White House Won't Comment on Reports of Preferential Treatment for Clinton Foundation Donors

They declined to deny the allegations in "Clinton Cash" book.

ByABC News
April 20, 2015, 4:19 PM

— -- The White House today declined to address reports that Clinton Foundation donors were purportedly given preferential treatment by the administration while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

"I know there's been a lot of accusations made about this, but not a lot of evidence," Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at the daily briefing. "The president continues to be extraordinarily proud of the work that Secretary Clinton did as the secretary of State. But for the details of some of those accusations, I'd refer you to Secretary Clinton's campaign."

"I'm not going to be in a position here where every time somebody raises a spurious claim, that I'm going to be the one sit down here and say that it's not true," Earnest explained to ABC's Jonathan Karl.

Earnest noted that the administration and the Clinton Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding before Clinton took the helm of the State Department in 2009, saying it went "above and beyond the ethical guidelines that the federal government previously had in place."

Today in New Hampshire Clinton also refused to engage on the subject, telling ABC’s Cecilia Vega "we’re back into the political season and therefore we will be subjected to all kinds of distractions and attacks and I’m ready for that."