WASHINGTON -- Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) warned Republicans on Sunday not to go too far in accusing Hillary Clinton of making decisions during her time as secretary of state based on financial donations made to the Clinton Foundation -- allegations that have popped up in a new book.
Responding to the Peter Schweizer book, titled Clinton Cash -- which alleges donations from foreign governments to the nonprofit influenced policy during Clinton’s tenure at the State Department -- Hutchinson said it "reminds everyone that everything about the Clintons is complicated."
But, he added, that the book shows “no evidence of a quid pro quo.”
“Republicans need to be careful not to overstate the case, but it reminds us that the Clintons are complicated and they tend to make mistakes,” Hutchinson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
Hutchinson added that the information in the book revealing an “ungodly amount of money” being exchanged in certain transactions involving “foreign sources” should be looked into.
However, the impact of the book, Hutchinson said, will only be felt among centrist voters deciding whether to support Clinton -- the Democratic presidential front-runner.
“It doesn’t impact her base or the Republican base,” Hutchinson said of the book. “It impacts the voters in the middle.”
In response to the book's accusations, the Clinton Foundation on Thursday said it would redo multiple tax returns, and on Sunday the foundation’s acting CEO, Maura Pally, admitted it had “made mistakes.”
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