sent out this tweet today…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2016
Hillary Clinton solicited a $12 million donation from a government that her State Department considered corrupt, then realized the “mess” it would cause to her presidential run, a newly leaked email reveals.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco agreed to give the money to the Clinton Foundation, provided that it hold a convention in his country in May 2015 with Clinton as the keynote speaker.
But Clinton realized that the conference, slated for a month after she announced her run for president, would hurt her candidacy.
“No matter what happens, she will be in Morocco hosting CGI [Clinton Global Initiative] on May 5-7, 2015. Her presence was a condition for the Moroccans to proceed so there is no going back on this,” top Clinton aide Huma Abedin wrote to campaign manager Robby Mook in a November 2014 email revealed by WikiLeaks.
In another email, Abedin warned that if Clinton didn’t attend, the $12 million would be off the table.
“Just to give you some context, the condition upon which the Moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation. If hrc was not part if it, meeting was a non-starter,” Abedin wrote in a January 2015 email to Mook and campaign manager John Podesta.
“CGI also wasn’t pushing for a meeting in Morocco and it wasn’t their first choice. This was HRC’s idea, our office approached the Moroccans and they 100 percent believe they are doing this at her request. The King has personally committed approx $12 million both for the [foundation’s] endowment and to support the meeting,” Abedin continued.
“It will break a lot of china to back out now when we had so many opportunities to do it in the past few months. She created this mess and she knows it.”
‘Crooked’ is putting it mildly.
Pay-to-play is totally accurate.
To support Hillary Clinton is to say I don’t love America, and that’s a problem.