Chelsea Clinton Dodges When Pressed on Favoritism to Donors, Cash from Govts That Repress Women

• April 23, 2015 9:03 am


Chelsea Clinton appears to have learned the art of the dodge. She must have learned from her parents.

Speaking at an event at the Council for Foreign Relations on Thursday, Clinton was faced with her first head-on question about the Foundation’s scandals in connection with her parents.

ABC News’ Juju Chang, who presided over the event, said she would be remiss if she did not ask about reports that Hillary Clinton used her position at the State Department to solicit donations for the foundation and to line the Clintons’ own pockets with speaking fees.

"A lot of people have questioned, for example–you know, why did the Foundation take money from Saudi Arabia when they didn’t treat women–you know, as well as perhaps, they could," Chang said.

Saudi Arabia "perhaps" not treating women "as well as they could" may be the understatement of the century. However, the question put Clinton on the spot to explain why accepting money from a country that contradicts one of the basic missions of the Clinton Foundation was allowed.

Clinton can dodge questions with the best of them. By going on a long ramble on an unrelated topic, she pushed the question aside.

"I very much believe that that’s the right policy: that we’ll be even more transparent. That to eliminate any questions while we are in this time we won’t take new government funding but the work will continue as it is," Clinton said.

Despite what Clinton said, the Clinton Foundation will still be accepting foreign donations.