Bill Clinton: Suggesting Chelsea Would Act As Foundation ‘Conduit’ Is ‘Bull’

September 20, 2016 1:35 p.m.

Former President Bill Clinton insists there’s “nothing to” accusations that his daughter Chelsea Clinton’s plans to stay on the board of the Clinton Foundation would allow her to act as a “conduit” to her mother, Hillary Clinton, if she’s elected in November.

“When they made that conduit argument, the State Department said that there was nothing to it,” Clinton said in a Tuesday interview with CNBC, dismissing the suggestion as “bull.”

He went on to reiterate that the Clinton Foundation would stop accepting foreign and corporate donations, primarily focusing on health, education and service work.

“There’s not any kind of conflict between the public interest and that,” Clinton said, also reiterating that he plans to leave the Foundation’s board if his wife Hillary Clinton is elected president.

“Chelsea’s got to decide what she’s going to do, but somebody has to stay there” to supervise the “handing off” of the Foundation’s international operations, some of which will be set up as separate foundations, Clinton explained.

“We’ve got a couple thousand people working for us around the world, and we owe them something,” he said. “They did great work.”

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