Hillary Clinton just had the worst week of her presidential campaign, if not her political life.
Don’t believe me? Let us count the ways:
1. ‘Clinton Cash’ reached critical mass
Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash made allegations of corruption and pay-for-play — that Hillary Clinton leveraged her power as Secretary of State to benefit big donors to the Clinton Foundation — and that scandal has simmered since before the book’s release last May.
Early on, several establishment news outlets investigated the narratives of Clinton Cash and confirmed many of its findings. Leaked documents from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) showed that the party deemed the Clinton Foundation a vulnerability for Clinton; the global charity, worth billions, received zero mentions during the week-long Democratic National Convention.
This week, the Clintons appeared to fold — abandoning their line of defense that nothing unseemly ever went down with Foundation donors. Bill Clinton announced (soon after they told reporters they may have been hacked) that if Hillary were elected President, the Foundation would stop taking donations from foreign and corporate donors, Bill would step down from his position, and he would stop delivering paid speeches.