Who Is Gilbert Chagoury? And Why Won’t The Media Tell Us?

If you haven’t noticed today, the American media is going nuts about Donald Trump’s $25,000 donation to Pamela Bondi’s re-election campaign. Bondi, the Florida Attorney General, is said to have been considering investigating Trump University at the time that the donation occurred.

Don’t get me wrong. NBC, CNN, the Washington Post, and basically every other news outlet are right to ask the obvious question. Are we really supposed to believe that there was no quid pro quo here? That’s a legitimate question.

But can we please treat Hillary Clinton with the same level of skeptical cynicism? Can we be fair?

Check this out. As Michael Lucchese has previously reported on The Pulse 2016, the Clinton Foundation received $1 million in donations from Gilbert Chagoury, one of two billionaire Nigerian-Lebanese landowning brothers. Immediately thereafter, the State Department — then under Secretary Clinton’s leadership — considered buying land from the Chagoury brothers to build a new consulate in Lagos, Nigeria.

Yes, that happened. This is just one of many problematic (to say the least) connections between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department under Hillary Clinton’s leadership. But apparently media outlets have no interest in covering that story.

Seriously, run a Google search for “Trump Bondi”. Here’s what you get:

Now, run a Google search for “Clinton Chagoury”. Here’s what you get:

The Clinton story is relegated to a few right-wing media outlets, while the Trump story is covered everywhere.

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Five Most Shocking Details About the Clinton Foundation’s Corruption

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with former President Bill Clinton (photo credit: Karen Murphy via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)

Over the last few months, media scrutiny of Hillary Clinton has focused on the scandals related to her private email servers and alleged mishandling of classified information. Now, however, several news agencies have uncovered documents that appear to implicate the Clinton Foundation in a pay-to-play scheme, where funds were leveraged for access to the State Department.

The media’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation is still ongoing. Reporters have only scratched the surface of the Foundation’s shady connections, and the influence of those connections on Clinton’s time as Secretary of State. However, the information that is publicly available at this time paints an ugly picture of corruption and malfeasance.

Some of the evidence of the most ridiculous deceit and corruption comes from a recent Judicial Watch FOIA request. Their press release said, “It’s no wonder Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin hid emails from the American people, the courts and Congress. They show that the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors, and operatives worked with Hillary Clinton in potential violation of the law.

Other stories of the improper relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department are older, but the Clintons’ avarice is just as shocking in these episodes.

Without further ado, here are some of the most egregious stories that have come out of investigating the Clinton’s shady financial dealings:

1.) Clinton Foundation Aide Left Nearly 150 Phone Messages for Hillary’s Top Aide at State Department

Fox News is reporting that the connections between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department go deeper than was once thought:

A review of State Department call logs for Cheryl Mills, the longtime Clinton confidant who served as chief of staff for the entirety of Clinton’s four-year tenure as America’s top diplomat reflects at least 148 messages from Laura Graham – then the Clinton Foundation’s chief operating officer – between 2010 and 2012.

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