Bill & Hillary Clinton incorporated the Clinton Foundation in Arkansas, File No. 100152168. Since its inception, the foundation has operated and/or continues to operate under at least 30 “Fictitious Names” (Arkansas Secretary of State) including the names listed below. Note: Most news biographies state that Bill Clinton formed his foundation after he left the presidency in 2001. However, the Arkansas Secretary of State public records cited here show the news reports to be uniformly in error.
The Foundation does not provide a 1997 IRS Form 990 charity financial report. The first report disclosing $3,050,000 in donations is for 1998, EIN 31-1580204. It has blanked out the names of the Contributor Names on page 16.
The Foundation name was changed to Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation on Apr. 07, 2013.
- Acceso Fund LLC (Colombia),
- Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation (BHCCF),
- Ciudad Verde Amarilo Frailejon III (CVAF),
- Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI),
- Clinton Foundation (The) (TCF, CF),
- Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative (CFHAI),
- Clinton Foundation Hong Kong (CFHK),
- Clinton Foundation Insamlingstiftelse (Sweden) (CFI),
- Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP),
- Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI),
- Clinton Global Initiative (CGI),
- Clinton Global Initiative – Asia (CFIA),
- Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU),
- Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI),
- Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI),
- Clinton Hunter Development Initiative (CHDI),
- Clinton Institute (CI),
- Clinton Small Business Initiative (CSBI),
- Forty Two (FT),
- No Ceiling (NC),
- The Full Participation Project (TFPP)
- The Clinton Foundation (TCF, CF),
- The Clinton Initiatives (TCI, CI),
- The Clinton Museum Store (TCMS, CMS),
- The William J. Clinton Foundation (TWJCF, WJCF),
- The William J. Clinton Presidential Center (TWJCPC, TWJCPL),
- Too Small To Fail (TSTF),
- West Wing (TCF, WW),
- William J. C. Foundation (Clinton Foundation) (WJCF),
- William J. Clinton Foundation (WJCF),
- William J. Clinton Foundation (India) (WJCFI),
- William J. Clinton Fndn (Kenya) Char Trust (WJCFKCT),
- William J. Clinton Foundation UK (WJCFUK),
- WJC Investments [William Jefferson Clinton, for profit] (WJCI), and
- WJC, LLC [William Jefferson Clinton, for profit] (WJCLLC).
Williams & Connolly LLP was paid $88,200 in legal fees in 1998. Scandalously, the firm also represented the State Department in stonewalling discovery requests for Hillary Clinton emails related to The Clinton Foundation (2015).
IRS Form 990. (Apr. 13, 1999). William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation financial disclosure for FY 1998, p. 7.
In 2016, lawmakers charged that the Clinton Foundation is a “lawless ‘pay-to-play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated.” Laureate Education and Uranium One are two companies that seemed to have paid lavish sums to the Clintons and later received official government benefits.
Laureate hired former President Bill Clinton as “honorary chancellor,” paying him $16.5 million over five years. The Baltimore-based company, which operates for-profit universities in 28 countries, also donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to the foundation’s web site.
While Bill was collecting a paycheck from the company and his wife was secretary of state, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank, invested $150 million in Laureate. It was the largest-ever single IFC investment to an educational company. The United States government is the largest contributor to the IFC. During that same period, the Department of State’s U.S. Agency for International Development awarded $55 million to the International Youth Foundation. Laureate CEO Douglas Becker is on the foundation’s board of directors. International Youth Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and Laureate jointly participated in foundation programs.
The IFC also awarded $150 million to another company owned by Frank Giustra, a close friend of Bill Clinton. Giustra donated $100 million to create the “Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership” within the Clinton Foundation. The funds went to Pacific Infrastructure, a company in which Giustra had a significant financial stake. The company was to build a port and oil pipeline in Colombia that was strenuously opposed by environmental and human rights groups because the pipeline sliced through five indigenous villages and forcibly displaced the tribes.
Giustra also was an owner in Uranium One, a uranium mining company with operations in Kazakhstan and in the western United States. Giustra wanted to sell a share of the uranium business to Russia’s atomic energy agency, which required U.S. approval, including that of Secretary Clinton. The Russian investment was approved.
Blackburn added that it appeared the Clinton Foundation — which was tax-exempt only to construct and manage Clinton’s presidential library — never got IRS approval to become a tax-exempt global organization with operations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and the Caribbean.
“In the Clinton Foundation we have a charity that has never filed the appropriate paperwork,” Blackburn charged.
Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst who has been investigating the Clinton Foundation, told TheDCNF that the expansion of the foundation into a global giant was not legally approved by the IRS.
“It’s crystal clear in a review of their application that their purposes were narrowly limited, as they should have been, to a presidential archive in Little Rock, Arkansas,” he said to TheDCNF. “End of discussion.”
Blackburn also questions the makeup of the Clinton Foundation’s board of directors, which IRS rules require include independent, arm’s-length board members. The Clinton Foundation board mainly consists of close friends, business colleagues and big donors to the Clintons, as reported by TheDCNF.
“All charities need to guard against incestuous relationships which limit their ability to be objective,” the congresswoman said. “In the Clinton Foundation, we see a lack of diversity within their board.” (Source: TheDailyCaller)