Ed Rendell: Clinton Foundation should be disbanded if Clinton wins
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Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) says the Clinton Foundation should be disbanded if Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House would like to see Biden ‘in the boxing ring’ in 2020 House Judiciary chair subpoenas DOJ for FBI documents The suit to make Electoral College more ‘fair’ could make it worse MORE is elected to the White House.

“I definitely think if she wins the presidency they have to disband it. I know it’ll be hard for President [Bill] Clinton because he cares very deeply about what the foundation has done,” Rendell, a Clinton ally, told the New York Daily News.

“It’d be impossible to keep the foundation open without at least the appearance of a problem.”

Rendell, who also served as a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said the Clinton Foundation would at the least need to go into a "period of inactivity" during Clinton's time in office if she is elected.

On Tuesday, the Boston Globe's editorial board also called for the Clinton Foundation to be shut down if the Democratic nominee wins the White House.

"The once-and-maybe-future first family will have plenty to keep them busy next year if Hillary Clinton defeats Donald Trump in November," the newspaper's editorial said.

"The foundation should remove a political — and actual — distraction and stop accepting funding," it continued. "If Clinton is elected, the foundation should be shut down."

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Clinton resigned from the foundation's board when she launched her presidential bid last year.

But the organization's funding and work during Clinton's time as secretary of State has been subject to scrutiny throughout her campaign, including recently released correspondence between a longtime Clinton confidant with ties to the foundation and State Department aides.