Wikileaks: Moroccan King Donated $12 Million to Hillary Clinton

Fredrick Ngugi October 21, 2016
Morocco's King Mohamed VI (l) with U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Photo Credit: Still 4 Hill

With less than three weeks to election day in the United States, Wikileaks continues to release thousands of secret emails implicating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In the latest batch of hacked emails, the international investigative website reveals how the former U.S. Secretary of State received $12 million worth of donations from the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, according to the Daily Caller. The money was reportedly wired in 2014 through the Clinton Foundation – a charity organization run by the Clinton’s.

According to the emails, the money was given as a kickback to allow the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) conference to be held in Morocco.

The email was sent by Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff at the State Department, Huma Abedin, to Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta, and her campaign manager, Robby Mook.

A portion of the funds were donated to the Clinton Foundation, while the rest went to the CGI.

Buying Favors  

In the email, Abedin wrote that although Morocco was eligible to host the CGI conference in 2015, it was not the first choice for organizers.

The email further reveals that Singapore and Hong Kong had expressed their interest to host the event.

The conference was reportedly paid for by a Moroccan state-run mining company OCP Group, which, according to the Daily Caller, has been accused of numerous human rights abuses.

Clinton is also being accused of favoring the Moroccan monarch during her tenure as Secretary of State.

“This was HRC’s idea. Our office approached the Moroccans and they 100 percent believe they are doing this at her request. The King has personally committed approximately $12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting,”Abedin wrote in the email.

Abedin also revealed that the Moroccan King insisted that he would only contribute the $12 million if Clinton would personally attend the CGI conference.

“Just to give you some context, the condition upon which the Moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation. If [Clinton] was not part of it, [then the] meeting was a non-starter,” she wrote.

Questionable Honesty

The revelations by Wikileaks have continued to cast doubt on the suitability of Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States, with many Americans, including her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, saying she is dishonest.

In the third and final presidential debate on October 19th, Trump challenged Clinton to give back the millions of dollars donated to her foundation by countries that violate the human rights of their citizens.

Last Edited by:Charles Gichane Updated: June 19, 2018


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