Woodward Slams Clinton as ‘Corrupt’ for Mixing of Clinton Foundation and State Department Work

• October 23, 2016 11:48 am


Veteran journalist Bob Woodward flatly called the actions of Hillary Clinton and the pay-to-play connections between the State Department and Clinton Foundation "corrupt" during a panel discussion on Fox News Sunday.

Clinton dodged questions at Wednesday night's presidential debate about the special access to the State Department afforded to Clinton Foundation donors, pivoting to talking points about the organization's charitable achievements.

The latest revelation from hacked emails release by WikiLeaks show that Clinton solicited a $12 million donation from the King of Morocco in return for keynoting a Clinton Global Initiative event, although she ultimately did not attend. In addition, emails have shown that donors to the Clinton Foundation were afforded more access to Clinton when she was secretary of state, and extra attention was afforded to "Friends of Bill’ in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

"When you see what seems to be clear evidence that Clinton Foundation donors were being treated differently than non-donors in terms of access, when you see these new revelations about the $12 million deal between Hillary Clinton, the foundation and the King of Morocco, are voters right to be troubled by this?" host Chris Wallace asked.

"Yes. It's corrupt," Woodward said. "It's a scandal, and she didn't answer your question at all, and she turned to embrace the good work that the Clinton Foundation has done, and she has a case there. But the mixing of speech fees, the Clinton Foundation and actions by the State Department which she ran are all intertwined, and it's corrupt. You can't just say it's unsavory, but there's no formal investigation going on now, and there are outs that they have."