"I wonder why?" Trump asked, albeit without directly accusing rival candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of any impropriety.
Instead, Trump said the Ericsson connection is but one example of corruption when Clinton served as the top US diplomat from 2009 to 2013.
"No issue better illustrates how corrupt my opponent is than her pay-for-play scandals as secretary of state," Trump said.
According to Trump, in June 2011, the State Department began compiling a list of items to be included in a list of proposed anti-terror sanctions against Iran — the period in which Bill Clinton received the speaking fee.
In April of the following year, President Barack Obama issued an executive order banning telecom equipment sales to Syria and Iran, exempting Ericsson’s work in Iran, Trump noted.
Hillary Clinton has denied any connection between her work as secretary of state and US government policies that ultimately benefitted big-ticket donors connected to her family’s foundation.