Does Hillary really mean this: “The U.S. must do more to help Ukraine”?
This article revealed some of the channels of the Clinton fundraising campaign. As Joe writes, “The Clinton Global Initiative was used not only to do great works around the world but also to enrich the Clintons.” As says Joe Klein, Bill was, and is, Hillary’s closest adviser. "He gave 13 speeches since he left his presidency and 11 of them when Hilary was the Secretary of State."
Here where it gets very interesting. One of Bill’s speeches was “sponsored by Russian oligarchs – Peter Schweizer, claims some of them had KGB ties – for $500,000 as Clinton Global Initiative donors were selling their uranium-mining company, including U.S. assets to the Russians.” Joe believes that “the Obama Administration’s “reset” with Russia was more than a shell game to enrich the Clintons.”
Joe notes that this information was confirmed by the New York Times.
I could not agree more with Joe’s question: “What on earth was Bill Clinton thinking when he took $500,000 from the friends of Vladimir Putin?”
It is well know that Ukrainians favour Republicans foreign policy because of their hawkish stance toward Russia. Ukrainians believe if the U.S. had a Republican president now, for instance, John McCain, Ukraine would have already had the lethal weaponry from Washington by now.
When we elect the future president, either in U.S. or Ukraine, it is crucial to know who his or her donors are. When time comes, even presidents must repay their debts for sponsorships and donations.
We should closely follow Hillary’s presidential campaign and her foreign policy position towards Russia.
Often (lots of times), candidates make political statements to get support from their voters and they forget that people trust them and expect them to keep the promise. We will see if Hillary Clinton is one of them - candidate with the word.
To read the full Joe Klein's article, visit TIME Magazine.
Joe Klein is TIME's political columnist and author of six books, most recently Politics Lost. His weekly TIME column, "In the Arena," covers national and international affairs. In 2004 he won the National Headliner Award for best magazine column.
The Clinton Global Initiative. Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.