Earlier this week Allahpundit reported on the loud and proud hammer which New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman brought down on Donald Trump’s charitable foundation (the Trump Foundation) in the Empire State. A cease and desist order was issued, letting everyone know that Trump was most definitely not following the rules and that there was something fishy going on. Fair enough, I suppose. The rules are the rules after all, and if you don’t follow them you need to be brought into compliance.
But as Sarah Westwood reported at the Washington Examiner yesterday, Schneiderman didn’t seem to express as much interest in similar paperwork shortcomings on the part of Hillary Clinton’s charitable activities taking place under his watch. Instead, they were allowed to simply refile some forms and get on with business as usual.
Clinton Foundation officials quietly refiled three years of tax-related forms this week after the New York attorney general acknowledged the charity had failed to disclose all of its donors in accordance with state law.
Two entities operating within the Clintons’ sprawling philanthropic network — the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative — submitted supplementary financial disclosures for different years between 2012 and 2014 while denying Tuesday that the attorney general’s office had asked them to do so.
“The Clinton Foundation is properly registered to solicit funds under Article 7A, which requires organizations to register before they solicit funds in New York,” said Ricardo Castro, general counsel for the Clinton Foundation.
This is yet more evidence of the absolute partisan joke which Albany politics has become and now it’s impacting the race for the White House. The huge “scandal” regarding the Trump Foundation centers on their failure to register with a particular government bureau, not some deep, money laundering conspiracy. Once the oversight came to light, Schneiderman could have easily sent them a letter reminding them to correct the error, file their registration form and get on with their business. Instead, he chose to shut them down and hold a press conference.
But when it came to light that certain financial disclosures may not have been filed by the Clinton Foundation they were allowed to simply slip a few forms in the mail and continue operations. Should we be surprised? Not in the least.
The dirty work of the dirty demacrats and their loyal bootlickers from the New York Slimes(All the Sludge thats fit to print)their up to their dirty work these rotten demacrats
Possibly because the Clinton Foundation isn’t a scam and has done nothing illegal, while the Trump Foundation is and has. The Attorney General of New York thinks there’s more than enough hard evidence to prove this in a courtroom, and intends to do so.
November 23, 2018 — Trump fails to end New York lawsuit over his charity
@Greg: NY who cares about the commies, now the federal investigation https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/417761-house-gop-to-hold-hearing-into-dojs-probe-of-clinton-foundation Dec 5th tick tock will poor Chelsea have to get a job? dontions down 90% since no pay for play.
Yep. House GOP to hold hearing into DOJ’s probe of Clinton Foundation. They’d better hop to it, because their days as the controlling majority of the House are rapidly running out.
Republicans will have had continuous control of the House of Representatives for 8 years at that point, much of which they’ve spent in an endless series of politically motivated investigations that cost taxpayers a bundle, but for the most part came up empty.
No doubt they’ll very quickly proclaim that their successors are wasting time and taxpayer money investigating the Trump administration.