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Todd: Clinton Foundation Activities Politically ‘Dumb and Inept’

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NBC News Political Director and host of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd stated that the Clinton Foundation’s dealings are politically “just dumb and inept” on Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Todd said, “the Obama administration, when they offered her the job, looked at the foundation and said, ‘boy, there’s going to be the appearance of influence. We better be careful here.’ Dick Lugar, at the time, ranking member of Foreign Relations, even said very publicly, ‘you know, it’s going to look like foreign governments can buy access to you because of the Foundation.’ How many more warnings did the Clintons need to have, and yet they ended up doing these things.”

He added, “there’s not — proof, it’s sort of circumstantial scandal. The question I have is — it’s politically though, just dumb and inept…the appearance of it is terrible.”

Todd concluded, “I’m surprised someone hasn’t come out said ‘you know what, no foreign governments for any presidential libraries.’ Bush libraries have been built by foreign money, Clinton Library and Foundation by foreign money, the appearance is just too awful.”

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