As a former investigator with the IRS, I want to make a point in regards to any Politician's released charitable contribution information available during this election season: All we know is what they tell us they "Reported" to the IRS as charitable contributions. These figures are in no way "authenticated" or "verified" by the IRS unless a full audit is performed. Something to keep in mind! (+ the IRS is prohibited, by law, from releasing any info about your tax returns to the public........so we can't even be positive that the tax form released to the press ( by the politician) is really the same one the IRS got)
I know...I know.....I'm paranoid!
(but like R. Reagan used to say: "Trust.......But Verify"