[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/11/17/clinton.cabinet/art.clinton.gi.jpg]Editor's Note: Hilary Rosen appeared on CNN’s Election Center tonight, below are her feelings about Bill Clinton’s effect on Hillary’s chances at becoming Secretary of State.
Campbell Brown: Hilary, what kind of things are they looking for in this vetting process? What is it that they're worried about? What kind of conflicts of interest that could pose problems?
Hilary Rosen: Campbell, I just have to say, though, this is somewhat maddening if you're, you know, a supporter of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton or both. The Obama transition team is saying that the Clintons are being completely cooperative. The Clinton campaign - the Clinton team isn't saying anything. And we know that Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton have done more financial disclosure than any candidates in history. This - he's never made a nickel from his foundation. He has disclosed every source of income on her senate financial statements. So this kind of speculation that this evaluation is somehow going to hurt her is silly.
CB: In fairness, though, I mean, during the primaries there were a lot of questions that went unanswered about the fund-raising that went toward the Clinton library. And, yes, of course he was raising money for charity, but a lot of that is influence pedaling. You can't deny that. That's just a fact of life. And it's clearly worth vetting or the Obama campaign wouldn't spend the time on it.
HR: I don't think raising money for the presidential library for Bill Clinton is influence pedaling. And what the library has done with the Obama campaign is making the Obama transition team is making them fully satisfied. As far as his income goes or the Clinton Global Initiative, the things he's most directly connected to, he's had full disclosure on those things all along.
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