The pay-to-play schemes look so bad with the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation that now even the far left New York Times is saying the Clintons should shut down the “charity” to avoid it further casting a dark shadow over her race for the White House.
Apparently the “paper of record” wants to save Hillary Clinton’s campaign and it understands that the so-called charity looks so bad that it is dragging Hillary down with it. They want it shut down so people will stop talking about it.
The Times noted that the newly discovered emails paint a very troubling picture as Hillary gave favors to rich foreign donors at the expense of American policy:
The newly disclosed emails show that some foundation donors and friends, like Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa of Bahrain, used foundation channels to seek access to Mrs. Clinton.
Saying, “it was hard to tell where the foundation ended and the State Department began,” the Times complained that when Hillary was Barack Obama’s Secretary of State the business of the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation came way too close to becoming the business of the State Department.
After doing its best to make it seem as if the Clinton Foundation is a good entity and not a corrupt, political machine, the paper suggested it all just looks too bad and needs to be shuttered.
The Clinton Foundation has become a symbol of the Clintons’ laudable ambitions, but also of their tangled alliances and operational opacity. If Mrs. Clinton wins, it could prove a target for her political adversaries. Achieving true distance from the foundation is not only necessary to ensure its effectiveness, it is an ethical imperative for Mrs. Clinton.
“In case you missed it, “operational opacity” is the Times’ opaque way of saying that Hillary is too secretive and fails the transparency test.
Of course, The New York Times isn’t the first big paper to call for the end of the Clinton Foundation. USA Today also called for the Clintons to shut down the troubled “charity.”
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