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Thu Aug 18, 2016, 06:49 PM

Clinton Foundation to end foreign donations if Hillary elected

Source: USA TODAY

The Clinton Foundation says that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, it will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations, the Associated Press reported.

Scrutiny of the Democratic presidential nominee's relationship with her family’s charity is intensifying as Republicans charge that she gave its donors preferential treatment and access as secretary of State.

Bill Clinton told staff members on Thursday that it will also hold its final Clinton Global Initiative meeting in September in New York, the AP reported, citing meeting participants who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The decision also comes as Reuters reported that the foundation hired a cybersecurity firm to examine its data systems after detecting possible indications they’d been hacked.


Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/08/18/clinton-foundation-end-foreign-donations-if-hillary-elected/88969534/



As stated above, the foundation will also no longer accept corporate donations.

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pnwmom Aug 2016 OP
Kber Aug 2016 #1
Mike Nelson Aug 2016 #2
Angel Martin Aug 2016 #3
pnwmom Aug 2016 #4

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 07:06 PM

1. A good idea.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2016, 07:25 PM

2. Seems logical...

...Republicans won't like it, but they hate the Clinton Foundation and their good work.

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Response to Angel Martin (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:12 PM

4. The Foundation promised in 2009 not to accept foreign donations unless they were approved

by the State Department's ethics officials. Now they are committing to a blanket ban on foreign government donations, as well as corporate donations.

From your February 2015 link:

Countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman have collectively contributed millions to the Clinton Foundation, which has dropped a self-imposed ban on donations from foreign governments, The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday.

The foundation's decision to again begin accepting foreign contributions will likely raise new questions, just as Hillary Clinton prepares for the expected launch of her 2016 White House bid in the coming months. The U.S. prohibits foreign citizens from donating to American campaigns.


The ban, which prohibited donations not approved by State Department ethics officials, took effect in 2009 after Hillary Clinton became secretary of State.

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