"Mistake": Clinton Foundation Admits Failing to Disclose $26 Million in Payments

Posted: May 22, 2015 7:50 AM
"Mistake": Clinton Foundation Admits Failing to Disclose $26 Million in Payments

After weeks of officials trying to explain why the Clinton Foundation is refiling it's taxes after "mistakes were made," new information published by the Washington Post shows at least $26 million was not disclosed properly. Where is the money from? More speeches of course. 

The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups.

The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign.

The money was paid as fees for speeches by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Foundation officials said the funds were tallied internally as “revenue” rather than donations, which is why they had not been included in the public listings of its contributors published as part of the 2008 agreement.

Oops. Where the money came from is as shady as ever, with a Nigerian newspaper paying Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech. 

Not only do we see a pattern of favorable moves by the State Department toward people and governments that donated to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's time as secretary, we now see a pattern of non-disclosure and "mistakes" as well. This pattern begs the question: What else have the Clinton's failed to disclose? And if the media doesn't find the non-disclosure first, will the Clinton Foundation ever voluntarily reveal the issue? After all, the Clinton Foundation has raised $2 billion over the past 15 years, that's a lot of cash to sift through.