CNN: Clinton on foundation attacks: 'I know there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire'
(CNN)Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump and issued a strong defense of the Clinton Foundation Wednesday amid the Republican nominee's claims that she used public office for personal gain.
Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper in her first national news interview in nearly a month, Clinton pushed back against Trump's accusations and issued perhaps her most succinct answers on her use of a private email server during her time leading the State Department.
"What Trump has said is ridiculous," Clinton said. "My work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces. I made policy decisions based on what I thought was right."
She added: "I know there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire."
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WNU Editor: This is her first national news interview in nearly a month .... and she does it by phoning it in. Was she convincing .... watch the above video. What's my take .... the AP is the world's number one news service, and they are on this story big time, raising questions that definitely need answers .... Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent (AP). And while much of the U.S. press has been asleep on this story .... New York Times finds latest Clinton Foundation bombshell unfit to print (FOX News) .... the foreign press has still been the best in getting news on the U.S. election .... Hillary Clinton KNEW her aides were working with family foundation despite her pledge not to – and she even hosted dinner at her home for the charity when in office (Daily Mail)