Foreign governments among Clinton donors


In this June 21, 2007 file photo, Frank Giustra, a Canadian businessman, speaks as former President Bill Clinton looks on during a news conference in New York to announce the Clinton Foundation's launching of a new sustainable development initiative in Latin America. A donor list released on New Year's Day by the William J. Clinton Foundation shows that Giustra gave to the former president's charity.

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Published: Friday, January 1, 2010 at 4:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 1, 2010 at 4:55 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Countries including Norway and Oman gave to former President Bill Clinton's charity as Hillary Rodham Clinton served her first year as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.

A donor list released on New Year's Day by the William J. Clinton Foundation shows Norway has given $10 million to $25 million to the charity since its founding roughly a decade ago. Oman gave $1 million to $5 million over the years.

The Clintons agreed to annually disclose the names of donors to the foundation to address concerns about potential conflicts of interest. The foundation released a donor list Friday morning that didn't identify who gave in 2009, but then updated it to provide that information.

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