The Clinton Foundation is no longer raking in the number of high-dollar donations they did before Hillary Clinton lost her second presidential bid.
According to the New York Post, contributions to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation have fallen by 42 percent, failing to reach previous levels for the second year in a row.
After the foundation was accused of pay-for-play deals, one of its key executives resigned in 2015. That year, donations plummeted 37 percent.
Now, as the Justice Department considers the appointment of a special prosecutor to examine allegations against the Clinton Foundation, donations fell again from $108 million in 2015 to $63 million in 2016, according to the group’s latest federal tax filings.
Last month, Senate Republicans launched an investigation into the 2010 Uranium One deal, which saw former Secretary of State Clinton approving the Russian purchase of Uranium One, a company which held uranium assets in the United States. Uranian One’s Canadian owners had donated $145 million to the Clinton family charity prior to Clinton’s greenlighting the deal.
Kevin Thurm, the acting CEO of the Clinton Foundation, told the Post: “These recycled claims about the Clinton Foundation being involved in Uranium One have been debunked again and again. Regardless of the noise, the foundation will continue our work to improve people’s lives and tackle the major challenges of our time, such as the opioid epidemic, climate change, and empowering the next generation of leaders.”
Clinton plans to serve once again in the Clinton Foundation, after abandoning a board position in 2015 to embark on her failed 2016 presidential run. She will return in a limited capacity, reportedly.
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