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United States Department State
Washington, D.C. 20520
Case No. F-2011-03401
Ms. Lisette Garcia
Judicial Watch
425 Third St. SW, Suite 800
Washington, 20024
Dear Ms. Garcia: refer our letter dated March 23, 2015, regarding the release certain
Department State records under the Freedom Information Act, U.S.C.
552. have completed our review 237 additional records from the files the
Office the Legal Adviser that are responsive your request. have
determined that 168 these documents may released full and must
withheld part pursuant FOIA exemptions and .S.C. 552 )(5)
and )(6). Where have made excisions, the applicable FOIA exemptions
are marked each document. some cases, two more exemptions may
apply the same document. enclosure explains Freedom Information
Act exemptions and other grounds for withholding material. All released
material enclosed. addition, have identified approximately records containing
information that was submitted the Department third party
potentially exempt from disclosure privileged confidential information
under Exemption the FOIA. These documents are being referred the
submitter the information for review pursuant Executive Order 12600 and
the Departments implementing regulations, C.F.R. 171.13.
Review additional records from the Office the Legal Adviser ongoing. will keep you informed your case progresses.
-2If you have any questions, you may contact Department Justice attorney
James Todd (202) 514-3378. Please sure refer the case number, F2011-03401, and the civil action number, 13-772, all communications about
this case.
John Hackett, Acting Director
Office Information Programs and Services
Enclosures: stated.
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Material not responsive FOIA request excised with the agreement the requester
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2011-03401 Doc No. C05471073 Date: 04/30/2015
From:
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pompjan. Shawn
Brooks. Waldo (Chjp)
RE: Artlde Cl!nton Donor List (Part II)
Friday, December 19, 2008 11:40:13
Many Friends Bill
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What Clintons Donor List Reveals Eugene Robinson
Friday, December 19, 2008; A35
Its far-fetched think that Hmacy Clintons performance her duties secretary state
would influenced any way foreign donations her husbands charitable foundation.
But naive think that the exhaustive list donors released yesterday the Wj]Jjam
Clinton Foundation wont provoke suspicion and give rise conspiracy theories parts
the world where transparency seen nothing more than illusion.
President-elect Barack Obama knew that named Hillary Clinton take charge U.S.
foreign policy, Clintons charitable and business activities would complicating factors.
The former president had steadfastly resisted naming the contributors his foundation -saying had promised them confidentiality and released the list only part
negotiated deal paving the way for his wife become secretary state.
Posting the list the Internet drew much interest that the Clinton Foundations computer
servers were overwhelmed. The charity really could afford buy more robust hardware:
Over the past decade, has raised nearly $500 million pay for Clintons philanthropic
initiatives and his presidential library. [REVIEW AUTHORITY: Frank Tumminia, Senior Reviewerl the foundations 205,000 contributors, only gave donations $10 million more.
Among them one sovereign government: the Kingdom Saudi Arabia. This surprise,
given Saudi Arabias combination oil wealth and political savvy. But initial scan the
list, which covers nearly 3,000 Web pages, shows tens millions more donations from
Saudi individuals nongovernmental organizations. The list also details donations
between million and million each from the governments Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.
Hillary Clinton should prepared answer for any perceived tilt toward the oil-rich
sheikdoms the Persian Gulf.
The state Israel will have reason feel that missed opportunity. Television
producer Haim Saban, who vocal supporter Israel and lives there part the year, gave
between million and $10 million, some through his family foundation. Slim-Fast diet
magnate Daniel Abraham, who has been board member the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee, donated between million and million; and the rest the list
studded with well-known backers the Jewish state.
More ominous would any perceived tilt toward India its bitter standoff against
neighboring Pakistan. The list reports several huge donations from Indian tycoons and
high-six-figure donation from the Confederation oflndian Industry. Pakistan not similarly
represented. know this ridiculously slim thread from which hang any charge bias, potential bias. But India and Pakistan, their unbounded mutual suspicion, take the
concept paranoia new level. guarantee that somewhere Islamabad, sense
grievance already being nurtured.
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The list reflects both the former presidents charitable interests and his high-wattage celebrity.
Given his work combat AIDS Africa, surprise see the Elton John AIDS
Foundation listed nor shocking run across the name the Princess Diana Memorial
Fund. That both organizations gave the foundation between million and million does
give sense the circles which Bill Clinton travels.
One smaller donation that leaps out from Blackwater, the North Carolina-based firm that
provides security for State Department personnel Iraq. Five Blackwater guards were
indicted recently manslaughter charges for 2007 incident Baghdad which unarmed
Iraqi civilians were killed. The Blackwater Training Center gave the Clinton Foundation
between $10,000 and $25,000. Hillary Clinton, confirmed the Senate, will have
decide whether renew Blackwaters contract. first perusal, theres nothing the list Clinton Foundation donors derail her
confirmation. Here and there you run across Ukrainian mogul businessman with
interests Kazakhstan, but nothing startling. Bill Clinton very important, charismatic
and persuasive guy. lot people gave him lot money good things.
His reasons for keeping the list secret may more personal. noticed that one mogul who
has told people was giving $10 million the foundation shown the list have
donated only between million and million.
Hey, times are tough.
eugeneyobjnson@wasbpost.com
From: Pompian, Shawn
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 11:12
To: Brooks, Waldo (Chip)
Subject: Article Ointon Donor List
Risks Seen For Clinton Husband Lists Donors James Grimaldi and Philip Rucker
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, December 19, 2008; AOl
Former president Clintons disclosure yesterday that foreign governments and statesponsored agencies have donated between $75 million and $165 million his foundation
highlighted series potential conflicts that Hi11ary Rodham CHnton could face should she
become secretary state.
The kingdom Saudi Arabia made one the largest contributions, between $10 million and
$25 million, did the Australian governments overseas aid program and Dominican
Republic agency that fights AIDS. The William Clinton Foundation also raised more than million each from the governments Brunei, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.
The former president had resisted releasing the list donors during his wifes presidential
campaign, but agreed when became possible issue President-elect Barack
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2011-03401 Doc No. C05471073 Date: 04/30/2015
Obama was considering whether make her part his Cabinet.
The list containing more than 200,000 donor names shows the extent which Bill
Clinton relied foreign governments, especially those Middle Eastern oil states,
establish his foundation over the past decade. many cases, those governments have
national interests that have routinely come before the State Department and other U.S.
government agencies.
Obama transition officials believe Clintons disclosure goes above and beyond preventing
conflicts, spokesman Tommy Vietor said. Past donations the Clinton Foundation have
connection Senator Clintons prospective tenure secretary state. Going forward, all
donors will disclosed annual basis, and new donations from foreign governments
will scrutinized government ethics officers.
The release the Clinton donors shows for the first time the scope his international
fundraising and charitable efforts since leaving the White House 2001. Norway and the
national charitable lottery the Netherlands gave more than million, for example, and the
Swedish lottery also donated. The Jamaican and Italian governments each contributed more
than $50,000. going complex disassociate the specialized interests the foundation Bill
Clinton from certain foreign interests that are represented the U.S. government, said
James Thurber American Universitys Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
But think they can it. dont think major issue yet, but you never know, when
comes Bill Clinton, what might come out.
Since was established 1997, the Clinton Foundation has raised more than $500 mi1lion,
which has financed construction Clintons presidential library Little Rock well
charitable programs global health, poverty, climate change and education. The donations
have gone estimated 150 countries and provided medication some 1.4 million people
living with AIDS, according foundation staff. partnership with former president George
H.W. Bush, the foundation also raised millions dollars for recovery efforts along the Gulf
Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
The list released yesterday includes some controversial figures and companies. Affiliates
the Korean conglomerate Hanwha Hanwha LC, Hanwha Engineering and Construction,
and Hanwha Stores donated about million after Clinton traveled Seoul 2003 and
appeared with Hanwha Group Chairman Kim Seung-youn. Kim has been charged and jailed Korea public corruption allegations.
Another donation followed Clintons trip Kazakhstan 2005 the private jet Frank
Giustra, financier mining ventures. the trip, Clinton praised Kazakhstans
authoritarian president, and Giustra later entered into agreements invest uranium
projects controlled Kazakhstans government. Giustra donated $10 million $25 million,
and the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative gave between million and
million. donation more than $25,000 came from Andre Agapov, Russian mining company
owner who allegedly worked with the Russian secret police for President Boris Yeltsin.
Other contributors include Friends Saudi Arabia and the Dubai Foundation, well UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2011-03401 Doc No. C05471073 Date: 04/30/2015
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Saudi businessman Nasser Al-Rashid, each giving more than million. Haim Saban, the
Egyptian-born media tycoon who funds many Israeli initiatives, gave more than million.
Among the top donors were foundations created Microsoft founder Gates and his
wife, Melinda Gates, and Scottish retail-clothing executive Tom Hunter. Also the list
the biggest contributors, giving between $10 million and $25 million each, are real estate and
Hollywood mogul Stephen Bing, New York billionaire Thomas Golisano, Gateway
computer co-founder Theodore Waitt and Chicago media executive Fred Eychaner.~
Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson gave more than million.
Billionaire financier and political supporter George Soros and his Open Society Institute each
gave major donations, while the Arkansas-based foundations linked retail giant Wal-Mart
each gave least million.
The list also includes gifts from companies damaged the current economic meltdown, such Lehman Brothers, Citigroup, Freddie Mac and Genera] Motors.
Entertainment figures the list include producer Steven Spielberg, actors Cameron Diaz and
the late Paul Newman, and singers Barhra Streisand and Carly Simon. New York Yankees
owner George Steinbrenner and Formula One driver Michael Schumacher also donated. want personally express deepest appreciation our many contributors, who remain
steadfast partners our work impact the lives many around the world measurable
and meaningful ways, Bill Clinton said statement. have just begun and
honor and privilege this journey alongside each and every person who committed our foundations ongoing charitable mission.
The foundation did not release the exact amounts dates for donations, but did include
donors who gave very small amounts, going beyond the normal requirements for federal
campaign disclosures. The donors were classified amount their gifts, within ranges.
Clinton released more detail than that promised President Bush, who has said does not
plan release names donors, George H.W. Bush, who also received contributions
least million from Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The elder Bush also
collected more than $50,000 from Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Former president Jimmy Carters center, which was model for Clintons, releases the names million-plus donors, and they include foreign governments well.
Research editor Alice Crites, database editor Sarah Cohen, and staff writers Matthew Mosk,
Dan Morgan, Steven Mufson, Derek Kravitz and Mary Pat Flaherty contributed this
report.
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Youel Page, Kathryn; Wells, David
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07/20/2012 09:15
07/20/2012 09:15
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FW: Host and Subsponsor memos attached Katy never got this subsponsor back. you still have it?
From: Terry Krlnvlc
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 2:40
To: Youel Page, Kathryn; Miiis, Cheryl
Cc: Laura Graham; Visek, Richard
Subject: Host and Subsponsor memos attached
All Attached are memos for your review
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04/28/2011 04:48
Please find attached memo for host review for Clinton Foundation. guess after next week wlll just send these out for the Interim
under name, unless otherwise advised! Thanks, Katy
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