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The Clintons Wanted To "Pay The Bills" With Money Tied To Iran

- September 16, 2015

BILL CLINTON SOUGHT PERMISSION FROM HILLARY'S STATE DEPARTMENT TO GIVE A PAID SPEECH TO A GROUP WITH TIES TO THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT

Fox News Headline: "Exclusive: Bill Clinton's Office Checked With State Dept. On Paid Speech To Group With Tehran Ties" (Ed Henry, "Exclusive: Bill Clinton's Office Checked With State Dept. On Paid Speech To Group With Tehran Ties," Fox News, 9/15/15)

In June 2012, A Bill Clinton Aide Asked The State Department About Giving A Paid Speech To A Group Tied To The Iranian Government That "Pushed For An End To All U.S. Sanctions Against Tehran." "An aide to Bill Clinton asked the State Department in 2012 about the former president potentially delivering a paid speech to an Iranian government-tied group that has pushed for an end to all U.S. sanctions against Tehran, according to an email exclusively obtained by Fox News. The email request, in June 2012, came during a sensitive time for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton." (Ed Henry, "Exclusive: Bill Clinton's Office Checked With State Dept. On Paid Speech To Group With Tehran Ties," Fox News, 9/15/15)

  • "The Email From The Former President's Office Was Sent On June 4, 2012, From An Aide To Bill Clinton To Three Aides For Then-Secretary Clinton, Including Sullivan As Well As State Department Chief Of Staff Cheryl Mills." (Ed Henry, "Exclusive: Bill Clinton's Office Checked With State Dept. On Paid Speech To Group With Tehran Ties," Fox News, 9/15/15)
  • "It Concerned An Event In The U.S. Hosted By The National Iranian American Council." (Ed Henry, "Exclusive: Bill Clinton's Office Checked With State Dept. On Paid Speech To Group With Tehran Ties," Fox News, 9/15/15)

In August 2012, The Clinton Foundation Also Sought A Donation From An Iranian-Linked Firm

The Washington Examiner Headline: "Clinton Foundation Pushed For Donation From Iran-Linked Firm" (Sarah Westwood, "Clinton Foundation Pushed For Donation From Iran-Linked Firm," The Washington Examiner , 9/9/15)

In August 2012, Clinton's Chief Of Staff, Cheryl Mills, Was Asked By The Clinton Foundation If They Could "Accept A Donation From An Oil Company With Extensive Ties To Iran." "A Clinton Foundation official asked an aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if the government would allow the well-connected charity to accept a donation from an oil company with extensive ties to Iran. Cheryl Mills, Clinton's chief of staff, did not deny the request when she received it in August 2012, instead asking the foundation official to clarify his point, according to an email obtained by Citizens United through the Freedom of Information Act." (Sarah Westwood, "Clinton Foundation Pushed For Donation From Iran-Linked Firm," The Washington Examiner , 9/9/15)

  • "The Email Shows Petronas, A Malaysian State-Owned Oil Company, Wanted To Send CEO Shamsul Azhar Bin Abbas To A Clinton Global Initiative Event As A Paying Member." (Sarah Westwood, "Clinton Foundation Pushed For Donation From Iran-Linked Firm," The Washington Examiner , 9/9/15)

AND IT'S NOT JUST IRAN-BILL CLINTON ALSO WANTED TO GIVE PAID SPEECHES TO THE CONGO AND NORTH KOREA, "TWO OF THE MOST REPRESSIVE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD"

Bill Clinton And His Family Foundation Sought Permission From The State Department For Paid Speeches "Related To Two Of The Most Repressive Countries In The World -- North Korea And The Democratic Republic Of The Congo." "ABC News has obtained State Department e-mails that shed light on Bill Clinton's lucrative speaking engagements and show he and the Clinton Foundation tried to get approval for invitations related to two of the most repressive countries in the world -- North Korea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo." (Jonathan Karl, "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show," ABC News, 8/28/15)

  • ABC News Headline: "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show" (Jonathan Karl, "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show," ABC News, 8/28/15)

In June 2012, A Clinton Foundation Aide Sent Hillary Clinton's Chief Of Staff, Cheryl Mills, An Invitation For A Speaking Engagement In Congo. "One email sent in June 2012 to Clinton State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills from Amitabh Desai, a foreign policy director at the Clinton Foundation, passed on an invitation for a speaking engagement in Brazzaville, Congo." (Jonathan Karl, "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show," ABC News, 8/28/15)

  • "The Catch? The Dictators Of Congo And The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Would Both Be Attending -- And Required Photos With Bill Clinton. The Speaking Fee? A Whopping $650,000." (Jonathan Karl, "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show," ABC News, 8/28/15)

"A Second Email Thread In May 2012 Shows Another Potentially Thorny Event -- Subject Line: 'North Korea Invitation.'" "A second email thread in May 2012 shows another potentially thorny event -- subject line: 'North Korea invitation.' … Mills two-word response? 'Decline it.' But the Clinton Foundation followed up three weeks later, saying the invite came via Hillary Clinton's brother Tony Rodham. 'We would be grateful for any specific concerns that we could share,' Desai wrote. 'Tony is seeing WJC in a couple hours.'" (Jonathan Karl, "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show," ABC News, 8/28/15)

  • Even After Mills Declined To Sign Off On The Speech, A Foundation Aide Followed Up Weeks Later, "Saying The Invite Came Via Hillary Clinton's Brother Tony Rodham." "A second email thread in May 2012 shows another potentially thorny event -- subject line: 'North Korea invitation.' … Mills two-word response? 'Decline it.' But the Clinton Foundation followed up three weeks later, saying the invite came via Hillary Clinton's brother Tony Rodham. 'We would be grateful for any specific concerns that we could share,' Desai wrote. 'Tony is seeing WJC in a couple hours.'" (Jonathan Karl, "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show," ABC News, 8/28/15)

The Emails "Show Just How Far Bill Clinton Was Willing To Go To Earn Those Lucrative Fees -- Seeking Approval For Appearances With Ties To Two Of The Most Brutal Countries In The World." "The emails -- which have come to light because of a public records request by the conservative group Citizens United, which sued the State Department to get the documents -- show just how far Bill Clinton was willing to go to earn those lucrative fees -- seeking approval for appearances with ties to two of the most brutal countries in the world." (Jonathan Karl, "Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK For Paid Speeches Related To North Korea, Congo, New E-Mails Show," ABC News, 8/28/15)


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