The surest way for a person with private interests to get a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, or a phone call returned by her, it seems, was to dump a bundle of cash into the Clinton Foundation.
The comments are Clinton's first addressing the concerns that have been raised by newly released emails showing foundation staff inquiring with Clinton's staff at State about securing meetings for top contributors.
In the ensuing exchange, Wallace questioned whether the Clinton campaign's practice to insulate the former secretary of state from any unscripted and unmoderated Q&A sessions with the press would work against Clinton in her efforts to deal with the "perception problem on the question of honesty and trustworthiness".
The Washington Post said in its editorial that the planned steps unveiled on Monday to rename the foundation, end foreign and corporate donations and have Bill Clinton resign from the board should have happened sooner-before his wife served as secretary of state-and still fall short.
Trump, Aug. 23: She said she turned over all of her work-related emails. In 2014, the Clinton Foundation reported $439 million in assets and $338 million in revenue, with $217 million spent on programs. FILE - In this September 26, 2008 file photo, Muhammad Yunus speaks during a panel discussion on rural development at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in NY. The initiative received a huge uptick in donations when Clinton became secretary of state, according to the Globe. "Just taking the subset of meetings arbitrarily selected by the AP, it is outrageous to misrepresent Secretary Clinton's basis for meeting with these individuals", said Fallon. "There are elements of the Clinton Foundation that people often don't think about that stay forever".
The question for voters may come down to this: How much, if any, substantive harm has Clinton's lack of absolute clarity on a given subject or event caused? "I'll ask", Abedin replied. I called u back yesterday. Ringel donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation. "Would she have any time to spare?"
Hillary Clinton's campaign to be hit with another tranche of emails. Aboussie wrote, "Huma, I need your help now to intervene please". In other words, to arrive at the controversial figure, the Associated Press had to exclude all kinds of people: State Department officials, diplomats, ambassadors, foreign leaders and officials, White House personnel, military servicemen and women, etc. This is, by the way, my first request. "They sold access and specific actions by and really for I guess the making of large amounts of money". Abedin says, "We invited him into speech in Cairo".
In 2011 Band forwarded Abedin an email from South American businessman Gerardo Werthein, who had donated in excess of $1 million to the Foundation, and asked her to deliver a message to the USA ambassador to Malta for him. "I know there's a lot of smoke and there's no fire". Laureate, which paid Bill Clinton more than $17 million as a consultant between 2010 and 2015, donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton appointed Novogratz to the State Department's Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He also cited "mounting frustration that this is a project where the State Department may be running out the clock". Fernando was not appointed until 2011. So did a sports entertainment executive whose charity gave millions to the foundation and who wanted visa assistance for a British soccer player with a criminal history.
But there are other, more pertinent and reasonable questions to ask here: Why, oh why, since the Clintons know their activities will be subjected to microscopic scrutiny since, as Clinton partisans claim, with some justification, she is pilloried for conduct for which others receive a pass do they continue to operate in a manner that opens them to attack by their enemies?
For his part, foundation donor oh, and by the way, worldwide celebrity Bono struck out when he asked for help figuring out who to contact at NASA to stream his band's concerts to the global Space Station.