Fox News reported that President-elect Donald Trump has changed his mind, and will press the ambassadors to probe Clinton Foundation activity abroad.
As Sandra Smith reported, there has been a new twist in the investigation of Clinton’s foundation.
While President-elect Donald Trump has now promised not to personally dig into the scandal-scarred organization, a new report from the New York Post says that he will instead ask his new ambassadors to aid in the probe.
Ambassadors to certain countries may be asked to pressure the governments which which they are the liaison to commence their own investigations into their relationships with the foundation.
The Post reported that two countries targeted in particular are Haiti and Colombia.
Leaked emails have in the past shown that entities with ties to Bill Clinton had been prioritized to receive federal funds in the wake of the Haitian earthquake, and a Colombian mining tycoon allegedly benefited from the foundation’s work there, the paper reported.
The Australian government last week announced that it would end its decade-long affiliation with the Clinton Foundation — a commitment that had amounted to as much as $25 million, according to the foundation’s Web site.
Norway is also scaling back. The country donated about $25 million in 2015.