Clinton Foundation Had Help from Hillary's Top Aide While at State Department
By Joe Tacopino, New York Post
A top aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Manhattan to interview candidates to head the Clinton Foundation, it was reported Thursday.
Cheryl Mills, then the chief of staff for Clinton at the State Department, took an Amtrak train from Washington, DC, to New York in June 2012 to interview prospects for the charity, CNN reported.
The report is the latest example of the murky boundary between Clinton’s role as the nation’s top diplomat and her family’s multimillion-dollar global charity.
CNN noted that upon her becoming secretary of state, Clinton and the foundation had agreed that neither would “create conflicts or the appearance of conflict.”
The revelation that Mills was directly involved in foundation work gives new ammunition to critics who complain of a revolving door for Clinton cronies between the State Department and the influential nonprofit.