January 21, 2009
Hilary Clinton Nomination as Secretary of State "On Hold" Because of Husband's Charity
Shortly before the start of ceremonies for the inauguration of President Obama, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) issued a statement demanding more disclosure from former President Clinton's Charitable Foundation before the Senate approves his wife's, Hilary Clinton's, nomination as Secretary of State. Here is an excerpt from the January 21, 2009, Washington Post article:
Although Clinton's nomination was approved last week by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a vote of 16 to 1, Cornyn objected to a voice vote that had been planned for yesterday afternoon. Cornyn said he wanted "a full and open debate" on what he considered potential conflicts of interests in her husband's foundation.
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"Important questions remain unanswered concerning the Clinton Foundation and its acceptance of donations from foreign entities. Transparency transcends partisan politics and the American people deserve to know more," Cornyn said in a statement issued as the inauguration began.
For the entire story, see "Obama Picks Confirmed, But Clinton Is on Hold" in the January 21, 2009, issue of the Washington Post.
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