Disputing editorial

In your Nov. 4 editorial, you strongly implied the former Secretary of State came close to treason by selling American uranium to Russia in exchange for $145 million.

The actual facts:

No uranium has ever left the United States as a result of a stock sale.

The sale of stock in an American/Canadian mining company was reviewed and approved by multiple government agencies, precisely because some of the investors were Russians. This was a highly public process, widely reported at the time. She was aware of it, but there is absolutely no evidence that she used any influence on those in the various bureaucracies who actually approved the sale.

Along with many other wealthy investors around the world, some of the Canadians and Russians who were invested in Rosatom also donated money to the Clinton Foundation.

The editorial implies that money donated to the non-profit Clinton Foundation goes into Bill and Hillary Clinton’s pockets. A total of 87.2 percent of funds donated go directly to charitable programs, with 8.6 percent going to administrative/management and 3.7 percent goes to fundraising efforts. Those organizations who rate the trustworthiness of charities consistently give the Clinton Foundation the highest rankings.

The Foundation does enormous good, with more than nine million people helped in over 30 countries, supporting 160 programs just in Africa. In India, the Foundation has trained more than 150,000 doctors in the treatment of AIDS in children. Today, they are working on solutions to the opioid epidemic, with Bill Clinton leading the effort.

Did the Clinton name induce some of these wealthy donors to contribute? Almost certainly, but there is nothing out there that suggests there were any favors done or special treatment given in return for those donations

Lawrence Ross