Priebus: Clinton must answer questions about foundation
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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus says it's time for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests MORE to hold a press conference to explain "the brazen conflicts of interest and obvious pay-to-play politics that went on in her State Department.” 


“Clinton owes explanations for why she broke ethics agreements regarding foreign donations to her family foundation, gave preferential treatment to foundation donors as secretary of State, and why we should believe that her secret server wasn’t designed to cover up the shady pay-to-play politics at her State Department,” Priebus said in a statement on Wednesday.

Priebus added that Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has long deceived voters about her tenure at the State Department.

“We’ve been here before: In March of 2015, Clinton stood at the [United Nations] and lied directly to the American people about the nature of her secret server and the classified information she exposed,” he said, referring to Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of State.

“It’s time for her to face the press again, except she needs to tell the American people the truth they deserve this time. Failure to face the press will only deepen the question on voters’ minds: What exactly is she hiding?”

The Associated Press on Tuesday reported that more than half the meetings Clinton took with people outside the government while secretary of State involved Clinton Foundation donors. The AP said at least 85 of the 154 people who met or spoke via phone with Clinton made past contributions to her family’s charitable organization either directly or through companies or groups.

Clinton’s campaign manager on Wednesday said the AP ignored details about the vast majority of Clinton’s meetings.

“By our count, there were over 1,700 other meetings that she had,” Robby Mook said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“She was secretary of State. She was meeting with foreign officials and government officials constantly, so to pull all of them out of the equation, cherry-pick a small number of the meetings, is pretty outrageous.”

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE on Monday called for the Clinton Foundation to shut its doors now.

“It is now clear that the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history,” the Republican presidential nominee said in a statement.

Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBudowsky: 3 big dangers for Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push Another VPOTUS tries for POTUS: What does history tell us? MORE announced on the same day that he would step down from the organization and it would no longer accept donations from foreign governments or companies should his wife win the presidency.