President Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry from House Democrats under the leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The foundation of this impeachment inquiry is a series of calls between Ukrainian leadership and President Trump. A whistleblower has accused the president of withholding military aid from Ukraine in return for dirt on 2020 candidate Joe Biden regarding business dealings with his son, Hunter Biden.
Clinton, meanwhile, has been on a book tour celebrating the pending release of a new book by her and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton.
During a speech at Georgetown University on Friday, Clinton discussed her thoughts on Trump’s impeachment battle for the first time publically.
She claimed Trump has turned U.S. foreign policy into a “cheap extortion racket.”
Watch Clinton’s remarks below:
“We all know that [Pelosi] has just announced the opening of an impeachment inquiry into the president on the basis of evidence that he betrayed his oath of office to uphold the Constitution and protect and defend our country. He has turned American diplomacy into a cheap extortion racket. He has denigrated and — let’s be honest — stabbed in the back the career foreign service officers who serve bravely and selflessly, no matter the politics of the administration that they are working under. And now they are caught in the crossfire.”
Clinton went onto say that Americans have always “known” that Trump was a “corrupt businessman who cheated people,” but noted that this time is different because it is coming from the office of the president.
“Now we know that in the course of his duties as president, he’s endangered us all by putting his personal and political interests ahead of the interests of the Ameican people,” said Clinton.
This is not the first harsh comment she’s had for the president this week. As IJR previously reported, Clinton claimed losing to Trump was like losing to a “corrupt, human tornado.”
While Clinton had a lot to say about the allegations against President Trump, she has faced corruptions allegations related to foreign policy herself, including the roles she played in the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, and her Uranium One deal with Russia.