It appears that, at long last, the Clinton Foundation is discovering that trading influence for money doesn’t work out so well when you don’t have any influence to trade.
According to The Daily Caller, 22 staffers are being laid off at the Clinton Global Initiative, one of the multifarious tentacles of the Clinton Foundation. The layoffs will be effective as of April 15, a filing from the group said.
Politico reported on the announcement of layoffs back in September, before the election.
The layoffs come as an investigation by the FBI into the Clinton Foundation is in full swing. Many allege that the foundation was used as little more than a slush fund for the Clinton family, all the while peddling influence during Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department.
The foundation has also been suffering with cash flow problems since Hillary Clinton’s swan dive at the polls back in November. Apparently, there aren’t too many satrapies willing to pay either Clinton for access when there’s not much access to be bought. Who would have thunk it?
The Clinton Global Initiative was one of the more nebulous arms of the Clinton Foundation. According to its website, CGI “convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.” In other words, it manages conferences. At its height, the Clinton Global Initiative employed about 200 people.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as seeing heads roll at the Clinton Foundation, even if it’s a bit late in the day for it. We can only hope that the Clinton family’s sick slush fund is dismantled and that the former first family is no longer able to peddle their influence. In the absence of that, however, 22 people being laid off is certainly a good start. We can only hope there’s more to come.
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