The news from this year’s election cycle just gets curiouser and curiouser. The Middle Eastern Petra News Agency published what it described as exclusive comments from Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. They included a claim that Riyadh has provided 20 percent of the total funding to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
FYI – it’s illegal in the United States for foreign countries to try to influence the outcome of elections by funding candidates. This doesn’t appear to have stopped the Saudis, however.
Here’s the quote from Prince Mohammed as reported by Zero Hedge:
“Saudi Arabia always has sponsored both Republican and Democratic Party of America and in America current election also provide with full enthusiasm 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s election even though some events in the country don’t have a positive look to support the king of a woman (sic) for presidency.”
According to the Federal Election commission, Hillary Clinton has raised just over $211.8 million in campaign cash. 20% of this sum is $42.4 million.
The report was published (then mysteriously deleted) on the eve of Prince Mohammed making an official visit to the US. The Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday the senior royal was due to fly to Washington where he will meet officials to discuss US-Saudi ties.
Links between Saudi Arabia and the Clinton family, including with Hillary’s campaign, are well reported. In 2008, it was revealed that the Gulf kingdom had donated between $10 and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, a charity set up by Bill Clinton.
It appears that our “friends” the Saudis have had (and are having) more than a little influence in American elections. Any country, company or individual who supports a candidate with such an extensive history of corruption as Hillary Clinton isn’t someone we should trust.
All political money comes with strings attached and favors owed. We wonder what favors the Saudis would want if God forbid) Hillary Clinton would get elected President.
What do you think are the main reasons the Saudis are (allegedly) giving Hillary so much campaign cash?
Give us your take in the comments section below.