One of the most troubling revelations exposed by Wikileaks has been completely ignored by mainstream media. On August 1, Wikileaks shared an article on Twitter from a French publication which outlined the connections between LaFarge, a French company linked to funding ISIS in Syria, and Hillary Clinton.
“Apart from being a regular donor to the Clinton Foundation, Clinton herself was a director of Lafarge in the early 1990s, and did legal work for the firm in the 1980s,” The Canary reported on July 29.
In June 2016, one of France’s most well-known publications, Le Monde, released an investigative report accusing LaFarge of making payments to ISIS. The connection was first made in February 2016, when a Syrian opposition publication revealed emails and documents it obtained from LaFarge, implicating CEO Frederic Jolibois negotiated with ISIS in order for the company to continue doing business in Syria.
Between 1990 and 1992, Clinton served on Lafarge’s Board of Directors. “Shortly before Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, Lafarge was fined $1.8 million by the Environmental Protection Agency for pollution violations at its Alabama plant. A year later, the Clinton administration reduced that fine to less than $600,000,” reported The Washington Post in 2007. While Clinton served on the board for Lafarge, the company was embroiled in controversy over its use of hazardous waste to fuel its U.S. cement plants.
Wikileaks also recently tweeted a link to an email between Clinton and her aide, Cheryl Mills, outlining a brag sheet of how deeply involved Clinton was with the regime change in Libya while she served as secretary of state. The political vacuum that intervention caused in Libya was cited by President Obama as the biggest mistake of his presidency, in which the country has become a haven for ISIS and other terrorist organizations to thrive.
Despite criticism, Hillary Clinton has attempted to distort her role in Libya into endearing foreign policy experience and has downplayed the disaster in Libya. “You know, the United States was in Korea—and still is—for many years. We are still in Germany. We are still in Japan. We have a presence in a lot of places in the world that started out as a result of conflict,” she said during a CNN presidential town hall in February 2016, dismissing the notion that Libya was an immense failure on her part.