Fact-Check: Clinton Took Donations from Foreign Governments as Secretary of State

NITED STATES, New York : NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and husband, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton address the audience during the Opening Plenary Session: Reimagining Impact for the Clinton Global Initiative on September 22, 2014 at the Sheraton New York Hotel …
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During the vice presidential debate on Tuesday night, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said, “The Clinton Foundation accepted foreign contributions from foreign governments and foreign donors while she was Secretary [of State].”

Fact check: TRUE.

Not only did foreign governments and foreign donors give to the Clinton’s family charity, but the majority of people outside of the government who met with Clinton while she was in office were Clinton Foundation donors, according to the Associated Press.

The ultimate proof of Pence’s claim? The Clinton Foundation has grudgingly said that it would no longer accept foreign contributions if she became president.


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