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Donald Trump Call For Immediate Shutdown of Clinton Foundation

Clinton campaign says foundation will stop taking foreign donations, only if she wins.

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Donald Trump called this morning for the Clinton Foundation to be "shut down immediately," describing it as "the most corrupt enterprise in political history" in a Facebook post.

"Hillary Clinton is the defender of the corrupt and rigged status quo," Trump wrote. "The Clintons have spent decades as insiders lining their own pockets and taking care of donors instead of the American people."

Over the weekend, the Clinton campaign insisted the Clinton Foundation would stop accepting donations from foreign countries. They did not explain why such a suspension did not happen when Clinton served as secretary of state.

Critics have pointed to a number of State Department-facilitated deals that involved foreign parties that had made donations to the Clinton Foundation. The 'Clinton system' involves selling access to bad guys.

"What they were doing during Crooked Hillary's time as Secretary of State was wrong then, and it is wrong now," Trump wrote.

Earlier this year, the FBI reportedly wanted to open an investigation of the Clinton Foundation after receiving an alert from a bank about suspicious activity by a foreign Clinton Foundation donor, but the Department of Justice (DOJ) nixed it, claiming their own investigation after the book Clinton Cash (now a documentary)was released could not substantiate those allegations the DOJ focused on.

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  1. If only Citizens United…

    1. I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do… http://goo.gl/NNM5id

  2. Yeah, they’ll stop taking donations from foreign governments and just start taking direct out in the open bribes.

  3. I have been waiting all summer for Trump to take on the Clinton Foundation. Go Donald!

  4. Chelsea on the other hand……

    1. Is doubtless for sale to the highest bidder….which at the moment is $4.95 and a case of Pabst.

      1. Joke’s on them, then. Without drinking that case of Pabst first, there is no way Chelsea will look like she is worth the $4.95.

  5. BTY,if the ‘foundation’ does such wonderful work for people ,why is it not helping the flooding victims in L.A? Huh,huh?

  6. Whenever this subject is brought up, it should always be mentioned that Clinton agreed to limit foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation when she became Secretary of State and violated the agreement.

    The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation officials disclosed Wednesday.

    Most of the contributions were possible because of exceptions written into the foundation’s 2008 agreement, which included limits on foreign-government donations.

    The agreement, reached before Clinton’s nomination amid concerns that countries could use foundation donations to gain favor with a Clinton-led State Department, allowed governments that had previously donated money to continue making contributions at similar levels.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politic…..story.html

    She would have even less reason to abide by any pledge once she was President.

    1. Most of the contributions were possible because of exceptions written into the foundation’s 2008 agreement, which included limits on foreign-government donations.

      Not to mention that even the ‘good’ part of the agreement is exceptionally shitty. Even a ‘legitimate’ businessman would at least give the appearance of severing himself from the organization or ensure that the organization appeared squeaky clean before running for office.

    2. Didn’t they explain that this was all due to a typo? That they promised to report any donations from foreign governments but, inadvertently, on the line where they should have written “milllions and millions of dollars”, the accidentally wrote “0” instead? Just an innocent mistake.

      1. +1 “drafting error”

    3. The key to ignoring what Hillary does is to focus on what Trump says.

      The silly things Trump says are far more important than the awful things Hillary actually does, and if you don’t understand that, then you must hate Mexicans and Muslims.

      1. Incidentally, hating on the silly things Donald says also works to distract people away from Obama paying cash for hostages.

        1. But it wasn’t ransom – ransom.

          1. Ah!

            Yeah, when they were handing the cash over, after verifying that the hostages were released, there wasn’t any racism or homophobia in their hearts–and isn’t that what’s really important?

  7. Who cares? I’m shilling for Jill now.

    1. I don’t have enough green energy left to care.

  8. Crazy Republican calls to shut down charity? What a surprise.

    1. Only a racist mad man like Trump could hate charity.

  9. How will Bill eat?

    They’re broke. Broke, I tells ya!

    1. Bill cares. Didn’t you know that? It would break Bill’s heart to have to give up all of the good work the Clinton Foundation does, despite 96% overhead. What kind of a monster would want to break Bill’s heart?

  10. Be careful Ed. We don’t want to hear about you dying mysteriously

  11. If taking money from foreign governments isn’t okay when Hillary has been elected President, why is it okay when she’s running for President?

    If taking money from foreign governments isn’t okay when Hillary is President, why was it okay when when she was the Secretary of State?

    1. But, surely, it would be Ok for her to wink some eyes and shake some hands as president, and then accept foreign donations after her presidency is over.

      It’s purity, all the way down.

    2. One of the reasons the Clintons have been reluctant to promise to refuse to take money from foreign governments once Hillary becomes President is because it would seem like an admission of guilt for what Hillary has done both while she’s currently running for President and what she did while she was Secretary of State.

      The reason it seems like an admission of guilt is because it is an admission of guilt.

      Here’s the Foundation’s position back on June:

      “ATLANTA ? Bill Clinton acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that he will have to rethink his role at the Clinton Foundation and its fundraising should his wife Hillary Clinton be elected president. However, the former president stopped short of saying what those changes would be . . . . Mr. Clinton on Tuesday did not reveal any plans and said, “I don’t believe in counting chickens before they hatch.”

      WSJ, June 14, 2016

      http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/…..lary-wins/

      So what changed?

      If it’s unethical once Hillary is elected, why isn’t it unethical now?

      1. It all depends on what the meaning of “is” is. Is it unethical? Or WAS it unethical but it no longer is?

        Also – blow me!

      2. “If it’s unethical once Hillary is elected, why isn’t it unethical now?”

        I think the more likely question early next year will be: “If it wasn’t unethical before Hillary was elected, why would it be unethical now?”

    3. Oh, but Ken, you don’t understand! She wasn’t taking that money for herself! She was taking it on behalf of the millions of suffering little children who would otherwise starve if not for her selfless crusading. And, in fact she just cared so much about those poor little ones that she devoted her spare time, in the Sec. of State’s grueling schedule just to do what she could to help them. What? Do you want poor little children to suffer? I bet you laugh your ass off at those Feed the Children commercials!

  12. Why it takes Trump to suggest this is a measure of how corrupt that hag is.

    1. I understand there was a recent shake up in Trump’s campaign leadership?

      If this new focus is the result of Trump’s new campaign leadership, then he’s hired some smart guys.

      If Hillary was taking money from foreign governments while she was running for President, then why hasn’t Trump begun and ended every interview talking about it?

      She’s DQ’d!

      There should be organized protesters holding up “DQ” signs at every Hillary speech–like that guy who dressed up as a dancing cigarette and showed up at all of Dole’s speeches to protest his ties to “big tobacco”.

      1. “If Hillary was taking money from foreign governments while she was running for President, then why hasn’t Trump begun and ended every interview talking about it?”

        And her hall-closet server ought to be the focus of the middle of the interview.
        That hag has more baggage than Samsonite, and it should be thrown in her face at EVERY opportunity.

  13. I think I’ve screamed about this story every day, here at Hit & Run , since the story first broke on February 25, 2015.

    “Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.”

    The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation officials disclosed Wednesday.”

    Washington Post
    February 25, 2015

    http://tinyurl.com/o3b9e53

    I maintain two things:

    1) What Hillary has done is so bad, it transcends issues.

    Just like it wouldn’t matter if Al Capone were in favor of legalizing marijuana federally, he still shouldn’t be put in charge of the FBI.

    2) Whether what Hillary done is legal and whether she should be imprisoned or impeached for it is of no importance at the moment. The question we should be asking ourselves is whether any stupid thing Trump says justifies putting Hillary Clinton in charge of the White House (giving her the power to pardon, the bully pulpit, the “power” of executive privilege, etc.) in spite of what she’s done.

  14. I’m going to add one item to the list:

    3) It was one thing when voters mostly had no idea about what was going on at the Clinton Foundation. If the American people are educated about this now and willingly vote for Hillary despite what she’s done, I am going to lose sympathy for them–like I’d eventually lose sympathy for a battered wife who keeps bailing the same wife-beater out of jail and taking him back over and over again.

  15. I also, will refuse foreign donations if Hillary is elected President.
    Still have that gofundme for a red sports car open – but it only accepts ‘merican money.

  16. More red meat for the rubes who think “furiners is bad”. They’re already solid Trump supporters anyway.

    1. You’re kidding, I hope.

    2. Hillary appears to have taken money from foreign governments as a precondition to getting her approval as the Secretary of State for arms sales to foreign governments.

      “Hillary Clinton Oversaw US Arms Deals to Clinton Foundation Donors”

      In all, governments and corporations involved in the arms deals approved by Clinton’s State Department have delivered between $54 million and $141 million to the Clinton Foundation as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the Clinton family, according to foundation and State Department records.

      —-Mother Jones

      http://www.motherjones.com/pol…..arms-deals

      1. This really shouldn’t be about “they took our jobs”..

        This should be about all Americans not wanting to make a complete mockery of propriety and the rule of law.

        Where we stand on any other issue shouldn’t matter when the issue is corruption and conflicts of interest. Why would anyone trust Hillary to represent our interests with the Saudis, for instance, when the Saudis have paid Hillary and her family more than $10 million?

        The Brazilians hold their Presidents accountable for that kind of behavior. Surely we’re less tolerant of corruption than the Brazilians, aren’t we?

        Aren’t we?!

        We haven’t had a truly illegitimate President since the Civil War.

        Nixon and Carter were wildly unpopular but not illegitimate. I don’t want to know what living under an illegitimate President is like. That’s supposed to be for Libyans and people in Myanmar.

      2. You were right, above:
        ‘what Rump says is more important that wha Hillary does’.
        At least to Eric…

  17. I haven’t seen any mention of the poor sailor who was sentenced for taking pictures he had no intention of sharing with foreign agents.

    http://www.usnews.com/news/art…..tos-of-sub

    Maybe I am just late.

    1. U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill sentenced Saucier to one year in prison and a $100 fine, along with six months home confinement, 100 hours of community service and a ban on owning guns,

      The gun ban just seems gratuitous. A lifetime ban ?

    2. Saucier pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of unlawfully retaining national defense information after taking six photos inside the USS Alexandria with his cellphone in 2009. Saucier said he intended to show them to his future children, but prosecutors said they doubted that was true.

      Rep. James Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, says he’s changing his phone number after a leak he says may be connected to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
      House Dems Suggest Trump Leaked Their Phone Numbers

      The photos were deemed “confidential,” the lowest level for classification.

      By contrast, an FBI investigation found Clinton’s private email server contained at least 110 emails with classified information. The probe found eight email chains with “top secret” information, 36 with “secret” information and eight with confidential information.

      Clinton was not charged with a crime, but FBI Director James Comey said last month her conduct was “extremely careless.” Comey also said three emails on Clinton’s private server contained markings indicating they contained “confidential” information.

      One key difference between the cases: Saucier, 22 years old when he snapped the photos, admitted he knew he was not supposed to have taken them. Clinton, meanwhile, has insisted she did not knowingly send or receive classified information.

      Secretary. of. State.
      responsibility as classifying authority, blah blah blah precondition of the job.

      1. Saucier said he intended to show them to his future children, but prosecutors said they doubted that was true.

        To be fair, Hillary’s body servant has confirmed that Hillary is “often confused,” so it’s not exactly a lie when she said that she didn’t think spilling Top Secret information on an unauthorized server was wrong.

  18. “Hillary Clinton is the defender of the corrupt and rigged status quo,” Trump wrote. “The Clintons have spent decades as insiders lining their own pockets and taking care of donors instead of the American people.”

    Finally someone says what needs to be said.

    “I can’t spare this man–he fights.” – Lincoln on Grant

  19. Interestingly, trump is one of the crooked donors the Clinton Foundation took care of.

  20. The Clinton Foundation will close after the election. If HRC wins, it will be shuttered for appearance’s sake. If she loses, she has no leverage for bribery.

    1. You are half right. If she loses, donations will drop off to nothing, but it has so much money now that it will continue on for a good while as a source of pelf for the insiders.

      If she wins, it will stay wide open, though. They’ve already told us it will, with another fig leaf on “no foreign donors”. Like foreign donors don’t have American cronies who would launder their donations for them.

    2. They won’t close it down.

      The Clinton Foundation is being operated by Clinton cronies from the ’90s.

      They’ll just remove both Hillary and Bill from the foundation for eight years. An eight year time horizon isn’t that bad. I’ve seen raw land deals take that long.

      Also, Senator Chelsea is going to be a real thing someday. Remember, the Clintons controlled the DNC, both in the ’90s and under Wasserman Schultz. They can get anybody nominated to a safe state or district anytime they want, and once Hillary’s career only has another eight year shelf-life, they’ll have eight years to groom Chelsea and install her in a safe seat somewhere.

      And then the sky’s the limit.

      Meanwhile, Chelsea is on the foundation board. That’s what it’s all about.

      1. According to this article at the WSJ, both Cheryl Mills and Sidney Blumenthal are working for the Clinton Foundation.

        “Now The Clintons Tell Us”

        http://www.wsj.com/articles/no…..1471645730

        Cheryl Mills was Bill Clinton’s White House Counsel and represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment.

        Blumenthal was so closely linked with Hillary’s cronyism that according to the wiki, Rahn Emmanuel blocked Blumenthal from getting a job in Hillary’s State Department.

        The WSJ article asks, “As an ethical matter, is a donation solicited by long-time Clinton body woman Cheryl Mills different than one solicited by Bill?”

        For any millennials who may be reading this, it’s a rhetorical question.

        1. For any millennials who may be reading this, it’s a rhetorical question.

          Harsh, WSJ Editorial Board, harsh.

          1. I may have forgotten a /i tag there somewhere.

            Just to be clear, that should read:

            According to this article at the WSJ, both Cheryl Mills and Sidney Blumenthal are working for the Clinton Foundation.

            “Now The Clintons Tell Us”

            http://www.wsj.com/articles/no…..1471645730

            Cheryl Mills was Bill Clinton’s White House Counsel and represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment.

            Blumenthal was so closely linked with Hillary’s cronyism that according to the wiki, Rahn Emmanuel blocked Blumenthal from getting a job in Hillary’s State Department.

            The WSJ article asks, “As an ethical matter, is a donation solicited by long-time Clinton body woman Cheryl Mills different than one solicited by Bill?”

            For any millennials who may be reading this, it’s a rhetorical question.

      2. Do you think the Clintons would be shameless enough to get Gov. Terry McAuliffe to appoint Chelsea to the Senate seat that Tim Kaine will have to vacate if Hillary wins?

        1. I think the Clintons are so shameless, they’re capable of anything.

          I also think the Clintons can legitimately dominate any primary in any Democrat stronghold.

          $20 says wherever she runs, she runs practically uncontested.

  21. Never mind the tu quoque, the trolls up in the safe space think Reason is being hypocritical if they take money from foreigners–never stopping to think that Reason isn’t running for President!

    LOL

    I guess even Hillary’s supporters think the obvious question is whether Hillary belongs in jail, but it’s really about whether she should be installed in the White House–where she can claim executive privilege, pardon her cronies, etc.

    Hell, with the power to pardon, given Hillary’s track record, I might expect her to use her pardoning power to sell indulgences.

    “The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes an indulgence as “a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints”.[2]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indulgence

    You want to rape or murder somebody?

    The Clinton Foundation has a sliding scale payment system even you can afford!

    1. Clinton fans have already decided she’s getting their votes. If there’s live video footage of her choking a baby to death they’ll find some way to excuse it. They’ll either dust off the good ol’, “Yeah, but BOOOOSH!” and swap Trump’s name in, accuse the video feed of being sexist, or claim that she probably has a good reason being as she’s a genius and an elder statewoman.

      TDS sufferers might be reachable Trump stops saying unpleasant things and Clinton gets enough of her dirty laundry finally aired, but it’s going to take more than a “fake scandal” like a lengthy series of massive ethical lapses or gross incompetence to convince them that she’s more of a threat than Trump, who is both stupid and an evil manipulative genius, white in a negative way (as opposed to Clinton), and (again, somehow different than Clinton) is rich but in a bad way.

      1. There’s still time.

        There’s still the debates.

        And there’s still those emails floating around out there. Whether it’s Assange retaliating against Hillary for lobbing foreign governments against him, the Russian government trying to settle old scores, or Anonymous doing what they do because they want to and they can–I still think what’s in those emails is gonna go public come October.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_surprise

        It may be too later for Trump already, but he seems to be righting his ship–and there’s still time.

        And regardless of whether Trump wins, there’s also the question of crushing support for Hillary even if she wins. Hillary’s unfavorable rating per Gallup’s last survey was still at 57%, with 38% seeing her as favorable.

        Presidents’ approval ratings generally start high and then erode. When Obama came in, he was at 27% unfavorable and 68% favorable.

        http://www.gallup.com/poll/161…..-news.aspx

        If she wins, it might be some consolation that she’s so massively unpopular that she can’t make a false move for fear of not being reelected or being impeached. Other things being equal, certainly, an unpopular bad President is better than a bad President who is popular.

  22. So I watched the grueling Lochte interview with Matt Lauer the other day. Lochte is an idiot but a fairly harmless idiot. Hillary’s misdeeds and outright lies are orders of magnitude worse, where’s the awkward interview with her?

    1. Too bad Rio doesn’t care as much about keeping its coastline clean as it does about its restrooms.

    2. Trump should do a series of campaign ads where he shows clips of interviewers asking tough questions of people like Ryan Lochte, and then the same interviewers asking Hillary what her favorite color is.

  23. The Clinton’s to third world dictators?get your bribes in now, while you can do it easily. After the election, if Her Thighness wins, it will be harder to hide the bribes.

  24. “Anyone know if the Reason Foundation takes any “foreign” money, and if that would be a bad thing because, you know, it’s “foreign?””

    Dunno about that, but I do know this is a false equivalence.
    Reason Foundation ain’t the SoS and has no political access to sell.
    Either you’re dumb as rocks and presumed an equality, or you’re equally stupid and hoped no one here would call you on it.

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