The Clinton Foundation: Hillary Beholden To Banks, Corporations, And Foreign GovernmentsMuch has been made of the questionable actions and connections
held by Clinton’s foundation enterprise over the last year. Many
allegations have been made but what is entirely undebatable is the fact
that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation works closely
with Wall Street banks and is also heavily funded by them. As Ellen Simon of Investopedia sums up,
Bill Clinton started a public health non-profit in 2002
that has since grown into The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton
Foundation. The Clinton Global Initiative, which holds forums for
international leaders, was separately incorporated from the foundation
in 2010 at the request of the Obama Administration while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. After she stepped down as secretary of state, the two funds were reunited.
The Clinton Global Initiative discloses its donors by range, not
by specific amount. Barclays Capital, Citi Foundation and Fidelity
Charitable Gift Fund have all given the Clinton’s foundation between $1 million and $5 million.
Bank of America Foundation, Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc., McKinsey
& Company and UBS Wealth Management USA have given between $500,000 and $1 million.
Meanwhile, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Americas, Goldman Sachs
Philanthropy Fund and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding
Trust Inc. have all given between $251,000 and $500,000.