BREAKING: Trump Demands Investigation of Clintons’ Russia Ties
In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump this week called on lawmakers with the House Intelligence Committee to investigate the connections between Bill and Hillary Clinton and the nation of Russia.
Trump made the remarks as the House Intelligence Committee investigates whatever ties, if any, existed between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech money to Bill, the Hillary Russian ‘reset,’ praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company,” Trump tweeted. “Trump Russia story is a hoax. #MAGA!”
The president was referring to several shady links involving the Clinton family and its satellites regarding Russia.
Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017
In terms of the “big uranium” remark, Trump appears to be referring to Uranium One, a Canadian company whose investors donated millions to the Clinton Foundation. According to Breitbart, Hillary Clinton’s State Department would later approve a sale of a majority stake in Uranium One to Rosatom, Russia’s state energy company.
The New York Times also reported in 2015 that right after Rosatom announced its intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, former President Bill Clinton was given $500,000 to give a speech in Moscow from a Kremlin-linked Russian investment bank. That bank was also promoting Uranium One stock.
As for the Podesta reference, that comes from the recent revelation that Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta has considerable ties to (and stock in) a Putin-linked Russian company that he did not disclose during the campaign.
Now, of course, one of the reasons these deals haven’t been investigated is that the House Intelligence Committee — or any committee, for that matter — isn’t terribly interested in election losers. However, it’s worth pointing out that, while we look at Trump’s Russia ties with a fine-tooth comb, almost no investigation has been done on the Clintons’ Russia ties.
That might be about to change.