Just 1 day after slapping the Trump Foundation with a cease-and-desist letter, the New York Attorney General’s office has confirmed that the Clinton Foundation failed to file 3 years worth of supplemental tax forms related to the required disclosure of “donors and contributors” to the New York State Charities Bureau. Of course, the attorney general’s office went to great lengths to quietly explain to CNN that the whole thing was just another honest mistake resulting from the overwhelming complexity of the Clinton Foundation.
Late Tuesday, a spokesman for the New York attorney general’s office acknowledged some of those financial statements had been missing. The confusion arose, the spokesman said, because of a merger between the foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, an annual conference which had its final session in New York City last month.
“The Clinton Foundation was required to file these statements for CGI in 2012, prior to CGI’s merger with the Clinton Foundation in 2013,” a spokesman told CNN. “Today, the Clinton Foundation filed supplementary Statements of Financial Position and Activities for CHAI for 2012-14 and the requisite supplementary Statements for CGI for 2012.”
Though oddly enough, this admission from the NY attorney general’s office wasn’t accompanied by a tweet bragging about the discovery…shocking.
My office sent a Notice of Violation to the Trump Foundation. More information, and the letter, here: https://t.co/vv6Q2BevUw
— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) October 3, 2016