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Robert Walker Discusses Donations from Foreign Governments to the Clinton Foundation
Robert L. Walker, of counsel in Wiley Rein’s Election Law & Government Ethics Practice, was quoted in an article published yesterday in The Wall Street Journal about how the Clinton Foundation board has agreed to continue accepting donations from six foreign governments, even as Hillary Clinton campaigns for president. According to the article, donations from Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the U.K. will be permitted. But Mr. Walker told the publication that the Foundation would likely change its course in the future.
“The only effective step would be for the foundation to cease accepting donations from foreign governments,” Mr. Walker said. “It is inevitable that the foundation will, sooner rather than later, decide to forego accepting donations from foreign governments, except for those pledges already on approved multiyear cycles.”
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