A document from the New York State Department of Labor reveals that the Clinton Global Initiative is being discontinued.
Filed on January 12, 2017, the document shows the layoff of a specialist employed by the Clinton Global Initiative as part of a “plant closure” and that the reason for their discontinuation was the “Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.”
The news of the closure of the Clinton Global Initiative comes after reports emerged in the Fall of 2016 that they were laying off dozens of workers at their New York offices.
The Clinton Global Initiative was founded in 2005 by Bill Clinton and associate Doug Band. Band and Clinton were dogged by accusations of corruption, which intensified after 2016 document releases by Wikileaks revealed that Band was soliciting large numbers of donations for Clinton through his public relations firm, Teneo.