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Saudi, Norway Governments Give Big to Bill Clinton
Economic Policy Journal ^ | 1/2/10 | Robert Wenzel

Posted on 01/02/2010 10:43:16 AM PST by FromLori

It costs big time money to get close to the power elite.

Foreign countries including Saudi Arabia and Norway gave millions of dollars to former President Bill Clinton's charity as Hillary Rodham Clinton served her first year as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.

A donor list released on New Year's Day by the William J. Clinton Foundation shows that Saudi Arabia and Norway each donated somewhere between $10 million to $25 million to the former-president Bill Clinton's charity.

Among those who gave over one million dollars:

Sheikh Mohammed H. Al-Amoudi, Ethiopia's richest person. Al Amoudi's father is Yemeni and his mother is Ethiopian.

The Citi Foundation (A Citi Bank foundation)

The Dubai Foundation

Nasser Al-Rashid is a Saudi Arabian businessman. (Rashid Engineering). He is reputedly an influential advisor to the Saudi royal family and a multi-billionaire.He owns one of the largest yachts in the world, the Lady Moura, which reportedly cost him over US$200 million.

Entergy, which describes itself as, an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production, retail distribution operations, energy marketing and trading, and gas transportation

State of Kuwait

State of Qatar

The Streisand Foundation

Sterling Stamos Capital Management, LP

The Government of Brunei Darussalam

Suzlon Energy Ltd.

Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office

The Sultanate of Oman

U.S. Green Building Council

The Rockefeller Foundation

Among those who gave between $500,000 amd $1,000,000:

Bank of America Foundation

Michael R. Bloomberg Foundation

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009review; billary; bribes; donors; dubai; fundingtheleft; middleeast; saudiarabia; soshillary; streisand; x42

1 posted on 01/02/2010 10:43:16 AM PST by FromLori
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2 posted on 01/02/2010 10:44:18 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

See also

3 posted on 01/02/2010 10:46:13 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

I thought there were laws that barred a criminal from proffiting from his crimes?

4 posted on 01/02/2010 10:49:41 AM PST by Voter62vb
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What IS his charity??

5 posted on 01/02/2010 11:00:30 AM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: FromLori

Norway ?? What will the Clintons be doing for them?
Streisand ????? (I suspect she just can’t think of any more creative ways to spend her money!)

Of 17 big donors, 8 are Middle Eastern. Isn’t Nasser Al-Rashid the guy who got 0bama into Harvard?

Banks, Energy, Taiwan, & Rockefeller round out the list.

6 posted on 01/02/2010 11:50:07 AM PST by Tellurian
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To: FromLori

Lots coming in. Now show us where the money goes.

7 posted on 01/02/2010 12:16:22 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: FromLori

Building up those war chests so Hillary can run again.

8 posted on 01/02/2010 12:46:44 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jackibutterfly

The mission of the William J. Clinton Foundation is to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. To advance this mission, the Clinton Foundation has developed programs and partnerships in the following areas: Health Security, Economic Empowerment, Leadership Development and Citizen Service, and Racial, Ethnic and Religious Reconciliation. The Foundation, working in collaboration with governments and other partners, makes a significant impact in the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Whatever all that means to you. Sounds like something the Hollywood crowd would enthusiastically applaud while they look around at each other pretending they know what the heck it means. It means little to me but rhetoric. When I see the words like “Empowerment” and “Development” along with all the rest of the vague missions listed here, I couldn’t send them money if I bumped my head.

9 posted on 01/02/2010 8:37:03 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (A "teabagger", yeah, that's me./s ><BCC>)
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