The Washington Free Beacon's Alana Goodman went on TheBlaze TV with Dana Loesch Thursday night to talk about her report on Hillary Clinton calling for an investigation into Exxon Mobil.
Clinton recently joined global warming activists in accusing the energy company of purposefully misleading the public about climate change in a similar manner that tobacco companies hiding the link between smoking and numerous diseases.
ExxonMobil, which is being accused by global warming activists of misleading the public about climate change, has given between $ 1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and sponsored the CGI annual meeting in 2014. But this year, the oil giant was one of six major corporations that stopped sponsoring the event, according to USA Today.
Clinton said last week that the Department of Justice should investigate ExxonMobil for allegedly withholding data related to climate change, saying that there is "a lot of evidence they misled people."
"We have looked a lot into whether companies who have given money to the Clinton Foundation have received any benefits from their association with that," Goodman said. "Another question would be what if any companies stop giving to the Foundation or decline to give to the Foundation at all. I mean are there any consequences of that? I think that's what this issue speaks to."
Her calls to investigate have not stopped Clinton from working with Exxon as reported by the International Business Times.
The Clinton Foundation has accepted at least $1 million from ExxonMobil, despite the company’s history of financing challenges to climate science. And Clinton’s State Department touted ExxonMobil as an example of how America should look at Iraq as "a business opportunity." […]
Though ExxonMobil has stopped sponsoring the Clinton Foundation, ties between the company and the Clintons remain. Clinton’s campaign listed an ExxonMobil lobbyist as one of its top fundraisers, and the company’s employees have donated $8,900 to her 2016 campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records. Tony Podesta, the brother of Clinton’s campaign chair, has lobbied for Golden Pass Products LLC, a company part-owned by ExxonMobil. Podesta has raised$130,000 for her campaign.
The Clinton Foundation featured two ExxonMobil board members at its conference this year. The foundation has also accepted donations from other major oil firms that have a financial interest in fighting climate change legislation. Data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics shows that her presidential campaign has accepted more than $159,000 from donors in the oil and gas industry, making her one of the top five recipients of the industry’s campaign money.
Goodman told Loesch she did not see how Clinton's call for an investigation on the campaign trail will help her during the primary because of the close ties she has with big oil companies. The Free Beacon reporter said it may open her up to accusations of "hypocrisy."