Friend: Clinton Foundation Scandal Shows Need For More Aggressive Justice System

Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is unnerved by the controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Friend found the recent New York Times story regarding Russian acquisition of uranium and the lack of accountability for top elected officials violating the law most troubling.

“On the uranium side of this story, it is very troubling that, as Russia reasserts itself as an international power, it also seeks to control more and more uranium, which can be used or sold to other nations seeking nuclear technology. This also threatens our energy sector as the cost of nuclear power may rise,” Friend said.

“As for the ethics, or lack thereof, large-scale abuses of the public trust will continue to create scandals like this until our justice system begins prosecuting those in power for these transgressions,” Friend said. “The problems we see at the state level in Albany are what we see on the federal level. The justice system, rightfully so, continues to prosecute on minor offenses, while the major ones go unmitigated.”