Though Clinton’s campaign team said they were not required to include the company on her financial disclosure reports, Republican National Committee Reince Priebus demanded an explanation for the business in a statement issued after the Associated Press story was published.
“The revelation that the Clintons had a secret shell company that went unreported on Hillary Clinton’s financial disclosures further demonstrates they are not giving voters the full picture of their wealth. Clearly, there’s a lot that they don’t want voters to see. Hillary Clinton needs to come forward immediately and explain what this company did, and what her knowledge of it was prior to it being exposed by the media,” Priebus said.
Priebus wasn’t the only Republican who used the story to attack the Clintons. Joe Pounder of the GOP research firm American Rising issued a statement where he referenced Hillary Clinton’s now-infamous comment she was “dead broke” when the family left the White House. He characterized the existence of the company as proof of a pattern the Clintons are eager to obscure the sources of their income.
“The existence of a secret LLC that was used as a ‘pass-through’ for Clinton income is yet another example of the ‘dead broke’ Clintons doing anything to avoid disclosure,” Pounder said.