Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook was on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday and spoke about the Clinton Foundation’s pledge to stop accepting foreign donations if Clinton wins in November. During the interview, Mook repeatedly called the foundation’s decision “unprecedented.”
The problem with that particular talking point is that the decision isn’t unprecedented.
Ed Morrissey found evidence that the same promise was made in 2008 when Hillary was nominated for secretary of State and published that proof at Hot Air on Friday.
In December 2008, after Barack Obama picked Clinton to head State, foundation CEO Bruce Lindsey signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” about the operations of the foundation. Chief among them was a pledge not to seek or accept donations from foreign governments for the Clinton Global Initiative (underscore added):
The highlighted section sounds an awful lot like what they are saying now:
Hillary Clinton’s family foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected president, and will bring an end to its annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting regardless of the outcome of the November election.
Did the Clinton Foundation keep its promise in 2008? Of course not.
The promise now is just one more example of the Clintons covering up one lie with another lie. Not only did they make the promise eight years ago, but they broke also it. Should anyone really expect that them to keep it this time?
Watch the video below, and decide for yourself.
Cross-posted at The Lid