NOLAN FINLEY

Editor’s Note: Probe both Trump, Clinton foundations

Nolan Finley
The Detroit News

The New York attorney general ordered the Trump Foundation to stop taking contributions, citing concerns that the Republican presidential nominee used about $300 million in donations to conservative groups to lay the foundation for his political campaign.

If true, it’s a prudent move by the AG. Charitable and political dollars shouldn’t be mised.

Meanwhile, the Clinton Foundation rolls on unmolested by investigators. And yet the evidence of connections between the charity run by the Clinton family and Hillary Clinton’s campaign is undeniable.

Several of Clinton’s top aides spent time on the payroll of the foundation, including top State Department staffers Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin and longtime political ally Sidney Blumenthal.

A Washington Post examination found a “strong overlap between the family’s political base and the foundation.”

There’s also considerable documentation of connections between foreign entities that needed favors from or had business with Hillary Clinton’s State Department and donations to the Clinton Foundation, which has raised $2 billion from some of the world’s wealthiest individuals and governments.

So the question: If the Trump Foundation merits investigation, and it does, then why not give similar scrutiny to the Clinton Foundation?

To not do so confirms the widely held belief that the Clintons are above the law.