On Wednesday evening, the Washington Post reported the Clinton Foundation received $500,000 from Algeria in 2010, an apparent violation of an agreement Clinton made with aides to President Barack Obama before she was nominated to be secretary of state in late 2008. The deal was designed to address concerns foreign governments could attempt to influence the State Department by giving money to the foundation, which is now headed by Clinton, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea.
Clinton’s finances, including her speaking fees and donations to the foundation, have already emerged as a potential campaign issue. Her Republican rivals clearly see this latest story as potential ammunition against her. An aide for one of the likely 2016 GOP candidates emailed Business Insider shortly after the Post story was published and described the Algerian donation as indicative of a pattern of unethical behavior from Clinton and her family. via – Business Insider