Carly Simon is named among a long list of celebrities, corporations and foreign dignitaries who have donated to the William J. Clinton Foundation, according to records released yesterday by former President Bill Clinton. The unveiling of over 200,000 donors was a gesture of transparency on financial obligations that could complicate Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as the next Secretary of State.
Carly’s inclusion isn’t exactly a surprise given her friendship with the former first family. Of greater concern are donations from foreign governments such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and donor ties to India, that could present potential conflicts of interest for Hillary Clinton and her role.
The non-profit organization exists to raise funds for a library in Little Rock, Arkansas, and to help battle poverty and AIDS in dozens of countries.
The Associated Press has more details.