96% of the Clinton’s donations to charity last year went to The Clinton Foundation
In an attempt to shame Donald Trump into releasing his tax returns–which he should do by the way–and also in an attempt to distract the American people from the recently released emails which show a cozy relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department and a possible pay to play scheme, Bill and Hillary Clinton released their 2015 tax return earlier today.
However it turns out this just might play into the narrative the Clinton’s were hoping to distract us from because it turns out that while the Clinton’s donated over $1,000,000 to charity 96% of the donations went to The Clinton Foundation.
Here is more:
96 percent of the roughly one million dollars given to charity by Bill and Hillary Clinton in 2015 was given to the Clinton Family Foundation, a tax-exempt charity controlled by the Clintons.
According to the tax return released by the Clinton campaign Friday, Desert Classic Charities received $42,000 from the Clintons while the Clinton Family Foundation received a cool million.
$42,000 of the remaining 4% went to Desert Classic Charities which turned around and donated $700,000 to The Clinton Foundation.
The Desert Classic Charities in turn contributed $700,000 to the second Clinton charity, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Oh what a tangled web we weave…
The tax returns also show us that with an income of $10 million last year their earnings were cut by almost a third from the previous year because once she announced her bid for the Presidency Bill Clinton was basically the only source of income. I suppose Hillary Clinton will use this as an example of how she is sacrificing for the greater good, but of course that would be contingent on the American people forgetting how the Clinton’s have apparently used their tax-exempt foundation to allegedly enrich themselves in the first place.
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