Lawyers warned Clinton Foundation was more ‘political operation’ than charity

A third-party review of the Clinton Foundation found the charity operated “more like a political operation” than a philanthropy in Nov. 2011 — just a few months before the end of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

The revelation was included in a “confidential” memo prepared by Kumiki Gibson, then a lawyer at Williams & Connolly, the firm that has represented Clinton throughout her email controversy. That memo was published Saturday by WikiLeaks, along with hundreds of other emails taken from the inbox of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.

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