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The Clinton Scandals
#71
Here is one Clinton scandal that has at least some uncomfortable elements, although not a full blown scandel:

Quote:Within a few days, both Brazile and Warren walked their statements all the way back. Brazile now says she found “no evidence” the primary was rigged. Warren now says that though there was “some bias” within the DNC, “the overall 2016 primary process was fair.” I have spent much of the past week trying to untangle this story, interviewing people on all sides of the primary and in a variety of positions at the DNC.

The core facts are straightforward: As Barack Obama’s presidency drew to a close, the DNC was deep in debt. In return for a bailout, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave Hillary Clinton’s campaign more potential control over its operations and hiring decisions than was either ethical or wise.

But those operations were mostly irrelevant to the primary and couldn’t have been used to rig the process even if anyone had wanted to use them that way; the primary schedule, debate schedule, and rules were set well in advance of these agreements. “I found nothing to say they were gaming the primary system,” Brazile told me. And while that contradicts the more sensational language she used in her book, it fits the facts she laid out both in her original piece and since.
Was the Democratic primary rigged? - Vox
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#72
Sigh. Even according to a Fox News anchor, there isn't much "there there" but Judge Judy tears into Jeff Sessions for not (yet) opening an inquiry into Hillary and selling uranium to Russia, with the President an enthusiast.

Quote:During a private meeting with President Trump, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro reportedly tore into Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his refusal thus far to appoint a special prosecutor to probe former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the Uranium One deal.  The New York Times reported Tuesday that Pirro met with Trump early this month, during which she "excoriated" the attorney general for not investigating Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent in the 2016 presidential race. The report follows weeks of critical coverage on Pirro's show, "Justice with Judge Jeanine," and elsewhere on Fox, of the 2016 deal that allowed a Russian nuclear agency to purchase Uranium One, a Canadian company that owns access to uranium in the U.S.
Fox News host tore into Sessions in private meeting with Trump: report | TheHill

Quote:Here’s the accusation: Nine people involved in the deal made donations to the Clinton Foundation totaling more than $140 million,” Smith said. “In exchange, Secretary of State [Hillary] Clinton approved the sale to the Russians — a quid pro quo.” “The accusation [was] first made by Peter Schweizer, the senior editor at large of the website Breitbart, in his 2015 book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ ” Smith continued. “The next year, candidate Donald Trump cited the accusation as an example of Clinton corruption.” Smith then played a clip from a June 2016 speech Trump gave in New York City in which he repeated the claim. “Hillary Clinton’s State Department approved the transfer of 20 percent of America’s uranium holdings to Russia, while nine investors in the deal funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation,” Trump said in the speech.

Smith called the statement "inaccurate in a number of ways." "The Clinton State Department had no power to approve or veto that transaction. It could do neither," the Fox News host noted. Smith then laid out the approval process for the sale, which involves a nine-person committee made up of the heads of federal agencies, and noted that no one person could approve or veto the deal — only former President Obama could do either. The Fox News anchor also detailed Trump’s claim that the Clinton Foundation received money after the deal was completed. “Here, the timing is inaccurate,” Smith said, noting that the source of the majority of the donations, Frank Giustra, said he sold his stake in the uranium company before the company was sold and before Clinton became secretary of State.

“The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale,” Smith said. “She did not. A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S. to Russia. That is Uranium One.” Trump has repeatedly called on the Justice Department to investigate Clinton, saying earlier this month that he was “very unhappy” that federal officials were not investigating her. "Hopefully they are doing something," Trump said of the Justice Department probing Clinton during a radio interview with host Larry O'Connor on Washington's WMAL. "At some point maybe we're going to all have it out."
Fox News's Shepard Smith hits Trump for 'inaccurate' claims on Uranium One deal | TheHill

Really, there is no there, there.. a big nothingburger. They can't even export the uranium to Russia.
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