Clinton Foundation cranks up the donation machine

Bill and Hillary Clinton are throwing a fund-raiser for the Clinton Foundation May 24. (Screen capture-YouTube, Global News)

The Clinton Foundation is throwing a fund raiser on May 24 because, according to Fox News, the foundation has seen “a drop in donations amid increased scrutiny and ‘pay to play’ allegations” that had dogged Hillary Rodham Clinton since the 2016 presidential campaign.

This benefit has a big bucks price tag. According to Axios, tickets start at $2,500 for cocktails and dinner, but for those willing to shell out $100,000, there is the added attraction of being recognized as a “gala chair” and an invitation to the Clinton Foundation Annual Briefing and a “leadership reception for two.”

“The Clinton family has made sporadic and often subdued appearances in the 18 months (538 days) since Hillary Clinton lost her presidential election. But we’re about to see a lot more of them this spring.”—Axios

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Because the invitation includes images of Bill, Hillary and Chelsea there is the implication that all three will be in attendance, Fox noted.

Investor’s Business Daily reported back in March that “The Clinton Foundation continues to be the subject of a great deal of controversy long after Hillary Clinton lost her election to Donald Trump.”  Here is something else IBD asserted:

“When Hillary Clinton agreed to be Secretary of State during President Obama’s first term, she promised her distance from the Clinton Foundation. The foundation also agreed to limit foreign donations.

“Both agreements were for good reasons. Foreign officials and governments were big donors to the Clintons’ family foundation, and there were concerns in the Obama administration about conflicts of interest between the foundation and Hillary Clinton’s work at Secretary of State.

“But during the presidential campaign, evidence emerged that both Clinton and the foundation had failed to live up to those promises. Clinton and her top officials continued to have a cozy relationship with the foundation throughout her tenure at State, and evidence strongly suggest that Clinton was granting access and favors to major Clinton Foundation donors.”

For the past year, Hillary has been globetrotting to faraway places, and some places not so far, on what many have labeled a “blame tour” or “excuse tour,” to offer a lot of different explanations about why she lost to Trump in 2016. Some might suggest she was simply a bad candidate who took way too much – and to many voters – for granted. Trump, on the other hand, went to Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and other critical places to mix with the people. He may have lost the popular vote, but he won where the Electoral College votes counted.

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