DENVER (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton forcefully defended the integrity of his charitable foundation on Wednesday, arguing that attacks on the institution reflect partisan politics as his wife runs for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In an interview with Bloomberg TV at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual Denver meeting, Clinton acknowledged that some donations may seem questionable when viewed through a political lens. But he said they were accepted with the best intentions. “Has anyone proved we’ve done anything objectionable with this money?” he asked. “No.”
The charity was set up after Clinton’s presidency more than a decade ago, and he said no one was thinking that Hillary Rodham Clinton would run for president someday or that “everything we did would be treated with the presumption of wrongdoing.”
The initiative has been criticized as allowing foreign countries and businesses to curry favor with the Clinton family during Hillary Clinton’s tenure…
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