Clinton: Sanders Putting ‘Artful Smear’ On My Wall Street Donations

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a "Get Out the Vote" event at Rundlett Middle School, in Concord, N.H., Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton argued in an interview aired Sunday that rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was putting forth an “artful smear” to spin the donations she has received from Wall Street.

CBS News host John Dickerson asked Clinton to respond to a comment she made at the last debate where she said that financial interests weren’t giving her much money, which fact checkers later debunked.

“That’s just not the calculation that we’ve done but if that’s somebody’s analysis I’m not going to argue with it,” Clinton said.

Then, she turned the argument toward Sanders.

“What the Sanders campaign is trying to do is link donations to my
political campaign or really donations to anyone’s political campaign,
with undue influence with changing people’s views and votes. I’ve never
ever done that and I really do resent the implication or as I said the
other night the insinuation,” Clinton said. “You know this is a very artful smear and I’m not just going to sit and take it anymore.”

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