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11/15/2007 11:45 am

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Entered 11/15/2007, Updated 11/15/2007

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Hillary Clinton Takes Cash From Recipients of Husband's Controversial Pardons By JAKE TAPPER Nov. 15, 2007 Three recipients of controversial 11th-hour pardons issued by former President Bill Clinton in January 2001 have donated thousands of dollars to the presidential campaign of his wife, Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., according to campaign finance records examined by ABC News, in what some good government groups said created an appearance of impropriety. "It's not illegal," Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told ABC News. "But, of course, it's inappropriate and she should return the money. It does raise the appearance that this is payback.


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