The acting CEO of the Clinton Foundation admitted to mistakes in how the foundation disclosed its donors, but has insisted the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, a multi-million dollar foundation publicly listed as a donor on the Foundation's website, did not identify its donors because Canadian law bans disclosure of charitable donors without their consent.
Critics have charged learning about donors to the Canadian charity would reveal whether any may have had business before the State Department when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
Now reports have surfaced that say under Canadian law there is no blanket prohibition on charities to ever release donor names. In general, charities registered with the Canadian federal government are subject to provisions in the Income Tax Act, which regulates whether the Canada Revenue Agency (equivalent of the Internal Revenue Service) can disclose taxpayer information, including donor information. It does not regulate whether a registered charity can disclose donor information.
The Boston Globe also reports the Clinton Health Access Initiatives, a part of the Clinton Foundation, failed to disclose its foreign donations during Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State.
A spokesperson told the Globe the charity simply deemed it unnecessary, except for one instance--which was an "oversight."
In 2010 Clinton Health Access Initiatives took in close to $27 million in foreign donations and more than double that amount in 2013.
Ed Henry has more on this story for us tonight on Special Report.