June 3, 2015

Sweden Lobbied Clinton’s State Department While Donating $26 Million To The Clinton Foundation

Today, the Washington Times reported that the Clinton Foundation, “set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran.”

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Fox News’ Ed Henry said about the report:

What’s especially interesting is the Clinton Foundation is not specifically which entities in Sweden contributed this $26 million. Remember the transparency that was supposed to be there at the beginning of the Obama administration when that memorandum of understanding was signed.

Look at this Washington Post/ABC News Poll in terms of the potential impact. Do you approve or disprove of the way Hillary Clinton is handling questions about that foundation? 50% disapproved, 33% approve.

 What’s particularly interesting about that is when we had a private briefing with top Clinton campaign officials last week, when they were pressed about these questions about the Clinton Foundation, they insisted this largely amounts to Republican attacks on the Clintons and they believe that it will not really matter much with voters in the Democratic primaries or in the general election if she wins the nomination. This data might suggest otherwise.