As many as 205 Clinton Foundation donors, who collectively contributed a whopping $216 million since 2009, were honored with prestigious seats at least one White House State Dinner, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.
The investigation also found that at least 15 of the Clinton Foundation's corporate donors, who contributed $47 million, bagged invitations to two or more official state dinners.
It was also discovered that the invitations were not sent out from the White House, but the Department State's Office of Protocol, which constitutes of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's loyalists.
Dennis Cheng, who was working as Clinton's protocol deputy chief, is believed to have "walked away" with the prized donors list before he joined the Clinton Foundation as chief fundraiser. Cheng is now Hillary's national fundraiser and is leading her presidential bid to raise $2 billion. He is also referred to as "Hillary Clinton's $2 billion money man," according to The Daily Beast.
Cheng could possibly be under scrutiny as critics have pointed out that if he shared confidential information from the State Department with the foundation, he may have violated a "Memorandum of Understanding," which warns against "potential or actual conflict of interest."
"How much of the mailing list and contact information Cheng got at Protocol, migrated over to the Clinton Foundation is not known," Charles Ortel, a Wall Street investor and an outspoken critic of the Clinton Foundation, stated.
"We don't know yet how much of this extraordinarily valuable contact information as it walked out the front door either in Dennis Cheng's personal cell phone, or on a contact list that might have been emailed," Ortel said.
Meanwhile, Bill Clinton boasted that foundation donors never benefited from any Department of State action, in a CNN interview.
"To the best of my knowledge, nobody ever got anything from the State Department because they supported the Clinton Foundation," the former U.S. president said.
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