Nearly All of the Clintons’ “Charitable” Deductions in 2015 Went to the Clinton Foundation

Hillary Clinton released her taxes today in an apparent jab at Donald Trump, but that isn't what's raising the most eyebrows. Beyond the Clintons' massive speaking income, most of their charity seems to go to… themselves.

Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill deducted $1,042,000 in charitable contributions last year — $1 million of which went to their own family non-profit, the Clinton Family Foundation.

Clinton released her tax forms on Friday in a move that is seen as a way to pressure Donald Trump to release his taxes. The GOP nominee has refused to release the records, saying that he is under a routine audit.

The documents show that the power couple earned $10,745,378 last year, mostly on income earned from giving public speeches.

Of that, they gave just over a million to charity. But the contributions can hardly be seen as altruistic, since the money flowed back to an entity they control.

The other $42,000 contribution was to Desert Classic Charities. That group hosts an annual PGA golf event. Doug Band, a Clinton Foundation adviser and Bill Clinton’s longtime assistant, was on the board of directors of that organization through 2014, according to its IRS filings.

Make no mistake, even though that money may not be going directly back into the Clintons' pockets, it's sure not going to charity. It's been reported that certain arms of the Clinton Foundation spend nearly  80 percent of its donations on internal administrative costs.

Source: Daily Caller



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