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    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus said that all of the Clinton Foundation foreign money should never have been accepted and needs to be returned.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Clinton Foundation needs to return every dollar it received in foreign donations, the Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus said in a Twitter message on Tuesday.

    "All of the Clinton Foundation foreign money should never have been accepted and needs to be returned today," Priebus stated.

    ​The RNC chairman also said he supported Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s call for a special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate the Clinton Foundation.

    The Foundation has come under severe scrutiny for donations it accepted from foreign governments and entities during Hillary Clinton's tenure as US secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

    The State Department said last week it was not aware of any actions taken by Hillary Clinton that were influenced by the Clinton Foundation.

    Clinton stepped down from the Foundation's board in April 2015 when she decided to run for US president.

    In May 2015, former US President Bill Clinton said the non-profit foundation previously accepted between $10 and $25 million from Saudi Arabia, but now only accepts donations from six western countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

    Last week, the Clinton campaign noted the charity would stop accepting corporate and foreign donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president in November.

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    2016 US Presidential Run, Clinton Foundation, Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus, Hillary Clinton, United States
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