Trump Slams Clinton Foundation As "Most Corrupt Enterprise In Political History" After Latest Donor Revelations

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Yesterday's report that more than half, or at least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or spoke to Hillary Clinton while she led the State Department, donated at least $156 million to her family charity or pledged commitments with at least 16 foreign governments donating as much as $170 million, has become the latest goldmine for Donald Trump and Republicans who finally have a break in the anti-Trump news cycle to pounce on. 

"It is now clear that the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history," Trump said in a statement, reiterating a claim he made earlier in the week. "We've now learned that a majority of the non-government people she met with as secretary of state gave money to the corrupt Clinton Foundation. ... It was wrong then, and it is wrong now -- and the foundation must be shut down immediately."

As CNN reports, Trump kept up the attack while speaking at a rally in Austin, Texas, Tuesday night. "It is impossible to figure out where the Clinton Foundation ends and the State Department begins," he said, adding, "The specific crimes committed to carry out that enterprise are too numerous to cover in this speech."

Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, reiterated Trump's call for a special prosecutor to investigate possible corruption. "The fact Hillary Clinton's official schedule was full of meetings with Clinton Foundation donors is further evidence of the pay-to-play politics at her State Department. No one is above the law," Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump's running mate, said in a statement.

The Republican National Committee also cited the report to hit Clinton. "This is among the strongest and most unmistakable pieces of evidence of what we've long suspected: at Hillary Clinton's State Department, access to the most sensitive policy makers in U.S. diplomacy was for sale to the highest bidder," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.

A Clinton spokesman, however, said the AP's report relies on "utterly flawed data" and "cherry-picked a limited subset of Secretary's Clinton's schedule to give a distorted portrayal of how often she crossed paths with individuals connected to charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation." The spokesman, Brian Fallon, also said the report does not account for more than half her tenure leading the State Department and "omits more than 1700 meetings she took with world leaders, let alone countless others she took with other US government officials, while serving as secretary of state." To be sure, AP prefaced that saying it was only her private meetings that were in focus; as for her head of state, public meetings, AP also noted that those particular meeting were with at least 16 people who donated some $170 million.

Fallon added: "Just taking the subset of meetings arbitrarily selected by the AP, it is outrageous to misrepresent Secretary Clinton's basis for meeting with these individuals."

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said a "wide range" of outside individuals and organizations contact the State Department through both formal and informal channels. "Individuals, including those who have donated to political campaigns, non-profits, or foundations -- including the Clinton Foundation -- may contact or have meetings with officials in the administration," Toner said.

As we noted yesterday, "the good news for Hillary - if bad for Donald Trump - is that the meetings between Hillary and foundation donors do not appear to violate legal agreements Clinton and former president Bill Clinton signed before she joined the State Department in 2009. However, as AP puts, it, "the frequency of the overlaps shows the intermingling of access and donations, and fuels perceptions that giving the foundation money was a price of admission for face time with Clinton."

Even CNN agrees: "Clinton critics have not proven that Clinton or the State Department materially granted any favors to possible donors, but the report and other emerging information is reigniting the firestorm over the foundation. Trump's campaign and Republicans have sought to cast suspicion over Clinton's tenure as secretary of state and argued that foreign donors' contributions to the foundation created inevitable conflict-of-interest questions."

The only question now is if the American public will care.

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TahoeBilly2012's picture

The Libbies will hold on to this sinking iceberg, they are all a gang of kooks. I know, I have many as friends.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

"Most Corrupt Enterprise In Political History"

 

This is RICO sh!t kids.

 

This crap would make Dick Nixon blush.

 

Millions on top of millions.....when is enough....enough?

NoVa's picture

Very smart of Trump to Blitzkrieg attacks issues on her/them.  Keep them on the defense constantly. 

Consequence of Blitzkrieg is that eventually the attacker runs out of resources, which I doubt/hope he will not run out of Billary issues as they have 30+ years in public life and public records. 

Another consequence is that it may expose Trump to the skeletons in his closet, IF he stops attacking (which he won't).

 

TRUMP 2016!

 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) NoVa Aug 24, 2016 7:15 AM

I knew Hillary in Reno Nevada was going to be significant, even dangerous.

So on Thursday she will talk about shutting down Alt. right Trump supporters calling them "Nationalist White Supremacists"

And she announces this before her rally of 20.

What is she doing here, trying to get a crowd outside of the location of the event that is secret?

I guess she is going to demand he denounce the alt. right as racist.

Shutting down is shutting the internet down, state media.

TeamDepends's picture

Alinsky's Rule #5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
So let 'em have it boys and girls. It is time the Proglodytes get a taste of their own medicine in industrial quantities.

beemasters's picture

She still has a very good chance of becoming the POTUS. She has all the connections to make it happen ...by hook or mostly, by crook.

Hacking Democracy - The Hack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t75xvZ3osFg

HUNDREDS of dead people found casting ballots in Los Angeles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOUUb7iuA2w

The Billy Blaze's picture

As long as the Elite can keep the plebes fighting amongst themselves (D vs. R, black vs. white, and so on), then this $hit show will continue ad infinitum.  Until the American people can come to understand that the US Constitution rules and the the corrupt corporate USA is nothing more than a perverted relationship between shareholders and management (the shareholders inexplicably pay dividends to the corporation -- which is then stolen by management), then the beatings will continue.

Let's get together and wind-down the corrupt corporate USA. 

y3maxx's picture

Question...

Has John Kerry started his own John Kerry Foundation?

He's Hillary's replacement Secretary of State.

scsherman's picture
scsherman (not verified) y3maxx Aug 24, 2016 12:06 PM

He doesn't need to, he is already a billionaire. It's only poor rednecks from Arkansas and Chicago trash that need to use the government to make money.

Katos's picture

He's been a member of the Hienz Foundation for decades,  Kerry doesn't have to worry about money.

ElectroGravitic's picture

Re: “Let's get together and wind-down the corrupt corporate USA”

Done.

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) beemasters Aug 24, 2016 8:04 AM

This is Trump's only hope of winning - keeping the snowball rolling for three months ... don't go fairy tale-ing around convincing us you're speaking to [enter demographic here] or trying to wooo us with insanely irrational ideas  

J S Bach's picture

Let's just pray that the witch accidentally imbibed one of her poison brews and the bad health rumors are true.

Bush Baby's picture

The ironic part is that the left keeps defending Hillary's indefensible misdeeds while at the same time stating that Trumps supporters are mostly non-educated people

Zero-Hegemon's picture

"Proglodytes", that's genius

Fun fact, the word "troglodyte", I'm pretty sure is the taxonomical word for "chimp". You can look it up.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Hillary needs to denounce her racism immediately.

scm's picture

TRUMP University is the most corrupt corporate enterprise.
Why no story about that. Oh ya, don't piss off the king.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) scm Aug 24, 2016 7:26 AM

Why don't you just be honest about wanting Hillary instead of hiding behind ole Ronnie?

scm's picture

Why don't you be honest about being a fool.

Bush Baby's picture

That's the best you can expect to get out of a $8.00 an hour hired troll.

StychoKiller's picture

"Verbogeny is one of the pleasurettes of a creatific thinkerizer!"

DosZap's picture

Even if TRUMP UNIV was as bad as the Dems make it,it is a candle compared to the NUKE strike crimes of the Clintons, how many dead bodies are in their wake, and now how many more criminal scandals are needed to show the world what she is.

FireBrander's picture

"TRUMP University is the most corrupt corporate enterprise."

LOL...you're fucking nuts...you've been brainwashed by the D cult...seek help immediately.

 

TRUMP University was a failed business venture; a total of 7,611 people attended TU and lawsuits came from the few that spent the most money...the majority paid $1500 for a 3 day seminar which is pretty typical in the "seminar" world so I'd say the majority got what they paid for...

Meanwhile....The University of Phoenix, who's founder is a HUGE LIBERAL and a "Close Friend" of Nancy Pelosi, ripped off the US Taxpayers to the tune of "$1.2 billion of federal money issued through the G.I. Bill"..and that was just for starters...and oh, shit, UOP, with it's "Freind of the Left" founder dwarfs TU by a millions times in it's level of "corruptness".

...and I'm sure, if we dig deep, there's a connection to the Clintions in there somewhere...get on it Trump!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Phoenix

EmeraldWI's picture

Roland Anrnall of Ameriquist Mortgage should be on the "tails" side of the G.W. Bush 13 cent coin. Instead, the George W. Bush contributor and Ambassador to the Netherlands, has been whiteouted from his place in history as the costliest corrupt enterprise in American history aside from the Pentagon.

wherewasi's picture

What doe Bush have to do with this election? 

checkessential's picture

Why?  Because at this point, they certainly couldn't do a story about Trump Univ without including Bill Clinton's for-profit Laureate University.  

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hillary-blasts-profit-colleges-bill-...

DuneCreature's picture

What's wrong? Are you a Trump U graduate that just couldn't get the hang of the Art of the Deal? ...... It's an art. ...... Get it?

Big difference between being conned and being sold.

Live Hard, If You Signed On The Dotted Line You Own It, Die Free

~ DC v2.0

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Indeed, it was very corrupt, but it is peanuts compared to this.  This  is a Clinton Foundation-USA coup.

They are not just stealing your childrens tuition, they are stealing your country.

fajensen's picture

Because - rocks and glass houses ... Trump U is a rip-off like any American Enterprise. It's expected, no news, no story.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) NoVa Aug 24, 2016 9:28 AM

The Clintons have promised to stop taking bribes if she gets elected.

scsherman's picture
scsherman (not verified) Chris Dakota Aug 24, 2016 12:09 PM

Which stated another way also means that The Clintons will keep taking bribes unless elected. It's extortion either way.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Unfortunately this will not matter to the Free Shit Army and Sexual Deviants.  The Empire continues to crumble.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

That's the thing....it's not even an administration yet...

SamAdams's picture

Oh shit, she's a gold diggah!  Just thought you should know niggah!

Winston Churchill's picture

Most transparently corrupt administration eva.

fify

FireBrander's picture

Nah.

Obama is a loser, but he's been relatively scandal free...if you want to see a corrupt admin, go back and look at Bill Clinton...wholly fuck...non stop corruption...which is why there is no way I will ever vote for a Clinton.

skipjack's picture

Scandal/corruption-free ? Are you dumb or ignorant ? Just because the msm doesn't have a problem with a fellow liberal traveller doesn't mean his shit don't stink. Libya, Syria, EPA overreaches, Solyndra, birth certificate, Fuddy death, Fast & Furious, IRS/Lerner corruption,lack of transcripts from colleges, forced to turn in his law license, the "Rev" Wright, Bill Ayers....I coluld continue but maybe you get what I'm saying by now.

new game's picture

no shortage of corruption. and 50 percent will vote for this crimminal. and no prosecution.

banana republic. un-fucking-believable. just mind boggles me this piece of shit is still in the running...

TeamDepends's picture

No, not even 20% would vote for her now. Read the comments on MSM. The tide has turned, it is OVER for left-wing extremists.

NoDebt's picture

It is.  I'd recommend not voting her into the WH as a start (just a suggestion).  All the agencies are holding back on this because they fear she'll be their next boss.  If she loses, I see a very small chance they might actually drop on her like a ton of bricks.  Don't hold your breath for this to happen, but it is possible.

If you talk to a Hillary supporter (I deal with many) you wouldn't believe the justification that happens in their heads over this stuff.  Most simply see nothing wrong with this because she's "on their side" and all further justification flows from that premise (it's not as big deal as they're making it out to be, everyone does it, etc, etc.).  Others claim that she's a woman playing a man's game and therefore has the right to cut a few more corners to succeed.  Mind blowing stuff.  If you have any doubt Liberalism is a mental disorder, you wouldn't after talking to a few of her supporters.

 

LadiesLoveCoolJames's picture

That's the problem with sides and teams. Each team rationalizes all sorts of criminal and ethically challenged behavior in the name of the party. How fucking queer is that!

duo's picture

Obama supporters I could tolerate, but I have no respect, more like contempt, for anyone who can rationalize support for Hillary.

detached.amusement's picture

the world's only live 18 month hackathon, indeed

Winston Churchill's picture

I'm amazed just how many sheeple are being woken up by this shit.

You have to ask probing questions,but once the floodgates open, peeps are really pissed.

No way the democrats get out the vote for this corrupt hag.

Trouble is, I know a lot of Trumps history,from peeps that actually worked with him.Plus

he owes Red Shield big time for saving him from real bankruptcy.

The illsion of choice.