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U.S. President Barack Obama greets children during a U.S. Embassy meet and greet following the APEC Summit meeting November 20, in Manila. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet children and families of U.S. embassy personnel Sunday at the Melia Habana. Download this stock image: U.S. President Barack Obama greets children during the U.S. Embassy meet and greet at Hotel Adlon November 16, in Berlin.
The scant assistance from the US Embassy in Pretoria was seen by some as a break from the diplomatic tradition of offering support to any visiting American leader. We reached out to the U. We receive the following response from a State Department spokesperson: Any questions regarding his visit should be directed to the Obama Foundation or its representatives. Embassy in Pretoria supported U.
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We also reached out to the Obama Foundation and the White House but received no answers to similar questions by press time. President Donald Trump and Barack Obama is a contentious one.
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Producing reliable fact-checking and thorough investigative reporting requires significant resources. One former ambassador described it as the selling of public office. On Tuesday, Obama's chief money-raiser Matthew Barzun became the latest major donor to be nominated as an ambassador, when the White House put him forward as the next representative to the Court of St James's, a sought-after posting whose plush residence comes with a garden second only in size to that of Buckingham Palace.
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Alamy State Department veterans are increasingly concerned about the size of donations raised by political supporters who go on to take up top foreign postings. Thomas Pickering, who recently led the investigation into lethal attacks on the US embassy in Libya and represented the US at the United Nations, claimed the practice had become nothing more than "simony" — the selling of public office.
In total, nine sought-after postings in Europe, the Caribbean or Asia have been given to major donors in recent weeks, with a further three in France, Switzerland and Hungary earmarked to come soon. Of these 12, the precise bundling data is available for Official campaign finance records give only minimum figures for how much each donor raised among friends and family a process known as bundling.
Even using the published 'minimum' donations declared for these bundlers, the amount raised by donors rewarded with foreign postings has soared.
Many of the capitals have grown resigned to the process. But to State Department veterans, the notion that only fundraisers can get messages through the West Wing is even more alarming.
Johnson, the AFSA president, said many donors have less political influence than their host countries like to imagine.