As Hillary Clinton is getting ready to run for president again, new reports reveal that the Clinton Foundation “secretly lifted a ban on accepting money from foreign governments.” The National Journal,
This is sleazy because of the clear conflicts of interest. What do these foreign countries expect in exchange for their donations? What pressure would Clinton face as president to return financial favors? …
The Clinton Foundation stopped raising money from foreign governments in 2009 at the urging of the Obama administration. To their credit, the Obama team was worried about the perception of the secretary of State’s husband, Bill Clinton, raising money while she represented U.S. interests overseas. After leaving the State Department, she officially joined the foundation, which changed its name to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
This is stupid because it undermines the narrative of her unofficial campaign—one of the world’s most famous women challenging the “glass ceiling” of U.S. politics. Some of these donor countries have no respect for women. Saudi Arabia has such a poor record that Clinton herself praised the “brave” Saudi women who defied their nation’s ban on female drivers.
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