The bombshell book called ‘Clinton Cash’ could derail Hillary’s campaign with accusations that foreign donors to her foundation ‘were rewarded through U.S. policy while she was Secretary of State.’
According to author Peter Schweizer, there has been a steady stream of money flowing into the controversial Clinton Foundation and rewards emerging for donors in forms such as free trade agreements and development projects.
The book, Clinton Cash, published by Harper Collins, does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.
The New York Times reported that the book, of which a copy was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.
“We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds,” Mr. Schweizer writes.
His examples include a free-trade agreement in Colombia that benefited a major foundation donor’s natural resource investments in the South American nation, development projects in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake in 2010, and more than $1 million in payments to Mr. Clinton by a Canadian bank and major shareholder in the Keystone XL oil pipeline around the time the project was being debated in the State Department.
Pictured above is Clinton while Secretary of State standing with her counterparts from Saudi Arabia (right) and Kuwait (left)
According to the Times, Republican senators, including presidential candidates Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have been briefed on the book’s findings, and are working them into their campaigns.
Rand Paul’s Sunday night Twitter feed included several references to foreign Clinton donations – and his official website includes a whistle-blowing form where people can forward ‘additional information’ to Paul’s campaign.
In light of the ongoing attacks on the activities of the Clinton Foundation, which is named after Bill, Hillary and their daughter Chelsea, it recently stopped accepting money from all but six foreign governments.
Clinton also resigned from the foundation’s board when she announced her presidential bid.