Clinton Foundation found operating illegally

A 2008 internal review of the Clinton Foundation found that it appeared to be working outside the rules for not-for-profit organizations, WikiLeaks revealed Saturday.


The review, carried out by prominent New York lawyer Kumiki Gibson, said the charity group “must act immediately to bring the foundation into compliance with the law and standards that govern not-for-profits.”

It cited a high-ranking, but unnamed member of the foundation organizing a political event, which is illegal for registered non-profits.

That executive was “being paid by [former President Clinton], the government and the foundation.”

The review noted that the official “allowed the foundation to host what may have been (or may have been viewed as) a political event, apparently without official pre-approval from the foundation’s legal department and without regard, before the fact, to the impact of that decision on the foundation’s tax exempt status.”

The review did not specifically say what the political event in question was.

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