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Clinton Foundation Releases Donor List

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton's foundation has released a list of donors as part of a deal to prevent conflicts of interest with his wife's role in the Obama administration, but the list was also notable for some omissions. Ellen Burke reports.

REPORTER: The donor list shows Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Norway and Taiwan were among the foreign nations that gave money to the Clinton Foundation. But the list doesn't specify if these donations were made before or after Hilary Clinton began serving as Secretary of State. The Clintons agreed to publish an annual list of donors when the former first lady and New York senator joined the Obama administration, but the list only gives a range of dates and dollar amounts. It also withholds donors' nationalities and employers. The Clintons aren't under any legal obligations to release the donor list--and most presidents' foundations keep that information private.

For WNYC, I'm Ellen Burke.

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