CNN Highlights Clinton Fdn Donations From Countries With Poor Human, Women’s Rights Records

Friday on CNN’s “The Lead,” CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin highlight some of the donations the Clinton Foundation had accepted from foreign governments prior to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. Host Jake Tapper highlighted an Associated Press story in which there were discrepancies in Clinton’s calendar while secretary of state and noted the AP story’s timing coincides with questions raised by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump about the aforementioned donations. Transcript as follows: GRIFFIN: There is no question the Clinton Foundation has received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments. That includes Saudi Arabia, which gave $14.5 million. The foundation says none of that came while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. But you also have Kuwait, donating between $5 and $10 million. Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, all donating between $1 and $5 million over the years. Even the embassy of Algeria donated $500,000. Is there a common thread? All of course are Middle Eastern countries with poor human rights records and poor records when it comes to women’s rights. And even with private companies there is smoke. Monsanto is a U.S. global food giant and is trying to increase