November 7, 2016

USA: Top Clinton Foundation Staffer: Chelsea Clinton Used 'Foundation Resources For Her Wedding', Her $3 Million Wedding Plus Living Expenses Were Paid With Money From The Clinton Foundation.

Breitbart News, USA
written by Jerome Hudson
Sunday November 6, 2016

Former top Clinton Foundation staffer Doug Band wrote a letter to Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta warning him that a probe into Chelsea Clinton’s use of “foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade” could hurt the entire organization, according to a Wikileaks email dump.

“The investigation into her getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents,” Band wrote to Podesta in a January 2014 email.

“I hope that you will speak to her and end this,” Band said, adding, “Once we go down this road….”

The mention of Chelsea Clinton using “foundation resources for her wedding” evokes, however oddly, Hillary Clinton’s March 2015 comments about how she turned over any emails “that could possibly be work-related,” excluding only emails related to her family funeral arrangements or Chelsea’s wedding plans.

Band, who had served as a top aide to President Bill Clinton in the nineties and assisted in creating the Clinton Global Initiative, was writing to Podesta and top Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills to address “chatter” he claims Chelsea Clinton and her chief of staff Bari Lurie were engaging in.

“I have heard more and more chatter of cvc and bari talking about lots of what is going on internally to people,” Band wrote referring to Chelsea Clinton by her initials CVC.

The “chatter,” Band wrote, concerned “a call” that he received “from a close friend of [Bill Clinton] who said that cvc told one of the bush 43 kids that she is conducting an internal investigation of money within the foundation from cgi to the foundation.”

“The bush kid then told someone else who then told an operative within the republican party,” Band wrote, adding that Chelsea’s alleged gossip was “not smart.”

Band’s emails were the result of a particularly contentious clash between him and Chelsea Clinton. Their burgeoning power struggle was apparently in regards to increased concerns about conflicts of interest within the Clinton Foundation and in the direction the charity was headed.

The clash between Band and Chelsea Clinton was likely intensified by an internal review — apparently requested by Chelsea — of the Clinton Foundation which revealed that even the charity’s own employees gave it poor marks for effectiveness, rating it at a four or lower on a scale of 1 to 10.
The Federalist Papers Project
Meme Exposes HARD TRUTH About Clinton Foundation Corruption
written by Staff
Monday November 7, 2016

C.E. Dyer reports that most of us know by now that The Clinton Foundation is nothing more than a slush fund for the Clinton family to launder the dirty money they received via their pay-to-play scheme during Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state; however, their charitable grant records prove that they aren’t even trying to hide it.

The Federalist reported that in 2014, according to IRS documents filed by the Clinton Foundation in 2015, less than six percent of the foundation’s budget actually went to charitable grants.

The Clinton Foundation, which is tax-exempt, spent $91.2 million in the 2014 tax year but just 5.7 percent of that total actually went to charity — less than $5.2 million.

A whopping $178 million was brought in to the family slush fund in 2014 — that’s a lot of state dinner invitations…

The Federalist reported:
“Compared to its 2013 charitable grants of $8.8 million, the Clinton Foundation’s grants in 2014 declined by more than 40 percent, even as its revenue over the same period increased by 20 percent. According to the tax filings, the Clinton Foundation is currently sitting on $354 million in assets, including $125 million in cash or cash equivalents and $108 million in property or equipment.”
Overhead expenses, such as travel, eclipsed their charitable donations at $7.9 million. The foundation even spent more on rent and office supplies than it did on on charitable donations at $6.6 million. They really aren’t getting a good deal on ink and toner…

In a convenient scheme, the foundation gave its largest donation, $2 million, to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG), which was a collaboration between the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association.

In true Clinton fashion, the board chairman for the Clinton Foundation in 2014, Bruce Lindsey, was also on the board for AHG, according to the organization’s 2014 tax filings.

Just like the Clinton Foundation, AHG spent a pathetic amount on charitable grants in 2014. AHG spent $16.3 million in 2014, but only managed to give $349,022 in charitable grants — just 2.1 percent of total spending.

Those who defend the indefensible Clinton Foundation absurdly allege that most of the foundation’s good works are done by salaried employees and that the amount of money they give in charitable grants doesn’t really matter.

Did that make sense to you? Me neither… What that excuse sounded like to me was more akin to a celebrity that whines that they don’t have to actually give their money because their time is so much more important.

That’s about right for the Clinton Foundation, as they gave $700,000 to J/P Haitian Relief Organization, founded by uber-liberal actor Sean Penn. The non-profit reportedly made sure to spend more than $126,000 on first-class flights for Penn, who surely could have funded his own travel...

As far as the excuses go, they don’t fly. The Federalist reported:
“The Clinton Foundation’s three largest charitable “program service accomplishments,” according to its tax reports, are the Clinton Global Initiative ($23.2 million), the Clinton Presidential Library ($12.3 million), and the Clinton Climate Initiative ($8.3 million).”
The Federalist pointed out that the Clinton Global Initiative “exists to organize and produce a lavish annual meeting headlined by former president Bill Clinton,” and was described by the New York Times as a “glitzy annual gathering of chief executives, heads of state, and celebrities.”

A former top Clinton Foundation executive, Ira Magaziner, told the Atlantic in 2007, according to The Federalist, of the group’s so-called climate change activities: “This is not charity. The whole thing is bankable. It’s a commercial proposition."

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