So, Bill Clinton now says that he’ll disassociate from the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton is elected.
Today, Bill declared:
If she is elected, we will immediately implement the following changes: The Foundation will accept contributions only from US citizens, permanent residents, and US-based independent foundations, whose names we will continue to make public on a quarterly basis….While I will continue to support the work of the Foundation, I will step down from the Board and will no longer raise funds for it.
If you believe that, there is a bridge for sale in Brooklyn.
Last Thursday, the Clinton Foundation also announced that it would stop accepting donations from “corporations or foreign entities” upon Hillary’s election.
If you believe that, there is a giant clock for sale in London.
In 2008, the CEO of the Clinton Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding explicitly stating that “Apart for attendance fees for [Clinton Global Initiative], CGI will not accept contributions from foreign governments. CGI will also suspend plans for CGI-International events outside the United States during any service by Senator Clinton at the State Department.”
This was nonsense. As Ed Morrissey of HotAir points out, “The Washington Post reported in November that the foundation had to restate six years of tax documents to account for previously undisclosed revenue from foreign governments…. it was the not-conservative Associated Press that later reported that corporate foundation donors had unprecedented access to the Secretary of State while Hillary ran Foggy Bottom, too.” The State Department routinely set up meetings on behalf of Clinton Foundation donors with top officials, including a corrupt Nigerian magnate and the crown prince of Bahrain.
While the Clinton campaign accuses Donald Trump of corruption, implying that he could use the White House to enrich himself, we know that the Clintons have already done that – they used the State Department as a favor machine in order to raise money for their slush fund, and increase their net wealth from “dead broke” to $100 million over the course of a decade of retirement and government service.
Perhaps that’s conservatives’ best option if Hillary’s elected: let’s just form an offshore nation and start siphoning large sums into the Clinton Foundation on the condition that Hillary embrace constitutional conservatism. She’s corrupt enough she just might do it.