Obama, McCain Meet While Bill Speaks About Hillary

Clinton did not divulge details of his wife's meeting with the president-elect, but did say that "if he decided to ask her to do it and they did it together, I think she'd be really great as a secretary of state." He also added that Hillary did not campaign for Obama "with the hope or expectation of getting any kind of job offer."

But ABC News has learned that the Obama transition team and Clinton's team have made significant progress in this possibly troubling area, with the Clintons willing to hand over some of Bill Clinton's financial information for vetting, and that Obama is increasingly optimistic about the possible partnership, as is Hillary Clinton.

The talk about Clinton being offered the job started last Thursday when she flew to Chicago to meet her former opponent at his Chicago office. The New York senator declined to comment on the issue, saying that all inquiries should be directed to Obama's transition team.

"She is somebody who I needed advice and counsel from. She is one of the most thoughtful public officials that we have. Beyond that, you're not getting anything out of me," Obama said in CBS' "60 Minutes" interview Sunday.

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