The Clinton Foundation has shut down the Clinton Global Initiative in a move that political opponents have taken as confirmation that the organization is a slush fund.
The Clinton Global Initiative is a division of the Clinton Foundation that “convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges,” according to the group’s website. Accomplishments cited for 2016 included working with Hollywood screenwriters to include narratives about healthy families in primetime television shows, promoting women’s involvement in sports and business, and an inspiring speech Bill Clinton made to the students of Clinton Global Initiative University. Over 1200 students pledged to help their communities.
However, the Clinton Foundation has been on the receiving end of heavy criticism over financial and ethical matters.