Clinton Foundation Will Stop Accepting Foreign, Corporate Donations IF Hillary Wins
Emails have shown donors asked Hillary for big favors when she served as Secretary of State.
Former President Bill Clinton told staffers at the Clinton Foundation if Hillary wins the presidency they will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations. From Fox News:
While Hillary Clinton stepped down from its board after launching her 2016 campaign, her husband and daughter have remained in leadership roles, leading to questions about the ability of the organization to continue its work should Clinton win the White House.
Some of the group’s funding has come from foreign donations and political donors to the Clinton family. Money accepted from countries such as Saudi Arabia drew scrutiny from both Republicans and Democrats early in Clinton’s presidential bid.
The decision comes after Judicial Watch revealed emails that showed major donors asking then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for favors. In April 2009, Clinton Foundation official Doug Band sent an email to Clinton’s top aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin about a favor. He reminded them “it is important to take care of [Redacted].” Officials blacked out the name, but Abedin said “Personel has been sending him options.”
Clinton’s competitor Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) blasted the foundation over their foreign donations while on the campaign trail:
“Do I have a problem when a sitting secretary of State and a foundation run by her husband collects many, many dollars from foreign governments — governments which are dictatorships?
“Yeah, I do have a problem with that. Yeah, I do,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
When host Jake Tapper asked if he thought it was a conflict of interest, Sanders said, “I do.”
The Hill reported:
The Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit established by Bill Clinton to implement development programs in third-world countries, has received donations from countries including Saudi Arabia. The kingdom gave between $10 million and $25 million to the foundation between the time the foundation was created through 2014, according to Politifact, though it stopped giving when she was secretary of State.
Clinton likes to establish herself as the candidate for the LGBT community, but Saudi Arabia does not tolerate homosexuality or even cross-dressing. Penalties include death, imprisonment, fines, or flogging. The royal family gave their “virtue police” the ability to arrest anyone who violates Islam, including homosexuals.
On August 16, the editorial board at The Boston Globe wrote that the foundation should shut down if Hillary wins the presidency:
The inherent conflict of interest was obvious when Hillary Clinton became secretary of state in 2009. She promised to maintain a separation between her official work and the foundation, but recently released emails written by staffers during her State Department tenure make clear that the supposed partition was far from impregnable. That was bad enough at State; if the Clinton Foundation continues to cash checks from foreign governments and other individuals seeking to ingratiate themselves with a President Hillary Clinton, it would be unacceptable.
Winding down the foundation, and transferring its assets to some other established charity, doesn’t have to hurt charitable efforts. If the foundation’s donors are truly motivated by altruism, and not by the lure of access to the Clintons, then surely they can find other ways to support the foundation’s goals. And in four or eight years, the Clinton family could always form a new foundationand reestablish their charitable efforts.
Hillary has not mentioned how the family will handle the foundation if she wins the election.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
They might stop when the Clinton Crime Clan go to jail and the racket is busted up.
It is so sick that Lance Armstrong’s corruption of the Tour De France kicked him out of his charitable foundation, Livestrong, while even worse corruption of the Secretary of State hasn’t kicked out the Clinton clan.
Alcatraz needs new tenants if you ask me.
“…if Hillary wins the presidency they will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations.”
Translation: Get those donations in early and often while there’s still time. As you know, we don’t forget our friends!
Alternative: Clinton intend to “mainline” into the Treasury
By the time the Obama’s leave, only IOU’s will be left there.
Just means rather than corporate or foreign donations, the CEO’s and kings/heads of state will “personally”, (i.e. steal from their people) donate and the cartels of crime will keep on keeping on.
Actually they just said the Clinton Crime Family Foundation Slush Fund only said they would stop ACKNOWLEDGING donations from foreign governments and foreign corporations. ACKNOWLEDGING.
If it would be wrong to accept donations as President, it was wrong to accept them as Secretary of State.
The numbers on the Clinton “charity” are staggering. From 2008 to 2012, they collected $500 million in donations, and spent $425 million of that on administrative, travel, and “other” expenses. It’s a racket, and it’s downright criminal that they are allowed to call it a charity.
But did you hear The Donald punched a baby in the dick the evil bastard!
What? Again…??? He must have baby dick envy…
I hope he can get some help.
In the very first comment out of the chute P-rags gets 4 up votes condemning the Clinton foundation.
Here 8 comments later P-rags just can’t help himself & cracks wiseass on Donald Trump.
Now you tell me this site isn’t infested by parrots.
A few skilled in sarcasm, a few pansy faux-conservatives who cry an awful lot, and more lib trolls posing as conservatives than we’ve seen in awhile, but no parrots.
I didn’t detect any psittacine influences, either.
Poor stupid, humorless, lying doublesucks.
You can’t appreciate commenting ju-jitsu when you see it?
BTW, where are those links to people who claim a special relationship to our host?
Here’s a longstanding question of mine you have yet to respond to.
A 70 year old man is out there virtually nonstop battling against a woman you claim to despise. Yet all you can do is trash talk that 70 year old man engaged in that battle while you for the most part give that woman you claim to despise a pass.
Now for my longstanding question you refuse to address.
Where’s your months ago defeated champion in that battle? He’s not to be found anywhere. Your champions disapproval numbers are now over 60%. Rick Perry leads him in a head to head poll in Texas over who would you prefer to fill the senate seat now occupied by your champion.
So answer that question & do so in a way that actually addresses that question without resorting to a secondary point as a distraction.
As an aside how many other bankruptcies have you been involved in besides the one you admit to. Yes that is a cheap shot in return to the acknowledged cheap shot King.
Is that similar to the “cock punch” that little old Dim lady promised to give Romney during the 2012 campaign?
Once brother Huey is installed as Secretary of the Treasury there’ll no longer be a need for the piddling’ family foundation. Mainline access to the world’s largest slush fund for a family immune from the law should do quite nicely.
I understand your anger.
But, please don’t degrade or dishonor the God created anatomy of a woman by ever associating it with Hillary.
Pro-choice Hillary who objects to God’s plan of man and wife’s use of that organ has proven she is not worthy of that distinction or even having that organ.
There’s nothing remotely believable about this. She’s a serial liar and lifelong grifter. Her well paid and overworked team of shysters will devote full time to loop holing this promise through some new scam.
The lie is so patent that only a journalist would believe it.
…and, really, lot of them don’t “believe it”. They just Move On.
Will Rogers never met the Clintons. I’d like to hear his take.
“Many a politician wishes there was a law to burn old records.” ~ Will Rogers
He might have quoted the line from his song about Bonnie and Clyde: “Some rob you with a six-gun and some with a fountain pen.” Say, how about the Frank James of the Clinton gang – you know – John Corzine? When are we going to see his mug on a “Wanted” poster?
I’ll second that from ‘ol Legacy.
I can be pretty salty, as we all know, but there are words here I just don’t use…or use anywhere.
I have daughters, and other wimmins I love and respect. You won’t find me referring to “boobs”. I only use the term “breasts”.
Salty sometimes. Salt of the earth, definitely!
If there is a reason to stop if she becomes president then why didn’t she stop accepting bribes when she was SoS?
I do agree with you gents that it’s a nasty word, and I use it sparingly. In fact, I’m struggling to think of another person on this entire earth that deserves it, but Hillary Clinton does. If I’ve offended you greatly, take two beers and call me in the morning.
When the Fords, Rockefellers, etc created foundations, they took their money and gave it to their foundations so the foundations could give it to others. The Clintons, by their own admission, were broke and created a foundation so others could give it money to give to …
The Clinton Foundation had been evaluated by Charity Navigator. However, it can to be determined that the “charity’s atypical business model can not be accurately captured in our current rating methodology.”
The webpage contains a statement that this is neither a positive nor a negative evaluation. Rather, the foundation doesn’t meet any of Charity Navigator’s criteria to do so.
I suppose they have to stop.
They’ll be too busy granting favors to those who already paid.