Secretary of State's charity run by family member, political contacts donated to it


Old news, right?

Of course. It's such a breach of ethics that all these people who dealt with the Secretary donated to America's Promise.

Say what? Don't I mean the Clinton Foundation?

Clinton Foundation? Damn. You mean there's another Secretary of State who founded a charity contributed to by people dealing with the Secretary?

Yup. The Clinton Foundation is the second one I know of. The first is America's Promise, founded by Colin Powell and run by his wife, Alma, while he was in office. One of its big donors was Ken Lay. You remember him, right? He headed Enron. 

Lay also donated to a literacy charity, but this one wasn't founded by the Secretary of State. No, this one was founded by the President's mother.

Ever hear about these?

Of course not. Why would you? Who would bother investigating such a thing?.

You have to be a Clinton to rate such an investigation.

She has a lot of nerve expecting to be treated like her predecessor. 

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/8/30/12690444/alma-powe...

 

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Comment by marilyn sands on August 31, 2016 at 1:27pm

Good one, Kosh!  And, Carter got a kickback from hammering away at "Habitat for Humanity"?  R&L

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on August 31, 2016 at 1:50pm

uhmhmm

Comment by Zanelle on August 31, 2016 at 3:03pm

Good article, thanks.  Just saying the words, "Crooked Hillary" over and over again will do the trick.

Comment by nerd cred on August 31, 2016 at 3:07pm

I think about this whenever I hear more reports on the Clinton Foundation. Thanks for reminding me where I saw it!

Comment by koshersalaami on August 31, 2016 at 3:29pm

The more I check into the Clinton Foundation, the less criticism of Hillary makes sense. it's all innuendo. 

Comment by JMac1949 Today on August 31, 2016 at 3:45pm

Damn I forgot about Powell's non-profit... no good deed goes unpunished.  R&L ;-)

Comment by koshersalaami on August 31, 2016 at 4:00pm

Yup

By the way, this post is not meant in any way as a criticism of Colin Powell. I think both Powell and Clinton were right to develop charitable foundations. 

Comment by JMac1949 Today on August 31, 2016 at 4:13pm

I don't recall any Lefty Dems calling for investigations of Powell's private emails or his foundation.

Comment by koshersalaami on August 31, 2016 at 4:21pm

Why would they? Powell was the sane member of the Bush administration, a charitable foundation is a good thing, and they weren't worried about e-mails, largely because

They Weren't Looking For Something To Blame Powell For

Comment by JMac1949 Today on August 31, 2016 at 4:26pm

Are you implying that Tea Party Trump supporters in Congress are malevolent soulless slime mold?

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