WFB's Alana Goodman: Biden Think Tanks a 'Sketchier Version of the Clinton Foundation'

February 23, 2023

Washington Free Beacon reporter Alana Goodman appeared on Fox News's Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday to discuss her reporting on the millions of dollars in foreign donations that flowed into Joe Biden-affiliated think tanks, saying they are "like a sketchier version of the Clinton Foundation."

"At least the Clinton Foundation disclosed a list of its donors," Goodman said. "There are no similar requirements for the set-ups that Biden has at these universities."

The University of Delaware has received $6,704,250 in donations from China and $23,610,996 from Saudi Arabia since launching the Biden Institute, which is run by Biden's sister Valerie Biden Owens, in 2017. The school refuses to disclose if the foreign donations went to Biden's institute.

The University of Pennsylvania, meanwhile, took in $61 million from Chinese donors in the three years after the launch of the Penn Biden Center in 2017. The school has similarly refused to disclose how much of the foreign donations were directed to the Biden Center.

"We know that foreign governments often use donations to universities in order to buy influence," Goodman said. "When you have a think tank tied to the president's name on a campus, that can be a recipe for disaster."

The FBI probed the Clinton Foundation in 2018 over foreign donations the charity received while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. Critics accused the Clintons of using the group to allow foreign governments to peddle influence. The foundation shut down its Global Initiative in the months after Hillary's 2016 loss.