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Hillary Clinton got paid millions of dollars only to speak in 2014 and 2015!

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This has been used as a tool for both Republic Presumptive Presidential Nominee Donald Trump and also by fellow Party mate and contender Bernie Sanders. Both of them have question Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role as Politician when she has had these paid obligations towards companies. The Same have Donald Trump as I have written about before, as I wrote on the 19th May 2016, that his financial disclosure papers showed the estimated earnings on that was $1,000,000 in 2015, alone. So that Donald Trump have had speeches and earned money on it, sets the standard for the discussion, as he have attacked her constantly. But now there have been released Democratic National Committee (DNC) papers as the Guccifer leaks. They are showing certainty and documents of the past Hillary Clinton and also certain other disputed content on the Democratic Presidential Candidate.

I do this because I have addressed Donald Trump, with care and caution, been honest that I dislike his candidacy and his whole arrangements of xenophobia, fear of immigrants, his lies and his whole right-wing adjusted campaign that eats on fear instead of policy, the same as the ones that one the Brexit, the fear of Polish immigrants instead of thinking to what extent a transitional government and an exit could mean for the United Kingdom, the same ignorance and belittling campaigning is happening from Donald Trump. While this is being said, I am addressing Hillary Clinton today with her facts and not Trumps fictions as the reality of the paperwork and the extent of monies that are proved. Still not the rhetoric or the words of these speeches, but surely the importance is not in the words, but in following the money.

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In 2014 alone she have official spoken to 45 associations, companies or LLC that she got paid for doing so. The close estimation in total is around $10.000.000 on the engagements that she had, the most ordinary pay for the speeches was $225.5000. So her earnings on speaking is for some of us astronomical. And could be questioned! The certain companies must have heard some positive words and words of honor as she spoke to the crowds of the GE, A&E Television Networks, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, Xerox Corporation, Let’s Talk Entertainment Inc., twice for tinePublic Inc., twice for Innovation Arts and Entertainment, Corning Incorporated, Ameriprise, Cisco, Deutsche Bank AG, twice for Salesforce.com and Qualcomm Incorporated, and so many more! These are just a few of the companies that paid her in 2014. The massive amount of them and that certain companies had her twice in the year.

In 2015, she had less of speaking engagements only 6 in total and with 5 associations, companies or LLC. They paid in total $1.475.000. These companies we’re twice tinePublic Inc., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Watermark’s Silicon Valley Conference for Women, EBay Inc. and American Camping Association. These proves together with the year before that the one that really supports the Clinton’s and Hillary is the tinePublic Inc. The company is known for this: “Oprah Winfrey: tinePublic Inc. is the market leader in producing high profile events and conferences across North America” (Woodlawn Post Canada, 28.11.2012). So they are surely paying to create events with Hillary Clinton as well, it seems.

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They have had her four times in 2014 and 2015. While the other are banks, associations, medial and pharmaceuticals, Internet Companies and other bigger companies that want their profession in a grand standing with the establish politician.

What is special from the Financial Tax Returns from Hillary Clinton is the first cash at hand in the JP Morgan Custody Account where it’s disclosed $5.000.000 – $25.000.000. Because that is fortune for ordinary folks, and even more for seasoned politician, proves that the years of being in the limelight have made the Clinton’s wealthy (Public Finance Disclosure Report, 2015).

Next time I will look into the donors that funded the Clinton Foundation and the once who have given the most to the Foundation. This is the second part of leak for my part, as there is extensive material and documents in the file that Guccifer 2.0. opened to the public. Peace.

Reference:

Executive Branch Personal Public Finance Disclose Report (15.05.2015) – Hillary Clinton.

Kenya: the rain-drops from the Corrupt Officials turns into a River of Corruption Cases; showing some recent cases of 2016!

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“Corruption cannot be tackled from the top, it has to be confronted from the grassroots” – John Githongo.

Kenyan Government might not like it or trying to deflect it, but here certainly a sorry state when it comes to corruption, graft and embezzlement. If it is either getting a better business deal, paying local council-men for having a shop or being a hawker, paying police officers while passing through a district, getting help by government officials and other buying services from officials like judges and Land-Commissions to get ahead of competitions.

This here is a national problem, but many of the Government Officials and Ministers are involved so the Jubliee Government do not want to be too strong against it; if it is then one of their own have to jump on the sword and lose their job. I think they have learned from Mwai Kibaki’s government and how the Corruption made them eat and let the ethical procedures fly out the window.

I will here show the cases that have come since Januar 2016. And this is not all I presume, this is reports and probes of corruption and grafts in Kenya. There are lots of them and the amount of people says how big the picture is and how big the scope of corruption is; there have to be a general cleaning, but then the Government Officials and the codes of conduct have to be taken from streets to the Parliament. But when Kanjo Kingdom documentaries shows how the certain county cars drives around and pocket money from traders an hawkers in Nairobi as they have target funds to get each week. This proves the levels and stages of corruption. There are viable and visible, and as long as county officials in the capital can get away with having open corruption and trading tax that is not deducted through their financial statement. Then it proves that the re-vamp have to happen from the Grassroot as Hon. Githongo says and I abide by, but the precedence have to be set by the Deputy President Ruto and the President Kenyatta!

Here are the cases and probes.  

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State House Kenya

200 State Officials needed clearance:

“Close to 200 people on the List of Shame President Uhuru Kenyatta handed to Parliament last year have been charged with corruption and abuse of office” (…)”A confidential report by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) shows all cases have been investigated and action taken on at least 61 per cent of them” (…)”The status report says some suspects have been taken to court while others have had their cases referred back to EACC for further investigations” (Gicobi, 2016).

Deputy President William Ruto and his Wife; Rachel Ruto dined VISA to the US:

“The first lady who was to be accompanied with the DP’s wife Rachel Ruto traveled alone due to her (Rachel) being denied a Visa by the USA embassy” (…)”According to reliable source, Rachel was denied Visa following allegations that her banking initiative had extorted donor funds” (…)”Recently, it was revealed that Deputy President was banned from traveling to the United States, however,  it looks like his whole family was too after his wife Rachel became the first to be denied a Visa” (…)”Ruto’s involvement in almost all corruption cases might also be the reason why Rachel was denied a US Visa” (Bironga, 2016).

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Tunoi Probe:

Supreme Court Judge Phllip Tunoi sought to discredit his accuser in the Sh 200 million bribery saga as he fought off allegations that could bring down his career and those of several colleagues.  Appearing before a committee probing the allegations Tunoi said an affidavit implicating him was possibly drawn by judiciary staff in an elaborate plot to end his career. As Francis Gachuri now reports Tunoi’s accuser Geoffrey Kiplagat also appeared before the committee that has until Wednesday to submit its findings” (Kenya Citizen TV, 2016).

Nike Probe:

“Under its terms, the athletics company would pay the Kenyan athletics federation $100,000 in honorariums each year and a one-time payment of $500,000, which was referred to as a “commitment bonus.” The New York Times reports that the bonus was immediately withdrawn by Kenyan officials and kept off the books” (…)”Nike conducts its business with integrity and expects that our partners do the same,” Nike told Fortune in a statement (Addady, 2016).

Bank’s Probe:

“Several banks are under investigations after a major tax evasion ring was busted at a border entry point. The racket, said to cost the government over Sh120 million in unpaid import duties at Namanga border post, comes barely a month after a similar incident was discovered at the Port of Mombasa” (…)”Two Equity Bank staff members and an unnamed number of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) personnel allegedly aided traders at the Namanga border post to import goods without paying duty, depriving the country revenue of more than Sh100 million” (…)”Nairobi-based financial analyst Aly Khan Satchu said the recent edict from the Central Bank where customers will need to clearly explain cash deposits and withdrawals of at least Sh1 million is welcomed. He said if the rules are enforced to the letter, corruption cartels would be dealt a blow” (…)“It’s clear that banks have a duty of care in this regard. If this new regulation is implemented without fear or favour then I am sure the deluge of ill-gotten proceeds going through the system will come to an abrupt stop. It seems to me it is no longer a question of rules and regulations, it is now a question of enforcement, pure and simple,” said Mr Satchu” (Ngungi, 2016).

King of Graft – Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba:

“A former Nairobi County chief finance officer amassed Sh800 million in cash, motor vehicles, buildings and land, which the government is now seeking to recover” (…)”Mr Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba’s wealth is half of the Sh1.6 billion that President Uhuru Kenyatta announced in his State of the Nation address that the government intends to seize” (Mwakilishi, 2016).

State of Jersey Confiscate Money:

“On 24 February 2016, Windward Trading Limited, a Jersey registered company, pleaded guilty to four counts of money laundering before the Royal Court of Jersey.  The Royal Court imposed a confiscation order of £3,281,897.40 and US$540,330.69, thereby stripping the company of all its assets” (…)”Windward admitted to laundering the proceeds of corruption between 29 July 1999 and 19 October 2001. The corrupt activities took place in Kenya where Windward’s beneficial owner, Samuel Gichuru, is resident. During the period on the indictment, Mr Gichuru was also the Chief Executive of Kenya Power and Lighting Company [KPLC], the Kenyan government’s electricity utility company. KPLC awarded valuable contracts to a number of engineering and energy companies worldwide who all made corrupt payments to Windward. The confiscation order provides an indication as to the scale of the criminal conduct that took place” (State of Jersey, 2016).

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Afterthought:

This here shows the scope and reach of it. I don’t need to spell it out. It is clear as water. The rain-drops is becoming so much that they are creating a river in the valley; the same is happening with the corruption. There little rain-drops, but they all create a river and the water touches all parts of society. Time to put the kettle on and heat-up some water, because with all this eaten government funds and shady deals we need some sweet tea; Peace.

Reference:

Addady, Michael – ‘Nike Is at the Center of a Kenyan Corruption Probe’ (16.03.2016) link: http://fortune.com/2016/03/06/nike-kenya-corruption/

Bironga, Huldah – ‘CORRUPTION AT ITS PEAK; Ruto’s wife denied VISA by the USA for corruption linked allegation’ (24.03.2016) link: http://waza.co.ke/corruption-at-its-peak-rutos-wife-denied-visa-by-the-usa-for-corruption-linked-allegation/

Gicobi, Maryanne – ‘Kenya: 200 On Uhuru List Charged With Graft’ (15.02.2016) link: http://allafrica.com/stories/201602150294.html

Mwakilishi – ‘King of Graft Jimmy Mutuku Kiamba to Lose Sh800 Million Loot’ (01.04.2016) link: http://www.mwakilishi.com/content/articles/2016/04/01/king-of-graft-jimmy-mutuku-kiamba-to-lose-sh800-million-loot.html

Ngungi, Brian – ‘Kenya: Banks Under Probe Over Link to ‘Dirty Money’’ (28.03.2016) link: http://allafrica.com/stories/201603310135.html

State of Jersey (U.S.A.) – ‘Jersey confiscates £3.6 million proceeds of corruption’ (25.02.2016) link: http://www.gov.je/News/2016/Pages/Jersey-Confiscates-Proceeds-of-Corruption.aspx

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