The Clintons just keep on “blurring the line” between what it legal and what is not. A Politico investigation released on Thursday reveals that Bill Clinton used an old Federal program to fund their Foundation, business and Hillary’s private email server.
That’s right, we, the taxpayers paid for Hillary’s “careless” handling of classified emails. And that’s not all. The Clintons were able to gouge taxpayers for a reported $16 million under the 1958 Former President’s Act.
The purpose of the Act was to prevent situations such as occurred with President Truman, who had serious financial difficulty after leaving office. The Clintons had no such problem with speaking engagements, book deals, and of course, their foundation.
Hillary claimed they left office “dead broke” – that was an out and out lie.
Politico (be sure to read the report at the link) reported,
But even as the Clintons got rich and grew their foundation into a $2 billion organization credited with major victories in the fights against childhood obesity and AIDS — while paying six-figure salaries to top aides — Bill Clinton continued drawing more cash from the Former President’s Act than any other ex-president, according to a POLITICO analysis. The analysis also found that Clinton’s representatives, between 2001, when the Clintons left the White House, and the end of this year, had requested allocations under the Act totaling $16 million. That’s more than any of the other living former presidents — Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush — requested during that span.
The program supplemented the income of Clinton’s staff, while providing them with coveted federal government benefits, alleviating the need for the Clinton Foundation or other Clinton-linked entities to foot the bill for such benefits. Similarly, Clinton aides got the GSA to pay for computer technology used partly by the foundation.
An analysis of the records provided by GSA, combined with Clinton Foundation tax returns, found that at least 13 of the 22 staffers who have been paid by GSA to work for Clinton’s personal office also worked for the Clinton Foundation.
A Clinton aide said his boss’ use of the GSA program is entirely consistent with the Former Presidents Act.
We paid for it
So, in essence all those emails that floated back and forth between Clinton staffers were on our dime. All those “careless emails” with classified/sensitive information was on our dime. The whole Clinton machine appears to have been mostly paid for by none other than you and I.
“There is no legal prohibition that would preclude the former president’s staff from receiving compensation from other sources or doing personal work for the former presidents. We are unaware of any legal prohibition that would preclude these activities.” Clinton Aide
Illegal…maybe, maybe not. Unethical, definitely. And typical of thieves. And they’re laughing all the way to the bank.