Clinton Foundation Admits Missteps In Donor Disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) -

The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors.

In an online posting Sunday, Maura Pally defended the foundation’s work and reaffirmed its commitment to transparency. Pally’s statement comes amid growing scrutiny of the foundation as Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on her presidential campaign.

Pally said the foundation expected to refile some of its tax forms because it had “mistakenly combined” government grants and donations. She said the foundation would “remedy” any errors, but stressed the total revenue was reported accurately.

Pally also described the foundation’s work with the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, which she said received funding from a separate organization in Canada.

“This is hardly an effort on our part to avoid transparency,” she said.

Since announcing her run for president, Clinton has sought to dismiss questions about financial support of her family charity and allegations of undue influence as “distractions and attacks” by Republicans seeking to discredit her. The philanthropy was started in 2001 by Bill Clinton.