from Bill Still
Good morning, I’m still reporting on the Clintons.
An Associated Press story this morning that was picked up by The Washington Free Beacon really lays out in simple terms just how bad the Clinton Foundation bribery racket was at the State Department when Hillary Clinton was at its head.
You can call it pay-for-play. You can call it quid pro quo; or you can just call it bribery. It’s all pretty much the same thing – the rich and powerful using our government to get an unfair advantage over everyone else and thereby getting even richer and more powerful.
According to the AP, Fifty-five percent (55%) of private people who got face-to-face meetings with Hillary Clinton at the State Department, or had scheduled phone meetings with her that were on her State Dept. Calendar, ended up donating to the Clinton Foundation through a variety of ways.
The total amount of giving from these 85 individuals? – $156 million – an average of $1.8 million each. How do we know this? The AP was finally able to acquire her State Department calendars 3 and a half years after she left.
But that’s not all. An additional 16 people who were either U.S. federal employees or representatives of foreign governments who were on the Clinton calendar gave an average of $10.6 million to the Clinton Foundation.
According to an analysis of the tax returns of the Clinton Foundation done by “The Federalist”, only 10% of its budget actually went towards charity.
“Hillary Clinton’s non-profit spent more on office supplies and rent than it did on charitable grants.”
I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.