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RNC chief: Bill Clinton’s personal life ‘fair game’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says Bill Clinton’s personal life would be “fair game” if Hillary Clinton makes her widely predicted run for the presidency. 

{mosads}“Bill Clinton’s activities are fair game for Hillary Clinton to answer, absolutely,” Priebus said in an interview with BuzzFeed. “And if there are things that Bill Clinton has done that we don’t know about, politically or through business enterprise, that are questionable and/or illegal, then we ought to look into it and ask Hillary about it too, because the presumption is that she’s gonna benefit from the successes of Bill Clinton, so I think it’s fair game.”

Priebus was then asked about Clinton’s personal life. 

“I would say that the Monica Lewinsky stuff is a little stale and old, obviously,” Priebus said. “But if it turns out that there are things that are going on, and that we didn’t know about, he’s a public figure. He’s a former president. And they want to launch Hillary into the public eye. She deserves just as much scrutiny as anybody. And if Bill Clinton was up to things we find to be unscrupulous, I think that people ought to know about it.”

Conservative sites have been buzzing recently about developments in a lawsuit against billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, which has also seen allegations leveled against Britain’s Prince Andrew. The British royal denies any wrongdoing.

Bill Clinton knew Epstein when he was seen as a philanthropist. Clinton flew on Epstein’s private jet in 2002, six years before the financier was convicted of solicitation of prostitution. There is no evidence that the former president was involved in nefarious behavior. 

Asked if the RNC is sending researchers to the Caribbean, the site of Epstein’s compound, Priebus said “You never know. Good assignment.”

One likely Republican candidate, Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) has already put a focus on Bill Clinton, accusing him of “predatory” behavior in the Lewinsky scandal.

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