Rand on ‘Clinton Cash’ Allegations: ‘How Can This Happen in America?’

Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-KY), who was briefed on the book “Clinton Cash,” said that the allegations in it will make people say “‘my goodness, this is happening in America? How can this happen in America?” on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

“I’ve been briefed by Peter Schweizer on this book and the facts are going to be alarming, they’re going to be mind-boggling, and I think people are going to read this book and they’re going to say, ‘my goodness, this is happening in America? How can this happen in America?’ And it’s detail after detail after detail. I promised not to reveal all of the details because it’s not my book, but I think people are going to be blown away by the details in this book and how they link the Clintons into this enormous exchange of money from foreign countries, from donors to companies, and then it’s all swirling around, and I don’t think it would happen if you didn’t have somebody who was a Secretary of State and a former president and they seem to be capitalizing on their service in government, and it sure doesn’t remind me of Harry Truman at all. It reminds me of people using the system to enrich themselves, and I think it looks unseemly and I think a lot of Americans are going to agree with me” Rand stated.

He continued, “I think there’s going to be some real questions because there are certain transactions that the Secretary of State does oversee, and I’m not going to be able to get into the details tonight until the book comes out. All I can say is that the Secretary of State has to oversee some transactions, and the real question is, was there money that influenced these transactions directly or indirectly, is there the appearance of impropriety, at the very least? And I that’s what voters are going to have to look at, and wonder, can we trust someone to the President of the United States who’s involved with so much money changing hands from foreign countries, foreign entities. And even now, they say they’re not going to take it from foreign countries anymore, but they’re still going to take it from wealthy people who live in the foreign countries, and it’s hard to separate people out in some of these countries.”

Rand concluded, “I think it’s going to destroy her message because I think it’s going to be hard for her to go around saying she’s going to be a champion of women’s rights when she’s taking — money from countries that abuse women’s rights… she was making $300,000 an hour giving speeches. all of her husband’s speeches seem to increase in the value. He gave 13 speeches worth $500,000 a speech when she became Secretary of State and apparently this will be revealed in the book, and was in the New York Times today, that before she was Secretary of State, apparently Bill Clinton’s weren’t quite what they were — once she became Secretary of State.”

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