Those annoying document dumps, courtesy of Russia, just keep gumming up the works for Granny don’t they?
Desperate, and I do mean desperate, for a debate bailout Hillary addressed Russia’s alleged interference in the presidential election by calling her opponent a “puppet” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“It’s pretty clear the Russians have engaged in cyber attacks against the United States of America, that you encouraged espionage against our people, that you are willing to spout the Putin line, sign up for his wish list, break up NATO, do whatever he wants to do and that you continue to get help from him because he has a very clear favorite in this race,” Clinton asserted.
“I don’t know Putin,” Trump said. “He said nice things about me. If we got along well, that would be good. He has no respect for her. He has no respect for our president, and I’ll tell you what—we’re in very serious trouble because we have a country with tremendous numbers of nuclear warheads. From everything I see has no respect for this person.”
"Well, that’s because he'd rather have a puppet for president of the United States and it's pretty clear," Clinton fired back.
"No puppet. You’re the puppet," Trump immediately said.
She squirmed, and noticeably so, at the charge.
WikiLeaks laid bare that the former Secretary of State didn't see Russia as a problem. On May 29, 2013 Granny recounted a meeting with Putin while SOS.
“We talked about a lot of issues that were not the hot-button issues between us, you know, his view on missile defense, which we think is misplaced because, you know, we don’t believe that there will be a threat from Russia.”
Six days later at an annual conference for Goldman Sachs CEOs Clinton chirped, “I would love it if we could continue to build a more positive relationship with Russia.”
Granny and Bubba Clinton, as well as campaign chairman John Podesta, enjoyed a close relationship with Russian interests throughout The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s regime.. Podesta’s emails reveal that he sat on the board of directors and owned 75,000 shares of the Russian-backed Joule Unlimited. He has transferred those shares to an anonymous holding company.
Bubba received a $500K speaking fee from Renaissance Capital, a Russian investment firm, on June 29, 2010, just as the Russians announced their intention of buying Uranium One and with it one-fifth of the U.S. uranium supply.
From The New York Times, a publication loathe to criticize the unindicted felon:
At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.
Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
At the time, both Rosatom [Russian atomic energy agency] and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show.
Remember this hot mic moment from 2012 just before the general election?