London: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims that Hillary Clinton’s foundation has received generous donations from the same wealthy officials of Qatar who have also provided financial assistance to the dreaded Islamic State.
In an interview to documentary maker John Pilger for RT at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Assange said the Clinton Foundation, which was started by former US President Bill Clinton, has been receiving the money from those who also support the Islamic State.
Pilger asked Assange if “this notorious jihadist group, called ISIL or ISIS, is created largely with money from people who are giving money to the Clinton Foundation,” to which Assange said “Yes”.
Assange explained that although the US has never officially acknowledged in public the alleged support given to Islamic State by middle-east countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the e-mail exchange between Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager John Podesta, shows that they were aware of it.
In the email which was leaked last month, Clinton talks of putting pressure on the two countries over the alleged financial assistance to ISIS.
“We need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region,” Clinton wrote in the mail.
The Clinton Foundation just recently confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was US secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments.
Qatari officials pledged the money in 2011 to mark the 65th birthday of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton’s husband, and sought to meet the former US president in person the following year to present him the check, according to an email from a foundation official to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta. The email, among thousands hacked from Podesta’s account, was published last month by WikiLeaks. – Deccan Chronicle, 5 November 2016
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