More than half the non-government interests who met with Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of State also gave money to the Clinton Foundation. According to a review by the Associated Press, at least 85 of 154 people who met or had scheduled conversations with Sec. Clinton also donated to her family’s charity or vowed to engage in its international programs.
The 85 donors unearthed by the AP contributed a combined $156 million, the AP reported Tuesday, with at least 20 of those giving more than $1 million. The AP noted that the meetings did not violate legal agreements Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, signed before she took on the role as State Department chief, however, the news outlet added, “the frequency of the overlaps shows the intermingling of access and donations, and fuels perceptions that giving the foundation money was a price of admission for face time with Clinton.” Read more.