Of Course: Hillary’s New Political Group “Onward Together” is Already Involved in Shady Business Practices
Hillary Clinton is behind the new political action group labeled ‘Onward Together‘. Of course the group is already accused of tax fraud, Hillary Clinton is involved!
According to Corey’s Digs, Hillary ‘launched’ an organization by the name of ‘Onward Together’ –
Onward Together announced their “launch” on May 15, 2017. Shortly before their launch, Politico reported that “The former secretary of state is building a new political group to fund organizations working on the resistance to President Donald Trump’s agenda.”
Despite the fact that Hillary Clinton’s name does not appear as a director, trustee, on the board, or under payroll, the entire organization is promoted by her as it being hers. Additionally, she had contributed $800,000 from Hillary for America (her presidential campaign) to Onward Together just two weeks before its public launch, accounting for 25% of the overall donations. She also solicits for donations, and is seen in countless photographs with those she refers to as “OUR Partners.” But then, why would she have her name listed, when Mark Elias of Perkins Coie, LLP, 2016 presidential campaign attorney, is listed as the incorporator? Anyone can create a corporation, and pay an attorney to register it for them, so that their name isn’t reflected on public documents.
Their mission is quite clear. They are focused on Hillary Clinton’s mission for the Democratic party, and a photo with a quote from Hillary is seen on their home page, stating, “Let’s keep fighting and let’s keep the faith. And let’s lift each other as we move forward on this journey.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton. The home page opens with this sentiment: “Onward Together is dedicated to advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the 2016 election. By supporting groups that encourage people to organize, get involved, and run for office, Onward Together will advance progressive values and work to build a brighter future for generations to come.”
According to Digs, Hillary has the band all back together –
Most people are aware that “Onward Together” is a political organization to raise funds for the Democratic party, but what they don’t realize, is the fact that this tax-exempt 501(c)(4) is operating ILLEGALLY, on multiple levels. IRS laws, FEC documents, and Onward Together’s tax return create one heck of a recipe, burning for an investigation. Not only does Onward Together require scrutiny, it’s partner organizations need a closer look as well.
Perhaps “Back Together” would have been more apropos, since Hillary Clinton got the band back together to form this tax-exempt political scandal. Even Huma Abedin is on the payroll. What’s most interesting is that the DNC paid nearly $2 million to Onward Together for donor list rental/acquisition produced by Hillary for America, while the DCCC paid more than $700,000 for the same list. Sure, politicians often sell “donor lists”, but Onward Together is not allowed to declare the payment as tax-exempt “royalty income,” nor does this political activity align with the lawful purpose of 501(c)(4) organizations. But it gets worse.
Digs claims that Onward Together is not complying with the law and committing tax fraud –
It’s important to note that specific laws apply to tax-exempt organizations, such as the percentage of “unrelated business income,” which could result in a loss of tax-exempt status, if that portion is substantial. Based on their tax return, it would be difficult for them to justify their tax-exempt status. According to the expenses indicated on their tax return, they shelled out $1,034,514 in fundraising, $480,000 in grants to political 527 organizations, and $500,000 in grants to questionable and political 501(c)(4) organizations, and over $400,000 in payroll and professional fees, accounting for over 80% of expenditures. That goes way beyond the limited political scope allowed.
What’s worse, is they only paid taxes on the $480,000, while listing over $3 million as “royalty income,” which presumably accounts for the funds received from the DNC and DCCC, being as they do not appear to be included anywhere else in the return.