|Clinton Foundation Halts Taiwan Government Donations|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Apr 15, 2015, 09:30 PM|
The Taiwan government of Taipei believed it could influence the Democrat Party by pledging huge sums of money to the Clinton Foundation. Nonetheless, it was money wasted as the Clinton Foundation banned Taipei from continuing their donations and imposing a blacklist on them.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The board of the Clinton Foundation said Wednesday night that it will continue accepting donations from foreign governments, but only from six nations, a move that appears aimed at insulating from controversies over the charity's reliance on millions of dollars from abroad as she ramps up her presidential campaign."
Clinton Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian is quoted as saying that, "the old annual disclosure policy went "above and beyond what's required by voluntarily disclosing our more than 300,000 donors on our website for anyone to see."
According to the Houston Chronicle, "An Associated Press analysis of Clinton Foundation donations between 2001 and 2015 showed governments and agencies from 16 nations previously gave direct grants of between $55 million and $130 million. Those governments include the six nations that will be allowed to continue donating. The remaining 10 are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Kuwait, Italy, Brunei, Taiwan and the Dominican Republic."
The Tawain government handed over $ millions of direct grants to the Clinton Foundation.
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