The Clinton Foundation Is A Conflicts-Of-Interest Machine
The Clintons bring wealthy, famous people into their fold to help solve global problems. But those donors sometimes get something in return.By Zach Toombs | July 3, 2015
The Clinton Foundation is a charity. But on a certain level, it operates more like a club. A club that brings wealthy, famous people into the Clinton orbit in hopes of solving some of the world’s biggest problems, like climate change and poverty. But those wealthy people often get something in return — and that’s where the Clintons are running into trouble.
One of the clearest examples of this involves a man named Frank Giustra, a Canadian magnate with money from both filmmaking and mining.
Giustra has given a lot to the Clinton Foundation — $100 million in the last decade. And an in-depth report from The Washington Post showed Bill Clinton himself has borrowed Giustra’s private jet 26 times since 2005, with the two men traveling together on half those trips.