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death, wild bill hickok adds to his legend. with one last tale this time a true one, to enhance his legacy of the real west. thank you for the work that amsterdam has done in helping in relief. i thank the abu dhabi global data initiative for bringing us all here. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. >> the clintons have been cashing in. >> they took in something like $136 million. >> but have they also been selling out? >> everybody walked away from the table that night with something. >> the clintons' influence is felt all over the globe. >> bill clinton did a good job. >> it sounds like there's a but in there. >> there's a lot of buts. >> will it all come back to haunt hillary. >> we're talking about uranium. we're talking about the russian
government. >> we'll be subjected to all kinds of distrakctions and attacks. >> from washington, d.c. bret baier. >> behind me is a city with more concentrated power than any in the world. washington. and hillary clinton wants the top job in town. ever since she announced her candidacy for president, her past has attracted new scrutiny. one aspect of her record is that she and husband bill have spent years making millions. and handing out even more to various causes. they say they're doing good work. but some people now claim their activities raise questions of influence peddling on a global scale. tonight we'll look at those charges. this is a story that goes around the world. we'll start in haiti.
january 12th, 2010 haiti suffers a devastating 7.0 earthquake. more than 200,000 die, and over 100,000 buildings and homes are destroyed. within four days u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton arrives to survey the damage. >> i want to assure the people of haiti that the united states is a friend a partner, and a supporter. >> two days later, former president clinton was on the ground. >> i hope that it will be rebuilt in a much stronger and more sustainable way. and i think the haitians want that. >> bill clinton had previously been named special envoy for haiti. he and hillary had close ties to the country, even honeymooning there. hillary's state department working with usaid, the united states agency for international
development, would oversee america's relief effort. the government of haiti set up the ihrc interim haiti recovery commission, to coordinate. two men were named co-chairs of the ihrc executive committee. haitian prime minister and bill clinton himself. the idea was to not just fix things but improve them. in an interview with esquire, president clinton had big plans, saying quote, wouldn't it be great if they became the first wireless nation in the world. they could. i'm telling you, they really could. but it wasn't at all clear that the people of haiti would be the big winners in the disaster relief gold rush. >> anytime there's a natural disaster anywhere there is a lot of money potentially to be made in reconstruction contracts, in relief contracts, et cetera. >> peter schweitzer is the author of the new book "clinton cash" where he investigates the snarl of money, politics and
personal interest that has come to characterize the clintons' interactions around the world. "clinton cash" is published by harper collins, a sister company to fox news. >> u.s. ambassador in haiti sent a cable to the state department the title of which was the gold rush is on. and a memo was about the fact that businessman and companies were showing up in haiti trying to seek lucrative contracts. >> it was the job of the ihrc to oversee this process. and to ensure no one took advantage of the situation. but what if it was part of the problem. >> a number of members of the ihrc actually wrote a letter expressing their concerns that they were not involved in the process. that all the decisions were being made by clinton and bell areef, in addition they claimed and argued that the national priority for haiti were totally being disregarded by the
decisions that were being made. >> as haiti dug itself out of the rubble many projects were initiated. often with u.s. money, and a connection to the clintons. for instance there was the haitian mobile money initiative where a much-needed system was created to help transfer money via cell phones. there was also a plan to raise money by exploiting haiti's rich mineral wealth. >> the haitian government announces that they're going to offer two so-called gold exploitation permits. the first issued in 50 years in haiti that would allow for the extraction of gold mining in the country. >> perhaps the most celebrated project of all was caricol industrial park. >> what is happening here is already happening ripple effects that will create jobs and opportunities far beyond this industrial park. >> the grand opening of caricol was a big deal. you had bill clinton there. you had hillary clinton there.
you had donna karen, the fashion designer. you have ben stiller. you had sean penn. lots of people showed up to say how wonderful this facility was going to be for everybody. >> but as all these projects moved forward, questions were raised. the central question? the question which schweitzer investigated was about how so many of these deals seemed to come back at some point to the clintons. >> what quickly became apparent to many people was that if you wanted a contract if you wanted to do business in haiti, you had to have relationships with the clintons. that was absolutely key. >> the company that cleaned up on the cell phone transfers was digicel. >> in the six months running up to september 2012 they took in more than $50 million in revenue in haiti. >> digicel is run by irish billionaire dennis o'brien. who set up lucrative speeches for bill clinton as well as donating millions of his own money to the clinton foundation.
and one company that got a rare gold permit was bcs mining which actually didn't have much mining experience. but would soon have hillary clinton's brother, tony rodham op its board. as for the caricol industrial park the anchor tenant is a korean manufacturer which supplies to major u.s. retailers, who also happen to be big clinton supporters. and while the state department promised 65,000 jobs to date only 5,000 have been delivered. as for those other projects? they didn't exactly work out as promised. we'll go into depth on that later in the program. but first, though bill clinton may have left office a while ago, he and hillary's influence is still felt worldwide. and their fingers are in a whole lot of pies. when we return we look into this world of clinton clout, and
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to catch yourself with the with the clintons' story, here's ed henry. >> my fellow citizens tonight is my last opportunity to speak to you from the oval office as your president. >> january 2001 bill clinton has completed two terms as president, but he's got bills to pay. >> we came out of the white house not only dead broke, but in debt. it was not easy. bill has worked really hard. >> thank you. >> that he has. traveling around the world making speeches at up to $750,000 a pop. >> hello! >> hillary clinton has also made six-figure sums for her personal appearances. the clintons particularly after bill left office had gone from being dead broke to being fabulously wealthy. the estimates are their income in the 12 years following his
exit from the presidency up to 2012 they took in something like $136 million. >> peter schweitzer is the author of clinton cash, due out on may 5th. >> that came from speaking fees from book deals, and other sources of income. the bottom line is nobody in american political history has come close to going from being dead broke to being fabulously wealthy in such a short period of time. >> when confronted about all of that income in an interview with abc news' diane sawyer. >> i thought making speeches was better than getting connected with any one group or company, as so many people who leave public life do. >> there was also an organization that the clintons set up with an ambitious global agenda. an entity that would take in far more money than bill and hillary's incomes combined. people walking past this build building in manhattan have no idea who the tenant is on the 17th floor.
there's no sign indicating it's the world headquarters of the bill, hillary and chelsea clinton foundation. he's not president anymore. and she's not president yet. still, the clinton foundation represents a sort of global power center. it was founded in 2001 as the william j. clinton foundation with a state admission of marshalling government in private resources to attack global hunger poverty, climate change and disease. in other words, basically solving the world's problems. >> together we can be there for all of our neighbors around the block, around the country, and around the world. >> he is enorm lus oi proud of it. >> a fox news contributor and former adviser to the clintons has done work for their foundation. >> he can go anywhere in the world and promote causes of social justice in ways that virtually no one else alive can do. >> as it happens, the clintons' big new project situated them at the nexus of global money, influence and power.
>> you have to start with people. you have to give them a chance to live the best life they can. >> it's been estimated that over the years, the foundation has raised more than $1 billion. >> the concern is that these contributions to the clinton foundations, or these speaking fees are being provided not simply out of the kindness of the hearts of these individuals, but because they want something from the clintons. and my contention is there seems to be a pattern of behavior in which they're actually giving those individuals what they want. >> many high-ranking politicians in both parties have set up foundations. but the clintons are a power couple unlike any the world has ever seen. for not only is bill an ex-president already a rare power broker but in hillary, they've got someone who was a senator, then a secretary of state, and who might be president. >> the clinton foundation i have some questions on that topic. >> like a lot of folks, i have some concerns --
>> conflict of interest between his work meaning the foundation's and the duties of secretary of state. >> in such a situation, it makes sense there would be a fear of influence peddling. >> the obama transition team was concerned about the fact that there had been such a large flow of funds to the clinton foundation and also to the clintons' personal accounts because of the speaking fees. so they wanted to set up a structure of accountability. >> this led to a memorandum of understanding. which had explicit requirements for both clintons. >> one was that they were going to disclose all new contributions to the clinton foundation. the second was if there were any foreign government funds, or foreign government businesses that were going to donate to the clinton foundation that would require prior approval by the state department. and then the third requirement was that bill clinton's speeches and/or any consulting arrangements that he might have
with outside parties also needed to be vetted by the state department. >> so help me god. >> hillary became secretary of state and the clinton foundation continued to do its work. but suspicions lingered. >> people who were writing these large checks if they weren't getting access to a former president, and a then secretary of state, what were they getting? >> they were getting the ability to participate in large-scale social welfare programs in their home countries or regions of interest or importance to them to change the world, and to be a partner with the president of the united states or the former secretary of state on life-changing endeavors. >> the bottom line is the clintons have been called lots of things by their friends and enemies over the years. the one phrase that i've never seen associated with the clintons is the word naive. >> when we return we'll look at what the clinton foundation is doing around the world. charitable work for sure but is there something more calculating? at this, flo. yeah, no talent for drawing, flo.
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the dealings of bill and hillary are part of what peter schweitzer calls the clinton blur. a mix of money and politics diplomacy, and personal interest. all so interconnected that it's easy to get lost. >> it's so hard when you look at the clintons to find out where their charity ends and begins and where their official powers and secretary of state or senator ends and begins. the problem is they all get blurred together. >> to put together his book "clinton cash," schweitzer and his team of researchers spent more than a year unraveling the tangled web. schweitzer took us through a number of these cases.
for instance there's money from the middle east. >> the united arab emirates wants to have close relationship with the united states. in 2011 they are under pressure from the obama administration and hillary clinton's state department because of iran's sanctions. and that is that certain uae companies are continuing to trade, or service trans shipment points to iran. >> okay now fast forward a couple of months. >> on december 12th, you have the foreign minister of united united emirates to meet with the secretary of state hillary clinton over some troubling issues. that very same day, the foreign minister's brother, who's the crown prince is paying hillary's husband, to bill clinton, half a million dollars for a speech in abu dhabi. >> as for comment, the uae did not put out a form will statement about president clinton's speech but did provide a list of donations they've given to charitable
organizations around the world. there's money from europe. >> beginning in 2009 the swedish telecom giant ericsson is coming under increasing pressure from the united states because of selling equipment to oppressive governments around the world. in the midst of all of this they decide to pay bill clinton to give a speech for the first time ever. they pay him a whopping $750,000. >> soon after, hillary clinton's state department urged new broader sanctions against iran. but the guidelines did not include telecom. which is ericsson's business. ericsson declined our interview request. the company conceded the investment was significant, $750,000. but they said it should be seen in light of clinton's crowd pull. the fact that he had to travel to hong kong for the event, and that the event spanned two days. the company insists that the conversation regarding iran had no impact on the decision.
there's money from south america. in june 2010 bill clinton was in colombia. >> bill clinton meets with the then president of colombia to discuss matters in private. what's curious is hillary clinton is in colombia at the same time. after bill leaves the presidential palace hillary clinton comes in and has lunch with the president of colombia. where she signs some technical agreements and explains her commitment to a free trade agreement between colombia and the united states. >> the very same trade agreement she had pledged to defeat while running for president in 2008. >> as i have said for months i oppose the deal. i have spoken out against the deal. i will vote against the deal. and i will do everything i can to urge the congress to reject the colombian free trade deal. >> also in colombia with bill clinton, was frank giustra, a billionaire businessman and
family friend we'll meet again. the timeline as you have it frank giustra, a canadian billionaire, arrives in colombia with bill clinton on june 8th, 2010. hillary, at that same time meets with president uribe. what's troubling, in the days that follow frank giustra, who is one of the largest contributors to the clinton foundation sees not one, not two, but actually three of his companies get major concessions from the uribe government in colombia. >> neither giustra, nor former president uribe ever responded to our request for a comment on the colombia deal. there's money in dealings with africa. >> the shaikh of saudi arabia announces with bill in london that he's committing to contribute $20 million to the clinton foundation. this raises lots of questions with ethiopian groups in the west. because they're very concerned about the repressive government
in ethiopia and that the shaikh has a large business empire in ethiopia. what troubles them is that al amoody does not have a history of philanthropy and they actually write a letter to bill clinton and they say explicitly we believe the donation was made on behalf of the ethiopian government. >> when hillary clinton becomes secretary of state, one of the things that she needs to do is certify ethiopia on human rights but hillary clinton granted them a waiver. which allowed them to continue u.s. assistance even though they weren't complying with u.s. law. >> mahmoud al amoody said he does not give media interviews instead he sent us a fact sheet of all the support he's given to aids awareness. these are just a few of the many stories schweitzer documents in his book. >> bill clinton's average speaking fee is around 175 to $200,000 over the years. once hillary becomes secretary
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so far, we've seen stories of the clinton blur as author peter schweitzer puts it dealing and wheeling that mixes philanthropy politics and cold hard cash. the clintons allegedly used their influence to raise funds for both themselves and causes supported by their foundation. all while skirting the rules by doing favors for their ben efactors. these favors aren't just shady deals, but the clout of the clintons they can have far-reaching effects on the international scene. consider the stunning case of kazakhstan. and how american uranium ended
up in the hands of the russians. remember businessman and clinton friend frank giustra? well, he figures in this story, too. >> september 2005 bill clinton shows up in kazakhstan where frank giustra, a canadian investor has been trying to get control to buy a couple of uranium mines. and he became really partners in a way with bill clinton working on philanthropic activities. >> came with an idea of creating an initiative to alleviate poverty. >> furthermore, frank giustra has been involved in helping to facilitate speaking engagements for the clintons. >> frank giustra and bill clinton were whisked to the presidential palace in kazakhstan. it's a fascinating story. because everybody walked away from the table that night with somebody. >> the story caught the attention of pulitzer prize
winning "new york times" reporter jill becker. >> a huge propaganda coup. bill clinton basically endorsed the progress that kazakhstan had made in terms of their own democracy, which was sort of interesting, given that the president was elected with 90-plus percent of the vote and widely criticized as being rigged. >> bill clinton has a public press conference with the president where he praises his rule and praises his human rights record. but the bottom line is after they leave, a couple of days later, frank giustra gets his uranium concessions, which ends up being enormously lucrative to him and to a small group of canadian mining investors. >> his company was like a bit player. and really had gone from a worthless shell company overnight to this uranium deal. soon after that bill clinton got a huge donation $31 million
from frank giustra to his charitable foundation followed by a pledge to donate $100 million more. >> our calls to the kazakhstan embassy were never returned. we talked to frank giustra, who said he considers this an old story. and said that he's not interested in politics. meanwhile, his defenders insist that no undue influence was exerted in kazakhstan because the deal did not require the kazakh government's approval. >> the problem is there are corporate records that indicate very very clearly that the kads ak government did have to sign off and approve. >> that's what we're looking at here? >> exactly, that's what we're looking at here. which is the amended memorandum of understanding dated 2005 between the ministry of energy of the republic of kazakhstan and the atomic agency in the
kazakh government. there's no way that they can argue the kazakh government were not part of the agreement. >> there is a post-script to the kazakhstan tale. >> kazakh officials wanted to take an equity stake in westinghouse which works in the civilian nuclear field. >> when you have a sensitive industry like westinghouse involved in the nuclear industry that requires review by the u.s. government. >> so the potential investors came to america to see the man who could make things happen. >> frank giustra arranged for kazakh officials to go to bill clinton's house in chappaqua. when i first contacted both the clinton foundation the clinton spokesman and mr. giustra, they denied any such meeting ever took place. and then when we told them well we had already talked to the head of the meeting, we also had a picture of him and bill at
the home in chappaqua. that he proudly displayed on his office wall. they then acknowledged that yes, the meeting had taken place. >> so what happened to giustra's company that benefited from that deal in kazakhstan? after a merger it became a uranium giant called uranium one. and then the russians bought it. >> uranium one became very active in acquiring uranium assets actually in the united states itself. by 2008 2009 they were particularly attractive target for the russian government. >> and the russians acquired that target. >> they would acquire what would amount to 50% of projected uranium output by 2015. >> in other words, russia now controls what was projected to be up to half of america's uranium. does secretary clinton factor into this? >> for that deal to go through, it needs federal government approval. and one of those people that has
to approve that deal is secretary of state hillary clinton. >> who as senator clinton was vigorously opposed to these kind of buys from countries into u.s. property. >> that's a great point, bret. the dubai port deal plan that she was opposed to. >> we don't feel any foreign government should control our ports. >> in this particular case we're talking about uranium. we're talking about things that relate to the nuclear industry. we're talking about the russian government. >> which already provides equipment, materiel to iran. >> that's correct. >> just how deeply those uranium interests were invested in the clintons was not disclosed by them, or their foundation. schweitzer learned about that by scouring canadian tax records. >> so let's go to the fernwood documents. >> fernwood foundation is an entity in canada controlled by ian hellfer which ends up being
the chairman of uranium one. ian hellfer in 2007 made an individual contribution to the clinton foundation. the problem is based on canadian tax records, in this particular case made a payment of $250,000 to the clinton-giustra sustainable growth initiative. they are required to disclose the donations. they failed to do that. this is a hidden contribution. over the course of a couple of years, you're talking about more than $2 million from the fernwood foundation to the clinton foundation when you actually go to the clinton foundation website itself on disclosures and type in fernwood you find no contributions listed whatsoever. >> uranium one and ian tellfer declined to comment. so w to in the end is a russian company, essentially controlled by vladimir putin, will now be in charge of a substantial portion of american uranium. russia sends uranium to its
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earlier we looked at the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in haiti, and the various rebuilding projects. but five years later, what are the results? our john roberts traveled from one end of haiti to the other to find the answer. >> this is the hilltop home of the prime minister of haiti in 2010 when the devastating earthquake hit. together with former president bill clinton, he headed up the ihrc which had a say in much of the billions of dollars pouring into haiti would eventually be spent. he explained to me the importance of having bill clinton on the commission. >> it is attracting cnn, abc. we needed a figure to keep haiti on the news. >> and was bill clinton that image that you needed to sell
haiti? >> the one we think of at the time. because he was already involved in haiti. we needed an image. i believe in his role of president of the commission he did well. >> you said you believed that bill clinton did a good job. it sounds like there's a but in there. >> there's a lot of buts not only one. not all linked to him. perhaps we were asking too much of president clinton. and the things that he was doing. perhaps we were leaning so much on what he could bring. >> much good work has been done in haiti, no question. debris has been removed, houses have been built, and roads have been repaired. but to peter schweitzer for all that help there are certain projects that need more scrutiny. projects the clintons got behind. you would expect that there would be high standards of transparency that there would be high standards of accountability. and you would also have ethical
standards that would prevent you from giving contracts or concessions or benefits to people who are putting money in your pocket. >> for instance there's the story of digicel. almost anyplace you go almost anywhere you in haiti, you'll see signs for digicel, a top telecom company. the reason they have such prominence in haiti is maybe that they have friends in high places. the clintons pushed for a wire-based money transfer system for friends and relatives to send money into the ravaged nation. the problem is the chief beneficiary from the clintons' initiative is a company called digicel, owned by dennis o'brien. o'brien is a billionaire. >> shortly after the clintons began reconstruction in haiti, and began handing out contracts, sometime during that period of 2010 or 2011 he made a multimillion dollar contribution to the clinton foundation.
>> there were also speeches. >> bill clinton gets paid to give three lucrative speeches which are arranged by dennis o'brien. >> but the money flowed in both directions. >> two of the speeches that bill clinton gives actually are sandwiched around digicel being given a grand by the taxpayers for $100,000 as part of the hmmi award. at the same time you have taxpayer money, $2 million, being committed to the digicel foundation in jamaica. >> still, the biggest profit was the tens of millions digicel made by getting the haiti deal. >> their profits grew enormously. their market share grew enormously. and it really allowed them to become the biggest player by far in the haitian mobile phone network. >> we requested an interview with dennis o'brien who declined to speak with us. for such a small and impoverished company, haiti actually has some very valuable mineral deposits. i'm standing on top of what
could one day be an open pit gold and silver mine. estimates are there could be at least $150 million of ore in these hills. it's been 50 years since haiti gave permits for open pit mines, but what it did in 2012 guess who got it. >> one of them went to a company based out of north carolina that had very little experience in mining to begin with. this was a potentially very lucrative concession. >> so why was this particular particular given such a prize concession? peter schweitzer thinks he knows. and it has something to do with hillary clinton's brother. >> tony rodham meets the executives from this company in september of 2012 at a clinton global initiative seminar. three months later, the haitian government grants the gold exploitation contract to bcs mining. within the year tony rodham is
placed on the board of bcs mining. rodham has no background in haiti or mining. >> tony rodham did not return our phone calls. we did speak to the ceo of bcs mining who maintains there is no connection between the permit and rodham's seat on the board. of all the projects the one that probably made the biggest splash was caracol industrial park. in the end, it may have been the biggest disappointment. it's located about 85 miles north of port-au-prince. according to the state department caracol was designed to create up to 65,000 jobs. in october 2012 bill and hillary, along with haitian heads of state and several celebrities, were there for its launch. >> the plan was enormously ambitious. it was to build a textile mill. so u.s. tax power money was poured in to build housing and
infrastructure in the area more than $100 million was committed for this effort. >> building up the area meant first kicking out the farmers who had been there for generations. their harvests were bulldozed. were people frightened? were they upset? >> translator: everybody was in shock. not understanding what was going on with their hands in the air, and screaming and crying. >> did you talk to them? did you ask them what they were doing? >> translator: there were people with guns apparently to force them to leave the area so they could not really do much to resist. >> how many people are worse off since the caracol industrial park was built? we did contact the biggest tenant here the textile company, but so far they haven't gotten back to us. i was able to round up a worker from caracol.
i can't identify him, however, because he's afraid of losing his job. he works from 6:45 in the morning until 5:00 p.m. getting paid 225 gourds a day, which is about 5 u.s. dollars. >> translator: the salary is not near what it should be. but because of the lack of jobs in this country, he has to take that. >> how do you describe the working conditions? >> translator: the conditions are very very tough. pretty much everybody is frustrated in relation to the work load and what they're getting paid. but again, it's a difficult situation. >> he's hopeful the future will hold more for him. but at present, caracol is hardly the economic salvation originally promised. not only don't the jobs pay well but there are only about 5,000 of them. not anywhere near what was expected. the state department said those jobs will materialize eventually. in a decade or so. in the meantime who is the project helping?
well a few american companies are benefiting from the chief haitian labor. >> the three biggest beneficiaries were three retail companies closely tied to the clintons gap, target and walmart. >> a lot of money was given to haiti after the earthquake. much of it was put to good use. but according to peter schweitzer too much was used to line the pockets of people with clinton connections. >> when we return hillary is running. will any of this come back to haunt her. nning. will any of this come back to haunt her? here at the td ameritrade trader group, they work all the time. sup jj? working hard? working 24/7 on mobile trader, rated #1 trading app in the app store. it lets you trade stocks options, futures... even advanced orders. and it offers more charts than a lot of the other competitors do in desktop. you work so late. i guess you don't see your family very much? i see them all the time. did you finish your derivative pricing model, honey? for all the confidence you need. td ameritrade.
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president. she also offers something that may be too familiar. she's a politician with a long history. the pundits are already asking how her past may affect the future. >> i'm getting ready to do something, too. i'm running for president. >> one of hillary's first big decisions as an official candidate for president was to quit the clinton foundation. she said she was leaving to quote, devote myself to this new all-encompassing endeavor. >> there are new questions on hillary clinton's campaign as new details emerge -- >> a few days later, on april 15th, with the clinton foundation coming under increased scrutiny they changed their policies regarding foreign donations from foreign countries. they would only take donations from friendly western countries. there could still be donations from someone like ian tellfer, the canadian who as we mentioned
earlier was chairman of the russian-owned company uranium one. but even as hillary was distancing herself from the foundation she couldn't avoid questions about its activities. with investigative book "clinton cash" shaping up to a political bombshell, she reported to the reporters' inquiries in new hampshire on april 20th. by brushing aside the book's claims. >> we're back into the political season and, therefore, we will be subjected to all kinds of distractions and attacks. >> people are going to have to believe that all of this was on the up-and-up, and that nobody was trying to buy influence and all of this was fine. or there's going to be a suspicion hanging over her that is likely to hang over her for the rest of the campaign. >> people are railroad questioning clinton's trust bothiness. in a fox news poll 51% said they did not feel she was honest. the only politicianist
to score above 50%. and this was asked before the revelations about the clinton foundation for making headlines. meanwhile, in a speech at georgetown bill clinton avoided the controversy. >> for obvious reasons, i don't intend to talk much about electoral politics. >> but even if the clintons won't say anything substantive, the clinton camp is preparing for an onslaught. >> we're not big on quitting in my family. you may have noticed that. >> on april 23rd, clinton campaign press secretary brian fallon offered a specific denial of charges made in a "new york times" story about uranium one. stating, quote, no one has produced a shred of evidence that hillary clinton ever took action as secretary of state in order to support the interest of donors to the clinton foundation. to suggest the state department under then secretary clinton exerted undue influence in the u.s. government's review of the
sale of uranium one is utterly baseless. and legal experts suggest there may even be legal peril facing the clintons down the road. >> she's not protected by the fact that her husband may have taken money, or it's her husband's foundation. spouses spouses interests are attributed to each other, and that is no excuse or defense. >> if media response to the book is any indication this controversy does not seem likely to go away anytime soon. >> too much other media have weighed in with their reporting on this to just make this go away saying it's all a republican conspiracy. "the new york times" is not involved in the conspiracy and certainly we're not. >> the clintons are no strangers to controversy. bill rode out more than a few in his day. but if the charges we've just looked at gain traction will hillary be as lucky. or will people worry that another clinton administration could mean influence peddling on
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and a sleep system? science suggests when you have insomnia, the neurotransmitters in your wake system may be too strong, which may be preventing you from getting the sleep you need. talk to your doctor about ways to manage your insomnia. leland viters. >> see you tomorrow in new york. >> i'm chris wallace, allegations that millions of dollars in speaking fees and foreign donations bought favors from the clinton state department. >> it's so hard when you look at the clintons to figure out where the charity ends and begins and where their profit making ends and begins and where their officials powers as secretary of state or senator ends and begins. >> we'll talk with the author of the explosive book "clinton cash" if his first live interview. a clinton insider response to the allegation. >> do you ever get tired of cleaning up after the clintons? >> former counsel