Failed Trump challenger Hillary Clinton said she would “love” to see the phone records of President Donald Trump and see “whether he was talking to Putin on the day the insurgents invaded our Capitol” on January 6, making the remarks during a bonus episode of her Monday published You and Me Both podcast.
Clinton, one of the key champions of the unfounded myth of Trump-Russia collusion that dominated Trump’s first years as president, expressed her own suspicion that on the day of the protest, Trump may have been in touch with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“We learned a lot about our system of government over the last four years with a president who disdains democracy and, as you have said numerous times, has other agendas,” Clinton said.
“What they all are, I don’t think we yet know. I hope historically we will find out who he’s beholden to, who pulls his strings. I would love to see his phone records to see whether he was talking to Putin the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol,” Clinton continued, also placing blame on Trump’s “enablers,” “accomplices,” and “cult members” — a likely reference to his supporters, whom she famously referred to as “deplorables” during her 2016 campaign:
“Do you think we need a 9/11-type commission to investigate and report everything that they can pull together and explain what happened?” Clinton asked the speaker, who responded, “I do.”
“To your point of who is he beholden to, as I’ve said over and over, as I said to him in that picture with my blue suit as I was leaving, what I was saying to him as I was pointing, rudely, at him: ‘With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin,’” Pelosi told Clinton, referring to the January 6 events as a “gift to Putin” as he “wants to undermine democracy in our country and throughout the world.”
“And these people, unbeknownst to them, maybe, are Putin puppets. They were doing Putin’s business when they did that at the incitement of an insurrection by the president of the United States,” she added.
The investigation led by former special counsel Robert Mueller famously found no proof of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a finding by influential Democrats and establishment media outlets after years of such allegations:
According to Breitbart News, top propagandists of the fake news narrative include CNN, BuzzFeed, the New York Times, Washington Post, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Hillary Clinton.