Who Had the Worst Week in Washington? Hillary Clinton.

AP Photo/Richard Drew
AP Photo/Richard Drew

This article was originally written by Chris Chillizza and published in the Washington Post

‘The past is never dead,” William Faulkner wrote. “It’s not even past.” Faulkner wasn’t writing about Hillary Clinton, but he might as well have been.

The former first lady, senator and secretary of state — who has spent a political career trying to use her immense talent between constant bouts of controversy — woke up to these headlines this past week: “Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company” (New York Times); “For Clintons, speech income shows how their wealth is intertwined with charity” (Washington Post); and “Hillary Clinton struggles to contain media barrage on foreign cash” (Politico).

At issue are the complicated donation practices of the massive foundation run by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. All of the stories touched on questions of quid pro quos — or the appearance of such — tied to whom the Clinton Foundation took money from and why.

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