Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had already said the foundation would no longer accept foreign or corporate donations and that he would no longer raise money for the organization if she became president.
"What Trump has said is ridiculous". In other words, most of the people with whom Clinton met as secretary of state. Each 600-page group covers about three months of Clinton's tenure.
The seemingly sloppy and seamy intersection of interests of the Clinton Foundation and former secretary of state's government work returned to front page news this week, courtesy of previously secret state department emails uncovered by a conservative action group.
The phone interview came as her top campaign officials and allies are playing defense, arguing that the foundation has helped millions of people around the globe while Trump's business interests carry their own blind spots.
By alleging criminality, Mr. Trump may be stretching the point, but several instances of Clinton Foundation donors benefitting from State Department policy has cast a shadow on Ms. Clinton's trustworthiness.
One particular email chain dated December 2010 includes correspondence between Clinton's closest aide, Huma Abedin, and then-top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band.
Instead, the GOP wants to make this race about Hillary Clinton. But the issue is one that ties into voters larger questions about her trustworthiness - a problem that will follow her into the White House should she win.
"President Obama awarded Yunus the Presidential Medal of Freedom", Fallon countered, "and Republicans and Democrats voted unanimously to award him the Congressional Gold Medal". On Tuesday alone, she raised more than $6.2 million at four events in Southern California and the Bay Area. She says her lawyers conducted an electronic search using relevant terms, to help decide which emails to keep.
This week, a federal judge ordered the State Department to quickly review almost 15,000 emails discovered by the FBI - emails Clinton insisted didn't exist.
One of the most persistent attacks against Hillary Clinton during her campaign for the presidency has been the allegations of corruption during her time as Secretary of State, specifically the notion that donors to the Clinton Foundation-which included heads of industry and foreign governments-were getting unfair access to Clinton at the State Department. Eighty-five of them "donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its worldwide programs", for a total of "as much as $156 million".
Pushing back, Clinton said of the AP report, "I know there's a lot of smoke and there's no fire".
Her defenders: Not even her defenders argue that she told the complete story from the start.
Also on Wednesday, AP Vice President and Director of Media Relations Paul Colford posted a defense of the original article and tweet, which began: "The Associated Press' reporting relied on publicly available data provided by the State Department about Hillary Clinton's meetings, phone calls and emails, cross-referenced against donor information provided by the Clinton Foundation and its related charities on its websites".
Critics say the Clinton Foundation could become a conflict of interest for Hillary Clinton if she enters the Oval Office next January.
As of yesterday, Hillary Clinton has not held a press conference in 263 days. Some emails that surfaced on Monday were held back by Ms. Clinton from the FBI that investigated the case regarding a private server that she used while in office.