Saturday, December 15, 2007


The Washington Post is reporting that more than 10% of the funds raised for the Clinton Presidential Library came from foreign sources. And the royal family of Saudi Arabia provided about $10 million of that sum.

The presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) has for months faced questions about the source of the money for her husband's presidential library. During a September debate, moderator Tim Russert asked the senator whether her husband would release a donor list. Clinton said she was sure her husband would "be happy to consider that," though the former president later declined to provide a list of donors.

As I reported last month, the official donor list of the Clinton Library has never been publicly released. ABC stated:

Former president Bill Clinton said Thursday that he will not reveal the names of donors to the Clinton Presidential Library unless he is required to by law... the issue of contributions to the Clinton library has gotten fresh attention [with the scandal concerning] disgraced Clinton fund-raiser Norman Hsu... Clinton aides have declined to say whether Hsu has given any money to the foundation that funds the Clinton Presidential Library, or whether such funds have been returned...

What do the Saudis expect for their $10 million if, say, Hillary Clinton happened to be elected President of the United States?

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