NYT’s Confessore: Whenever Clinton Foundation Accepts Money, It Raises Questions
DIAZ-BALART: “On the Clinton side you have the 800 pound elephant, Bill Clinton. He says he’s got to pay the bills. Is that going to be an issue?”
CONFESSORE: “I just feel like the Clinton Foundation for all the good it does is going to be an endless source of headaches because of the money they raised from overseas governments and big corporations that are seeking influence in American politics and no doubt seeking influence with a potential future president. And every time they take one of these big checks you have to wonder how it impacts the policy decision making of her and her campaign.”
DIAZ-BALART: “These are big checks at times, right?
CONFESSORE: “Millions and millions of dollars from people and governments, governments that cannot give any money at all the conventional way in politics. They are banned from giving money to campaigns or super PACS. But they can plow a ton of money into that family philanthropy if they want to.”
DIAZ-BALART: “OK. Confessore, good to see you.”