Now take a close look here, because this is a little different than what I’ve heard before.
CBS News is reporting that one of the Clinton charities, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, was taking undisclosed money from foreign countries.
Under the Clinton Memorandum of Understanding with the Obama White House, contributors were supposed to be revealed. We already know they weren’t, so that part isn’t new. And the charities got undisclosed money from foreigners, we also already know. But this report suggests that actual governments donated money, and that this wasn’t revealed.
Think about the massive conflict of interest this poses for a Secretary of State. Countries donating to her private charity.
The report says $54 million was donated in 2013 alone. Now, Clinton was no longer Secretary of State at that point, but CBS suggests the donations were also flowing secretly while she was Secretary of State. And even such massive donating done immediately after her tenure was completed could suggest promises were made and then donations were held off until she departed office. It’s really quite mind boggling.
CBS also reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who has announced he will oppose Clinton in the Democratic primary, thinks this is all a legitimate campaign issue. Of course, it is. Look for Democrats throwing Hail Mary’s to make this a big deal of this before the Republican nominee even gets to it.
Clinton backers, and the White House, say there has been no indication favors were done for money. We may not know, because THE EMAILS ARE GONE. But this is exactly what reporters and the GOP opposition research operatives will be looking into.