As Hillary Clinton is adjusting to life outside the political spheres of influence, it appears one of the Clinton branded “charitable” foundations have found a reason to shut down only a few months after her defeat.
Last week, Clinton Global Initiative executive Veronika Shiroka filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) action with New York State’s Department of Labor. The WARN act mandates that any organization that staffs a certain number of employees must provide a 60 day notice of termination due to layoffs or closings.
The WARN filing is public record and can be viewed below. The reason given for the layoffs of their employees is “Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative” with a date given of April 15th of this year.
The fact that this organization is closing shortly after Hillary Clinton loses the presidential election leaves one to speculate, since you would imagine she would have even more time to focus on her “charitable” causes without needing to dedicate attention to governing a country. The Clintons have certainly made enough money from their speeches and events over the years to maintain a charity foundation for the foreseeable future.
The Clinton Global Initiative is indeed a charity, whose goal is to “change lives around the world” (although they don’t state if it’s change for the better). From the organization’s website, they claim to have “improved” the lives of over 435 million people in 180 countries.
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together 190 sitting and former heads of state, more than 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,600 commitments which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.
I can think of at least one country that suffered a horrific earthquake, Haiti, where citizens are furious with the Clinton’s and their foundations, claiming that they stole billions of dollars from their country’s relief efforts and used the money to secure contracts for their allies (donors) while padding their own pockets.
The question remains as to why, if the Clinton Global Initiative wasn’t a “pay for play” organization whose primary objective was to rake in money from foreign governments in exchange for special access to Hillary Clinton’s administration, would the organization be shutting down if they’re so committed to helping the world?
Although the Clinton’s obvious deny such allegations, I can think of no better evidence that their foundation was a front for political bribe money than the fact it is closing after Clinton losses her influence and power in politics. The bigger question may be, is this a preemptive move by the Clintons to have a reason to destroy evidence of political bribes in the case that Donald Trump allows an investigation into their corrupt activities?