October 11, 2016 at 6:39 pm #23843
Hillary Clinton’s donars are funding Isis.
A group called “Friends of Saudi Arabia,” co-founded “by a Saudi Prince,” gave an additional amount between $1 million and $5 million. The Clinton Foundation says that between $1 million and $5 million was also donated by “the State of Qatar,” the United Arab Emirates, and the government of Brunei.
If thats not disturbing, I don’t know what is
Hillary is aware that her donars are funding Isis and get 25-35 million dollars in donations.She was acutely aware of this when she took the money that they were helping sponsor Isis. This is coming from a regime that is not only completely abusive to women and homosexuals but she is taking money that is funding terrorism.
Wake the fuck up democrats.October 11, 2016 at 6:52 pm #23846
What’s disturbing is how misleading and ignorant you are.October 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm #23848
Saudi Arabia shows up as having given between $10 million and $25 million since the foundation started. When it began in 1997, the foundation’s main goal was to build the Clinton presidential library, although it left open the option to “engage in any and all other charitable, educational and scientific activities” that nonprofits are allowed to do under federal law.
The Washington Post reported that Saudi Arabia gave about $10 million to build the library. (According to the Post, the Saudis gave a similar amount to the George H.W. Bush library.) After the library donation, the Saudis gave very little and stopped giving entirely during the time Clinton was secretary of state. She stepped down in early February 2013.
Saudi Arabia gave again in 2014, but it was a small fraction of what the Gulf State kingdom had given before. These details come from news reports, and when we brought the numbers to the foundation staff, they said they were accurate.
The foundation first revealed Saudi giving in December 2008. The total was in the $10 million to $25 million range then, and it hasn’t changed since.
Why are they getting foreign donations from countries that sponsor terrorism????? The Clinton foundation needs to be shut down immediately.October 11, 2016 at 7:34 pm #23853
Are you living in a bubble?
What else do you want to get destroyed on?October 11, 2016 at 7:43 pm #23856AmusParticipant
This is just too fukin easy.
A Tale of Two Foundations
It’s a seamy and unsettling web: There’s the nominee’s oh so shady charitable foundation and its burgeoning pay-for-play scandal; there’s the opaque network of financial relationships that stretches around the globe, raising very real national security concerns if the nominee becomes the president-elect.
The candidate and his foundation, of course, both bear the name Donald Trump. And while Trump and the right wing noise machine have made the Clinton Foundation synonymous with modern political corruption, like so many Trump charges these seem to be more about hiding the former reality TV star’s faults by projecting them onto someone else.
Take his foundation, which he started in 1987 with the purpose of giving away the profits from his book, “The Art of the Deal.” But, thanks to the tireless reporting of The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, we know that in the last 10 years it’s become more of a pass-through for other people’s gifts, with Trump slapping his name on them. The candidate and his surrogates have claimed that he is a generous philanthropist on the order of tens of millions of dollars…
Trump hasn’t given any of his own money to his foundation since 2008 and between then and his becoming the GOP nominee (when high-profile acts of charity became politically beneficial) he seems to have given only one charitable donation from his own pocket to anyone – a gift of less than $10,000 to the Police Athletic League of New York in 2009 (but that “may also be a bookkeeping error”).
Trump’s foundation hasn’t gone dormant: “Since then, all of the donations have been other people’s money – an arrangement that experts say is almost unheard of for a family foundation,” Fahrenthold reported last weekend. “Trump then takes that money and does with it as he pleases. In many cases, he passes it on to other charities, which often are under the impression that it is Trump’s own money.” Suckers.
He doesn’t give all the money to charity, mind you. He famously bought a six-foot painting of himself and a football autographed by Tim Tebow. And – more to the point for someone who claims expertise in the corrupting ways of modern politics – the foundation gave an especially well-timed $25,000 contribution to a political group connected to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (who had solicited the donation from Trump) when her office was reviewing a case the New York attorney general had brought against the risible Trump University – an investigation the office subsequently elected not to pursue.
None of this should surprise. It’s utterly in keeping with the carnival of cons that Trump has run over the years. He’s built a seedy empire which trades on his name-as-brand to make money. Sometimes it means playing philanthropist with other people’s money. Sometimes it means monetizing the hopes and dreams of hard-working dupes through schemes like Trump University.
Compare and contrast all of this with the much-maligned Clinton Foundation. Let’s be clear: Whatever you think of the Clintons, their foundation has been a force for good. The signature example: Nearly 12 million people around the world have more affordable access to AIDS/HIV medication at least in part because of the organization. (See Colby political scientist Laura Seay’s tweet-storm on the topic for a ground-level view of the foundation’s work.) And it does a lot more – Inside Philanthropy’s David Callahan has a good explainer here cataloging the foundations causes. (And contra right-wing talking points, 89 percent of its expenditures go to charity.)
Oh yeah: And the Clintons don’t make money from the foundation (again a point of regular GOP mendacity). On its face, then, allegations that the foundation is some sort of pay-for-play, money-making scheme for the Clintons are genuinely the stuff of farce. It sounds like the plot of a slapstick caper movie: Prominent public figures offer access in exchange for … large donations to worthy causes. Be real: He’s a former president and she’s a former secretary of state; they will never want for pecuniary opportunities (some arguably distasteful) or chances to hobnob with the global elite. But the Clinton Foundation isn’t one of them.October 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm #23857
The latest Wikileak shows that Hillary Clinton was knowingly accepting money from a Terrorist organization. But that shouldnt be a shock. She doesn’t care where the money comes from as long as she get the money.October 11, 2016 at 8:20 pm #23858
Wiki leaks are not reliable.
And, it’s not Hillary that’s getting the money, it’ the “A Rated” charity that gets the money.
Seriously, don’t bother.
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