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Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses
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Posted on 08/20/2013 3:43:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses

By GEOFF EARLE Last Updated: 5:46 AM, August 20, 2013 Posted: 12:10 AM, August 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton’s foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the nonprofit’s tax forms reveal.

The spending includes $4.2 million in 2011 for the William J. Clinton Foundation (to which Hillary and Chelsea are now attached); $730,000 for the Clinton Global Health Initiative; and $7.2 million for the Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI).

Businessman and Republican New York City mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis has lent aircraft to Clinton and to the foundation multiple times for travel, including Clinton’s recent trip to Africa with daughter Chelsea. mpi98/MediaPunch Inc.

Clinton sometimes uses Catsimatidis’ Boeing 727, while opting on other trips to use a smaller Gulfstream jet.

“I don’t think it’s necessarily their go-to plane, because the 727 is a pretty big plane. It all depends where they’re going and what they’re doing,” said a Catsimatidis spokesman.

Sometimes Clinton uses the plane at a discount rate for the foundation,....

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1 posted on 08/20/2013 3:43:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Looks like Biden has just started his negative attacks on Team Clinton. No way Bill or Hillary would have leaked that info.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 3:48:29 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Sub-Driver

What would expect from a pair of grifters who once wrote off his used underwear for an itemized charity deduction.

Why do they need a private plane, Gulfstream or 727?

Well, the regular airlines won’t let you snort cocaine during the flight.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 3:56:10 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver

Bill and Hill have always been and will always be money-hungry, power-hungry maggots. That any sane person would admire these two shows the moral rot that will destroy this nation.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 4:01:38 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Sub-Driver

bump


5 posted on 08/20/2013 4:02:48 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: TexGrill

Biden would be a disaster for the country. It is bad enough he is Vice President. I know Hillary would be worse, but I think that Hillary is easier to beat then Biden. I know it depends on who our candidate is. Is this foundation a private organization where donations are given? If that is the case, I don’t care as much. If it tax payer funded then I think something should be done. However, I would imagine if they are working on their mission for the foundation, it might be difficult to find it illegal. I would imagine fuel is the big cost of that 50 million.


6 posted on 08/20/2013 4:16:10 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: TexGrill

This info was published by the New York Times. Limbaugh has been talking about it for the last several days.


7 posted on 08/20/2013 4:17:48 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Sub-Driver

8 posted on 08/20/2013 4:19:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: txrefugee
Bill and Hill have always been and will always be money-hungry, power-hungry maggots. That any sane person would admire these two shows the moral rot that will destroy this nation.

Indeed! And who in their right mind pays these outrageous speaking fees to hear these con artists?

9 posted on 08/20/2013 4:25:58 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Grampa Dave; sickoflibs; thouworm; ken5050; TADSLOS; GOPJ; The Mayor; NYer; Sun
The William J. Clinton Family Foundation......the Clinton Global Health Initiative......the Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI).

(Groan) how many ways can the Clintons use their name to make money?

The Clintons' 24/7 self-promotion is a familiar do-good liberal schtick: whining about "helping the needy," and willing to make a buck on it.

NBC SCREEN GRAPHIC: GETTING TOUGH ON THE CLINTONS---FINALLY

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L/E needs to examine the Clinton Foundations' assorted bank accounts and its tax-exempt status. One of the biggest scams is a tax-exempt foundation writing a check to another tax-exempt----the way they easily launder tax-exempt money to themselves .....and commit tax evasion.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer of of tax-exempt funds. Clinton Foundation monies may be paying for personal and private expenses, campaign expenses, credit cards, real estate subsidies, travel, and vehicle purchases.

<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into foundation accounts was being used for legitimate purposes.

The scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of tax-exempt funds from Clinton Foundations to insiders own use.

<><> L/E is directed to get ahold of: (1) copies of Clinton Foundations' assorted checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including e-mail, employment contracts, loan agreements, and, (8) any other books or records. L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize Clinton Foundations' assorted bank accounts for suspicious activities: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

And study those tax returns with a fine-tooth comb.

10 posted on 08/20/2013 4:29:57 AM PDT by Liz
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To: napscoordinator

Think of it... Biden? as Presidential nominee??? Really ?

And who would be the NEXT stupidest persone to be the VP choice on THAT ticket?

Pee Wee Herman?


11 posted on 08/20/2013 4:42:04 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Liz

See, the Clintons mastered the art of other people, the taxpayers, paying their way while in office. The current guy has a PHD. Say you want to go to SF for a nice vacation. You set up a “fund raiser” and have you billed as a guest speaker. Obviously you have to get there and obviously you have to stay somewhere, like the Ritz Carlton, and obviously you have to eat while there, like at some 4 star restaurant, plus you have to prepare your remarks so you must leave three days early, then you have to wind down so you depart three days after and what do you have, an all expense paid trip to a nice destination. Lastly, if you need some pocket change, the host organization pays you an appearance fee, which unfortunately you are “supposed” to pay taxes upon and everyone is happy....legal money laundering.


12 posted on 08/20/2013 4:46:02 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: txrefugee

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36


13 posted on 08/20/2013 4:52:05 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Sub-Driver
it was a travel slush fund...
14 posted on 08/20/2013 4:58:38 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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NOTE WELL Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering, tax evasion, and other financial crimes.

“The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activities,” the special agent in charge for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, explained.

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L/E needs to examine the Clinton Foundations' bank accounts used to pay for these activities.

The "Bank Secrecy Act" was passed to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting criminal enterprises, money laundering, tax evasion or other unlawful activities.

Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity that might be indicative of tax fraud, govt fraud. money laundering, embezzlement, and other financial crimes.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer of of tax-exempt funds.

<><> Foundation monies may pay for personal and private expenses, credit cards, real estate subsidies, campaign expenses, travel, and vehicle purchases.

<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into foundation accounts was being used for legitimate allowable purposes.

<><> The scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for their own use.

L/E is directed to get ahold of:

(1) copies of foundation checks,

(2) wire transfers,

(3) account statements,

(4) invoices,

(5) bills,

(6) delivery tickets,

(7) correspondence including e-mail, employment contracts, loan agreements, and,

(8) any other books or records.

L/E should also explore foundation monies paid (a) to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

L/E should scrutinize foundation bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

Bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC other accounts, to operate personal adventures---like campaigns.

Tax fraud can also be facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from foundation accounts into personal and campaign accounts.

A huge tipoff is whether foundation bank withdrawals support campaignh activities and luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts from luxury outlets for wives and mistresses.

Taxpayers demand the Bank Secrecy Act be used to prosecute foundation fraud pronto.

15 posted on 08/20/2013 5:15:28 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Sub-Driver; mickie; flaglady47; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; Chigirl 26
I keep waiting for the revelations of money going directly to Hill and Bill and Chel for fees and personal expenses.

I thought these figures had to be publicly revealed and placed on file with the authority that oversees non-profits.

Well, at least we're getting a little closer with travel expenses revealed. Where's the rest of the financial doings of this Foundation?

Actually, I don't believe any dollar figures the Clinton cabal files.....the figures are undoubtedly phony. What is needed is an official investigation and audit of this Foundation operating as a washing machine for the Billary family fortune.

Off-topic question....I'm wondering if Chelsea's ghostly husband will be accompanying her to the Land of the Rising Sun if she gets the ambassadorship....hmmm. Sometimes I wonder if he really exists at all.....hmmm.

Leni

16 posted on 08/20/2013 5:17:45 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s recap: Travelgate scandal in Clinton Whitehouse, Bill closing a runway at LAX so he could get a $400 haircut on AF 1. Now this.

Wait! I see a pattern here.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 5:30:44 AM PDT by Makana (Patience is minor despair dressed up as a virtue.)
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To: Makana
The only way these US politicians will stop ripping us off is when they die. I await this day especially for the Clintons.
18 posted on 08/20/2013 5:49:46 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Sub-Driver

Foundations=racket.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 5:50:51 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Liz

Clinton’s have a problem with the line between helping others and ‘helping themselves’....


20 posted on 08/20/2013 7:16:05 AM PDT by GOPJ ( When the state knows ALL but differences between right and wrong, it won't end well--Steyn)
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To: txrefugee

And ~48% support her presidential aspirations, Muslim Brotherhood Huma and all.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 7:36:04 AM PDT by onedoug
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