Hillary and Bill Clinton are now saying they’ll rein in the Clinton Foundation and stop accepting foreign donations if she becomes president but this is a promise we’ve heard before.
Liberty Unyielding reports:
Clintons made same ‘no foreign cash pledge’ when Hillary was chosen as Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook was on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday and spoke about the Clinton Foundation’s pledge to stop accepting foreign donations if Clinton wins in November. During the interview, Mook repeatedly called the foundation’s decision “unprecedented.”
The problem with that particular talking point is that the decision isn’t unprecedented.
Ed Morrissey found evidence that the same promise was made in 2008 when Hillary was nominated for Secretary of State and published that proof at Hot Air on Friday.
In December 2008, after Barack Obama picked Clinton to head State, foundation CEO Bruce Lindsey signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” about the operations of the foundation. Chief among them was a pledge not to seek or accept donations from foreign governments for the Clinton Global Initiative…
Watch Hillary’s campaign manager try to talk around this:
It’s a slush fund for selling influence.
That’s all it’s ever been.