Hillary Clinton: Allegations I Traded Political Favors For Donations Are Just ‘Distractions’

Alex Griswold | Media Reporter

When asked by reporters in New Hampshire about allegations in an upcoming book that she granted political favors in return for donations to Clinton Foundation while at the State Department, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dismissed the issue as a “distraction.”

Clinton’s remarks came during a brief Q & A session with reporters after a small business roundtable in Keene, New Hampshire. CBS News’ Alex Romano tweeted out the exchange, while also noting that Clinton set aside less than two minutes to answer questions from the press. (VIDEO: MSNBC Host: ‘Everybody In The Media’ Being ‘Used’ By Hillary)

Other initial reports differ on the exact wording, but all agree that Clinton was asked about the Clinton Foundation donor scandal, and said the allegations were a “distraction.”

Earlier in the day, the White House also refused to categorically deny the allegations when pressed by ABC’s Jon Karl, with White House press secretary Josh Earnest calling the claims “spurious.”

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