http://www.nationalreview.com/artic...tdown-influence-peddling-criticism-vindicated Now isn't this interesting? I mentioned this when Hillary lost, that what happened to the CGI would speak volumes about what it really was designed to do, and the Clinton speech fees and invites would likely plummet. Here's your answer. The Clinton Global Initiative was exactly what critics thought it was- influence peddling of future access and power of a Clinton in High Office. Had little or nothing to do with helping the needy. It's primarily why Clinton lost the election to a weird reality star. It personified what is wrong with politicians and highlighted brazen corruption. The poor are still with us, the Clintons could spend the rest of their lives using their contacts to help them, but there is nothing in it for the cynical contributors to buy, and nothing for the cynical Clintons to gain, so lay off the staff and shut it down. Didn't take long. Has this been on CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, etc? Who is Van Jones blaming? I'm out of the country and haven't had access to left wing media.