Some of the biggest players in the Clintons' network of charitable foundations would be exempt from Bill Clinton's much-touted promise this week that the Clinton Family Foundation would stop accepting foreign and corporate donations should Hillary Clinton win the White House.
Though the foundation made it clear it would honor the promise, the self-imposed donations ban isn't being treated as across-the-board policy by other top-tier Clinton-owned endeavors, according to the Boston Globe.
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, the largest of the Clinton charities, financially speaking, is one such group.
In 2014, this group "accounted for 66 percent of spending by the Clinton network of charities," the Globe reported.
CHAI also saw a massive uptick in foreign donations when Clinton served as secretary of state. The group not only failed to report those increases to the State Department, but it also failed to report all new foreign donations, the Globe noted.
This organization, which raised 60 percent of its revenues in 2015 from foreign government grants, reportedly has no plans to stop accepting funds from overseas, wrote the Globe's Annie Linskey.
"The job of curbing contributions from particular sources is further complicated by the confusing and sprawling network of Clinton-branded charities, which have been collecting cash under an array of legal entities on behalf of the Clintons' favored causes for roughly 15 years," she wrote, noting the vastness of the former first family's network.
Two additional Clinton-related groups, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, also have no plans to alter their fundraising habits.
Giustra is better known for having profited handsomely after Clinton's State Department approved a deal that played to the group's stake in uranium mining.
The former president announced Thursday during a meeting with members of the Clinton Foundation that the organization would no longer accept foreign or corporate donations if Hillary Clinton wins the election.
News that the foundation plans to alter its fundraising habits came amid allegations that it had some sort of pay-to-play scheme in place when Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.
The concern has been shared by actors on both sides of the aisle, including by the Globe's editorial board, which called on the Clintons to shutter the foundation should she win in the fall.
"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," the paper's editorial board wrote.