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10 facts about the Clinton Foundation

10 facts about the Clinton Foundation.

From Donald Trump’s press release

10-facts-about-Clinton-Foundation1. There Are Major Overlaps Between Clinton’s Campaign Donors And Her Foundation Donors, Raising Ethical Red Flags.

According To The Washington Post, Nearly Half Of The Major Donors To Ready For Hillary And Nearly Half Of Her 2008 Campaign Bundlers Have Given At Least $10,000 To The Foundation.

“Nearly half of the major donors who are backing Ready for Hillary, a group promoting her 2016 presidential bid, as well as nearly half of the bundlers from her 2008 campaign, have given at least $10,000 to the foundation, either on their own or through foundations or companies they run.” — Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, “Clintons’ Foundation Has Raised Nearly $2 Billion — And Some Key Questions,” The Washington Post, 2/18/15

“The Clintons Have Relied Heavily On Their Close Ties To Wall Street, With Donations From The Financial Services Sector Representing The Largest Share Of Corporate Donors.” — Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, “Clintons’ Foundation Has Raised Nearly $2 Billion — And Some Key Questions,” The The Washington Post, 2/18/15

The Foundation “Has Given Contributors Entree, Outside The Traditional Political Arena, To A Possible President.” “The financial success of the foundation, which funds charitable work around the world, underscores the highly unusual nature of another Clinton candidacy. The organization has given contributors entree, outside the traditional political arena, to a possible president. Foreign donors and countries that are likely to have interests before a potential Clinton administration — and yet are ineligible to give to U.S. political campaigns — have affirmed their support for the family’s work through the charitable giving.” — Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich, “Clintons’ Foundation Has Raised Nearly $2 Billion — And Some Key Questions,” The Washington Post, 2/18/15

The Washington Post’s Review Of The Foundation’s Seven Biggest Donors Found “That There Is Strong Overlap Between The Family’s Political Base And The Foundation,” And That A Substantial Number Of Its Donors Are Based Outside Of The U.S. “The review found that there is strong overlap between the family’s political base and the foundation and that a substantial number of the foundation’s largest donors — those who have given at least $1 million — are based outside of the United States. Financial institutions also make up the largest portion of the foundation’s corporate giving.” — Rosalind S. Helderman, “Here Are The Seven Biggest Donors To The Bill, Hillary And Chelsea Clinton Foundation,” The Washington Post, 2/18/15

Bill Allison Of The Sunlight Foundation: “The Clinton Foundation Is A Unique Non-Profit That Can’t Be Separated From The American Political System.” “Bill Allison, senior policy analyst at the Sunlight Foundation, a campaign finance watchdog group, says the Clinton foundation is a unique non-profit that can’t be separated from the US political system. ‘If there is foreign money coming into the Clinton Foundation, it will raise the question of – is the president going to be doing favors for a foreign business, a foreign government, a foreign individual? And you just cannot have that in the American system of government, where the president is supposed to represent the American people,’ Allison said.” — Julianna Goldman, “Chinese Company Pledged $2 Million To Clinton Foundation In 2013,” CBS News, 3/16/15

2. Several Major Clinton Foundation Donations Came From Companies Lobbying The Federal Government.

Corporate-donors-to-Clinton-FoundationAs Secretary Of State Clinton “Was One Of The Most Aggressive Global Cheerleaders For American Companies…” “Among recent secretaries of state, Hillary Clinton was one of the most aggressive global cheerleaders for American companies, pushing governments to sign deals and change policies to the advantage of corporate giants such as General Electric Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Boeing Co.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

“At The Same Time, Those Companies Were Among The Many That Gave To The Clinton Family’s Global Foundation…” “At the same time, those companies were among the many that gave to the Clinton family’s global foundation set up by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

“At Least 60 Companies That Lobbied The State Department During Her Tenure Donated A Total Of More Than $26 Million To The Clinton Foundation…” “At least 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during her tenure donated a total of more than $26 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of public and foundation disclosures.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

“At Least 44 Of Those 60 Companies Also Participated In Philanthropic Projects Valued At $3.2 Billion That Were Set Up Though A Wing Of The Foundation Called The Clinton Global Initiative…” “At least 44 of those 60 companies also participated in philanthropic projects valued at $3.2 billion that were set up though a wing of the foundation called the Clinton Global Initiative, which coordinates the projects but receives no cash for them.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

“As Secretary Of State, She Created 15 Public-Private Partnerships Coordinated By The State Department, And At Least 25 Companies Contributed To Those Partnerships.” (James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15)

Clinton “Has A Web Of Connections To Big Corporations Unique In American Politics—Ties Forged Both As Secretary Of State And By Her Family’s Charitable Interests.” “As Mrs. Clinton prepares to embark on a race for the presidency, she has a web of connections to big corporations unique in American politics—ties forged both as secretary of state and by her family’s charitable interests.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

“Those Relationships Are Emerging As An Issue For Mrs. Clinton’s Expected Presidential Campaign As Income Disparity And Other Populist Themes Gain Early Attention.” — James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties,” The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/15

3. The Clinton Foundation Accepted Millions From Foreign Governments.

“Rarely, if ever, has a potential commander in chief been so closely associated with an organization that has solicited financial support from foreign governments. Clinton formally joined the foundation in 2013 after leaving the State Department, and the organization was renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.” — Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, “Foreign Governments Gave Millions To Foundation While Clinton Was At State Dept.,” The Washington Post, 2/25/15

4. The Clinton Foundation Accepted Millions From Other Foreign Sources While Clinton Served As Secretary Of State.

Foreign Country Donations To The Clinton Foundation“More Than 40 Percent Of The Top Donors To The Clinton Foundation Are Based In Foreign Countries.”

“More than 40 percent of the top donors to the Clinton Foundation are based in foreign countries, according to an analysis by McClatchy.” — Anita Kumar, “Clinton Foundation Limits Foreign Donations,” McClatchy, 4/15/15

According To The Wall Street Journal, While The Clinton Foundation “Swore Off Donations From Foreign Governments,” It Was Still Raising Millions From “Foreigners” With Connections To Their Home Governments.

“The Clinton Foundation swore off donations from foreign governments when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. That didn’t stop the foundation from raising millions of dollars from foreigners with connections to their home governments, a review of foundation disclosures shows.” — James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/19/15

While Bill Clinton Promised The Obama Administration To Stop Accepting Money From Foreign Governments, The Agreement Did Not “Place Limits On Donations From Foreign Individuals Or Corporations.”

“Former President Bill Clinton promised the Obama administration the foundation wouldn’t accept most foreign-government donations while his wife was secretary of state. The agreement didn’t place limits on donations from foreign individuals or corporations.” — James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/19/15

The Donors Have Personal, Familial, And Business Ties To Foreign Governments.

“Some donors have direct ties to foreign governments. One is a member of the Saudi royal family. Another is a Ukrainian oligarch and former parliamentarian. Others are individuals with close connections to foreign governments that stem from their business activities. Their professed policy interests range from human rights to U.S.-Cuba relations.” — James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/19/15

During Clinton’s Tenure At The State Department, Foreign Donors And Their Organizations Accounted For Between $34 And $68 Million In Donations And $60 Million In Commitments To The Foundation.

“All told, more than a dozen foreign individuals and their foundations and companies were large donors to the Clinton Foundation in the years after Mrs. Clinton became secretary of state in 2009, collectively giving between $34 million and $68 million, foundation records show. Some donors also provided funding directly to charitable projects sponsored by the foundation, valued by the organization at $60 million.” — James Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus, “Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/19/15

5. Last Week The Clinton Foundation Announced They Wouldn’t Take Foreign Or Corporate Money If Clinton Is Elected, But Other Charities Still Will Be Allowed To.

Last Week Bill Clinton Said The Clinton Foundation “Would Only Accept Contributions From U.S. Citizens And Independent Charities” If Hillary Clinton Is Elected President.

“The Clinton Foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president. … Bill Clinton said if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, the family’s foundation would only accept contributions from U.S. citizens and independent charities.” (Ken Thomas, “Clinton’s Foundation To Alter Donations Policy If Elected,” The Associated Press, 8/18/16

Other Clinton Charities Will Continue To Take Foreign And Corporate Donations Should Clinton Become President.

“Big chunks of the Clinton family’s charitable network would be exempt from a self-imposed ban on foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, loopholes that highlight the complexity of disentangling her from the former first family’s myriad potential conflicts of interest.” — Annie Linskey, “Not All Clinton Charities Bound By New Set Of Rules,” Boston Globe, 8/20/16

These Charities Include The Clinton Health Access Initiative, The Alliance For A Healthier Generation And The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership.

“The most prominent of the exceptions applies to the Boston-based Clinton Health Access Initiative, which in 2014 accounted for 66 percent of spending by the Clinton network of charities. … They include the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an entity cofounded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, a joint venture between Bill Clinton and Canadian mining billionaire Frank Giustra.” — Annie Linskey, “Not All Clinton Charities Bound By New Set Of Rules,” Boston Globe, 8/20/16

6. The FBI Wanted To Open An Investigation Into The Clinton Foundation, But The Effort Was Scuttled By The Obama Administration.

The FBI And Department Of Justice Met In Early 2016 To Discuss Opening A Public Corruption Case Into The Clinton Foundation.

“Officials from the FBI and Department of Justice met several months ago to discuss opening a public corruption case into the Clinton Foundation, according to a US official.” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

Three FBI Field Offices Wanted To Investigate If Suspicious Banking Activity From A Foreigner Was Involved A Criminal Conflict Of Interest With The State Department And The Clinton Foundation.

“At the time, three field offices were in agreement an investigation should be launched after the FBI received notification from a bank of suspicious activity from a foreigner who had donated to the Clinton Foundation, according to the official. FBI officials wanted to investigate whether there was a criminal conflict of interest with the State Department and the Clinton Foundation during Clinton’s tenure. The Department of Justice had looked into allegations surrounding the foundation a year earlier after the release of the controversial book ‘Clinton Cash,’ but found them to be unsubstantiated and there was insufficient evidence to open a case.” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

Obama’s Department Of Justice Pushed Back Against Opening A Case.

“As a result, DOJ officials pushed back against opening a case during the meeting earlier this year. Some also expressed concern the request seemed more political than substantive, especially given the timing of it coinciding with the investigation into the private email server and Clinton’s presidential campaign.” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

The FBI Field Offices Were “Waved Off” By The DOJ.

“Accusations that Clinton has committed crimes, and gotten away with them, have colored Republican campaigns for decades. They’ve picked up since the FBI announced that it would take no further steps to investigate her ‘careless’ use of a private email server after a year-long probe; they’ve gained more steam after reports that three (of 56) FBI field offices wanted to probe the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation over a foreign donation but were waved off by a DOJ that had come up empty in a similar probe.” — David Weigel, “‘Lock Her Up’ Sentiment Comes To A Congressional Campaign,” The Washington Post, 8/12/16

7. Clinton’s Chief Of Staff At State Had A Deep And Simultaneous Involvement In The Clinton Foundation.

It Was Discovered That Clinton’s Chief Of Staff At The State Department Cheryl Mills Went To New York In 2012 To Interview Executives For A Top Position At The Clinton Foundation.

“A CNN investigation found that Clinton aide Cheryl Mills was involved in the Clinton Foundation while she was also employed as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State. On a trip to New York in 2012, Mills interviewed two executives for a top position at the Clinton foundation. The State Department said she was on personal time. Mills’ attorney says she was, doing ‘volunteer work for a charitable foundation. She was not paid.’” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

“The Fact That The Aide, Cheryl Mills, Was Taking Part In Such A High Level Task For The Clinton Foundation While Also Working As Chief Of Staff For The Secretary Of State Raises New Question About The Blurred Lines That Dogged The Clinton As Secretary Of State.” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

The State Department Has Been Stonewalling Congressional Investigators On This Matter.

“The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa, has tried to get answers about Mills’ New York trip as well. Grassley sent Secretary of State John Kerry a letter in January asking the purpose of Mills’ trip. The State Department did not officially respond to the letter.” — Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, “Inside The Debate Over Probing The Clinton Foundation,” CNN, 8/11/16

8. Sidney Blumenthal Collected $10,000 A Month From The Clinton Foundation While Providing Libyan Intelligence To Clinton.

Clinton Wanted To Bring Blumenthal On Board To The State Department In 2009, But The Hire Was Turned Down By The Obama White House Because Of His “Harsh Attacks” In The Democratic Primary.

“As White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel was the one to bring the hammer down on Sidney Blumenthal. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wanted to hire Mr. Blumenthal, a loyal confidant who had helped her promote the idea of a ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ more than a decade ago. But President Obama’s campaign veterans still blamed him for spreading harsh attacks against their candidate in the primary showdown with Mrs. Clinton last year. So Mr. Emanuel talked with Mrs. Clinton, said Democrats informed about the situation, and explained that bringing Mr. Blumenthal on board was a no-go.” — Peter Baker and Jeff Zeleny, “Emanuel Wields Power Freely, And Faces The Risks,” The New York Times, 8/15/09

[Blumenthal] “Earned About $10,000 A Month As A Full-Time Employee Of The Clinton Foundation” While At The Same Time He Provided Intelligence On Libya To Then-Secretary Clinton. “Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, earned about $10,000 a month as a full-time employee of the Clinton Foundation while he was providing unsolicited intelligence on Libya to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the arrangement.” — Kenneth P. Vogel, “Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10K per month while he advised on Libya,” Politico, 5/28/15

Blumenthal Was Added To The Clinton Foundation’s Payroll In 2009…

“Not Long After Advising Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign — At The Behest Of Former President Bill Clinton…” “Blumenthal was added to the payroll of the Clintons’ global philanthropy in 2009 — not long after advising Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign — at the behest of former president Bill Clinton, for whom he had worked in the White House, say the sources.” — Kenneth P. Vogel, “Clinton Foundation Paid Blumenthal $10K Per Month While He Advised On Libya,” Politico, 5/28/15

Some Clinton Foundation Officials “Questioned” Blumenthal’s “Value And Grumbled That His Hiring Was A Favor From The Clintons.”

“While Blumenthal’s foundation job focused on highlighting the legacy of Clinton’s presidency, some officials at the charity questioned his value and grumbled that his hiring was a favor from the Clintons, according to people familiar with the foundation.” — Kenneth P. Vogel, “Clinton Foundation Paid Blumenthal $10K Per Month While He Advised On Libya,” Politico, 5/28/15

“When the Clintons last occupied the White House, Sidney Blumenthal cast himself in varied roles: speechwriter, in-house intellectual and press corps whisperer. Republicans added another, accusing Mr. Blumenthal of spreading gossip to discredit Republican investigators, and forced him to testify during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. Now, as Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on her second presidential bid, Mr. Blumenthal’s service to the Clintons is again under the spotlight.”– Nicholas Confessore and Michael S. Schmidt, “Clinton’s Friend’s Memos On Libya Draw Scrutiny To Politics And Business, ”The New York Times, 5/18/15

Blumenthal’s Work With Clinton Has Been “Wide-Ranging,” “Complicated,” And Embodied “The Blurry Lines Between Business, Politics And Philanthropy That Have Enriched And Vexed The Clintons And Their Inner Circle For Years.”

“But an examination by The Times suggests that Mr. Blumenthal’s involvement was more wide-ranging and more complicated than previously known, embodying the blurry lines between business, politics and philanthropy that have enriched and vexed the Clintons and their inner circle for years.” — Nicholas Confessore and Michael S. Schmidt, “Clinton’s Friend’s Memos On Libya Draw Scrutiny To Politics And Business, ”The New York Times, 5/18/15

“[I]t May Be Difficult To Determine Where One Of Mr. Blumenthal’s Jobs Ended And Another Began.” “But interviews with his associates and a review of previously unreported correspondence suggest that — once again — it may be difficult to determine where one of Mr. Blumenthal’s jobs ended and another began.”– Nicholas Confessore and Michael S. Schmidt, “Clinton’s Friend’s Memos On Libya Draw Scrutiny To Politics And Business, ”The New York Times, 5/18/15

“[T]he Clintons’ Past Does Provide Some Evidence That When It Comes To Friends And Politics, They Prize Loyalty Over All Else.”

“Why didn’t Clinton do either of those things? Who knows. But, the Clintons’ past does provide some evidence that when it comes to friends and politics, they prize loyalty over all else.” (Chris Cillizza, “Hillary Clinton Is Defending Her ‘Loyal Old Friends.’ Here’s Why That’s A Mistake.,” The Washington Post, 5/19/15

9. The Clinton Foundation Failed To Disclose $26.4 Million In Speaking Honoraria While Clinton Was Secretary Of State.

money-laundering-Clinton-FoundationIn May 2015, The Clinton Foundation Reported That It Has Received As Much As $26 Million In Previously Undisclosed Speaking Fees.

“The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups … The money was paid as fees for speeches by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Foundation officials said the funds were tallied internally as “revenue” rather than donations, which is why they had not been included in the public listings of its contributors published as part of the 2008 agreement.” — Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, “Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments,” The Washington Post, 5/21/15

“The Clinton Foundation Confirmed Thursday That It Received As Much As $26.4 Million In Previously Unreported Payments From Foreign Governments And Corporations For Speeches Given By The Clintons.” — Alexandra Jaffe and Dan Merica, “Clinton Foundation Didn’t Disclose As Much As $26M In Speaking Fees,”CNN, 5/21/15

The Disclosure Came As The Foundation Faced Questions “Over Whether It Fully Complied With A 2008 Ethics Agreement To Reveal Its Donors And Whether Any Of Its Funding Sources Present Conflicts Of Interest.

“The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign.” — Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, “Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments,” The Washington Post, 5/21/15

The Disclosure Of Speaking Fees Was “The Latest In A String Of Admissions From The Foundation That It Didn’t Always Abide By A 2008 Ethics Agreement To Disclose Its Funding Sources Publicly.”

“It’s the latest in a string of admissions from the foundation that it didn’t always abide by a 2008 ethics agreement to disclose its funding sources publicly. That agreement, penned as Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, is certain to continue the headache that the foundation’s work and donors have become for Clinton as she makes another run at the White House.” — Alexandra Jaffe and Dan Merica, “Clinton Foundation Didn’t Disclose As Much As $26M In Speaking Fees,” CNN, 5/21/15

The Clinton’s Paid Speaking Honorariums Included Six Figure Speaking Fees From Foreign Companies And Wall Street Banks.

“The paid appearances included speeches by former president Bill Clinton to the Nigerian ThisDay newspaper group for at least $500,000 and to the Beijing Huaduo Enterprise Consulting Company Ltd., an investment holding company that specializes in the natural gas market, for at least $250,000. Citibank paid at least $250,000 for a speech by Hillary Rodham Clinton.” — Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, “Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments,” The Washington Post, 5/21/15

Clinton Herself Delivered 15 Speeches On The Foundation’s Behalf…

“Including One Address To Goldman Sachs And Another To JPMorgan Chase.” “But the new disclosure indicates that the former president has also spent considerable time speaking on the foundation’s behalf — 73 times since 2002. Hillary Clinton has delivered 15 such speeches, including one address to Goldman Sachs and another to JPMorgan Chase.” — Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, “Clinton Foundation Reveals Up To $26 Million In Additional Payments,” The Washington Post, 5/21/15

10. Since 2003, The Clinton Foundation Has Spent More Than $50 Million On Travel.

From 2003 To 2012, The Clinton Foundation Spent More Than $50 Million On Travel.

“Bill Clinton’s foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the non-profit’s tax forms reveal.” — Geoff Earle, “Bill Clinton Foundation Has Spent More Than $50 Million On Travel Expenses,” New York Post, 8/20/13

In Just 2011, The Clinton Associated Foundations Spent $12.1 Million On Travel.

“The web of foundations run by the former president spent an eye-opening $12.1 million on travel in 2011 alone, according to an internal audit conducted by foundation accountants. That’s enough to by 12,000 air tickets costing $1,000 each, or 33 air tickets each day of the year.” — Geoff Earle, “Bill Clinton Foundation Has Spent More Than $50M On Travel Expenses,” New York Post, 8/20/13

The William J. Clinton Foundation Spent $4.2 Million On Travel In 2011.

“That overall figure includes travel costs for the William J. Clinton Foundation (to which Hillary and Chelsea are now attached) of $4.2 million on travel in 2011, the most recent year where figures are available.” — Geoff Earle, “Bill Clinton Foundation Has Spent More Than $50M On Travel Expenses,” New York Post, 8/20/13

“The Clinton Global Health Initiative Spent Another $730,000 On Travel In 2011, While The Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI) Spent $7.2 Million On Travel.”(Geoff Earle, “Bill Clinton Foundation Has Spent More Than $50M On Travel Expenses,” New York Post, 8/20/13

Leaked memo shows Donald Trump’s landslide win in Florida

Leaked memo shows Donald Trump’s landslide win in Florida, a fiercely contested battleground state.

 

Florida-for-Trump1. Introduction.

A leaked internal memo (Aug 13, 2016) by Public Policy Polling, a left-wing outfit specializing in lots of push-polling and other Democrat electioneering disguised as opinion surveys, shows Donald Trump is winning by a landslide in Florida, in complete contrast to many published poll results, presumably including its own. It has been suspected all along that most, if not all, the pre-election polling conducted by the dishonest, corrupt mainstream media were intentionally biased. Fortunately, just as the collusion of the dishonest, corrupt mainstream media (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Politic0, Washington Post, etc.) with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was exposed by the leaked Wikileaks emails, their intentionally biased polling was also exposed by leaked internal memos, including one date Aug 13, 2016, that has never been intended to be released to the American public in its raw form.

Based on information from the leaked memo,  a record high of 91% of registered Republican voters versus a record low of 17% registered Democratic voters declare themselves as “likely” to vote in Election 2016, and Trump’s supporters gives him %80 approval level while Hillary’s supporters gives her only %17 approval level (See Question 12).

 

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However, Published polling data for similar time period (Aug 10, 2016 to Aug 15, 2016) from Monmouth University shows Hillary leading 48 to 39, from CBS News/ YouGov shows Hillary leading 45 to 40, and Fox shows Hillary leading 45 to 44. Are these numbers authentic or fake? Please read the memo in its entirety, including the frantic comments from its author, and be your own judge!

 

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Dishonest, traitorous, anti-America, anti-Trump, pro-globalist, pro-Hillary CNN (aka Clinton News Network), part of the corrupt mainstream media, has strictly become the Muslim propaganda machine and the mouthpiece for the Islamofascists and the globalists.

 

2. Content of leaked memo.

*The only inputs from Freedom Post were video clips and comments inside red brackets < >.

 

Question 1: Do you approve or disapprove of President Barack Obama’s jobperformance?
Approve …….. …………………………………….. 10 %
Disapprove…………………………………………..81%
Not sure ………………………………………………..9%

 

Question 2: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Hillary Clinton?
Favorable …………………………………………… 17 %
Unfavorable ……………………………………….. 64%
Not sure …………………………………………….. 19 %

 

Question 3: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump?
Favorable……………………………………………. 66 %
Unfavorable…………………………………………. 17 %
Not sure ………………………………………………. 17%

 

Question 4: Does a candidate’s poor handling of sensitive or classified information make you more or less likely to vote for them?

More likely………………………………………….. 14%
Less likely ………………………………………….. 74%
Wouldn’t make a difference …………………… 9%
Not sure ………………………………………………. 3%

 

Question 5: If a candidate were to come under indictment by the FBI for fraud, corruption, or even murder, would that make you more or less likely to vote for them?
More likely…………………………………………..24%
Less likely ………………………………………….. 73%
Wouldn’t make a difference …………………… 2%
Not sure ………………………………………………. 1%

 

Question 6: Where do you get your most trusted news?
CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS …………………….. 13%
FOX …………………………………………………… 18%
Brietbart, HeatStreet, Weekly Standard, National Review…… 21%
InfoWars, News Max, World News Daily.. 48%

 

Question 7: Would you rather Sanders be the Democratic Nominee than Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton ……………………………………. 13%
Bernie Sanders…………………………….……… 72%
Not Sure …………………………………………….. 15%

 

Question 8: Should it be illegal to speak poorly about minorities, women, or Muslims even if one is allowed to speak badly of Whites, Muslims, or Men?
Should be Illegal ………………………………….. 32%
Should not be Illegal ……………………………. 47%
Not sure ……………………………………………… 21%

 

Question 9: Has political correctness gone too far in America?
Too far …………………………………………………. 7%
Not too far ………………………………………….. 21%
Not sure ………………………………………………. 8%
Refuse to answer ……………………….…….…. 64%

<Quite interesting answer! The majority of responders seem even less comfortable addressing political correctness in America than identifying themselves as Trump’s supporters>.

 

Question 10: The candidates for President are Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. If the election was today, who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton……………………………………… 9%
Donald Trump …………………………………… 74%
Gary Johnson ………………………………………. 1%
Jill Stein ……………………………………………… 3%
Undecided …………………………………..…….… 6%

 

Question 11: If the election were held today, who do you think
would win?
Hillary Clinton…………………………………….. 70%
Donald Trump ……………………………………. 24%
Gary Johnson ………………………………………. 3%
Jill Stein …………………………………………….… 3%

<Proof that fake polls actually work by successfully convincing voters that Hillary Clinton is ahead while in reality her numbers are crashing (as displayed later)>.

 

Question 12: What is your approval level of [ Subject’s Candidate ]? (Numbers do not add to 100%)
Hillary Clinton…………………………………….. 17%
Donald Trump ……………………………………. 80%
Gary Johnson ……………………………………… 32%
Jill Stein ……………………………………………… 57%

 

Question 13: [For Hillary Voters] What most concerns you about Hillary Clinton?
Trust / Emails ………………………………………. 7%
Grating Voice ……………………………………… 31%
Probably Killed Some Guys…………………….. 9%
Robbed Bernie Sanders………………………… 21%
Health. She’s super sick! ………………..……. 32%

<More concerned with grating voice than trust issue or murder? This is what fundamentally wrong with, and characteristically common among, Hillary’s supporters, specifically, and leftist liberals, in general! A visible, appalling, sociopathic lack of empathy, moral standards & ethical priorities, and putting appearance over substance, words over actions, and verbal promises over proven track record>.

Hillary Clinton’s body counts continue climbing.

 

Question 14: In the 2012 presidential election, did you vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
Barack Obama…………………………………….. 47%
Mitt Romney………………………………………. 42%
Someone else/ Don’t remember ……………. 11%

 

Question 15: Would you describe yourself as very liberal, somewhat liberal, moderate, somewhat conservative, or very conservative?
Very liberal …………………………………………. 2%
Somewhat liberal ……………………………….. 19%
Moderate……………………………………………. 34%
Somewhat conservative……………………….. 36%
Very conservative ……………………………….. 10%

<%46 Floridians identify themselves as Conservatives, %34 as Moderates, and %21 as Liberals. Essentially, the %34 Moderates will determine the outcome of an election dynamics that is based on political spectrum>

 

Question 16: If you are a woman, press 1. If a man, press 2.
Woman ………………………………………………. 53%
Man……………………………………………………. 47%

 

Question 17: If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican, press 2. If you are an independent or identify with another party, press 3.
Democrat …………………………………………… 33%
Republican …………………………………………. 47%
Independent or other ………………………….. 20%

<Purple Florida is becoming a Red State>

 

Question 18: If you are Hispanic, press 1. If white, press 2. If African American, press 3. If other, press 4.
Hispanic ……………………………………………… 14%
White …………………………………………………. 65%
African-American ………………………………… 15%
Other……………………………………………………. 6%

<Representative of U.S. general population>

 

Question 19: If you are 18 -29 years old, press 1. If 30 -45 press 2. If 46-65, press 3. If you’re older than 65, press 4.
18 to 29………………………………………………. 12%
30 to 45………………………………………………. 20%
46 to 65………………………………………………. 41%
Older than 65 ……………………………………… 27%

<representative of U.S. general demographics, weighed for double national average (%27 vs %14 nationally) of ‘Older than 65’ cohort (retirees)>

 

Question 20: Mode
Phone ………………………………………………… 80%
Internet ……………………………………………… 20%

August 10-12, 2016.
Survey of 715 Florida voters.

<The sample size could be larger to stabilize correlation or increase predictive accuracy of the survey>

STRATEGY IMPLICATIONS: It is of paramount importance that the Hillary Clinton campaign continue to promote the narrative that Trump is or has reached terminal levels in polling. The only number in this survey going in the right direction is the belief that Mr. Trump will lose the election.

This, however, will not be sufficient if his voter’s morale and enthusiasm are high<Any demoralized Trump supporter spotted anywhere?>. As we have seen, purchasing ‘Republican Disapproval,’ both from former policy makers and from the ‘#NeverTrump’ press-faction continues to be effective in convincing voters that Mr. Trump could be dangerous <Likely not anymore after the leak!>.

Liberal/Democratic voters are fortunately immune to any negative information or evidence against Mrs. Clinton. Apparently her lack of honesty and corrupt nature are “factored in” to her support<Perhaps because Hillary Clinton and many of her supporters likely share common sociopathic traits, as previously described>. Our recommendations are to keep her out of the public eye as much as possible<good luck!> and, potentially, use a body-double for activities such as driving or climbing stairs<be careful, it’s getting into fraudulent territory> should these be in the public eye.
The Media is doing all it can to help Mrs. Clinton <At least CNN has confirmed, and so did the public with its eye> and, as such, Mr. Trump has had difficulties in promoting his message and brand but this cannot be reliably continued over the next three months <or two, or one … >.

 

Biased, corrupt CNN admits to being the biggest promoters of Hillary Clinton‘s campaign.

 

Dishonest, corrupt CNN & MSNBC timely cut reporters & guest speakers out of video feeds on live national TV to protect Hillary Clinton by suppressing the truth.

 

Visibly upset Donald Trump‘s supporter to CNN reporters: “I am a patriot and you are traitors!” Kissimmee, Florida. Aug 12, 2016.

 

It is our conclusion that a polling-driven narrative can only go so far with rallies, yard-signs, and digital media indicators, all of which show a substantial and even overwhelming body of support for Mr. Trump.

OTHER NOTES
§ While a candidate’s poor handling of sensitive information was an across-the-board detractor for Republicans and Independents, it actually made some Democrats more likely to vote for the candidate.

§ For FBI charges of corruption, theft, or even murder, this increased the candidates standing across Democratic voters. Being indicted by the FBI could be beneficial to Hillary for her base. <Birds of the same feather (or weasels of same fur?) flock together, indeed!>. It was, however, absolutely toxic for Independents<or any decent human beings>.

§ Low trust in traditional media is causing a shift in data-sources that is
going to fracture the narrative badly <as it should be!>.

CONCLUSIONS: We have a set of target sample-weights from NS that will meet the sponsor’s needs nicely. The question is going to be how far we can maintain this charade. It might be time to find other jobs

  1. Hillary’s popularity numbers have crashed to fatal levels at %17 (11% undecided).

  2. Trump’s approval has increased dramatically with working minorities. He is up 12 points with African Americans and 32 points with Latinos. For minorities without employment, he is still underwater but has improved by 8 points.

  3. Hillary’s emails continue to be the largest source of her trust issues as well as concerns about her failing health. However, the number one factor in her decline has been exposure to her at the DNC. <If so, why did her polls show a post-DNC bounce? Oh wait, nevermind>72% of Democrats and 93% of Republicans find her voice “grating.” Independents are split 64-36 against her<Maybe that’s why Bill tried to escape by sleeping through her speech?>.

Bill Clinton sleeps through Hillary Clinton’s speech at Democratic National Convention (DNC). Philadelphia. Jul 28, 2016.

4. Trump is expected to win the election by 94% of Democrats—but only 34% of Republicans believe Mr. Trump most likely to win due to media messaging <Apparently, even Democrats don’t believe the BS from Democrats-run media probably because they know their own crap too well>. Despite this, the enthusiasm for Mr. Trump is high with a record 91% of registered [Republican?] voters declaring themselves “likely” whereas a record low of 17% registered Democratic voters have declared themselves “likely” to vote in the next election <parallel with relative sizes of rallies and online participation. Average crowd size of Trump rallies is 10,000 to 20,000. That of Hillary is 200 to 1,000>.

 

3. Analysis.

The document shows planned, intentional manipulation of PPP pre-election poll, and that while the specific post-manipulation data from this survey are not yet known, the pre-manipulation, raw data indicate that Donald Trump’s numbers are rising substantially while those of Hillary Clinton are collapsing! 

Why the fake polls? The Islamofascists, the globalists, and their puppets, including Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, all enemies of America, want American patriots and Trump’s supporters to feel sufficiently discouraged and demoralized by the pre-election fake poll results, mistakenly thinking that their votes would not count nor make a difference when their candidate, Donald Trump, was already so far behind and not having any remote chance to win, so that they would not show up at the voting stations to cast their ballots for Donald Trump by Election Day on November 8, 2016.

Americans increasingly distrust dishonest, corrupt, agenda-filled mainstream media (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, Huffington Post, etc.) and start using alternative news sources  (Brietbart, HeatStreet, Weekly Standard, National Review, InfoWars, News Max, World News Daily, etc.) more and more.

How many times have Conservatives scratched their heads and wondered who on earth could possibly supported such a corrupt, immoral candidate like Mrs. Hillary Clinton with a horrendous track record and under multiple simultaneous FBI criminal investigations for U.S. Presidency? The answer is provided in this survey, indeed. It’s not due individual lack of intelligence, but a collective lack of a moral yardstick. It’s not due to the ignorance of facts and law & order, but rather the acceptance and approval of evilness and chaos. It’s not due to the lack of insights to higher principles, but rather the submissions to self-interests and the lowest common denominator.

The lies, deceptions, propaganda, fact-twisting, and mis-characterization spread by the corrupt, dishonest mainstream media have actually produced result for them by successfully convincing the Republican voters with their intentionally biased pre-election polls that their supporting candidate will not win. However, if the affected voters plan to cast their votes by November, as they most likely will based on the measured level of enthusiasm, regardless of the pre-election polls, neutral or biased, all indications point to a landslide win in Florida, traditionally a battleground state, or “Purple State”, by Donald Trump.

Contributed to the predicted overwhelming victory are Republican voters’ enthusiasm and Donald Trump’s operational preparedness, such as opening of 23 RNC “Victory Offices” (in the process of opening 25 field offices) in the Sunshine State, as part of his outreach effort to open field offices in all 50 states, including traditional Blue States, traditionally Democrats’ strongholds.

 

4. Conclusion.

Just as the “media message” and falsehood-spreading stratagems from the dishonest  pollsters and corrupt mainstream media hired by DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign have worked by successfully convincing the Republican voters that Hillary Clinton is winning the Presidential race, Donald Trump’s genuine and authentic messages have resonated with his supporters and substantially increased their loyalty and enthusiasm to elect him as the next President of the United States. With 29 electoral votes and as a battleground state, Florida can very well determine the outcome of perhaps the most critical election in U.S. history in the time of threatening global instability brought on by the globalists, Islamofascists, and their dhimmi minions.

5. Recommendations.

Donald Trump’s supporters can simply ignore the fake polls conducted by the dishonest pollsters as well as the falsehood constantly promulgated by the shamelessly corrupt, brazenly traitorous mainstream media while continuing listening, understanding, spreading, and explaining The Donald’s policies and messages to others still skeptical. Together, American patriots can energize, re-calibrate, and solidify their convictions of casting ballots for the right Presidential candidate, who is unequivocally and unquestionably Mr. Donald Trump by all contests. The honest doubters with morals, Independents, and former Bernie supporters, should understand that Donald Trump might or might not be the perfect candidate, but the alternative to a Donald Trump’s Presidency is a Hillary Clinton’s Presidency which is synonymous with the immediate or eventual destruction of America, and perhaps the world, just based on her own track record of following orders from the globalists and Islamofascists, creating and assisting ISIS that has tortured and killed millions of Christians, Yazadis, and non-Muslims in the Middle East, all in exchange for more wealth and power.

 

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