(National Sentinel)Â Clinton Corruption: Former President Bill Clinton and Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hid donations from a firm tied to the controversial Uranium One, as indicated in documents obtained byÂ The Hill.
The pair reported:
The Clinton Foundationâ€™s donor disclosure site vastly understatedÂ support that the Clinton Global InitiativeÂ received from APCO Worldwide, a global communications firmÂ that lobbied on behalf ofÂ Russiaâ€™s state-owned nuclear company.
The site, created to detect conflicts of interest for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton because of her familyâ€™sÂ various charitable efforts, shows APCO gave between $25,000 and $50,000 over the last decade.
But according to interviews and internal documents reviewed by The Hill, APCO was much more generous and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in pro-bono services and in-kind contributions to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) between 2008 and 2016.
An internal CGI document that was prepared in the fall of 2011, for example, lists APCO’s in-kind contribution for that year alone at $275,000. Also, the firm’s annual report pertaining to its charitable contributions featured a large increase in support for the Clinton charity in 2011.
â€œIn 2011, APCO significantly increased its pro-bono support for CGI and, for the first time, our team managed the press around CGIâ€™s America meeting, as well as its global Annual Meeting,â€ APCO stated in a report submitted to the United Nations Global Compact.
The donations jump came as APCO recieved $3 million in 2010 and 2011 from Rosatom, the Russian nuclear firm that managed to obtain 20 percent of all U.S. uranium reserves.
Uranium is a strategic asset since it is used in nuclear power and the manufacture of nuclear weapons.
“Rosatom paid APCO toÂ lobby the State Department and other federal agencies on behalf of its Tenex subsidiary, which sought to increase its commercial uranium sales in the United States,”Â The Hill reported.
The Uranium One deal is controversial because Hillary Clinton, in her role as secretary of state, had a part in approving the deal — even as, apparently, donations flowed from interested parties to her and her husband’s charities.
Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton, said the donations had nothing to do with her policy decisions while at State.
He also blamed the renewed focus on the deal on President Donald J. Trump and conservatives. He said it wasÂ simplyÂ â€œmore of the right doing Trumpâ€™s bidding for him to distract from his own Russia problems, which are real and a grave threat to our national security.â€
The Hill noted further:
The donor disclosure site was set up under a special ethics agreement when Clinton became President Obamaâ€™s secretary of State. It declared that CGI was a part of the Clinton Foundation, acknowledged thatÂ CGI commitmentsÂ included â€œin-kind contributionsâ€ and said that all donors to the Foundation would be disclosed annually even asÂ CGI was to be spun off into its own entity.
However, foundation officials told the news site that’s not quite how things worked out in practice.
The agreement “did not include the disclosure of in-kind and pro-bono donations to CGI, in part because the IRS doesnâ€™t treat them as reportable charitable revenues.Â Only cash contributions to CGI were reported, the officials said.”
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