Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and former Democratic presidential nominee, said that the renewed focus on Russian uranium deals, which were approved while she was in the office, is nothing more than debunked baloney. Hillary also thinks that everything that happening is a sign that the Republicans are nervous about the intelligence probe into the alleged Russian meddling with the presidential election, The Hill reports.
“I think the real story is how nervous they are about these continuing investigations,” Hillary said during an interview broadcast on C-SPAN.
According to the previous reports, FBI had gathered solid evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery and extortion before the approval of the sale of a company that controls 20% of America’s uranium to Russia. The Bureau had also identified a Russian spy ’s attempt in 2009 and 2010 to infiltrate Clinton’s inner circle in order to spy on the State Department but was arrested and deported. But, Clinton assessed that the accusations were partisan.
“I would say it’s the same baloney they’ve been peddling for years, and there’s been no credible evidence by anyone. In fact, it’s been debunked repeatedly and will continue to be debunked. But here is what they are doing, and I have to give them credit. Trump and his allies, including Fox News, are really experts at distraction and diversion. So the closer the investigation about real Russian ties between Trump associates and real Russians, as we heard Jeff Sessions finally admit to in his testimony the other day, the more they want to just throw mud on the wall,” she said.
The former secretary of state also stressed that she and former president Barack Obama are the favorite targets.
“I’m their favorite target. Me and President Obama, we are the ones they like to put in the crosshairs,” Clinton said.