Bubba Says Contributions to the Clinton Foundations Will Stop if Hillary Wins

It seems even the New York Times, the de facto house organ of the Democratic Party, is troubled by operation of the Clinton Foundation.   Amy Chozick and Steve Eder report there today, on the Clinton Foundation via, that:

With Mrs. Clinton facing accusations of favoritism toward Clinton Foundation donors during her time as secretary of state, former President Bill Clinton told foundation employees on Thursday that the organization would no longer accept foreign or corporate donations should Mrs. Clinton win in November.

But while the move could avoid the awkwardness of Mr. Clinton jetting around the world asking for money while his wife is president, it did not resolve a more pressing question: how her administration would handle longtime donors seeking help from the United States, or whose interests might conflict with the country’s own….

According to the Times, the Foundation has received money from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and other countries with questionable, to say the least, records on human rights, such as gay and women’s rights.   The Saudis have contributed between 10 to 25 million.  We import a significant amount of oil from the Saudis.  Hillary and Obama have opposed the Keystone oil pipeline, fracking, and offshore drilling, all of which would lessen our reliance on Saudi oil.

Even Bubba seems to realize it is a conflict of interest, or the appearance of a conflict of interest, for a President Hillary to continue receiving contributions from foreign governments and corporations to the Clinton Foundation.   If it is a conflict of interest for a President Clinton to receive such contributions to the Clinton Foundation, then it surely was a conflict of interest for the Clinton Foundation to receive such contributions while Secretary of State.   And it is a conflict of interest to receive such contributions while a candidate for the Presidency because foreign governments and corporations are simply giving the money to the Foundation before she takes office. 

 Only a Clinton would believe that it is ok to receive these contributions while Secretary of State and while a candidate.  So these foreign countries and corporations that want to influence Hillary give their money to the Foundation while she is a candidate.   It achieves the same result.  Money to the Clintons, and the expectation of what such money brings.

But a cynic or realist would believe that Bill is telling the foreign countries and corporations to make their contributions now, in the proper amount.  You never know, Hillary may lose and then there would be no reason to make such contributions.

It seems even the New York Times, the de facto house organ of the Democratic Party, is troubled by operation of the Clinton Foundation.   Amy Chozick and Steve Eder report there today, on the Clinton Foundation via, that:

With Mrs. Clinton facing accusations of favoritism toward Clinton Foundation donors during her time as secretary of state, former President Bill Clinton told foundation employees on Thursday that the organization would no longer accept foreign or corporate donations should Mrs. Clinton win in November.

But while the move could avoid the awkwardness of Mr. Clinton jetting around the world asking for money while his wife is president, it did not resolve a more pressing question: how her administration would handle longtime donors seeking help from the United States, or whose interests might conflict with the country’s own….

According to the Times, the Foundation has received money from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and other countries with questionable, to say the least, records on human rights, such as gay and women’s rights.   The Saudis have contributed between 10 to 25 million.  We import a significant amount of oil from the Saudis.  Hillary and Obama have opposed the Keystone oil pipeline, fracking, and offshore drilling, all of which would lessen our reliance on Saudi oil.

Even Bubba seems to realize it is a conflict of interest, or the appearance of a conflict of interest, for a President Hillary to continue receiving contributions from foreign governments and corporations to the Clinton Foundation.   If it is a conflict of interest for a President Clinton to receive such contributions to the Clinton Foundation, then it surely was a conflict of interest for the Clinton Foundation to receive such contributions while Secretary of State.   And it is a conflict of interest to receive such contributions while a candidate for the Presidency because foreign governments and corporations are simply giving the money to the Foundation before she takes office. 

 Only a Clinton would believe that it is ok to receive these contributions while Secretary of State and while a candidate.  So these foreign countries and corporations that want to influence Hillary give their money to the Foundation while she is a candidate.   It achieves the same result.  Money to the Clintons, and the expectation of what such money brings.

But a cynic or realist would believe that Bill is telling the foreign countries and corporations to make their contributions now, in the proper amount.  You never know, Hillary may lose and then there would be no reason to make such contributions.