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Sunday, August 7. 2016
I understand that ardent Hillary supporters could not care less about Clinton lies and Clinton money. Clinton morality is already baked in the cake and has been known for many years. No matter what is revealed, it changes no vote. Still, it's an ugly story that has to be told. Shut It Down: The Clinton Foundation Is Too Corrupt to Exist.
It is nothing more than a family slush fund and corrupt to its core. Quite remarkable, really, that anybody had the hutzpah to try the obvious scam of collecting money from foreign businesses and nations while Secretary of State. Hire some friends, your kid, and political allies, make a few token international efforts which fail except for the photo ops - and Voila!
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Yeah, the Clinton Foundation isn't even a "lifestyle" charity. It's pure corruption.
For decades I have observed an abuse of charities that I am not sure has a name. I call it the "lifestyle" charity or non-profit. These are charities more known for the glittering fundraisers than their actual charitable works, and are often typified by having only a tiny percentage of their total budget flowing to projects that actually help anyone except their administrators.
At least the lifestyle charities contribute to the social season for the wealthy.
You will never hear a peep from the media about it. And the Obama administration has bottled it all up in more phony investigations in the FBI and State Departments, which will I'm sure at some point (certainly after the elections), conclude that "no reasonable prosecutor" would prosecute the Clintons if they valued their life or future. And I am sure there is another layer here, how the "donations" to the foundation were then diverted into salaries for the Clintons, and what's more, a lot of the hangers-on in their political machine to keep them available for the next election. And let's not forget the other phony organizations Bill was put into and got handsome payments from, like "Laureate Education." He got $16 milion in payoffs just from that one organization for doing nothing.
This is one of the reasons why I just snort when someone tries to claim Trump is worse than Hillary. He is a saint compared to her.
As bad, as criminal as the Clinton Foundation is it is small compared to the huge number of Clinton supporters and government officials/law enforcement that is willing to ignore it. The corruption goes deep in our government, the FBI is a shell of it's former self and the DOJ morphed into the the Department of hiding left wing criminals. The IRS that was famously used by Johnson to punish his enemies has reached new lows under Obama. The EPA has become a totally fraudulent habitat for pseudo-science. HUD has become the department of infiltrating law abiding cities with thugs. The Department of Education has become the labor unions cash cow. We are the world's largest banana republic.
"...nothing more than a family slush fund and corrupt to its core."
Oh, the usual Democrat resume enhancers, right?
All true NJ, but I would pose the question:
Who would dare to shut it down?
Dems are okay with it and own the Deep State. No one else has the courage to do anything about it.
I marvel at the fact that small bore elected dems can still be brought down and prosecuted, even in places like deep blue New York state and Illinois.
One would have thought that if the Clintons and 0bamas could be protected, the rest would be as well.
Why isn't the Gang of Z here raising obtuse and really weird challenges to this?
Server maintenance. (Even chatbots need a little downtime.)
My next door neighbors went to one of the "best" schools and are die-hard Hillary and Obama fans. They never heard of the Clinton Foundation, have no idea about any problems in Libya, Egypt or Syria, never heard of Benghazi and have no clue what the Spratleys are or where they are located.
It's not that these people couldn't care less about the lies and corruption, they don't know anything about them. At their graduation ceremony someone probably told their class that they were the best and brightest the country ever produced, and not only did they believe him, that was all they ever needed to know from that point forward.
This is why FOX is so hated. The reason that they must be destroyed. All the rest of the MSM has fallen in line but FOX steps over the line and reports on these issues. For the left it is a required virtue signaling to proudly proclaim that they have never watched FOX. Notice that Zach must also spread the propaganda that FOX is a right wing echo chamber for fear some of the plantation liberals might sneak a peak at FOX news.
Watermelon Republic. We're not the largest banana republic. We're a watermelon republic.
Shut It Down: The Clinton Foundation Is Too Corrupt to Exist.
There is no evidence of illegal activity. The Foundation undergoes annuals audits by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
This is an essential problem with the right-wing echochamber. There is a worrisome collusion of money and politics. However, instead of addressing the actual problem, the right-wing echochamber wallows in truthiness and exaggeration. Yes, point out the close nexus of money and politics in American politics, but don't pretend it's something unique to the Clintons. The Clintons just wield the plutocratic tools that the Republicans have worked hard to protect.
Of course there is no direct evidence. Any such evidence was destroyed along with the computers used for email servers.
I expect you all would know that.
PWC does not audit for criminal activities. Besides that, who paid PWC to audit the Clinton Foundation? C'mon. I know you all know the answer.
I miss leag.
arcs: Any such evidence was destroyed along with the computers used for email servers.
The FBI recovered most of the missing emails, but found no evidence of criminal activity.
arcs: PWC does not audit for criminal activities.
They audit the movement of money. If there is evidence that Foundation funds are being used for personal enrichment, then that would be something they would find.
Again, there are real issues concerning the nexus of money and politics. Fabulism won't address those concerns.
PwC only handled a pair of audits, plus one comprehensive. Others handled different groups w/in the Clinton operations.
Has nothing to do with the legality of operations overseas, nor of donation sources.
Jess1: PwC only handled a pair of audits, plus one comprehensive.
Previous audits were by BKD. Of course, there may be illegal activity, but claims usually require some evidence to support them. Making stuff up won't address the real issues involved with money and political power.
And we should all be grateful to them for pointing out the financial idiocy that is claiming the term "Charity".