…Fact Check!

With all of the backbiting between the two major party candidates running for president this year, it is hard to discern what is fact and what is fiction. The main stream media has proven themselves to be biased and are not to be trusted since they have chosen not to report anything that is factually based with regard to the presidential candidates this year. As such, I have spent a great deal of time looking into the facts on my own…Hey folks, the truth is right there at your fingertips. Almost everything you need to know can be found on the internet.

I began my research looking into the Clinton Foundation. Once I began to probe a bit into the financial donations, income from “speeches”, major contributors to their “non-profit” I was surprised to say the least.

The Foundation’s donor list led me to numerous off-shoot LLC’s  many of which are not active according to State Records. I am no financial expert, but in looking at their foundation’s financial statements (tax returns) then following the money back to the inactive LLC’s, it was clear to me that there is something odd going on.

While I was on their website, I got a bit irritated by some of the information I read, and wanted to share it, thus I copied & pasted it below :

**Please note the Big Banks, Foreign Companies, and Media Organizations listed below.

“Paid Speeches for the Clinton Foundation:”

“In addition to contributions and grants, listed here, speeches by President, Secretary, and Chelsea Clinton have helped support the implementation of the Clinton Foundation’s work around the world.

** (Speech given by)    #=Bill Clinton    +=Hillary Clinton    ^=Chelsea Clinton

Amount: $500,001 to $1,000,000

  • DMC Communications Ltd. on behalf of All Ireland Scholarships#
  • Hanwha#
  • Leaders and Company Ltd. (THIS DAY Newspaper Group)#

Amount: $250,001 to $500,000

  • Beijing Huaduo Enterprise Consulting Company Ltd.#
  • Business for Change Events#
  • Carlyle Investment Management, LLC+
  • China Real Estate Development Group, Ltd.#
  • Citibank, N.A.+
  • Colgate University+
  • Fundacion Telmex+
  • Goldman, Sachs and Co.+
  • Hamilton College+
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.+
  • Korea Economic Daily#
  • Ministry of Energy, Thailand#
  • Qatar First Investment Bank#
  • Tanmiah Commercial Group#
  • UB Foundation Activities, Inc.+
  • Unica#
  • University of California Los Angeles+
  • U.S. Islamic World Conference#
  • World Celebrity Golf Ltd.#

Amount: $100,001 to $250,000

  • Altria Sales & Distribution#
  • American Neurological Association#
  • Association for the Development of the National Opera#
  • Atlantic City Hilton#
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch#
  • Boys and Girls Club – Long Beach+
  • Brainwave Communication#
  • Butler University#
  • Catholic Family Counseling Centre#
  • Carlyle Investment Management, LLC#
  • Charles Schwab Institutional#
  • Chicago House+
  • Colgate University#
  • Credit Suisse Financial Services#
  • DePauw University#
  • Drug Chemical and Allied Trades Association, Inc.#
  • Edson Queiroz Foundation – University of Fortaleza#
  • Gap Inc.#
  • Guilford College#
  • Hamilton College#
  • Hofstra University#
  • HSM Americas, Inc.#
  • HSM Deutschland GMBH#
  • Hult International Business School#
  • India Today#
  • National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation#
  • Public Counsel+
  • Public Counsel#
  • Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. LLC#
  • Simmons College+
  • State University of New York at Albany#
  • Temple Law School#
  • The Power Within, Inc.#
  • The Power Within, Inc.#
  • TJ Martell Foundation#
  • Tufts University#
  • University of California Los Angeles#
  • University of Connecticut+
  • University of Judaism#
  • University of Miami+
  • University of Rochester#
  • UNLV Foundation+
  • UNLV Foundation#
  • Vancouver Board of Trade#
  • Xinjiang Hualing Industry & Trade (Group) Co., Ltd.#
  • Zero Emission Resource Organisation^
  • Zhong Lu Corp#

Amount: $50,001 to $100,000

  • American University – Kennedy Political Union#
  • C2.TTL^
  • Canadian Friends of Hebrew University^
  • CB Richard Ellis, Inc.#
  • Chicago House#
  • Collinson Media and Events^
  • Drew University#
  • Global Artist Co., Ltd.#
  • Global Artist Co., Ltd.#
  • Global Artist Co., Ltd.#
  • Global Artist Co., Ltd.#
  • Global Artist Co., Ltd.#
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco^
  • HubSpot, Inc.^
  • Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County^
  • Metro Parent Publishing Group#
  • Minneapolis Jewish Federation^
  • Novo Nordisk Saglik Ürünleri Tic. Ltd.#
  • Rehab Foundation#
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles^
  • University of Florida#
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City^

Amount: $25,001 to $50,000

  • Alibaba.com Corporation#
  • GE^
  • Global Artist Co., Ltd.#
  • Relativity Media, LLC^
  • Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding#
  • TD Bank on behalf of OneXOne Charity#
  • University of Iowa#

Amount: $10,001 to $25,000

  • American Israel Public Affairs Committee#
  • Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation^
  • Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation#
  • United Jewish Appeal – Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc.^

Please note the numerous paid speeches to certain financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs etc. I for one have a hard time wrapping my brain around the exorbitant fees that the Clinton’s were paid to “speak”. It would be foolish to think that these companies who paid ridiculous amounts of money to the Clinton foundation are not expecting something in return. Mrs. Clinton expects us to believe that she fought the big banks and will continue to so do yet she and her family have received millions of dollars from big banks, THIS YEAR for “speaking fees”. The question you need to ask yourself is this: How can she possibly “Fight Big Banks” while she is accepting huge sums of money from them?

Now we will move on to the 2016 “Donor” list as provided by the Clinton Foundation Website:

$100,000-250,000 Donors

  • AUSAID
  • Stephen L. Bing
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • COPRESIDA
  • Tom Golisano
  • J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation
  • Kingdom of Norway [Government of Norway]
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Denis J. O’Brien and Digicel * Note (Digicel received the only Cellular Contract to Haiti)
  • Cheryl and Haim Saban & The Saban Family Foundation
  • Susie Tompkins Buell Fund of the Marin Community Foundation
  • The Elma Foundation
  • The Hunter Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • The Swedish Postcode Lottery
  • The Victor Pinchuk Foundation
  • Theodore W. Waitt

10 Million-25 Million donors * Note (includes several Foreign Governments)

  • S.Daniel Abraham
  • Sheikh Mohammed H. Al-Amoudi
  • C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Inc.
  • Elton John Aids Foundation
  • Government of the Netherlands
  • Irish Aid
  • John D. Mackay
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
  • OCP Corporation
  • Michael Schumacher
  • State of Kuwait
  • The Clinton Family Foundation
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Wasserman Foundation *Note (Wasserman)
  • Tracfone Wireless, Inc.

5 Million-10 Million Donors

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada) * Note (This is one of the many questionable donor/partners of the foundation)
  • Fred Eychaner and Alphawood Foundation
  • Frank Giustra, The Radcliffe Foundation *Note (see above)
  • Nationale Postcode Loterij
  • The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • UNITAID

I am researching many of the donors on the list to get an idea of what (if any) ties they have and to whom. As far as I am concerned, just knowing the huge amounts of money that has been donated to the Clinton Foundation from foreign governments. No candidate running for Commander in Chief of the United States of American should accept money from any foreign government because it is ILLEGAL to allow foreign governments to be involved with our political system.

The Better Business Bureau’s Website also provided some facts about the Clinton Foundation. This is Public Information. Copied and pasted from their website (below).

It shows that the Clinton Foundation DOES NOT meet three of the Standards for Charity Accountability. The Foundation agreed to fix the problems by September, 2016. As of today’s date they have failed to do so.

“Clinton Foundation / aka Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation does not meet the following 3 Standards for Charity Accountability:

Standard 4 – Compensated Board Members
Not more than one or 10% (whichever is greater) directly or indirectly compensated person(s) serving as voting member(s) of the board. Compensated members shall not serve as the board’s chair or treasurer.

The Foundation does not meet this Standard because:

  • The organization states that the current chair is compensated as an employee of the organization.

Standard 6 – Board Policy on Effectiveness
Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization’s performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

The Foundation does not meet this Standard because:

  • It does not have a written board policy that commits the organization to complete, no less then every two years, an assessment of its performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

In response to this finding, the Foundation states “Management intends to present to the board for its consideration, at the September 2016 board meeting, a proposal to adopt a written policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the Foundation’s effectiveness.”

Standard 7 – Board Approval of Written Report on Effectiveness
Submit to the organization’s governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.

The Foundation does not meet this Standard because:

  • The organization reports that it has not completed an effectiveness assessment but indicates it plans to provide an effectiveness assessment to the board for review at the next board meeting in September 2016.”

 *Note: In reaching the conclusion that the Foundation meets Standard 1, which addresses board oversight, the BBB WGA sought additional information about travel expenses. The organization confirmed that it did not incur travel expenses for any engagements in which the Clinton family personally benefited through speakers fees. Additionally, the Foundation explains that an unpaid, voting member of the board of directors serves as the chair of the audit committee which oversees the charity’s finances. “

 I have included the BBB Information simply because the Clinton Campaign has repeatedly bashed the Trump Foundation in a negative manner. Once again, I have discovered that Mrs. Clinton has not cleaned up her own backyard before pointing fingers at others’ (Most of what I have discovered about her “finger-pointing” has been factually baseless).

On October 5, 2016, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R) Utah posted the following article detailing the facts regarding Loretta Lynch’s involvement in limiting the scope of the investigation into the Clinton Email situation. I have copied and pasted it below:

“Chairmen Question DOJ on Agreement to Limit Investigation of Secretary Clinton’s Private Server

Published: Oct 5, 2016

Newly uncovered letters raise concerns that DOJ agreed to substantial and inappropriate limitations on the scope of its investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting information on the unusual restrictions placed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in its criminal investigation of Secretary Clinton’s private email server.

The restrictions were discovered in the course of the Committees’ review of the immunity agreements for former Clinton staffers Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson.

Key excerpts from the letter:

“We write to express our concerns about the process by which Congress was allowed to view the Wilkinson letters, that the letters inappropriately restrict the scope of the FBI’s investigation, and that the FBI inexplicably agreed to destroy the laptops knowing that the contents were the subject of Congressional subpoenas and preservation letters.

“These limitations would necessarily have excluded, for example, any emails from Cheryl Mills to Paul Combetta in late 2014 or early 2015 directing the destruction or concealment of federal records. Similarly, these limitations would have excluded any email sent or received by Secretary Clinton if it was not sent or received by one of the four email addresses listed, or the email address was altered.

“Further, the Wilkinson letters memorialized the FBI’s agreement to destroy the laptops. This is simply astonishing given the likelihood that evidence on the laptops would be of interest to congressional investigators.

“The Wilkinson letters raise serious questions about why DOJ would consent to such substantial limitations on the scope of its investigation, and how Director Comey’s statements on the scope of the investigation comport with the reality of what the FBI was permitted to investigate.”

Below is a link to the actual letter written to Loretta Lynch and signed by four members of the Congressional Judiciary/Oversight Committees:

https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/20161005-Letter-to-AG-Lynch.pdf

The information contained in this blog post is factual. I, for one am angry at what I have learned. It is blatantly obvious to me that there is corruption and collusion at the executive level of our government. You cannot argue with facts. If you are fed up with being lied to by our government, it is your right to change it. VOTE!

** I welcome your comments

 

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