Former President of Haitian Senate Rips Clinton Foundation: As My People Died, Hillary Clinton Gave Access to Her Wealthy Donors

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The former president of the Haitian Senate excoriated Hillary Clinton and her embattled family foundation following the release of emails that reveal how senior Clinton Foundation staffers coordinated with top Hillary Clinton State Department officials to give special access to “FOB” (Friends of Bill Clinton) in the wake of the deadly 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Shame on Hillary Clinton and her foundation for even thinking about profiting off of the humanitarian crisis in my country,” wrote Bernard Sansaricq, former president of the Haitian Senate, in a press statement.

“As my people were dying, Hillary was abusing her position as Secretary of State and prioritizing access to what the State Department viewed as a ‘gold rush’ for her wealthy donors in exchange for exorbitant speaking fees and large donations to the Clinton Foundation,” Sansaricq wrote, referencing a leaked diplomatic cable, where Haiti relief efforts were described as a “gold rush” for government contractors and aid groups.

The new emails, which the Republican National Committee obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, and published by ABC News, highlight how former senior State Department official Caitlin Klevorick coordinated with Clinton Foundation director of foreign policy Amitabh Desai to prioritize requests coming from Clinton friends and donors to their troubled foundation.

“Need you to flag when people are friends of WJC,” wrote Klevorick in one email.

Hillary Clinton has spent nearly two years denying allegations of corruption and favoritism while she was secretary of state, those allegations first reported by Clinton Cash author and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer.

The new emails, however, provide further contradictions to the Clintons’ claims that then-Secretary of State Clinton did not grant favors for Clinton allies and Clinton Foundation donors.

“I think when you look at both the State Department and the Clinton Foundation in Haiti, that line was pretty faint between the two,” Jake Johnston, a Haiti research analyst at the Center for Economic and Policy Research told ABC News. “You had a lot of coordination and connection between the two, obviously. And I think that raises significant questions about how they were both operating.”

“Hillary Clinton is so deep in the pockets of special interest groups and wealthy donors that she has admitted she’s ‘out of touch’ with what the American people need, and this latest revelation again calls into question whether or not she was born with a working moral compass,” Sansaricq’s statement concludes.

Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson.


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