As new details continue to emerge regarding Hillary Clinton’s private e-mails, it appears that the entire media got it wrong. Despite blaming the Russians for her presidential defeat in 2016, new details indicate she was much closer to them than anyone would ever think.
Hillary Clinton had invited Vladimir Putin to one of her Clinton Foundation events, something that would have resulted in a tremendous scandal if Trump had done it. Despite blaming Trump for supposedly colluding with Russia, it appears that Clinton has a much cozier relationship with the Kremlin than she would Americans to know, according to the Daily Wire.
Amitabh Desai, director of foreign policy for the Clinton Foundation, sent dozens of invitations to world leaders for a gala held after Clinton became Secretary of State. Most notably, the invites included then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev.
Having occurred just two months into her term as Secretary of State, Clinton’s foundation invited 200 other leaders (some equally controversial) to attend an event at the same time she was attempting a diplomatic “reset” with Moscow.
These details portray a vastly different relationship with the Kremlin than the current situation in which Russia has become the supposed boogeyman to blame for Clinton’s electoral defeat. As the media endlessly covered the supposed details regarding Russian interference and hacking, few outlets are covering this particular revelation.
Judicial Watch, which first covered the e-mail, provides further details that showed a conflict of interest. Attendees included dignitaries from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and others, all donating several million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. According to the Washington Post, over half of those who donated more than $5 million were foreign donors.
It’s not possible for a government official to truly remain an advocate for the public’s best interest when receiving millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments.
In fact, Vladimir Putin likely would have preferred Hillary Clinton to win in 2016, considering their previous relationship – sentiments that Trump mentioned as well.
In truth, Clinton’s past with the Kremlin is much more intimate than she would like to let on. As Secretary of State, she approved a deal that transferred 20 percent of US uranium reserves to Russia – a decision that resulted in a $145 million donation to her foundation.
In another instance, she received a $2.35 million donation from the head of the Russian uranium company, Uranium One. The real problem, however, was that Clinton tried to keep these details secret from the public.
“Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well,” reported the New York Times.
Expecting a fair degree of reporting regarding this issue is not a realistic expectation from the mainstream media. As game-changing as these details are to the reality of the Clinton family, this information would undermine any illusion of a Trump-Russia collusion that still remains in the minds of American people.