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Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records[W:34]

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After more than a year of research, a Wall Street analyst is arguing the Clinton Foundation's books are riddled with financial inconsistencies that rise to the level of "fraud."

Charles Ortel, who gained recognition for correctly identifying problems with General Electric's financial statements in 2008, has prepared 40 reports highlighting discrepancies that he said proves the Clinton Foundation has covered up cash flow since 1997.

The financial whistleblower said his 15 months of research revealed gaps in the amount of money donors claim to have given and the amount of money the foundation claims to have received.

Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records | Washington Examiner

In November, the Clinton Health Access Initiative was forced to refile its tax returns after a review revealed big-ticket foreign donations that had been left off its Form 990 filing.

A lot of cumulative cutting jabs like that in the story - not a lot of unnecessary wordage.
Any other outlet pick up on this story?
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

Expect this story to be buried. It's been quite obvious that the CGI is a money laundering organization
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

After more than a year of research, a Wall Street analyst is arguing the Clinton Foundation's books are riddled with financial inconsistencies that rise to the level of "fraud."

The Clintons are LYING?!
I'm...i'm shocked! Shocked i say!
 

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Expect this story to be buried. It's been quite obvious that the CGI is a money laundering organization

Buried and turn more attention to Trump posing as a PR guy...that's obviously much more criminal then lying about one's financials!
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

It would not surprise me to see the Clinton Foundation engaging in some wealth hiding and movement shenanigans.
 

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Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records | Washington Examiner

A lot of cumulative cutting jabs like that in the story - not a lot of unnecessary wordage.
Any other outlet pick up on this story?

Not much in that story to pick up, honestly. There are a few instances of the charities failing to properly register with the states, but that's not a big deal. But there's lots of stuff like this:

Charles Ortel, who gained recognition for correctly identifying problems with General Electric's financial statements in 2008, has prepared 40 reports highlighting discrepancies that he said proves the Clinton Foundation has covered up cash flow since 1997.

Where are the reports? Link? How much cash flow was allegedly "covered up"?

The financial whistleblower said his 15 months of research revealed gaps in the amount of money donors claim to have given and the amount of money the foundation claims to have received.

"Gaps" tell us nothing of interest. The donors claimed to contribute more or less than is recorded? By how much? $50 versus $5 million or $50 million matters.

Etc. I was disappointed. It's my gut feeling that the Foundation is shady as hell and if nothing else creates a huge appearance of impropriety by Hillary by taking 6 and 7 figure donations from entities with business in front of Hillary as SoS. Unfortunately that article doesn't even begin to prove anything other than sloppy record keeping and registrations.
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

I can't even pretend to care about the Clinton foundation while the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, a much larger and better-funded organization, has been actively working on undermining our educational system.
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

I read the article.

First... it's the Washington Examiner. A news organization not particularly known for 'journalistic integrity'. So I'm skeptical out of the gate... but maybe they've actually got something.

Well, maybe. But not from that article. Lots of suggestions of impropriety. Plenty of innuendo. But no details to speak of from the actual report. And some full-on misrepresentations... which make me even more skeptical. For instance - they describe the analyst, Mr. Ortel, as a 'whistleblower'. There was no suggestion that he was operating with inside knowledge, as would be the case with someone acting as a whistleblower. Maybe he was acting as a 'investigative journalist'. Maybe he's been hired to serve as a 'forensic accountant'. But that sort of overblown, sensationalist, misleading label is but one example of the shoddiness exhibited here.

And - speaking of 'hired' - there was nothing at all about how Mr. Ortel came to the task. Who hired him. Very hard to judge his work without knowing who brought him to the task, and what his instructions were. Was it the League of Women Voters? Was it Common Cause? Was it the Heritage Foundation? Was it the John Birch Society?

My impression so far? Another waste of time. Another lame attempt to smear Hillary. Come back when you've actually got something to look at. I'm perfectly receptive... but I'm not gullible.
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

I read the article.

First... it's the Washington Examiner. A news organization not particularly known for 'journalistic integrity'. So I'm skeptical out of the gate... but maybe they've actually got something.

Well, maybe. But not from that article. Lots of suggestions of impropriety. Plenty of innuendo. But no details to speak of from the actual report. And some full-on misrepresentations... which make me even more skeptical. For instance - they describe the analyst, Mr. Ortel, as a 'whistleblower'. There was no suggestion that he was operating with inside knowledge, as would be the case with someone acting as a whistleblower. Maybe he was acting as a 'investigative journalist'. Maybe he's been hired to serve as a 'forensic accountant'. But that sort of overblown, sensationalist, misleading label is but one example of the shoddiness exhibited here.

And - speaking of 'hired' - there was nothing at all about how Mr. Ortel came to the task. Who hired him. Very hard to judge his work without knowing who brought him to the task, and what his instructions were. Was it the League of Women Voters? Was it Common Cause? Was it the Heritage Foundation? Was it the John Birch Society?

My impression so far? Another waste of time. Another lame attempt to smear Hillary. Come back when you've actually got something to look at. I'm perfectly receptive... but I'm not gullible.

Who hired him to analyze the GE books? Maybe he is one of those most rare curious individuals?
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

I can't even pretend to care about the Clinton foundation while the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, a much larger and better-funded organization, has been actively working on undermining our educational system.

Are Bill and/or Melinda Gates are running for president?
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

That's the one.

Bob Woodward said the WAPO assigned reporters to Hillary as well as the 20 on Trump.
Let's see if they pick up on this one.

:lamo Good one Bubba! As if it's likely to ever happen.

Why do I always feel the need to shower after reading anything that has to do with Bill and Hillary Clinton?

I think it speaks to your high standards, as well as the Clinton's corruption and low standards, much like the low standards of of Hillary supporters.
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

I can't even pretend to care about the Clinton foundation while the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, a much larger and better-funded organization, has been actively working on undermining our educational system.

Feel free to start a thread and tell us all about it.
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

Are Bill and/or Melinda Gates are running for president?

No, it seems that they prefer to pull strings from behind the curtain.
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

Feel free to start a thread and tell us all about it.

Is it any surprise that claims against the Clintons are exaggerated for political reasons ?
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

Is it any surprise that claims against the Clintons are exaggerated for political reasons ?

No, but where there's smoke there is generally fire.
 
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While I can't stand Trump, he will go for Hillary hard on this, and the media won't be able to ignore it. That's why they're trying so hard to paint women against him as quickly as possible.

Trump isn't background noise like Romney or McCain were. The media can't stifle Trump or ignore him. What he says gets heard, good or bad.
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

Is it any surprise that claims against the Clintons are exaggerated for political reasons ?

Is it any surprise that the Clintons could molest children in the street, and most liberals would figure out a way to justify it in their minds.
 

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Re: Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records

Is it any surprise that
the Clintons could molest children in the street
, and most liberals would figure out a way to justify it in their minds.

Hey, lighten up. Bill gave those kids hearing aids first, before he molested them. He told them his name was Ken Starr.
 

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Is it any surprise that the Clintons could molest children in the street, and most liberals would figure out a way to justify it in their minds.

And you think this is a realistic equivocation ?
 

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And you think this is a realistic equivocation ?

Apparently, it is.

Bill has as many accusations his direction as Bill Cosby, and yet nobody seems to care in the liberal bubble world.
 

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Apparently, it is.

Bill has as many accusations his direction as Bill Cosby, and yet nobody seems to care in the liberal bubble world.

No, he doesn't. He has had consensual affairs, that is not the same thing as drugging and raping dozens of women.
 
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