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In 2009, tech company Cisco Systems Inc. faced an investor revolt over its role in creating the so-called “Great Firewall” — which allows China’s government to monitor and censor its citizens’ Internet use.

That’s when Hillary Clinton’s State Department declared Cisco a “finalist” for an award in “outstanding corporate citizenship, innovation and democratic principles.” A year later, Cisco won the prize outright.

Now the International Business Times reports that Cisco was even then becoming a generous donor to, yes, the Clinton Global Foundation: It gave $500,000 to $1 million before December 2008, and as much as $5 million in total.

So: A company gives to the Clinton “charity”; the State Department — run by Hillary Clinton — then gives that firm an ethical “bill of health,” helping to quash an investor revolt that might have ousted management. And the company sends even more to the foundation.

Coincidence, perhaps. But this is just a taste of the conflicts of interest ahead for America, should Clinton win the White House.

Another bit of news from last week: The Clinton Foundation will continue to accept some donations from foreign governments even as Clinton campaigns for president. And it’s not upping its general disclosure rules, either.

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In 2009, tech company Cisco Systems Inc. faced an investor revolt over its role in creating the so-called “Great Firewall” — which allows China’s government to monitor and censor its citizens’ Internet use.

That’s when Hillary Clinton’s State Department declared Cisco a “finalist” for an award in “outstanding corporate citizenship, innovation and democratic principles.” A year later, Cisco won the prize outright.

Now the International Business Times reports that Cisco was even then becoming a generous donor to, yes, the Clinton Global Foundation: It gave $500,000 to $1 million before December 2008, and as much as $5 million in total.

So: A company gives to the Clinton “charity”; the State Department — run by Hillary Clinton — then gives that firm an ethical “bill of health,” helping to quash an investor revolt that might have ousted management. And the company sends even more to the foundation.

Coincidence, perhaps. But this is just a taste of the conflicts of interest ahead for America, should Clinton win the White House.

Another bit of news from last week: The Clinton Foundation will continue to accept some donations from foreign governments even as Clinton campaigns for president. And it’s not upping its general disclosure rules, either.