‘Pay-for-Play scandal a threat to the foundation of democracy’: Donald Trump

"It is a threat to the foundation of Democracy itself. This is what happens in a Third World country – it's the failed conditions people flee when they come to America," Donald Trump alleged.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: August 24, 2016 5:33:11 pm
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Amid reports that donors to the Clinton Foundation met Hillary Clinton at the state department when she was the secretary of state, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has alleged that the “scandal” is a “threat to the foundation of democracy”.

“She (Hillary Clinton) is bought-and-paid-for by the special interests. This corruption relates closely to another corruption scandal that strikes at the heart of our Democracy. Every day more and more alarming facts come out,” 70-year-old Trump said at an election rally in Austin, Texas. “The scandal I speak of is the State Department’s Pay-for-Play Scandal under Hillary Clinton. If our Secretary of State can be bought, or bribed, or sell or trade government favors, then the whole American system is threatened,” he said.

“It is a threat to the foundation of Democracy itself. This is what happens in a Third World country – it’s the failed conditions people flee when they come to America,” Trump alleged. “America can never elect a candidate who, like Clinton, did government favors for those giving her family and her foundation massive amounts of cash. The new revelations about Clinton’s email scandal make clear we have only seen the tip of the iceberg,” he said.

Trump alleged that 68-year-old Clinton is “desperate” to cover-up her crimes and that is the reason why she deleted 33,000 emails. That’s also why she lied repeatedly to Congress and the public.

“She said she never sent or received classified materials. That was a lie, proved over and over again. She claimed she used an insecure email server for the convenience of using only one device. But she used multiple devices. Another lie,” he said. “She said her server was secure, and had no breaches. But we know now it was completely unsecure, and the FBI Director said it could easily be hacked by our foreign enemies. Clinton said her lawyers reviewed all of her emails before destroying them,” he said.

A day after Trump sought investigation by special prosecutor for alleged wrongdoings by Clinton, Former New York City Mayor and US Attorney Rudy Giuliani joined the chorus of voices calling for action against the former secretary of state.
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“In other words, they merged the two into the Clinton Family racketeering enterprise. The need for a Special Prosecutor to investigate these apparent crimes mounts with every passing day and each new revelation of e-mails and phone logs.

“I’m sure all we’ve seen is the tip of the iceberg and there will be more to follow,” alleged Giuliani.

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