It has emerged that the Clinton Foundation set up a fundraising branch in Sweden that collected millions in cash as Hillary’s State Department pushed to reduce sanctions that damaged Sweden’s business relationship with Iran.
Unsurprisingly, the Swedish entity, known as the William J. Clinton Foundation Insamlingsstiftels, was neither disclosed nor approved by the Secretary of State and collected a total of $26. With its incorporation papers filed in Stockholm, the Clinton’s Swedish arm passed under American radar.
From the Washington Times:
“As the money flowed to the foundation from Sweden, Mrs. Clinton’s team in Washington declined to blacklist any Swedish firms despite warnings from career officials at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm that Sweden was growing its economic ties with Iran and potentially undercutting Western efforts to end Tehran’s rogue nuclear program, diplomatic cables show.
“’Sweden does not support implementing tighter financial sanctions on Iran” and believes “more stringent financial standards could hurt Swedish exports,” one such cable from 2009 alerted Mrs. Clinton’s office in Washington.”
Upon her departure from the State Department, the Clinton Foundation Insamlingsstiftelse had received millions for its efforts. Bill Clinton personally received $750,000 for a speech from Ericsson, a firm central to the debate of sanctions.