D.C. Examiner: ‘Clinton Foundation Donors Have a Bribery Problem’

NITED STATES, New York : NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and husband, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton address the audience during the Opening Plenary Session: Reimagining Impact for the Clinton Global Initiative on September 22, 2014 at the Sheraton New York Hotel …
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The D.C. Examiner reports:

A pair of Clinton Foundation donors with financial ties to the former first family have both been at the center of major corruption cases, raising questions about why they chose to give millions to the Clintons’ charity.

Nigerian businessman Gilbert Chagoury’s connections to the Clintons have come under scrutiny following revelations that State Department policy may have benefited him personally while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.

Chagoury’s financial support of the Clintons has raised red flags in the past. In 1996, he was reportedly prodded by a Democratic National Committee fundraiser to give $460,000 to a nonprofit voter registration group that later won the DNC’s business.

But Chagoury isn’t the only international businessman whose checkered past has raised questions about the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of generous donations from foreigners accused of bribery.

Victor Dahdaleh, a Canadian businessman and trustee of the Clinton Foundation, was arrested in October 2011 for his alleged role in a bribery scheme that funneled kickbacks from aluminum conglomerate Alcoa to Aluminium Bahrain.

Dahdaleh reportedly traveled with Bill Clinton through Europe in 2009, shortly after Hillary Clinton took office, and arranged speaking engagements for the former president dating back to 2005.

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