“Once again Hillary Clinton has been caught having failed to turn over work-related emails, which in this case show Clinton Foundation donors directly contacting her for favors while she was Secretary of State. It’s time for Hillary Clinton to end her 270-day long streak without a press conference and answer the tough questions about her State Department’s unethical relationship with the Clinton Foundation.” – Steven Cheung, Director of Rapid Response
Hunter is an investigative journalist whose resume includes working for ABC News and Good Morning America. He also worked for CNN on shows such as Paula Zahn Now and American Morning. Hunter joined ABC News in 1999 from WTSP-TV in Tampa. he has earned a “National Headliner Award,” an International “Freddie Award” for health and medical reporting, as well as investigative reporting awards from both the “Society of Professional Journalists” and the “Radio Television News Directors Association.”
According to Hunter’s website, Wall Street’s Charles Ortel explained the charity fraud that is the Clinton Foundation: “I think this is an example of a vast left-wing conspiracy. If you go back into the history, the Clintons always like to expose the things that go down for their credit, and they always try to hide the stuff that doesn’t make them look so good. When you go back into the history of the Clintons, Bill and Hillary, and now Chelsea, have been monetizing government service. They have been operating as Robin Hood in reverse.
“Stealing from the poor to reward their rich cronies. . . . I think what you have here is a case study on the proponents of the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party, and they tend to be left-leaning, how these people got together and figured out a charity where foreigners can give unlimited amounts of money, and U.S. players can give unlimited amounts of tax deductible money to an entity. This could be a preferred vehicle for strengthening the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party and Clinton interests around the world,” Ortel claims.
Ortel also explains, “There are two sides to the coin. I think Peter Schweizer (Clinton Cash author) and his team have done a very good job of exposing this very difficult to expose pay-to-
play stuff. I doubt there are criminals dumb enough who sit down and write memoranda in great detail and say ‘alright, you give me $1 million and I’ll give your this ambassadorship. Let’s sign on the dotted line here. Please wire the money to this account.’
“I don’t think you are going to find those types of records. At the end of the day, even if you write a great book, and the book is good, and even if you do a movie and the movie is good, at the end of the day, the skeptical press is going to say there is no evidence.”
Ortel goes on to say, “On the other hand, on charity fraud, it’s a very different thing. In charity fraud, unlike pay-to-play, you don’t have to prove intent. Under New York State law, in particular,the requirement is merely that you prove the public filings in the Clinton Foundation are false and materially misleading, and they certainly are.
‘This is why you are starting to see these editorial boards around the world say wait a minute. You also have to prove that they solicited, not that they raised money, that they solicited. That, the Clintons have admitted. . . . On the charity fraud side of life, that is the mine field for the Clintons. The second the IRS, or any attorney general or a state taxing authority, decides to make an issue of this, the burden of proof shifts . . . the charity has to come forward and prove the affirmative case.”
“The Clinton Foundation has to prove, since October 23, 1997, that all you have been doing exclusively is furthering the authorized tax exempted purposes, which as far as I know is, to be merely a research facility and archive based in Little Rock. Prove that’s all you have done. Show us the legally audited financial statements. Show us those audits.”
In closing, Ortel contends: “This is a tale that needs to be told, but it’s not going to be a tale that people swallow at first blush given the fact how powerful the Clintons are or how vengeful the Clintons are when they are in power. . . . Another way to talk about the Clintons is the Bonnie and Clyde of charity or the Al Capone of charity.”
Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show..
He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.