Skip to comments.Clinton Foundation disclosures sought
Posted on 07/08/2014 5:05:39 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
The Republican research group America Rising is calling on the Clinton Foundation to make sweeping public disclosures about how it spends its money, after Hillary Clinton said shes donated her six-figure speaking fees to her familys nonprofit. Clintons payments from universities have become controversial in the wake of an uproar over her $225,000 speaking fee from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. School officials said over a week ago that the honorarium will be paid to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Some critics have questioned the propriety of accepting large speaking fees from universities at a time when tuitions and student debt are rising. In many cases, officials have said, the money was earmarked from a donor and not from tuition. Clinton said in recent days that shes given those speaking fees, which are estimated at more than $2 million, to the foundation.
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0bummer is smiling, too; he will be pushing the fake Indian of the Northeast behind the scenes.
Klein, who is the author of author of Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas, wrote that sources told him President Obama has quietly promised Senator Warren his support if she runs and has authorized his chief political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to convince her to join the race.
Ms Jarrett has held a series of secret meetings with Senator Warren in recent weeks, arguing that she be more likely to carry on President Obama’s legacy after he departs the White House.
‘Barack, Michelle and Valerie have been talking about Elizabeth Warren for quite some time,’ an Obama administration source told Klein. ‘Valerie has told Warren that Obama is prepared to throw a great deal of money and organizational support behind her.
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If Valerie wants her to run, Obama will support her. Hillary would do better without Obama’s support, IMHO. I pray the GOP has a really good candidate. I literally can’t survive another leftist administration.
It is therefore not surprising that In January 1998 Clinton went against the advice of then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Pentagon experts by lifting long-standing restrictions against the export of American satellites to China for launch on Chinese rockets. Not only did he move control over such decisions from the more security-focused State Department to the Commerce Department, but he intervened in a Justice Department investigation of Loral Space & Communications, retroactively enabling Loral to sell critical missile technology to the Chinese.
Interestingly enough, Clintons decision was made at the request of Loral CEO Bernard Schwartz, whose earlier $1.3 million campaign donation made him the single biggest contributor to the Democratic election effort.
The result? Democrats got money from satellite companies and from Chinese communists; China got supercomputors, advanced production equipment and missile technology; Loral got its satellites launched at bargain basement prices . . . and the transfer of sensitive missile technology gave China [for the first time] the capability of depositing bombs on American cities.
Incidentally, Loral ultimately failed to benefit from this permanent injury to Americas security interests: in July 2003, the company filed for bankruptcy protection, and in order to raise cash was forced to sell its most profitable business a fleet of communications satellites orbiting over North America.
Under fire, Hillary Clinton asserts: All of my six-figure speaking fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work." (hat tip to townhall.com)
Life-saving foundation work? Come again. So how come the Clinton Foundation gave a "grant" to Harry Reid's grandaughter's little theatre group in Brooklyn? Doesn't sound life-ssaving to me. (more below)
The Harry Reid connection to the tax-exempt "Clinton Global Initiative" one of the three Clinton foundations needs to be investigated.
PUT ON YOUR TINFOIL HATS TO CONNECT THE DOTS:
(1) Harry Reid's son Rory is in business w/ the Chi/Coms on a multi-billion dollar solar energy project; Cliven Bundy and his land are standing in the way.
(2) Reports say Bill Clinton recently went to China to panhandle for his tax-exempt "Clinton Global Initiative" foundation.
(3) The "Clinton Global Initiative" (NOT KNOWN for giving out grants)---gave Harry Reid's granddaughter a grant for a Brooklyn, NY theatre she runs (what is a Brooklyn theatre's connection to "global initiatives?")
(4) A Nevada energy company also gave Reid's granddaughter's theatre group a grant.
"Money laundering" comes to mind. Could the Chinese be financing the Reid's solar project through donations to the Clinton Foundations....which is then laundered to Reid's granddaughter?
REFERENCE----HARRY REID IS LIVID THAT HIS GRAND-DAUGHTER HAS BEEN OUTED AS A RECIPIENT OF LAUNDERED CAMPAIGN CASH---Reid lashed out at reporters, saying, My granddaughter has been the target of harassing phone calls, strangers tracking her down, knocking on her door and negative, unwanted attention on the Internet. This has gone too far and it needs to stop now, Reid said. I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough.
Besides the "jewelry company" financed by her grandfather, Ryan Elisabeth Reid runs the Sprat Theater Company, a small theater in Brooklyn, which is also coming under scrutiny. According to Sprats Theatre Company Web site, it has received grants/contributions from:
<><> the Clinton Global Initiative (connected to global terrorism via Muslim Brotherhood employee),
<><> two major Las Vegas foundations:
Caesars Foundation, and the NV Energy Foundation.
NOTE NV Energy Foundation---is a non-profit division of NV Energy (a public utility). The NV Energy utility is a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company which took over in 2013....and is now owned by a Warren Buffet unit.
BTW, here's Harry w/ his grand-daughter....the one who got $31,000 in laundered campaign funds for her "jewelry company" and grants from Clinton and Nevada energy foundations.
Bill and Hillary Clinton raised from $2-3 billion in the two decades theyve been prominent on the national stage, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Journal tallied the Clintons speaking fees, fundraising for their foundation and the sums raised for Bill Clintons two presidential campaigns, for the Democratic National Committee while he was in office and for Hillary Clintons Senate and presidential campaigns.
Between $1.3-2 billion came from U.S. companies and industry sources, making up at least 75 percent of the sum more than the 60 percent industry sources contributed to the two Bushes political operations.
The Journal reports that if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, as expected, she could return such donors to the Democratic Party, a source of concern for Republican fundraisers as they gear up for whats expected to be the most expensive presidential election in history.
Overall, the Clintons political operations raised $1.2 billion, their nonprofit drew between $750 million and $1.7 billion and they made about $100 million in speaking fees. --SNIP--
QATAR DONOR TO CLINTON NON-PROFIT: As Hollywood hotshots protest the Beverly Hills Hotel over its ownership by Brunei's sultan and his embrace of Sharia law, it turns out the Brunei government has financial connections to "The Clinton Foundation."
The tax-exempt, nonprofit Clinton foundation lists Brunei along with Kuwait, Oman and Qatar (new home of the Gitmo Five) as donors that gave between $1 million and $5 million through last year.
The Clinton foundation itself confirmed the 2002 Brunei donation: "The Clinton Foundation's impact would not be possible without the generous support of our donors," the foundation's website reads. "Their contributions have made a difference in the lives of tens of millions across the world." Read more at foxnews.com ...
W/ a straight face, Hillary recently told Greta the Gitmo Five are NOT a problem to the US. BUT...due to her "concussion" (cackle) she completely forgot to mention the Quatar donation.
You never take graft directly, you launder it through your family. Every Marxist knows that. Just look at Pelosi and Boxer to see how its done.
Pray America wakes up
I’m sure the MSM will press for full disclosure on the Clinton Foundation with the same vigor that they exhibited in pressing Romney about his tax returns.
Seems to me too be a good way to hide your wealth from the IRS.
I would love to know what their salaries are.
“I would love to know what their salaries are.”
So would I.
Other than its prodigious size, how is the Clinton Foundation any different than George Costanza’s Human Fund?
Revealing: NYT Exposes Clinton Foundation for Shady Financial and Business Deals
Kate Andrews | Aug 14, 2013
The New York Times is back online, citing their temporary shutdown as technical difficulties as result of an internal issue.
Poor timing, as the left-leaning news source published a devastating report earlier this morning, detailing the shady deals and conflicts of interest surrounding the Clinton Foundation; an organization that has been off limits to conservative critics, who feared criticism would be received poorly due to the noble, charitable efforts of the foundation.
The report, which came back on-line early Wednesday afternoon, reveals that the Clintons have used the charitable foundation to promote other goals, including Bill Clintons business ventures and Hillary Clintons political aspirations; this has led to some unsettling consequences.
According to The Times, the foundation is in disarray:
For all of its successes, the Clinton Foundation had become a sprawling concern, supervised by a rotating board of old Clinton hands, vulnerable to distraction and threatened by conflicts of interest. It ran multimillion-dollar deficits for several years, despite vast amounts of money flowing in.
The Times highlighted Douglas J. Band, a onetime personal assistant to Mr. Clinton who had started a lucrative corporate consulting firm — which Mr. Clinton joined as a paid adviser — while overseeing the Clinton Global Initiative as a prime example of an employee with conflicted interests. Bands private firm, Teneo, charged its clients fees as high as $250,000 per monthclients that were also Clinton Foundation donors.
Some Clinton aides and foundation employees began to wonder where the foundation ended and Teneo began.
It also highlighted the rocky financial standing of the foundation, both during and after then-Senator Clintons bid for the presidency in 2008. It appears regular foundation donors were snagged by the Clinton campaign for donations, plunging the foundation into a multi-million dollar deficit.
The foundations expansion has also been accompanied by financial problems. In 2007 and 2008, the foundation also found itself competing against Mrs. Clintons presidential campaign for donors The foundation piled up a $40 million deficit during those two years, according to tax returns. Last year, it ran more than $8 million in the red.
The report also solidified the Clintons reputation to cater to celebrity donors—usually by spending unjustifiable amounts of money on them—or to take large donations from corporate sponsors in return for prime time publicitysomething the Foundation strictly prohibits. Examples from the report include:
In 2009, during a Clinton Global Initiative gathering at the University of Texas at Austin, the foundation purchased a first-class ticket for the actress Natalie Portman, a special guest, who brought her beloved Yorkie, according to two former foundation employees.
In March 2012, David Crane, the chief executive of NRG, an energy company, led a widely publicized trip with Mr. Clinton to Haiti, where they toured green energy and solar power projects that NRG finances through a $1 million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative.
The report will not come as a shock to all the Better Business Bureau reviewed the Clinton Foundation in 2012 and found that it failed to meet the standards of an accountable charity on six counts, mostly due to lack of financial disclosure.
At the very least, The Times has highlighted, just how difficult it can be to disentangle the Clintons charity work from Mr. Clintons moneymaking ventures and Mrs. Clintons political future.
But lets go one step further. Hillary Clintons actions, even within the foundation, suggest that she is gearing up for another presidential run; this fall, she is moving her foundation staff into brand new offices in Midtown Manhattan, just down the street from the major news headquarters. Furthermore, Clintons deputy chief of protocol at the State Department and a finance director of her presidential campaign, will oversee the endowment drive, which some of the Clintons donors already describe as a dry run for 2016. (It is also expected that Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiners wife, Huma Abedin, will be uprooting from Washington D.C. to join Clinton’s staff.)
Nothing the Clintons do is without strings; there is always some cover-up or shady deal linked to even their most charitable efforts. If the first Clinton Presidency, and now the Clinton Foundation, are any kind of indicator as to what a Hillary Clinton Presidency would look like, you can be sure it will include scandals and pay offs, with very little accountability.
Reminds me of Diane Feinstein---Di/Fi's aversion to guns did not prevent her from honoring Raymond Chow---the key figure in gun grabber Cali state Sen Leland Yee's shocking missile deal w/ China.
<><>Feinstein heads the Senate Intel Committee;
<><> Her hubby Richard Blum made million as the lawyer for Chinese interests;
<><> gun-grabber Leland Yee knew where to get missiles, launchers, machine-guns etc;
<><> Raymond Chow was jailed, then freed when he professed to be a really nice guy.... honored by Di/Fi for working with local Chinese youths.
And let's not forget Intel head Di/Fi's whining about the CIA looking through her computers and taking documents....they had their eyes on her...... even BEFORE the shocking YEE missile scandal broke.
THE DI/FI STORY COULD DWARF YEE'S TERRORSTIC CORRUPTION : LAT should now get on the ball, and investigate Di/Fi's intel activities. Did Di use her access to valuable US security data improperly? Hubby Richard Blum made millions in China deals in past years. How'd he do that? Is hubby cutting new deals w/ the Chi/Coms?
DI/FI'S HILLARY SUCK-UP WAS VERY INSTRUCTIVE---DI even dropped the term "foreign policy" In my view, shes in the prime of her political life. Shes got the energy. Shes articulate. Shes got the background. Shes got the smarts. She has all of the elements of a good leader plus the fact, and this is not to be underestimated, she is enormously attractive to people, she said on CNN's "State of the Union." And she carries the torch for women who are the majority of votes in this country, very strongly and very high.
Need we mention Hillary's hefty income includes:
Hualuo CEO Forum (Spouse) Shanghai, China $550,000
Telefonaktiebolagel LM Ericsson AB (Spouse) Hong Kong, China $750,000
Also check out Joe Biden. His sons are lobbyists, and he lives on a huge compound, while at the same time declaring himself one of the poorest members of Congress.