In advance of a meeting with Gov. Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump said Thursday that “the real Russia story” is about reports that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama allowed Russia to gain control of much of America’s supply of uranium.
“That’s your real Russia story, not a story where they talk about collusion, and there was none,” the president told media at the White House. “Your real Russia story is uranium, and how they got all that uranium, a vast percentage of what we have.” “If the mainstream media would cover the uranium scandal, and that Russia has 20 percent of the uranium, for whatever reason, and a lot of people understand what those reasons may be, I think that’s your Russia story,” Trump said.
“The problem is that the mainstream media does not want to cover that story, because that affects people that they protect. It’s a disgrace that he fake news won’t cover it. It’s so sad.”
News broke on Wednesday that the FBI investigated Russian officials who engaged in bribery, extortion, and kickbacks before a 2010 deal that Obama and Clinton approved, thereby giving Russia control of more uranium.
Senators and House members are calling for an investigation into how the State Department approved the sale. In a tweet on Thursday, Trump made mention of the millions that Russian sources paid to the Clinton foundation around the time of the uranium sale.
.@foxandfriends "Russia sent millions to Clinton Foundation"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2017