This article in the Federalist is proof that the Clinton Foundation isn’t a charity but a money-making machine for the Clintons. This pie chart is especially troubling for the Clintons”

This tweet stinks:

More than 88% of our expenditures go directly to our life-changing work: http://wjcf.co/1b1BjMR

Sean Davis’ impertinence will hurt the Clintons’ credibility:

In order for the 88 percent claim to be even remotely close to the truth, the words “directly” and “life-changing” have to mean something other than “directly” and “life-changing.” For example, the Clinton Foundation spent nearly $8.5 million–10 percent of all 2013 expenditures–on travel. Do plane tickets and hotel accommodations directly change lives? Nearly $4.8 million–5.6 percent of all expenditures–was spent on office supplies. Are ink cartridges and staplers “life-changing” commodities?

That’s just part of the Clinton Foundation iceberg. This article won’t help the Clintons, either:

Ten of the 13 firms that both lobbied the State Department and paid Bill Clinton speaking fees did so within the very same three-month reporting period. This group includes five technology firms — Oracle, Dell, Microsoft, SalesForce and VeriSign — that collectively paid Bill Clinton a total of $1.05 million.

Federal records show that Microsoft and Oracle were lobbying Clinton’s State Department on, among other issues, immigrant work visas. Oracle was also lobbying in pursuit of legislation dealing with penalties for aiding espionage. Dell was concerned with tariffs imposed by European countries on its computer products. VeriSign was lobbying on cybersecurity and Internet taxation. SalesForce was lobbying on cloud computing, security controls and electronic privacy issues.

Three of the technology firms that paid Bill Clinton while lobbying Hillary Clinton’s agency also received lucrative State Department contracts. Microsoft received almost $4 million in such contracts after receiving none the year before Clinton joined President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. Oracle received $6.5 million in State Department contracts, a large increase from prior years. Dell secured contracts worth more than $28 million, up from just $2.5 million in the year before Clinton became secretary of state.

There’s a better chance that I’ll win the lottery twice this week than there is a chance that these tidbits of information are purely coincidental. Why should I think that it’s coincidental that Bill Clinton gave speeches to companies that were seeking favors from Hillary’s State Department at the time these major multi-national corporations were intensifying their lobbying efforts?

I don’t believe that the Clintons’ string of lucrative coincidences is coincidental. At some point, it’s reasonable to think that it’s a pattern, not a coincidence.

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