Australia Cuts Clinton Foundation Donations To $0

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For months we've been told that the Clinton Foundation, and it's various subsidiaries, were simple, innocent "charitable" organizations, despite the mountain of WikiLeaks evidence suggesting rampant pay-to-play scandals surrounding a uranium deal with Russia and earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti, among others.  Well, if that is, in fact, true perhaps the Clintons could explain why wealthy foreign governments, like Australia and Norway, are suddenly slashing their contributions just as Hillary's schedule has been freed up to focus exclusively on her charity work.  Surely, these foreign governments weren't just contributing to the Clinton Foundation in hopes of currying favor with the future President of the United States, were they?  Can't be, only an useless, "alt-right," Putin-progranda-pushing, fake news source could possibly draw such a conclusion. 

Alas, no matter the cause, according to news.com.au, the fact is that after contributing $88mm to the Clinton Foundation, and its various affiliates, over the past 10 years the country of Australia has decided to cease future donations to the foundation just weeks after Hillary's stunning loss on November 4th.

And just like that, 2 out of the 3 largest foreign contributors to the Clinton Foundation are gone with Saudia Arabia being the last remaining $10-$25mm donor that hasn't explicitly cut ties or massively scaled by contributions.

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News.com.au confirmed Australia's decision to cut future donations to the Clinton Foundation earlier today.  When asked why donations were being cut off now, a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade official simply said that the Clinton Foundation has “a proven track record” in helping developing countries.  While that sounds nice, doesn't it seem counterintuitive that these countries would pull their funding just as Hillary has been freed up to spend 100% of her time helping people in  developing countries?

Australia has finally ceased pouring millions of dollars into accounts linked to Hillary Clinton’s charities.

 

Which begs the question: Why were we donating to them in the first place?

 

The federal government confirmed to news.com.au it has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than $88 million.

 

News.com.au approached the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for comment about how much was donated and why the Clinton Foundation was chosen as a recipient.

 

A DFAT spokeswoman said all funding is used “solely for agreed development projects” and Clinton charities have “a proven track record” in helping developing countries.

Of course it's only fitting that Australia's Prime Minister is none other than Malcolm Turnbull, the former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Australia.  Goldman Sachs only pays for results Madam Secretary. 

Meanwhile, this new comes just after the Norwegian newspaper Hegnar pointed out earlier this week that Norway is expected to slash their contributions to the Clinton Foundation by 87% now that Hillary has lost the presidency.  After contributing roughly $5mm per year to the Clinton Foundation between 2007 - 2013, the Norwegian government decided to boost their donations to ~$15mm and ~$21mm in 2014 and 2015, respectively.  Ironically, that boost in contributions corresponded with Hillary's decision to run for President in 2016...but we're sure it was just a coincidence.  That said, it is fairly interesting that, since Hillary's loss, Norway, like Australia, also decided to scale back their contributions by 87% in 2017...things that make you go "hmm".

After a record contribution from Norway to the disputed Clinton Foundation before the election year, is the contribution now in freefall. Financial newspaper can tell that next year's contribution is down 83 percent from the peak year of 2015.

 

For 2016, the planned payments to Clinton Health Access Initiative totaling 35.9 million kroner, writes communications advisor Guri Solberg at the Foreign Ministry, in an email to Finance newspaper.

 

It is one-fifth of last year's contribution, when nominating election campaign before the US primaries was in full swing, and the Clinton Foundation came under the spotlight in the US press.

 

According to Finance newspaper lay the annual Norwegian contribution of NOK 40 million on average from 2007 to 2013. In 2014, the contribution more than tripled, to 129 million. And in 2015 they increased to 174 million.

 

The money has gone to two of the Foundation's programs, primarily Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), but also the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI).

 

For 2017 it is planned payments to Clinton Health Access Initiative 23 million, Solberg wrote in an email to Finance newspaper. It is further down 36 percent from the current year. By comparison, ran this program 169 million in 2015.

But, no doubt these are just more "plumes of smoke" for which Hillary has absolutely no explanation.

Hillary

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ShortTheUS's picture

They'll want to reconsider this once those Jill Stein recount results come in.

ml8ml8's picture

Yes, they need to free up all that money so they can "do business" with Trump.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

For shame, Australia and Norway! Why have you become so uncharitable?

The Clinton Foundation continues in its important charitable work and is counting on these contributions. Just because you're upset about Trump winning instead of Hillary is no reason to punish Hillary or the Clinton Foundation. Hardening your hearts like that is just playing into the hands of Trump. At least give the therapy dogs a chance.

The needy are still in need, so please, open your hearts, open your checkbooks, and rekindle that spirit for giving ... to the Clinton Foundation.

beemasters's picture

Fair-weather friend.
Charity was obviously far from their minds.

J S Bach's picture

I wonder why these nations have all of a sudden become so uncharitable?

No more "play", I guess.

(And yet, the libtards will STILL argue as to the virtue of the witch and her most-chaste spouse.)

wee-weed up's picture

Poor bitch... no more $250K speeches for you!

Vatican_cameo's picture

 

You can make a lot of "Spirit Dinners" for $88 million dollars.  Looks like you ordered the wrong cookbook (and no refunds for you).

sushi's picture

over the past 10 years the country of Australia

 

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over the past 10 years the satrapy of Australia

 

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fixed it for you.

 


auricle's picture

The money drying up is the most incrminating evidence that pay-to-play was in effect at the Clinton Foundation. Shut it down and throw the Clintons in prison. 

Nexus789's picture

She will have to sell her soul.

hoos bin pharteen's picture

That soul was cashed out decades ago.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) beemasters Nov 25, 2016 9:19 PM

Well, now that they they aren't buying influence from the White House I'm surprised they aren't all asking for refunds.  LOL

But, surely they realize to continue to contribute is just to put more money in the pockets of Bill and Hillary.  Less than 6% of the Clinton Foundation goes to charity.  The rest is travel, salaries and sponsored events.

Yeah, I know Hillary said at one of the debates that 90% goes to charity.  That was a blatant lie.

 

fbazzrea's picture

Yeah, I know Hillary said at one of the debates that 90% goes to charity.  That was a blatant lie

she and Bill are linguists... it depends on what you mean by "charity." as you know charity begins in the home. (;

Vatican_cameo's picture

 

Or to quote the Clinton Foundation motto:  "What's the Greatest Nation in the World; Donation!"

davidnv's picture

uh - I think you mean 'dough'nation.

HedgeJunkie's picture

I've heard that Hillary is a cunning linguist.

East Indian's picture

"90% goes to charity."

And charity begins at home.

Frito's picture

Surprised they didn't set up an offshore trust fund called "charity".

Muppet's picture

For certain there are refunds demanded.   Payment were made for specific outcomes and if now undeliverable, refund due bitchez.

BurgerAndCoke's picture

Go to CharityWatch.org. According to that site, Clinton Foundation gets an A rating and the overheads are just over 12% of the toal raised. Now that doesn't mean the other 88% finds its way to the advertised recipients however losing 82% along the way is difficult to believe. Can you identify the source of the 6%?

Mr. Bones's picture

6% is donated to other charities.  A substantial amount of money goes to their own charity work which includes unproven drugs and ??? In Haiti.  6% is a bad number, it's trivial to debunk and makes it harder to bring up accounting inconsistencies in the future.

sun tzu's picture

What about the little Haitian chillruns?

oncefired's picture

Who is going to pay for all the Private Jet trips the Clintons are accustomed to? I guess they can still hitch rides on the Lolita Express!

AnngeloJamaica's picture

Rumor has it that the pizza is now being delivered.  

SoDamnMad's picture

I have to say that Norway probably thought that the Clinton Foundation actually did do charitable work. Fooled you Norway.

sandhouses's picture

Ex PM Julia Gillard gave at least 350 million some say 500 million of Australian taxpayers money to the Clinton Foundation's Global Partnership for Education which she currently chairs ... she chose as her chief of staff an ex democrat hack who in his "spare time" while he wasnt trying to get poor girls educated wrote 22 political articles in just the last 3 months for the left wing government funded ABC .. most of them focused on how bad a candidate Donald Trump was ... Australia also gave very generously to CHAI with little or no oversight ....it's difficult to ascertain as they are hiding the information but some are saying most of Australia's current foreign aid budget was being run through the Clinton Foundations differing organisations,... 88 million is a drop in the bucket

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

So the truth comes out one way or another again.  This proves the whole thing was set up to be a pay to play/pay to get political influence machine, not some charitable foundation.  Another conspiracy becomes fact.

Amicus Curiae's picture

yeah  people  like me...read the wikileaks lists of who was paying

and then we emailed our pollies and spread it to all our friends;-)

and then..

it got some attention paid

thing is it seems to have occurred when juLIAR Gillard went to use and drooled all over bummer so appallingly.

unsure if KRudd may have started it, I dont have that good a timeline

more interesting is our latest juLIAR the hatchetlady termite /evil weevil Bishop

KNEW about in in 2014 and allowed it to continue

so The Turd -never an EX-goldbag suxman-  kept allowing taxpayers funds to go to the c**ts foundation

and as for altmedia fauxnews?(the actual REALnews good guys;-)

well its taken all this time for msm to print what was exposed way prior

same as ussa

we have a shitload of lazy useless journos that toe the line the govt tells them to..until they wake up once again they're being laughed at..then the use altmedia sources dont credit them and try n bluff their way through

 

 

AnngeloJamaica's picture

Pay to play with WHAT and Whom?  

nmewn's picture

The great thing about all this is, the admitting that IT WAS PAY FOR PLAY all along...it was in fact just as we always said...no PUBLIC office...no PRIVATE payola for you!

At this rate the Clintons will be paying them from their private stash to publicly announce they are not disassociating themselves from the Clintons, for now.

(Sigh) ;-)

RaceToTheBottom's picture

But what if Chelsea gets married again?

How will they pay for that???

nmewn's picture

According to one of the emails the RUSSIANS! hacked she's the only yoga master in the western hemisphere who wears pantsuits with extremely large pockets with the corded piping to outline the pocket, so she can teach!

I hear there's one helluva demand ;-)

BennyBoy's picture

 

CriminalFoundation is going to zero.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

I hope lower. The donors should audit the CF and invoice them for return of any funds not actually spent on actual charity (and not including the charity cases that are WJC and HRC).  When the funds aren't returned, they should file a fraud complaint. 

I hope The Donald sets the IRS onto the CF. 

Jethro's picture

No man, she wears her oven mit outfit for hot yoga!

Cynicles's picture

way was it ever more than zero

AnngeloJamaica's picture

So who gave the Australians peoples monies to the Clinton Foundation?

Who authorized it and why are they not in jail?  

Amicus Curiae's picture

seems to be juLIAR gillard and maybe? KRudd just before juLiar knifed him to take over

both were asslicking bummer and co

questions ARE being asked;-)

 

Kidbuck's picture

Trump has turned the whole world into racists and homodisgustuses. Every clit foundation supporter to appear in the MSM in the last year has led off with the AIDS virus as their chief project. Now, Everyone with money suddenly wants all of Africa and liberal america to die of AIDS.

Let all the progressives beg for donations to this charity to see the world's true give-a-fuck about its causes.

Mr Pink's picture

I guess they will be buying their pizza and hot dogs from someone else

zeronetwork's picture

Otherwise they may ask for refund, am I right?

Kernighan's picture

Err.  THREE STATES would need to flip.  Just sayin'

But, perhaps you are just joking?  Or hadn't really tallied this all up? 

land_of_the_few's picture

Seems the Green Party may have already reconsidered their link to Sh1t-Stein

Dilluminati's picture

This is pathetic, this ridiculous and criminal bitch belongs in prison.  There needs to be an investigation into what actually did happen to the money that was donated to Haiti.  I think Chelsea needs to be held accountable for not rating out her parents when she witnessed these crimes!

 

Send the whole crime family to jail!

Lock them up!

Lock them up!

Lock them up!

Yen Cross's picture

    Penal Colony- stops donations.  That's rich

The Old Man's picture

Crap, good analogy! 

 

The Old Man

effendi's picture

The US was also a penal colony for well over 100 years. Australia ceased to be a penal colony after about 60 years. I'm decended from at least 7 convicts transported to NSW (so if my government can waste my tax dollars on foreign cunts then perhaps I should put my hand out for reparations as convicts were white slaves?)

Occams_Chainsaw's picture

I'd suggest the plain and simple are on display but that might be assuming far too much these days.

LetThemEatRand's picture

This must be fake news because it's not on CNN.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

I can't watch CNN anymore.  They have chicks with dicks on there now.  Or was it guys with tits on there?  I couldn't tell.