The Clinton Foundation has been characterized as an intricate web of connections, money and favors by Republicans and the GOP, while the Clinton campaign claim it’s a charity that helps people around the world.
Conflicts of interest stories continue surfacing between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s term as Secretary of State. It has been called a “pay-to-play” scheme that allowed wealthy donors – and even foreign governments – to gain influence and favors from Clinton while she was Secretary of State.
Bill Clinton published an open letter Monday, stating if Hillary is elected president, “The Foundation will only accept donations from U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, and U.S.-based independent foundations – whose names they will make public,” and Bill will step down from the Board and no longer raise funds for it.
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Republican nominee Donald Trump has challenged the Clintons to go farther than that, saying the Clinton Foundation should be shut immediately, and the donations it accepted from foreign donors and foreign governments should be returned.
Trump said, “The Clintons have spent decades as insiders lining their own pockets and taking care of donors instead of the American people,” and called the foundation “the most corrupt enterprise in political history.”
Bloomberg reported a poll this month that showed 53 percent of voters say they are “bothered a lot” by the fact that the Clinton Foundation accepted money from foreign governments while Clinton was secretary of State.
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