Clinton Foundation President Donna Shalala admitted that the organization would shift some of its work to other groups if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
"When she's president, there's no process you could set up that would eliminate conflict of interest — so we actually have to reduce the size of the foundation and what it does," Shalala, who served as President Bill Clinton's secretary of Health and Human Services told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day."
"What we have to do when she's president is we have to actually eliminate any aspect of conflict of interest — so all the international programs are spun off," she said.
"There's no evidence that policy was impacted by anyone requesting an appointment. So let me dispute any indication that Mrs. Clinton's behavior on policy was changed in any way," Shalala continued.
"The most important thing is, this is a magnificent foundation that has reinvented philanthropy."
Clinton's Republican opponent Donald Trump and his GOP supporters have criticized Clinton for the appearance of a "pay-for-play" system while she served as secretary of state.
"She put her emails on a secret server to cover up her pay for play scandals in the State Department," Trump said last week while delivering a speech in Pittsburgh. "Nothing threatens the integrity of our democracy more than when government officials put their public office up for sale."
Recently, Bill Clinton vowed to remove himself from the foundation's board of directors if his wife is elected. He also said that the foundation would stop accepting donations from corporations and foreign countries, only accepting those from individual Americans and charities.
While on MSNBC this week, Shalala said the foundation wanted to keep Chelsea Clinton on the board of directors even if her mother wins in November, reports Politico.
"Well, keeping one person in the family on the board. And Chelsea has said she wants to make sure we do the transition effectively. She'll have to make the decision about her own future, but there's no question that most of us would love to keep Chelsea on the board," Shalala said, but did not go into detail on any individual board members.
"She's intelligent, she knows these programs, she has real management experience. And keeping her in in a leadership position on the board I think, personally, is very important."
Trump similarly vowed to remove himself from his Trump Organization if he's elected president.
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