Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton dodged a question posed by Fox News’s Chris Wallace about reports of possible “pay-to-play” arrangements between Clinton Foundation donors and the Department of State.
“During her 2009 Senate confirmation hearing, you promise to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest with your dealing with the Clinton foundation while we were secretary of state,” Wallace said to Clinton during Wednesday night’s presidential debate.
“But emails show that donors got special access to you. Those seeking grants for Haiti relief were considered separately from non-donors and some of those donors got contract government, contracts, taxpayer money. Can you really say that you capture pledge to the Senate committee and why isn’t what happened and what went on between you and the Clinton Foundation, why isn’t what Mr. Trump calls pay-to-play?” Wallace asked.
Clinton was quick to pivot and avoid answering the question, which was based on recent reports suggesting Clinton family friends were given special treatment by government officials.
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