HILLARY Clinton is facing a backlash in Germany after it was revealed the country’s taxpayers handed over equivilent to over $6million to her foundation via the government at the height of the US elections.
According to reports, the failed Democratic nominee’s US-based charity received the cash to help plant trees in Africa at exactly the time she declared Angela Merkel her “favourite” politician.
But the revelation of the financing arangment has been met with scorn.
In October, around the same time the transaction was made, it was revealed that Mrs Clinton said the German Chancellor was one of her “favourites” when asked about who she admired in global politics.
Mrs Clinton said on board her plane: “One of my favourites is Angela Merkel because I think she’s been an extraordinary, strong leader during difficult times in Europe, which has obvious implications for the rest of the world and, most particularly, our country.
“And I hope I’ll have the opportunity to work with her in the future.”
The Clinton Foundation has been the subject of much controversy since the publishing of a top selling book “Clinton Cash”, by author Peter Schweizer.
According to reports the tome alleges foreign groups and governments gave money to Mrs Clinton’s charity in return for access to the State Department while she was Secretary of State.
Now eyebrows are being raised after it was revealed German taxpayers handed over millions in the third quarter of the year, during the period Mrs Clinton was running for President – while at the same time being investigated by the FBI.
And it has been claimed the foundation’s donors list shows the Federal Ministry of the Environment had made the transaction.