Clinton Foundation Dealings Become Headache For Hillary Clinton Campaign
— The Hill (@thehill) April 17, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president had already gotten off to a rough start with the deleted email controversy, now the Clinton Foundation is back in the news after it was revealed that the non-profit took even more money from entities Hillary Clinton helped when she served as Secretary of State.
Foreign governments and businesses giving money to a foundation run by the family of the Secretary of State is, not surprisingly, a problem. Taking money from people, organizations, and governments makes it harder to treat them objectively. The Obama White House told Hillary Clinton to at least disclose the donations her family’s organizations were receiving – an order she did not always follow.
The conflicts are beginning to add up, the Clinton Foundation had a financial relationship with:
- A Canadian agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline; State Department ruled Keystone XL would not hurt the environment or adversely contribute to climate change.
- Business interests seeking support for the Colombian Free Trade Agreement, which was received.
- The Moroccan government which sought better relations with the Clinton family.
- Cisco which built censorship tools in China; State Department gave award to firm for “corporate citizenship, innovation and democratic principles.”
- Russian state company that bought a Canadian uranium mining concern after donation to Clinton Foundation.
The Clinton organizations will reportedly refile their taxes after the latest series of revelations, but that does not mean the Clinton’s are planning a full disclosure any time soon. The perpetual calculators may still think it is worth the risk to withhold.