Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

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Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, and former head of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency for Aceh (BRR) Kuntoro Mangkusubroto wave at reporters during their visit to a tsunami evacuation facility in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Clinton is on a one-day visit to inspect the progress of the development of the the region almost a decade after it was devastated by Indian Ocean tsunami. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton poses for a picture with Starkey Hearing Foundation founders Bill and Tani Austin at the Starkey Hearing Foundation's "So the World May Hear" Awards Gala on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. The foundation is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and gives away more than 100,000 hearing aids in the U.S. and around the world annually. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Starkey Hearing Foundation/AP Images)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks with Starkey Hearing Foundation founders Bill and Tani Austin at the Starkey Hearing Foundation's "So the World May Hear" Awards Gala on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Starkey Hearing Foundation/AP Images)
ACEH, INDONESIA - JULY 19: Former US president Bill Clinton (R) meets with Kuntoro Mangkusubroto (L), head of the Aceh and Nias rehabilitation and reconstruction agency, during a visit to the multi-level tsunami shelter site in Banda Aceh in Aceh province, Indonesia on July 19, 2014. Clinton inspected Aceh reconstruction projects where the December 26, 2004 massive tsunami impact left about 130,000 people dead in Aceh province alone. (Photo by Achwa Nussa/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ACEH, INDONESIA - JULY 19: Former US president Bill Clinton (R) meets with Kuntoro Mangkusubroto (L), head of the Aceh and Nias rehabilitation and reconstruction agency, during a visit to the multi-level tsunami shelter site in Banda Aceh in Aceh province, Indonesia on July 19, 2014. Clinton inspected Aceh reconstruction projects where the December 26, 2004 massive tsunami impact left about 130,000 people dead in Aceh province alone. (Photo by Achwa Nussa/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ACEH, INDONESIA - JULY 19: Former US president Bill Clinton lays a wreath at the mass grave of the victims of 2004's Indian Ocean tsunami in Aceh Besar, Indonesia, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Clinton inspected Aceh reconstruction projects where the December 26, 2004 massive tsunami impact left about 130,000 people dead in Aceh province alone. (Photo by Achwa Nussa/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ACEH, INDONESIA - JULY 19: Former US president Bill Clinton (2nd L) meets with Kuntoro Mangkusubroto (L), head of the Aceh and Nias rehabilitation and reconstruction agency, during a visit to the multi-level tsunami shelter site in Banda Aceh in Aceh province, Indonesia on July 19, 2014. Clinton inspected Aceh reconstruction projects where the December 26, 2004 massive tsunami impact left about 130,000 people dead in Aceh province alone. (Photo by Achwa Nussa/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."

In a CNN interview broadcast Monday from Jakarta, Indonesia, Clinton says, "Whatever she does is fine."

He called Hillary Rodham Clinton "the ablest public servant I've ever worked with." But he said determining whether to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination is, quote, "a decision only she can make."

Bill Clinton adds, in his words, "I'm not going to try to jump the gun."

He says that when his time was through at the White House in early 2001, he told his wife that she had made sacrifices to support his career for 26 years, and that he owed her 26 years in return.

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