Hillary: Investigating me is abuse of power - like dictatorship

Bryan Strickland
November 18, 2017

The first is that Clinton played little to no part in this approval process because as secretary of state, she headed an agency that was just one of many involved in the approval process - and even then, it was likely a lower-level staffer who handled the approval. When asked if she was anxious about the prospect of being investigated, she said that she wasn't.

On Tuesday, Smith dedicated a portion of his show to digging into the deal, which was completed in 2010, and the way some conservatives-including lawmakers-are clamoring for the Justice Department to appoint a new special counsel to investigate it.

"The nine department heads all approved the sale of Uranium One", explained Smith.

"If [the Trump administration] sends a signal that we're going to be like some dictatorship ― some authoritarian regime ― where political opponents are going to be unfairly, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have, that we can trust our justice system", she continued.

Hillary Clinton says that if President Donald Trump's threats to prosecute her over the Uranium One deal are fulfilled it will signal America's slide into authoritarianism.

'The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale, ' Smith added.

Allegations have also been made that the approval of the sale of Uranium One benefited major donors to the Clinton Foundation, raising conflict-of-interest questions.

"Get Shepard Smith off of Fox", one Twitter user wrote. Nevertheless, news anchors on Fox have continuously pushed the conspiracy to this day. He and others have pointed to some of the investors in the deal and their ties to former President Bill Clinton and his foundation.

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"Uranium deal to Russian Federation, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn't want to follow!"

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. "A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S.to Russian Federation".

Sean Hannity, another host at Fox News, said that he "vehemently" disagrees with Smith's take, notes The Hill.

Smith's report came as Republican calls for a special counsel to investigate the deal are mounting.

The deal allowed for a Russian company to purchase a Canada-based company that mined uranium in the United States.

Only the president has the power to stop a sale, if any member of the committee objects to it. Clinton, who was secretary of State at the time, was represented on the committee by an assistant secretary, who said she never intervened in the deliberations, reports FactCheck.org.

Many viewers of Mr Smith's programme were outraged by his comments and suggested that he ought to work for CNN or MSNBC.

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