"So far the government has not responded to my request. Although in fact, it has to do it… but apparently not in Italy. Here, the Renzi government doesn't respond to requests, even to those of the members of the Chamber of Deputies or the Senate," the senator stated.
Malan also explained how he came up with his revelations. According to him, he was studying the list of sponsors who sent financial contributions to the Fund, and "Italy's Ministry of Environment was among them".
"I didn't find a link to this funding in the articles of the state budget, so I immediately sent a request to Minister Gian Luca Galletti to clarify what reasons prompted him to give the Clinton Foundation an unidentified sum of money (from 100,000 to 250,000 dollars)," Malan said.
According to Malan, there are a lot of national institutions which the Italian government could have supported instead of that.
He also mentioned that the list of sponsors included Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Norway, mainly those countries which have common oil interests.