The State Department today said it would not review foreign government donations made to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State – donations that were not revealed, in violation of a memorandum of understanding with the White House.
“The State Department has not, and does not intend, to initiate a formal review or to make a retroactive judgment about items that were not submitted during Secretary Clinton’s tenure,” said State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke.
Well, okay, State Department reporters, including AP’s indefatigable Matt Lee, had a rather obvious question for Jeff, which is, “Why not?”
To which our spokesman responded, “God only knows,” or at least that was the expression on his face.
Here Rathke is, looking like a poor stranded duckling abandoned by his mother and left in the wilderness with inadequate talking points.