Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's brother was on the board of one of only two companies that received a "gold exploitation permit" in 2012 from the Haitian government — a first in over 50 years.
Tony Rodham served on the board of VCS Mining, a tiny North Carolina company, along with Bill Clinton's co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.
The revelation has emerged in a forthcoming investigative book by bestselling author Peter Schweizer, Breitbart reported
The deal with VCS created tension in the Haitian Senate after it was revealed that the royalties to be paid to the Haitian government were at least half the standard rate at 2.5 percent. It also came with the privilege of being able to renew the mining project in Morne Bossa for up to 25 years.
The book, entitled, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," investigates the connections between the Clintons' wealth, the Clinton Foundation, and decisions Clinton made as secretary of state that benefited foreign donors, governments, and companies.
"Schweizer's scrupulously sourced and exhaustively researched book raises serious questions about the sources of the Clintons' sudden wealth, their ethical judgment, and Hillary's fitness for high public office," said HarperCollins editor Adam Bellow.
Schweizer coined a new term — "Clinton blur" — to describe the way the Clintons' political, personal, and philanthropic interests overlap, Breitbart reported.
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