Hillary Clinton

A spokeswoman said protocol wasn’t followed on disclosure. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

By Rosalind S. Helderman
March 19, 2015 at 5:11 PM

The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation failed to disclose contributors who donated to its health access program for several years while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state, a violation of the foundation’s ethics agreement with the Obama administration, a foundation official told Reuters this week.

The agreement, signed in December 2008 as President Obama prepared to appoint Clinton to his cabinet, required that the foundation annually disclose its donors. It also required that the foundation ask State Department ethics officials to review any donations from foreign governments that had not donated to the foundation prior to Hillary Clinton’s appointment or which increased their giving while Clinton was in office.

But a foundation official acknowledged both provisions were violated in the case of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, an offshoot of the foundation that was separately incorporated in 2010 and aims to lower the cost of drugs in the developing world, Reuters reported. The wire service reported Maura Daley, a spokeswoman for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, characterized the lapses as oversights and said donors to the organization were disclosed within recent weeks.

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