Fiery McCain: Bernie Voters Could Be Swayed by 'Egregious' Pay-to-Play Allegations
Donald Trump is now calling for an "expedited investigation" by a special prosecutor into pay-to-play accusations involving the Clinton Foundation.
"The Clintons made the State Department into the same kind of pay-to-play operations as the Arkansas government was: pay the Clinton Foundation huge sums of money and throw in some big speaking fees for Bill Clinton and you got to play with the State Department," Trump said at a campaign rally Monday night in Akron, Ohio.
The remarks came after further allegations of donors to the foundation receiving special access to the Clinton-led State Department.
On Outnumbered today, Meghan McCain pointed out the "egregious" allegations involving Clinton's State Department, noting that actor Sean Penn and U2 singer Bono were among the celebrities who sought Clinton's ear.
In 2009, a rep for Bono reportedly emailed Huma Abedin and another Clinton aide about having a "linkup with the International Space Station" during his concerts that year.
"That's a very tall order to be asking the U.S. government. Clearly you have had pay-to-play in the past, you have greased the wheels with the the Clinton Foundation," she said.
McCain said Bernie Sanders supporters could be swayed by these allegations, especially if there's a possible "October surprise" release of more documents by WikiLeaks.
Julie Roginsky, first acknowledging that it's "cynical and depressing," said everyone knows that donors to politicians get "special access."
McCain pushed back, saying "not everyone is like the Clintons" and that there are still many "good people" in politics.
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"Even after this election, I still believe there are a lot of good people left in politics that can't be bribed. ... I am sorry. I am not going to give in to the idea that all politicians are like the Clintons and if you give them enough money, you can literally have access to whatever you want!" she argued.
Watch the full discussion above.