Bill Clinton Pleads for Donations After ‘Clinton Cash’ Chases Donors Away

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As questions brought up by the blockbuster book Clinton Cash continue to reverberate around the world, this week Bill Clinton sent a panicked letter to donors pleading with them not to flee his foundation.

In an attempt to push back against the serious questions dogging his charity, Bill Clinton sent a letter to some 30,000 Clinton Foundation donors insisting that the allegations are “just politics” and saying that the campaign against him is just an effect of Hillary’s run for the 2016 Democrat nomination for president.

“As you all know, it’s the political season in America, so the purpose and impact of the efforts your support makes possible has largely been ignored in recent coverage of the Foundation,” Clinton wrote in his letter. “But we are and always have been a non-partisan, inclusive foundation with lots of support from and involvement by people across the political spectrum and governments from right to left, all committed to our creative solutions-centered work.”

“I am writing to you and our hundreds of thousands of other supporters in the U.S. and around the world to let you know how grateful I am for your support, and for our staff and our partners, and how determined I am that our work will continue,” Clinton added.

Clinton also tried to claim that his foundation is “looking for ways” to improve the reporting procedures that it has continually flaunted, and he once again promised that his foundation would “continue to strive for accuracy and transparency.”

This promise has been made several times, even as his foundation has refused to fully obey reporting rules in several different countries.

The former president concluded his letter to donors saying that his work at the foundation has been “one of the most rewarding endeavors of my life.”

Despite the numerous claims from all three Clintons that the foundation would improve its reporting, though, the bigwigs have had to admit more than once that “someone” in the foundation has “made mistakes.”

The foundation has admitted, for instance, that it somehow accidentally forgot to separate government grants from donations.

As she stumps around the country in her latest bid for the presidency, Hillary has refused to address any of her foundation’s problems.

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