Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, recently announced her official entry into the 2016 presidential race. Even though there have been many successful women in business (Susan Mcgalla) there has yet to be one to ascend to the highest political office in the land. As excited as some were to see Hillary enter the race, there are many others that question Hillary’s real commitment to the American public. Some point to the Clinton Foundation, and the many foreign donations, as evidence that her words don’t always line up with her actions. Others claim the Clintons wealth can be traced to foreign government and conglomerate corporate donations.
Not only do Clinton’s critics include presidential hopefuls, and political opponents, but also writers such as former President George W. Bush Speech Consultant Peter Schweizer. Schweizer conducted an investigation into Clinton Foundation foreign donors, and the favors afforded them by the state department. Schweizer’s controversial book, “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” is feared by some, and anticipated by others. This is because the book’s investigation and facts have already made their way into republican 2016 campaigns.
The book outlines a free trade agreement in Columbia, development projects in Haiti, and payment in excess of $1 million to Bill Clinton by a keystone pipeline major shareholder. According to the book, all of these financial donations regarding Columbia, Haiti, and the Keystone Pipeline were being debated by the state department at the time of the donations. Schweizer accuses Hillary of using her position as secretary of state to reward Clinton Foundation donors with favorable rulings, wherein the Clintons and their donors profited.