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Blackwater Donation May Pose Conflict For Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - The future of security contractor Blackwater
Worldwide just got a little more politically sensitive.
Newly released records show the largest security contractor in
Iraq donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to former President Bill
Clinton's foundation. Assuming Hillary Rodham Clinton is confirmed
as Secretary of State, she will have final say on whether
Blackwater will keep its contract despite a deadly shooting last
year.
Five Blackwater guards are under indictment and a sixth has
pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting, which left 17
Iraqis dead. Prosecutors say the guards unleashed grenades and
machine gun fire on innocent civilians.
That could cost Blackwater its contract to protect U.S.
diplomats. The next secretary of state will make that call.


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