Former President Bill Clinton issued a strong denial that his wife, former secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, had ever given or received favors from Clinton Foundation donors while with the State Department.

"I never saw her study a list of my contributors," said Bill Clinton on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, adding that he also had "no idea" who was doing business before the State Department.

Laughing slightly, Bill Clinton said his wife "was pretty busy" during those years.

Bill Clinton attacked the narrative that foreign governments had received favors because they gave large donations to the Clinton Foundation, which does international humanitarian work. The organization admitted to not disclosing some of those donations, but Bill brushed that criticism aside. "There is such a trust deficit in America today," he said.

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