Isn’t that interesting? I’m not saying Bolton did anything shady, but it sure looks shady, doesn’t it? A swamp is a swamp, no matter where in the world it’s located.
Bolton was paid $115,000 to participate in two panels sponsored by foundation of Ukrainian steel magnate
David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post Published 8:46 pm EDT, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
National security adviser John Bolton was paid $115,000 in the last year to participate in two panel discussions sponsored by the foundation of an Ukrainian steel magnate – including one in Kiev last September, during which Bolton reassured the audience that President Donald Trump would not radically change U.S. foreign policy.
“The notion that [Trump’s election] is going to represent a dramatic break in foreign policy is just wrong,” Bolton said, responding to a question from a British interviewer. He continued: “Calm down, for God’s sakes.”
Bolton’s appearances at the Kiev event and another event in Munich this February were paid for by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according a financial disclosure form released Monday by the White House.
A spokeswoman for Pinchuk, Natalia Vovk, said the group had invited Bolton to speak as part of an effort to “attract the best speakers who represent different points of view from the political spectrum of their countries.”
A spokesman for Bolton declined to comment. more here
SNIP: Who is Victor Pinchuk and why did Hillary deny she ever met him?:
Pinchuk’s company, a manufacturing firm called InterPipe, came under fire last year after it was accused of shipping oil to Iran in violation of international sanctions in 2012.
Pinchuk’s access to Clinton is yet another example of a foundation donor who may have found favor with her State Department team.
Emails made public Tuesday show a Ukrainian businessman and major Clinton Foundation donor was invited to Hillary Clinton’s home during the final year of her diplomatic tenure, despite her spokesman’s insistence in 2014 that the donor never crossed paths with Clinton while she served as secretary of state.
Victor Pinchuk, who has given up to $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, appeared on the guest list that was sent between Dennis Cheng, an executive at the foundation, and Huma Abedin, then Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department, ahead of a June 2012 dinner. Abedin noted in a subsequent email that the gathering would be hosted in Clinton’s home.
Amid scrutiny of Clinton’s ties to Pinchuk in 2014, the Democratic nominee’s spokesman, Nick Merrill, said Pinchuk had never met with Clinton during that time. He told the New York Times that, “from Jan. 21, 2009, to Feb. 1, 2013,” the Ukrainian businessman “was never on her schedule.”
Merrill did not return a request for comment.
The dinner invitation was exposed in a batch of emails obtained by Citizens United through the Freedom of Information Act that was made public Tuesday. The conservative group is seeking communications between a handful of Clinton’s closest aides and individuals associated with the Clinton Foundation.
Other emails released through the State Department from the collection provided by Clinton shed light on the friendly relationship Pinchuk enjoyed with Clinton’s State Department.
For example, in one exchange from January 2012, Clinton discussed with an agency official her daughter’s recent trip to Ukraine. The official noted that Chelsea Clinton and her husband had been invited to visit Kiev by Pinchuk.
SNIP: You’d think a mustache with such vast investigative abilities would know about Pinchuk and Hillary.
h/t DanBongino.Show <— Info starts on video around the 3 minute mark.