One Problem With the Hillary-to-State Scenario: Bill’s Charities

Speculation about Barack Obama selecting Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state has spread despite a paucity of real information on the matter—spokesmen for both sides refuse to comment, many advisers swear they simply just don’t know.

But a recent conversation with one former Clinton campaign aide, before Andrea Mitchell reported that Clinton was actually being considered for the position, suggested that Clinton’s greatest obstacle to a cabinet appointment may be her husband.

According to the former aide, the lack of transparency that has characterized contributions to the former president’s library, plus the considerable amount of foreign money given to his charitable Clinton Global Initiative fund, can only complicate Hillary’s chances by raising the prospect of unpleasant surprises for an Obama team famously averse to them.

One Problem With the Hillary-to-State Scenario: Bill’s Charities