Almost immediately following the release of the film “Clinton Cash,” Hans Westberg, now-former CEO of Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson, was removed from leadership. If you watch the movie, you will see why.
The book, “Clinton Cash,” from which the film was adapted, is a The New York Times bestseller by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor at Large Peter Schweizer.
That book showed that not only did Ericsson sell its equipment to nations that support terrorism according to Secretary Hillary Clinton’s State Department, but Ericsson’s transactions also became a topic of conversation between United States diplomats and the Swedish foreign minister.
n 2010, Ericsson received a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission demanding a cessation of trade with nations that sponsor terrorism — specifically Iran.
In 2011, the State Department, at the time under Secretary Clinton, created a list of goods and services that were impermissible to send to terror-sponsoring nations.
How does this tie into “Clinton Cash”? That’s the fun part.
Ericsson, certainly just from the goodness of its heart, decided to pay former President Bill Clinton $750,000 for a single speech — a little out of the ordinary, as it had never once brought either of the Clintons in for a speech in the 10 years prior for any amount of money.
In an interview with Fox News Business, Peter Schwiezer pointed out that “Seven days after (Bill Clinton) got paid, Hillary Clinton’s State Department issued a statement that said we’re going to ask the company to police themselves.”
This company was placed under close scrutiny by the State Department, until Bill Clinton spoke … and got paid handsomely to do so. Then, suddenly, the federal government trusted Ericsson to fix its own problems.
You do the math.