During yesterday's confirmation hearing for Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton, Sen. Dick Lugar voiced concerns over foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. "The core of [the] problem is that foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a means to gain favor with the secretary of state," said Lugar, an Indiana Republican. The "Clinton Foundation exists as a temptation for any foreign entity that, or government that, believes it could curry favor through a donation. It also sets up potential perception problems." With at least $46 million donated to Bill Clinton's foundation by foreign governments, could Hillary's appointment as secretary of state pose a conflict of interest? What should be done to ensure the integrity of her designated position? Post your thoughts.
Previously: Sen. Roland Burris, Huh?