A new FBI probe into the Clinton Foundation should send an alarming signal to foreign governments and individuals who have provided donations to the charity over the past two decades, Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist Charles Ortel told Sputnik.
"Numerous governments have sent substantial sums towards the Clinton Foundation; yet to date, the Clinton Foundation refuses to account publicly, as is required, for specifics concerning each government donation (state laws in New York and California require this for example)," Ortel stressed.
The investigative journalist emphasized that many other governments, such as Australia, Ireland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden "have also sent large sums towards the Clinton Foundation but, so far, have failed to complain about boldly inaccurate accounting policies and evident defects in public disclosures."
Why Foreign Gov'ts Turned a Blind Eye to Clinton Charity's Alleged Fraud
In his previous interviews with Sputnik, the analyst, who has been conducting a private investigation into the Clinton charity's alleged fraud, has repeatedly raised the question as to why foreign governments remain seemingly reluctant to expose the Foundation's misdeeds.
"The numerous foreign governments that seem to be associated with Clinton 'charities' have behaved deplorably," Ortel told Sputnik in August 2017, suggesting that they apparently realized that a thorough investigation into the matter could result in "acute embarrassment and even legal exposures for individuals and [foreign governments] involved."
Over the past two decades the Clintons have created nothing short of a globalist network with their loyalists in senior positions in foreign governments.
In 2014 Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch drew attention to Bill Clinton's speaking and consulting activities worldwide during Hillary Clinton's tenure as a secretary of state. According to the documents released by the watchdog, Mr. Clinton delivered high-paid speeches in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Central America, Europe, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan, India and the Cayman Islands.
215 Bill Clinton speeches, etc were approved by State Department while Hillary Clinton was SecState — led to $48 million for Clinton cash machine. That is a lot for the FBI and Congress to investigate. @JudiicalWatch already did the leg work — https://t.co/8Qm3hTxUln https://t.co/y5nY3mZgyH— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) 7 января 2018 г.
"How the Obama State Department waived hundreds of ethical conflicts that allowed the Clintons and their businesses to accept money from foreign entities and corporations seeking influence boggles the mind," Fitton highlighted. "That former President Clinton trotted the globe collecting huge speaking fees while his wife presided over US foreign policy is an outrage."
Will Trump Get Proponents of 'Unregulated Globalism' on the Run?
However, it appears that a reverse trend is now gaining pace. As the Wall Street analyst remarked in his November 2017 interview with Sputnik, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's anti-corruption initiative that resulted in the detention of 11 princes, including Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people and a Clinton loyalist; his detention could be regarded as part of such a shift.
As financial blog Zero Hedge claims, the list includes several persons who allegedly have ties to the Clintons or the Clinton Foundation, such as Goulnara Karimova (Uzbekistan), Dan Gertler (Israel, Democratic Republic of the Congo), Yahya Jammeh (Gambia), Angel Rondon Rijo (Dominican Republic) and Benjamin Bol Mel (Sudan).
Does this mean the Trump administration is seeking to get rid of the Clintons' loyalists across the globe who, as one can easily imagine, may throw sand in the gears of the US president's foreign policy?
"Trump's team seems keenly aware of economic realities and wants to cement America's role as the largest unified market for goods and services in the world, as well as potentially the safest place to invest and store money," Ortel responded.
What Trump's team is seeking is to simplify "America's gigantic set of government programs and policies and moving to make this nation a preferred partner for projects inside and outside our borders," he suggested.
"Should President Trump continue to succeed, I believe the crony establishment loyalists who have prospered from 1989 through 2016 may continue their resistance, but with each passing day, more and more people around the world are beginning to admire steps that Donald Trump and his team are taking to reverse damaging policies and actions of the past," Ortel emphasized.
Why the Clinton Foundation Probe May Have Repercussions for Global Elites
Meanwhile, Trump prepares for promoting his "America First" agenda at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos on January 23-26. According to Adam Shaw of Fox News, observers believe that Davos presents "a sort of 'globalist' supranational approach unlike the nationalist mentality Trump campaigned on."
Commenting on the event, Ortel asks a rhetorical question in one of his tweets: "I wonder how many people at Davos might be interested to learn that numerous governments and prestige foundations funded frauds at @ClintonFdn, while professional advisors covered these up?"
I wonder how many people at Davos might be interested to learn that numerous governments and prestige foundations funded frauds at @ClintonFdn, while professional advisors covered these up?https://t.co/8TBPgolSHx— Charles Ortel (@CharlesOrtel) 10 января 2018 г.
The analyst believes that there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed.
"Given the size of this mess, given the importance of international charitable works, and given the prominence of so many persons who have cooperated and possibly benefited from these frauds for so long, I think it is past time for at least one government to make an example of all who enabled and ran what I believe could be, counting affiliates, the largest set of frauds ever attempted in modern history," Ortel concluded.
The views and opinions expressed by Charles Ortel, Ekaterina Blinova are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of Sputnik.