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Bill Clinton on Foundation's Defense: 'I Just Work Here'

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:44 AM

 Former President Bill Clinton reportedly squirmed a bit Wednesday as a Clinton Foundation donor railed against American media at a Clinton Global Initiative event in Marrakech, Morocco. 

According to Politico, Mo Ibrahim said a recent trip to the U.S. left him “shocked” about “attacks” on the foundation, whose finances and transparency are scrutinized in a new book as Hillary Clinton campaigns for president.

“I used to respect the American media. And I was amazed because I started to watch the news and Fox and other guys and none of those people asked a question: what this foundation is doing actually,” said Ibrahim, a telecommunications billionaire and philanthropist.

“I just could not understand. ... I didn’t see anybody from the foundation standing up,” he said.

The former president appeared to try to deflect the comments with a joke. “I just work here, I don’t know,” Clinton said. “There is one set of rules for politics in America and another set for real life. And you just have to learn to deal with it.”

A YouTube channel linked to America Rising, the Republican opposition-research firm, posted a video of the exchange:

 

 

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Former President Bill Clinton reportedly squirmed a bit Wednesday as a Clinton Foundation donor railed against American media at a Clinton Global Initiative event in Marrakech, Morocco. According to Politico, Mo Ibrahim said a recent trip to the U.S. left him "shocked"...
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