In 2011, the Clinton Foundation invited the Prime Minister of Kosovo to their annual Global Initiative dinner, knowing full well their guest had been implicated in several human organ trafficking schemes as leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army.
Clinton foreign policy administrator, Amitabh Desai, wrote an email to several top Hillary Clinton officials, asking why Clinton would allow such a person at the event.
The Daily Caller reports:
“What are USG views on WJC inviting former Kosovo PM [Hashim] Thaci and the current PM to CGI?” Clinton Foundation foreign policy adviser Amitabh Desai wrote in an Aug. 17, 2011 email to several top Hillary Clinton State Department officials.
“Is Thaci still embroiled in organ harvesting issues and is that of consequence?” Desai asked in the email, which the State Department recently released to Citizens United.
In a follow up email, Desai actually clarified that Thaci had, by then, become the President of Kosovo.
The group Thaci ran was first accused of human organ trafficking in 2010 by the Council of Europe.
Thaci was the leader of a “mafia-like” group known as “Drenica Group”, which smuggled heroin as well as human organs to fund the Libertarian army he ran.
The Guardian reports:
It names Thaçi as having over the last decade exerted “violent control” over the heroin trade. Figures from Thaçi’s inner circle are also accused of taking captives across the border into Albania after the war, where a number of Serbs are said to have been murdered for their kidneys, which were sold on the black market.
Despite his horrific past and present endeavors, the Clinton’s still approved and invited him to their Global Initiative dinner, which he then attended for the next several years.
In 2013, President Thaci sat right next to Hillary Clinton and discussed policies and his role as President of his country.
During the Kosovo War, President Bill Clinton had a connection to the group as well.
Despite naming the KLA as a terrorist group, Bill Clinton is considered a hero in Kosovo for defying the Yugoslavian forces led by Slobodan Milosevic.
Thaci has another connection to the Clinton family too.
In 2012, the Republic of Kosovo signed a $50,000 lobbying policy with a group led by John Podesta, who is now Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.
His brother, Tony Podesta, runs the group and has raised over $250,000 for Clinton’s campaign directly.
Thaci’s signature appears on documents outlining the use of the money.
The Daily Caller reports:
The agreement states that the Podesta Group would “research and analyze issues of concern to the principal; counsel the principal on U.S. policies of concern, activities in Congress and the Executive branch and developments on the U.S. political scene generally; and maintain contact, as necessary, with Members of Congress and their staff, Executive branch officials, members of the press, and nongovernmental organizations.”
In an April 13, 2015 email chain, Clinton campaign officials were discussing their concern with taking money from groups such as the Kosovo group.
The donations by the political group were also mentioned in the Wikileaks dump of John Podesta’s emails.
Is Clinton’s direct connection to a known terrorist group of concern?
Or is it just another scheme of hers to get money for her campaign, and consequently, her own pocketbook?
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