Secretary John Kerry secretly funneled around $10 million if department money to a nonprofit run by John Kerry’s daughter, Dr. Vanessa Kerry.
The funding was moved through the Peace Corps, which gave Kerry’s group a contract that dates back to Kerry’s chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in 2012. As Secretary of State, Kerry ensured this contract was renewed and increased.
This is insane behavior and it is done with your tax dollars:
Initially, the Peace Corps awarded Kerry’s group – now called Seed Global Health – with a three-year contract worth $2 million of State Department money on Sept. 10, 2012, documents show. Her father was then the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which oversees both the Department of State and the Peace Corps.
Seed secured a four-year extension in September 2015, again without competition. This time, the Peace Corps gave the nonprofit $6.4 million provided by the Department of State while John Kerry was secretary of state.
Seed also received almost $1 million from a modification to the first award, as well as from Department of State funds the group secured outside the Peace Corps.
The Peace Corps program – called the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) – sends volunteer physicians and nurses to medical and nursing schools in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Liberia, according to Seed’s website. More than 40 clinical educators worked at 13 sites in the 2014-2015 program.
Kerry and government officials colluded to launch the program and ensure that Seed would get the contract.
Kerry and his family, who are quite wealthy, have been caught through newly released memos. One from Sept. 26, 2011 said, “Vanessa, Buck , and Sarah are meeting with Ambassador Goosby on the morning of 9/16/11 to discuss the next steps for the GHSP. “Conversations with OGAC leadership confirm that Ambassador Goosby is very supportive of the initial proposal.
The memo was referring to Peace Corps Directors Buck Buckingham and Sarah Morgenthau and Ambassador Eric Goosby, who then headed the Office of the US Gloal AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) – the State Department office that later funded GHSP.
Only a month later, a meeting revealed the plans to send tax dollars to Kerry’s daughter.