WikiLeaks: Goldman Sachs Communications Director Anonymously Defends Clinton Foundation

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton speaks at a press conference announcing a new initiative between the Clinton Foundation , United Nations Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies, titled Data 2x on December 15, 2014 in New York City. Data 2x aims …
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In February 2015, Politico published an anonymous quote defending the Clinton Foundation from allegations of corruption, which has now been revealed as the opinion of a top Goldman Sachs executive, according to the latest WikiLeaks reveal of John Podesta’s purported email accounts.

“I’m probably missing the outrage gene but the whole Clinton Foundation saga seems like a story in search of a scandal,” Richard L. “Jake” Siewert, head of corporate communications for Goldman Sachs wrote to Politico correspondent Ben White in a February 2015 email.

“Apparently, the Clintons have created such an effective aid organization that result-oriented donors like the Gates Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropy give them money to distribute to worthy causes and help poor people,” Siewert continued. “More than 90 cents of every dollar raised goes to deliver aid in places like Haiti, Rwanda, and countries in desperate need.”

The WikiLeaks email exchange does not include a response from White — as Siewert forwarded his original email to John Podesta and other senior Clinton Foundation officials.

“And apparently, some foreign countries without effective foreign aid organizations of their own choose to donate money to the Clinton programs rather than recreate the wheel,” Siewert’s email read. “All in all, not a bad time for the press to be getting lathered up about a non-issue but seems like less here than meets the eye.”

That “non-issue” Siewert refers to are the myriad accounts of the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of contributions from foreign countries with business before the U.S. government while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as first reported in Clinton CashEven before Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer’s bestselling book was released, Clinton was struggling to answer questions around the corruption and favoritism shown to her foundation’s donors while she was secretary of state. Many of those allegations have been verified and confirmed by dozens of establishment media outlets.

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