As far as Britain is concerned, it looks like the charitable star of Bill and Hillary Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, has crashed.
The Clinton Foundation UK, which uses an address in London as its registered office, raised a deeply disappointing £9,920 ($12,739) during the whole of 2015, according to new documents published in the UK.
That’s an average of £826 per month, or about $1,000.
The Clinton family’s charity was set up in the UK in 2007 for the “ADVANCE OF HEALTH OR THE SAVING OF LIVES IN GENERAL, THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, THE RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS IN ALL FORMS AND IN PARTICULAR BUT WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERAL SCOPE OF THIS CLAUSE, THE RESOLUTION OF ETHNIC OR RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS, AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OR IMPROVEMENT.”
Although it apparently undertook no “direct activity” during 2015, it still managed to spend two thirds of the income it did receive – £6,418 – on the Clinton Climate Initiative.
However, this cash went not on fighting climate change, but on “governance” costs.
Hillary Clinton has vowed to close down the Clinton Foundation’s overseas affiliate in Britain, plus its sister operation in Sweden, if she wins the presidency next month as a way of countering claims that it accepts dubious foreign funding.
Judging by these figures, it looks like she and Bill stopped raising funds for the UK in 2015. Does this mean she thinks she’s got the election in the bag already?
The latest figures show that when all costs are considered the Clintons’ UK charity has net assets of £18,223.
The London office is overseen by board members of the main Clinton Foundation in America.
A spokesman did not respond to questions.