Robert Gibbs: Hillary Clinton Taking Money From Qatar, Saudi Arabia & Dubai "Awkward At Best"

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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.

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