Saturday Morning Post: The Weekly View from Washington
Bill Clinton didn’t do his wife’s presidential hopes any favors in an interview with NBC that aired Monday and reverberated throughout the week. The former president struck a defensive and at times exasperated tone defending the muddle of the family’s charitable works underwritten by corporate interests and foreign governments. But he raised as many questions as he answered. Look in particular for his insistence that the Clinton foundation never did anything “knowingly inappropriate” to cast a long shadow. Every American ear schooled in his singular brand of rhetorical jujitsu surely twitched.
On Wednesday, another shoe dropped with the news that Exxon Mobil will be walking away from the Clinton Global Initiative after six years of sponsorship, while others, including Monsanto, reevaluate their support. We reached out to ten other companies that have helped stage the foundation’s annual conference for at least the…
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