By all accounts Bill and Hillary Clinton have become very, very wealthy since his days in the White House, earning a reported $139 million in adjusted gross income just from 2007 to 2014 for giving speeches to Wall Street and various groups around the world. The average fee for giving a speech was $210,000.
Over that time period, the Clintons donated a paltry $70,000 to veterans and military groups from their personal Clinton Family Foundation, according to public records.
According to recent public records of the Clinton Family Foundation, the family donated $25,000 in 2009, $20,000 in 2010, $5,000 in 2011, $15,000 in 2012, and in 2014, they donated $5,000.
The Clintons, however, have funneled millions of their charitable dollars to the Clinton Foundation, an organization that does not disclose its donations publicly. The Clinton Foundation did not respond to a request for detailed donations to veterans and military groups.
The Clinton Foundation appears to be a giant slush fund that richly rewards the Clinton family, including daughter Chelsea and Clinton cronies, in addition to making charitable contributions to various projects around the world. It allows the Clintons to travel and live lavishly at the expense of the Foundation, while still keeping secret exactly how much of the funding is actually used to benefit others. And of course the real question is how much money is moved through the Foundation in a quid pro quo for access to government officials and even to the anticipated presidency of Hillary Clinton.
In this case, however, she was caught flat footed as Trump showed he was up front with what he said he would do, while demonstrating that she is anything but honest and ethical. Nicely done, Mr. Trump, nicely done!