Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tonight suggested that Saudi Arabia was “buying influence” when it donated to the Clinton Foundation.

Paul told Sean Hannity that it’s “kind of unusual” that a country like Saudi Arabia would give money to the Clinton Foundation.


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“Why would a country that lives with stone-aged barbarism like that, why would they give money to Hillary Clinton or the Clinton Foundation unless they were buying influence?  Why would they give it if Hillary Clinton is supporting opposite policies? The thing is, there are a lot of unsavory characters and when they hand out money – I think, by the millions – you have to wonder why Hillary Clinton would accept it and why, frankly, she wouldn’t return it,” Paul said.

The Kentucky senator also noted that early polling shows that nobody in the Republican Party does better against Hillary Clinton than himself.


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“I think that’s because we’ve tried very hard to pick up independent voters and voters who haven’t been voting Republican and, frankly, that’s how you win elections,” he said.