Hillary Clinton’s national campaign spokesman Brian Fallon attempted to quell the cacophony of calls for the closure of the Clinton Foundation, insisting that the troubled charity will not “completely close up shop” should Clinton win in November.
“It is no small feat to even entertain these types of changes. But the Clintons are extremely proud of this work. It is not something they want to close up shop and cease to perform,” Fallon said Tuesday during an interview on MSNBC.
Fallon’s comments came a day after the release of more than 700 pages of previously unreleased emails, nearly 15,000 in total, that show top Clinton aide Huma Abedin working as a conduit between senior Clinton Foundation staffers to furnish favors and special access for foundation donors while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
The Clinton campaign has been forced to answer questions about the Clinton Foundation’s closure after several media outlets and longtime Clinton allies have called for the embattled charity’s end.
On Monday, the Huffington Post‘s front page featured the headline “Shut It Down.” Last week, former Democratic Pennsylvania Governor and longtime Clinton ally Ed Rendell said the foundation should be shut down if Hillary Clinton became president.
“I definitely think if she wins the presidency, they have to disband it,” Rendell told the New York Daily News.
The Boston Globe editorial board, which endorsed Clinton’s candidacy in January, also called for the Clinton Foundation to shut its doors.
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