On Monday night, Sean Hannity opened his show on Fox News by claiming that new developments had emerged that could derail Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. He was referring to the revelation, in the Times, that an upcoming book, “Clinton Cash,” by Peter Schweizer, a conservative speechwriter and author, reportedly alleges that overseas donors to the Clinton Foundation, as well as foreign entities that paid Bill Clinton for speeches, received favors from the State Department while Hillary was in charge.
After briefly discussing the book’s contents, Hannity interviewed Republican Senator and Presidential candidate Rand Paul. “That is the definition of pay-to-play, quid pro quo, is it not?” Hannity asked.
Paul replied, “I’ve been briefed by Peter Schweizer on this book, and the facts are going to be alarming, they are going to be mind-boggling, and I think people are going to read this book and they’re going to say, ‘My goodness … how can this happen in America?’ ”