Sunday, November 30, 2008
Senator Hillary Clinton is set to be named Secretary of State in President-elect Barack Obama’s administration after husband, Bill Clinton, agreed to make public the names of more than 200,000 donors to his foundation.
The former President decided to publish his contributor list to avoid an appearance of conflict of interest with his wife’s duties. Mrs Clinton’s appointment is expected to be announced on Monday.
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A member of Obama’s transition team confirmed the conditions of the agreement as reported by the New York Times.
The contributors’ list is one of nine conditions that Mr Clinton agreed to in his discussions with Obama’s representatives, the newspaper reported.
Mr Clinton turned over the names of all 208,000 individuals and organisations that have given money since 1997, the Times said, while the agreement holds that his foundation will release them publicly by year’s end.