Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said something over the weekend that she may want to take back. She told an interviewer that people should “follow the money” to find evidence of foreign influence over U.S. politics.
During an appearance in Mumbai, India, Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, was asked about relationships between Russian President Vladimir Putin and her opponent, President Donald Trump.
"Trump does have quite an affinity for dictators. He really likes their authoritarian posturing and behavior," she said during the event, The Washington Post reported.
“He does have a pre-existing attitude of favorability toward these dictators, but I think it’s more than that with Putin and Russia,” she added.
In a follow-up question, the event’s host asked Clinton if she believed Putin has something on the president that could be used against him.
“Well, we’ll find out, we’ll find out,” she answered. “Follow the money.”
Two months ago, the Justice Department announced that FBI agents in Little Rock, Arkansas, were looking into pay-to-play allegations involving the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Specifically, they’re checking to see what benefits the foundation may have received from foreign governments in exchange for policy favors that may have been granted them while she served as secretary of state.
In a statement to Fox News, Clinton Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian categorically denied any impropriety.
“Time after time, the Clinton Foundation has been subjected to politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false," Minassian said. "None of this has made us waver in our mission to help people."
Conservative author Peter Schweizer first advanced the issue in his book, “Clinton Cash.” However, publications all along the political spectrum — from The New York Times to The Daily Caller — have called for investigations into the claims.
Former Trump White House deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka said, "It's only an abuse of power if she thinks that having the last name Clinton means that she is above the law."
He said that she’s not, and turned special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian influence around to target the Clintons.
“Follow the money”? Clinton may want to re-think that response.
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