>>> Politico's story "Bill Clinton Aides Used Tax Dollars to Subsidize Foundation, Private Email Support" has touched off a firestorm, complete with denials and downplays from the Clinton campaign and its surrogates. Reporter Kenneth P. Vogel summarized his findings in the first paragraphs:
Bill Clinton's staff used a decades-old federal government program, originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to subsidize his family’s foundation and an associated business, and to support his wife’s private email server, a POLITICO investigation has found.
Taxpayer cash was used to buy IT equipment — including servers — housed at the Clinton Foundation, and also to supplement the pay and benefits of several aides now at the center of the email and cash-for-access scandals dogging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The story is based on documents from the General Services Administration that were released due to a Freedom of Information Act request from Vogel. The Memory Hole 2 has posted the 4,000+ pages of documents to the right, and we've also put them here on the Internet Archive. (Note that we're not connected in any way with Politico.)
The Documents [PDF format]
The files are labeled the way the GSA labeled them for release. The first two are by far the largest and most voluminous.