Clinton Foundation Donor Helped by Senator Clinton

The New York Times reports that around the same time businessman Robert J. Congel made a hefty donation to the William J. Clinton Foundation, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) helped Congel get millions of dollars in federal assistance for his business venture.

An excerpt from the article:

Mr. Congel and Philippe Reines, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, both said there was no connection between his donation and her legislative work on his project’s behalf. Mr. Reines said Mrs. Clinton supported the expansion of Carousel mall “purely as part of her unwavering commitment to improving upstate New York’s struggling economy, and nothing more.”

We profiled the Clinton Foundation in the February 2008 Foundation Watch and I wrote about the potential for conflicts of interest in the American Spectator.

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