Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said the legal question on Hillary Clinton's alleged pay-to-play actions in the State Department would come down to whether it was OK to sell her time to special interests as a public servant.
"The question for the court is, and a lawyer, is it legal to sell time as a secretary based on the size of a donation to a private foundation controlled by that secretary of state? That's what she was doing. It's clear she was selling her time," Priebus told Fox News host Megyn Kelly Tuesday night.
The GOP leader said getting around the reluctant Justice Department is the current hold-up. The FBI had recommended an investigation of corruption in the Clinton Foundation, but federal officials did not answer the call. But newly released lists of State meetings Clinton had with donors to her and her husband's nonprofit indicate more than half of donors had private meetings with international leaders and Clinton herself.
Priebus said the evidence is irrefutable, citing Clinton's go-between assistant, Huma Abedin, as another example of how Clinton abused her position as top diplomat in order to make hundreds of millions of dollars.
The FBI will release up to 15,000 unpublished emails that were recovered by the FBI from Clinton's private server in the coming weeks.
Donald Trump told attendees at an Ohio rally Monday that if the Justice Department fails to appoint a special prosecutor for Clinton, "it will make it even clearer that a second of four primary constitutional Departments have been corrupted."