Washington, Dec 3 : Former President Bill Clinton may have told President-elect Obama much more than he wanted to know about contributors to clear the way for Hillary Clinton to take over as next Secretary of State.
In a deal with Obama to clear his wife's nomination, Bill Clinton agreed to disclose publicly the names of more than 200,000 donors to his foundation and incorporate his Global Initiative separately from his foundation.
Among the organizations and individuals who pledged more than 90 million dollars at a Clinton sitdown in Hong Kong for various charitable projects in Asia was the World Toilet Organization, the Daily News reported.
The WTO, a global non-profit for improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide, put up 1.2 million dollars for projects in Cambodia and India aimed at "improving the current market structure of the sanitation sector," according to a release from the Clinton Foundation.
The contributors lined up as Clinton convened a meeting of his Clinton Global Initiative in Hong Kong a day after Obama named Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) as his choice for Secretary of State, the paper said.
The former President said he was "thrilled to be joined by so many distinguished leaders who bring their unique expertise and resources to bear in addressing the most pressing challenges facing the region."
Meanwhile, the Secretary of State-designate won't be leaving her Senate seat for the former President.
Bill Clinton's spokesman, Matt McKenna, told CNN that any speculation he would be interested in having Governor Paterson appoint him to succeed her seat is "completely false."