Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton called for an investigation into ExxonMobil after the gas company cut off its donations to the Clinton Foundation.
The Clinton Foundation has taken at least $1 million from ExxonMobil and co-sponsored the Foundation’s 2014 annual meeting. But the company decided not to co-sponsor the Foundation’s annual meeting in New York City in late September 2015, according to a report by International Business Times.
With the cash faucet cut off, Clinton took the opportunity to appeal to climate-change activists calling for an investigation into ExxonMobil’s business practices.
“Yes, they should” open an investigation, Clinton said, referring to the Department of Justice, in a video released by the group 350 Action.
The Clinton Foundation is seeing its donations rise during Clinton’s presidential campaign. Potential donors should know that while giving to the Foundation could help them, any future pauses in giving could also hurt them…with a vengeance.