Then UN Ambassador Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley visiting with the recently indicted for corruption, Trump pal, Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu in June 2017. Last October, the day after the watchdog group CREW raised ethics questions about her, she suddenly resigned as UN Ambassador. At the end of February she was nominated to the board of directors of Boeing.
Now, if we only knew why Trump appointed Nikki Haley UN Ambassador in the first place… He has given at least $12,000 to her campaigns for governor too. Would it shine light on why he waited to ground the problematic Boeing planes?
“On February 26, 2019, The Boeing Company (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Board of Directors has nominated Nikki R. Haley for election as a director at the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. A copy of the Company’s press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.”
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Excerpt from CREW letter: “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (“CREW”) respectfully requests that the Office of Inspector General investigate whether Ambassador Nikki R. Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, complied with executive branch regulations restricting gifts from sources outside the government and the ethical values set forth in those regulations.
According to her public financial disclosure report, in 2017 Ambassador Haley and her husband accepted seven free flights on luxury private aircraft from three South Carolina businessmen. The total value of those flights is not known, but CREW estimates they were worth tens of thousands of dollars to Ambassador Haley.
Federal ethics regulations prohibit employees from soliciting or accepting gifts given because of the employee’s official position. They also direct employees to consider declining otherwise permissible gifts if they believe a reasonable person would question their integrity or impartiality as a result of accepting the gifts. Ambassador Haley asserted that each flight qualified for an exception to the rules for gifts based on personal relationships with the donors. It is not clear, however, that the personal relationship exception applied to these gifts. As discussed below, the exception was inapplicable if the businesses of the individuals Ambassador Haley has identified as the donors covered any part of the cost of the flights or if her relationships with those individuals were professional or political, rather than personal, in nature. In any event, whether or not the exception applied, it appears Ambassador Haley failed to live up to the ethical values expressed in the regulations….” (Excerpted from CREW letter to Hon. Steve A. Linick Inspector General U.S. Department of State Office of Inspector General, Signed Noah Bookbinder CREW Executive Director, Oct 8, 2018) https://s3.amazonaws.com/storage.citizensforethics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/08175317/2018-10-8-Haley-gifts-flights.pdf
The very next day:
“Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador October 9, 2018 10:27 AM ET
By LAUREL WAMSLEY https://www.npr.org/2018/10/09/655794985/nikki-haley-resigns-as-u-n-ambassador
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was born Nimrata Randhawa to Sikh parents from India via Canada (our weakest immigration link). Recall that India was an ally of the Soviet Union, not of the United States. And, India remains close to Russia.
Watch out! Now Holtec nuclear will have a Boeing insider!
According to Philly.com: “Holtec a tech firm with ambitions to grow” By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer, July 11, 2014 , Holtec filed state and federal documents in 2012 for proposed building small modular reactors at the Savannah River Nuclear site. It is stated that the “proposal won support from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, whose father’s family has roots in the same part of India as Singh’s. She called herself a family friend last fall as she attended dedication ceremonies for the $80 million Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania… Singh donated $3,500 to Haley’s gubernatorial campaign in 2011, according to South Carolina campaign finance records.” Read the article here: https://web.archive.org/web/20150914234442/http://articles.philly.com/2014-07-11/news/51307920_1_singh-center-indian-people-delaware-valley
Kris Pal Singh of Holtec, $55,000 donation to “the Movement Fund” (2011) which PublicIntegrity.org (22 Sept. 2014) has confirmed as being “A nonprofit affiliated with and supporting Gov. Nikki Haley“. Singh was disbarred from TVA for apparent bribery: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/holtec-nuclear-waste-cans-kris-singh-apparent-bribery-and-allegation-of-bribery/
 See: “Before Swiping at Trump, Nikki Haley Took His Cash,Posted Jan 14, 2016 10:07 am by Eric Garcia https://archive.li/https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/swiping-trump-nikki-haley-took-cash. According to the article, Trump gave Nikki $1,000 in July 2010, $2500 in September 2010 and $3,500 in October 2011. They found this information on the South Carolina State Ethics Commission’s website. They further state that in 2012 Trump gave $5000 to the Movement Fund. https://archive.li/https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/swiping-trump-nikki-haley-took-cash
Follow the Money has the 3 Trump donations directly to Nikki totaling $7000.
NB: Trump seems to have wanted a favor re environmental cleanup of building owned by Trump Jr in SC, where Nikki was governor. However, he apparently didn’t get the favor. Did he ask? Was it illegal to ask?
“Trump Firm Loses Bid to Limit Cleanup Liability for Property By Barry Meier Feb. 7, 2017 South Carolina regulators on Tuesday rejected an effort by the Trump Organization to limit its environmental cleanup liabilities at an industrial site once owned by President Trump’s eldest son…” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/business/energy-environment/trump-organization-titan-environmental-cleanup.html
“Trump severs ties with his only known business connection in South Carolina” By John McDermott, Mar 3, 2018 http://web.archive.org/web/20180318175459/https://www.postandcourier.com/business/trump-severs-ties-with-his-only-known-business-connection-in/article_671c4930-1bd0-11e8-9d00-d3aec0faf210.html