How the Clinton Charitable Foundation Is Being Run
By: Bill O'ReillyOctober 27, 2016

Hackers have released new information taken from emails stolen from John Pedesta, Hillary Clinton's Campaign Chairman, that show the Clinton Foundation is run more like a business than a charity.

This man, Douglas Band, was a top fundraiser for the Foundation.  But at the same time he was running a company called Teneo and booking speeches for Bill Clinton.

So, Mr. Band was a very busy guy.  Not only did he bring in millions of dollars to the foundation, he set up millions of dollars in speaking fees for Bill Clinton and a hefty income for himself, consulting with some folks who donated money to the foundation.

It is a tangled web but you get the picture - money went to charity, money went to Bill Clinton, money went to Doug Band.

In addition, The Factor has studied the 2014 tax return from the Clinton Foundation.

According to this document filed with the IRS, millions was spent on non-charitable expenses.

In 2014, the Clinton Foundation received $338 million in revenue. 

Sixty-four percent of that money went for charitable purposes.

The rest was either saved, spent on administrative expenses or invested.

Included in the expenses are lavish salaries for Clinton pals.

Then CEO Eric Braverman received $532,000 in total compensation.

Bruce Lindsey, almost $400,000.

Mark Gunston, $314,000.

Maura Pally, $284,000.

And Dennis Cheng, almost $270,000 in total compensation.

In addition, Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton used private jets to fly around on foundation business.

That's legal, but rare.

Charities usually use scheduled airlines to save money.

To be fair, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton are very high-profile people.  Secret Service agents are needed.

But there is no question the private air travel afforded them an opportunity to do whatever they wanted to do and go wherever they wanted to go.

That is a huge advantage for a politician planning to run for president.

Talking Points believes the Clinton Foundation is a joint venture - business, political and charitable. 

The Clintons figured out how to accomplish all three things under the foundation banner.

It is left to you, the voter, to decide whether that is ethical.

One footnote - I run my own foundation, named after my parents.  I take nothing from the Foundation - no salary, no travel, no expenses.

Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton do not take salaries but they certainly have benefitted from the money the foundation has received.

And that's the memo.

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