Newt Gingrich accuses Hillary Clinton of illegal activity, as Clinton Foundation … – Washington Times
Mr. Gingrich also said that Mrs. Clinton was benefiting from favorable treatment, saying, “If this was any person but Hillary Clinton, they’d be indictment right now for a clearly straightforward problem.”
The disclosures came in a soon-to-be-released book, “Clinton Cash” by Peter Schweizer, a former fellow at the Hoover Institution. In an appearance Sunday on the same show, he said there were a dozen instances in which donations overlapped with policy decisions, adding, “Certainly, I think it warrants investigation. With that investigation will reveal, we’ll see.”
The Clinton Foundation received $2.35 million in donations from the Canadian mining company Uranium One as it was being taken over by a Russian company, according to the New York Times, which was provided with a preview of material from Mr. Schweizer’s book.
Ms. Pally said the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, one of seven foundation initiatives, receives funding from a separate organization in Canada. She said that partnership does not list its donors on the website because under Canadian law they are not disclosed without prior permission from each donor.
The Clinton campaign has argued that the book fails to produce any evidence to back up the allegation of a quid pro quo. During Sunday’s interview, Mr. Stephanopoulos, a top aide in the administration of President Clinton, asked whether the author had any “evidence that she actually intervened” on behalf of donors.
“No, we don’t have direct evidence. But it warrants further investigation because, again, George, this is part of the broader pattern,” Mr. Schweizer said. “You either have to come to the conclusion that these are all coincidences or something else is afoot.”
Clinton campaign spokesman Josh Schwerin said in a statement Sunday to Business Insider that the book “is nothing more than a tangled web of conspiracy theories backed by no actual evidence.”
“By finally admitting that he omitted key details and has no direct evidence, the author of ‘Clinton Cash’ just confirmed what many media reports had already made clear,” Mr. Schwerin said.
Mr. Gingrich argued otherwise, mocking the notion that a “quid pro quo” smoking gun is the standard for claims of public corruption.