Former President Bill Clinton said Sunday that his wife, Hillary Clinton, did not provided any political favors to donors of their family foundation when she was secretary of state.
“She was pretty busy those years,” Clinton said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I never saw her study a list of my contributors, and I had no idea who was doing business before the State Department.
“She believed, and I did too … that part of the job as secretary of state was to advance America's economic interests around the world,” he said.
Clinton said the interview taped in Denver last week that he didn't think the donations would be a problem.
“I know her ... I know the truth,” he said. “I never thought about whether there was any overlap.”
Clinton, who appeared with his wife at her first campaign rally Saturday, said he’s not worried about the numerous criticisms of the foundation hurting his wife’s presidential campaign.
"I think when people go to personal attacks this far before the election, it means that they're scared of you, and they should be," he said.
He said the donations weren’t even an issue until recently.
"Nobody even suggested it or talked about it or thought about it until the political season began," he said.