The $70 Million Reasons Why Hillary Is Playing Dumb And Mum On Saudis And 9/11
All eyes are suddenly on Saudi Arabia’s role in financing the 9/11 hijackers. All except Hillary Clinton’s, that is. She’s playing dumb and mum, hoping to ride out the controversy with passive platitudes that won’t offend her Saudi benefactors. After all, it’s not that easy to collect $35-$70 million, even if you are an ex-president and a secretary of state.
But the Clintons were able to close the deal — while Hillary was a Senator and right around the time of 9/11. That’s when the Saudi’s were frantically trying to change their image. The Clintons were only too happy to help.
It’s been known for months that the Center for Studies and Media Affairs at the Saudi Royal Court, an arm of the Saudi regime, has been paying the Podesta Group to lobby lawmakers and federal agencies on its behalf. The Intercept reported the relationship last year. And The Hill reported on Tuesday that the Saudi government was paying the Beltway lobbyist $140,000 a month for its services.But documents recently published by the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act show that Clinton campaign financier Anthony Podesta is one of the several lobbyists at his firm personally handling the Saudi account.