I work down the hall from a “Ready for Hillary PAC” office. I really wonder what it’s like in there. Do they read and watch the news reports? Are they seeing the following:
[March 4, 2015] – WASHINGTON (AP) – A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state – and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family’s New York home.
Operating her own server would have afforded Clinton additional legal opportunities to block government or private subpoenas in criminal, administrative or civil cases because her lawyers could object in court before being forced to turn over any emails. And since the Secret Service was guarding Clinton’s home, an email server there would have been well protected from theft or a physical hacking.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that it couldn’t “definitively” rule out the possibility Hillary Clinton had classified information on her private email address
The Clinton Foundation has dropped its self-imposed ban on collecting funds from foreign governments and is winning contributions at an accelerating rate, raising ethical questions as Hillary Clinton ramps up her expected bid for the presidency.
Recent donors include the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany and a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline. . . .
United Arab Emirates, a first-time donor, gave between $1 million and $5 million in 2014, and the German government—which also hadn’t previously given—contributed between $100,000 and $250,000.
A previous donor, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has given between $10 million and $25 million since the foundation was created in 1999. Part of that came in 2014, although the database doesn’t specify how much.
The Australian government has given between $5 million and $10 million, at least part of which came in 2014. It also gave in 2013, when its donations fell in the same range.
Qatar’s government committee preparing for the 2022 soccer World Cup gave between $250,000 and $500,000 in 2014. Qatar’s government had previously donated between $1 million and $5 million.
Oman, which had made a donation previously, gave an undisclosed amount in 2014. Over time, Oman has given the foundation between $1 million and $5 million. Prior to last year, its donations fell in the same range.
While a bit over the top, the RNC is running ads like the following. People will question her and this, at a minimum raises doubt whether she would be an effective candidate. Sure, it’s a leap to go from money from their Foundation going towards her political efforts…but how sure can one be given she’s bent, if not broken, the laws around federal correspondence (see above) and has other questionable financial events in her past.
On a side note, keep in mind all of the chest thumping the Democrats do over equal pay. This little tidbit hasn’t quite made the front page:
a Washington Free Beacon analysis that showed women on Mrs. Clinton’s staff during her tenure in the Senate were paid an average of 72 cents on the dollar compared to male staff. Now, an analysis of the latest IRS filing for the foundation that bears her name, the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, shows a similar compensation disparity between men and women employees. Although compensation figures are available for only a limited number of Foundation personnel, the 2013 Form 990 filed with the IRS shows that out of eleven highly compensated individuals listed, the top eight are all men.
A further analysis of the four most recent 990 filings shows that a “gender gap” among highly compensated employees at the Clinton Foundation has been relatively consistent over time, with the gap actually widening for the years considered in this analysis. The number of women represented in the highly compensated group has seen a decrease over the same time period.
The data is summarized below showing the year, the average compensation of the highly compensated men versus that of the highly compensated women, the number of men versus women in the highly compensated group of individuals listed on the 990s, and the percentage on the dollar that those men were paid versus the women:
2010 – $210,000 vs. $149,000 (four men vs. five women) – 71%
2011 – $190,000 vs. $147,000 (five men vs. four women) – 77%
2012 – $257,000 vs. $166,000 (five men vs. three women) – 65%
2013 – $294,000 vs. $185,000 (eight men vs. three women) – 63%
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