WASHINGTON – Today, in light of new pay-to-play evidence, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus called on the State Department to release thousands of withheld Hillary Clinton work-related emails that she deleted and lied about the existence of. These emails were recovered in the FBI’s criminal investigation, and turned over to the State Department, which now is considering not releasing them until after the election.
“With growing evidence of pay-to-play relationships between Clinton’s State Department and her family foundation, the State Department owes it to the American people to release the thousands of work-related emails she failed to turn over before voters head to the polls,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Clinton has repeatedly looked in the eyes of the American people and lied to their face in order to hide her unethical and reckless conduct as secretary of state while furthering her own self-interest. If the State Department continues to withhold these emails, Hillary Clinton should demand they be released, or release them herself. Anything less than a full release of these public records before voting begins will only further prove that we have a rigged system that has one set of rules political elites and another for everyone else. Our country cannot afford further erosion of the public’s faith in our institutions because of the unseemly and deep collusion between the Obama Administration and their anointed successor Hillary Clinton.”