WikiLeaks: Pelosi Distancing Herself From Clinton Foundation: Pelosi, Clinton’s Will Have to Answer for the Foundation

Pelosi’s distancing from the Clinton nonprofit in an interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts came on the same day the New York Times reported that a charity focused on building schools donated $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation after Bill Clinton agreed to speak at a gala for the smaller nonprofit.

Pelosi’s response is the biggest crack in the Clinton Foundation armor so far because of her position as the party’s leader in the House and because she has said she backs Hillary Clinton for president. It could give political cover for other Democrats to distance themselves from the Clintons’ operation of their foundation.

Pelosi said that having Bill Clinton speak could have increased contributions to the school-building charity, but she pointedly declined to stick her neck out for him or Hillary Clinton. There’s “no question” they’ll have to address questions about the foundation, Pelosi said.

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