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Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, spoke with Nancy Pelosi about the riot at the U.S. Capitol and suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have been receiving updates about the chaos from President Trump, according to Fox News.
Pelosi and Clinton both claimed that they would be interested in observing Trump’s phone records.
“I would love to see his phone records to see if he was talking to Putin the day the insurgents invaded our Capitol,” she said. Clinton asked Pelosi if she believed the country would benefit from a 9/11-commission-type probe to investigate what exactly led up to the deadly riot.
.@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
“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,” Pelosi said. She called those that were at the chaotic event were “Putin’s puppets.”
“So yes, we should have a 9/11 commission and there is strong support in the Congress to do that,” she said.
Byron York said, “There was a House investigation. A Senate investigation. A special prosecutor investigation with the full powers of law enforcement. Obsessive media inquiries. None found what Hillary Clinton wanted to find. So she wants another…”
Clinton called the breach an “invasion” while Congress was “doing the work of Democracy” and certifying an election.
“Removing Trump from office is essential, and I believe he should be impeached,” Clinton said. “Members of Congress who joined him in subverting our democracy should resign, and those who conspired with the domestic terrorists should be expelled immediately. But that alone won’t remove white supremacy and extremism from America.”
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Clinton lost to Trump in 2016 and said it is clear that Trump has a disdain for democracy, but its true depths may never be known. She said the president had “other agendas” while in the White House and hopes that one day it becomes known who exactly the president was “beholden to” and “who pulls his strings.”
Representatives from Pelosi and Clinton did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News.
The suggestion from a former top diplomat that a sitting president could have somehow interacted with a foreign leader during such a trying time in the country’s history is remarkable and perhaps is an example of how divided the parties are in Washington. Trump supporters often tie President-elect Joe Biden to China.