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Fox News: Sorry for Saying Clinton Would Be Indicted

Bret Baier apologizes for 'mistake'

(Newser) - Fox News apologized Friday for an inaccurate report this week that Hillary Clinton would likely be indicted as a result of an investigation by the FBI into the Clinton Foundation, the AP reports. Fox's Bret Baier, who initially reported on the case Wednesday, said Friday that "it was... More »

At Heart of One FBI Inquiry: Critical Book Clinton Cash

It alleges foreign donors got special treatment at State Department

(Newser) - Federal investigations of Hillary Clinton almost played an even bigger role in this election than they already do, insiders say. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that by February of this year, FBI agents thought they had enough evidence to investigate whether Clinton Foundation donors improperly received favorable treatment from... More »

Leaked Memo Reveals Workings of 'Bill Clinton Inc.'

Aide would solicit donations for Clinton Foundation while getting paid gigs for Bill

(Newser) - A 13-page memo detailing what an aide calls "Bill Clinton Inc." was made public Wednesday by WikiLeaks and will only add to Republican criticisms of the Clinton Foundation, the Washington Post reports. The memo, sent by Douglas Band, lays out how he and his company, Teneo, helped secure... More »

AP Deletes Controversial Clinton Foundation Tweet

2-week-old tweet was deemed misleading

(Newser) - After more than two weeks of controversy, the Associated Press has deleted an Aug. 23 tweet about the Clinton Foundation that critics—including Hillary Clinton—said was misleading. "More than half those who met Clinton as Cabinet secretary gave money to Clinton Foundation," read the tweet. Politico notes... More »

Report: Bill Clinton Pays Aides With Taxpayer Money

But so do the other ex-presidents

(Newser) - Bill Clinton used taxpayer money to pay the partial salaries of 10 of his aides, including one who helped set up Hillary Clinton's infamous private email server, according to a Politico investigation into thousands of pages of documents. The money comes from the General Services Administration through the 1958... More »

NYT Editorial: Clinton Must Make Foundation Fixes Now

It's an 'ethical imperative' for her, says editorial

(Newser) - The Clinton Foundation continues to generate bad headlines for Hillary Clinton, and a New York Times editorial calls on her to more aggressively cut ties to it now, not after the election. A newly released batch of emails does not show that Clinton doled out special favors as secretary of... More »

Many Donors to Clinton Foundation Met With Her at State

And they contributed up to $156 million

(Newser) - More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money—either personally or through companies or groups—to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. The AP reports at least... More »

Clinton's Foundation to Alter Donation Policy if She's Elected

No money from foreigners or corporations

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's family foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected president, and will bring an end to its annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting regardless of the outcome of the November election, the AP reports. Former President Bill Clinton made the announcement at an... More »

Newly Released Emails Mean More Trouble for Clinton

They show a link between her State Department and the Clinton Foundation

(Newser) - New emails released by a conservative group Tuesday are stoking claims Hillary Clinton gave access to her State Department in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation, NPR reports. Judicial Watch says 44 pages of emails from Clinton's private server that weren't handed over to the government include... More »

Defiant Sanders Picks Fight With Clinton Foundation

He slams it for taking millions from dictatorships

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's win in Puerto Rico's primary on Sunday did nothing to discourage Bernie Sanders, who opened a new line of attack ahead of Tuesday's California primary. Sanders, speaking on CNN's State of the Union, targeted the Clinton Foundation—and its willingness to accept cash from... More »

Key Clinton Aide Shalala Suffers Stroke

Ex-health secretary fell ill in NYC after Clinton Global Initiative

(Newser) - Closing ceremonies for the Clinton Global Initiative had just wrapped up in Manhattan Tuesday night when Donna Shalala, the head of the Clinton Foundation, fell ill, reports the New York Times . The 74-year-old, a trusted confidante who had previously served eight years as Bill Clinton's health secretary, had suffered... More »

Clinton Foundation Jilted by Pope, Obama, More

Dozens of big names say 'no thanks' to gala invites

(Newser) - The list of people who turned down invitations to tonight's ritzy Clinton Foundation gala in New York City is a who's who of who'd rather be somewhere else. Politico reports the following recognizable names were among the dozens of celebrities, dignitaries, and donors who RSVP'd no... More »

Clintons Reveal Up to $26M in Additional Speaking Fees

Money came from corporations, universities, foreign governments

(Newser) - We already knew the Clintons made big money making speeches, but it turns out they made more than has been previously disclosed. The Clinton Foundation has for the first time published a comprehensive list of speech fees brought into the foundation by Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea since 2002, reports the... More »

Stephanopoulos in Hot Water Over Donations to Clinton Foundation

Says he should have disclosed them, bows out of ABC's Republican debate

(Newser) - George Stephanopoulos is engaging in damage control today after acknowledging that he donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation but didn't disclose that fact even while reporting on the foundation in his capacity as an anchor at ABC News. ( Politico and the Washington Free Beacon first reported the... More »

Clinton Foundation Admits Tax Mistakes

Errors were made in how foundation disclosed its donors

(Newser) - The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign. In a blog posting today , Maura Pally defended the foundation's work and reaffirmed its commitment to transparency,... More »

As Russia Sought Uranium Deal, Cash Rolled to Clintons

Report: Clinton Foundation received donations from Uranium One chair

(Newser) - Between 2009 and 2013, Russia's state atomic energy agency took control of Canadian company Uranium One, which controlled some 20% of America's uranium deposits. The deal was approved by several US government agencies, including the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton. The New York Times takes a... More »

Clinton Foundation: We're Keeping Foreign Donors

But the list has narrowed to 6 countries to try to avoid conflict of interest

(Newser) - Just days after officially joining the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton already has a thorn in her side: her family's own organization. In an effort to mitigate a possible conflict of interest with Clinton's candidacy, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation announced in a summary out today... More »

Hillary Clinton's Speaking Fee: $300K Plus Hummus

That's with university discount, UCLA told

(Newser) - If she hits the campaign trail as expected, Americans will have all the Hillary Clinton speeches they could possibly want, but for now she charges $300,000, according to communications the Washington Post obtained with a Freedom of Information Act request. Emails about an appearance at UCLA earlier this year... More »

Chelsea Clinton Commands $75K Per Speech

Spokesperson says all the money goes to Clinton Foundation

(Newser) - The Clintons' new family business is a money-maker on all fronts now. The New York Times reports that Chelsea Clinton gets paid up to $75,000 for her public speeches. And while that's nowhere near what mom and dad pull in—between $200,000 and $700,000—the story... More »

Order Veggies With Your Big Mac—in 3 to 7 Years

McDonald's to offer salad, fruit, veggies as sides, by 2020

(Newser) - Burger King now serves lower-calories fries ; McDonald's is hoping you'll want something a little greener with your burger. The fast-food powerhouse yesterday announced it will let its customers sub a side salad, fruit, or veggies for fries in its value meals—in three to seven years. The menu... More »

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