Report: 96 Percent of Clintons’ Charity Donations Went to Family Foundation

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Hillary and Bill Clinton funneled 96 percent of their charitable donations to their own family foundation, according to the Democratic nominee’s 2015 tax returns.

Last year, $1 million of the total $1,042,000 that the Clintons deducted in charitable contributions went to the Clinton Family Foundation, the Daily Caller reported Friday.

The tax return showed that the other $42,000 in contributions went to Desert Classic Charities, a nonprofit that organizes an annual charity golf tournament. The organization then in turn contributed $700,000 to the Clinton Foundation. A foundation adviser and longtime Bill Clinton assistant, Doug Band, was on the organization’s board of directors through 2014, according to IRS filings.

The Clintons earned in total more than $10.5 million in 2015, primarily from paid speeches. Less than 10 percent of their total income went to charity.

Clinton released her tax returns Friday as pressure builds on Donald Trump to follow suit. The Republican nominee has argued that he cannot release his returns because he is being audited by the IRS.

An IRS official told the Washington Post in April that there was no reason Trump could not release his tax returns prior to 2009.

Natalie Johnson

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Natalie Johnson is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, she was a news reporter at the Daily Signal. Johnson’s work has been featured in outlets such as Newsweek, Fox News and Drudge Report. She graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with a B.A. in political science and journalism. She can be reached at johnson@freebeacon.com. Her twitter handle is @nataliejohnsonn.

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