Clinton Denounces ‘Deliberate Attempt to Take Down Foundation’

In an interview with NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden, former President Bill Clinton decried what he saw as a concerted effort to take down the Clinton Foundation, and said he had done nothing “knowingly inappropriate” in accepting foreign donations while his wife was Secretary of State.

“There has been a very deliberate attempt to take the foundation down,” Clinton said. “There’s almost no new fact that wasn’t known the first time she ran for president…We’re going to come as close as we can during her presidential campaign to following the rules we followed when she was Secretary of State.”

But it was those rules while Hillary Clinton was at the State Department that has gotten them in trouble, with allegations that Clinton traded favorable treatment at the State Department for donations to the Foundation.

“I don’t think I did anything that was against the interests of the United States,” Clinton said, denying any influence peddling.

Clinton’s remarks came in the same interview in which he said he would continue to give paid speeches.

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