Press Release

Rep. Jim Jordan Statement on Need for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate the Clinton Foundation

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Lima, August 23, 2016 | Darin Miller (202-225-2676) | comments

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Lima), Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, released the following statement regarding potential impropriety and corruption at the Clinton State Department:

“The Department of Justice must appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate potential impropriety, pay-for-play, and corruption at the State Department under Secretary Hillary Clinton. For years, allegations have persisted that the Clinton Foundation has been used to enrich the Clinton family and to mask quid-pro-quo arrangements with corrupt foreign governments as philanthropic endeavors. Recently obtained emails confirm this suspicion. 

"In an email obtained by Judicial Watch, senior confidante to Secretary Clinton, Huma Abedin, promised access to the State Department and to then-Secretary of State to a Nigerian-Lebanese businessman, billionaire, and Clinton donor. This is one of many well-documented examples of special access being permitted to high-dollar donors to the Clinton Foundation. In other cases regulations were lifted, contracts secured, and meetings granted to foreign donors. 

"This is clear-cut evidence of pay-for-play taking place at the senior-most level in the Obama Administration, under Secretary Clinton's direct oversight. The American people deserve to know if the integrity of the United States State Department was compromised by being intertwined with a corrupt foundation being masked as a charitable organization.

"Due to the extreme circumstances involved, a special prosecutor must be appointed  to investigate the true nature of the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department under Secretary Clinton.  I'm grateful to Donald Trump for his dogged efforts to shed light on this and for continuing to fight for transparency for the American people."


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