CHUCK TODD: They put up a list of governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation, and you see a who's-who of countries in the middle east. Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Kuwait. These folks -- Robert Gibbs will say this is all do-gooder stuff in places like Africa having to do with health and food or things like this. But, boy the perception of this. Saudi Arabia: they're a lobbyist. In some ways they lobby America for assistance.
ROBERT GIBBS: I think there is no doubt the appearances are awkward at best. I think they're going to have to do something in the very short term to deal with this in a way that will put it off the table.
I think there are a lot of people that have watched the sort of 'slow roll' of the Hillary Clinton campaign dating back to last year, with a book tour, speeches, that people wondered what she was doing. From a Democratic perspective, things will get better when there is a formal campaign, but there has been a slow roll of headlines for some time.