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181 Clinton Foundation donors who lobbied Hillary's State Department
Vox ^ | 4-28-15 | Jonathan Allen

Posted on 04/28/2015 8:52:05 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

The size and scope of the symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors is striking. At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place, according to a Vox analysis of foundation records and federal lobbying disclosures.

The following chart shows entities that donated to the foundation and lobbied the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure. The totals include funding from both the corporate and charitable arms of listed companies (the Gates and Walton foundations are named to illustrate that point). The chart does not account for contributions made by executives, and it may omit some companies who made contributions or lobbied through subsidiaries.

Clinton Foundation donor

Gave between this much*

And this much*

Microsoft/Gates Foundation

$26,000,000

No limit reported

Walmart/Walton Foundation

$2,250,000

$10,500,000

Coca-Cola

$5,000,000

$10,000,000

State of Qatar and related entities

$1,375,000

$5,800,000

Goldman Sachs

$1,250,000

$5,500,000

Dow Chemical

$1,025,000

$5,050,000

Pfizer

$1,010,000

$5,025,000

Duke Energy Corporation

$1,002,000

$5,010,000

ExxonMobil

$1,001,000

$5,005,000

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

$1,000,000

$5,000,000

Hewlett-Packard

$1,000,000

$5,000,000

Nima Taghavi

$1,000,000

$5,000,000

NRG Energy

$1,000,000

$5,000,000

Open Society Institute

$1,000,000

$5,000,000

Procter & Gamble

$1,000,000

$5,000,000

Boeing

$1,000,000

$5,000,000

OCP

$1,000,000

$5,000,000

Nike

$512,000

$1,035,000

Google

$511,000

$1,030,000

Daimler

$510,000

$1,025,000

Monsanto

$501,250

$1,006,000

Arizona State University

$500,000

$1,000,000

Chevron

$500,000

$1,000,000

General Electric

$500,000

$1,000,000

Morgan Stanley

$360,000

$775,000

Intel

$252,000

$510,000

Noble Energy

$250,000

$500,000

Sony

$175,000

$400,000

AstraZeneca

$150,000

$350,000

Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies

$150,000

$350,000

Salesforce.com

$125,000

$300,000

Verizon

$118,000

$300,000

Yahoo

$125,000

$300,000

Lockheed Martin

$111,000

$280,000

Qualcomm

$103,000

$265,000

TIAA-CREF

$103,000

$265,000

JP Morgan

$102,000

$260,000

Accenture

$100,000

$250,000

American Cancer Society

$100,000

$250,000

Applied Materials

$100,000

$250,000

CH2M Hill

$100,000

$250,000

Corning

$100,000

$250,000

FedEx

$100,000

$250,000

Gap

$100,000

$250,000

Gilead

$100,000

$250,000

Hess Corporation

$100,000

$250,000

Humanity United

$100,000

$250,000

Hyundai

$100,000

$250,000

Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

$100,000

$250,000

Johnson Controls

$100,000

$250,000

Lions Clubs International

$100,000

$250,000

Mylan

$100,000

$250,000

Pepsi

$100,000

$250,000

Sanofi-Aventis

$100,000

$250,000

Starwood Hotels

$100,000

$250,000

United States Pharmacopeial Convention

$100,000

$250,000

UPS

$100,000

$250,000

Washington University, St. Louis

$100,000

$250,000

Time Warner

$75,000

$150,000

Hunt Alternatives

$60,000

$125,000

Ericsson

$51,000

$105,000

Abbott Laboratories

$50,000

$100,000

Anadarko

$50,000

$100,000

BT Group

$50,000

$100,000

Discovery Communications

$50,000

$100,000

Earth Networks

$50,000

$100,000

Feed the Children

$50,000

$100,000

General Motors

$50,000

$100,000

Hilton

$50,000

$100,000

Marriott

$50,000

$100,000

NextEra Energy

$50,000

$100,000

NOUR USA

$50,000

$100,000

Novozymes

$50,000

$100,000

Oceana

$50,000

$100,000

Starbucks

$50,000

$100,000

Teck Resources

$50,000

$100,000

The American Institute of Architects

$50,000

$100,000

Nature Conservancy

$50,000

$100,000

Trilogy International Partners

$50,000

$100,000

Unilever

$50,000

$100,000

World Vision

$50,000

$100,000

S.C. Johnson & Son

$50,000

$100,000

Motorola

$35,000

$75,000

Enel

$35,000

$75,000

JCPenney

$27,000

$60,000

Target

$27,000

$60,000

Novartis

$26,000

$55,000

Prudential

$26,000

$55,000

3M

$25,000

$50,000

AAR

$25,000

$50,000

AFL-CIO

$25,000

$50,000

APCO Worldwide

$25,000

$50,000

AREVA

$25,000

$50,000

Bayer

$20,000

$50,000

Capstone Turbine

$25,000

$50,000

Cemex

$25,000

$50,000

CHF International

$25,000

$50,000

Eli Lilly

$25,000

$50,000

Georgetown University

$25,000

$50,000

HBO

$25,000

$50,000

Honeywell

$25,000

$50,000

Mars, Inc.

$25,000

$50,000

McGraw-Hill Financial

$25,000

$50,000

MWH Global

$25,000

$50,000

New Venture Fund

$25,000

$50,000

Partners HealthCare

$25,000

$50,000

Rotary Foundation

$25,000

$50,000

Shell

$25,000

$50,000

Special Olympics

$25,000

$50,000

Brink's

$25,000

$50,000

United Technologies Corporation

$25,000

$50,000

Viacom

$25,000

$50,000

Wildlife Conservation Society

$25,000

$50,000

Ze-gen

$25,000

$50,000

AT&T

$11,000

$30,000

BP

$11,000

$30,000

SAP America

$10,250

$26,000

Actavis

$10,000

$25,000

ALFA

$10,000

$25,000

American Iron and Steel Institute

$10,000

$25,000

Amgen

$10,000

$25,000

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

$10,000

$25,000

BHP Billiton Limited

$10,000

$25,000

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

$10,000

$25,000

ConocoPhillips

$10,000

$25,000

Danfoss

$10,000

$25,000

Delphi Financial Group

$10,000

$25,000

Digital Globe

$10,000

$25,000

Dow Corning

$10,000

$25,000

EMD Serono

$10,000

$25,000

Entertainment Software Association

$10,000

$25,000

Herbalife

$10,000

$25,000

Hermitage Capital Management

$10,000

$25,000

InnoVida Holdings

$10,000

$25,000

Levi Strauss & Co.

$10,000

$25,000

Life Technologies

$10,000

$25,000

Motion Picture Association of America

$10,000

$25,000

Nokia

$10,000

$25,000

Occidental Petroleum

$10,000

$25,000

Sesame Workshop

$10,000

$25,000

Siemens

$10,000

$25,000

SNCF

$10,000

$25,000

Symantec

$10,000

$25,000

Tamares Management

$10,000

$25,000

Telefonica International

$10,000

$25,000

Hershey

$10,000

$25,000

NASDAQ OMX Group

$10,000

$25,000

The Pew Charitable Trusts

$10,000

$25,000

TV Azteca, S.A. DE C.V.

$10,000

$25,000

US Chamber of Commerce

$10,000

$25,000

Whirlpool

$10,000

$25,000

Oneida Indian Nation

$10,000

$25,000

American Public Health Association

$5,000

$10,000

EOS Foundation

$5,000

$10,000

Florida International University

$5,000

$10,000

Girl Scouts of the USA

$5,000

$10,000

Gonzalo Tirado

$5,000

$10,000

NBC Universal

$5,000

$10,000

Santa Monica College

$5,000

$10,000

Sensis

$5,000

$10,000

Adobe Systems

$1,000

$5,000

Boston Scientific Corporation

$1,000

$5,000

Bristol-Myers Squibb

$1,000

$5,000

Cablevision Systems Corporation

$1,000

$5,000

Caterpillar

$1,000

$5,000

Chicanos Por La Causa

$1,000

$5,000

Deere & Company

$1,000

$5,000

Dell

$1,000

$5,000

Edison Electric Institute

$1,000

$5,000

Eligio Cedeno

$1,000

$5,000

Festo Corporation

$1,000

$5,000

George Mason University

$1,000

$5,000

Laborers Int'l Union of North America

$1,000

$5,000

Nestle

$1,000

$5,000

Northrop Grumman Corporation

$1,000

$5,000

American Legion

$1,000

$5,000

Association for Manufacturing Technology

$1,000

$5,000

Tohono O'odham Nation

$1,000

$5,000

Hara Software

$1,000

$5,000

Oracle (matching grant program)

$250

$1,000

Nova Southeastern University

$250

$1,000

* The Clinton Foundation reports contributions in ranges.

That's not illegal, but it is scandalous.

There's a household name at the nexus of the foundation and the State Department for every letter of the alphabet but "X" (often more than one): Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Chevron, (John) Deere, Eli Lilly, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, HBO, Intel, JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, Monsanto, NBC Universal, Oracle, Procter & Gamble, Qualcomm, Rotary International, Siemens, Target, Unilever, Verizon, Walmart, Yahoo, and Ze-gen.

The set includes oil, defense, drug, tech, and news companies, as well as labor unions and foreign interests. It includes organizations as innocuous as the Girl Scouts and those as in need of brand-burnishing as Nike, which was once forced to vow that it would end the use of child labor in foreign sweatshops. This list of donors to the Clinton foundation who lobbied State matters because it gives a sense of just how common it was for influence-seekers to give to the Clinton Foundation, and exactly which ones did.

Author Peter Schweizer, whose book Clinton Cash is due out May 5, took his best shot but couldn't prove — or even assert — that Hillary Clinton took any official action because of contributions to the Clinton Foundation. I haven't read the book, but even Schweizer concedes that what he's identified is a "pattern of behavior," not hard evidence of corruption.

Still, the Clintons have shown they can't police themselves.

"We made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do"

The foundation's acting CEO, Maura Pally, acknowledged problems with reporting on federal 990 tax forms in a statement issued Sunday, in which she contended that information about donors was available but not appropriately listed in filings with the government.

Before working for the foundation, she was a deputy assistant secretary under Hillary Clinton at State.

"So yes, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them, and have taken steps to ensure they don't happen in the future," Pally said.

Bringing good things to life?

Scrutiny of the foundation's practices, and of Clinton's work at State, has intensified in recent weeks, due in large part to Schweizer's book and his effort to get news outlets to write about his research.

The New York Times published a thorough report last week on the sale of uranium mines to a company connected to the Russian government by a group of Canadians who poured millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation. The Washington Post, also working from Schweizer's research, reported that Bill Clinton collected $26 million in speaking fees from donors to the Clinton Foundation. And Newsweek reported that a company owned by Victor Pinchuk, one of the top donors to the Clinton Foundation, has shipped goods to Iran.

Public records alone reveal a nearly limitless supply of cozy relationships between the Clintons and companies with interests before the government.

"I saw an opportunity for Advancing prosperity in Algeria and seizing an opportunity for American business"

General Electric, for example, has given between $500,000 and $1 million in cash to the foundation, and it helped underwrite the US pavilion at the Shanghai Expo in 2010, a project for which top Clinton family fundraisers were tapped by the State Department to solicit contributions from the private sector.

GE lobbied the State Department on a variety of issues when Hillary Clinton was secretary, including trade and energy tax breaks, according to its filings with the federal government.

In her most recent memoir, Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton details how she went to bat for GE in Algeria, a country that donated $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation in violation of the charity's agreement with the Obama administration to place restrictions on contributions from foreign governments.

"When the government decided to solicit foreign bids to build power plants and modernize its energy sector, I saw an opportunity for advancing prosperity in Algeria and seizing an opportunity for American business. General Electric was competing for the more than $2.5 billion contract," she wrote. Clinton personally lobbied President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to bless the GE contract.

The kicker: Clinton allies have said she will use her work to create business for US companies overseas on the campaign trail as she runs for president. She's now in position to visit GE sites in the US and talk about how she worked to strengthen the company.

From the perspective of the Clintons' defenders, it's a win all around. The US strengthens its ties to an important geopolitical player in North Africa. GE opens up a new market. American workers benefit from the expansion of a major manufacturer. Hillary Clinton gets to campaign as a job creator. And in her defenders' view, the donations to the Clinton Foundation are unrelated to any action Hillary Clinton took on behalf of GE.

Likewise, Coca-Cola has given between $5 million and $10 million to the foundation. The company announced an investment of $200 million in Burma after Hillary Clinton worked to lift sanctions on that country. Even unions that blame Bill Clinton's NAFTA deal for killing American jobs, including the AFL-CIO, pop up on the crosstab of companies that donate to the foundation and lobbied Hillary's State Department. Coke, of course, was one of the biggest beneficiaries of NAFTA, which opened up Mexico, the country with the highest per-capita Coca-Cola consumption in the world.

Still, no one — no one — has produced anything close to evidence of a quid pro quo in which Hillary Clinton took official action in exchange for contributions to the Clinton Foundation. If anyone did, Clinton would cease to be a candidate and become a defendant.

The 'trust us' model is broken

It's unthinkable that Hillary Clinton would intentionally undermine the interests of the United States as secretary of state, not because she is above question but because she planned to run for president.

Clinton allies make no secret of their model of using the family brand to leverage other people's money, intellectual capital, products, celebrity, and political networks to serve the Clintons' ends. They believe those ends are just and often noble — like providing clean drinking water in developing countries — and that the Clintons are beyond reproach. But it's reasonable, and necessary, to ask whether the business interests of the benefactors are incidental or central to their motivation for giving.

It should come as no surprise that the folks who have a lot of cash to give are also those who have the most at stake in decisions made by the federal government. That's why politicians get so much money from special interests. It's also why the voting public should be aware, and wary, of the flow of money from special interests to candidates and elected officials. Transparency is not an antidote to corruption, so that money flow deserves intense scrutiny.

Ultimately, it is impossible to tell where one end of the two-headed Clinton political and philanthropic operation ends and where the other begins. The "trust us" model is insufficient for the public. It's also an ongoing political liability for Hillary Clinton. Both she and the public would benefit from greater controls. She's not the first politician forced to defend contributions to her charity. Tom DeLay, the legendary former House majority leader and whip, was hammered by the left for taking donations for his children's charity from corporations and lobbyists with business before Congress.

On one level, there's little difference between special interests donating money to politicians' campaigns and donating to their charities. The nature of the objections raised by the Clintons taking money from interested parties also applies to their solicitation of contributions to her presidential campaign — and to similar asks made by every other politician. On another level, though, a politician's charity is a special avenue of access.

Politicians' charities are an attractive place for special interests to funnel money. They can give much larger sums to charities than they can in hard campaign dollars. Because the charities are, by definition, nonpartisan, the contributions look less political. The politician who runs the charity usually has a pretty strong emotional tie to its sustainability and often benefits from payment in the form of travel and accommodations in conjunction with the charity's activities. Last but not least, donations to the charity are tax-deductible, in contrast to campaign contributions.

Candidates for office should seek to set the bar for their own conduct higher than the level required by current law. More important, at a time when the American public has rightly lost confidence that politicians serve the public first, foremost, and exclusively, Hillary Clinton has fallen short of that standard.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; clintonfoundation; foundation; hillary; lobby; statedepartment
The author makes a Hurculean effort to whitewash the Clinton shenanigans, but it still smells like a pig sty. Particularly in light of other articles posted in the last couple of days that shows how little really goes to charity.
1 posted on 04/28/2015 8:52:05 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Question: why do colleges have to donate to the Clinton Foundation and then lobby the State Department?


2 posted on 04/28/2015 8:53:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama, Hillary and his cohorts of the Chicago mafia have transformed U.S. in a banana republic even more corrupt that the Latin American corruptocracies


3 posted on 04/28/2015 8:55:50 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The Koch bros should have thrown a few million at her, then the left might care.


4 posted on 04/28/2015 8:57:22 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (If Hillary was running against Satan, I'd probably abstain.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am 90% sure that both Microsoft and Intel did this to get Gov contracts from Department of Homeland Security.
Back in 2010, strange things started happening at Intel which could not be explained by business reasons.


5 posted on 04/28/2015 8:58:57 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: afraidfortherepublic

NOW - how about a list of THEIR charitable contributions?


6 posted on 04/28/2015 9:02:49 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ( million ii, all)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why is a charity like American Cancer Foundation giving away donations as lobby influence? Give it to the cancer patients and researchers. Exactly why I guard my donations very tightly.


7 posted on 04/28/2015 9:06:02 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ll bet colleges donate because they want visas for foreign students sent their way. A selling point abroad to bring in cash paying students, often from the Middle East.


8 posted on 04/28/2015 9:11:02 AM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Makes Sharpton’s shakedown machine look small...


9 posted on 04/28/2015 9:13:31 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
You're gonna need a bigger boat web page!
10 posted on 04/28/2015 9:20:37 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: afraidfortherepublic

EXACTLY!


11 posted on 04/28/2015 9:29:19 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: All
Judge Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia recently ordered the State Department to produce passenger manifests from 47 overseas trips that Mrs. Clinton made as secretary of state. (Citizens United requested the manifests last July through a Freedom of Information Act Request. )

There seems to be a solid connection between:

(1) donors to the Clinton Foundation,

(2) companies receiving contracts from foreign countries, and,

(3) Clinton Foundation donors receiving favorable treatment from the State Dept.

<><> Sixty companies contributed $26 million to the Clinton Foundation.

<><> Forty four of those companies also contributed to a $3.2 billion dollar fund established at the Clinton Global Initiative (a wing of the foundation).

<><> At least 25 companies made contributions to fifteen private/public partnerships set up by ex-Pres Clinton;

And who administered all of them?.......the State Department w/ Hillary at the helm.

===========================================

Congress needs to launch multiple investigations into Hillary’s State Dept tenure including that of her confidantes:

<><> expense accounts,

<><> use of federal credit cards,

<><> their participation in the State Dept's disbursement of funds to "private contractors;"

<><>her possible collusion with the Clinton Foundation--using classified info as an instrument for fund-raising.

<><> Hillary's official calendar.

Hillary'scontacts will tell the tale of donations to the foundation....and the Clintons profiteering off secret intel.

12 posted on 04/28/2015 9:30:14 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

13 posted on 04/28/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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In her memoir, Hard Choices, Hillary details she went to bat for GE in Algeria-----a country that donated $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation in violation of an agreement with the Obama administration to place restrictions on contributions from foreign governments.

SHE WRITES: "When the US government decided to solicit foreign bids to modernize its energy sector, I saw an opportunity for advancing prosperity in Algeria and an opportunity for GE to compete for the $2.5 billion contract.". Clinton personally lobbied Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to bless the GE contract.

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New Yorker magazine confirms Bill Clinton pocketed $500,000 for a speech in Moscow that was paid for by “a Russian investment bank" that had ties to the Kremlin” at the time of the lucrative Uranium One deal.

The NYT reported this week on the unseemly transfer of cash to the Clintons from parties interested in a major uranium deal. The Canadian company selling Uranium One to the Russians donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation. And Russians tied to the deal gave Bill Clinton $500,000 for a Moscow speech. So critical was the deal that it needed the approval of the US State Department.....facilitated by Hillary.

The Clinton Foundation got Millions from a Russian who trades with Iran: Victor Pinchuk owns the EastOne Group investing company and the Interpipe Group. He is the second richest man in Ukraine AND the largest individual donor to the Clinton Foundation......the Foundation spinoff "The Clinton Global Initiative" received millions from Pinchuk while Hillary was Secy of State.

<><> Was Uranium One corporate money ever deposited offshore?

<><> In Russian banks? Maybe Sberbank or Vnesheconombank?

<><> Maybe funneled from there to secret numbered accounts in Zurich and Geneva?

================================================

<><> Maybe deposits in secret accounts held by Obama?

We peons are asked to believe that Obama was on the golf course when foreign policy decisions were being made......looking like he "didn't know" about all these radical changes in foreign policy.

Heck, it wasn't b/c Valerie "forgot" to tell him.

<><> Maybe the deal was Obama pleading abject ignorance about US foreign policy being jerked around by the Clintons.......as long as he got his cut of the Clintons' foreign policy finagling?

14 posted on 04/28/2015 9:40:03 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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The New York Times confirmed that Hillary Clinton violated the Memorandum of Understanding she signed with the Obama administration WRT the Russian uranium deal...and w/ Algeria.

FACT CHECK The 2008 Memorandum of Understanding (at the time of her confirmation as Secy of State) laid out the new rules for donations to the Clinton Foundation intended to allow the Foundation to continue its “important philanthropic work around the world,” while avoiding conflicts.

The Memorandum was signed by Clinton confidante Bruce Lindsey, then the Clinton Foundation’s chief executive...

Also signed by Valerie Jarrett, then co-chair of Obama’s transition team...later insider Jarrett became Obama's Senior Deputy Advisor....now more popularly known as "The WH Laundress".

15 posted on 04/28/2015 9:43:55 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Dqban22

Microsoft/Gates Foundation $26,000,000
For what purpose?
Why any money goes to the State dept in the first place?


16 posted on 04/28/2015 11:55:02 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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