Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hillary! – Foreign Policy for Sale IV: Clinton “Charities” Misreported Foreign Donations

Nothing to see here.  Nothing at all.

Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors…

The charities’ errors generally take the form of under-reporting or over-reporting, by millions of dollars, donations from foreign governments, or in other instances omitting to break out government donations entirely when reporting revenue, the charities confirmed to Reuters.

But I’m sure they were honest, well-meaning errors . . . that have nothing to do with concealing foreign influence.  So don’t even think that!  Shame on you!

For three years in a row beginning in 2010, the Clinton Foundation reported to the IRS that it received zero in funds from foreign and U.S. governments, a dramatic fall-off from the tens of millions of dollars in foreign government contributions reported in preceding years.

Those entries were errors, according to the foundation: several foreign governments continued to give tens of millions of dollars toward the foundation’s work on climate change and economic development through this three-year period. Those governments were identified on the foundation’s annually updated donor list, along with broad indications of how much each had cumulatively given since they began donating.

Just minor clerical errors.  Hey, not reporting millions of dollars from foreign governments happens every day.  And we know the Clintons are honest . . . . . .  Nothing to see here.  Move along.

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