Could cash contributions to the Clinton Foundation from foreign governments during Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State have influenced or jeopardized our national security?

Judge Jeanine Pirro explored that question on last night's "Justice."

"In a true Clinton two-step, reports say Hillary Clinton’s State Department oversaw and approved 165 billion dollars of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments gave millions to the Clinton Foundation, including Algeria, Qatar, Kuwait," Judge Jeanine said.

"That figure nearly doubles arms sales to countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation compared to George W. Bush's second term," Judge Jeanine noted. "And Hillary Clinton’s State Department also OK’d Pentagon deals with 16 countries that donated to her foundation, leading to a 143 percent increase from the Bush administration years."

"So was our national security for sale? You be the judge."

Watch Judge Jeanine's remarks above and read the full transcript below.


Under federal law, it is illegal for foreign governments to contribute to political candidates. And all efforts by foreign governments to buy American made arms must be cleared by the State Department. The policy: to prevent cash from influencing or jeopardizing our national security.

But nothing says you can’t contribute to a foundation run by politicians who may or may not campaign in the future.

And under federal law, the State Department that gives clearance for such sales is required to take a nation's human rights record into account when purchase military equipment.

In 2009, when Hillary Clinton - about to become Secretary of State - agreed to disclose cash contributions from foreign governments to the Clinton Foundation. When asked whether she would refuse to accept foreign money to her foundation since it could be seen as a way to curry favor with the Secretary of State and possible future president, Mrs. Clinton demurred.

In a true Clinton two-step, reports say Hillary Clinton’s State Department oversaw and approved 165 billion dollars of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments gave millions to the Clinton Foundation, including Algeria, Qatar, Kuwait.

That figure nearly doubles arms sales to countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation compared to George W. Bush's second term.

And Hillary Clinton’s State Department also OK’d Pentagon deals with 16 countries that donated to her foundation, leading to a 143 percent increase from the Bush administration years.

Algeria is one of the countries, by the way, that Hillary forgot to put on her Clinton Foundation disclosure. So was our national security for sale? You be the judge.

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