President Donald Trump criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s policies on Russia in a series of tweets Monday night, adding, the “Trump Russia story is a hoax.”
“Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech….” Trump tweeted Monday. Nine minutes later, he added: “…money to Bill, the Hillary Russian “reset,” praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax. #MAGA!”
The FBI is currently investigating potential connections between Trump campaign aides and the Russian government, which intelligence officials suspect tried to interfere in the 2016 elections in favor of Trump.
Using some of the same language he used on the campaign trail, Trump in his tweet claimed Clinton allowed uranium to go to Russia while she was secretary of state. His allegations derive from Russia’s nuclear power agency buying a controlling interest in a Toronto-based company, which has mines and mills in the U.S.
Clinton did not have the power to approve or reject the deal. In fact, nine federal agencies had to sign off on the deal, which was then subject to presidential approval.