Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich doesn’t think Hillary Clinton is the lock for the White House many others do. And his reasoning has more to do with the money that flowed into the Clinton Foundation than her far-from-transparent approach to email while Secretary of State.
“It’s not the emails. Follow the money,” Gingrich said, according to this Huffington Post report.
Gingrich said Hillary’s bid for the presidency is much more uncertain than many people believe because of the amount of money foreign governments have donated to the Clinton Foundation—particularly during her years as Secretary of State.
Gingrich described Hillary’s money problem as beyond problematic, calling it “toxic.” He also stipulated that fund raising in general is a big problem in American politics, especially at the presidential campaign level.
“It’s mystifying,” he said, that she let this happen.
Gingrich predicted that the amount of foreign money that has poured into the Clinton Foundation would be so problematic and toxic that eventually it will sink her presidential campaign.
And while Clinton’s admission that tens of thousands of her emails during her time as the Secretary of State were destroyed didn’t look good, the real problem is the Clinton Foundation’s ties to foreign governments and foreign money, he added.
Gingrich also said he plans to address the broader issue when he testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on “A Global Battleground: The Fight Against Islamist Extremism at Home and Abroad.”