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The Clintons and their “conflicts of interest”

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Let’s hope that the Clinton defenders catch up with reality.     The Clinton Foundation was a “cash machine” for the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign.  

It was also a conflict of interest, as reported by The New York Times:

“American political campaigns are barred from accepting foreign donations.

But foreigners may give to foundations in the United States. In the days since Mrs. Clinton announced her candidacy for president, the Clinton Foundation has announced changes meant to quell longstanding concerns about potential conflicts of interest in such donations; it has limited donations from foreign governments, with many, like Russia’s, barred from giving to all but its health care initiatives.

That policy stops short of Mrs. Clinton’s agreement with the Obama administration, which prohibited all foreign government donations while she served as the nation’s top diplomat.

Either way, the Uranium One deal highlights the limits of such prohibitions.

The foundation will continue to accept contributions from foreign individuals and businesses whose interests, like Uranium One’s, may overlap with those of foreign governments, some of which may be at odds with the United States.”

The moral of the story is that former presidents should not go around the world soliciting money, specially if they are married to the current Secretary of State who is planning to run for president.

Written by scantojr

April 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

Posted in Clinton 2016

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