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Pence: Trump Was Making Serious Point About Obama and ISIS

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By    |   Sunday, 14 Aug 2016 10:18 AM

The latest emails released from Hillary Clinton's servers point even more to Washington's "pay to play politics," and the American people have the right to know what's going on, GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Sunday.

"The new e-mails made public just in the last week seem to make a direct connection between favors done by State Department officials and major foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation," the Indiana governor told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. "I think people of this country are tired of the pay to play politics in Washington, D.C. I promise you, when Donald Trump and I arrive at the White House, we're going to bring all of that to an end."

This past week, the Washington-based oversight group Judicial Watch, released a new batch of emails that show there were contacts between close Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin and donors to the Clinton Foundation and to other political campaigns.

The FBI has said there should be an investigation into the connections, but the Department of Justice has shut that down, and Pence said the matter merits further investigation.

Pence also discussed the controversy surrounding Trump's contention last week that President Barack Obama and Clinton were the "founders" of ISIS, which the GOP nominee later in the week claimed was a sarcastic statement.

The governor, though, said he believes Trump was being serious and making an important point, in that Obama and Clinton's policies created a "vacuum within Iraq in which ISIS was able to arise."

Trump, he continued, "has a way of talking that gets people's attention. It's drawn attention to an important issue."

Trump in recent weeks has said he was being sarcastic after being criticized over other controversial statements, including his call for Second Amendment supporters to stop Clinton from appointing liberal Supreme Court justices, but Pence said he does not think that is "getting old."

"[He] made his way through a competitive primary because he spoke not like your typical politician but plainly like an everyday American," said Pence.

Trump plans on Monday to make a major speech in Ohio about his plans to combat radical Islamic terrorism, Pence said.

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