Hillary Clinton: Report about Clinton Foundation donors 'a lot of smoke,' but 'no fire'

Hillary Clinton.
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On Wednesday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump's claims that as secretary of state she gave foreign governments and business leaders who donated to the Clinton Foundation something in return "ridiculous."

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Clinton said that throughout her tenure as secretary of state, her work was "not influenced by any outside forces. I made policy decisions based on what I thought was right." Regarding an Associated Press article from Tuesday that said more than half of 154 private citizens she met with while at the State Department made donations to the Clinton Foundation, Clinton said she knows "there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire."

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