WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Clinton Foundation admitted Sunday that the charity made mistakes on how it decided to list government donors on its tax returns, saying the Foundation will make sure it does not happen again.
Established in 2001, The Clinton Foundation has been scrutinized over continuing reports claiming that it accepted millions of dollars in foreign donations from foreign governments and entities while Hillary Clinton served as US Secretary of State, potentially leading to conflict of interest.
On Thursday, the New York Times reported that Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra, who founded Uranium One in 2007 by signing a merger deal between his UrAsia Energy Ltd. company and a South African firm (called Uranium One) donated $31 million to Bill Clinton for helping him win a competition for uranium ore mining in Kazakhstan after the two visited the country in 2005.
“Secretary of State is an incredibly important position, she got to be on the approval of whether or not a uranium company was sold to Russia, and she allowed it to happen while receiving money from the shareholders.”
Paul said he has spoken to US Senators about whether or not a congressional investigation will be held into the matter.
“I favor an investigation of this, because we need to know that [what happened],” Paul said. “I think it’s worrisome that the Russians now own a uranium company that does 20 percent of the mining uranium in our country.”
Rand Paul, a 52-year-old ophthalmologist from the US state of Kentucky, is a son of Ron Paul, who ran unsuccessfully for the US presidency in 2012. Rand Paul says he advocates tax and military budget cuts, but he recently suggested increasing US military spending by 16 percent ahead of seeking the Republican nomination for president of the United States.