Even The NY Times Questions Why Foreign Donations To The Clinton Foundation Were OK [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter
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Mark Landler, White House correspondent for the New York Times, questioned on Tuesday why the Clinton Foundation accepted foreign contributions while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, when she “inarguably had a huge amount of influence.”

Appearing on “MSNBC Live,” host Kristen Welker said, “We learned yesterday Bill Clinton is saying he’s going to step down from the board if Secretary Clinton is elected as president. Does that go far enough in terms of tamping down this type of criticism, Mark?” (RELATED: Emails: Huma Abedin Left Classified Material Unsecured In The Front Seat Of Her Car)

“Well, that’s one of several things that they’ve have said. They’ve also said they won’t take donations from foreigners and foreign governments. And, of course, the criticism here is two-fold. One, why not do this earlier? Why not do this when Hillary Clinton launched her campaign? And secondly, why were these arrangements acceptable when she was secretary of state, and … inarguably had a huge amount of influence?” Landers insisted. (RELATED: Bahrain’s Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million To Her Foundation)

“So I think that these steps the foundation has taken probably only open the door to further pressure, and in fact some people have tweeted this morning that really the best thing that the Clintons could to is hand the entire foundation over to someone else — the Gates Foundation, for example,” Landler suggested. (VIDEO: MSNBC: Hillary’s ‘Never’ Answered If She Regarded Foundation Emails As ‘Personal’)

On Monday, Bill Clinton emailed the Clinton’s Foundations supporters about the changes that would occur to the Foundation if Hillary were to be elected. (RELATED: Bill Clinton Pens Open Letter To Clinton Foundation Donors)

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