Tom Bevan, Real Clear Politics:
If there were ever any doubt that the Clinton Foundation was going to be an albatross hanging around Hillary’s neck throughout this entire campaign, this week was instructive.
Take the burgeoning FIFA scandal. Several high-ranking officials in soccer’s international governing body were frog-marched out of their five-star Swiss hotel early Thursday morning and charged with a massive corruption scheme that includes allegations of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering.
Within hours, Jackie Kucinich of the Daily Beast produced a report connecting Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation to FIFA:
Another example: Earlier this week Hillary Clinton ventured to New Hampshire where she lambasted Republicans for their efforts to kill the Export-Import Bank, which they see as the epitome of corporate welfare and crony capitalism. In her effort to cast herself as a champion of small business, Clinton argued that the Ex-Im Bank “supports” up to 164,000 jobs and called it “a vital lifeline for American small businesses.”
It took all of about five minutes for a news organization, this time the conservative Washington Free Beacon, to connect the dots back to the Clinton Foundation:
“Despite Clinton’s claim that Ex-Im is designed to help small businesses, the largest beneficiary of Ex-Im subsidies is airline giant Boeing, which has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation. Another top beneficiary, General Electric, has given between $500,000 and $1 million.”