Of course, virtually everyone who voted in the 2016 presidential election knew of The Clinton Foundation and the allegations of “pay for play.” I found the evidence overwhelming that the Foundation served as a means for the Clintons to sell access to a past and “future” president.
As a person who worked for many year’s as an international lecturer I found the “honoraria” alone to be proof positive that The Clinton Foundation was a “pay for play” front. Bill and Hillary received honoraria somewhere between 175 and 500 times more than I received for invited lectures! OK, so I’m not nearly as famous as Bill and Hillary, but give me a break!
Hillary supporters did not believe she could do such a lowly thing. Democrat partisans were prepared to give any indiscretion of the Clinton’s “a pass,” including these particular allegations. Indeed, they defended the organization’s “charitable work.” (And, yes, the organization did have a charitable component – that’s how it served as a “front.”)
[Source: The Clinton Foundation Shuts Down Clinton Global Initiative, by Michael Sainato]
So now the election is over and Hillary lost. So what’s the current status of the Foundation? It is not too difficult to read between these lines!
The Clinton Foundation’s long list of wealthy donors and foreign government contributors during the 2016 elections are evaporating.
[From the Sainato article] Foreign governments began pulling out of annual donations, signaling the organization’s clout was predicated on donor access to the Clintons, rather than its philanthropic work. In November, the Australian government confirmed it “has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than $88 million.” The government of Norway also drastically reduced their annual donations, which reached $20 million a year in 2015.
In January, a so-called WARN notification was filed with the New York Department of Labor. The main office of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City would be closing, laying off 22 employees. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) “offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs… The reason for the filing was stated as the “discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative…”
The Washington Post reported a memo that detailed how the Clinton Foundation was used to boost Bill Clinton’s income. “The memo, made public by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, lays out the aggressive strategy behind lining up the consulting contracts and paid speaking engagements for Bill Clinton that added tens of millions of dollars to the family’s fortune, including during the years that Hillary Clinton led the State Department.”
The Washington Post has, in my opinion, surpassed the New York and Los Angeles Times as the most left-wing news agency. The old pet name for the Washington Post was “Pravda on the Potomac.” It certainly fits. Thus, their confirmation of “pay to play” is particularly damning.
You are aware that Senator Elizabeth Warren just voiced her concern, “whether or not, among the billions of dollars that you’ll (Dr. Benjamin Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development) be responsible for handing out in grants and loans, can you assure us that not one dollar will go to benefit either the president-elect or his family?” I don’t recall her voicing concern about whether or not ONE DOLLAR of The Clinton Foundation “benefitted either the past president or possible future president or their family?”
And thanks to JP for sending this to me.