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Clinton Foundation Made Payments to Hillary’s Campaign

Well, well, isn’t this cozy? Another example of the way the lines blur between the Clinton Foundation and the Hillary campaign.

A watchdog group is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether the Clinton Foundation broke federal law by making payments to Hillary Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential campaign.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust pressed the IRS on whether the nearly $350,000 the Clinton Foundation paid to “rent” Clinton’s email list after she failed as the 2008 Democratic nomination was above “fair market value,” the benchmark used to determine whether such payments constitute corruption rather than a legitimate transaction.

And by only “renting” the 2008 list to the Clinton Foundation, the 2016 Hillary campaign is free to use it themselves again without charge.

The Clinton Foundation made a payment of $274,297 to the campaign in February 2009 and another payment of $75,000 in March of that year, Federal Election Commission filings show.

The FEC has strict rules about when and how campaigns can sell or rent their email lists in order to prevent friendly groups from padding the price they pay in an effort to skirt caps on contributions.

“Given the close relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the Hillary Clinton campaign and the circumstances surrounding the transaction, all of these facts indicate the Clinton Foundation’s payment to Hillary Clinton’s campaign was in excess of the fair market value of the list rental,” The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust wrote.

The watchdog group asked the IRS to look into whether the Clinton Foundation violated rules that bar tax-exempt organizations from enriching private interests close to the nonprofit.

Now, the Clinton’s certainly would never do anything like that, right?