Schweizer: Clintons ‘Completely Violated’ Prior Clinton Foundation Ethics Agreements, ‘Very Skeptical’ They’ll Keep Current Pledge

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Kelly File,” Breitbart editor at large and author of “Clinton Cash” Peter Schweizer reacted to the Clinton Foundation pledging to not accept foreign donations if Hillary is elected president by saying, “back in 2008, they actually signed certain ethics agreements, and completely violated those. So, I don’t think it’s enough for them to make this pledge that they wouldn’t take the money.” And asking, “if it’s not appropriate for you to do while you’re president why was it appropriate to do while she was secretary of state?”

Schweizer said, “[T]hey’ve been taking, kicking and dragging, over the last 18 months that it’s inappropriate — was inappropriate for her as secretary of state to take foreign money, and only now are they admitting that maybe it doesn’t look good if she becomes president. The problem if it’s not appropriate for you to do while you’re president why was it appropriate to do while she was secretary of state?”

He added that the agreement that the Clinton Foundation won’t take foreign donations if Hillary becomes president “is too little, too late, for a of couple reasons. First of all, back in 2008, they actually signed certain ethics agreements, and completely violated those. So, I don’t think it’s enough for them to make this pledge that they wouldn’t take the money. I don’t think we can have confidence that they would honor it. The second thing I would say is, the way that the Clinton Foundation is structured they actually have foreign foundations in India, in Singapore, in Sweden, they could quite literally circumvent this requirement by simply having the donations go to those foundations rather than the main Clinton Foundation itself. So, I’m very skeptical that they’re sincere about this, or that it really reflects any kind of change in their thinking. I think they just basically got caught. They got a lot of criticism for it, and now they’re trying to avoid the issue.”

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