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BILL CLINTON DEFENDS WORK OF CLINTON FOUNDATION

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton defended the work of his charitable foundation Monday, telling supporters that it had “improved millions of lives around the world” but needs to change if his wife, Hillary Clinton, wins the White House.

The former president outlined the Clinton Foundation’s accomplishments and planned shift in scope in an email to about 500,000 supporters.

Hours earlier, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called the foundation “the most corrupt enterprise in political history” adding, “It must be shut down immediately.” He bore down again during a speech later in Akron, Ohio, telling a crowd that if elected, he would have a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the foundation.

Bill Clinton announced last week that the foundation will no longer accept contributions from foreign governments and corporations if his wife, the Democratic presidential nominee, is elected. The ex-president, who oversees the foundation with daughter Chelsea Clinton, also said he would hold his final Clinton Global Initiative meeting next month in New York regardless of the election’s outcome.

“Since Hillary began her presidential campaign in 2015, Chelsea and I have made it clear that the work the Clinton Foundation started should continue if Hillary is elected, but that changes would be necessary,” Bill Clinton said in the email. “While it would be presumptive to assume a victory in November, now that Hillary is her party’s nominee, it would be irresponsible not to plan for it.” – READ MORE

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