The charitable foundation Bill Clinton set up in 2001 now casts a shadow over Hillary’s campaign due to potential conflict of interest with the state department.
But the issue of a potential conflict of interest between the Clinton Foundation and state department where Hillary was secretary from 2009 to 2013 has dogged her election campaign this week – finally taking some heat off rival Donald Trump.
Interpretations range from corruption ‘bigger than Watergate’ as former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani put it – to manufactured scandal.
Late night TV host Stephen Colbert summed up the ambivalence: ‘The Clinton Foundation scandal lands right up there as ‘maybe a thing’ –
– which is the same ranking as bald guys with pony tails – because it may not be a crime but it sure don’t look good’.
Smoke without fire?
Suddenly the Clinton Foundation finds itself on trial.