Clinton Foundation admits accepting $1 million from Qatar during State Department years

Hillary Clinton
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The Clinton Foundation admitted in a Reuters story Friday night it accepted a $1 million donation from the government of Qatar during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. In October, the foundation refused to confirm such a donation occurred.

Clinton may have violated her ethics pledge to notify the State Department of any new or significantly increased support from foreign donors to avoid appearance of undue foreign influence on U.S. policy, because the agency says it was never notified of this donation. A foundation representative said Qatar supported the charity "at equal or lower levels" than its pre-2009 gifts but declined to offer any specific figures.

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