AUSTIN — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will call for a special prosecutor to investigate influence-peddling allegations at the Clinton Foundation during his Texas appearances, top aides said Tuesday.
Trump is in Texas for fundraisers in Fort Worth and Austin, where he will tape a two-part town hall broadcast with Fox News’ Sean Hannity and hold a public rally.
In a just-released statement, Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications adviser, said he will use the Austin rally “to draw additional national attention to his call for border security as well as the need for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s bought and paid for State Department.”
Trump and other Republicans have blasted that as a conflict of interest, and have called the foundation to be shut down. While Hillary Clinton has defended the donations and insisted nothing untoward occurred, former President Bill Clinton said Monday the foundation will stop accepting donations to avoid further questions.
“Today Mr. Trump is in Texas for two large fundraisers and then he will be taping an important town hall on border security and crimes committed by illegal aliens that will air nationally over two nights on Fox News’ Hannity,” Miller said.
Polls have shown that border security is a top issue among Republican voters in Texas, where Trump’s message is likely to resonate.