Facts about the Clinton Foundation
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The claim that the Clinton Foundation doesn’t spend money on charity is totally false, and it’s been disproven by Politifact, FactCheck, CNN, the Associated Press, Politico, NBC News, who have repeatedly debunked these claims false for years.
These claims were taken to the extreme when accusations were made that Foundation funds were used to pay for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. President Clinton personally stated that this was untrue, and the Washington Post fact checker found there was “no evidence” to suggest this was true.
- Secretary Clinton was NOT involved in the State Department’s review of the Uranium One deal;
- The State Department was one of nine agencies that was tasked with reviewing the deal, including the Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce, Energy, and Justice Departments, as well as representatives from the United States Trade Representative and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy — only the President had the authority to approve or reject the deal;
- The largest Clinton Foundation donor cited in these claims sold his stake in Uranium One several years before the deal.
In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake in 2010, the Clinton Foundation worked to deploy resources on the ground. All money collected by the Clinton Foundation was immediately directed to help in the wake of the devastating earthquake. The Clinton Foundation did not take a penny for overhead or charge any administrative fee. The Washington Post and the former AP correspondent in Haiti have both examined claims that the Foundation stole money from Haiti and found them to be baseless.
- FALSE: A Clinton Foundation cargo ship was stopped with weapons, drugs, and human refugees
- FALSE: The Clinton Foundation charged FEMA $7 for bottle of water in Texas after Hurricane Harvey
- FALSE: The Clinton Foundation distributed watered-down AIDS drugs
- FALSE: Clinton Foundation officials were arrested by the FBI this year
- FALSE: Hundreds of millions in cash were seized from a Clinton Foundation warehouse
- FALSE: The Clinton Foundation murdered a doctor who exposed corruption in Haiti
- FALSE: The Clinton Foundation murdered a New Jersey couple by blowing up their house
- FALSE: The Clinton Foundation was involved in the 2017 Mandalay Bay shooting
- FALSE: The Clinton Foundation murdered a Haitian official in 2017
- FALSE: The Clinton Foundation paid $375,000 to Khizr Khan during the 2016 campaign
- FALSE: The Clinton Foundation received millions in donations from El Chapo
- FALSE: The Clinton Foundation gave millions to Antifa
- FALSE: Clinton Foundation paid Bill Ayers, Glenn Beck, Bill Kristol, and ACORN for “voter suppression”
- FALSE: A Trump accuser has the same phone number as the Clinton Foundation
In 2016, after several days seeing the Clinton Foundation’s work and impact on the ground in rural Tanzania, Politifact reporter Jon Greenberg saw the impact of the Foundation’s work firsthand:
“Because of the foundation’s intervention, the 62-year-old Kipati upped his maize harvest from seven sacks to 20. And Kipati didn’t just boost his harvest, he got a better price at market. The extra money helped send his children to better schools, put a new roof on his house and plant a row of pine trees to sell as lumber a decade from now. About a five-hour walk away is the local grain trader. When the two parties meet, the grain trader has the upper hand. Everyone is selling now, and he knows these guys won’t be hauling the heavy crop back home if the price isn’t right. These are the sort of people the Clinton Foundation’s farming project in Tanzania aims to help. ‘We want to see them grow more on the same land, and for a better price,’ said Seleman Kaoneka, the program manager.”
In 2015, two investigative journalists with the New York Times spent several months examining the Clinton Foundation’s work in Africa, running an in-depth piece that concluded: “In Rwanda, a review of the foundation’s history shows that it has done vital, often pathbreaking work, particularly in health and rural development.”
Foundation CEO Kevin Thurm detailed the reason for this in a public letter: “As has been reported, after we announced in August of 2016 that the 2016 CGI Annual Meeting would be the final meeting, we anticipated a decline in both revenue and expenses for 2017, largely attributable to the absence of sponsorship and membership contributions for CGI.”
During the 2016 election, the Clinton Foundation was attacked for minor registration issues that had come up over a decade ago. These claims resurfaced in recent days. When these issues were first raised in 2016, a respected nonprofit expert said that they were “minor infractions equivalent to reporting someone was issued a traffic ticket for parking fifteen inches from the curb, instead of twelve as required by an ordinance.”
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President Clinton: The Real News About the Clinton Foundation
President Clinton lays out the facts about the Clinton Foundation – how we’ve been helping people, and the truth behind the false attacks on the Foundation. Read More »
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Where Does Clinton Foundation Money Go?
FactCheck.org looks into the Clinton Foundation’s operations and finances, concluding that the Foundation spends the vast majority of its money on charitable work. Read More »
Once Again, the Media Gets It Wrong on the Clinton Foundation
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