The Soccer Cup scandal’s now connected to the Clinton Foundation. In fact, Bill served as the honorary chairman of the U.S. committee that worked unsuccessfully to win the right to host the 2022 World Cup while Qatar, its organizing committee and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) donated between $1.3 million and $5.55 million to the Clinton’s.
FIFA’s $50,000 to $100,000 donation was a membership fee to take part in the annual Clinton Global Initiative event in 2009 and 2010. Shortly afterwards, the FIFA announced it would build 20 community centers in Africa in association with the South African World Cup in 2010.
As for Qatar 2022, a foundation official said the organization was a CGI sponsor in 2013. It remains unclear however, how much of the $250,001 to $500,000 changed hands before December 2010, when Qatar won the rights to host the event.
The government of Qatar, a prominent backer of Hamas, alone gave at least $1,000,000 and maybe as much as $5,000,000. The money, according to the Clinton Foundation website, is for “research and development for sustainable infrastructure at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to improve food security in Qatar, the Middle East, and other arid and water-stressed regions throughout the world.”
Bill traveled to Zürich in 2010, hoping to secure the rights for the U.S. to host the 2022 tournament – however FIFA chose Qatar instead. At a conference the next day, he attributed the decision to FIFA’s wish to “make soccer a world sport.”
The Clinton’s and their so-called philanthropic organization have been under scrutiny since February after learning Bill cashed in on lucrative speeches in exchange for official favors from the State Department, which Hillary ran from 2009 to 2013.
Under Hillary, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation. She also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation. In all, governments and corporations involved in the arms deals approved by Hillary have delivered between $54 million and $141 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Meanwhile, Progressives are more concerned with the fact that Hillary has ties to the company Monsanto and is endorsing genetically modified foods.