Mullah Moolah— Iranian Regime Sympathizers Bring In Bundles for Hillary
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In 2001, at the invitation of Mobil Oil Chairman Lucio Noto, whom he counts as a “personal friend,” Hassan Nemazee joined the board of the American-Iranian Council, a U.S. lobbying group that consistently has supported lifting U.S. sanctions on Iran and accommodating the Tehran regime.
Hassan Nemazee also helped establish the Iranian-American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) Because of his association with IAPAC, Hassan Nemazee was accused of serving as an agent for the Islamic government of Iran by the Student Movement Coordinating Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI)- via Crosswalk.
Hillary Clinton is seen at a dinner party and fundraiser at the Nemazee home in 2005. Hassan Nemazee is standing in the middle.
As reported at Crosswalk, political scientist Jerome Corsi, told CNSNews.com, “The Democratic Party and John Kerry have been funded by pro-mullah groups who have Israel as their sworn enemy. They are funding insurgents to go against our troops in Iraq, and John Kerry wants to give them nuclear fuel.”
Bill Clinton attended a dinner earlier this year sponsored by Namazee that raked in $500,000 for his wife’s presidential election:
The former president has been the featured guest at a series of exclusive lunches and dinners, where attendees are asked to pony up $4,600 _ the maximum allowable contribution _ to his wife’s campaign.
Hassan Nemazee, a New York financier and longtime Clinton fundraiser, hosted a dinner for about 100 guests Tuesday night with Bill Clinton the marquee attraction. People dined on beet salad and steak at Manhattan’s swank Cipriani restaurant, and Clinton stayed past 11:30 p.m.
The event pulled in $500,000 for his wife’s campaign.
In January, Hassan Nemazee announced that he would be backing his old friend, Hillary Clinton for president:
By Greg Sargent | bio
Hillary Clinton has just scored a big coup: Top Dem donor Hassan Nemazee, who was John Kerry’s 2004 New York finance chair and the force behind the DSCC’s fundraising success in 2006, has decided to back the New York Senator, Election Central has learned.
Nemazee told Election Central that he told Clinton of his decision this afternoon after some difficult deliberation over which of the candidates to support. “The hardest part of my decision is that I have long and deep relationships with the other candidates,” Nemazee told me. “But I believe that she’s the best qualified and best suited for this race, and will ultimately prevail both in the primary and the general election.”
Asked if he saw Clinton as more electable than Obama and the other candidates, Nemazee said: “I wouldn’t have chosen Hillary if I didn’t think she was going to win the primary and the general election. She’s the best prepared and the best qualified and she is in my judgment electable.”
In the world of New York’s top donors, Nemazee is one of the biggest gets. Kerry’s New York finance operation raised approximately $75 million in 2004. With Nemazee as the national finance chair, Chuck Schumer’s DSCC in 2006 raised $115 million, outpacing the NRSC by substantial sums and thus helping Dems take control of the Senate.
Now Nemazee is set to push hard on Clinton’s behalf. “I’ll be doing my best to raise as much money as possible in the shortest amount of time,” Nemazee said, adding that he hadn’t set a fundraising target.
–Bill Clinton: $60,000 from Hassan Nemazee to Clinton’s legal defense fund, prior to Clinton nominating Nemazee to be ambassador to Argentina
–Hillary Clinton: $5,000 from IAPAC to Friends of Hillary on 03/14/2005
–Al Gore: $50,000 from Hassan Nemazee to the Gore-Lieberman Recount Fund in 2000
–John Kerry: $187,000 from Hassan Nemazee to Kerry from 1999 to 2003 and over $500,000 to Kerry’s 2004 campaign
–Ted Kennedy: $7,000 from various members of the Nemazee family to Kennedy for Senate in 1995 and $2,000 from IAPAC to Kennedy for Senate since 2004
–Joseph Biden: $2,100 from Hassan Nemazee to Citizens for Biden on 09/30/2005
–Charles Schumer: $1,000 from IAPAC to Friends of Charles Schumer on 01/16/2004
–Arlen Specter: $1,000 from IAPAC to Citizens for Arlen Specter on 1/16/2004 and $1,000 from IAPAC in 2006
–Chuck Hagel: $1,000 from IAPAC to the Hagel for Senate Committee on 10/02/2006
–Robert Torricelli: $4,000 from Hassan and Sheila Nemazee to Torricelli for US Senate, Inc. from 1996 to 2002
–Richard Gephardt: $2,000 from Hassan Nemazee to Gephardt in Congress Committee from 1996 to 2002
–Harold Ford, Jr.: $1,000 from Hassan Nemazee to Harold Ford Jr. for Tennessee on 09/21/2006
–Nancy Pelosi: $1,000 from IAPAC to Nancy Pelosi for Congress on 10/02/2006
Six Nemazee family members and friends (including the caretaker of his 12-acre Katonah, N.Y., estate) donated a total of $60,000 – the maximum legally allowed — to Bill Clinton’s legal defense fund.
Susan Akbarpour, was another donor. She has put loosening visa requirements for Iranians on the top of her political agenda, along with lifting U.S. sanctions on Iran and getting the U.S. government to open a dialogue with the regime in Tehran. Just by coincidence, those are the top three priorities of the Tehran regime, as well.