As the presidential election grows ever closer, concerns about the Clinton Foundation continues to grow. Donald Trump went on the attack saying in a speech in Texas on Tuesday, “It’s impossible to figure out where the Clinton Foundation ends and the State Department begins.” Trump continued, “It is now abundantly clear that the Clintons set up a business to profit from public office. They sold access and specific actions by and to them for money.”
Even major liberal media outlets are voicing disapproval of the Clinton Foundation. The USA Today’s editorial board published a scathing commentary this week saying the Clinton Foundation should shut down completely:
Ending foreign and corporate contributions is a good step, but allowing them to continue at least through the first week of November looks more like an influence-peddling fire sale (Give while you still can!) than a newfound commitment to clean government. And the complex plan for allowing donations from U.S. citizens and permanent residents, keeping some parts of the Clinton Foundation alive, and maintaining scores of Clinton-family allies on the payroll is less an opportunity for a clean slate than a guarantee of new controversy. The only way to eliminate the odor surrounding the foundation is to wind it down and put it in mothballs, starting today, and transfer its important charitable work to another large American charity such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In addition to the pay-to-play situation that the Clinton Foundation seems to embrace, another concern are the donors themselves, which include some highly suspect terrorist-sponsoring countries and what they got with their money: