WASHINGTON: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has alleged that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton received funds from Indian political leaders and institutions in return for supporting the India-US civil nuclear deal.
The Trump campaign has published these allegations in a 35-page booklet, but none of them are new and they have been in the public domain for several years now.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has refuted these allegations several times in the past.
In a statement, the Trump campaign said the information provided in the booklet is an in-depth summary of the top 50 facts about Clinton’s record that were detailed by Trump in a major speech early this week in New York.
Citing a New York Times report, the Trump campaign alleged that as early as 2008, Indian politician Amar Singh had donated between $1,000,001 and $5,000,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
“Singh visited the US in September 2008 to lobby for a deal allowing India to obtain civilian nuclear technology; then-Senator Clinton assured him democrats would not block the deal,” the Trump campaign alleged.
It said in 2008 the Confederation of Indian Industry gave $500,000 to $1 million to the Clinton Foundation.
It also alleged that Indian-American Raj Fernando was appointed to the State Department’s International Security Advisory Board by Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills at her “insistence”.