The shadowy Clinton Global Initiative, which has starred in numerous scandalous theories involving influence peddling and shady dealings authorized by Bill and Hillary Clinton, will close down its main office on April 15, 2017 â€“ Tax Day, coincidentally enough.
All 22 employees who currently work at the New York City CGI office will be laid off on that date, with the reason recorded with the Department of Labor as a â€śplant layoffâ€ť caused by the â€śdiscontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.â€ť
President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign for being involved with the CGI, an ostensibly charitable organization that was widely suspected of having a â€śpay-to-playâ€ť component benefiting the Clintons and wealthy donors.
During her tenure as secretary of state and up to the beginning of her campaign, Clinton made millions of dollars by giving private speeches at corporate events. The Podesta and DNC leaks also implicated the Clintons in using their political capital to solicit sizable donations from foreign benefactors in exchange for under-the-table favors.
Immediately after Trump trounced Clinton in the general election, the Clinton Foundation began sloughing off donors at an alarming rate. Countries from Australia to Norway, which had funneled millions of taxpayer dollars into the Clinton foundation in the form of annual payments, suddenly pulled out of their commitments after so-called conspiracy theories surrounding the CGI began to take hold.
No political influence to peddle, no cushy donations â€“ or so the CGIâ€™s current situation seems to entail.