In an interview with New York radio host John Catsimatidis, Republican Rep. Peter King said that Americans running themselves silly over connections between the Trump campaign and Putin should take a look at how deeply his 2016 opponent was entrenched in Russian interests.
“There is probably more evidence of links between Russia and the Clinton campaign than anyone even could imagine between Russia and people involved in the Trump campaign,” said King.
The lawmaker told Catsimatidis that he had not seen “any evidence whatsoever of any collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials.
As for the connections between Clinton and the Russians, the public record is already replete with troubling examples of the would-be first female president enriching herself at the expense of America’s security. In particular, America’s energy future.
In her time as Secretary of State, Hillary signed off on a deal that allowed the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, to purchase a Canadian company whose uranium-mining operation extended into U.S. territory. The deal catapulted the Russians to the global forefront of uranium production and made President Vladimir Putin one of the most powerful uranium suppliers in the world.
That would be all well and good – Hillary wasn’t the only U.S. government official to sign off on the deal – but there have been many reports that show how this deal personally benefitted Hillary and her family.
First, the Canadians who sold the company to Rosatom had deep financial connections to former President Bill Clinton, having been major donors to his charitable organization, the Clinton Foundation. Those donors were responsible for the development and, ultimately, sale of the company known as Uranium One.
Second, those donations didn’t end with the sale of Uranium One. In fact, The New York Times reported last May that the company’s chairman made four donations worth a total of $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation in the years that Russia was acquiring the uranium mining operations. Those contributions were not disclosed publicly, despite the secretary of state’s agreement to reveal any and all donations to the charity while she served under Obama.
And the cherry on top? Bill Clinton accepted $500,000 to deliver a speech in Moscow to a Russian bank with deep ties to the Putin government. The bank just happened to be promoting Uranium One stock at the time Clinton spoke.
Probably just a coincidence…
And, of course, let’s not forget that Hillary was largely credited with the bungled Russian “reset,” which let Putin know that he was dealing with a true fool across the sea.
Hillary Clinton’s desperate attempt to purchase the presidency was ultimately in vain, but her self-serving smear campaign connecting Trump with the Russians continues to do damage to the sitting president. Perhaps the next FBI director will see fit to turn the agency’s investigative eye towards the true traitor and let Trump get back to the business of making America great again.