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Bill Clinton: Hillary ‘Didn’t Know About a Lot of’ Foundation Donations

Former President Bill Clinton stated that Hillary Clinton “didn’t know about a lot of” the foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation in an interview with CNN International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday.

Clinton said, in response to a question about whether the foundation’s foreign donations influenced Secretary Clinton’s policy, “No. She didn’t know about a lot of them. And we had a policy, when she was secretary of state that we would only continue accepting money from people that were already giving us money. And I’ve tried to re-create that policy as nearly as I can now during the campaign. So, there’s just no evidence. Even the guy that wrote the book, apparently, had to admit under questioning that he didn’t have a shred of evidence for this. He just sort of thought he’d throw it out there and see if it’d fly. And it won’t fly.”

Clinton added that the tax filing mistakes the foundation admitted to making were “just an accident. People re-file their taxes all the time. We reported all the donations from all the governments and the private sources. And last year for some reason, nobody really understands they were put together. The year before, they were filed properly, which shows you there was no deliberate intent. I mean, if there were some — and there’d be no benefit to the foundation for doing that. We — everybody admits that we are the most transparent of all the presidential foundations, and more transparent than a lot of private foundations.”

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