MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Donna Shalala, the President of the Clinton Foundation if there was any merit to Donald Trump’s claim of pay-for-play between the Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s State Department.
“First of all, there’s no question there were phone calls made to get appointments for people,” Shalala admitted to Mitchell.
Mitchell then pressed Shalala about business people getting meetings with Clinton. The Clintons have been accused of setting up meetings for Clinton Foundation donors who had business before Clinton’s State Department.
“People in public life are used to doing that kind of [thing], that is, making courtesy appointments for people. I certainly did it as Secretary with requests from Republicans in Congress. So I don’t find it unusual,” Shalala told Mitchell. “We do have to be careful that it’s not linked to policy decisions as opposed to simply seeing prominent people that ask for appointments.”
Rajiv K. Fernando got more than a courtesy appointment when he was appointed by Clinton to the International Security Advisory Board. It seems that Fernando’s appointment to this board flies in the face of Shalala’s defense of the Clinton Foundation and pay-for-play allegations.
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