During an interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that Bill and Hillary Clinton “will have to answer for the foundation,” thus “suggesting that the public will care more about conflict-of-interest allegations than Clinton campaign officials say will be the case.” Vox,
Pelosi’s response is the biggest crack in the Clinton Foundation armor so far because of her position as the party’s leader in the House and because she has said she backs Hillary Clinton for president. It could give political cover for other Democrats to distance themselves from the Clintons’ operation of their foundation.
On Thursday, senior Clinton campaign officials insisted voters aren’t being swayed by a series of stories about the Clintons raising money for themselves and the foundation from entities with business before the federal government. They said they would answer questions about the foundation as they arise but don’t believe it will damage or distract Clinton…
There’s “no question” they’ll have to address questions about the foundation, Pelosi said.