The Clinton Foundation was established in 1997 as the William J. Clinton Foundation. From 2013 to the present time, it is known as the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Foundation. The Foundation was established as a nonprofit corporation under section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code. It was established by former President Bill Clinton with the mission to ” strengthen the capacity of people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. ” The offices are in New York and Little Rock, Arkansas.
Through July, 2016, the Foundation has raised an estimated 2.1 Billion dollars through donations from U.S. Corporations, foreign corporations, political donors, and other groups and numerous individuals. The Clinton Foundation received support from members of President George W. Bush’s friends and former members of his administration.
Due to the unusual way the Foundation keeps most of their money ” in house, ” Charity Navigator, an ethical charity Watchdog, stated that it does not have a methodology to rate the Clinton Foundation.
In December, 2008, Bruce Lindsey was the CEO of the Foundation and he and Valerie Jarrett, co-chair of the Obama-Biden Transition Team, signed a “memorandum of understanding ” that the Clinton Foundation would not ” create conflicts or the appearance of conflicts for Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. ”
While Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, more than 180 individuals, companies, and foreign governments gave money to the Foundation while LOBBYING THE STATE DEPARTMENT for various exemptions and rulings. From February, 2001, to May, 2015, Bill Clinton gave 637 speeches and made $ 132,021,691.00 in speaking fees alone. Hillary gave 92 speeches from February, 2013 to March, 2015. Hillary Clinton was paid $ 21,648,000.00. Bill Clinton earned at least $ 500,000.00 ( half million or more ) in 13 speeches. Eleven of the Half million dollar speeches made by Bill happened when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, 2009-2013 ! All eleven of those speeches were delivered outside the U.S. including both Russia and China.
Author Peter Schweizer published a book titled: ” Clinton Cash,” in 2015. The author argues that foreign donors have already received a return on their “donations.”
Surprisingly, Hillary Clinton while Secretary of State encouraged U.S. firms, including Cisco, Intel, and Google, to do business and work with Russia. In Schweizer’s book, the author goes into detail how the deals helped Russia and allowed ROSATOM, a state owned Russian company, to gain control of 20% of the Uranium in the U.S. through a wholly owned subsidiary !
Additionally, The Clinton Foundation had a number of very questionable deals with: 1) Kazakhstan, 2) Columbia, 3) Nigeria, 4) Rwanda, and 5) Russia. From all appearances, The Clinton Foundation appears to be an ongoing criminal enterprise with massive funds and appears to be working against many political interests of the U.S. and the American People.
Never in the history of the U.S. has a former President established a Foundation while his wife was U.S. Secretary of State. The Clinton Foundation appears to violate numerous U.S. Laws and the funds of the Foundation are almost impossible to track. Several billionaires who befriended Bill Clinton appear to have aided and abetted The Foundation in “hiding” monies by assisting in the establishment of several shell corporations.
Bloomberg.com, the news and financial organization, disclosed that the Clinton Foundation did not disclose 1,100 foreign donations as required by U.S. Law. Interestingly, Mike Bloomberg endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.
From all available information, it appears that The Clinton Foundation: 1) Did not comply with U.S. Law, 2) Cost Americans many needed jobs, 3) Created deals that would seriously economically harm millions of working middle class Americans, 4) Made a number of billionaires much richer, and 5) Worked against the official policies of the U.S. by dealing with political leaders who were and continue to work against the interests of the U.S.
Hillary Clinton is the wrong choice for the democratic party. Hillary Clinton is the wrong choice for women. Hillary Clinton is the wrong choice for all law abiding Americans.
R. Van Conoley ( It seems strange that the media which is entrusted to serve the American People with truthful facts has asked so few questions about the Clinton Foundation. Also, it appears that some organization besides WikiLeaks may have many additional e-mails sent by Hillary Clinton that detail a clear conflict of interest between Secretary Clinton as Secretary of State and Hillary Clinton as a Foundation member and candidate for President. Americans should remember that President Richard Nixon was elected, in 1972, overwhelmingly and Americans knew many facts about Watergate. Yet after Nixon was re-elected, more Watergate facts quickly forced Nixon to resign ! Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. )