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MEMO: Let’s face it, Hillary Clinton is a hypocrite

- June 15, 2016

To: Interested Parties
From:     Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman
RE: Let’s face it, Hillary Clinton is a hypocrite
Date: June 15, 2015

 

Hillary Clinton is a hypocrite.
                                                                                                                                                            
This week Clinton tried to talk tough on human rights and national security by calling out countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait for funding extremist organizations.
 
Here’s the problem.
 
During Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation was vacuuming up millions of dollars from those same repressive regimes, even as Clinton’s own State Department was thoroughly documenting appalling human rights situations in those countries.  
 
We already know the ethical safeguards put in place while Clinton was secretary of state were summarily ignored, leaving the public in the dark as Clinton Foundation contributors routinely benefited from official State Department acts. And she did all this while operating a secret, off-the-books email server, hidden from transparency laws, that's now the subject of a criminal FBI investigation.
 
But let’s look at what the State Department said about the countries giving to the Clinton Foundation who she claimed to be getting tough on this week:
 
In Saudi Arabia (between $10 million and $25 million given), “Violence against women, trafficking in persons, and discrimination on the basis of gender, religion, sect, race, and ethnicity were common.” The government even beheaded a man accused of “practicing witchcraft and sorcery.”
 
In Kuwait (between $5 million and $10 million given), the State Department found “Women did not enjoy equal rights. Worker rights were limited, and expatriate workers were subject to severe limitations of rights and discrimination as well.”

In Qatar (between $1 million and $5 million given), the State Department found “legal, institutional, and cultural discrimination against women limited their participation in society and that "authorities severely restricted worker rights, especially for foreign laborers and domestic servants.”

The Clinton Foundation has spent years raking in tens of millions of dollars from repressive regimes which brutalize women, undermine democracy, and fund terrorism, undercutting Clinton’s portrayal of herself as an advocate for human rights and American interests.

Clinton has already played games with American national security by appointing a top donor with zero national security experience to a State Department intelligence board. Injecting pay-to-play politics into matters of national security is a dangerous and unconscionable breach of ethics. 

The American people should not have to wonder whether their president is beholden to foreign interests, particularly governments notorious for failing to prevent the funding of radical Islamic terrorism and oppressing the rights of women and minorities.

Hillary Clinton has shown that everything she claims to believe is negotiable – for a price. But that doesn’t mean we have to take the country down the same path.

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