The decision by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to stop accepting donations from foreign governments last week came too late to protect the front-running Democrat candidate from a serious accusation of impropriety. Not that it would have helped. The Clinton Foundation only stopped taking the money from governments — not individuals. And Victor Pinchuk, owner of a pipe manufacturing company, is just the kind person who will cause headaches for the Hillary Clinton campaign.
In 2011 and 2012, Pinchuk’s company made business deals with Iran, once shipping $1.7 million worth of pipe to the country. Normally, a business deal over $1 million with Iran would trigger sanctions against the company by the State Department. But Hillary Clinton was head of the department, and Pinchuk poured millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation. It was so much money that Newsweek reports he is the “largest individual contributor to the Clinton Foundation.” Furthermore, Pinchuk and Bill Clinton are supposedly good friends, attending each other’s birthdays.
To this day, there are no sanctions against Pinchuk’s Interpipe Group, even though former representative Steve Stockman called for an investigation into the company’s business dealings. Pinchuk may have spent the most money, but he certainly isn’t the only one to give money to the Clintons for more reasons than simple charity. More…
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