The Clintons Gave $3 Million to ‘Charity’ in 2014 — And Apparently, Half of It Went to Themselves

When most people think of giving to “charity,” they think of giving to others. Not the Clintons, drawing from their tax returns released Friday.

Their returns show that out of their 2014 earnings of approximately $28 million, they registered $3 million in charitable deductions. That’s a little more than 10 percent of their income. That’s mighty generous.

But is there more to the story? According to The Washington Free Beacon:

“…the Clintons gave $3 million in 2014 to the Clinton Family Foundation, a small private foundation that the family uses as a pass-through to other charities.

Records show the CFF disbursed $3.7 million in 2014, including $1.8 million to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.”
Based on their tax records, every penny of the Clintons’ charitable giving in 2014 first passed through their own organization. With allegations of influence-peddling swirling around the Clintons’ foundations, was this just another way to put that charity money to “good use” – at the very least, promoting the Clinton brand?

Notwithstanding the $1.8 million that was donated first to the Clinton Family Foundation, then to the Clinton Foundation proper, the rest ($1.9 million) went to other charities, but not before being moved through the Clinton Family Foundation first.

The Clinton Family Foundation donated money to organizations like the School of American Ballet ($25,000), Concerns of Police Survivors ($2,500), and the Museum for African Art ($50,000).

Looking back further, the Wall Street Journal reports that out of the $14.9 million the Clintons have given to charity since 2007, all but $200,000 went through their own foundation.

In 2008, when Hillary Clinton first ran for President, the non-partisan Tax Foundation asked:

“Why wouldn’t they just donate some money to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for example, or some other charity?

…when somebody donates $10 million to a university to have a building named after himself (or to a charity named after himself), isn’t that person getting something in return too?”
IJReview tried to contact the Clinton Foundation via email and phone messages in order to get a clearer picture regarding “pass-through” donations, but has received no reply.

DNC Chair Continues The War On Women, Not Impressed ‘In The Least’ By Fiorina…

by Weasel Zippers with the exception of the two pictures of DWSchultz

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Who By The Way, Can Out Lie The “Hilldabeast” Herself, Couldn’t Run A Grooming Salon For Poodles….Papa Mike

Via The Hill

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is hitting at GOP contender Carly Fiorina following a strong performance in the first Republican debate.

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the Florida representative said she wasn’t impressed by Fiorina.

“No, not in the least,” she said.

“She couldn’t run a Fortune 500 company and now she wants to be president of the United States?” Wasserman Schultz asked hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, criticizing Fiorina’s tenure as Hewlett-Packard CEO.

“She got fired,” the DNC chief added. “Obviously her board of directors did not think she was doing a very good job.”

Fiorina surprised Americans with her appearance in Thursday night’s preliminary GOP presidential debate on Fox News, earning praise from political pundits. Google reported that she was the most-searched candidate, and she also saw a surge of interest on Twitter.

Fiorina has defended her tenure at HP, saying she was a strong leader and tried to turn the tech company around.

Wasserman Schultz argued that both of Thursday’s GOP debates gave her party more political ammunition heading into the next election cycle.

“I think we did pretty well at increasing our chances that the Democratic nominee, whoever it is, will win the election,” she said of the impact on the 2016 race.

The DNC chair refused to comment on whether Vice President Biden is joining the hunt for the Democratic presidential nomination.

 

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Democrats Blast DNC For Slim Debate Schedule, Allege Clinton Coddling

“ALLEGED MY ASS…..THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEIR DOING. GIVING SPECIAL TREATMENT TO THE ‘HILLDABEAST’. JUST LIKE MARCO RUBIO SAID LAST NIGHT IN THE REPUBLICANS DEBATE, ”We have 17 people running for President, and the Democrats CAN’T FIND ONE”!!!!!!……..Papa Mike

 

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Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is taking his party to task for issuing a primary debate schedule that he says clearly insulates front runner Hillary Clinton from harm on her way to a possible nomination.

The former governor of Maryland told reporters that the debate schedule – trimmed to six from more than 25 in 2008 – represents a circling of wagons around Clinton, who is clearly ahead of her Democratic challengers. He is joined by fellow Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is also calling for more debates.

“This is not how democracy works,” O’Malley told supporters in a fundraising letter Thursday. “It’s ridiculous. The campaign for presidency should be about giving voters an opportunity to hear from every candidate and decide on the issues, not stacking the deck in favor of a chosen candidate.”

The Democratic Campaign Committee did not return a request for comment on Friday.

Experts say televised debates are not Clinton’s strong suit, and that popular political wisdom suggests candidates with her solid name recognition and position in the polls do not need to debate if they don’t have to. In fact, it might be preferable if she doesn’t.

“Hillary is not known for debates, she does much better in small groups,” said Terry Madonna, director of the Franklin & Marshall Poll in Pennsylvania. “She does not do well in big arenas, she is not compelling. Right now she is pursuing the front-runner strategy, in that she can be hurt more by a primary process that gets combative in debates. So she speaks more to selective audiences.”

But whether that is what the Democratic National Committee had in mind when it set the debates at six, beginning in October, is unclear. There are only two debates scheduled after the critical Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primaries in February 2016.

The debate schedule is as follows:
1.) October 13 – CNN – Nevada
2.) November 14 – CBS/KCCI/Des Moines Register – Des Moines, IA.
3.) December 19 – ABC/WMUR – Manchester, NH.
4.) January 17 – NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute – Charleston, SC.
5.) February or March – Univision/Washington Post – Miami, FL
6.) February or March – PBS – Wisconsin

“We are thrilled to announce the schedule and locations for our Democratic primary debates,” said DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday. “These six debates will not only give caucus goers and primary voters ample opportunity to hear from our candidates about their vision for our country’s future, they will highlight the clear contrast between the values of the Democratic Party which is focused on strengthening the middle class versus Republicans who want to pursue out of touch and out of date policies.”

But the announcement reportedly came after some tense back and forth from the campaigns. O’Malley and Sanders were calling for more, while Clinton’s camp allegedly lobbied for fewer than six, according to Politico.

Sanders’ campaign said Thursday that it was disappointed with the results. “But I am not surprised,” he said in a statement. “At a time when many Americans are demoralized about politics and have given up on the political process, I think it’s imperative that we have as many debates as possible — certainly more than six. I look forward to working with the DNC to see if we can significantly expand the proposed debate schedule.”

SOURCE: FoxNews.com

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This Map Shows the Politician That All of America is Now Talking About – And It’s Not Donald Trump

the first, Fox News happy hour debate, according to data compiled by Zignal Labs and Google.

According to Zignal:

Fiorina was a bigger media sensation than even Donald Trump. Here’s a state by state breakdown of Tweets during the debate by state. Only Wyoming remained more fixated with Trump than Fiorina during the debate:

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The FBI’s Probe Of Hillary Clinton Is Reportedly Criminal

 

The FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server security is reportedly a criminal probe. A source told the New York Post it’s definitely a criminal probe and isn’t sure why the feds are saying it’s not. ( EXCEPT TO PROTECT HILLARY CLINTON SO SHE CAN WIN THE NOMINATION …….Papa Mike )

The DOJ and FBI can conduct civil investigations in very limited circumstances. In this case, a security violation would lead to criminal charges. Maybe DOJ is trying to protect her campaign.
This is kind of a “duh factor” because why else would the FBI be investigating the server? It certainly wasn’t to see if Clinton was trading recipes with Huma Abedin. Unless, of course, this probe is simply part of the possible criminal misconduct investigation into Abedin. Clinton could end up being nailed in the same thing which caught General David Petraus. At least that’s what ex-federal prosecutor Bradley Simon said to New York Post.

They didn’t hesitate to charge General Petraeus with doing the same thing, downloading documents that are classified. The threshold under the statute is not high — they only need to prove there was an unauthorized removal and retention.
This doesn’t mean Clinton could face time behind bars. Petraeus was only given two years probation and a $100K fine, while Bill Clinton’s ex-National Security Adviser Sandy Berger got a $50K fine and two years probation. Both of them admitted to the unauthorized removal of classified documents, although Petraeus’ was in a black book and Berger took something from the National Archives. The Clinton campaign told The Washington Post the emails didn’t contain classified information and want transparency.

[Clinton] did not send nor receive any emails that were marked classified at the time. We want to ensure that appropriate procedures are followed as these emails are reviewed while not unduly delaying the release of her emails. We want that to happen as quickly and as transparently as possible.
This, of course, contradicts what the intelligence community IG Charles McCullough told Congress, based on statements from State Department Freedom of Information Act officials.

There are potentially hundreds of classified emails within the approximately 30,000 provided by former Secretary Clinton.
McCullough also noted there were emails which should have had classification markings, but didn’t, and should have been on a secure network. Ed’s already written about the Clinton email situation, pointing out how the security arrangements weren’t great. There are questions as to whether Bill Clinton’s former aide Justin Cooper had access to Hillary Clinton’s server or if Bryan Pagliano had taken over by the time she became Secretary of State. But The Washington Post notes Pagliano was paid through a Hillary PAC until April 2009, when he joined the State Department. Clinton became Secretary of State in January 2009. So it’s completely possible whoever was running Clinton’s private server didn’t have security clearance until April. Unless the Clintons show either Cooper or Pagliano had security clearance before then, it might be a problem.

Video Of The CENTURY: Carly Fiorina’s Attack On Hillary At GOP Debate Leaves Chris Matthews, AND THE DEMOCRAT BASE, SPEECHLESS!

Carly Fiorina’s for sure “out did the “BOY’S” in the GOP debates last night by putting Hillary on the HOT SEAT, BUT your going to have to watch the VIDEO BELOW to understand why!…………..Papa Mike

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Undercard Debate: Did Carly Fiorina Beat the Boys?…YES, YES, YES!
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Via the Free Beacon, between this and her standout performance at the JV debate tonight, conservative Twitter’s in the grip of a full-blown case of Carlymania as I write this.

The DNC seems nervous too, judging by the casual sexism of this analogy:

She’s a lock for the main stage at the next debate. Isn’t she?

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Boom! Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton Should Be Going to Prison For What She’s Done (VIDEO)

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Jim Hoft With The Gateway Pundit On Aug 6th, 2015
Marinka Peschmann

Fearless.
That’s why Donald Trump’s leading the polls.
Donald Trump sat down with Sean Hannity after the FOX News Cleveland debate. Trump told Sean Hillary Clinton should be in prison for what she did with her emails. The FBI if currently investigating Clinton for her illegal and private email server.

“I want to be the Republican nominee. I’m the one who can beat Hillary. Believe me, Hillary’s worst nightmare is me. And who treats her rougher than me. She should be going to prison for what she’s done with the emails. Nobody even says that.”

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