Draining the swamp

Feb 1, 2017
The Clinton Global Initiative is shutting down.
The Clinton Global Initiative is shutting down.

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) will wind up on April 15, 2017.

This event will mark the end of an organisation that has been plagued with accusations of being a slush fund and a pay-to-play scheme.

The wind up comes as a result of WikiLeaks (and other sources) revealing intimate details of the CGI’s alleged shady practices.

The Clinton Foundation began its Clinton Global Initiative in 2005 as a means of establishing a networking platform mainly for the ‘power women cult’ worldwide.

However the aims and goals of the CGI have always been rather vague and difficult to deduce.

The Foundation’s website describes how it was established in order to create “positive change around the world.”

“Rather than directly implementing projects, CGI facilitates action by helping members connect, collaborate, and make effective and measurable Commitments to Action – plans for addressing significant global challenges.” (for a fee).

The CGI financed and helped set up the ‘Women of Courage Award’ which Barack Obama, former president of the US, and his wife Michelle were willing participants.

Ambiga is a recipient of the 'Women of Courage Award'.
Ambiga is a recipient of the ‘Women of Courage Award’.

Recipients of the award include Maria Bashir, the Afghan chief prosecutor of Herat province.

Bashir’s province oversaw more stoning of women adulterers and amputations of suspected thieves under Sharia law than in any male dominated province in Afghanistan.

S. Ambiga is another notorious recipient of that award.

In Malaysia, the CGI funded the Sisters of Islam and its members, Bersih and Ambiga in particular, the Assemblies of God, Golden Harvest Church, Hannah Yeoh and indirectly Marina Mahathir, daughter of Mahathir Mohamad.

Documents filed with the New York Department of Labor on January 12, 2017 showed the official “discontinuation” of the Clinton Global Initiative, and the termination of 22 employees, as reported by the Washington Times.

The Manhattan Republican Party vice-president Brian Morgenstern explained that in his opinion, those who believed that the CGI was a slush fund and a pay-to-play scheme were essentially correct as governments had drastically reduced their donations once it was accepted that Hillary Clinton would not be president

“This group wasn’t just for charitable ends. As the initiative is closing its doors, you see foreign governments who had pledged tens-of-millions of dollars pulling their donations now that Hillary Clinton will not be the president. That shows a lot of people that this was more than just a charity. This was a way for the Clintons to network and really peddle influence due to their positions in leadership.”

Australian Fund

The Australian government it is understood gave $88 million over a ten year period to the CGI but have now said that they will no longer be contributing.

By whose authority the Rudd, Gillard and possibly Abbot governments made those payments to the discredited CGI of a substantial $88 million is not known nor yet disclosed.

Links to the Australian Women’s Electoral Lobby and publisher Dr. Ann Summers have been mentioned in dispatches in this context.

The alleged pay-to-play scheme of the Clinton Global Initiative was brought to light by WikiLeaks, when emails revealed that the King of Morocco agreed that he would pay the CGI $12 million and also host one of their summits in return for Hillary Clinton’s appearance at the meeting in May 2015, according to The Atlantic.

Hillary Clinton’s top aides, Huma Abedin, revealed in a leaked email that Hillary’s presence was a “condition” of the deal, convincing many that the pay-to-play criticisms that had been leveled at the Clinton Global Initiative were essentially correct.

Huma Abedin who spilled the beans on the CGI and other Hillary Clinton indiscretions and illegal activities when cornered by the FBI during the final days of the 2016 presidential elections, later wrote of her boss, Hillary Clinton: “She created this mess and she knows it.”

Julie Bishop Australia’s controversial foreign minister under siege from allegations of corruption surrounding her from all sides recently refused to grant an ex Australian spy identified only by the initial “K” an Australian passport to travel to the Hague.

“K” was to testify as a witness to Australian spying on the East Timor government in the Timor sea case at the ICJ (International Court of Justice).

Former Australian High Court judge Ian Callinan QC.
Former Australian High Court judge Ian Callinan QC.

Then serving ad hoc judge at the ICJ during the hearing of the Timor matter is former Australian High Court judge Ian Callinan QC.

Ian Callinan is a highly controversial individual who many in the legal profession in Australia and abroad question his professional integrity.

He is vulnerable because of his past as a barrister.

Ian Callinan is a disgraced barrister who was nonetheless promoted to High Court justice in Australia during the time of the controversial and seminal Aboriginal land rights case “Mabo”.

Callinan is also believed to have given a favourable judgement in favour of Australia at the ICJ which “K” was seeking to spill the beans on before foreign minister Julie Bishop intervened in radical fashion .

Callinan is believed to have conducted himself in a questionable manner in much the same way in which he conducted himself in the White Industries case in Brisbane over 2 decades ago.

His conduct in that matter resulted in a finding of professional misconduct against the man.

Nonetheless Callinan continues to practice as an arbitrator and barrister in his equally controversial home state of Queensland.

Allegations of failure to disclose conflicts, potential conflicts and siding with the top end of town persist against the man (and other judges of the Queensland Supreme and Federal Courts), the most recent being a revelation by Lithuanian hacker and former resident of Brisbane, Aleksie Kuznetsov.

Emory Siew – a former Singaporean now resident in Australia. Emory was a senior researcher for two US government agencies between 1982 and 1996.