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Half of Clintons’ Charitable Giving in 2014 Went to Their Own Foundation

Hypocrisy, thy name is Clinton.

Giving to charity is a good thing. Giving to your own charity that benefits primarily yourself is even better, at least if you’re a Clinton.

Half of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable giving last year went to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to a review of the latest financial disclosures from their private foundation.

The Clintons earned more than $28 million in 2014 (something of a whopper of its own for a “woman of the people”) and claimed around $3 million in income as charitable tax deductions, according to tax returns released by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The campaign emphasized Clinton’s charitable giving in a press statement, saying that it “represented 10.8 percent” of her income in 2014. What a nice lady, right?

But roughly half of that money — $1.8 million — was channeled right back to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

According to the tax returns, the Clintons gave $3 million in 2014 to the Clinton Family Foundation, a private foundation the family uses as a pass-through to other charities. Records show the CFF disbursed $3.7 million in 2014, including $1.8 million to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

The $1.8 million contribution is also by far the largest annual donation the Clintons have made to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation in recent years. In the past five years combined, they gave a total of $1.1 million to the organization. Their last large donation was in 2008, when they gave $1 million.

And if all that money is hard to follow, well, you’re starting to get the picture.

While the Clintons do not receive salaries from the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, they do benefit from paid travel, office and staff, using the charity to secure lucrative speaking engagements, and of course as a rolling PR machine.

The Clinton charities also employ their longtime aides between political appointee jobs. It is quite typical for a trusted servant of Club Clinton to build a career revolving through campaign jobs, government jobs and foundation jobs, depending on where the Clinton’s are in their own cycle.

Anyone looking for another example of The Clinton Character, start here.