State ‘Would Have Appreciated’ Clinton Foundation Approving Foreign Donations that Went Undisclosed

• April 30, 2015 3:28 pm


State Department spokesperson Marie Harf admitted that the State Department would have liked to know about donations Clinton failed to disclose.

"If there were things that should have been submitted that weren’t, obviously we would’ve wished they would have been," Harf said.

Harf repeated the claim again later in the conversation that the State Department would have welcomed a report of the 1,100 foreign donations Clinton kept secret.

"If there were things that should have been submitted that weren’t than we obviously would have appreciated the opportunity to review them per the MOU," Harf said again.

Lee continued to pressure Harf to explain why the State Department is not upset about Clinton’s violations of her Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the White House. He also challenged the notion that Clinton "voluntarily" accepted the MOU by insinuating she would not have been confirmed had she refused to disclose her donors.

"Doesn’t the department think it is problematic that these oversights or omissions were made in the first place?" Lee asked.

Harf admitted that she did not fully understand the bureaucracy of the MOU and whether or not Clinton’s undisclosed donations violated the agreement made before Clinton became secretary of state. This may not bode well for the Clinton campaign, which has its hands full portraying Clinton as a transparent candidate.

Harf, referring to the swarm of allegations being published a number of major newspapers off of Clinton Cash, said she knew that her time defending the State Department over Clinton’s actions are far from over.

"I know there’s a lot of reports coming out, I’m sure we will be talking this much more in the coming days and weeks," Harf said with a smile.