The Clinton Foundation Racket and Trump’s Failure to Drain the Swamp
Editor’s Note: The massive, almost unbelievable amount of corruption that has piled up over the years with respect to the Clinton family is one of those open secrets in Washington which discredits America’s entire ruling class, not just the Democratic Party. Every major media outlet in this country should be ashamed of the part it played in the campaign to make Hillary Clinton president against the wishes of middle America, and the entire Republican establishment should be ashamed of allowing the rot that is the Clinton family to fester for decades despite any number of scandals that they should have been able to bring the Clintons down on.
As a candidate for president Donald Trump showed tremendous potential in galvanizing a successful populist revolt against America’s parasitic elites. Since being elected to office, however, President Trump has pissed away a truly historic, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually drain the swamp on the Potomac by taking out every loathsome character who attempted to sabotage first his candidacy and then his presidency itself. Trump’s attempt to govern with his enemies rather than completely destroy them marks the fundamental misstep that doomed his administration right from the start. In this most fatal of errors Trump blew his one chance to enter the annals of history as a great leader.
The story below is about the world’s biggest slush fund known as the Clinton Foundation. There is no way in hell this criminal racket should even be allowed to exist, and the fact that it’s still apparently flourishing is proof positive that Trump has failed in his mandate to restore some semblance of dignity and seriousness to the country. — Dissident Millennial
“Clinton Foundation Is Charity Fraud of Epic Proportions,” Analyst Charges In Stunning Takedown
by Tyler Durden
In early May, we introduced readers to Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst who uncovered financial discrepancies at General Electric before its stock crashed in 2008, and whom the Sunday Times of London described as “one of the finest analysts of financial statements on the planet” in a 2009 story detailing the troubles at AIG. Having moved on beyond simple corporate fraud, Ortel spent the past year and a half digging into something more relevant to the current US situation: “charities”, and specifically the Clinton Foundation’s public records, federal and state-level tax filings, and donor disclosures.
Four months ago, Ortel began releasing his preliminary findings in the first of a series of up to 40 planned reports on his website. His allegation was simple: “this is a charity fraud.”
To learn more about the Clinton Foundation, Ortel decided to “take it apart and see how it worked” and he has been doing that ever since February 2015.
“I decided, as I did with GE, let’s pick one that’s complicated,” said Ortel. “The Clinton Foundation is complicated, but it’s really very small compared to GE.”
When Ortel tried to match up the Clinton Foundation’s tax filings with the disclosure reports from its major donors, he said he started to find problems. That includes records from the foundation’s many offshoots—including the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative—as well as its foreign subsidiaries.
“I decided it would be fun to cross-check what their donors thought they did when they donated to the Clinton Foundation, and that’s when I got really irritated,” he said. “There are massive discrepancies between what some of the major donors say they gave to the Clinton Foundation to do, and what the Clinton Foundation said what they got from the donors and what they did with it.”
As previously reported, last year the Clinton Foundation was forced to issue corrected tax filings for several years to correct donation errors. But Ortel said many of the discrepancies remain. “I’m against charity fraud. I think people in both parties are against charity fraud, and this is a charity fraud,” he said.
To be sure, Ortel’s efforts were to be commended: digging through the foundation’s numbers can not have been easy, considering that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put the Clinton Foundation on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits in 2015. Furthermore, the Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid. That’s because the organization spent the vast bulk of its windfall on “administration, travel, salaries and bonuses”, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.
“It seems like the Clinton Foundation operates as a slush fund for the Clintons,” said Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a government watchdog group where progressive Democrat and Fordham Law professor Zephyr Teachout was once an organizing director. . .
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Source: Zero Hedge