One of the ways Donald Trump has been able to curry favor among an electorate that’s increasingly fed up with business as usual inside the Beltway, is to appeal to voters’ ingrained belief that everyone in Washington is effectively beholden to outside interests and campaign donors.
By virtue of his self-funded campaign, Trump isn’t beholden to anyone – or at least that’s what he’ll tell you.
Perhaps more than any other candidate, Hillary Clinton raises eyebrows when it comes to conflicts of interest. As we documented extensively earlier this year, contributions to the Clinton Foundation have come under scrutiny, especially after the charity said it would refile five years of tax returns after failing to properly account for donations from foreign governments.
As IB Times reported back in May, Hillary Clinton’s State Department approved $165 billion in arms deals to nations who had previously given money to the Clinton Foundation. The charity also received some $7 million in donations from the MIC which benefited directly from State Department arms export approvals:
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 12/31/2015.