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[–] twistedmac11 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

I agree with you on the idea that there is no real proof to show that the Clintons knew Silsby prior to her going to Haiti. The Wikileaks emails released as "proof" appeared to me to have taken place after the fact, not before. The State Department knows when US citizens are arrested abroad, so it's obvious Hillary to have been alerted to this as she was Secretary of State at the time.

You are correct, none of the children were orphans. I wasn't sure of the exact number when I first commented, but I knew that at least most of them did in fact have parents. It's sad to think of how many parents were taken advantage of when they were simply so desperate to give their children better lives.

I also agree that there is no evidence that Bill Clinton intervened on her behalf. The original source that I saw for this was a paper in a Harvard Human rights journal entitled "Owning Laura Silsby's Shame". The author of this paper came to the conclusion that Clinton had intervened, which was of course jumped on by people on Reddit/Voat, but I never was able to trace that claim back to a reliable source. I attempted to contact the author of the paper to clarify but never received a response. On the other hand, we don't know for a fact that Clinton DIDN'T interfere; he was in Haiti at the time, and he was vocal about not agreeing with the Haitian government holding the "missionaries" in jail. I think confirmation bias can play a part on either side of this scenario.

 

Any evidence for this claim?

The Clinton Foundation’s $20 million off-the-books mystery

Haitian-Born Writer Dady Chery on the IHRC and The Clinton Foundation: "Return Haiti's Earthquake Billions"

What the Clintons did to Haiti

How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians

I, Hillary Rodham Clinton: Haiti’s Pay-to-Play IHRC

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[–] Are_we__sure 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

The original source that I saw for this was a paper in a Harvard Human rights journal entitled "Owning Laura Silsby's Shame". The author of this paper came to the conclusion that Clinton had intervened, which was of course jumped on by people on Reddit/Voat, but I never was able to trace that claim back to a reliable source.

The footnote in that paper cites the same UK Times article I reference. So it's the same single source.

Billions of dollars for Haiti did not flow through the Clinton Foundation. USAID and The Red Cross and the nternational donors, committee yes.

If you want to know the real story of Haiti, read this book

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/off-the-shelf/the-big-truck-that-went-by