As a leader of an Internal Audit group, I do everything possible to ensure that my team is objective and that we are perceived as such. Example: Some people we were auditing wanted to give my employees t-shirts, but I told them they couldn’t accept anything — not a t-shirt, not a lunch, not a #2 pencil. They weren’t happy with that at first, but they came around to my reasoning.
The law of reciprocity is a fact of human nature in all cultures. When your neighbor drops off a Christmas gift — no matter how nominal, such as a jar of jelly — 99% of people immediately have an instinct to want to reciprocate. So even though you have no legal obligation to do so, your human nature drives you to it. People know that, which is why so many businesses give gifts, entertainment and vacations to customers and politicians. It has a proven impact on human behavior.
And even if it didn’t impact behavior, I still avoid those things because of appearances. In my example, I think my employees would still be very objective in asking their basic audit questions. But those getting audited might have thought it was influencing their work and others getting audited might have felt that they also had to provide gifts.
This is all why most of the donations to the Clinton Foundation are doubly wrong. Even if the “donors” weren’t buying influence, it obviously gave the appearance of it. Bill Clinton just “happened” to get huge speaking fees from groups who just “happened” to have business impacted by Hillary’s State Department. That appearance alone should have stopped those arrangements. But Hillary and her family benefit mightily through their Foundation with travel, salaries and more. It is probably the most public and glaring abuse of monetizing one’s power in American history. She should be in jail for this alone (not to mention the email server, Benghazi, etc.).
Thankfully, it sounds like this is getting investigated. But Obama has an interest in suppressing this so Hillary can be elected and carry on his
dream nightmare. Via FBI’s Clinton probe expands to public corruption track:
“The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed,” one source said.The development follows press reports over the past year about the potential overlap of State Department and Clinton Foundation work, and questions over whether donors benefited from their contacts inside the administration.The Clinton Foundation is a public charity, known as a 501(c)(3). It had grants and contributions in excess of $144 million in 2013, the most current available data.
This was sort of inevitable. No sentient being ever saw the Clinton Foundation as anything other than a way to provide the Clintons with tax free income. No one ever thought that the Clintons and their inner circle were not enriching themselves by trading on Hillary’s position as Secretary of State. In fact, it is my contention that a significant number of the 1300+ classified emails held on Hillary Clinton’s private email server were US government information that was being used as currency to enrich Sid Blumenthal, his deceased crony Tyler Drumheller, and others.
It is clear that Bill and Hillary are wildly deceptive, greedy, vile and selfish. The evidence for that could fill up the Interwebs. The question is why the Leftists will vote for her anyway. And the answer to that is simple: Abortions, LGBTQX perversions and coveting your neighbor’s money.