With guest host Jane Clayson.
The author of the new book “Clinton Cash” on Clinton Foundation money and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
The allegations are shocking. Foreign money going to the Clinton Foundation. Undisclosed donors. Higher and higher speaking fees for Bill Clinton during his wife’s tenure at State. Preferential treatment for Hillary’s brother for a business in Haiti. And much more. Whether or not any or if it is illegal or just unseemly, everyone agrees the optics aren’t good. And that, says author Peter Schweizer, is call for concern. He did his investigation and then turned over his findings to some of the nation’s top journalists, who then did their own. This hour On Point: Peter Schweizer and "Clinton Cash."
-- Jane Clayson
Peter Schweizer, founder and director of the Government Accountability Institute. Author of the new book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How And Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich." Also author of "Extortion," "Throw Them All Out" and "Architects of Ruin." (@peterschweizer)
Joe Conason, editor in chief of the National Memo. Co-author, with Gene Lyons, of "The Hunting of the President: The Ten Year Campaign To Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton." (@joeconason)
From The Reading List
Associated Press: Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism — "Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest. Clinton, campaigning for the Democratic nomination in the liberal bastion of Keene, pushed back against accusations that foreign governments that made donations to the Clintons' charity received preferential treatment from the State Department while she served in the Obama administration."
Washington Post: 1,100 donors to a Canadian charity tied to Clinton Foundation remain secret — "A charity affiliated with the Clinton Foundation failed to reveal the identities of its 1,100 donors, creating a broad exception to the foundation’s promise to disclose funding sources as part of an ethics agreement with the Obama administration. The number of undisclosed contributors to the charity, the Canada-based Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, signals a larger zone of secrecy around foundation donors than was previously known."
New York Times: Clinton Charities Review Tax Returns Amid Scrutiny of Foreign Grants — "Like all nonprofit organizations, the foundation is also required by law to file publicly available tax returns detailing broad categories of revenue and expenses, including the total financing it received from government entities. The Clinton Foundation and its work are heavily financed by grants from foreign governments, and the foundation reported substantial income from government entities as recently as 2009, when tax returns indicate it took in more than $122 million in government grants."
Read An Excerpt Of "Clinton Cash" By Peter Schweizer
This program aired on April 30, 2015.