Hillary’s game at the Clinton Foundation made her a very wealthy woman. Trading access for cash was the whole point of the Clinton Foundation to begin with and it is why she had to get into the Senate and then Secretary of State.
So far she has been Teflon and no serious investigation has been launched into her various shady dealings.
This week, we learned that her connection to a Clinton Foundation donor and the country of Bangladesh could finally be coming back to haunt her.
A new investigation was just launched by Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee focusing on Clinton’s efforts to impede a Bangladesh government corruption probe of friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus.
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton sent top U.S. diplomats to pressure Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina and her son Sajeeb Wazed in an effort to halt the investigation of Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank.
Muhammad Yunus donated between $100,000-$250,000 to Clinton Global Initiative and $25,000-$50,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to the Clinton Foundation website.
It was reported that Bill Clinton was instrumental in getting Yunus awarded a Nobel Peach Prize in 2006.
Sajeeb Wazed said that it was “astounding and mind boggling” to him that between 2010 and 2012 senior State Department officials repeatedly pressured him to influence his mother to drop the Grameen Bank investigation.
“They threatened me with the possibility of an audit by the Internal Revenue Service,” Wazed said. “They would say over and over again, ‘Yunus has powerful friends’ and we all knew they were talking of Secretary Clinton. Everybody knew it was Mrs. Clinton.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported:
Clinton’s aid to Yunus included 18 grants, contracts and loans awarded to two of his America-based foundations, the Grameen Foundation USA and Grameen America, according to USASpending.gov.
Yunus was stripped of his directorship of the state owned Grameen Bank in 2011 as a result of the Bangladesh government’s review of his financial mismanagement of the bank and its “micro-credit” loan program for poor peasants, mainly women.
A Norwegian documentary charging Yunus personally diverted $100 million intended for Grameen Bank and for the poor to his other organizations triggered the initial investigation against him.
The pocketing of funds shocked many in poverty-stricken Bangladesh where the annual per capita income is about $3,600, according to the World Bank.
Yunus eventually returned the money to Grameen Bank, but the government’s investigation exposed serious financial mismanagement and found the micro-loan program failed to lift recipients out of poverty.
He was forced to resign under a law making 60 the maximum age for the bank’s top position. Yunus was 70 at the time.
Interest rates and payback amounts of the micro-loans sometimes resulted in more poverty, not less. Rather than re-paying the loans, a number of recipients in Bangladesh and India committed suicide.
Clinton’s support for Yunus dates to former President Bill Clinton’s years as Arkansas governor.
Both Clintons became micro-credit loan advocates and enthusiastic backers of Yunus, who invented the lending scheme.
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