JONATHAN TURLEY: I don’t think anyone can objectively look at the Associated Press report and not believe that there is a serious problem here. I mean, you have a great number of people that have business with the State Department giving money to the foundation, some pretty [disreputable] people doing so, and gaining what appears to be special access. And then you have this revolving door, or dual role in one case, of someone who might have been employed by the foundation and State Department at the same time, which, by the way, is colossally stupid, to have anyone in that role. But all of that creates a foundation for these allegations of, to — whether you have a pay to play scenario, and I think that it deserves investigation.
You would have some serious conflicts there, if in fact the next president is Hillary Clinton. That would tend to favor a special counsel. But more importantly, any investigation into the foundation, and people at the FBI clearly indicated that they wanted to investigate aspects of the foundation, but any investigation is going to involve high-ranking officials, and also foreign interests that are very important to the United States. I think the appearance alone says that the public interest would be served with the appointment of a special counsel.
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