Facing a steep drop in donations following Hillary Clinton’s disastrous 2016 presidential bid and pay-for-play allegations, the Clinton Foundation reportedly held an extravagant fundraising gala on Thursday evening.
Fox News reported the cheapest tickets for the New York shindig cost $2,500 for cocktails and dinner, with big-time donors given the option to fork over $100,000 for a package including “leadership reception for two, a premium table of 10, program recognition as Gala Chair and invitations to the Clinton Foundation Annual Briefing.”
The official invitation for the gala featured photos of Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, implying they were all in attendance, but early media reports from the event have not been available.
Earlier reports indicated the rapper Shaggy and musician Sting would be in attendance and possibly performing.
Accusations, which the Clintons have denied, ran wild that the foundation was a pay-for-play operation to have access to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Foundation scaled back operations significantly in 2016.
Among the most dubious accusations against the shadowy operation are the so-called Uranium One deal, in which 20 per cent of the U.S.’s domestic uranium deposits were sold to the Russians under Clinton’s lead.
The connections between the Uranium One deal and the foundation were heavily documented in Peter Schweizer 2015 book “Clinton Cash.”
The New York Times reported the foundation received millions in donations prior to the sale. The foundation also came under heavy scrutiny following the disastrous mishandling of relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
In addition to Hillary Clinton’s exhaustive book tour, in which the former New York Senator continues to blame everyone but herself for her presidential loss, the glittering gala serves as further proof the Clintons have no intention of leaving the limelight anytime soon.
feature image via The Daily Caller
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