USA Today: Companies used Clinton fundraisers to lobby State Department

And it is Hillary who says that she is going to stand up to these people? She is on their payroll.

USA Today:

The nexus among private companies, Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton family foundations is closer and more complex than even Donald Trump has claimed so far.

While it is widely known that some companies and foreign governments gave money to the foundations, perhaps in an effort to gain favor, one of the key parts of the puzzle hasn’t been reported: At least a dozen of those same companies lobbied the State Department, using lobbyists who doubled as major Clinton campaign fundraisers.

Those companies gave as much as $16 million to the Clinton charities. At least four of the lobbyists they hired are “Hillblazers,” the Clinton campaign’s name for supporters who have raised $100,000 or more for her current White House race. Two of the four also raised funds for Clinton’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid.

Among the donors to the Clinton foundations who also used Clinton-connected lobbyists at the Department of State:

Microsoft has given between $1 million and $5 million to the foundations, as the tech giant also lobbied for visa issues, protection of critical infrastructure and cybersecurity, software industry licensing and government procurement.

• Pfizer, one of the world’s top biopharmaceutical companies, has also given between $1 million and $5 million to the foundations, while lobbying for such issues as intellectual property rights overseas and issues related to medicines in Turkey and India.

• ExxonMobil, the global oil and energy company based in Texas, gave the foundations between $1 million and $5 million. The company lobbied the Department of State for issues involving hydraulic fracturing, popularly known as fracking, oil sands and other provisions.

• The Northeast Maglev, a Washington, D.C.-based company that advocates for high-speed, magnetic levitation rail service in the U.S., donated as much as $100,000 while lobbying the Department of State to help provide support for the issue.

• Mexico TV network Azteca and its affiliates donated as much as $375,000 while lobbying for U.S. business opportunities, an education initiative involving students from the U.S., Mexico and Latin America, and other causes.

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One Response to USA Today: Companies used Clinton fundraisers to lobby State Department

  1. Thank you ! THESE COMPANIES WHO LOBBIES CLINTON’S STATE DEPARTMENT ALSO DOUBLED AS CLINTON CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISERS. “or” the Ones Who Gave MILLIONS to the ” CF” also Gave $100,000’s of thousand of Dollars for HILLARY’s Campaign. ” PAY-TO-PLAY ? ( Bribery ? ) http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/10/17/companies-also-used-lobbyists-who-doubled-clinton-campaign-fundraisers/92297250/ Eli Lilly. PFIZER, EXXON MOBILE, AZTECA, MICROSOFT, N.E. MAGLEV To name a few : “the Clinton nonprofits have been intertwined with the U.S. and global power structure. They have received millions of dollars in state or private contributions linked to Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kazakhstan and other nations whose interests at times conflict with those of the U.S.

    Millions more have been donated by U.S. companies and special interest groups, many of which stood to benefit from decisions made by the Department of State.”

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