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Eye On Candidates
April 21, 2015

Clinton Faces New Fundraising Charges

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is no stranger to fundraising controversy, having watched her husband's administration endure withering criticism of its practices during the 1996 election cycle. Now she faces allegations of her own, based on a book scheduled to be released in May. The Hill has more:

Storm gathers around Clinton finances

The financial portfolio of Hillary Clinton, her family and the Clinton Foundation is under new scrutiny, worrying some Democrats, as the former secretary of State begins her 2016 campaign.

The New York Times fired the starting pistol on another round of stories about the Clinton finances with a story on Monday morning describing a forthcoming book, Clinton Cash, by Peter Schweizer, a fellow at Stanford University’s conservative Hoover Institution.

The Times called the tome “the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.”

The book’s allegations were summed up in the author’s own words: “We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds.”

Allies to the newly announced Democratic presidential hopeful immediately pushed back on the book, but that has not settled nerves within the party...

The article by The Hill provides a pretty good overview of the issue, and the New York Times article that kicked off the story is available here: New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation.