Reince Priebus: “Hacked e-Mail ‘Smoking Gun’ on Clinton Foundation”
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Thursday that the latest WikiLeaks e-Mail drop contained “the smoking gun” showing how former US President Bill Clinton benefited personally from donors to the Clinton Foundation.
“This memo is the smoking gun for how the Clintons used their foundation to create a massive for-profit paid speaking and consulting business to enrich themselves,” Mr. Priebus said. “All of their talk about charitable work masks the fact they were eager to get their own cut of the action.”
The November 2011 e-Mail WikiLeaks released Thursday disclosed longtime Clinton aide Doug Band saying that he brought in $50-M in personal work for the former President from foundation contributors, and lined up as much as $66-M more.
The e-Mail was hacked from the private account of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta.
“That the Clintons raked in millions of dollars while these same donors had business before Hillary Clinton’s State Department points to a rampant pay-to-play culture that would be on full display should Hillary Clinton be elected President,” Mr. Priebus said.
Further, he Republican Party released a 21-pg document that details the spending habits of the State Department under Hillary Clinton, which included $5.4-M on crystal stemware.
Titled “Clinton’s State Department Waste and Mismanagement,” the document was posted to the Republican National Committee’s website Thursday