Clinton Foundation Will Nix Foreign Donations If Hillary Clinton Becomes President
President Clinton met with staffers of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Fou
By MATTHEW CLAIBORNE
August 19, 2016, 12:28 AM
• 2 min read
-- President Bill Clinton told staffers at the Clinton Foundation that the organization will no longer accepting money from foreign and corporate donors should Hillary Clinton win the presidency, reps for the foundation and former president told ABC News.
Clinton also told staff that the final Clinton Global Initiative meeting will be in New York in September regardless of the outcome of the election.
According to the reps, the Clinton Foundation, which has been the target of attacks from Republicans, would only accept contributions from U.S. citizens and independent charities going forward if Hillary Clinton wins.
The foundation has come under scrutiny for its donors and for whether or not the foundation had any influence over Hillary Clinton's term as secretary of state.
The foundation has maintained that donations are for the philanthropic work it does across the globe. The foundation has also said that foreign-government donations were part of multiyear grants that had been awarded before Hillary Clinton's term at the State Department.
It has also released its list of donors in response to criticism.
“As with other global charities, we rely on the support of individuals, organizations, corporations and governments who have the shared goal of addressing critical global challenges in a meaningful way," foundations spokesman Craig Minassian said last year. "When anyone contributes to the Clinton Foundation, it goes towards foundation programs that help save lives.”