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    Foreign Donors Begin Pulling Out From Clinton Foundation

    Foreign Donors Begin Pulling Out From Clinton Foundation
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    Overseas governments clearly feel there is nothing left to buy
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    By Michael Sainato
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    Clinton Foundation scandals emerged as a major blow to Hillary Clinton’s campaign this past election, as emails released by WikiLeaks and from FOIA requests revealed pay-to-play schemes and overt conflicts of interest between the Foundation and Clinton’s State Department. Though the Clintons and their supporters staunchly defended the Foundation, pointing to the charitable work it produced to defend any criticisms; such claims of corruption were proven correct.
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    It now appears that Norway, one of the most prolific foreign Clinton Foundation donors, is decreasing its annual donation from $20 million in 2015 to $4.2 million this year a significant drop suggesting the foreign government had expected to receive benefits in return for its generous donation. Norway’s move also provides further evidence that the Foundation serves more as a front to sell access to the Clintons than as an organization focused on philanthropy. While the Foundation may have conducted some charitable work, its greater purpose has always been to boost the Clinton brand, market the Clintons on the highly paid speech circuit, and offer donors access to the Clintons and their prolific network of elite and corporate connections.
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    In 2015, IBTimes conducted an investigative report revealing foreign governments who gave large contributions to the Clinton Foundation—including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Algeria, Oman, UAE and Bahrain—received exponential increases in U.S. weapons exports from the State Department while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.
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    “Because neither Clinton will occupy a prominent role in government in the immediate future—curtailing the willingness of at least some big donors to try and curry favor with the foundation by writing large checks,” reported CNBC on November 19. “Because Hillary Clinton is no longer seen as a president in waiting, contributors may look elsewhere and the foundation may have to rethink its scope and priorities,” philanthropy experts told CNBC. The Clinton Foundation refused to respond to numerous requests from CNBC for comment.
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    Per the Foundation’s latest tax filings, contributions fell by 37 percent when Hillary Clinton announced her presidential campaign in 2015—and pay-to-play evidence first began to surface. Donations are expected to continue to tank as the market price for the Clintons has dropped significantly now that neither Bill nor Hillary faces the prospect of serving in public office.
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    According to The Daily Caller, the Clinton Foundation only reported five new donors between July 1 and September 30—a low number presumably due to the negative publicity the Foundation has been receiving.
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    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, head of the House Oversight Committee, is pursuing a probe into the Clinton Foundation. Chaffetz told Fox News the probe was unaffected by Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential election.
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    Though President-elect Donald Trump recently told The New York Times he would not pursue investigations into Clinton’s private email server or the Clinton Foundation, Chaffetz and the FBI will likely continue their investigations, uninterrupted.
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    Northwestern University Law Professor Stephen B. Presser recently argued in The New York Times that Clinton should be pardoned for her use of a private email server—but not for the ClintonFoundation pay-to-play schemes currently under investigation. The Washington Post also noted it would be a “serious violation of normal procedure,” if Trump were to intervene to stop investigations into the Clinton Foundation.
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    My Thoughts:
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    Foreign Donors Begin Pulling Out From Clinton Foundation; There's nothing left to buy. Funny isn't it? Both Bill and Hillary are still available to give speeches. Now all of a sudden, no one is interested in what they have to say.
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    The donations are going down the toilet for the Clinton Foundation. Gee I wonder why, could it be their bribes / donations wouldn’t have any effect anymore that Hillary isn’t going to be president????????
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    Boo-hoo-hoo.
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    I always thought that you have to be convicted of a crime before you can be pardoned or am I missing something?

    That pic should say, "will give speeches for food"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSlick View Post
    I always thought that you have to be convicted of a crime before you can be pardoned or am I missing something?
    Yes, you do miss something. You don't have to be convicted of a crime to be pardoned. Nixon was pardoned before he was ever charged.

  5. You want conflict of interest, look at trump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apopkan2582 View Post
    You want conflict of interest, look at trump!

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    How so?
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  7. OMG.

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    From your post
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    The president-elect’s team has insisted that steps were being taken to adhere to ethics rules — and to avoid even the perception that he was cashing in on the highest office in the land.
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    Until there are proven accusations of a conflict of interests, I’ll wait and see how his children do taking over his assets.
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  9. Ha ha. I'm guessing you are not familiar with how humans think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apopkan2582 View Post
    Ha ha. I'm guessing you are not familiar with how humans think.

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    I would think you might subject yourself to an inspection of the over 5,265 items I've posted here, some good, some bad before you open your pie hole and make any comment concerning what I should do, considering you've only posted 9 items so far, and tell me how many of those were items that you posted were just to rag on someone here.
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