Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Rundown With Jose Diaz-Balart,” New York Times reporter Nick Confessore said there was “no doubt” that foreign donors and governments were “seeking influence” when they gave millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. (VIDEO: Bill Clinton: Clinton Foundation Has Never Done Anything ‘Knowingly Inappropriate’)
“I just feel like the Clinton Foundation, for all the good that it does, is going to be an endless source of headaches,” Confessore said. “Because of all the money they raise from overseas governments, from big corporations that are seeking influence in American politics, and no doubt seeking influence with a potential future president.”
“And every time they take one of these big checks, you have to wonder how it impacts the policy decision-making of her and her campaign,” he added.
“And these are some big checks at times, right?” asked Diaz-Balart.
“Millions and millions of dollars from people and governments — let’s also point out — governments that cannot give any money at all the conventional way in politics,” he responded. “They are banned from giving money to campaigns or super PACs, but they can plow a ton of money into that family philanthropy if they want to.”