No Mention of Clinton Foundation During DNC Convention

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After nearly three days of speeches and video propaganda one major part of Democrat Nominee Hillary Clinton’s life’s work has gone virtually unmentioned during the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia. Even as speaker after speaker lauded Hillary’s career in public life, no mention of the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation has been uttered from the dais.

It seems strange that a $2 billion charity that has purportedly done such great things all across the world has not rated a single word in Philly.

But with the wild success of the documentary film Clinton Cash, perhaps there is a reason the Clinton Foundation has gone unnoticed this week as Democrats seek to burnish Hillary’s legend, not tarnish it.

Clinton Cash exposes the sky-high speaking fees paid to Bill and Hillary Clinton as well as the billions in donations the Clinton Foundation raked in from foreign donors and shows how this incredible amount of money rolled in just as Hillary Clinton handed out favors when she was Obama’s Secretary of State.

This troubling story was exposed in The New York Times bestselling book Clinton Cash, written by Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer. But now it is a viral sensation as a documentary dogging Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president.

A day after its release, Clinton Cash became the top topic on Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform, and spent days dominating its trending list. Only a few days after its release, the film had already received over 800,000 views on Youtube.

The timely release of Clinton Cash isn’t the only thing likely keeping the Clinton Foundation off the DNC Convention agenda. A hacked 42-page Democrat National Committee memo released on Monday reveals the frightening array of Clinton Foundation scandal facts DNC staffers consider “vulnerabilities” for Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The leaked document chronicles hundreds of news reports of Clinton Foundation malfeasance featured under devastating headings created by DNC staffers themselves, allegations fully detailed in Clinton Cash. The DNC’s own descriptive headings, which are backed up by mainstream media reports, demonstrate how politically toxic the DNC considers the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of foreign donations during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Obama’s Secretary of State.

With the dark cloud of pay-to-play politics hanging over the Clintons it is no wonder that the Clinton Foundation has gone unrecognized during a Democrat convention aimed at rehabilitating Hillary’s career, not ending it.

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