How Come Jeb Bush Isn’t Receiving Scrutiny For Having the Same Corporate Donors As the Clinton Foundation?


Michael Goodwin breathlessly writes in the New York Post:

The (Clinton)Foundation accepted millions of dollars from foreign governments while Hillary was America’s top diplomat, The Washington Post found. It said that at least one gift, $500,000 from Algeria, violated loose ethics rules drawn up by the Obama administration to separate her duties from the foundation.

The Wall Street Journal also found a suspicious pattern of corporate giving. General Electric, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and Boeing were among 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during her tenure and donated a combined $26 million to the family foundation, the paper reports.

It found several cases where her lobbying of foreign governments on behalf of specific American firms came just before or after those firms made hefty donations to the Clinton Foundation or another nonprofit she created, Vital Voices. Walmart gave to both groups, and to a separate fund Clinton established at the State Department.

General Electric, Exxon Mobile, Microsoft and Walmart are all listed as donors to Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education.  While the corporate donations in question did occur while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, Bush rise to education policy kingmaker and rainmaker was fueled by the same sources who can assume to be getting the same access to a would-be President of the United States.

Any claim that there was no quid pro quo should be made under oath. Most of the corporations have their own foundations, so why would they give their money to the Clintons to spend? Who suggested they do so?

No word on whether or not Goodwin – and his demonstrably hostile newspaper to anything to do with public schools feels that Bush should respond about any “quid pro quo under oath.” Perhaps it may prove that it’s because  his own newspaper’s corporation has benefited from the efforts of Bush’s foundation. Among donors to Bush’s foundation is News Corp which owns the New York Post. Over the last two years News Corp has given Bush’s Foundation at least $1 million.

 

 

About Bob Sikes

A long time ago and a planet far, far away I was an athletic trainer for the New York Mets. I was blessed to be part of the now legendary 1986 World Series Championship. My late father told me that I'd one day be thankful I had that degree in teaching from Florida State University. He was right and I became twice blesses to become a teacher in the late 1990's. After dabbling with writing about the Mets and then politics, I settled on education.
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