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Sat Nov 28, 2015, 08:32 AM

 

The Washington Post: Inside the Clinton Donor Network

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/clinton-money/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_daily202



A Washington Post investigation reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton have methodically cultivated donors over 40 years, from Little Rock to Washington and then across the globe. Their fundraising methods have created a new blueprint for politicians and their donors. Over four decades of public life, Bill and Hillary Clinton have built an unrivaled global network of donors while pioneering fundraising techniques that have transformed modern politics and paved the way for them to potentially become the first husband and wife to win the White House.

The grand total raised for all of their political campaigns and their family’s charitable foundation reaches at least $3 billion, according to a Washington Post investigation. Their fundraising haul, which began with $178,000 that Bill Clinton raised for his long-shot 1974 congressional bid, is on track to expand substantially with Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House run, which has already drawn $110 million in support.

The Post identified donations from roughly 336,000 individuals, corporations, unions and foreign governments in support of their political or philanthropic endeavors — a list that includes top patrons such as Steven Spielberg and George Soros, as well as lesser-known backers who have given smaller amounts dozens of times. Not included in the count are an untold number of small donors whose names are not identified in campaign finance reports but together have given millions to the Clintons over the years. The majority of the money — $2 billion — has gone to the Clinton Foundation, one of the world’s fastest-growing charities, which supports health, education and economic development initiatives around the globe. A handful of elite givers have contributed more than $25 million to the foundation, including Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra, who is among the wealthy foreign donors who have given tens of millions.

A FUNDRAISING POWERHOUSE

Roughly two-thirds of the money given by Clinton donors has gone to support their charitable foundation.

Separately, donors have given $1 billion to support the Clintons’ political races and legal defense fund, making capped contributions to their campaigns and writing six-figure checks to the Democratic National Committee and allied super PACs. The Post investigation found that many top Clinton patrons supported them in multiple ways, helping finance their political causes, their legal needs, their philanthropy and their personal bank accounts. In some cases, companies connected to their donors hired the Clintons as paid speakers, helping them collect more than $150 million on the lecture circuit in the past 15 years. The couple’s biggest individual political benefactors are Univision chairman Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl, who have made 39 contributions totaling $2.4 million to support the Clintons’ races since 1992. The Sabans have also donated at least $10 million to the foundation...

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Reply The Washington Post: Inside the Clinton Donor Network (Original post)
Demeter Nov 2015 OP
Scuba Nov 2015 #1
cantbeserious Nov 2015 #3
cantbeserious Nov 2015 #2
leftofcool Nov 2015 #4
bread_and_roses Nov 2015 #8
7962 Nov 2015 #5
SmittynMo Nov 2015 #17
7962 Nov 2015 #19
SmittynMo Nov 2015 #21
LiberalArkie Nov 2015 #6
Hoppy Nov 2015 #10
SmittynMo Nov 2015 #16
Douglas Carpenter Nov 2015 #7
davidpdx Nov 2015 #9
7962 Nov 2015 #20
Plucketeer Nov 2015 #30
davidpdx Nov 2015 #37
Plucketeer Nov 2015 #41
Punkingal Nov 2015 #11
Gary 50 Nov 2015 #12
Fuddnik Nov 2015 #15
antigop Nov 2015 #13
Punkingal Nov 2015 #18
antigop Nov 2015 #29
Fuddnik Nov 2015 #14
uberblonde Nov 2015 #22
MADem Nov 2015 #33
notadmblnd Nov 2015 #35
Sophiegirl Nov 2015 #23
magical thyme Nov 2015 #28
SoapBox Nov 2015 #24
AzDar Nov 2015 #25
ejbr Nov 2015 #26
TryLogic Nov 2015 #27
Fuddnik Nov 2015 #31
EndElectoral Nov 2015 #32
George II Nov 2015 #34
MattSh Nov 2015 #36
KoKo Nov 2015 #43
Proserpina Nov 2015 #38
Uncle Joe Nov 2015 #39
Proserpina Nov 2015 #42
Uncle Joe Nov 2015 #44
antigop Nov 2015 #40

Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 08:40 AM

1. But there's no quid pro quo. Her supporters told me, so it must be true.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 08:43 AM

3. Que Bono - Why Of Course - The 1% At The Expense Of The 99%

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 08:41 AM

2. HRC - The 1% Serving The 1%

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 09:11 AM

4. Oh my, directors and philanthropists donated to the Clinton Foundation!

We don't need no stinking rich people to donate to a Foundation that helps the poorest of the poor. Never mind that merry-go-round those little kids play on in that poor African village pumps healthy clean water while they play.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 09:33 AM

8. "Charity" from the rich is blood money

As is Philanthropy, if you like that term better. As are their political donations. So, the mining "magnate" puts some of his blood money - extorted from workers, from our precious and irreplaceable commons - to some "good cause." Gee, I'd bet some of those getting rich on the death and destruction in Nigeria from oil are big donors to something too!

And don't imagine they don't want something for it - whether a day less in hell or a deregulation - they expect a return.

That some "big donors" may have acquired their blood money in somewhat less vile and poisonous ways - say a director - does not refute the principle.

All wealth is theft.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 09:11 AM

5. MOVE ALONG, THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE. You've been told this before!!

 

Its HER TURN dammit.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:20 AM

17. 1st time seeing this

OMG. What in the hell is wrong with her?

It's one thing to vent in private. No one sees your stupidity. But to post this online? Over Brittney? OMG. What is the hell is wrong with her? Is this one of those people that should never have a gun?

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Response to SmittynMo (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:25 AM

19. OK, hope you're sitting down.......That was a dude.

 

His name is Chris Crocker. Got a lot of publicity back when he did this

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Response to 7962 (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:26 AM

21. Holy shit

NFW!!! Way!!!! Fooled the shit out of me.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 09:12 AM

6. Isn't that why people give money to politicians, because they do not want the

politician to share the givers viewpoints. I am different, I give money to Bernie because he shares my viewpoints and wants to accomplish the same things I want accomplished. But then I am different.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 09:48 AM

10. But in this case, the "givers' view points included NAFTA, ending Glass-Stiegel and so forth.

 

Vote for Hillary and get more of the same.

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:15 AM

16. If we get more of the same,

then the middle class should be pretty much gone within the next decade.

Vote for Bernie, and save us all.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 09:26 AM

7. knr

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 09:35 AM

9. Now the Washington Post is part of the vast right-wing conspiracy?

Oh, no. It's everywhere. They are all out to get her. Yes, you heard me right. They are out to get her because she is a woman. By linking this you will make it impossible for Hillary to win the GE because you've put her down. How dare you! For the love of everything holy in politics.

Now there is only way you can rectify your mistake. You must bow down before Hillary and offer to kiss her feet. She is the chosen one, it is HER turn. She is our savior like Jesus.

























And if you haven't gotten any of that yet, I'll add this for clarification

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:26 AM

20. Sadly, a LOT of her supporters will say pretty much what you just did. nt

 

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:01 AM

30. There's a distinct and determined blindness

 

being practiced in the worship of Dame Clinton. Hard to believe the reasons behind it are as simple as they are, but after you've seen the evidence for a time you have but to conclude that it's not some sort of mirage. It truly IS that simple and void of sophistication.
What we need is REAL Hope 'n Change - the sort we were promised by the last winner, but never got delivered. What we don't need is a "third term" of his "leadership" style. We don't need a continuation of a totally blind attorney general's office. I mean - if I rob the bank, I'm going to jail. If the BANKS rob the bank, their CEOs get bonuses. And you can DAMN SURE bet that wanton invisibility would continue to be practiced under Obama's third term. Hell, the banks are already buying their cloak of invincibility - Right in front of our eyes!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 06:09 PM

37. I agree with most of what you said

I think given the situation that Obama faced he has accomplished quite a bit. Some of his policies I have disagreed with. Perhaps the worst is the upcoming TPP vote. If that were to fail, I would be relieved.

You are right about making an argument against a Obama 3rd term. That is a difficult thing to do and why since the passing of the of the 22nd Amendment almost 65 years ago only one time has a party managed to win the White House three terms in a row (Reagan and GHW Bush). Granted we came close in 2000. I think it will be much harder than the Clinton supporters make it out to be if she is the nominee.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 12:31 PM

41. Yes - not going to be easy at all

 

Forget Hillary's gender - she's got an aura about her (undeserved) that the GOP has tediously put together. And they're going to stand behind that fantasy to the bitter end. What's telling to a degree is how they don't even MENTION Bernie Sanders when talking about the general elections. I really think that it's "outta sight - outta mind" because they KNOW he'd be the harder contender to beat

I agree that Obama has had some positive accomplishments - the ACA being the foremost. But even that was compromised and compromised BY Obama and the Dems. We should have pushed the damned health Ins companies into the trash pile - instead we accommodated them.
The ongoing drone debacle is a real blight on this country's façade of caring for humanity - just one of MANY continuations of Bush's old games. And his AGs have been a JOKE. Holder's name fit him perfectly - holding off on prosecuting ANYONE that really deserved to be. "Cut it out" ain't gonna cut it. And I feel certain that's gonna be the next Wall St. lackey if she manages to win the White House.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 09:55 AM

11. OMG...

Bought and paid for. No doubt about it.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:03 AM

12. Ha Ha Ha Sam Walton donated $6000.

Another half a seconds income shot to hell.

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Response to Gary 50 (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:11 AM

15. I think he croaked before they could really put the arm on him.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:08 AM

13. "Both Clintons declined to be interviewed or comment for this article."

Well, golly gee, why wouldn't they want to set the record straight?

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Response to antigop (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:24 AM

18. Too busy trying to find a way to spin it....

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Response to Punkingal (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:57 AM

29. can't defend the indefensible. nt

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:10 AM

14. Why does the Washington Post hate Amerika?

And puppies too!

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:27 AM

22. Nice way to conflate the political donations with those to the foundation.

What kind of horrible, awful people would raise $2 billion to help the rest of the world?

I'm sure it makes a lot of people happy to assert some kind of equivalence, but... no there, there.

Y'all sound really silly when you grab at the same stuff you'd denounce if it involved someone you supported.

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Response to uberblonde (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:03 AM

33. Grrrrr! Grrrrr! They're just so MAAAAD, too!

Those selfish people--how DARE they improve the lives of the poor and destitute!! Corporatists! Banksters! One Percenters! OH MY!!!!!



As Ricky said to Lucy, it's just so ridiculous!

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Response to uberblonde (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:52 AM

35. Bill Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation is on Charity Navigator's Watchlist


Here's why:



On February 19, 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported that as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton "was one of the most aggressive global cheerleaders for American companies, pushing governments to sign deals and change policies to the advantage of corporate giants such as General Electric Co., Exxon MobilCorp., Microsoft Corp. and Boeing Co." The article goes on to state that "at the same time, those companies were among the many that gave to the Clinton family's global foundation set up by her husband, former President Bill Clinton." The article says that "at least 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during her tenure donated a total of more than $26 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of public and foundation disclosures."
The article also states that "corporate donations to politically connected charities aren't illegal so long as they aren't in exchange for favors. There is no evidence of that with the Clinton Foundation. [...] All of the companies mentioned in this article said their charitable donations had nothing to do with their lobbying agendas with Mrs. Clinton's State Department."

For more information: The Wall Street Journal

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=311580204#.VlnadeJ5r0I

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:29 AM

23. This was posted two weeks ago

Late one evening, WaPo posted this online. Since it was long, I decided to wait until morning to read it. Next morning, poof.....gone. Wondered why.

Now it is back up again. Curious.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:52 AM

28. it happens a lot. you can post something at the "wrong" time and it sinks like a stone

 

because nobody happens to be around to pick it up. post the identical thing at the "right" moment, and it picks up traction.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:35 AM

24. Dead Broke! DEAD Broke!

So sad...when they left the White House...even though they were already scheming the NY Senator run thing.

Oh...well, NOT dead broke anymore!

I don't feel sorry for them at all.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:41 AM

25. K & R

 

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:42 AM

26. I'd a thunk

they would wait until after she was nominated before trying to bring her down for the Repigs to get White House. I have to wonder what is their hurry?

I can't imagine her supporters will care that she facilitated arms sales to bad actors in larger amounts than Bush (Dubya) after a significant donation.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 10:50 AM

27. More than $150,000,000 as "paid speakers". Smells bad to me.

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Response to TryLogic (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:01 AM

31. Smells worse than Congressional book advance deals.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:02 AM

32. These people don't know how to give to charity themselves, they must give to the Clintons to do it

There is no quid pro quo. 250K-550K speaking fees are simply the going rate. I can't imagine Hilary Clinton would be politically influenced by a 500K speaking fee "donation" to the Clinton Foundation. Heaven forbid.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 11:23 AM

34. This "article" is a cheap attempt at misrepresenting donations to the Clinton foundation....

....and donations to the Clinton election campaign.

We keep seeing pieces like this in a vain attempt to scuttle her campaign. It's not going to happen.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 01:13 PM

36. Well it appears some people have trouble with the truth...

Sadly, no surprise there.

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Response to MattSh (Reply #36)

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 09:28 AM

43. sad...

"Flagged for Review" with only 3 posts hidden in 90 days? I hope it was just a mistake or that it was 2 posts hidden in 24 hrs. for some reason that caused the review.

Can't see anything with this WaPo article that would cause "Flag." And "Demeter" has contributed so to DU in the Financial Forum for years.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2015, 07:30 PM

38. K&R

 

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 12:52 AM

39. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Demeter.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #39)

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 06:48 AM

42. On behalf of Demeter, who is locked out of DU for posting this piece

 

thanks, Uncle Joe!

She really appreciates your support.

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Response to Proserpina (Reply #42)

Mon Nov 30, 2015, 08:30 PM

44. That is a shame, I hope she comes back soon.



Thanks for passing on the message, Proserpina.

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Response to Demeter (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 10:54 AM

40. kick nt

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