Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook appeared to grow flustered on Sunday as Fox News host Chris Wallace pressed him on Clinton’s solicitation of a $12 million donation from the King of Morocco to the Clinton Foundation.
According to hacked emails of John Podesta released by WikiLeaks, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin wrote to Mook and Podesta early in 2015 that it was Clinton’s idea to speak at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Morocco in return for the eight-figure sum. Given that Clinton’s own State Department called the African nation “corrupt,” Abedin acknowledged Clinton knew she’d made a “mess” for herself with her presidential campaign launch coming up.
She ultimately did not attend the conference.
“Why wasn’t that classic pay-to-play?” Wallace asked of the solicitation of the money.
Mook said it was not news that the CGI held its meeting in Morocco and that Hillary Clinton wound up not attending. Bill and Chelsea Clinton went, however.