Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Hold on! Clintons don’t benefit from foundation?

Despite mounting evidence it operates as family 'slush fund'

A Democratic Party pundit’s claim that the Clinton family does not personally benefit from its scandal-ridden foundation is “mostly true,” according to the fact-check website Politifact.

Hilary Rosen said in an NPR interview that the Clinton Foundation “is a charity where President and Secretary Clinton and their daughter, they take no salary, they get no money from it, they take no personal benefit from it.”

The fact checker’s Punditfact acknowledges the Clintons receive indirect personal benefits such as media attention, relationships with “wealthy and powerful individuals” who donate to the party and six-figure speaking fees and luxury air travel, but argues they may have received these benefits without the foundation.


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