Huckabee Sanders: If You Want to Talk Russian Relationships, ‘Look No Further Than the Clintons’


Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced more questions about Donald Trump Jr.‘s meeting with a Russian lawyer today, and at one point she invoked the Clintons.

CBS’ Major Garrett asked her, “Can you explain to us why there is this plague of amnesia that affects all these people associated with the campaign and one country and one country only?”

Huckabee Sanders said this in response:

“Look, I think if you want to talk about having relationships with Russia, I’d look no further than the Clintons. Bill Clinton was paid half a million dollars to give a speech to a Russian bank, personally thanked by President Putin. Hillary Clinton allowed one-fifth of America’s uranium reserve to be sold to a Russian firm whose investors were Clinton Foundation donors. The Clinton campaign chairman’s brother lobbied against sanctions on Russia’s largest bank and failed to report it. I think if we’re looking at Russia relations with anybody, it would be directly with the Clintons.”

President Trump himself has previously asked why no one’s looking into the Clintons:

Garrett again pressed her on this “plague of amnesia” where people like Trump Jr. keep forgetting to disclose these meetings. Huckabee Sanders said the White House tries “to give you the most accurate account that we have” and said they’ve offered “to be as transparent as possible” with all the investigations.

Listen above, via CNN.

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