"Asked by host Jake Tapper whether that presents a conflict of interest for Clinton, he responded, 'I do."
Sanders left out the magic words, email, quid pro quo and FBI.
“Bernie Sanders has largely been silent in the debate about the Clinton Foundation’s ties to foreign governments – including some with poor human rights records. But in the final week of the primary season against Hillary Clinton, the Vermont senator finally unleashed a few jabs on the issue.
“If you asked me about the Clinton Foundation, do I have a problem when a sitting secretary of state and a foundation run by her husband collects many millions of dollars from foreign governments, governments which are dictatorships … yeah I do,” Sanders said in an interview Sunday morning on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Sanders cited Saudi Arabia, a contributor to the foundation, which he notes restricts civil liberties. “You don’t have a lot of respect there for opposition points of view for gay rights or women’s rights,” he said.
Asked by host Jake Tapper whether that presents a conflict of interest for Clinton, he responded, “I do.
By Kyle Cheney
06/05/16 10:31 AM EDT
"While Clinton was secretary of state, her department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors. That figure from Clinton’s three full fiscal years in office is almost double the value of arms sales to those countries during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term
The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that gave to the Clinton Foundation. That was a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. The 143 percent increase in U.S. arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors compares to an 80 percent increase in such sales to all countries over the same time period…
American military contractors and their affiliates that donated to the Clinton Foundation — and in some cases, helped finance speaking fees to Bill Clinton — also got in on the action. Those firms and their subsidiaries were listed as contractors in $163 billion worth of arms deals authorized by the Clinton State Department…
‘The word was out to these groups that one of the best ways to gain access and influence with the Clintons was to give to this foundation,’ said Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center.”
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