Sunday on “CloseUP” with Josh McElveen for the first time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton answered questions brought up in the book “Clinton Cash” by Peter Schweizer.
She ignored the donation disclosure was a request by the Obama administration to avoid any appearance of conflicts of interest while she served as Secretary of State and said, “I think part of the interesting twist to this is most foundations, charities do not publish all of their contributors. The Clinton Foundation does. But I think if you were to look at all the great universities all of the great hospitals in our country, they take donations from everywhere.”
She continued, “There was certainly nothing about the work of the foundation that in any way was used to influenced any decisions I made at the State Department.
When asked about the specific details about the appearance of quid pro quo in the Uranium One deal bought up in the book Clinton said, “I don’t know if we have enough time in this interview to debunk all the allegations that were made by people who are wielding the partisan axe but there is no basis for any of that. The timing doesn’t work. It happened in terms of the support for the foundation before I was secretary of state. There were nine government agencies who had to sign off on that deal. I was not personally involved because that wasn’t something the secretary of state did. I mean literally we could have an whole show debunking a lot of these really wild, inaccurate allegations.”
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