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Ah the next manufacturered scandal. At least 4 and a half more years of this - if the insane Republican party actually survives beyond November...

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Clinton=JAIL TIME

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@Mr. Macarthy - Wanna bet ? 1/20/17 - "Madame President " !

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Republicans see attacking Clinton over the organization as a way of unifying conservatives divided over Trump, who has never held elected officer and who often deviates from conservative orthodoxy

need anyone say more?

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Republicans: no honor; no shame.

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Think Trump and his party are just jealous as he does not know the meaning of Charity..Trump is believed to be the most uncharitable Billionaire in the World..Oh sorry I forgot he took that truck of supplies and pledged to donate 100K which is a huge about for someone who has Billions..A vote for Trump is a vote for a truly Pathetic Individual..

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Hope they do! Shut it down!

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Clinton=JAIL TIME you want to bet your house on that. Just wait when Trumps fraud cases bubble to the surface, he`ll be spending more time defending himself than trying to find fabricated stories to attack Clinton on.

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Hope they do! Shut it down!

Uh, bass, no one wants to see it shut down since it helps so many people. What people want is for Bill and Hillary to no longer be involved in it if they're going to be working for the US government at the same time. Seems fair to me.

The fact is that just about anyone can get away with buying a politician. I'm a bit rusty on this, but the laws are mostly useless since you need an absolute smoking gun to convict someone of bribery. You need proof that the politician said they would do favor X for person Y if he donates $Z. Otherwise, you could say that you're just a citizen looking to donate money to a party/person so you met with them to get their views, liked them, and decided to write the check to them. And it had nothing to do with some permits for new construction that you just happened to need right now and the city just happened to decide to approve. If there's no explicit tit-for-tat that is verifiable, then not much can be done.

Someone else might want to chime in if I'm wrong.

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Clinton Foundation : too big to fail; Hillary Clinton : too big to jail.

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Uh, bass, no one wants to see it shut down since it helps so many people. What people want is for Bill and Hillary to no longer be involved in it if they're going to be working for the US government at the same time. Seems fair to me.

The Boston Globe, NY Post, The L.A. Times, The Washington Post, The Hill, The WSJ, The Detroit News, they all want this Foundation, masked as a what now seems to be what people have thought it was for a long time, a front for a huge slush fund for the Clinton's. They should shut it down, unconditionally.

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The Clinton Foundation has done good things for people internationally and to wish such an organization to close and for people to lose their jobs seems to be a contradictory stance by the GOP. Don't just take it from me, just go to their website, look at the financial disclosures. I think conflict of interest for Clinton and Trump is a fair point, but to close an non-profit organization that improves the lives of others, unlike Trump's for profit, seems shortsighted.

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The Clinton Foundation has done good things for people internationally

Yes, to a point, they have. But on the other hand, how did the Clinton's accumulate such a massive amount of wealth? Why won't she make any of her speeches regarding her foundations public?

and to wish such an organization to close and for people to lose their jobs seems to be a contradictory stance by the GOP.

Not if the organization is corrupt and from the look of it with each passing day, it seems like it is.

Don't just take it from me, just go to their website, look at the financial disclosures. I think conflict of interest for Clinton and Trump is a fair point, but to close an non-profit organization that improves the lives of others, unlike Trump's for profit, seems shortsighted.

Clinton has been a public servant for over 40 years and a lot of tax payer funds are involved with every scheming and every lie they try to embellish and throw at the publics feet. Trump is in the private sector, a businessman, not beholden to the tax payer.

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Uh, bass, no one wants to see it shut down since it helps so many people. What people want is for Bill and Hillary to no longer be involved in it if they're going to be working for the US government at the same time. Seems fair to me.

Seems fair to me too.

The Boston Globe, NY Post, The L.A. Times, The Washington Post, The Hill, The WSJ, The Detroit News, they all want this Foundation

As you say, they all want this foundation. You're the one who doesn't.

The fact is that just about anyone can get away with buying a politician.

Yep - even Trump agrees: “I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them, two years later, three years later, I call them, and they are there for me."

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bass4funk wrote: "The Boston Globe, NY Post, The L.A. Times, The Washington Post, The Hill, The WSJ, The Detroit News, they all want this Foundation, masked as a what now seems to be what people have thought it was for a long time, a front for a huge slush fund for the Clinton's. They should shut it down, unconditionally." Question: Do these media outlets WANT the foundation (as Strangerland is correct in assuming from what you wrote) or do they WANT it to be SHUT DOWN? If the latter, then recipients would suffer and HRC's campaign staff would become unemployed in the off season. They would have to seek honest work as political pundits.

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The Boston Globe, NY Post, The L.A. Times, The Washington Post, The Hill, The WSJ, The Detroit News, they all want this masked as a what now seems to be what people have thought it was for a long time, a front for a huge slush fund for the Clinton's. They should shut it down, unconditionally.

Sorry, but this is what they said, you forgot to get it all, but that we both agree, that makes me feel a whole lot better.

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Hmmm. Maybe the Clinton Foundation could do more support work for migrants coming to Europe. I heard European people absolutely LOVE Muslim people and are very happy that they are all coming to live together and share cultures!

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BillMurphy, - hillary - too big to jail. sums it up nicely.

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If they has pasted Trump's hair on the fron of that crashed air ship, would there still be a republican party, or would be have to get our own beer?

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"The only way to eliminate the odor surrounding the foundation is to wind it down and put it in mothballs"

What about the odor surrounding Clinton herself?

This is interesting: "New evidence of 'pay-to-play' deals with Clinton State Dept. " ( Fox News )

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Calls grow for Clintons to shut down charitable foundation

Calls grow. Let me guess: first it was Brietbart and Freepers. Then FOX and Rush joined in. And then the New York post. What next?

Drudge and the WSJ?

Anyways, Ain't. Gonna. Happen. Right wingers hate the Clinton Foundation because it does good things, proves govt does work with competent leaders, and has the name Clinton attached to it.

But that ain't only it. First, Trump donated over 125k to the Clinton Foundation. That means he can't really hammer it without looking either stupid or foolish. Nelson says: "Haaaaaaaa haaa!"

More importantly, the AP totally blew it here. They know it, which is why they are trying to 'walk back' their foolish article. But they ain't gonna gettaway with it. You can walk back as much as you want, but when you've stepped in dog crap, you just spread it all around. And no one wants to be near you or walking near you and end up smelling like crap too.

Y'all better prepare yourself for a vigorous push-back in defense of the Clinton Foundation. You better prepare yourself for the terrible, horrible, shocking and disgusting things the Foundation does. Like

-- Help prevent AIDS

-- FIght against Malaria

-- Fight against child poverty

-- Promote sustainable economic growth

promote population control

I know. The HORROR. THE HORROR!!!

AND IT GETS WORSE!!!!! CharityWatch says that 88% of the foundation's money goes toward its charitable mission and gave the foundation an A rating for 2016.

AGHGHGHGHGHHGHGHGHGHHGHGH!!!!

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Wow black sabbath you're clearly a hillary fan..

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you're clearly a hillary fan.

You say that as if it were a bad thing.

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You say that as if it were a bad thing.

They actually think that7s a bad thing.

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You could go back and forth on this all day. Backers claim it is a solid charity because 79% of its expenses go to "program services." What they don't say is most of this money pays for salaries, travel expenses and meetings. The most prominent watch dog group, Charity Navigator, won't give it a rating -- either good or bad -- because of the foundation's "atypical business model." In other words, it's set up is too unusually to compare with other charities. The Better Business Bureau says the foundation fails on two of its accountability measures for charities: It hasn't done an effectiveness assessment of its programs and doesn't have a written policy to do so in the future.

Another huge red light was the fact that donations were down sharply after Hillary left her position as SoS in 2012, and then ramped up again last year at the start of the presidential campaign. I don't know what to say anymore to people that automatically assume that all of these things are mere coincidences.

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