• Clinton Foundation Donors Are Running From Hillary

    The swirling firestorm surrounding the foreign donations scandal consuming Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign rollout has reportedly spread to the Clinton Foundation’s own mega donor base.

    A brand new report out Thursday from POLITICO says that “A handful of deep-pocketed donors are reconsidering their gifts to the $2 billion Clinton Foundation amid mounting questions about how it’s spending their money and suggestions of influence peddling, according to donors and others familiar with the foundation’s fundraising.”

    POLITICO editor Mike Allen appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Thursday and said that a Clinton foundation donor “who had given $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation in the past . . . three other donors, four donors who say they may not give in the future or may cut back their giving because of the issues that have been raised about the Clinton Foundation.”

    Indeed, Hillary and Bill Clinton’s family foundation has come under intense scrutiny over the way in which it disclosed and chose not to disclose donors’ information.

    From Bloomberg:

    With millions of dollars and 1,100 donors shrouded in mystery, CGEP has caught the attention of journalist and authors, including Peter Schweizer, whose forthcoming book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, details Giustra’s financial relationship with Bill Clinton and posits nefarious intentions. The fact that the Clinton Foundation promised something that Giustra feels he can’t supply—the identity of his donors—has put him in an even worse spot.

    The Clinton Foundation tried to deflect from this negative news by putting out a press release that said it could not disclose the names of Canadian donors because “under Canadian law, all charities are prohibited from disclosing individual donors without prior permission from each donor.”

    That claim has been discredited by fact checkers at the Washington PostThe Post gave the Clinton Foundation three Pinocchios:

    “One big donor, who’s given at least $500,000 said that they had questions before about how the Clinton Foundation was run or spent its money,” Allen said. “Even before this Clinton Cash book started circulating.”

    As I’ve said before, this story isn’t going away any time soon.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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