CLAIM

The Clinton Foundation is a tax-free "international money laundering scheme." See Example( s )

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Collected via Facebook, January 2016

Charles Krauthammer; ON THE CLINTON'S. The Clinton Foundation is "organized crime" at it's finest, and we are financing it! Here is a good, concise summary of how the Clinton Foundation works as a tax free international money laundering scheme. It may eventually prove to be the largest political criminal enterprise in U.S. history. This is a textbook case on how you hide foreign money sent to you and re-package it, to be used for your own purposes. All tax free. Here's how it works: 1. You create a separate foreign "charity." In this case one in Canada. 2. Foreign oligarch's & governments, then donate to this Canadian charity. In this case, over 1,000 did contributing mega millions. I am sure they did this out of the goodness of their hearts, and expected nothing in return. (Imagine Putin's buddies waking up one morning and just deciding to send un-told millions to a Canadian charity). 3. The Canadian charity then bundles these separate donations & makes a massive donation the Clinton Foundation. 4. The Clinton Foundation, and the cooperating Canadian charity claim Canadian law prohibits, the identification of individual donors. 5. The Clinton Foundation, then "spends" some of this money, for legitimate good works programs. Un-fortunately, experts believe this is on the order of 10%. Much of the balance goes to enrich the Clinton's, pay salaries to un-told numbers of hangers on, & fund lavish travel, etc. Again virtually all tax free, which means you & I are subsidizing it. 6. The Clinton Foundation with access to the world's best accountants, somehow fails to report much of this on their tax filings. They discover these "clerical errors" and begin the process of re-filing 5 years of tax returns. 7. Net result foreign money, much of it from other countries, goes into the Clinton's pockets tax free & untraceable back to the original donor. This is the textbook definition of money laundering. Oh, by the way, the Canadian "charity" includes, as a principal one Frank Giustra. Google him. He is the guy who was central to the formation of Uranium One, Canadian company that somehow acquired massive U.S. uranium interests & then sold them to an organization controlled by Russia. This transaction required U.S. State Department approval, and, guess who was Secretary of State, when the approval, was granted? As an aside, imagine how former, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell feels. That poor schlep, is in jail because he and his wife took $165,000 in gifts, and loans for doing minor favors, for a guy promoting, a vitamin company. Not legal, but not exactly putting U.S. security risk. Sarcasm aside, if you are still not persuaded, this was a cleverly structured way to get unidentified foreign money to the Clinton's, ask yourself this: Why did these foreign interests, funnel money, through a Canadian charity? Why not donate directly to the Clinton Foundation? Better yet, why not donate money directly to the people, organizations & countries in need? This is the essence of money laundering and influence peddling. Now you know why Hillary's destruction of 30,000 e-mails was a risk, she was willing to take. Bill and Hillary are devious, unprincipled, dishonest, and criminal, and they are Slick! Warning : They could be back in the White House, in January 2017. Do not let it happen. Remember, most people are not well informed. We must somehow inform and educate them. Charles Krauthammer; Warm Wishes and May God Bless America.

RATING

WHAT'S FALSE

Charles Krauthammer wrote this item.

WHAT'S UNDETERMINED

The Clinton Foundation is a tax-free "international money laundering scheme."

ORIGIN

With respect to this piece’s myriad assertions about the Clinton Foundation, we are in the process of researching those claims. We do know, however, that it was not authored by syndicated columnist and political commentator Charles Krauthammer, to whom it has since become widely attributed:

Attribution

In January 2016, the above excerpt escalated in e-mail popularity. The assertion, attributed to media personality Charles Krauthammer, was that the Clinton Foundation was an elaborate money laundering scheme aimed at collecting untraceable funds.

While the screed was circulated widely, it didn’t appear to have been written by Charles Krauthammer. We were unable to locate any credible iterations of it bylined or credited to him; additionally, early iterations from October 2015 merely mentioned Krauthammer at the start of the missive (but not as an author of the piece):

 

A Huge Clinton Scam !Now is the time to get this information out. Recently, Charles Krauthammer alluded that he had…

Posted by I am a Trumpian on Sunday, October 25, 2015

By 16 December 2015, Krauthammer still hadn’t been assigned credit for the increasingly viral screed:

The Clinton Foundation is “organized crime” at its finest, and we are financing it.Here is a good, concise summary of…

Posted by Pete Shaw on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

On 23 December 2015, iterations began appearing with a novel attribution: Charles Krauthammer. However, the earliest versions dated back to May 2015, and none at that time gave any credit to Krauthammer.

At the same time, a near-identical version of the text appeared as a comment on a 12 May 2015 blog post, without attribution. A 25 May 2015 iteration (also in the comments of an unrelated blog post) credited a “Dave Hollenbeck” as a possible author, and a 24 May 2015 version similarly credited Hollenbeck. On that date, a version appeared on Facebook; Krauthammer’s name was neither appended nor even mentioned:

The Clinton Scam The article linked below is a good, concise summary of how the Clinton Foundation works as a tax free…

Posted by Jerry Smith on Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ultimately, the piece’s original author remained unknown. Much of it appeared to be a reiteration of a 30 April 2015 American Thinker blog post titled “The Clinton Foundation as a money-laundering scheme.” What’s clear is that the item circulated long before it was attributed to Charles Krauthammer; Krauthammer’s name wasn’t attached to the piece until late December 2015. We contacted Krauthammer for firmer verification, but have not yet received a reply.

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