Shortly after being relieved of her duties as Secretary of State, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reportedly gave a series of speeches in which she described Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “very interesting conversationalist” who she had gotten to know, including a visit to his “private inner sanctum” to discuss wildlife conservation.
Clinton, who approved a deal granting Russia control of 20 percent of America’s uranium assets, has criticized rival Donald Trump for allegedly wanting to “support Putin.”
In paid remarks to private groups, Clinton boasted of having a personal relationship with Putin, according to excerpts released by the organization Wikileaks this weekend. Democratic operatives, including vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, have neither confirmed nor denied the authenticity of the Wikileaks document.
In a speech to the Jewish United Fund Of Metropolitan Chicago in October 2013, the Wikileaks document cites Clinton as telling a story of bonding with Putin over the conservation of tiger populations.