by Charles Ortel via Lifezette.com,
unregulated transnational charities provide unique cover for
moving money and other considerations as illegal favors...
friend of mine, Peter Wing, once actually
hid an elephant in plain sight at the castle he built with
his bare hands from reclaimed materials near Millbrook, New York.
evolution of the Clinton Foundation since Oct. 23, 1997,
proves that gigantic frauds, spread across the globe under the
harsh glare of public attention and in the media, are tough to
grasp - and tougher still to police.
would imagine, for example, that a former president, an aspiring
president and a highly educated only child would work together,
purposefully gaming controls at supposed “charities,” produce
false and misleading public filings, and do so for more than two
decades using a bevy of outside professional advisers and
close examination of available facts demonstrates the Clinton
Foundation and its network of false-front charity “initiatives”
and affiliates remains
the largest set of unprosecuted charitable frauds in American
a sad sense, international charities are perfect vehicles for
such questionable activities. After
all, who can check effectively how much money is in truth raised
and where discrete portions of these revenues are disbursed in
far-flung corners of the world?
as you will see, unregulated
and unaudited “charities” allow donors to send much more money
towards politicians clandestinely than is allowed under
national laws concerning political campaigns.
international charity also provides cover to disguise payoffs that
might unlock mining and energy concessions, telecommunications and
other licenses, and largesse (grants and subsidized loans, for
example) from multilateral organizations, including the World Bank
and the International Finance Corporation, among others.
such frauds began escalating in 2002, it is helpful to begin
examining the thread illustrating the internationalization of
the Clinton Foundation in 2009. Note that was during the first
year of the Obama presidency.
really was happening with the Russia “reset” starting in 2009?
Large contributions to political campaigns come with strings
already in the public domain shows that certain Russians found
common cause with green investors, as Peter Schweizer’s work
for the Government Accountability Institute explained in “From
Russia with Money: Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset, and
Obama’s leadership, Hillary Clinton’s role in improving America’s
relations with Russia started on the wrong foot in March 2009 in
this inauspicious beginning, tensions with Russia started to ease.
To the consternation of many, the U.S. announced in September 2009
that it would abandon plans to provide a missile defense shield to
Poland and other Eastern Europe nations.
May 2010, Russia surprisingly joined with the U.S. and China to
impose fresh sanctions on Iran over that rogue nation’s nuclear
after a rocky start, Obama’s rapprochement with Russia seemed to
bear tangible fruit. However, the real “gains” likely were
occurring for political contributors who also were active
investors and financiers for capital projects inside Russia,
especially those involving transfers of technology.
now that the Trump administration has won confirmation for key
appointments within America’s federal law enforcement agencies
will the public begin to learn just how extensively the Clinton
Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) may have been
used as a clearinghouse — one in which to trade cash for political
favors and access at Skolkovo in Russia, and more broadly around
in July 2016, the Dallas office of the IRS finally began an
investigation into Clinton Foundation public filings, prodded by
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and other congressional
disclosures concerning donations from foreign governments, and
other glaring discrepancies, should have been resolved and
should have triggered payment of substantial fines, penalties,
and interest to government treasuries long ago.
American public has an absolute right to learn how charities are
abused by politically connected bureaucrats. Congress, the FBI and
the Department of Justice must expose what really happened with
monies sent towards the Clinton family and their foundation,
especially including the Clinton Global Initiative.
good measure, Americans deserve to know how assiduously — or
not — the IRS carried out its work as the 2016 presidential
campaign entered its closing days.