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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hillary sided with Russia on sanctions as Bill pocketed $500G in Moscow

The Russian lawyer who landed a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during last year’s campaign with the promise of dirt on Hillary Clinton had one big thing in common with the Democratic candidate: Both had opposed Russia sanctions targeting human-rights abusers.

Further, former Secretary of State Clinton’s initial opposition coincided with a half-million-dollar speech her husband gave in Moscow – a link her 2016 campaign fought to downplay in the press, according to WikiLeaks-released documents.

Trump White House officials now are trying to draw attention to that speech and the Clintons’ ties to Russia in a bid to counter criticism over Trump Jr.’s now-infamous meeting.

“If you want to talk about having relationships with Russia, I'd look no further than the Clintons,” Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a briefing last week. “Bill Clinton was paid half a million dollars to give a speech to a Russian bank, personally thanked by President Putin.”

The speech is now coming back to haunt the Clintons, considering the company that cut the check was allegedly tied to the scandal that spurred the Global Magnitsky Act, a bill that imposed sanctions on Russians designated as human-rights abusers and eventually would become law in 2012.

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Anonymous said...

We aren't as corrupt as our opponent.
What a spin.

I say this: If colluding with the Russians is what it took to prevent Hillary from becoming POTUS, then I'm glad the Trumps did it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but there is the double standard factor so okay for the democrats. The lame stream media does not want to shed light on this because it makes Hillary look bad. Heaven forbid. It's interesting the raking over the coals the Trump's are getting over "the meeting" but it has taken how long for Wasserman Schultz to finally turn over her laptop? What is she hiding?

Anonymous said...

Bill and Hillary seem to be followed around the globe by an unusually high number of coincidences that net them cash.

Anonymous said...

Russia and the US have been on friendly terms for decades, and we now share the ISS and hitch rides back and forth on each others' rockets, so how again are they the "enemy"?

How is that mutual cooperation and any other talk with them is "collusion"? Don't they have to be an enemy before we can "collude"?