Despite what the Clinton Foundation hopes will appear to be a continued emphasis on transparency, people wishing to understand which foreign governments contributed to the “charity” continue to face difficulty — even after the foundation announced it would re-file its taxes because of “errors.” Meredith McGehee, policy director for the Campaign Legal Center, told Reuters, “It’s clear that anyone wanting an accurate picture of the money flowing in and out of the Clinton Foundation using public records would fail miserably because the public records are both inaccurate and fairly opaque.”
The ongoing investigation into the foundation prompted The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza to write that the question voters will have to answer in 2016 is if Hillary is too dishonest to be president. Even the Obama administration is wary of its former secretary of state. When Clinton took her position in 2009, the White House strengthened its transparency rules to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest, Reuters reports. Funny coincidence. But still, Clinton somehow was able to avoid disclosing the foreign governments that donated to the Clinton Foundation during the last three years of her tenure as secretary.
So are Clinton’s lies a problem with the American voter? Perhaps the Machiavellian princess did to lying what Bill did to sexual impropriety. According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 60% of Democrats support Hillary Clinton — a solid lead. While 54% of the voters Quinnipiac asked say she is not trustworthy, 62% said she appears to be a strong leader. Don’t voters understand that Clinton would not think twice about abusing her power and then lying to them about it? More…
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