The incoming Trump Administration will pressure foreign governments to investigate the Clinton Foundation. The call is a side-step following Republican president-elect Donald Trump's pledge not to appoint a special prosecutor to pursue charges against former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
According to the New York Post, an unnamed source close to Trump’s transition team detailed how incoming U.S. ambassadors will be instructed to elicit foreign governments and leaders to investigate the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.
“Haiti and Colombia will be key diplomatic posts for this because of all the money involved,” the source said.
The Foundation was founded, and continues to be operated, by Hillary and Bill Clinton along with their daughter Chelsea. The Foundation had over $439.5 million in total assets at the end of 2014, with initiatives across the globe, according to financial statements released for the year.
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The revelation that other countries will be called upon to probe the Foundation comes not two weeks after Trump campaign director Kellyanne Conway appeared on MSNBC to say that the president-elect will not pursue an investigation of Hillary.
"I think when the President-elect, who's also the head of your party, tells you before he's even inaugurated that he doesn't wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content," Conway said, according to CNN.
“[Hillary] still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don't find her to be honest or trustworthy," Conway later added, but "if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that's a good thing to do."
On Nov. 22, Trump sat down with the editorial staff of The New York Times for an interview. Several of the paper’s reporters tweeted his responses.
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On the issue of Clinton, Times reporter Mike Grynbaum tweeted Trump’s statement: "I don't want to hurt the Clintons, I really don't. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways."