Jack Abramoff: I was jailed for things Clinton’s done
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Former GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff says he and other people have been put in prison for the same activities in which Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy Trump's bigoted tropes won't work in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm MORE has been involved. 


“[Clinton] is the most corrupt person in the history of the United States to get this close to the presidency, including by leaps and bounds [former President] Warren Harding,” Abramoff said during an interview with “The Jamie Weinstein Show” published Thursday.

Abramoff said troubling links existed between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department while Clinton served as its secretary.

“Her staff — Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin — were very involved in facilitating donors getting special access,” he said. "Forget about whether they got results, because that’s not really the metric.

"The metric is, are you using your public service to do something for somebody in exchange for a quid pro quo, and there seems to be very little doubt there is," Abramoff added.

“Even if all of the money that she extracted and [former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMarching toward a debt crisis The tragic cycle of genocide denial has returned: This time, Nigeria John Lithgow releases poem on the downfall of Acosta MORE] from these world leaders in exchange for the favors they did in the State Department went to altruistic purposes, [it] is still improper.”

Abramoff said Hillary Clinton’s supporters are turning a blind eye to potentially serious misconduct.

“Just getting the meeting, getting the access, getting use over government [and] public service employees by virtue of your contributions, that is special access,” he said. "That may not be statutory bribery but that is certainly absolutely honest services fraud, without question.

“Anybody who looks at that and says ‘well, that’s perfectly OK’ is either lying because they’re trying to support Hillary, hypocritical or they just don’t understand what’s going on in Washington.”

Abramoff served four years of a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion in 2006.

Critics say Hillary Clinton’s ties to her family’s charitable organization would present a conflict of interest for her possible presidency.

The Clintons have vowed they will restructure their foundation so it wields no undue influence over Hillary Clinton if she wins the White House