Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused President Trump of making “over-the-top” claims, after he mentioned in a recent interview that her governmental project paid an ex-British spy to produce a file based upon Russian sources that claimed his campaign was colluding with Russia.
Throughout an interview with ABC News, Trump referenced Clinton’s project paying previous British spy Christopher Steele– who was formerly stationed in Russia– to produce the notorious “pee dossier” that reportedly relied on Russian and other foreign sources.
Trump told anchor George Stephanopoulos:
Hillary Clinton conspired with Russia. She had somebody that came out of Russia. They got information from Russia. Excuse me. Hillary Clinton was absolutely included with it. That’s the one– if you talk about collusion with Russia have a look at Christopher Steele, all his contacts with Russia which by the method she spent for, and turned out to be a counterfeit deal, which everyone is now confessing that. No George, all I desire is the fact. All I want is fairness.
He later stated Clinton had “much more to do with Russia than anything relating to our campaign.”
” We had absolutely nothing to do with Russia. Hillary Clinton had far more to do with Russia than anything having to do with our project. It stated really specifically that not only that we didn’t need to do, however we rebuffed them. Now anything pertaining to Russia had absolutely nothing to do with our campaign,” he said.
Clinton reacted on Monday on Twitter.
” On the one hand, the president makes nonstop outlandish claims in his recent @ABC interview about my project and Russia. On the other hand: Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and the whole Mueller report,” she tweeted Monday.
On the one hand, the president makes nonstop over-the-top claims in his recent @ABC interview about my project and Russia. On the other hand: Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and the whole Mueller report.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 17, 2019
Trump is not the only one to point out the hypocrisy of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paying a foreign nationwide to collect dirt on Trump while accusing him of collusion with Russia.
” We had a significant American political party hire a foreign national, Christopher Steele, to collect dirt on an American governmental prospect,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated in a tweet.
As if that was okay enough, the foreign national assembled an unverified dossier that was then used by the FBI to acquire a warrant versus an American resident and surveil an American presidential campaign.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 13, 2019
Home Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) likewise kept in mind how a “Democrat purchased dossier (sourced to Russian representatives)” was “back-channeled” to the Justice Department:
But instead of digging deeper on this– how a false, Democrat acquired dossier (sourced to Russian representatives) was allowed to be back-channeled to our Justice Department, spread out as factual, and after that featured to open an examination– this is where we go.
Provide me a break. https://t.co/DB2fYlDxXE
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) June 13, 2019