Chelsea Clinton would remain on the board of her family’s foundation even if her mother is elected president, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Former President Bill Clinton announced last week that if Hillary Clinton were elected president, the Clinton Foundation would no longer accept foreign and corporate donations, he would step down from its board and he no longer would raise money for the organization.
The changes were attempts to insulate Hillary Clinton from possible conflicts of interest should she be elected president as she faced renewed criticism over the foundation and her role of secretary of state.
But the continued role of Chelsea Clinton on the foundation’s board and directing additional corporate and foreign money to the affiliated health project could create exceptions to those changes and appear to be loopholes to allow control of the foundation and its projects to remain within the Clinton family.
Earlier this week, AP reported that more than half the people outside of government who met or spoke by telephone with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state had given money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation.