Clinton Foundation

Foundation Of Frauds


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Upon being fraudulently elected president, Donald Trump attempted to shut down his fraudulent charity, The Trump Foundation. Being that Trump’s charity is as much of a charity as his university was a university, the state of New York stopped him and froze the foundation. The state’s Attorney General wanted oversight of documents and assets of the foundation and has been engaged in a two-year investigation of the scam, I mean organization.

Trump claimed he wanted to shut down the foundation himself to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest. Yes, Trump who has placed his daughter and son-in-law on his staff is currently profiting from foreign dignitaries pumping thousands if not millions into his hotels, and forces the U.S. government to spend taxpayer money at his golf resorts want to avoid any appearances of conflict.

Foundation lawyer and spokesgoon, Alan S. Futerfas said, “The foundation has been seeking to dissolve and distribute its remaining assets to worthwhile charitable causes since Donald J. Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. Unfortunately, the N.Y.A.G. sought to prevent dissolution for almost two years, thereby depriving those most in need of nearly $1.7 million.” In actuality, Mr. Fuckerface, I mean Futerfas, the only needy that will be deprived of foundation giving is Donald J. Trump.

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood accused the foundation of “functioning as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests,” and of engaging in “a shocking pattern of illegality” that included unlawfully coordinating with Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Basically, Trump wanted to shut down the foundation to avoid any government oversight.

Now, the foundation has agreed to and give away all its remaining assets under court supervision. The case isn’t closed. The Attorney General is pursuing a lawsuit that will bar Trump for ten years, and his three oldest children, Don Jr, Eric, and Ivanka for one year, from the boards of other New York charities, as well as force the payment of millions in restitution and penalties. New York is stating that the president of the United States, the guy currently holding our nuclear codes, can’t be trusted to run a charity.

Trump and Republicans have spent years attacking the Clinton Foundation, an actual charity, of being corrupt, without ever providing any substance to their claims. Everything Trump has accused others of has been a projection of himself, so of course, his foundation was a personal piggy bank and the Clinton Foundation is still rolling along doing actual charity work.

The activity of Trump’s foundation was to coordinate its giving (with none of Trump’s personal funds as he stopped donating to his own charity in 2008) with his presidential campaign. Campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski directed the foundation to make disbursements in Iowa only days before the state held its presidential nominating caucuses. In an email to the foundation’s treasurer, he wrote, “Is there any way we can make some disbursements (from the proceeds of a fund-raiser) this week while in Iowa? Specifically on Saturday?” Would anyone be surprised to discover hush money to pornstars and Playmates were from the foundation?

Trump signed annual filings with the Internal Revenue Service attesting that the foundation did not engage in political activity. Trump lied to the IRS, which I’m so sure were the only times.

It did more than engage in political shenanigans. The AG office said in a court filing this year that the foundation had entered into a number of “prohibited self-dealing transactions that directly benefited Mr. Trump or entities that he controlled.”

The foundation purchased a $10,000 portrait of Trump that was displayed at one of his golf clubs, probably near all those fake Time Magazine covers. The value of the painting has depreciated to zero.

One transaction was revealed by a note in Trump’s handwriting that said $100,000 of Trump Foundation money should be directed to another charity to settle a legal dispute between the Town of Palm Beach and his Mar-a-Lago resort.

It once made a $25,000 political donation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. They claimed they donated to Bondi’s PAC out of mistaking it for a charity with a similar name, but of course, they never did make a donation to that charity.

The foundation once paid $5,000 to the DC Preservation League for its annual gala for an ad in their program, but the ad didn’t mention the foundation. Instead, the ad mentioned…wait for it…the Trump Hotel. I know, you’re shocked.

The foundation once spent $12,000 on an autographed Tim Tebow football helmet for Trump. I’m sure he looks great in it.

It once paid $264,631 for the refurbishment of a New York fountain outside one of his hotels, which of course benefits Donald Trump.

The smallest gift it ever paid was a $7 donation to the Boy Scouts in 1989, the same amount it cost at the time to register a new Scout. Donald Jr. was 11 at the time. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence and the foundation felt very strongly that the Boy Scouts really needed seven dollars. There’s no way billionaire Donald Trump would be that cheap, right? Right? The evidence it did not pay member dues for Junior Trump is the fact that Don Jr. doesn’t exhibit any of the morals one gains by being a Boy Scout.

Though Trump stopped donating to his own charity, which is unusual for rich people who have charities, he’d often claim to the press that actual donations from it were from him personally.

It may also have been a tax dodge, as Trump would often take payment from sources like People Magazine (exclusive pics of Barron), Comedy Central (that stupid roast), and Norwegian Cruise Lines (appearance fee for Melania) to the foundation instead of himself. But, if he was using that money for his personal uses, business, or legal debts, then it could be a way of not paying taxes on payments.

Trump is operating the presidency just like he did his charity, which is all for his personal benefit. He never cared about charitable causes just like he doesn’t care about the interest of this nation, or about you. Donald Trump only cares about Donald Trump. Trump is corrupt, a conman, and a grifter. On top of all that, he’s probably also a traitor.

New York knows Donald Trump and that he’s not the kind of guy to trust with other people’s resources. This is not the state’s only investigation into Trump’s fraud. It’s not even just the second. Unfortunately, there’s still a large section of this nation that is ignoring what New York is telling us.

The state wants to ban him Donald Trump being involved with charities. The nation needs to ban him from the White House.

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Trump Foundation


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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi does not want to be bullied by Hillary Clinton. She likes it much better when she’s bribed.

For months we’ve heard about the corruptness of The Clinton Foundation. The foundation is a charity. It focuses on global health, climate change, improving opportunities for girls and women and a variety of other activities. You know. Good stuff.

Though there’s been accusations of pay-to-play with the foundation, all investigators can find are contributors seeking meetings with world leaders. That’s about it.

Now we have the Trump Foundation. This is also a charity. Supposedly. Donald Trump established it and other people put money into it. Donald Trump does not. Who benefits from the Trump Foundation? Starving children? Aids victims? People with small hands and funky hair? We’re not sure except that public office holders threatening to investigate a Trump business will get a payout.

You may ask “isn’t that illegal?”. Using a charity to make a political contribution? It sure sounds illegal. It is. How would you feel if the quarters you gave a Salvation Army Santa was spent on a 40?

Here’s what happened:

Trump University was scamming people in Florida. Pam Bondi looks into opening an investigation on Trump University. She also asks Donald Trump for a political contribution.

Trump’s charity gives $25,000 to a pac supporting her. And surprise! Days later she drops all interests in an investigation of Trump U. She later receives a swanky fundraiser at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida and more donations from Melania Trump.

The IRS frowned on this and they fined the Trump Foundation at least $2.500. Trump’s team says it was a mistake because the Bondi pac had a similar name to a charity. Sure. “Bondi For AG” sounds a lot like “Unicef.”

How could a Trump initiative make such a HUGE mistake when Trump always hires the best people? He’s shrugged his shoulders blowing it of as a mistake, but he’s also claimed during the Republican debates that when he gives politicians money that they do what he wants. Hey, Pamela. Did you do what he wanted? Did he want it nasty?

Of these two foundations, which of their law breaking have you heard more about? The bar is set seriously low for Trump.

It comes down to this: Clinton’s foundation has been accused. Trump’s foundation has been found guilty of breaking the law by the Internal Freaking Revenue Service of taking money intended by donors to help the needy but instead given to a political candidate so she doesn’t investigate a Trump business shadier than the Plexus diet drink pyramid scheme.

Now which one of these is corrupt?

 

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Hillary’s Foundation


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A conservative watchdog group has released a bunch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state which raises a lot of questions about the relationship between the department and her charity, The Clinton Foundation.

When Clinton took the job as head of the State Department she promised there wouldn’t be any overlap between it and her charity. Then her aide, Huma Abedin, was simultaneously employed by both. They understand conflict of interest about as well as employers at Fox News.

Many critics have charged that the foreign nations donated to the charity in a pay for play scheme to receive special treatment from the state department, though there’s no proof of that. The foundation signed a memorandum of understanding with Obama’s presidential transition team in December 2008. Under the terms of that agreement, the foundation promised to report its donors in order to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest. It would say who gave, but it wouldn’t say precisely how much.

However, it’s a little disturbing that these emails show people from the foundation lobbying for jobs for donors to the foundation. The emails weren’t between Clinton and anyone from her foundation, but her aides at the state department. The official at the foundation wanted the state department to connect a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire donor to the charity to the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon. That’s a bit of an overlap between the charity and the department.

The question is: Did a foreign billionaire donate to Clinton’s charity to gain favor with the state department? It’s a legitimate question.

I don’t think Clinton is corrupt. I do think she is arrogant and obtuse to act surprised when it catches up to her. She threads the needle between improper and illegal which discourages the public from trusting her. There are a lot of Democrats who don’t trust her.

Hillary Clinton may be the most qualified person to ever run for president. She’s very accomplished, intelligent, understands policy, has the experience, and has a great understanding what the job of president entails. She is the best we have prepared for the position. Yet in her race against an orange, ignorant, racist, flame-throwing Cheeto, you would think she’d be leading by more than ten points in the polls.

I don’t mind drawing cartoons about Hillary Clinton. The responses are always amusing to me. Clinton defenders will see this and accuse me of being a right winger, as if this is the only cartoon of mine they’ve ever seen. Others readers, including some of my editors, will be glad I hit Hillary and a week later tell me I never hit Hillary. Go figure.

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Juicy


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Yeah, I fell back on a cliche for this cartoon. Sorry about that. While this was still in the idea stage I couldn’t resist the artwork I had in mind. I promise to go a few more years before my next “in the pocket” cartoon.

The Clintons are not corrupt. They’re sloppy and dishonest but they’re not corrupt.

The GOP are not in any position to question where anyone else got their money. If their argument is that you can’t take large amounts of money without being on the take, then that’s good to know while they rake in billions from just three people, Sheldon Adelson and the Koch Brothers.

Any conservative that relies on information provided by Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer loses all rights to criticize the “lame stream” media ever. Schweizer has a history of not checking his sources and just being wrong about everything. The guy worked for George W. Bush and Breitbart.com. Do ya’ think there’s an agenda?