In January 2015 a group of Haitians surrounded the New York offices of the Clinton Foundation. They chanted slogans, accusing Bill and Hillary Clinton of having robbed them of “billions of dollars.” Two months later, the Haitians were at it again, accusing the Clintons of duplicity, malfeasance, and theft. And in May 2015, they were back, this time outside New York’s Cipriani, where Bill Clinton received an award and collected a $500,000 check for his foundation. “Clinton, where’s the money?” the Haitian signs read. “In whose pockets?” Said Dhoud Andre of the Commission Against Dictatorship, “We are telling the world of the crimes that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for in Haiti.”
Nearly five years later a 7.0 magnitude quake k****d hundreds of thousands of its citizens, Haiti’s recovery efforts continue to remain muddled and confused. The whereabouts of the billions of dollars pledged by the international community continue to remain as much a mystery to the country’s leaders as it appears to be to the former ambassador of Haiti to the U.S, Raymond Joseph.
Joseph stated in an interview with Bloomberg’s Market Makers “We don’t know where the money has gone.” Joseph then recalled an event in 2012 when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, the U.S. envoy to Haiti, personally attended the launch of an industrial park, promising to create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Haitians desperate for work.
“For example, The former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, went down to Haiti in October 2012. Her husband was there and he was the U.S. Envoy to Haiti. The president of Haiti was there, all of the dignitaries were there, and they inaugurated the Caracol industrial park,” Joseph said. “That Caracol industrial park was supposed to bring in 20,000 jobs in five years and 65,000 eventually. Well, Caracol only has one big company there. It’s a Korean textile manufacturer and only 4,000 jobs. So, you know, I take Caracol as the real example of how bad things are,” he added.
Today that industrial park today has created only a fraction of the jobs promised. The Clintons as usual opened mouth and inserted foot with a coordinated attack by the left on President Donald Trump. These Haitians may sound a bit strident but these protesters have good reason to be disgruntled. They had suffered a heavy blow from Mother Nature, and now it appeared that they were being battered again — this time by the Clintons. The massive 7.0 earthquake devastated the island, k*****g more than 200,000 people, leveling 100,000 homes, leaving more than 1.5 million people destitute. Bill Clinton’s concern comes in the form of tweets, claiming the Clintons collected billions in relief aid through their crooked foundation yet gave the poor Haitian victims very little in return.
I’ve traveled and worked in Haiti, and across Africa and Central America. The countries the president described with his epithet do not exist. Some thoughts as we remember those lost in Haiti eight years ago today: https://t.co/iXJwEAo2f6
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) January 12, 2018
And here comes Hillary’s brother Tony after skipping out on a sizable legal bill roughly three years ago, under oath mind you, in a court of law with a sister who is admitted to the bar in a profession governed by ethics and a former first lady of the nation and the state of Arkansas…and Tony states – “Don’t worry, the money is coming.”
According to court transcripts uncovered by the New York Times, Tony gave his word that Hillary and Bill were setting him up with Haitian-government permits to build a $22 million housing development in the earthquake-stricken country, stating “I deal through the Clinton Foundation. I hound my brother-in-law because it’s his fund that we’re going to get our money from,” Rodham explained, promising a $1 million check once the Haitian-government paved the way, enough both to cover the outstanding legal fees and take his family to Disney World.”
The construction deal fell through, but Rodham managed to settle his debt. And the next year, he got another crack at making money in Haiti’s heavily-regulated economy when he joined the advisory board of a company, VCS Mining, which was developing a gold mine on the island. –National Review
The Washington Post – Tony Rodham’s involvement with the mine, which has become a source of controversy in Haiti because of concern about potential environmental damage and the belief that the project will primarily benefit foreign investors, was first revealed in publicity about an upcoming book on the Clintons by author Peter Schweizer.
In interviews with The Washington Post, both Rodham and the chief executive of Delaware-based VCS Mining said they were introduced at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative — an offshoot of the Clinton Foundation that critics have long alleged invites a blurring of its charitable mission with the business interests of Bill and Hillary Clinton and their corporate donors.
Asked whether he attends CGI meetings to explore personal business opportunities, Rodham responded, “No, I go to see old friends. But you never know what can happen.”
All sides deny that the Clintons had any role in Rodham’s appointment to the VCS advisory board.
Rodham said he has not been involved in any other deals through connections made at CGI. He said that he has never spoken to his sister or her husband about the Haiti project and that he does not think VCS chief executive and president Angelo Viard, a Democratic donor, approached him because of his family ties. Rodham declined to say who introduced him to Viard; Viard said he could not remember.
“I’m a very accomplished person in my own right,” Rodham said. He said his work with the company is to try to find investors, which he said has been challenging because of a lack of interest in Haiti.
“I raise money for a lot of people,” he said. “That’s what I basically do.”
Rodham, a former repo man, prison guard, and private detective, has long been a source of controversy for the Clintons. Among other things, he and his brother, Hugh, caused consternation in the Clinton White House in 1999 for trying to operate a hazelnut-processing business in the Republic of Georgia with political opponents of the Georgian president, who was a U.S. ally at the time.
Rodham joined the board in October 2013, nine months after Hillary Clinton stepped down as secretary of state. Viard said he put Rodham on the board, not because of his family connections, but because he worked for a firm, Gulf Coast Funds Management, that had access to investors.
Viard said that he and Rodham never discussed the Clintons, and that he never talked to the Clintons about Rodham. A spokesman for the Clinton Foundation said that Bill Clinton does not know Viard, and a spokesman for Hillary Clinton said she also does not know him.
In December 2012, VCS won one of the first two gold-mining permits the Haitian government had issued in more than 50 years.
The project was immediately slammed by members of the Haitian Senate, who called it a potential environmental disaster and “a waste of resources.” The backlash caused the government to put the permits on hold.
Viard stressed that Rodham was not involved in the effort to win the permit from the Haitian government, which was granted months before Rodham joined the board.
He said Rodham was compensated with stock options that will not vest unless the project is a success. He said Rodham has not landed any investors, adding, “It sounds like people were not interested in Haiti.”
Rodham confirmed that he has received stock options in VCS and that they have not yet vested, saying, “Never seen ’em.”
“I’m just trying to help him out a little bit. If it ever accomplishes anything, great,” Rodham said of Viard, adding that the people of Haiti “got a bad deal” — saddled with poverty and then hit in 2010 by a devastating earthquake — and that he hoped the gold mine could help the country recover.
Here’s what Trump had to say about Crooked Hillary’s involvement in Haiti, and about her brother Tony, and his involvement in the Haitian gold mine during one of his campaign rallies:
That’s not exactly what Peter Schweitzer’s book, “Clinton Cash” says about Tony Rodham’s involvement in the Haitian mine. Watch, as outspoken White House lawyer Stephen Miller reads about what really happened in Haiti with Hillary’s brother Tony Rodham at a Trump rally in New Mexico:
Stephen Miller read from “Clinton Cash” to Trump supporters at one of his rallies – “I want to explain this. Hillary Clinton funnels grant money to this company, then the company pays Bill Clinton money. You know what it kind of sounds like to me? It kind of sounds like a money laundering scheme. Now, listen to this. You all remember how they put the Clintons in charge of the Haiti relief? Here’s what the book says about that. I’m going to read right from the book right now.
We would all like everyone in the media to cover this book, wouldn’t we? So we’re going to have a little reading time. I’m going to read from the book. And I will show up at all the rallies and keep reading from the book until the media writes about it.
This is what the book says: The effort to rebuild Haiti — which were largely controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton, have been a massive failure. Funds for reconstruction have ended up in worthless projects, while in several cases, Clinton friends, allies and family members have benefitted from the reconstruction. The reality seems clear. As one individual told the Wall Street Journal, “you won’t be in the gang.”
Does that sound like a good way to run disaster relief? No. The book continues.
It is hard to overstate the power the Clintons wielded in the dispersement of U.S. taxpayer money for Haitian relief.
This next part is the most shocking. Listen to this.
But it wasn’t just connected businessmen, who were benefitting from the rebuilding of Haiti.
Clinton family members did too… Bill and Hillary have been looking for investors to come to Haiti, but it was a ripoff. One possible bright spot was mining. Haiti is rich in natural minerals. There’s an estimated $20 billion in sold, silver and other precious metals. In 2012, the Haitian government decided to do something it hasn’t done in half a century. Grant permits for gold mining… One of the two recipients was a small North Carolina startup called BCS Mining. The company had little track record of mining operations, but its leadership would later vote for a board member with a familiar last name. Tony Rodham, Hillary’s youngest brother.
Nice how that all worked out, isn’t it?