Hillary Clinton Calls for 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Donald Trump’s Ties to Vladimir Putin
Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested on Monday that President Donald Trump may have been “talking to” Russian President Vladimir Putin on January 6th.
Speaking with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on her You and Me Both podcast, Clinton said that Trump’s phone records “the day that insurgents invaded our Capitol” should be investigated, given his sketchy bromance with the Russian leader.
“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. What they all are, I don’t think we yet know,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said.
“I hope historically we will find out who he’s beholden to, who pulls his strings,” she added. “I would love to see his phone records to see whether he was talking to Putin the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol.”
Trump’s “enablers,” “accomplices” and “cult members have the same disregard for democracy,” Clinton said.
Pelosi, meanwhile, alluded to a picture of her reprimanding Trump for proudly toeing Putin’s line.
“With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin,” she told the president.
“I don’t know what Putin has on him politically, financially, or personally, but what happened last week was a gift to Putin because Putin wants to undermine democracy in our country and throughout the world,” the Speaker said.
“These people, unbeknownst to them, are Putin puppets,” she added, referring to the mob of insurrectionists that Trump sicked on the United States Capitol. “They were doing Putin’s business when they did that at the incitement of an insurrection by the president of the United States.”
On Monday evening, Clinton called for the formation of a 9/11-style commission to probe the depths and foundations of Trump’s relationship with Putin.
“@SpeakerPelosi and I agree: Congress needs to establish an investigative body like the 9/11 Commission to determine Trump’s ties to Putin so we can repair the damage to our national security and prevent a puppet from occupying the presidency ever again,” the former first lady wrote on Twitter.
.@SpeakerPelosi and I agree:
Congress needs to establish an investigative body like the 9/11 Commission to determine Trump's ties to Putin so we can repair the damage to our national security and prevent a puppet from occupying the presidency ever again. pic.twitter.com/yR7LQmXm5Z
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 18, 2021