At NYPOST by Matt Rhoades --
The Clinton family foundation turned out to be a liability for
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. But it wasn’t foreordained.
Here’s how it happened.
After serving as Mitt Romney’s campaign manager in 2012, I formed an
outside political group called America Rising tasked with doing
opposition research on Clinton. She left the State Department in 2013
with sky-high favorable ratings, but we knew that popularity (which
might soon doom any 2016 GOP nominee) was the result of a general lack
of scrutiny in the previous four years.
When we first started talking to reporters about the Clintons’
vulnerabilities, to their credit, they were almost always interested in
the Clinton Foundation. Already, there were suspicions about the
foundation unethically blurring the lines and bending the rules. The
organization represented the intersection of politics and money, the
favorite topic of any good political reporter.