From 2008 onward, Yunus was a featured speaker at the glitzy Clinton
Global Initiative’s annual meeting. He donated between $100,000-$250,000
to CGI and $25,000-$50,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to the
Clinton Foundation website.
Wazed told TheDCNF it was “astounding
and mind boggling” to him that between 2010 and 2012 senior State
Department officials repeatedly pressured him to influence his mother to
drop the Grameen Bank investigation.
“They threatened me with the
possibility of an audit by the Internal Revenue Service,” Wazed said.
“They would say over and over again, ‘Yunus has powerful friends’ and we
all knew they were talking of Secretary Clinton. Everybody knew it was
Grassley added new details stating, “Furthermore,
he was told by these same officials that Yunus was communicating with
Secretary Clinton and her staff for assistance and, in turn, Secretary
Clinton’s staff put pressure on the Embassy in Bangladesh to intercede
on Yunus’ behalf.”
The World Bank also unexpectedly decided during
Clinton’s tenure in 2012 to rescind a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh
while the IRS was pressuring Wazed. The funds were sought to build a key
bridge near Dhaka.