Shut cor­rupt Clin­ton Foun­da­tion: Trump

The Myanmar Times - - World -

DON­ALD Trump de­manded that Hil­lary Clin­ton shut down the char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tion founded by her hus­band, for­mer US pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton, brand­ing it a “cor­rupt en­ter­prise”.

The Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date also called for a spe­cial prose­cu­tor to in­ves­ti­gate his Demo­cratic ri­val, ac­cus­ing the FBI and Jus­tice De­part­ment of a “white­wash” dur­ing their probe of her use of a pri­vate email server while sec­re­tary of state.

“The amounts in­volved, the favours done and the sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of times it was done re­quire an ex­pe­dited in­ves­ti­ga­tion by a spe­cial prose­cu­tor im­me­di­ately, im­me­di­ately, im­me­di­ately,” Mr Trump told a rally in Akron, Ohio, speak­ing of the State De­part­ment un­der Ms Clin­ton.

The crowd re­sponded with rowdy chants of “Lock her up! Lock her up!”

Ear­lier, Mr Trump called the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion “the most cor­rupt en­ter­prise in po­lit­i­cal his­tory”.

The char­ity has raised some US$2 bil­lion since it was founded in 2001 af­ter Bill Clin­ton left of­fice.

“It must be shut down im­me­di­ately,” Mr Trump said.

The Repub­li­can nom­i­nee said the foun­da­tion had re­ceived fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions from var­i­ous coun­tries “that dis­crim­i­nated against women and gays and ev­ery­body else”.

That re­mark re­ferred to var­i­ous na­tions seen as hav­ing che­quered his­to­ries on hu­man rights, Saudi Ara­bia among them, that made gen­er­ous do­na­tions to the foun­da­tion when Ms Clin­ton served as Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s sec­re­tary of state be­tween 2009 and 2013.

“I mean, that money, it should be given back. They should not take that money,” Mr Trump told Fox.

James Carville, Mr Clin­ton’s top strate­gist in his cam­paign for the pres­i­dency in the 1990s, warned of dire con­se­quences should Mr Trump and his sup­port­ers man­age to shut­ter the foun­da­tion.

“There will be peo­ple that are gonna die be­cause of this,” Mr Carville told CNN, es­ti­mat­ing that the foun­da­tion helped around 10 mil­lion peo­ple get ac­cess to low-cost HIV drugs and other med­i­ca­tions.

“All of the peo­ple that helped shut it down will say, ‘Gee, some peo­ple, a mil­lion peo­ple, had to die, but we had to prove a point,’” he said. –

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