‘Like I Said’: Hillary Clinton Shares 2016 Debate Clip on Trump’s Russian Ties

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Following a weekend of explosive reports on the Trump administration’s ties to Russia, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a video from her debate against then-candidate Trump where she called him a “puppet” for Russia.

“Like I said: A puppet,” she tweeted out Monday with the clip.

The video documents a heated exchange between the two on Trump’s ties to Russia.

“Putin, from everything I see, has no respect for this person,” Trump said, pointing to his opponent.
“Well, that’s because he’d rather have a puppet as president of the United States,” Clinton responds.

“It’s pretty clear you won’t admit that the Russians have engaged in cyber attacks against the United States of America, that you encouraged espionage against our people, that you are willing to spout the Putin line, sign up for his wish list, break up NATO, do whatever he wants to do, and that you continue to get help from him because he has a very clear favorite in this race.”

Watch the video below:

On Friday, the New York Times reported on the FBI investigating Trump’s Russian ties, specifically looking into whether the president intentionally worked with the Russian government against the interests of the United States.

On Saturday, the Washington Post reported that the president hid details of conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin from his own administration officials.

The president has since denied ever working with Russia and claimed his communications with Putin were never hidden.

Clinton relentlessly questioned Trump’s Russian ties during the campaign. Since Trump became president, the questioning has died down but never really ended. The former secretary of state has used Twitter to jab the president for his connection with the adversary government:

Monday’s tweet, however, is the closest to an “I told you so” that the former Democratic nominee has gotten on her social media.

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Phyllis Softa
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Yes, Hillary Clinton has had well deserved “I told you so” moments quite often over the last 2 years. BUT she is not alone on “this Russiar thing.” If you are incapable of listening to a woman or Democrat, White male Republicans also attempted to warn you–Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Lindsey Graham, Adam Kinzinger. Yet when Trump’s action gave you pause, “It doesn’t matter.” https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/01/14/trump-putin-russia-relationship-max-boot-intv-n

WellHungChad
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Nothing says Russian ties like gifts to the Ruskies like 20% of the USA’s uranium reserves sold for a generous gift to the Clinton Foundation!!

WellHungChad
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I’m pretty sure I know who HRC’s team plays for. A gift of 20% of the USA’s uranium assets to the Ruskies does wonders to offset the Faux pas of a misspelled “reset button” gift. Or, her husbands sale of key USA missile defense technology to the Chi-Com’s. If HRC was president 100% of our uranium assets would be sold off to the highest bidder…all proceeds to the Clinton Foundation, of course.

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