Peter Schweizer: ‘Clinton Cash’ Shows How the Clintons ‘Monetized Public Service’; Email Scandal ‘Symptom of the Larger Problem’


In an interview with Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon, author Peter Schweizer discussed his the new documentary film Clinton Cash based on his bestselling book by the same name, which premiered during the Cannes film festival this week.

Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash, is heading to France for the Cannes Film Festival to debut a documentary based off his best-selling book, which is sure to bring the Clinton Foundation back to the forefront of the news this election season. 

In an interview with the Washington Free Beacon, Schweizer said the FBI investigation into the Democratic presidential frontrunner’s private email server is just a “symptom” of the larger problem of the Clinton’s using their political power for personal gain.

“It really is a topic that goes to the heart and soul of why people are so frustrated and angry at Washington, which is this perception that politicians go in with relatively modest means and they come out fabulously wealthy,” Schweizer said. “And the Clinton’s have done that, there’s no logical explanation other than that they have monetized public service in a massive way.”

The documentary is based on the bombshell book, which found dozens of examples of favorable deals between donors of the Clinton Foundation and the State Department, then headed by Mrs. Clinton. The film is being shown in New York City Thursday evening before a special distributor screening at Cannes later this month.


“If you have the open questions of why did they go to the trouble of setting up the server, why did they want to prevent so many emails from coming out through [Freedom of Information Act] FOIA requests, the only explanation is that they wanted to cover up political or commercial communication that was taking place,” Schweizer said.

“To me, the email scandal is really a symptom of the larger problem, which is the way in which the Clintons have always interspersed money and power,” he said.

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