01/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Clinton's Loopholes: What He Can Still Do

Bill Clinton pledged to dial back his international charity work and personal earning power so Hillary Clinton can go to State. But in reality, a set of Obama-backed restrictions leaves a lot more that the ex-president can do than cannot.

He can still give speeches around the world and pull down six-figure speaking and consulting fees.

He can still ask for multi-million dollar checks to fund the Clinton Foundation's work.

His foundation can host big events overseas and accept major contributions from foreign governments to fund its international disease-fighting, development and environmental initiatives.

And if he wants to do something that makes ethics officials at State uneasy, they can flag their concerns to the Clintons, but likely won't be able to veto Bill's proposed activities, experts say.

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