Politifact Despots, Dictators And Terrorist Lovers – It’s The Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting–
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2015 State Department subpoena
In February 2016, The Washington Post reported that the United States Department of State issued a subpoena to the foundation in the fall of 2015. According to the report, the subpoena focused on “documents about the charity’s projects that may have required approval from federal government during Hillary Clinton’s term as secretary of state” and “also asked for records related to Huma Abedin, longtime Clinton aide who for six months in 2012 was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton’s personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.”
The Clinton Foundation is a public organization to which anyone may donate. Due to their similar names, the public foundation has sometimes been confused with the Clinton Family Foundation, which is reserved for the Clintons’ private philanthropy. The two foundations have been conflated by the Wall Street Journal and other news sources. The significantly smaller Clinton Family Foundation is a traditional private foundation that serves as the vehicle for their personal charitable giving. Headquartered in Chappaqua, New York, it received nearly all of the approximately $14 million the Clintons gave to charity from 2007–13.
Stephanopolous on List of ‘Notable’ Past Clinton Global Initiative ‘Members’ — and He’s Joined by 13 Other Big Media Figures
May. 15, 2015 8:28pm Jason Howerton
In addition to donating $75,000 in three years to the Clinton Foundation, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos is also listed as a “notable past member” of the Clinton Global Initiative. The embattled newsman is joined on that list by 13 other huge figures in the media industry.
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The entire list includes:
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, Financial Times’ Lionel Barber, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo, NBC’s Matt Lauer, The Economists’ Matthew Bishop, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, NBC’s Tom Brokaw, Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, CNN host Anderson Cooper, PBS correspondent Judy Woodruff, Yahoo’s Katie Couric and Fareed Zakaria.
A Clinton Foundation official told Mediate on Friday that the media members did not pay the $20,000 invite-only CGI membership fee and are technically classified as “guests.”
Members of the press may agree to moderate panels or otherwise participate in various CGI events.
The Clinton Global Initiative is an “initiative” of the Clinton Foundation and “convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges,” according to its website.
What Does Clinton Global Initiative Do, Exactly?
Forty-six million children have better educational opportunities, more than 110 million women and children have better access to health care, and clean drinking water is more available to over 27 million people.
The 10-year-old initiative has facilitated programs that aided more than 430 million people in 180 countries, with government, private and civil-society entities working together in 90 percent of the programs, he noted at the initiative’s annual meeting.
The foundation also announced that foreign governments would no longer be allowed to sponsor events at Global Initiative meetings, which are no longer being held overseas.
The initiative prides itself on some 3,200 “commitments to action” – concrete plans for a new approach to a major problem – by its members.
One such pledge has led to financial education for more than 1.2 million poor women and youths and scholarships for more than 10,000 students in Kenya. Another has spawned more than 430 successful online crowdfunding campaigns for projects centered on women and girls. A third, aimed at enlisting African-American churches in combatting HIV and AIDS, has trained more than 500 religious leaders.
“We’re in the middle of defining the terms of our interdependence in a world where so much of our identity is caught up in our differences,” Bill Clinton said. “So our job, as citizens – those of us who have no political power – is to do what we can to build up the positive forces of our interdependence and reduce the negative ones.”
The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative is to turn ideas into action.
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together 190 sitting and former heads of state, more than 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,600 commitments which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.
“We are confident that combining the knowledge and expertise of younger leaders with the optimism and fervor of university students will lead to promising new collaborations and partnerships that will improve our world.” – CHELSEA CLINTON
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) LEAD program is a global community of accomplished young industry professionals and entrepreneurs who are passionate about engaging with the work of CGI members to address our world’s urgent challenges. Inspired by the Clinton Foundation’s mission to help people live their best life story, LEAD is a forum for exchanging ideas about how to work together to promote service and drive positive change around the world.
Participants of the LEAD program are recruited by invitation only and include highly accomplished professionals across sectors. Through LEAD, these individuals have opportunities to participate in the wide variety of programming offered by CGI.
Engagement in the LEAD program includes invitations to the CGI Annual Meeting and the CGI University (CGI U) meeting, participation in an annual LEAD meeting, as well as access to CGI’s year-round programming.
A special component of the LEAD program is the opportunity for participants to share their expertise with the future generation of global leaders: CGI U students. Through LEAD’s mentorship forum, LEAD program participants leverage their knowledge and experience to help CGI U students turn their ideas into action—a concept the CGI community is incredibly passionate about.
Benefits of CGI Lead Participation
- Invitation to attend the annual CGI U meeting
- Opportunity to provide mentorship to a select CGI U student
- Invitations to program briefings with CGI senior leadership
- A CGI LEAD strategy planning meeting with Chelsea Clinton each year
- Opportunity to nominate candidates for subsequent classes of LEAD
source–Kevin G. Hall, western journalism, joe sanders,mcclatchy, wash post, ny post, casey wassermann, wsj, anita kuman, kevin hall, the boston globe, reuters, american enterprise inst., large cities climate leadership group, international business times, la times, factcheck, ap,