Clinton Foundation should stop accepting funds

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2016/08/16/clinton-foundation-should-stop-accepting-funds/W8JsNkBseYo6wIxWosNb5O/story.html

ALTHOUGH THE CHARITY founded by former President Bill Clinton has done admirable work over the last 15 years, the Clinton Foundation is also clearly a liability for Hillary Clinton as she seeks the presidency. The once-and-maybe-future first family will have plenty to keep them busy next year if Hillary Clinton defeats Donald Trump in November. The foundation should remove a political — and actual — distraction and stop accepting funding. If Clinton is elected, the foundation should be shut down.

Since its founding, the foundation has supported relief in Haiti, global health, and other good causes. It also provided posts or paychecks for some members of the Clinton political team, like Cheryl Mills, Douglas Band, and Huma Abedin, and afforded the former president a platform and travel budget. Many of the foundation’s donations come from overseas, including from foreign governments with troubling human rights records.

The inherent conflict of interest was obvious when Hillary Clinton became secretary of state in 2009. She promised to maintain a separation between her official work and the foundation, but recently released emails written by staffers during her State Department tenure make clear that the supposed partition was far from impregnable. That was bad enough at State; if the Clinton Foundation continues to cash checks from foreign governments and other individuals seeking to ingratiate themselves with a President Hillary Clinton, it would be unacceptable.

Winding down the foundation, and transferring its assets to some other established charity, doesn’t have to hurt charitable efforts. If the foundation’s donors are truly motivated by altruism, and not by the lure of access to the Clintons, then surely they can find other ways to support the foundation’s goals. And in four or eight years, the Clinton family could always form a new foundationand reestablish their charitable efforts.

But as long as either of the Clintons is in public office, or actively seeking it, they should not operate a charity, too. The Clintons themselves seem to realize that. “There’ll clearly be some changes in what the Clinton Foundation does and how we do it,” Bill Clinton said in June. “We’ll just have to cross that bridge when we come to it.” Why wait? The Clintons should move now to end donations to the foundation, and make plans to shut it down in November. Even if they’ve done nothing illegal, the foundation will always look too much like a conflict of interest for comfort.

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just shut it down..even if it was clean, and its certainly not, its a conflict of interest the size of a small planet..

“if the Clinton Foundation continues to cash checks from foreign governments and other individuals seeking to ingratiate themselves with a President Hillary Clinton, it would be unacceptable.”

well yeah..

“Many of the foundation’s donations come from overseas, including from foreign governments with troubling human rights records.”

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~ by seeker401 on August 23, 2016.

13 Responses to “Clinton Foundation should stop accepting funds”

  1. i have an idea, why not just take tthe foundation to the ground?

  2. But if they shut it down, how will Billy & Hilly receive bribes from foreign powers?
    Two hit pieces a day out of every so-called “news” outlet over every out-of-context word Trump utters, as well as every wildly speculative negative fantasy they can dream up, but they wordsmith the hell out of this article on the Clinton Fund to make it sound like it’s a real charity.
    Not one word about the “fund” currently being under investigation by both the FBI & the IRS (and that’s under a Clinton-friendly administration, too).

  3. Clintons = Altruism – Whit ! The Haiti donations did not do anything in Haiti

  4. A HUGE problem here is the Republican’s are also saying to ‘GIVE THE MONEY BACK’!

    Who in the heck is going to be stuck with THAT BAILOUT? Wanna bet the Clinton Cartel ‘claim’ it’s all been donated to their favorite ‘charities’ for the ‘common good’ but leave out the part it went to laundering money to their Globalist master’s favorite Money Making Projects Overseas where they pick up another few ten thousand new slaves here and there who believe the ‘American Dream’ is actually real.

  5. Carville: ‘Somebody is Going to Hell’ over Clinton Foundation Attacks
    By Nick Gass
    08/23/16

    “If the Clinton Foundation had decided not to accept foreign donations while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as it has recently announced it would do if she is elected president, Carville said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the “good” thing would be that the organization would not be part of the political discussion.”

    “The bad would be you’d be out hundreds of millions of dollars that are doing good. What the Clinton Foundation does, it takes money from rich people and gives it to poor people. Most people think that’s a pretty good idea,” Carville said.”

    Pressed on whether the Clinton Foundation should have clamped down on foreign donations before Clinton became secretary of state, Carville responded, “If you ask me as a political adviser, of course.”
    “If you ask me as a human being, eh, I’m not too sure. As a human being I think the foundation does an enormous amount of good.

    From a strictly political standpoint, yeah,” Carville said, invoking his Catholic sixth-grade teacher to say, “somebody is going to hell over this. Because somebody, now I’m not saying here—or somewhere is. This is saving people’s lives.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/james-carville-clinton-foundation-attacks-227305#ixzz4ICqGMWqc

    I KNEW you’d find the Catholic Church somewhere in this mess. ‘Common Good’ commie talk. Sure, nation-building so people in poor countries have a decent life is great, BUT these slave traders certainly aren’t doing it out the goodness of their hearts, or it would have happened GENERATIONS ago.

    Problem with Carville’s BS speech is, this money is not being taken from the rich, as the rich got rich by STEALING FROM THE POOR and WORKING CLASS.

    Carville’s Catholic Education sure never told him the real story about what the Christ had to say about that ‘temple’ giving scheme….

    Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”

    Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’

    But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’ they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:

    ‘These people honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.
    They worship me in vain;
    their teachings are merely human rules.’

  6. Just 5.7 Percent Of Clinton Foundation Budget Actually Went To Charitable Grants

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/16/just-5-7-percent-of-clinton-foundation-budget-actually-went-to-charity/

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