The Clinton Foundation has long been Bill and Hillary Clinton’s fundraising vehicle for various humanitarian activities and initiatives the couple supports. Ostensibly, the Foundation is 100 percent nonprofit. But increasingly tougher questions have been asked about whether this is truly the case.
Some conservative commentators have charged that the foundation serves as the Clintons’ personal piggy bank and slush fund to enrich themselves and fund groups that help them politically. Even the Clintons have stated the Foundation has had numerous record-keeping errors and disclosure irregularities in the past.
Certainly, the long list of deep-pocketed foreign and corporate donors to the enterprise have raised eyebrows among both Republicans and Democrats, many of whom say the Foundation should either be shut down (as Republican candidate Donald Trump has strongly urged) or be restricted in terms of the types of gifts and donors it will accept.
The Foundation’s CEO Eric Braverman recently quit, and both Bill and Chelsea Clinton have repeatedly been asked to close or distance themselves from the organization.