Former Republican Speaker of the House during Bill Clinton’s presidency, Newt Gingrich, unleashed on Hillary Clinton’s campaign regarding the foreign donor scandal to her foundation, stating he believes an investigation, if not actual criminal charges, could be on the way.
With the soon-to-be-released bombshell book, Clinton Cash, the foundation bearing their name has been alleged to have accepted foreign donations that simultaneously overlapped with policy decisions made by Mrs. Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State.
Gingrich told a panel on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, that the allegations and evidence present not only a political problem for the Democratic presidential hopeful in 2016, but an “historic problem.”
Via the Washington Times:
“My point is they took money from foreign governments while she was Secretary of State. That is clearly illegal,” said Mr. Gingrich. “This is not about politics. It’s illegal. And it’s dangerous to America to have foreign governments get in the habit of bribing people who happen to be the husband of the secretary of state or the next president of the United States.”
Newt continued to judge the Clintons…
GINGRICH: Look, this isn’t a political problem, this is a historic problem. The Constitution of the United States says you cannot take money from foreign governments without explicit permission of the Congress. They wrote that in there because they knew the danger of corrupting our system by foreign money is enormous.
You had a sitting secretary of state whose husband radically increased his speech fees, you have a whole series of dots on the wall now, where people gave millions of dollars, oh, by the way, they happen to have gotten taken care of by the State Department.
Gingrich commented on the illegality in question.
“I think a jury would look at the totality of this case and say it is clearly against the Constitution,” he said. “It’s clearly against U.S. law. DoD and [DoS] both have rules saying you can’t take more than $315.”
“If this was any person but Hillary Clinton,” Gingrich claims, “they’d be indicted right now for a clearly straightforward problem.”
The Speaker also took a hard shot at Hillary, saying she most likely learned what to do about this scandal during her time on the Watergate Committee.
“She knew exactly what to do,” Gingrich asserted. “She eliminated 33,000 e-mails.”
“Nixon only erased 18 minutes,” he added.
Check out Newt’s take down of the Clinton’s illegal and unconstitutional activities in the clip below…
So what do you make of the Speaker’s assessment – does Hillary stand a chance of having to answer to these allegations, or will it be swept under the rug as so many other Clinton scandals have in the past?