Joy Reid just reclaimed her time on national television.
The “AM Joy” host refused to allow the Washington
Examiner’s Jen Kerns to perpetuate unfounded claims that
Hillary Clinton helped to sell uranium to Russia. President
Donald Trump pushed
the story on Twitter that Clinton helped to seal the 2010
Uranium One deal that sold a portion of the Canadian company to
a JSC ARMZ, the mining arm of a Russian nuclear energy
Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama
Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake
Media doesn’t want to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
October 19, 2017
The truth behind the deal is much more complex than
what Trump has tweeted.
Uranium One was a Canadian company with mining operations in
the United States, and the sale of those mines had to be
approved by a nine-member committee in Congress. The Committee
on Foreign Investment in the United States had to unanimously
agree to the deal and if the sale was to be stopped, it would
have to come from then-president Barack Obama.
Years later, a New York Times
report revealed that the Clinton Foundation received
donations from Uranium One investors during the proposed sale,
When Kerns tried to blame Clinton on air Sunday morning, Reid
refused to let the claim go unchallenged.
“We’re not going to get derailed, but I want to ask you a few
fact-based questions,” Reid said on the show.
Take a look:
Reid continually peppers Kerns with questions about the deal,
leading Kerns to admit Clinton had no direct involvement in the
deal being approved and that the foundation donor had sold his
shares in the company prior to giving money to the Clinton
″So what you’re talking about is a deal that nine members of
CFIUS approved unanimously,” Reid said on the show. “None of
them was Hillary Clinton. You have a donor who separately gave
Hillary Clinton donations at a time when she was not Secretary
of State. The two things cross in the night, they have no
relation to each other.”
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