Critics doubt Clinton Foundation's pledge to curb foreign donations

“[I]f everything was above board while Hillary Clinton ran the State Department as the Clintons have said, then why change a thing?” Priebus said in a statement. “But now that they have admitted there is a problem, the Clinton Foundation should immediately cease accepting foreign donations and return every penny ever taken from other countries, several of which have atrocious human rights records and ties to terrorism.”…

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Matthew Whitaker, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, said Hillary and Bill Clinton entered a similar agreement with the White House in 2009. That agreement did not prevent the Clinton Foundation from accepting foreign and even “questionable” donations during Hillary Clinton’s four years in the administration, Whitaker noted.

“This would supposedly stop foreign donations. It doesn’t address the special access issues,” Whitaker told the Washington Examiner. “Donors can still give to the foundation to receive special treatment.”

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