Video=> Hillary Clinton on New Russian Uranium Deal Reports: Diversion by Trump and Fox News
Defeated 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke with C-SPAN’s BookTV program recently about her campaign memoir, What Happened. Promo clips are being posted by C-SPAN to YouTube including one where Clinton addresses new reports about the controversial Uranium One deal with the Russians approved by her when she was President Barack Obama’s first Secretary of State and while Russians were heavily donating to the Clinton Foundation and paid her husband, former President Bill Clinton, hundreds of thousands of dollars for a speaking engagement.
Clinton was interviewed by C-SPAN’s Steve Scully who asked her about Sean Hannity and President Donald Trump focusing on the Uranium One deal, but neglected to state their interest was the result of new reporting by John Solomon in the Hill and Sara Carter in Circa.
The interview will be shown this Sunday at 2:15 p.m. EDT and 11:15 p.m. EDT on C-SPAN 2.
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Hillary Clinton on BookTV, image via C-SPAN/Twitter.
C-SPAN host Steve Scully: “As you know Sean Hannity on his program has been very critical of the Uranium One deal. The President saying, with regard to Russia, ‘that’s the real story in all of this.’ What would you say to those critics?”
Hillary Clinton: “I would say it’s the same baloney they’ve been peddling for years. And there’s been no, no credible evidence by anyone. In fact it’s been debunked repeatedly and will continue to be debunked. But here’s what they’re doing, and really I have to give them credit, you know Trump and his allies including Fox News are really experts at distraction and diversion. So the closer the investigation about real Russian ties between Trump associates and real Russians, as we heard Jeff Sessions finally admit to, uh, in his testimony the other day, the more they wanna just throw mud on the wall. And I’m their favorite target–and, you know, President Obama–we’re the ones that they always like to put in to the crosshairs. Uh, so, yes, I, I, I’m not surprised but I think the real story is how nervous they are about these continuing investigations.”
(Transcribed by Kristinn Taylor)
Note: Steve Scully’s name has been corrected.