Chelsea Clinton declares she will stay on the Clinton Foundation board

Appearing on a friendly venue, The View, Chelsea Clinton announced she would keep the family’s hand on the tiller of the Clinton Foundation and dummied up on the crucial issue of conflicts of interest.  As Jack Heretik of the Daily Caller summarized:

 Clinton appeared on ABC’s The View and was asked about her plan to remain involved with the foundation and if it would be a conflict of interest as critics have charged.

“Thank you for giving me the chance to talk about the foundation,” Clinton said. “When my father left the White House more than 15 years ago, he knew he still wanted to make a difference in the world, and I’m really proud of so much of the work that the foundation has done.”

Clinton then transitioned to talking about her daughter going to school and some of what the Clinton Foundation has done. She did eventually turn back toward the future of the family organization.

“All of our international programs, including our global health work that provides AIDS medicines to eleven and a half million people around the world, the programs that support thousands of women entrepreneurs around the world, those will be spun off as independent entities or to partners and we won’t accept foreign funding or corporate donations,” Clinton said. “My father will step down, and I’m committed to helping steward that transition because it is complicated.”

Clinton did not say whether it would be a conflict of interest.

Of course she wouldn’t, because that’s the whole point of keeping her on the board.

Here is the video:

Appearing on a friendly venue, The View, Chelsea Clinton announced she would keep the family’s hand on the tiller of the Clinton Foundation and dummied up on the crucial issue of conflicts of interest.  As Jack Heretik of the Daily Caller summarized:

 Clinton appeared on ABC’s The View and was asked about her plan to remain involved with the foundation and if it would be a conflict of interest as critics have charged.

“Thank you for giving me the chance to talk about the foundation,” Clinton said. “When my father left the White House more than 15 years ago, he knew he still wanted to make a difference in the world, and I’m really proud of so much of the work that the foundation has done.”

Clinton then transitioned to talking about her daughter going to school and some of what the Clinton Foundation has done. She did eventually turn back toward the future of the family organization.

“All of our international programs, including our global health work that provides AIDS medicines to eleven and a half million people around the world, the programs that support thousands of women entrepreneurs around the world, those will be spun off as independent entities or to partners and we won’t accept foreign funding or corporate donations,” Clinton said. “My father will step down, and I’m committed to helping steward that transition because it is complicated.”

Clinton did not say whether it would be a conflict of interest.

Of course she wouldn’t, because that’s the whole point of keeping her on the board.

Here is the video: