Senators and fellow presidential contenders Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined Martha and Bill separately this morning to react to the new bombshell claims against Hillary Clinton.

In the new book, Clinton Cash, author Peter Schweizer alleges that during her time in the State Department, Clinton did favors for foreign governments and groups in exchange for cash.

The money allegedly came in the form of huge speaking fees for former President Bill Clinton and donations to the Clintons' foundation.

Responding for the first time last night, Clinton dismissed the book's claims as the usual political distractions and "attacks."

"Well, 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. I know that that comes unfortunately with the territory. It is, I think, worth noting that the Republicans seem to be talking only about me. I don't know what they would be talking about if I weren't in the race, but I am in the race, and hopefully we'll be able to get on to the issues and I look forward to that," said Clinton.

Cruz was asked by Martha MacCallum whether this could potentially doom Clinton's candidacy. 

He responded that it's a "real problem" that the Clintons accepted all of this money from overseas while she was secretary of state. 

"It's one manifestation of a broader problem, which is the culture of corruption in Washington. The way we win [in 2016] is to run a populist campaign on behalf of hard-working men and women across America who want to believe again in the promise of America," he said. 

Watch Cruz's full interview above. 

Speaking later in the show to Bill Hemmer, Paul reiterated a comment that he made recently about Clinton having a lot of "baggage" to carry around during her campaign. 

Paul joked that "she'll need a whole plane" to carry the accumulated "baggage" from Benghazi, her deleted emails and now the foreign donations laid out in this book. 

"It's unseemly. The Constitution specifically says you can't take gifts from foreign governments. Is it somehow skirting or going around the law to accept them through your foundation? I think it is and it has a real sense of impropriety and it needs to stop," said Paul. 

Watch the full discussion below. 


Don't miss the powerful "Fox News Reporting" special, anchored by Bret Baier, that follows the Clinton money trail. Tune in to "The Tangled Clinton Web," Friday night at 10p ET on Fox News Channel.