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Will Bill Torpedo Hillary?

According to Politico, there’s some grumbling in the Obama camp about Hillary Clinton becoming Secretary of State. There may not be much the Obamaites can do, however, as a Clinton aide says, "Clinton appears likely to accept the job if the details of her husband's future can be resolved." So how's that going? The New York Times reports today that the Obama team is investigating Bill's speaking fee sources, donors to his foundation, and his relationship with billionaire Ron Burkle. Should Hillary accept, Bill will probably not be able to accept speaking fees or donations from foreign governments. "The problem is it's going to require some sacrifice by him," said a former Clinton aide. "If he's not willing to do that, it could blow up." The Daily Beast’s Salameh Nematt reports that, according to Kuwaiti newspaper, Clinton nabbed a $500,000 for a speech on Sunday.