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Fmr Obama Press Sec Robert Gibbs: Clinton Foreign Donations ‘Awkward at Best’

On Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs reacted to a recent Wall Street Journal report detailing the Clinton Foundation’s past donations from foreign governments, which some say compromise the potential 2016 presidential candidacy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Gibbs called it “awkward,” which he chalked up as another symptom of the “slow roll” of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

“Look, I think there is no doubt that the appearances are awkward at best,” Gibbs said. “And I think they’re going to have to do something in the very short term to deal with this in a way that puts it off the table. Look Chuck, I think there are a lot of people that have watched the sort of slow roll of the Hillary Clinton campaign really dating back to last year, with a book tour that some wondered why she was doing, speeches that some wondered why she was doing — and, you know, I think — I think it is from the Democratic perspective, things will get better when there is a formal campaign but there has been a slow roll of concerning headlines for a long time.”

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