Foun­da­tion changes too late for Clin­ton

Cecil Whig - - OPINION -


How in­ter­est­ing is it that the Clin­tons are now clean­ing up their shenani­gans now that the Clin­tons be­lieve they are on the win­ning track! Hil­lary Clin­ton’s fam­ily foun­da­tion will no longer ac­cept for­eign and cor­po­rate do­na­tions if she is elected pres­i­dent, and will bring an end to its an­nual Clin­ton Global Ini­tia­tive meet­ing re­gard­less of the out­come of the Novem­ber elec­tion.

For­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton made the an­nounce­ment at an af­ter­noon meet­ing with foun­da­tion staff mem­bers, ac­cord­ing to par­tic­i­pants who spoke to The As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity ahead of the for­mal an­nounce­ment. He said he will re­sign from the board, and the foun­da­tion will only ac­cept con­tri­bu­tions from U.S. cit­i­zens and in­de­pen­dent char­i­ties. He will no longer take money from any for­eign en­tity, gov­ern­ment, for­eign or do­mes­tic cor­po­ra­tions, or cor­po­rate char­i­ties.

It is also ob­vi­ous that and his daugh­ter, Chelsea, did not face any ex­ter­nal pres­sure to make the changes, but wanted to avoid any po­ten­tial is­sues or sec­ond guess­ing for Hil­lary Clin­ton should she move into the White House. The fu­ture of the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion has been one of the over­ar­ch­ing ques­tions shad­ow­ing Clin­ton’s cam­paign.

Aren’t things a lit­tle too late for the Clin­tons to clean up their rich shenani­gans?

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