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Clinton Campaign Defends Foundation's Actions - No 'Quid Pro Quo'

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By    |   Sunday, 21 Aug 2016 11:10 AM

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Sunday defended the decision by the Clinton Foundation to separate itself from foreign money as "unprecedented" — even though it won't happen unless Hillary Clinton is elected president and didn't occur during her stint as secretary of state.

In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Robby Mook insisted the Democratic nominee has been "transparent."

"The foundation is doing an enormous amount of work, and it takes time when you're in a number of countries around the world to retool, refocus the mission, and adapt," Mook said, noting the foundation's work includes fighting AIDS and malaria.

"We're happy that that planning is taking place," he added. 'I think when we talk about transparency, disclosure, Donald Trump needs to release his taxes, explain his financial ties."

"There's all this scrutiny because Hillary Clinton has been transparent," Mook continued. "I don't think you heard these questions when members of the Bush family continued to serve on boards for President Bush's foundation."

Mook also defended email exchanges from Clinton's top aides at the State Department that included one from Clinton aide Doug Band to top State Department aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, asking for a "favor" to "take care" of someone at State.

There was no "no quid pro quo," Mook declared. "The email in question from Doug Band was coming from his private email account, or his Clinton.com email account, it was not related to the foundation, and the State Department at every step was following every appropriate protocol."

"This was someone who had a relationship with the Clintons long before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state."

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Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Sunday defended the decision by the Clinton Foundation to separate itself from foreign money as unprecedented - even though it won't happen unless Hillary Clinton is elected president and didn't occur during her stint as secretary of...
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