Morocco “Pay-To-Play” Scandal Proves Clinton Foundation Is Corrupt
The Clinton campaign faced tough questions Sunday morning about a “pay-to-play” arrangement between the king of Morocco, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Secretary Clinton.
On Thursday, hacked emails from WikiLeaks suggest that is precisely what happened when the king of Morocco agreed to host a Clinton Global Initiative summit and give $12 million, but only if Hillary Clinton attended the May 2015 meeting.
“No matter what happens, she will be in Morocco hosting CGI on May 5-7, 2015,” Huma Abedin, a top Hillary Clinton aide, wrote in a November 2014 email to several other advisers, including campaign chairman John Podesta. “Her presence was a condition for the Moroccans to proceed so there is no going back on this.”
On CNN’s State of the Union, Jake Tapper asked Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook:
“But, this does raise the kinds of concerns that there is a pay-to-play. He wanted to meet with Hillary Clinton, $12 million for the Foundation, I mean, doesn’t this feed into one of the concerns that voters have about Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation?”
Mook responded that there “isn’t anything new here,” which of course is patently false.
On Fox News Sunday, acclaimed journalist Bob Woodward called the potential arrangement “corrupt” and “a scandal.”
“The mixing of speech fees, the Clinton Foundation and actions by the State Department, which she ran, are all intertwined and it’s corrupt,” Woodward added.