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Clinton to Environmental Activist: Sick of Sanders Campaign 'Lying About Me'

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    Hillary Clinton lashed out at an environmental activist Thursday while accusing the Bernie Sanders campaign of "lying" about donations sent from the fossil fuel industry to her campaign, NBC News reported. 

    "I am so sick, I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I'm sick of it," Clinton told Eva Resnick-Day of Greenpeace, who confronted the Democratic presidential front-runner after a campaign stop in New York. Clinton acknowledged that some of her donors work for fossil fuel companies.

    Greenpeace released video of the encounter, which showed Clinton jabbing her finger at the activist. Clinton also appeared frustrated earlier in the day when Sanders supporters interrupted her speech, shouting "she wins, we lose" in unison before being escorted out of the event at SUNY Purchase.

    FactCheck.Org in December found that Clinton had not taken any money from PACs tied to the oil and gas industry, or companies themselves. Employees of oil and gas companies, however, have contributed $307,000 to Clinton's campaign, according to the Center for Responsive politics, while Sanders has received $54,000.