As the Russia investigation has heated up, Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have increasingly clung to the discredited Uranium One “Scandal” as a means of changing the subject to their favorite target, Hillary Clinton.
But the controversy is completely baseless – and Fox News’s own Shepard Smith gave a lengthy explanation why:
Fox’s Shep Smith takes apart the Uranium One conspiracy his Fox News colleagues have been relentlessly hyping pic.
Second, as Smith said, “The Clinton State Department had no power to approve or veto that transaction.” Clinton sat on a board called the Committee on Foreign Investments, which includes nine government department heads and advises the president on foreign transactions with national security.
“The nine department heads all approved the sale of Uranium One,” Smith noted.
Essentially, the Uranium One “Scandal” posits that Clinton was bribed to use or not use a power she did not even have.
As for the claim that investors had donated to the Clinton Foundation, that doesn’t hold water, either.Join The Conversation