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Perry: Clinton Speeches Show ‘Clear Quid Pro Quo’

Former Texas Governor and prospective GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry argued that “there is a clear quid pro quo” regarding Bill Clinton’s speeches on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”

Perry said, “When you start looking at what she’s doing from the standpoint of this Clinton Foundation, there is a clear quid pro quo about speeches her husband has given. I mean, $30 million in the last year and a half for speeches? I mean, that is a stunning number. Then when you look back at when she was the Secretary of State, the places that Bill Clinton went to give speeches, I mean, I just think this thing is so, I mean, it’s getting so smelly, Hugh, that even Democrats are starting to say you know, ‘this may not work out well for us in the end.’ Then when you add to it her just refusal, and this seeming, I mean, I am stunned that a person who would stand up in front of the American people and say, ‘listen, I want you to consider me to be the president of the United States,’ and not to answer questions, is totally and absolutely outside the realm of reality.”

He added, regarding Clinton’s email use, “the fact is this is not a lapse of one’s memory. This is a lapse of one’s ethics. And that’s the real issue here. There are real ethical questions that have to be, must be answered by the Clintons from the Foundation through the Secretary of State. And we haven’t even gotten into this entire Benghazi issue. And as we peel back the layers of the onion, if you will, this becomes more and more rotten.”

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