The 8th Congressional District’s congressman is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee if the Obama Administration does not look into her interactions with Clinton Foundation donors when she served as U.S. Secretary of State.
Though it’s been reported on in the past, the alleged pay-to-play scandal is getting new legs after a report published this week claimed that Clinton frequently met with big contributors to her family’s foundation in her official capacity as secretary of state.
This has caused Republicans to revisit the accusations against Clinton, who is leading in many of the polls over rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, weighed in on the on-going debate, saying that the “evidence continues to mount” against Clinton and the state department when she was in charge, calling her actions corrupt.
“Despite multiple recommendations from the FBI and varying levels of the DOJ, the Obama administration continues to play politics by refusing to investigate this impropriety,” he said. “The public deserves to know how deep this corruption runs. The Department of Justice should investigate the matter immediately. If they don’t take action, an independent special prosecutor must be appointed to investigate this misconduct to ensure American interests were not compromised in the pay-to-play transactions.”
Trump has led the charge in the pay-to-play accusations, but in a CNN phone interview Clinton refuted and downplayed the complaints.
“What Trump has said is ridiculous. My work as Secretary of State was not influenced by any outside forces. I made policy decisions based on what I thought was right,” she told CNN on Wednesday.
Clinton also said, according to the Washington, D.C., publication “The Hill,” despite “a lot of smoke” there is “no fire” in response to a recent Associated Press story reporting that as Secretary of State more than half her meetings with those outside the U.S. government were foundation donors. “The Hill” reported that Associated Press story excluded nearly 2,000 meetings with world leaders and U.S. officials.
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