Team Clinton swarms Sunday interview shows, minus Hillary
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Republicans mockingly tweet 'Happy Birthday' to Hillary Clinton after Barrett confirmation Hillary Clinton tweets 'vote them out' after Senate GOP confirm Barrett CNN: Kayleigh McEnany praised Biden as 'man of the people' in 2015 MORE's campaign team bombarded the airwaves early Sunday, fending off criticism aimed at the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

Clinton’s top campaign aides and even her husband blanketed the morning political interview shows to defend her against accusations that she is inaccessible and needs to take a firm stance on the Obama administration’s trade agenda.


Clinton herself did not give an interview.

“I don’t think there’s ever been anyone more consistent in their entire career,” said John Podesta, Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman, on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“She’s made her values clear, her priorities clear,” he added.

In recent days, Clinton has been bashed by Republicans and even some Democrats for not being more vocal about a controversial free-trade deal President Obama is negotiating with 11 other Pacific countries, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

“Her refusal to take a position [on trade] is a little mystifying to me,” said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on “Fox News Sunday.”

Supporters argue such a deal will open up new markets for American industry, while opponents warn that it will lead to wage reductions and job losses for American workers.

Several Clinton aides struck back against the notion that the former secretary of State doesn’t have a stance on trade.

“Hillary has been abundantly clear about where she stands on the issue of trade,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Mook outlined “three key principles” that Clinton believes must be part of any trade deal. It must protect American jobs, increase wages for U.S. workers, and “needs to be consistent with our national security interests,” he said.

Several other presidential potentials did submit to interviews that aired Sunday. Many went after Clinton.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is opposing Clinton in the Democratic primary, urged Clinton to oppose TPP, which he called a “disaster” that “must be defeated” on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

On the GOP primary side, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) also appeared on “Face the Nation,” slamming Clinton’s foreign policy stance.

“If Hillary Clinton thinks we're well-positioned as a nation, she has disqualified herself to be commander in chief,” he said. “We're in a terrible spot”.

Potential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talked to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” chastising the former New York senator for being sealed off from the public and press.

“Mrs. Clinton doesn't hear from anybody,” Christie said. “She doesn't talk to anybody. She doesn't take questions from anybody. How would she know what real Americans are really concerned about?”

Mook said to expect "plenty of interviews" with the former first lady in the coming weeks.

“Hillary was focused in the first two months of this campaign on being accessible to everyday Americans,” he added.

Clinton has also been hammered for revelations that her family’s philanthropic organization, the Clinton Foundation, did not properly approve and disclose all donations from foreign governments.

The organization has acknowledged that some funding, including a $500,000 check from the Embassy of Algeria in 2010, did not get the OK needed under rules the Obama administration put in place after Clinton became secretary of State.

Former President Bill Clinton fought back against the critiques on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I never saw her study a list of my contributors, and I had no idea who was doing business before the State Department," he said.

“That Algerian money, we didn’t report that not because we were ashamed of it, but because it was coming within two days of the [Haiti] earthquake and they were performing imputative surgery on the lawn outside the major hospital with a flashlight at night and vodka for anesthesia and antiseptic,” he added. “Nobody thought about it.”