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Hillary On The Defensive: ‘My Work As Secretary Of State Was Not Influenced By Any Outside Forces’ [VIDEO]

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Hillary Clinton said on Friday, “My work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces.”

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Clinton, “Are you certain that there are no emails or Foundation ties to foreign entities that will be revealed that could perhaps permanently impact your presidential prospects?” (RELATED: ‘Clinton Cash’ Author: ‘Not A Coincidence’ Clinton Donors Got Access And Favors)

[dcquiz] “Mika, I am sure,” Clinton replied. “And I am sure because I have a very strong foundation, of understanding about the Foundation not to have a play on words that the kind of work that the Foundation has done, which attracted donors from around the world. Its work that went right in to providing services to people as we have said before. Neither my husband, my daughter nor I have ever taken a penny of salary from the foundation.” (RELATED: Deleted Emails: Clinton Helped Out Donors Who Asked Her For Help With A ‘Major Client’)

“My work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces,” Clinton then claimed. “I made policy decisions based on what I thought was right – to keep Americans safe and protect our interests abroad.” (RELATED: Bahrain’s Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million To Her Foundation)

“I believe my aides also acted appropriately. And we’ve gone above and beyond, most of the charities that I understand, beyond the legal requirements, beyond standards, to voluntarily disclose donors. And also to reduce sources of funding that raised any questions, not that we thought they were necessarily legitimate but to avoid those questions. And so we’re going to go at this I believe in the right way. I’m trying to make sure the good work continues … as we wind it down.” (RELATED: Assange: Wikileaks Will ‘Absolutely’ Release ‘Significant’ Hillary Documents Before Election)

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