07:00 GMT08 March 2021
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    Senator Lucio Malan from the Italian city of Piedmont says he made an interesting discovery. According to him, he found out that Italy's Ministry of Environment has been funding the Clinton Foundation that is supporting the election campaign the Democrats in the United States.

    In an interview with Sputnik, Malan stated that he has sent a corresponding appeal to the country's parliament in which he asked for explanations on the issue.

    "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.


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