WIKILEAKS: Clinton Foundation Official Wanted to Cancel Bill Clinton Talk with Saudi Billionaire ‘Unless He Sent Us a $6 Million Check’

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By Andrew Stiles | 4:03 pm, October 13, 2016

Clinton Foundation officials debated whether or not to schedule a phone call between former President Bill Clinton and Saudi/Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi, taking into consideration how much money Al Amoudi had donated to the foundation, according to emails published by WikiLeaks.

In the November 2011 email, Ira Magaziner, CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), wrote a number of Clinton Foundation executives to request that Bill Clinton schedule a phone call with Al Amoudi to thank him for offering the use of his fancy private jet to an upcoming conference in Ethiopia.

The Clinton Foundation’s foreign policy director, Ami Desai, responded: “Unless Sheikh Mo has sent us a $6 million check, this sounds crazy to do.”


Another Clinton Foundation official, Doug Band, who also runs a consulting firm for oligarchs, wrote back that the CHAI might blame Bill Clinton if Al Amoudi was not forthcoming with a large donation.

Records show that Al Amoudi has personally donated between $5 million and $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, making him one of the most generous foreign donors to the controversial foundation.