Denis O’Brien named in Trump attack on Hillary Clinton

Denis O’Brien named in Trump attack on Hillary Clinton

Billionaire Irish businessman Denis O’Brien has been named in a Donald Trump attack on Hilliary Clinton, as Trump launched a series of negative statements on the Democratic candidate.

The extensive press release featuring Mr O’Brien - one of a series released by the Trump campaign targeting the Clintons’ links to rich and powerful donors - presents a list of links to media articles detailing Mr O’Brien’s business dealings and his close relationship with the Clintons.

That relationship included a period working together in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there.

No direct quotes from Donald Trump are included in the statement. It references the Moriarty Tribunal which found, after 14 years of investigations, that former communications minister Michael Lowry imparted information to Mr O'Brien that was of benefit to him in securing Ireland's second mobile phone licence.

Denis O’Brien continues to challenge the findings of the Tribunal.

The Clinton Foundation website lists Mr O’Brien and Digicel as contributor in the £10m - $25m bracket for 2016, including a contribution in the second quarter of this year.

Mr O’Brien (pictured below) has made no comment on the Trump campaign statement.

Separately, another Trump campaign statement released as part of the same attack on Hillary Clinton lists 10 foreign governments that have contributed significant sums to the Clinton Foundation.

The Irish Government is fifth on the list, with donations totalling between $5m to $10m between 2001 and June 2016.

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