The Clinton Foundation needs to stop accepting donations for the remainder of the 2016 election, and it should be shut down altogether if Hillary Clinton wins in November, the Boston Globe's editorial board wrote Tuesday.

The foundation is a "clear liability" for Clinton as she tries again to win the White House, it wrote.

Though the Clinton-founded organization has "supported relief in Haiti, global health, and other good causes," it has also accepted a immense amount of cash from overseas, "including from foreign governments with troubling human rights records."

"The inherent conflict of interest was obvious when Hillary Clinton became secretary of state in 2009," the Globe's board wrote. "She promised to maintain a separation between her official work and the foundation, but recently released emails written by staffers during her State Department tenure make clear that the supposed partition was far from impregnable."

"That was bad enough at State; if the Clinton Foundation continues to cash checks from foreign governments and other individuals seeking to ingratiate themselves with a President Hillary Clinton, it would be unacceptable," they added.

As for the good work that the foundation does, the board explained that the Clintons and their donors are quite capable of finding other means of helping those in need.

"If the foundation's donors are truly motivated by altruism, and not by the lure of access to the Clintons, then surely they can find other ways to support the foundation's goals," they wrote. "And in four or eight years, the Clinton family could always form a new foundation and reestablish their charitable efforts."

The conflicts of interest that the foundation poses to Clintons seeking higher office seem apparent, even to former President Bill Clinton, who said in June, "There'll clearly be some changes in what the Clinton Foundation does and how we do it. We'll just have to cross that bridge when we come to it.

"Why wait?" the Globe's board asked. "The Clintons should move now to end donations to the foundation, and make plans to shut it down in November. Even if they've done nothing illegal, the foundation will always look too much like a conflict of interest for comfort."

The Clinton Foundation has come under scrutiny in recent weeks over allegations there was a pay-to-play scheme in place when Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.