Clinton Foundation Donations 'Almost Zero' Ahead of House Investigation
The charity is currently under investigation by the DOJ, FBI, and IRS
Following the announcement that House Republicans are now in motion to investigate the Clinton Foundation with the aid of whistleblowers, the foundation's contributions are almost at zero, seeing a 90% drop - according to financial statements.
The charity is currently under investigation by the DOJ, FBI, and IRS for a mixture of allegations - including accusations of "pay for play" favors while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State
The Clintons authorized $151 billion in Pentagon-brokered dealings to 16 countries that gave money to the foundation - massive 45% increase in sales to those nations during the Bush administration, the IBTimes reports.
The Clinton Foundation also took donations from American defense contractors while Hillary was secretary of state, even making personal payments to Bill Clinton for speaking appointments.
The said firms and their subsidiaries were listed as contractors in $163 billion worth of Pentagon-negotiated deals - all approved by the Clinton State Department.
There was also that $1 million check Qatar reportedly gave Bill Clinton for his birthday in 2012, which the foundation confirmed they accepted.
According to ZH: Coincidentally, we're sure, Qatar was one of the countries which obtained State Department clearance to buy US weapons while Clinton was Secretary of State, "even as the department signaled them out of a range of alleged ills," according to IBTimes.
Then there was the surely unrelated $145 million donated to the Foundation from parties linked to the Uranium One deal before its approval through a rubber-stamp committee.
“The committee almost never met, and when it deliberated it was usually at a fairly low bureaucratic level,” Richard Perle said.
Perle, who has worked for the Reagan, Clinton and both Bush administrations added, “I think it’s a bit of a joke.” –CBS
Meanwhile, according to a November 2016 report by the Dallas Observer, the Clinton Foundation has been under investigation by the IRS since July 2016, while the Arkansas FBI field office has been investigating allegations of pay-for-play and tax code violations, according to The Hill.
The officials, who spoke only on the requirement of anonymity, said the probe is examining whether the Clintons promised or performed any policy favors in return for largesse to their charitable efforts or whether donors made commitments of donations in hopes of securing government outcomes.
The probe may also examine whether any tax-exempt assets were converted for personal or political use and whether the Foundation complied with applicable tax laws, the officials said. -The Hill
As we published earlier Wednesday, House Republicans will hear testimony on December 5 from the prosecutor appointed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC).
"Mr. [John] Huber with the Department of Justice and the FBI has been having an investigation – at least part of his task was to look at the Clinton Foundation and what may or may not have happened as it relates to improper activity with that charitable foundation, so we’ve set a hearing date for December the 5th.," Meadows told Hill.TV on Wednesday.
Meadows also told The Hill that the committee is "just now starting to work with a couple of whistleblowers that would indicate that there is a great probability, of significant improper activity that's happening in and around the Clinton Foundation."
One has to wonder why, if there was no pay-for-play, donations to this "highly rated" charity dried up 90% over a period in which the wealth gap continued to increase?