- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Longtime Clinton ally James Carville said Tuesday that “somebody is going to hell” for recent political attacks against the Clinton Foundation.

“What the Clinton Foundation does, it takes money from rich people and it gives it to poor people. Most people think that’s a pretty good idea,” Mr. Carville, the mastermind behind former President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

The Clinton Foundation recently announced that it would stop accepting foreign and corporate donations if Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November. Mr. Clinton also said he would cease fundraising activities for the organization if his wife wins.

Asked whether the Clinton Foundation should have clamped down on foreign donations before Mrs. Clinton became secretary of state in 2009, Mr. Carville responded, “If you ask me as a political adviser, of course,” Politico reported.

“If you ask me as a human being, eh, I’m not too sure,” Mr. Carville said. “As a human being, I think the foundation does an enormous amount of good. From a strictly political standpoint, yeah. Somebody is going to hell over this. Because somebody, now I’m not saying here — or somewhere is. This is saving people’s lives.”

Co-host Joe Scarborough shot back, “That’s B.S.”

“If it’s a great charity, it can stand on its own and other people can raise money for it,” Mr. Scarborough said. “It’s not a zero-sum game. It’s not having Bill Clinton raise money while his wife is running for president or else we’re all going to hell and little kids are going to die across the planet.”

“They’re gonna,” Mr. Carville responded, Politico reported. “The other thing is, Bill Clinton has more charm and people around the world have an enormous amount of faith in him. I’ve traveled with him. I’ve seen it myself. There are not many people that have the relationships and are held in the affection around the world as Bill Clinton.”

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