During his press conference, on Thursday afternoon President Donald Trump bashed the media for not properly covering a 2015 report about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russia. The report suggested that Secretary Clinton allowed 20% of the United States’ Uranium production to be acquired by a Russian company at the same time millions of dollars were flowing to both the Clinton foundation and directly into the pockets of Bill and Hillary.
By the way, it would be great if we could get along with Russia. Just so you understand that. Tomorrow, you will say, “Donald Trump wants to get along with Russia; this is terrible.” It is not terrible.
It is good. We had Hillary Clinton try to do a reset. We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20 percent of the uranium in our country. You know what uranium is, right? It’s this thing called nuclear weapons. And other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium. Including some bad things.
But nobody talks about that. I did not do anything for Russia. I’ve done nothing for Russia. Hillary Clinton gave them 20 percent of our uranium. Hillary Clinton did a reset, remember, with the stupid plastic button that made us all look like a bunch of jerks? Trump said during a press conference.
This deal gave 20% of all uranium production capacity in the United States to the Russian state of this critical resource. The allegation suggests that the deal was made in exchange for $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.
In May 2015, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich was published which was an exposé of alleged Clinton Foundation corruption written by Peter Schweizer. The book suggests that there was a “pay-for-play” scheme between the Clinton family and Russia during the time Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state under Barack Obama’s administration. That scheme involved the transfer of U.S. uranium reserves to the new Russian owners of an international mining operation in exchange for $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.