Even though Clinton told Chris Wallace of Fox News that she is “really proud” of her family’s charity the Clinton foundation, she failed (the same with her supporting speakers) to acknowledge it at the Democratic Nation Convention.
In the recent dramatic documentary clip about Clinton’s service, the 12-minute video also mysteriously doesn’t reference the Clinton foundation.
Presidential candidates are often quick to mention their charitable efforts, Trump recently stated he would do a debate with Sanders for charity.
So why has Clinton been so quiet? It’s because she has something else to hide. This week, reports have claimed that the IRS is investigating the Clinton Foundation.
“The IRS confirmed in a letter it is looking into claims of “pay-to-play” practices at the Clinton Foundation, after dozens of Republican lawmakers requested a review of potential “criminal conduct” at the organization founded by the family at the center of this week’s Democratic National Convention,” writes Fox News.
There has been speculation revolving around Clinton’s questionable business dealings for a while. Breitbart News editor-at-large, Peter Schweizer even wrote Clinton Cash, a whole book dedicated to this topic, which has now been made into a documentary.
So what has the Foundation really been used for?
“From the information we have been able to gather, it appears the Clinton Foundation is a ‘pay to play’ sham charity that needs to be investigated,” said Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn in a statement. “The Clintons have used their Foundation to personally enrich themselves at the expense of American foreign policy. At a minimum, the Foundation’s tax-exempt status needs to be reviewed and revoked immediately.”
It’s safe to say that the money made from the foundation isn’t being used to fund charitable initiatives. The Globe and Mail reported that “The Canadian affiliate of the Clinton Foundation is spending an astounding 78 percent of the money it raises on administrative costs.”
While Clinton didn’t want to bring attention to the Clinton Foundation at the Democratic Convention and in other campaign promotions, she was quick to defend the “charity” when asked by Wallace.
“Let’s talk about the Clinton Foundation and allegations of pay-to-play, the argument, the allegation that foreign companies and foreign countries either donated big money to the foundation, or paid your husband for big money for speeches in order to influence your work as secretary of state. In the first 12 years after he left the White House, President Clinton made 13 speeches for which he got $500,000 or more. Eleven of those 13 were while you were secretary of state, and they were all paid for by foreign interests.
Are we to believe that’s just a coincidence?” said Wallace.
Clinton’s response was that “there’s no truth to any of these allegations.”
She then defended the foundation in the interview. “I’m really proud of the Clinton Foundation. I am proud of the work that it does. Thanks to the Clinton Foundation, 9 million more people in our world have access to HIV/AIDS drugs because they negotiated contracts that made them affordable,” said Clinton on Fox News. “And there is absolutely no connection between anything that I did as secretary of state and the Clinton Foundation. So, people can say that, but I’m proud of our philanthropic work, our personal/family philanthropic work, the work of the Clinton Foundation.”
Although there is significant evidence proving the corrupt business practices of the Clinton Foundation, most don’t expect much from the IRS referral.
“I don’t think anything will come of it, not because there isn’t anything there, but because our system is so incredibly corrupt,” said Ben Carson to Breitbart News. “If we just continue to sweep these things under the rug, how can we ever expect any integrity and truth?”