Donald Trump’s Georgia backers unite behind call to appoint Hillary Clinton special prosecutor

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Donald Trump’s top supporters were essentially given a present tied with a bow yesterday when the Associated Press reported that more than half of the non-government officials Hillary Clinton met with while secretary of state had donated to her family’s foundation.

Now Georgia’s top Trump surrogates are amplifying the nominee’s call for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton’s emails and involvement with the Clinton Foundation while she ran the State Department.

Said Georgia U.S. Sen. David Perdue, Trump’s top Georgia backer who also chairs a Senate subcommittee that oversees the State Department:

“Whether you are the Secretary of State, or want to be the Commander-in-Chief, pay-to-play politics is wrong. If then-Secretary Clinton potentially prioritized her time based on dollar signs instead of foreign policy goals that should be thoroughly examined.”

Former Georgia congressman Bob Barr, himself a onetime federal prosecutor, also used the words “pay-to-play” when describing Clinton:

“The Obama Justice Department has proven unwilling and incapable of conducting a credible investigation despite requests from some of its field offices and the FBI, and Hillary Clinton has lied to the American people for months. Only an independent counsel can investigate the Clinton Foundation fairly and impartially.”


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