• Pelosi: ‘The Clintons Will Have To Answer For The Foundation’

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that Bill and Hillary Clinton will need to answer for the growing and multiple controversy surrounding donations taken in by the Clinton Foundation, as detailed in the book “Clinton Cash.”

    Pelosi made the remarks during her appearance on MSNBC’s “Live with Thomas Roberts” after Roberts asked her to respond to a New York Times story showing that former President Clinton appeared at a charity event only after receiving a $500,000 donation to the foundation.

    “[The New York Times] details how Bill Clinton appeared at a charity event to commemorate the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but only after the charity paid the foundation $500,000 for the speech—enough to build ten preschools in Indonesia,” Roberts said.

    “What do you think the average American is supposed to think of Hillary Clinton going out there and fighting for the deck that she says is stacked at the top and trying to get rules back in play for the middle class Americans when her husband’s foundation is taking in half a million dollars for a single event showing?” Roberts asked Pelosi.

    “The Clintons will have to answer for the foundation, but I would imagine that President Clinton’s participation in that event increased the take and money spent at the foundation is for a very good cause as well,” Pelosi said.

    “But no question, it raises questions they’ll have to answer,” she added.

    Pelosi’s response could give political cover for other Democrats to distance themselves from the Clintons’ operation of their foundation because of her position as the party’s leader in the House.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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