The Boston Globe, not known for their conservative views, and apparent Hillary Clinton loyalists, have finally morphed into a reality where the Clinton Foundation is concerned. Calling the Foundation an “inherent conflict of interest” that was “obvious” (when Clinton became Secretary of State), they say the “ foundation should remove a political — and actual — distraction and stop accepting funding and “shut down”.
The opinion piece notes that the foundation has “provided posts or paychecks for some members of the Clinton political team, like Cheryl Mills, Douglas Band, and Huma Abedin, and afforded the former president a platform and travel budget. Many of the foundation’s donations come from overseas, including from foreign governments with troubling human rights records.”
The recent release of emails demanded by a conservative watchdog group led the Globe to conclude that the conflict between Clinton and the foundation was “far from impregnable” and that the continuation of receiving “cash checks from foreign governments and other individuals seeking to ingratiate themselves with a President Hillary Clinton” would be unacceptable.
Because it is evident that a conflict has existed for some time, and it is clear that foreign donors, many with evil human rights records, stand to benefit from their cash donations, and because the Clinton Foundation appears to us to be operating as a cash-to-play criminal enterprise, we agree with the Globe. We can’t help but note how the Globe labored to soft-pedal their message– there is more than an appearance of conflict and greed between Hillary and the foundation. If the Clinton Foundation can amass so much wealth when she was Secretary, one has to shudder to think what the organization could bring in if she were President.