No donor to the (Bill) Clinton foundation has raised more persistent questions than Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining executive. Mr. Clinton and Mr. Giustra shared a midnight banquet in September 2005 with Kazakhstanâ€™s authoritarian president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev. Mr. Clinton praised Mr. Nazarbayevâ€™s bid to head an international election-monitoring organization, undercutting American foreign policy and his wifeâ€™s sharp criticism of Kazakhstanâ€™s human rights record.
Two days after the trip, Mr. Giustraâ€™s company signed preliminary agreements giving it the right to buy into three uranium projects controlled by Kazakhstan. Spokesmen for both men said there was no connection between the trip and the deal. Months later, a foundation controlled by Mr. Giustra gave $31.3 million to the Clinton foundation, its largest known donation.
Politicians in the west play by the same set of rules as Indian schools then – a world where bribes go by the name of “donations”.