by WorldTribune Staff, August 12, 2016
Hillary Clinton served on the board of directors of a French company that is under investigation for reportedly paying Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) to protect the company’s business in Syria. The company also regularly bought oil from the terror group, according to Syrian opposition news reports.
LaFargeHolcim, known as LaFarge, is a cement company and a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) partner.
The company confirmed to Breitbart News that “Clinton served as a board member of the company (from 1990-92), and that the company partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative as recently as 2014.”
Financial records show that the company donated between $50,001 and $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to the Donald Trump campaign.
A June report by the French daily Le Monde revealed that LaFarge, a world leader in construction materials, “paid taxes to ISIL middlemen, as well as other armed groups in Syria, to protect its cement business operations in the country.”
A previous report by Zaman al-Wasl, an independent news outlet run by elements of the Syrian opposition, revealed that LaFarge had also regularly bought oil from ISIL.
According to Breitbart, Al-Wasl’s investigation, published in February, “was based on internal documents and emails from the company. Al-Wasl reported that the CEO of Lafarge Cement Syria, Frederic Jolibois, had personally instructed his firm to make payments to ISIL.”
An American Spectator article from 1996 reported that LaFarge helped funnel weapons to Saddam Hussein during President Bill Clinton’s tenure:
LaFarge “provided key services for the covert arms export network that supplied Saddam Hussein. To prevent exposure of that secret supply line, and collateral damage to Hillary Clinton – who joined Lafarge board in 1990, just as the arms pipeline was being shut down… the Justice Department was told to bury the investigation… But investigators from other U.S. government agencies who worked on the case say they were ‘waved off’ whenever they got too close to exposing the direct involvement of the intelligence community in the arms export scheme.”