Apparently Ambassador Thomas Pickering was a shadow diplomat for the Hillary Clinton State Department. I would not call it a conflict of interest. I think it is more like criminal activity and direct conflict of interest. Some would think that he facilitated Hillary putting Russia and Iran ahead of our Nation’s best interest. Read this investigative report.
As Written By Christopher Collins for Conservative Firing Line:
A hard-hitting investigative report from the Center for Security Policy, “Clinton’s Shadow Diplomat,” exposes the ties of former Ambassador Thomas Pickering to a Putin-linked Russian company that sold oil and gas pipelines to Iran and Syria when Pickering was on its Board of Directors.
The report reveals Pickering’s overlapping roles as Clinton’s Foreign Affairs Policy Advisor, as an Advisory Board member for two Iranian advocacy groups, as a paid Director for a Russian firm selling pipeline to Iran and Syria.
As a paid consultant to Iranian aircraft contractor Boeing, and as a Senate committee hearing witness, all with a common goal of ending economic sanctions on Iran and reversing U.S. Iran policies.
As meticulously documented in “Clinton’s Shadow Diplomat,” Pickering was a paid Director for the Russian-owned company Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya (TMK) from June 30, 2009 to June 26, 2012. TMK is majority-owned by Russian billionaire oligarch Dmitry Pumpyansky, a close Putin ally.
The investigation discovered extensive proof of TMK’s business dealings in Iran and Syria while Pickering was on the Board, including a financial offering disclosure, catalogs, marketing materials, websites, press releases, legal documents, reports from the steel industry press and Iranian customer websites. Sales of oil and gas pipelines to Iran were specifically prohibited under U.S. laws and executive orders……
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