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August 14th, 2013
06:41 PM ET

Analysis: Hillary Clinton's new office

She's already joined the family business. But what does Hillary Clinton's bigger role in the newly-named "Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation" mean for her possible political ambitions?

According to The New York Times: potentially a lot.

The paper is reporting that the former secretary of state and her staff are moving into the foundation's headquarters in Manhattan, and that the sprawling philanthropic organization, known for its noble ambitions, powerful corporate connections, and roller coaster finances "will become the nerve center of Hillary Rodham Clinton's increasingly public life ... The foundation could also serve as a base for her to home in on issues and to build up a stable of trusted staff who could form the core of a political campaign."

But the newspaper also raises many questions about how efficiently the foundation is being run - and several ethical concerns.

"It's an important that any organization like that be carefully audited, be closely governed, and that's exactly what they're going to be doing," said former adviser to Hillary Clinton's 2008 run Tracy Sefl

"On balance it's a positive thing, it's certainly been a positive thing for President Clinton, obviously there's some management issues there that are going to have to be dealt with," said former CEO of Hewlett Packard and former senior economic adviser to Sen. John McCain Carly Fiorina.

"The vulnerabilities will be with the corporation partnerships," said Fiorina. "She may get asked about some of those relationships as she goes forward."

Questions like, "Where does the foundation end and the back-and-forth trading of influence begin," said White House correspondent for Yahoo News Olivier Knox.

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