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Newsweek has a massive look today at Trump's foreign entanglements. It is all "blah blah blah Moammar Khadafi" and "word word word Ukraine." It is very long! They probably spent at least a couple days on it! But what part do you really need to know, without going and reading the whole goddamn epic yourself?

The Trump Organization is not like the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the charitable enterprise that has been the subject of intense scrutiny about possible conflicts for the Democratic presidential nominee. There are allegations that Hillary Clinton bestowed benefits on contributors to the foundation in some sort of “pay to play” scandal when she was secretary of state, but that makes no sense because there was no “pay.” Money contributed to the foundation was publicly disclosed and went to charitable efforts, such as fighting neglected tropical diseases that infect as many as a billion people. The financials audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the global independent accounting company, and the foundation’s tax filings show that about 90 percent of the money it raised went to its charitable programs. (Trump surrogates have falsely claimed that it was only 10 percent and that the rest was used as a Clinton “slush fund.”) No member of the Clinton family received any cash from the foundation, nor did it finance any political campaigns. In fact, like the Clintons, almost the entire board of directors works for free.

When's the last time you saw a major media property just flat knock down baseless assertions about the Clinton Foundation as just that -- baseless?

YOU HAVEN'T because Wonkette is not a major media property! (Except of your hearts.)

Instead, you've seen the AP do deep dives into whether Hillary Clinton met with a Nobel Prize winner she'd been friends with for 40 years, and the Wall Street Journal break the shocking news that Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state, attended her husband's birthday, and the New York Times do a very thorough investigation of crooked ol' Hillary helping Clinton Foundation "donors" (Bill Clinton aides) get diplomatic passports (for a diplomatic mission), and she didn't even give them to them anyway.

So let's treat ourselves to that paragraph again, because it was awesome:

The Trump Organization is not like the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the charitable enterprise that has been the subject of intense scrutiny about possible conflicts for the Democratic presidential nominee. There are allegations that Hillary Clinton bestowed benefits on contributors to the foundation in some sort of “pay to play” scandal when she was secretary of state, but that makes no sense because there was no “pay.” Money contributed to the foundation was publicly disclosed and went to charitable efforts, such as fighting neglected tropical diseases that infect as many as a billion people. The financials audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the global independent accounting company, and the foundation’s tax filings show that about 90 percent of the money it raised went to its charitable programs. (Trump surrogates have falsely claimed that it was only 10 percent and that the rest was used as a Clinton “slush fund.”) No member of the Clinton family received any cash from the foundation, nor did it finance any political campaigns. In fact, like the Clintons, almost the entire board of directors works for free.

Thank you Newsweek! You get one (1) pass from us next time you want to hire Tina Brown again. Just don't make it a habit.

[Newsweek]

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