Watchdog Group Destroys GOP Conspiracy Theories By Giving Clinton Foundation High Marks

Republicans, with the help of the media, have spent the last month painting the Clinton Foundation as a criminal – even evil – organization the serves no purpose other than to benefit the Clinton family.

“It is now clear that the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history,” Donald Trump recently said. “What they were doing during Crooked Hillary’s time as Secretary of State was wrong then, and it is wrong now. It must be shut down immediately.”

This isn’t just shameless political posturing by Trump, but it’s a flat out lie.

A report published on Thursday by Charity Navigator gives the Clinton Foundation some of the highest possible ratings on both the charity’s finances and its transparency. They give the foundation four out of four stars and a score of 94.75 out of a possible 100.

Charity Navigator’s data also showed that nearly 90 percent of the foundation’s expenses go toward funding their charitable programs, like providing access to life-saving HIV/AIDS drugs for millions of people around the globe or helping provide children in the United States healthy food options at school.

The few remaining expenses go toward administrative and fundraising costs, not the Clintons’ personal bank accounts, as many on the right, including Trump, have suggested.

Charity Navigator isn’t the only independent group that gives the Clinton Foundation high marks.

Another charity watchdog group, Charity Watch, also gives the organization an A-rating. It should be noted that Charity Watch doesn’t even give the Red Cross that high of a score.

The latest controversy surrounding this important organization is nothing but a desperate attempt by Republicans to find something – anything – that will help their party defeat Hillary Clinton in November.

Not only is the Clinton Foundation highly regarded, but it is doing critical work that benefits millions of people all across the globe.

Republican efforts to put a stop to this work aren’t just shameful; they are based on complete fabrications.