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Clinton confirmation: Bill's charity still a problem for Hillary?

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Is Bill Clinton’s charity going to be a problem for Hillary as the new secretary of State?

Didn’t the Obama team dispense with this issue already?

Apparently Sen. Richard Lugar, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s top Republican, doesn’t think so.

"The core of the problem is that foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a means to gain favor with the secretary of state," Senator Lugar said in his opening statement at Hillary Rodham Clinton’s confirmation hearing Tuesday.

The Republican senator from Indiana wants the foundation to refuse any foreign donations in the future – and he wants more transparency.

Sheikhs and ordinary donors
The William J. Clinton Foundation has already disclosed a list of 200,000 donors that have contributed a total of more than $490 million since 2001.


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