Bill Clinton defends ‘open and transparent’ Clinton Foundation
Appearing on the campaign trail in Florida on Wednesday morning, former President Bill Clinton fired back against attacks on the Clinton Foundation, saying the organization is being unfairly maligned and operates in a fully “open and transparent” manner.
“Look, I spent 15 years building that thing … We’re open and transparent, and we put a huge percentage of the donations right into work,” Mr. Clinton said at a rally in Orlando. “If creating jobs and saving lives is bad, I guess you can zing me with it.”
The foundation has come under fire from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and a host of other critics for the way in which it did business while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. State Department records emails have shown that, among other things, Mrs. Clinton’s top aides sought to do political favors for foundation donors. – READ MORE