Tuesday, October 25, 2016

WikiLeaks: Morocco pledged $12M to Clinton Foundation for lecture - Erez Linn, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

by Erez Linn, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

King Mohammed VI paid around $12 million to guarantee a Clinton Foundation event in Morocco with Hillary Clinton as keynote speaker, new WikiLeaks hacks suggests • "She created this mess and she knows it," leaked email by Clinton aide Huma Abedin says.

King Mohammed VI of Morocco and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton [Archive]
Photo credit: Reuters

WikiLeaks released new hacked emails from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign account over the weekend, alleging that King Mohammed VI of Morocco paid some $12 million to the Clinton Foundation on condition that it would hold a conference in Morocco in May 2015 with her as the keynote speaker.

According to Wikileaks, the hacked emails come from Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta, and show a correspondence between him and her top aide, Huma Abedin.

"No matter what happens, she will be in Morocco hosting CGI [Clinton Global Initiative] on May 5-7, 2015. Her presence was a condition for the Moroccans to proceed so there is no going back on this," Abedin wrote in the 2014 email.

Several months later, Abedin wrote that the conference, scheduled a month after Clinton announced her run for the presidency, would undermine her candidacy.

"It will break a lot of china to back out now when we had so many opportunities to do it in the past few months. She created this mess and she knows it," Abedin wrote.

Eventually, Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their daughter Chelsea attended in her place while she campaigned in Nevada and California.

Clinton's campaign accused Moscow of being behind the hack, accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of attempting to tip the scale of the U.S. elections in Republican nominee Donald Trump's favor.

AP recently reported that Clinton has met with numerous donors while serving as the secretary of state between 2009 and 2013, with aim of raising money for her foundation. One of the latest emails released by WikiLeaks alleges that Qatar offered Bill Clinton a donation of $1 million to the Clinton Foundation for his birthday. 

Meanwhile, WikiLeaks posted a message on Twitter reinforcing Trump's claim that the current U.S. election round was "rigged" and even suggested that Trump himself was part of this conspiracy, as Clinton and the media sought to have Trump win the primaries to bring the Republican party to a record low. 

"There is no U.S. election. There is power consolidation. Rigged primary, rigged media and rigged 'pied piper' candidate drive consolidation," the WikiLeaks tweet read. 

Erez Linn, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

Source: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=37351

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