Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said that there are more ties between Clinton and Russia than there are between Trump and Russia, so the Russia scandal, according to King, is really about Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump.
The Hill reported:
I am not aware of any evidence whatsoever of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia or between Russia and the Trump campaign,” the lawmaker said in an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on New York’s AM 970.
“There is probably more evidence of links between Russia and the Clinton campaign than anyone even could imagine between Russia and people involved in the Trump campaign,” he added.
King’s statement was absurdly false. According to The Washington Post, there are no less than 18 members of Team Trump who have connections to Russia.
The entire Republican case that Clinton is more connected to Russia than Trump was laid out during an April 2017 White House briefing by Sean Spicer, “When you talk about the other side, you look at what the Obama administration’s connections were. You have a secretary of state that was selling a fifth of our country’s uranium. You have a Clinton Foundation concern with some of the donations they got. You’ve got the former president, her husband, giving paid speeches, getting a personal call from Vladimir Putin. You’ve got a stated goal of that administration, of Secretary Clinton to have a reset to ‘strengthen Russia.’”
On one side, we have eighteen people with proven financial ties to Russia. On the other, we have some conspiracy theories and zero evidence.
Republicans are trying to make Trump’s Russia scandal Clinton’s, as they are pulling out all of the stops to try to squeeze every last second out of Trump before his administration goes down in flames.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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