Shocker: In Wake of Hillary's Defeat, Donations to Clinton Foundation Dry Up
Who could have seen this coming?
Donations to the Clinton Foundation plummeted amid Hillary Clinton's failed presidential run, it has been revealed. The non-profit organization's latest tax filings show contributions fell 37 per cent to $108 million - down from $172 million in 2014, according to the New York Post.
Donations fell as the former Secretary of State left the group in April last year shortly after announcing her run for the White House. Her departure also meant that revenue brought in from paid speeches plunged from $3.6 million in 2014 to just $357,500.
The foundation became an issue during the presidential campaign when Donald Trump pledged to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate it amid pay-to-play allegations. Trump called the foundation 'the most corrupt enterprise in political history' adding, 'It must be shut down immediately.'
The Clintons really did gamble everything on hoisting the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua into the White House, because the only alternative was the Big House.
It's not known whether Trump will keep his promise as he has since backed down in a recent interview on his vow to investigate Clinton again for her use of a private email server, calling the Clintons 'good people.' But Rep. Jason Chaffetz, head of the House Oversight Committee, has suggested that the investigation into the foundation will continue.