Hillary Clinton's private server contains no damning emails showing unethical ties between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, the Democratic nominee assured interviewers Friday morning.
Clinton made the claim as she spoke with the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" about her family's foundation and the FBI's completed investigation of the unauthorized private email server she used to conduct business when she worked the top spot at Foggy Bottom.
"Are you certain that there are no emails or foundation ties to foreign entities that will be revealed that could perhaps permanently impact your presidential prospects?" asked co-host Mika Brzezinski.
"Mika, I am sure. And I am sure because I have a very strong foundation of understanding about the foundation … that the kind of work that the foundation has done, which attracted donors from around the world is work that went right to providing services to people.
She added that her work as secretary wasn't influenced by "outside forces."
"I believe my aides also acted appropriately. We have gone above and beyond … the legal requirements, beyond standards, to voluntarily disclose donors, and also to reduce sources of funding that raised any questions, not that we thought that they were necessarily legitimate, but to avoid those questions," Clinton said.
New questions regarding the foundation and Clinton's tenure as secretary of state cropped up this week after the Associated Press published a report Tuesday showing that half of the nongovernment individuals who met with her at the State Department were foundation donors.
Of the 154 non-government officials who met or had phone calls scheduled with Clinton when she worked the top spot at the State Department, approximately 85 either donated directly to the foundation or "pledged commitments to its international programs," AP reported, citing State Department calendars.
Those 85 donors contributed a combined $156 million to Clinton-owned entities.
"At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million," the AP noted. "Some of Clinton's most influential visitors donated millions to the Clinton Foundation and to her and her husband's political coffers."
On Friday, Clinton assured Brzezinski that if she were running against a GOP candidate who was also a former secretary of state with ties to an internationally funded foundation, she wouldn't criticize him for a potential conflict of interest, but would instead look at the good work his foundation did.