Fox News: Now More Evidence of Russia Collusion With Democrats Than Trump
After a week of blockbuster revelations regarding links between Hillary Clinton’s campaign and a dossier aimed at derailing President Donald Trump’s candidacy and between the Clintons and Russia during a 2010 uranium deal with Russia, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said Friday that the Democrat narrative that Trump colluded with Russia has been reversed.
“(T)here is more evidence at this point of Democratic collusion with the Russians than there is of Republican collusion with the Russians,” Wallace said.
Wallace focused on the fact that the Clinton campaign and DNC paid for the dossier, something that was denied until proof emerged this week.
“The fact that Hillary Clinton, or at least her campaign and the DNC, was doing business with a foreign national, a British spy, to get information from the Russians for this dossier certainly blunts the idea, ‘Well, it was the Trump campaign and it was outrageous the Trump campaign was having anything to do with the Russians to maybe affect at the election,’” Wallace told “America’s Newsroom” anchor Sandra Smith.
Wallace then contrasted the news about the Clinton campaign and the DNC with the lack of any evidence developed over months of congressional investigations seeking connections between Trump and Russia.
“This is far more evidence than we’ve ever seen involving President Trump and his campaign that the Democrats were directly involved in trying to get information from the Russians to affect the 2016 campaign,” Wallace said.
He added that emerging news from special counsel Robert Mueller could change the picture, and he also noted that Russia might have been working with anyone it could find.
“(W)e still don’t know about Robert Mueller. … Both things could be true that both sides were trying to get aid from the Russians and it certainly seems true that Russians were playing both sides to try to disrupt the election,” Wallace said.
The week also brought revelations about a 2010 deal which multiple Obama administration officials, including Hillary Clinton, signed off on. The deal gave Russia’s Uranium One company a significant part of the U.S. uranium supply.
Recently unearthed documents show that as the deal was being considered, former President Bill Clinton wanted to meet with Uranium One executives during a 2010 trip to Moscow in which he collected a $500,000 speaking fee.
Further reports have said Russia sought to gain influence with the Clintons in 2009, as the deal with Uranium One was nearing its 2010 approval, by donating about $4 million to the Clinton Foundation.
“(T)his wasn’t simply your typical Clinton back room deal. This was a deal that was reviewed by virtually every senior Obama administration official,” he wrote.
“Why would such a deal go through? Sometimes the easiest explanation is the right one: maybe it was nothing more than a payback to Democrat and Clinton donors. When nothing makes sense in Washington D.C., just follow the money,” he added.
Ryun said the Clinton-Russia connection could be just the tip of a very dirty iceberg.
“While this scandal’s original focus was on Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation, it goes far deeper into a Democratic administration than anyone within the party wants to admit. Which is perhaps why President Obama seemed less than excited about pushing the Trump-Russia collusion narrative,” he wrote.
Ryun continued, “Perhaps in a rare moment of self-recollection and awareness, he realized that eventually the breadth of this story would end up exactly where we are today, with all eyes looking at Obama’s appointees, wondering why they sold America’s national security for the uranium-market equivalent of 30 pieces of silver.”
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