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Just to Make Things Interesting, the Clinton Foundation Also Took Money From Qatar and FIFA

Clinton Foundation water bottles for sale at the Clinton Museum Store in Little Rock.

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FIFA is in the news in a big way right now, in part because of controversy over its decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Clinton Foundation is also in the news, in part because of controversy over its many powerful foreign donors.

Guess what? FIFA and Qatar’s World Cup organizing group are among the Clinton Foundation’s many foreign donors. So reports the Washington Post:

The foundation’s donor records, posted on its Web site, show that FIFA, or the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, has donated between $50,000 and $100,000 to the Clinton foundation. The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, which was formed in 2011 to build stadiums and other infrastructure after Qatar was named the 2022 host, has given between $250,000 and $500,000 to the foundation.

What does this all mean? Nothing in particular, really, except to remind us that every powerful group in the world is intertwined in a global meganexus of money and influence, compared with which our individual hopes and dreams are like the smallest ladybug being blown by a gust of prairie wind.