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Trump demands special prosecutor to probe Clinton allegations

Trump alleged that Clinton\'s actions corrupted and  disgraced one of the most important Departments of the  government, indeed one of only four established by the US  Constitution.    

Published: 23rd August 2016 09:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2016 09:25 AM   |  A+A-

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Republican presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and her Democratic counterpart Donald Trump (R). (File Photo)

By PTI

WASHINGTON: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has demanded appointment of independent special  prosecutors to investigate into the alleged wrongdoings of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during her tenure as the US  secretary of state.         

"The Justice Department is required to appoint an  independent special prosecutor because it has proven itself to  be a political arm of the White House," Trump, 70, said at an  election rally in Ohio yesterday as he ramped up his attack on  Clinton, 68, who is currently leading almost all major polls.             

Trump alleged that Clinton's actions corrupted and  disgraced one of the most important Departments of the  government, indeed one of only four established by the US  Constitution.    

"The Clintons' made the State Department into the same  kind of Pay-to-Play operations as the Arkansas Government was:  pay the Clinton Foundation huge sums of money and throw in  some big speaking fees for Bill Clinton and you got to play  with the State Department.            

"The amounts involved, the favors done and the significant  numbers of times it was done require an expedited  investigation by a Special Prosecutor. After the FBI and  Department of Justice whitewash of the Clinton email crimes,  they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially  investigate Hillary Clinton's crimes," he said.             

Some former prosecutors have even suggested that the  coordination between the pay-for-play State Department and the  corrupt Clinton Foundation constitute a clear example of a  RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organisation) enterprise,  Trump claimed.          

He alleged that as the secretary of state, Clinton signed  off on a deal allowing Russians to take an increased stake in  a company called Uranium One, giving up control of about 20  per cent of America's uranium supply to the Russians.             

"Clinton's approval of the deal netted the owners of the  uranium company millions of dollars. In exchange for signing  off on the deal, some of the former owners of Uranium One gave  the Clinton Foundation millions of dollars in donations. In  addition, Bill Clinton received USD 500,000 for a speech to a  Kremlin-backed investment firm that was a beneficiary of the  deal," Trump said.



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