Biden Dodges, Won’t Say Clinton Foundation Has Been ‘100% Ethical’

Thursday in Warren, OH, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt confronted Vice President Joe Biden over whether Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has been “100 percent ethical,” in light of the various pay-to-play accusations between then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s State Department and her family’s organization, the Clinton Foundation.

Partial transcript as follows:

HUNT: Hillary Clinton obviously is not on the trail. You’re here in Ohio. Do you think she needs to be out front with the American people a little bit more?

BIDEN: She is out front with the American people.

HUNT: She’s been fund-raising for a couple weeks.

BIDEN: She has to, but she’s also been doing a lot of events and I told her I’d campaign with her in Scranton. We got a whole bunch of places we’re campaigning together and some places where maybe I can help and not have her have to be with me.

HUNT: Do you think Americans should be concerned at all about the ethics of The Clinton Foundation? Has The Clinton Foundation always been 100 percent ethical in your view?’

BIDEN: I think The Clinton Foundation, like all foundations, have found themselves in a position where things are changing and I think she’s going to change, adjust to the realities of how complicated it’s all become.

HUNT: Is she clearing herself up enough with that? Should the foundation have stopped taking foreign donations now?

BIDEN: I think you’ll stop seeing them taking foreign donations.

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