Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan declined three separate times to answer whether she believes Hillary Clinton is "honest" during an interview Monday on CNN.

Hassan, a longtime Clinton ally and Democratic Senate candidate, repeatedly deflected when CNN's Manu Raju pressed her on the former secretary of state's trustworthiness.

"Do you think that she is honest and trustworthy?" he asked at first.

"I support Hillary Clinton for the presidency because her experience and her record demonstrate that she is qualified to hold the job," Hassan responded.

"Do you think she is honest?" Raju repeated.

"She has a critical, critical plan among others for making college more affordable," Hassan said.

"But do you think that she is trustworthy?" he tried again.

Declining to give a "yes" or "no" answer once again, Hassan said Clinton "has demonstrated a commitment always to something beyond herself, bigger than herself."

Hassan and Clinton made several joint appearances on the campaign trail in New Hampshire before the Granite State held its primary in February, and she endorsed the former secretary of state last September.

Her campaign reportedly contacted CNN after the interview to clarify that she does believe Clinton is honest and trustworthy. A campaign spokesperson did not return the Washington Examiner's request for comment.