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Clinton Foundation donors got weapons deals approved by the State Department

The International Business Times reports that donations to the Clinton Foundation correlate with controversial arms deals approved by the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure.

For example, in 2011, Clinton approved a major weapons sale to the government of Saudi Arabia. This deal came after the Saudi government and the Boeing Company — one of the main military contractors involved in the sale — donated $10 million and $900,000, respectively, to the Clinton Foundation. The deal also occurred in spite of concerns within the Obama Administration about the Saudis' poor human rights record.

Saudi Arabia is just one of 20 nations IBT documented as being both a Clinton Foundation donor and a recipient of Clinton State Department approval for some $165 billion in arms deals.