Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Taking a page from the Clintons, the Trump family is on the way to it’s own foundation with a healthy $100 million dollar donation from Saudia Arabia, to The Ivanka Trump Foundation.
Jared Kushner was just credited with negotiating a $110 billion arms deal to the Saudis, the largest arms deal in US history:The neocon zionist nazi has shown exactly why America needed a break from political corruption, but instead now looks to be on the road to a regime every bit as corrupt as a Clinton Presidency.
The deal was made in part thanks to the direct involvement of Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law and senior adviser. He shocked a high-level Saudi delegation earlier this month when he personally called Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson and asked if she would cut the price of a sophisticated missile detection system, according to a source with knowledge of the call.
Pressured to finalize a massive $100-plus billion arms deal in the two weeks leading up to Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia, Kushner hoped to maneuver a discount on Lockheed’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. A request that Hewson said she would look into at the time.
Coincidentally, the Saudis have also agreed to donate a whopping $100 million to the recently announced women’s fund inspired by Jared Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump.
The World Bank announced at an event with Ivanka Trump, the US president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million collectively toward her fund. $100 million is quite the kick starter for a vaguely defined fund in the hands of a US government employee and just so happens, the President’s daughter.
A White House official stressed to reporters that while Ivanka helped inspire the idea, she will not be involved in soliciting funds. “This is not a White House fund. This is not something that she will have any authority over in any way,” the official said. Of course, why people every day just toss $100 million dollars at something that has no direct link to power or the American presidency.
The initiative was first mentioned publicly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the panel, though a Trump administration official credited Ivanka for raising the idea during a meeting with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
The donations and the White House are not tied. Definitely not. No way! It is a total coincidence the $100 million dollar donation is being made the same weekend a $110 billion arms deal is announced. And never mind that Ivanka Trump is traveling to Saudi Arabia in her official capacity as an Assistant to the President of the United States.
The donation to Trump’s daughter is egregious and potentially illegal, according to multiple ethics and legal experts. “If the donation would be a quid pro quo bribe, then asking for it is certainly solicitation of a bribe, which is every bit as criminal as the bribe itself,” says Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe.
Tribe explains, “Even if the First Daughter and Assistant to the President somehow manages to create formal distance between herself and that version of the Clinton Foundation, which of course her father denounced endlessly during the campaign, the hypocrisy of the move is jaw-dropping.” He adds, “Such contributions would surely constitute a financial benefit to … her brand, and her family’s brand.”
The US Office of Government Ethics rules, “prohibit use of an official position to solicit for ANY charity or other private entity.” The OGE guidelines specifically state: “Executive branch employees are subject to restrictions on the gifts that they may accept from sources outside the Government.
The Trump “donation” shows yet again, that regardless of who won election 2016 in the USA, American voters were the actual losers.
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